In the past 11 years, the NYPD spent more than one million hours making more than 400,000 arrests for low-level marijuana possession, a new report has found. The report raises questions about the use of police resources, which could likely be better spent addressing serious crimes in the high-crime neighborhoods where many marijuana arrests occur.Read more »
He says he put his life on the line to stop a killer — and claims cops sat back and watched. But city lawyers are arguing that the police had no legal duty to protect Joseph Lozito, the Long Island dad stabbed seven times trying to subdue madman Maksim Gelman — a courtroom maneuver the subway hero calls “disgraceful.” A judge is currently deciding whether Lozito, who sued the city last year for failing to prevent the attack, will get his day in court.Read more »
After being accused of taking $5 from another student, a 7-year-old Bronx boy was pulled out of his classroom and questioned for more than 10 hours by the NYPD. According to a $250 million claim, police handcuffed and held Wilson Reyes.Read more »
Article on The Nation.com about a NY man's standing up to the NYPDs Stop & Frisk policy.Read more »
In George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, the government of Oceania maintained total surveillance of its citizens via the telescreen, a television installed in virtually every room and on every street corner that could be turned down, but never turned off.
It offered round-the-clock programming aimed at instilling patriotism in the masses, but it also included a camera that gave no clue whether it was active or not.
You watched the TV, but it was also watching you.Read more »
The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the country. As evidence of the NYPD's excellence, the department, its allies and the media have repeatedly said the department has thwarted or helped thwart 14 terrorist plots against New York since Sept 11.Read more »
The NYPD may enforce the law, but they're also a law unto themselves.
News that an officer karate chopped a supreme court judge is in the headlines, but what about the other countless incidents?Read more »
What he tried to do was hang LED lights in I Love NY plastic bags on wires attached to trees and lampposts, all to convey a message to the people of Williamsburg.Read more »
NYPD admit to spying on muslim students at 16 universities.Read more »
Counter-terror measures to be used only in a 'very extreme situation,' commissioner saysRead more »
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