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High-Ranking Counterterrorism Cop Sued For Randomly Arresting Protester

48 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Three years ago, a small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters stood in Zuccotti Park shortly after midnight and watched the NYPD handcuff eight demonstrators for no apparent reason. None of the arresting officers would tell us why the protesters were being singled out, but that night NYPD Inspector Salvatore DiPace, Jr. Show More Summary

NYC buying nationwide car surveillance database

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The NYPD is paying $442,500 for a three-year subscription to Vigilant Solutions' database of 2.2 billion licence plate images of cars across America, according to Ars Technica. Read the rest

NYPD preparing for possible ISIS attack

The NYPD is quietly prepping for a potential ISIS assault in Manhattan — New York Post (@nypost) March 4, 2015

‘Marijuana Responsible For Increase In Murders’ – NYPD Commissioner Blames Weed For Escalation Of Crime In City

New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton has blamed marijuana for the rise in crime in the city. Its official – murders are up nearly 17% from last year. Similarly, shootings have increased by 23%. NYPD Commissioner BillShow More Summary

Auxiliary Cops Arrested For Handcuffing And Robbing Delivery Man In East Harlem

The NYPD announced a couple of surprising arrests last night: Two NYPD auxiliary officers were busted for allegedly robbing a food delivery man in a Manhattan building. [ more › ]

NYC’s gravity-knife law, cont’d

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Carsten Vogel had been a vociferous defender of New York City police practices against critics. That all began to change one afternoon at the Nostrand Ave. station for the A train, “when he was approached by an NYPD officer, who asked...Show More Summary

Accused Bronx cop shooter indicted for attempted murder

The man accused of shooting two NYPD cops after robbing a Bronx bodega was indicted Tuesday on attempted murder charges.

NYPD Commissioner Links Legalized Pot to Rise in Shootings

16 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Shootings in New York City have gone up 17 percent in the past year, and according to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, marijuana legalization is partly to blame.

Company Asks Cops to Keep Use of License Plate Trackers Secret

The NYPD may soon become the latest police department to begin paying private license plate tracking corporation Vigilant Solutions for access to the company’s nationwide location database, according to a report in the New York Daily News and documents unearthed by Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar. Show More Summary

Man Arrested In Fatal Beating Of Transgender Woman Islan Nettles

The NYPD has arrested a suspect they believe beat transgender woman Islan Nettles to death in Harlem in August 2013. [ more › ]

NYPD Commissioner: Marijuana Causing Increase In Murders

Murders are up nearly 17% from last year [PDF], shootings have increased by 23%, and the marijuana trade is to blame, according to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. "In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with an '80s and '90s with heroin and cocaine," Bratton told reporters yesterday. Show More Summary

NYPD Commissioner Bratton Acknowledges Marijuana Prohibition Responsible for Increased Shootings

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton gave a press conference yesterday on the rising number of shootings in New York City. Shootings in NYC increased 17 percent this year over the same time period in 2014. So to what should we attribute the...Show More Summary

Larry Wilmore Asks Bill de Blasio: How’s Your ‘Beef’ with NYPD?

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore decided to forego his regular panel segments last night to conduct his first one-on-one interview with Mayor Bill de Blasio. The extended discussion included questions from "real New Yorkers" about issues like income inequality and homelessness before ultimately arriving at the mayor's "beef" with the NYPD.

If We Want to Stop Weed-Related Murders, We Should Legalize Weed

Murders are up in New York. Why? According to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, it's because of drug dealers getting violent over "marijuana, a seemingly innocent drug that is being legalized around the country." That's all the more reason to legalize it here in New York, too. Read more...

Watch De Blasio Discuss NYPD Beef—And #TheDress—On The Nightly Show

Last night, Mayor Bill de Blasio made his debut on The Nightly Show, where he happily allowed host Larry Wilmore to clown him. In his opening remarks, Wilmore told the audience, "De Blasio is fighting to save New York City’s middle class—all twelve of them. We’ll also discuss the mayor’s relationship with the NYPD, which has more beef than a New York City hot dog." [ more › ]

Should The NYPD Be Deciding When Busking Counts As Art And When As Begging?

“Recently, a busking video went viral. In it a police officer, armed with a gun and club, passed judgment on a busker, who protested by reading out the law covering art in public. He got a loitering charge. Boos are bad, hisses worse and an audience unsatisfied enough to pelt is humiliating. But a criminal […]

Video: Cop Cocks Shotgun & Asks Protesters, "Are You Scared?"

     The NYPD recently decided against policing protests with machine guns, but it looks like the Port Authority police aren't ready to put down their shotguns. [ more › ]

Safety Beyond Policing: A New Campaign Slams NYC Plan for More Cops

Members of a campaign called Safety Beyond Policing, at City Hall on Thursday denounced City Council's plan to put $97 million towards increasing the NYPD headcount by 1000 officers. The NYPD currently has approximately 34,500 uniformed personnel. Show More Summary

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