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New York City Council overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s vetoes, passes bills to rein in aggressive policing

By Erin Durkin The City Council’s election-year confrontation with Mayor Bloomberg over the NYPD reached a climax Thursday with two votes to rein in overly aggressive policing. The Council voted 34-15 for a bill that would give people more options … Continue reading

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Memo to police: No, you’re not making us feel safe!

By Brittney Cooper Since a federal judge ruled last week that the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk techniques was unconstitutional, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Ray Kelly have staunchly defended this law enforcement tactic, continuing to credit the practice with … Continue reading

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NYPD Agrees To Purge Names Of Those Stopped And Frisked

By Nicole Flatow The New York Police Department will erase hundreds of thousands of names and addresses it has collected of those stopped and frisked, in a settlement announced Wednesday. Some NYPD data on stop-and-frisks is useful for tracking the breadth of … Continue reading

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Man Posts Drake Lyrics & “Kill All Whites” On Facebook, Gets Arrested For “Terroristic Threat”

By John Del Signore A Far Rockaway man was arrested last week for making a Facebook status update with the hashtag “killallwhites,” which a nervous NYPD interpreted as “making a terroristic threat,” a felony. In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, … Continue reading

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Dispatch From Brooklyn: Fraying Patience With NYPD’s Protection

By Jamilah King,  Monday, March 18 2013 It’s a Thursday night and East Flatbush is fuming. New York City police officers are stationed at every corner for miles along Church Ave., which is this Brooklyn neighborhood’s main thoroughfare. Traffic clogs … Continue reading

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