As the de Blasio administration attempts to reset the troubled relationship between police and communities of color, WNYC measures the progress in one neighborhood in central Brooklyn.
The idea of "two Americas" is hardly new. In his new book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” journalist Matt Taibbi provides a startling portrait of a country fractured by inequality.
The head of New York City's Sergeants' union says the rule puts police and the public at risk.
The shooting of a police officer is linked to a bus line that has problems.
It happened in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Wednesday evening, when 26-year old rookie officer James Li and his partner were pursuing a fare evader on a bus, and the man withdrew a gun and fired on Li.
Police reform advocates say it's about time the city drop its appeal in the stop and frisk lawsuits, and they expected Mayor Bill de Blasio to do so by now.
Newark officials say the city will add 100 more police officers by the end of 2014. But Gov. Chris Christie has had nothing to do with that, says Newark Mayor Luis Quintana.
Jewish groups are criticizing a leader of the National Rifle Association for likening a new gun safety initiative to the Holocaust.
Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map Sunday, which lets people search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major crimes, by address, ZIP code or police precinct. What are you learning about your neighborhood?
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.