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Former NYPD Chief Bernard Kerik Discusses Ferguson, Police Militarization, and Clemency

30 minutes agoNews : Reason

"Any time a police department can get [military] equipment for the department, they're going to try and do that," says Bernard Kerik, the former New York Police Department Commissioner and one-time nominee to be secretary of Homeland...Show More Summary

Religious and city officials meet in wake of Eric Garner’s death

Wednesday's gathering included Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Mayor de Blasio and top NYPD officials to discuss Garner's death.

Video Points To NYPD Cover-Up After Cop Fatally Ran Over Pedestrian

Newly released video from NYC Housing Authority security cameras in Queensbridge appears to show that the NYPD is lying about a fatal crash that killed a Japanese student last year and may have tried to cover-up the incident by discarding further video evidence. Show More Summary

WAR ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Man arrested, strip-searched after photographing NYPD wins $125,000. “The sett…

WAR ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Man arrested, strip-searched after photographing NYPD wins $125,000. “The settlement, first reported Monday by the Daily News, comes weeks after the NYPD reminded its officers that it was legal to peacefully record police activity. That department-wide memo followed the videotaped NYPD arrest of a man who died after being subdued by a [...]

New York Cops Know People Have a Right to Record Them; They Just Don't Care

3 hours agoNews : Reason

Two weeks ago he NYPD sent officers a memo reminding them that "members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions." In fact, "intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person...Show More Summary

Photos: Are Subway Yoga Enthusiasts The New Subway Acrobats?

The NYPD's crackdown on subway breakdancers has been going steadily all year, with over 240 subway acrobats arrested so far in 2014 (as opposed to the less than 40 similar arrests in all of last year). But nature abhors a vacuum, and...Show More Summary

NYPD Settles Case In Which It Arrested Guy For Recording Stop And Frisk, Pays $125,000

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In yet another case in which police illegal arrested someone for filming the police, the police have been forced to pay up. Unlike the big Simon Glik case, it appears that the NYPD (under new management!) decided to do its best to settle the case and get it off the books. Show More Summary

Times Square costumed characters protest NYPD

6 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

New group speaks up on behalf of Times Square costumed characters' right to make a living

NYPD: This Gunman Aimed At Bicyclist And Nearly Shot A Cop

Police are searching for the person who fired a gun numerous times in Brooklyn and nearly hit a cop on Monday afternoon. [ more › ]

NYPD Officers Could Face Charges In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

New York Police Department officers could face charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said Tuesday. Donovan said his investigation found sufficient evidence to move forward with grand jury proceedings. “With a full appreciation that no person is above the law, nor beneath its protection, I assure the [...]

NYPD Chokehold Death Will Go To Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

18 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground.

Judge tells gov't to 'put up or shut up' in Bernie Kerik case

A federal judge told the government what to do if it wants to punish former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik for exposing the once secret relationship between the U.S.

Costumed characters of Times Square protest NYPD

Costumed characters in Times Square took off their masks to protest what they call a “hostile move” by New York police telling tourists they don’t have to tip for photos.

New York Police Department Says Religious Headwear Is Not Suitable For Its Officers; Protests Ensue

Via the New York Daily News, with minor alterations on my part:A group representing the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is accusing the NYPD of religious discrimination. Pastafarians, speaking from their Manhattan headquarters,...Show More Summary

NYPD Top Cop: Kids Might Become Vandals if They See Graffiti in Museum

yesterdayNews : Reason

The Museum of the City of New York has a rich exhibit on "the golden age of New York graffiti" but one man isn't happy at all about the display. New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner William Bratton is downright furious hat pieces lauded as comparable to "Ali Baba's cave of secret art reasures" is being shown to the public... Show More Summary

NYPD "chokehold arrest" to go to grand jury

yesterdayNews / Crime : Crimesider

The grand jury will determine whether charges are warranted in the homicide of Eric Garner, who died after being put in an apparent chokehold by an NYPD officer during an arrest

Doctor Jumps To Death From Top Of NYU Dorm

A 26-year-old recent NYU medical school graduate jumped off the roof of his former NYU residence hall yesterday afternoon, according to the NYPD. He plunged 26 stories before landing in the dorm's parking lot, and was pronounced dead at the scene. [ more › ]

Staten Island DA Calls Grand Jury In Eric Garner's Death During Police Arrest

A month after an NYPD officer administered a prohibited chokehold that killed a Staten Island man, District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced that he would summon a grand jury. [ more › ]

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