Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign account recently posted a Twitter message touting the NYPD’s neighborhood policing initiative. “New York City is proving to the rest of the country that respectful, compassionate neighborhood policing drives down crime & makes us safer,” the tweet from @BilldeBlasio read.
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NEW YORK — The mayor and police commissioner of New York City urged police academy graduates Wednesday to respect their constituents, say "hello" to people on the street and distance themselves from friends and relatives who make bad decisions.
Since its inception last year, award-winning cable TV and digital network BRIC TV has strived to publicize and expose the lesser-known issues affecting Brooklyn.
From breaking segregation in schools to LQBTQ civil rights to the effects of gentrification, BRIC TV has provided a voice for those that often cannot be heard.
The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department on Tuesday in an effort to force the agency to disclose information about how officers are disciplined for wrongdoing on the job.
Mayor de Blasio is planning a p.r. blitz to improve the NYPD’s relationship with blacks and Hispanics — just in time for his 2017 re-election bid.
The NYPD sent a notice, obtained by The Post, to public-relations firms last Friday soliciting proposals for a campaign to improve its “depth of connection to various communities . . . with special emphasis and desired impact within communities of color.”
The solicitation — dated Dec. 2 and signed by NYPD Chief Contracting Officer Frank Bello — notes that proposals are due back to the city by Jan. 17.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised three years ago to usher in an array of liberal policies, but as he now seeks re-election some on the left are urging potential challengers to run against him.
Some liberal advocates said they were disappointed with the Democratic mayor’s progress on issues such as homelessness, affordable housing and policing.
“We want to see a change of course,” said Jonathan Westin, executive director of New York Communities for Change, a community-organizing group that supports liberal causes.
Colin Kaepernick rolled out plans for his million-dollar giveaway Friday afternoon.
On the website Kaepernick7.com, the 49ers’ quarterback detailed how the first $200,000 is being allotted. He will donate $100,000 per month for 10 months — $25,000 each to 40 charities or organizations.
Police-community relations are once again among the top stories nationwide, from Charlotte to Tulsa to Columbus to the presidential debate stage, where Donald Trump spoke passionately, if veryinaccurately, about stop-and-frisk in New York City.