Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.
Pulitzer Prize winning Frontline correspondent Walt Bogdanich discusses “A Death in St. Augustine,” a collaborative project with The New York Times that investigates police officer-involved domestic violence. He discusses the hidden problem of officer-involved domestic violence, and the story at this investigation's heart: that of young single mother Michelle O'Connell who was found dead from a gunshot after she broke up with her boyfriend, who was a cop. The sheriff’s office ruled it suicide—but was it?
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.
Life gets back to normal after a shooting in midtown.
Filmmaker Jason Osder talks about his documentary “Let the Fire Burn,” about the catastrophic 1985 police bombing of the radical group MOVE in Philadelphia. The bomb set off a fire, and as men, women, and children fled the building, a spectacular firefight with the police ensued — broadcast on live TV. Eleven people died and 61 homes burned to the ground. “Let the Fire Burn” is playing at Film Forum through October 15.
Journalist Anabel Hernandez describes how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. Narcoland: The Mexican Druglords and their Godfathers takes readers to the front lines of the “war on drugs,” which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years and reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico’s government and business elite.
Police are investigating an alleged attack on a Columbia University assistant professor by a group of 15 to 20 young men on bicycles who made derogatory statements, apparently mistaking him for a Muslim although he is Sikh.
After years of disagreements with City Hall over the NYPD's handling of schools safety, a coalition of children's advocates and the New York Civil Liberties Union called for the next mayor to scrap the current system and give educators a greater role over school discipline.
The NYPD shot at suspects in four separate incidents over three days – and although none of the shootings were fatal, they come at a time of increased scrutiny of the department.
The new law that makes it easier for people to sue the NYPD for profiling is making police officers into the bad guys, the head of the sergeants’ union says.
Just over half of Newark's population is black. But in the month of July, blacks made up 72-percent of the Stop-and-Frisk cases, according to the first batch of data released today by the Newark Police Department.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at a judge's ruling finding the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.
"This is a very dangerous decision," he said, "made by a judge that does not understand how policing works and what is compliant with the Constitution as determined by the Supreme Court."
Newark police have overhauled the city's stop-and-frisk policy -- making details of the program public in a move a civil liberties group says makes it one of the most transparent in the country.
Newark Police officers will now be required to record the age, gender, and race of each person they stop - as well as the reason for the stop. The order establishing the new policy came down Tuesday from the city's police director.
Newark Police officers are now be required to record the age, gender, race and the circumstances surrounding each stop conducted in the city.
New York State Police will use special undercover SUVs to catch distracted drivers as part of a summer crackdown starting this July 4th holiday weekend.
Your calls on Mayor Bloomberg's comments about the intersection of race and "stop and frisk." Plus Graham Rayman, staff writer for the Village Voice and author of the forthcoming The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), discusses Mayor Bloomberg's recent comments about the proportion of stops as related to crime.
Deandre Kelly grew up with Xavier Granville in the Beach 41st Street Houses in Far Rockaway - a cluster of public housing apartments along a desolate stretch of Queens near the shoreline. They began hanging out in elementary school, bonding over X-Box video games and basketball.
The protests in Brazil that initially began as a response to transportation fare increases have grown into a much larger movement, drawing thousands of Brazilians into the streets. Eliane Cantanhêde, a columnist for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and TV commentator for Globo News em Pauta, joins us to discuss Brazil's economic disparities and the many ways this protest could play out.
Just hours after thousands of people marched in the streets to denounce the killing of a gay man in the West Village, police say they received reports of two other anti-gay bias attacks.