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 >>
The judge in the stop and frisk trial Friday offered an interesting explanation of her view on the case, and a key element of the city's defense. It came at a point where in questioning a plaintiff's expert, a city lawyer was trying to make the point that the tactic is an effective crime strategy.
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State Sen. Eric Adams, a retired NYPD captain, testified yesterday that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told him that he ordered his commanders to "target young black and hispanic men to instill fear in them that any time they leave their homes they could be targeted by police."
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In the second day of the historic stop and frisk trial in federal court in Manhattan yesterday, there was the start of testimony from Adyhl Polanco, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD who has made the highly unusual and courageous choice to testify against the city's campaign. Meanwhile, as you can r ... 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 >>
When we wrote an article entitled '2012: The Year Of Stop & Frisk' a week ago, this is the last tidbit of news we expected to hear.Yesterday, in Manhattan's Federal District Court, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin struck down a main tent of the Bloomberg administration's notorious crime-fighting tactic ... 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 >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly today issued two new department orders which could sharply effect the way police execute the stop and frisk program.
The orders come a day after a federal judge broadened a class action lawsuit filed to force the department to discontinue its stop and frisk campaign. T ... More >>
Oil and glory, millions of dollars stuffed in suitcases, a fugitive
investor protected by Chechen mobsters, former Senator and Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell, and a Central Asian president who was who was willing to give
away a purported half of his country's oil wealth for $350 million i ... More >>