In an act of desperation, the city of New York has used the media to launch a "despicable" attack on the federal judge presiding over a landmark stop-and-frisk trial, attorneys for the plaintiffs say.
Early Wednesday morning, the New York Daily News published a story describing an internal report c ... More >>
In the overflow room set up for the much anticipated trial over the city's stop and frisk campaign, we came across two unexpected courtroom observers: a mom from Harlem and her 14-year-old son.
Iusaset Bakr tells the Voice that she took her Jaihdow Kwantu out of school for the day and brought him t ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has served the city for 11 years. Mayor Bloomberg is in the final year of his third term. Next week, the legacies of both men will be tested in a major trial starting Monday over the city's stop and frisk campaign.
The case is a class action lawsuit filed in 2008 calle ... More >>
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has issued a new "command level instructor's guide" to performing stop and frisks, in his latest move to blunt criticism of the strategy.
The news here is that this new training has been given to police officers in every command, rather than only academy cadets, as ... More >>
In a development that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Bloomberg can't be too happy about, local pols met in Washington with the U.S. Justice Department this week to lobby for a federal investigation of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk campaign.
Kelly, through his 10-year tenure, has been successf ... More >>
It's been nearly two months since the city evicted Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, ostensibly over concerns about health and safety violations. But some of the movement's allies claim the new regime at the park violates New York City zoning laws.
In a letter sent yesterday, the New York Civi ... More >>
Interestingly, while NYPD stop and frisks continue to rise, the number of civilian complaints fell last year, according to figures published by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Police stopped more than 601,000 people in 2010, a jump of 25,000 people over 2009. But complaints about those ... More >>
A former police officer is suing the NYPD for firing her for not writing enough summonses and not stopping and frisking enough people, the New York Daily News is reporting.
Vanessa Hicks' lawsuit follows last year's class action lawsuit filed on behalf of about 25 New Yorkers who allege the ... More >>
Prof. PivenFrances Fox Piven is a 78-year-old professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, who Fox News host Glenn Beck has declared "an enemy of the Constitution." Logically, to a certain type of Beck-worshipping nut, that means she ... More >>
By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman
The NYPD, its acolytes, and assorted politicians' 15 year unyielding boasting and bellowing of the City's "miraculous crime drop" has constantly filled the air waves and newspaper print. However, since January of this year we notice reports of increas ... More >>
In the wake of the Voice's 'NYPD Tapes' series, the commanding officer of Brooklyn's 81st Precinct has been reassigned to the Bronx.
Deputy Inspector Steven Mauriello, who was heard repeatedly haranguing his cops to hit quotas and sweep people off corners, has been moved to the Bronx transit ... More >>
Two city council members told the Voice this week that orders given by precinct supervisors in Bedford-Stuyvesant's 81st Precinct appeared to encourage officers to violate the civil rights of local residents.
Meanwhile, a civil rights organization called on the city to investigate how NYPD q ... More >>
New York cops are accustomed to the stop-and-frisk, a casual maneuver in which they detain a citizen on the street, pat him down, and tell him to getouttahere or arrest him. Now, in a pilot program affecting Harlem, the South Bronx and East New York, they also issue their victims a palm card (in s ... More >>