Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly delivered a press conference at City Hall this afternoon, revealing information about the Boston bombers' plans to come to New York City. Upon earlier information and belief, Dzhokar Tsarnaev said he had planned to come to New York to "party," but Bl ... More >>
The New York Civil Liberties Union yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court charging New York State prison officials with overseeing policies that lead to the "arbitrary and unjustified use" of solitary confinement for prison inmates.The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Leroy Peoples, spent more than two ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly didn't attend Wednesday's City Council hearing to discuss a raft of bills aimed at reining his department. In fact, no one from the NYPD showed up to the meeting.
The only person the Bloomberg administration did send to testify on the bills was mayoral counsel Michael ... More >>
Edith Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian widow who successfully sued the federal government for over chariging her $363,000 in estate taxes, wants to take her case to the Supreme Court.
According to a press release from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Windsor along with the ... More >>
As we reported earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make possession of marijuana even less illegal than it already is -- a move that apparently has the support of just about everyone.The governor's office put out a press release this afternoon announcing Cuomo's plan to make possessing weed in "p ... More >>
And the reaction to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's series of moves to address criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk program? Well, the New York Civil Liberties Union doesn't seem too impressed, calling it a "desperate public relations attempt."
"The mayor and commissioner need to give up the spi ... More >>
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is expected to run for mayor, pushed forward his campaign against the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy with a press event this afternoon featuring Martin Luther King III.
But as he continues his public appearances on the matter, Stringer see ... More >>
Turmoil and tension over Trayvon Martin continues to escalate across the U.S. -- now greatly inflamed by a leaked police report -- and intense discussion of the teen's death has continued in New York.
From Sean Bell to Jateik Reed to Ramarley Graham, the NYPD has long had a very strained relations ... More >>
The fight to block churches from using public school space got support today from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which says the policy is a threat to religious freedom.
The Civil Liberties Union is arguing in testimony today that these kinds of arrangements between religious organizations and ... More >>
Two weeks ago the NYPD announced that it had arrested 141 people in a city-wide sting operation directed against criminals selling stolen iPhones and iPads.
Called "Operation Takeback," the sweep put undercover cops, pretending to sell cut-rate Apple gadgets, in stores and on street corners where t ... More >>
It was hard to feign much surprise last month when the New York Times slapped New York's finest with a lawsuit, accusing the department of habitually withholding information and flouting government transparency laws. In fact, as any reporter would certainly know, one of the city's toughest agencies ... More >>
Photo from Project RunwayBy Jane C. TimmTim Gunn wants Mayor Mike for a third term, don't you?Bloomberg sent out a press release this morning, listing 68 gay New Yorkers who are endorsing him for a third term, including designer Isaac Mizrahi and a few politicos like Richard Socarides, a former Spec ... More >>
For a guy whose political connections weighed heavier than his judicial experience in winning appointment as the state's top judge, Court of Appeals chief Jonathan Lippman just wrote a hell of a civil liberties decision.
In a 4-3 split decision, Lippman today issued the majority opinion that found p ... More >>