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Life as a black cop: caught between love for the NYPD and the people they serve

By Donna Ladd When Eric Adams was a lieutenant with the New York Police Department, he took a white rookie into public housing in their precinct. When they got on the elevator, they saw a puddle of urine in the … Continue reading

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NY police chief Bratton says hiring black officers is difficult: ‘So many have spent time in jail’

By Lauren Gambino Hiring more non-white officers is difficult because so many would-be recruits have criminal records, the New York police commissioner, Bill Bratton, has said. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of … Continue reading

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A Teen Dies After Police Encounter on NYC Subway

By Aaron Miguel Cantu One evening almost two years ago, a young couple walked hand in hand to a subway station in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The girl, Hesha Sanchez, 17, wasn’t carrying her fare card, but she wanted … Continue reading

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Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza

By Kelly Weill http://flickr.com/photo/35034362831@N01/2456817669   Computers operating on the New York Police Department’s computer network at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of alleged police brutality, a review by Capital has revealed. … Continue reading

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Hmmm: Stop & Frisk Has Plummeted, And So Has Crime

By Christopher Robbins The number of stop-and-frisks performed by the NYPD have declined by 51% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Shootings and murders also dropped by 24% and 40% respectively in … Continue reading

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Commissioner Kelly says almost 75% of violent crime committed by African-Americans

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic for helping to push New York’s crime rate to record lows. In a television interview, New York’s top cop defended his department’s use of the crimefighting tool and … Continue reading

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