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
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
The NYPD is quietly prepping for a potential ISIS assault in Manhattan http://t.co/tbhTKBHyml pic.twitter.com/O5sS8lbySH — New York Post (@nypost) March 4, 2015
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
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 › ]
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
The man accused of shooting two NYPD cops after robbing a Bronx bodega was indicted Tuesday on attempted murder charges.
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.
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
The NYPD has arrested a suspect they believe beat transgender woman Islan Nettles to death in Harlem in August 2013. [ more › ]
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 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
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.
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...
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 › ]
“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 […]
LIFE IN THE DEBLASIO ERA: Murders up 20% in 2015 in year-to-year comparison, NYPD says.
Vigilant Solutions' 2.2B record license plate reader database hits Big Apple.
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 › ]
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