Up until now, most of the discussion about Bill Bratton's résumé has been about stop and frisk. When he was tapped by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to be police commissioner, Bratton vowed the practice would be conducted respectfully. But another focus as he returns to New York will be counter-terrorism--or more specifically, preventing another terrorist attack.
The Bad Cop, the Good Cop—or something in between?
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has announced several key appointments to his cabinet this morning. Anthony Shorris will be first deputy mayor. Emma Wolfe will be Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. And Dominic Williams will be Shorris' Chief of Staff.
WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Kathleen Horan are at the press conference. Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice, talks about the appointments and what they suggest about de Blasio's policy priorities.
Kathleen Horan, WNYC criminal justice reporter, talks about her series profiling every child killed by gunfire in NYC, and what the victims who have died in the past year had in common.
Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a year ago, more than 30,000 people in the United States have died from gunfire, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Slate. Kathleen Horan is a reporter at WNYC Radio. She profiled 10 children killed by gunfire in New York City in the past year in an attempt to put a face, a voice and a story to these statistics. Kathleen joins us today to discuss her findings.
The teens were called JayJay, Rozay, Sadonte, Kiki, BeeJay, Asia, K.T., MaoMao, Shallie and Rasmoove by the people who loved them best. They were the unlucky ones in a year of record low homicides. We spent a year profiling their lives.
It's been known for years that few stop-and-frisks (6%) result in an arrest. A new report released by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office finds that nearly half of those arrests never result in a conviction.
One of the NYPD's fiercest watchdogs is detailing how to push the reset button for policing under the de Blasio administration.
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio vowed to drop the city's pending appeal of two stop-and-frisk cases if he wins the election next Tuesday. At a press conference on Friday, he said the remedies ordered by Judge Scheindlin were fair, but the more important issue is police reform itself.
Will the city be allowed to delay pending stop-and-frisk reforms? That was the issue debated — sometimes contentiously — at a hearing on Tuesday at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan.
The impact of Sandy is still being felt by thousands of people, a year later. The Department of Sanitation estimates it collected about 434,740 tons of storm debris citywide.
On Oct. 29, 2012, Cherell Manuel and three of her kids escaped rising Sandy flood waters on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. On Friday, they’ll be transferred to their fourth hotel since the storm hit. After a while, Manuel said, you stop unpacking.
You may think that stop and frisk as a political issue has been with us forever. But you'd be wrong. It's only been two years since the issue has been a mainstream controversy — one that threatens to tarnish Mayor Michael Bloomberg's considerable positive achievements in reducing crime. This is the story of how that happened -- the next installment in our series "New York Remade: The Bloomberg Years"
More than 100 families left homeless by Sandy who've been staying in hotels didn't get kicked out on Friday as expected.
Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton appears to be interested in his old job.
The City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of two bills that increase NYPD oversight and are seen as a sharp rebuke of his administration’s policing policies – namely, the police department's use of stop and frisk.
Unless the city wins an appeal in its effort to block reforms to the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic, one immediate change is that an independent monitor, named by the court, will soon begin his work overseeing the department. Peter Zimroth, a litigator with the private law firm Arnold and Porter, has a long resume as an attorney.
As part of the ruling in the class action lawsuit challenging the way the NYPD conducts its stop-and-frisk tactic, federal Judge Shira Scheindlin has appointed an independent monitor, 71-year-old Peter Zimroth.
To oversee the reforms, the judge appointed an independent monitor, attorney Peter Zimroth. The judge added that "the Monitor's duties...will be no broader than necessary to end the constitutional violations in the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices."
WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan discusses this morning's decision in the stop-and-frisk case. She is joined by Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and author of several works on civil liberties and police oversight, including Presidents and Civil Liberties From Wilson to Obama, who testified during the trial about possible remedies.