This week's cover story tells the story of Jesse Friedman, who in 1987, as a teenager, was caught up in a public hysteria built on suspicions that he and his father had sexually abused the nine- and 10-year-old students who attended the computer classes they taught in their home. Friedman was railro ... More >>
Two criminologists offer their take on this week's Voice cover story about the secret NYPD investigation which confirmed allegations by Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft of downgrading of crime reports in the 81st Precinct. By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman Vindication! The newly exposed New ... More >>
Lara LoganAfter news of the vicious attack last Friday in Cairo on CBS reporter Lara Logan, the worms started crawling out of the woodwork. So far, the foremost twit on Twitter has been NYU fellow Nir Rosen, whose crassness cost him his job, as my colleague, Joe Coscarelli, notes. But all this s ... More >>
Eight months after the Voice's NYPD Tapes series began revealing widespread manipulation of crime statistics — including the downgrading of rape complaints that in at least one case allowed a predator to continue his assaults — a commission appointed by Police Commissioner Ray Kel ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.February 2, 2010: The New York Daily News reports on a suspended NYPD officer named Adrian Schoolcraft, who alleges widespread downgrading of crimes in the NYPD's 81st Precinct. No mention of the existence of audio tapes is made.
By Michael Cohen FBI officials will hear excerpts from the recordings of police bosses' harangues at street cops to manipulate crime stats, revealed in the Voice's NYPD Tapes series, when two criminologists present their research at a crime data conference at John Jay College later today. P ... More >>
When even attempted rapes are being downgraded to misdemeanors, is the public safe?
Hey, look! The New York Times has got around to chasing some Village Voice exclusives about how the NYPD is so hot for downgrading crime statistics, they've been classifying sexual assaults as misdemeanors! In particular, the Voice brought you the story of journalist Debbie Nathan, who was t ... More >>
Chad Griffith Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Here's today's outtake.
Chad GriffithIn the wake of the "NYPD Tapes" article, yesterday the Voice wrote about the case of Debbie Nathan, who was the victim of an attempted rape that was initially classified as a misdemeanor. In the Voice piece, the director of an umbrella group of rape crisis advocacy organizations ... More >>
Last week, the Voice revealed that a cop had audiotaped his superior officers during roll calls at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn for more than a year. Those tapes show vividly that NYPD street cops are told by superiors to "downgrade" crime reports whenever possible, such as convincing a vic ... More >>
Chad GriffithGraham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008 and Oct. 31, 2009. As there was far more of note than could fit in the pages of last week's issue of the Voice, we'll be ... More >>
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