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.
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No justice, no apologies.
Activists fighting for reform said Monday that an apology from an organization representing police chiefs for decades of brutality is nothing but empty rhetoric.
“The problem is that police continue to enforce racist and discriminatory laws and policies,” said Constance Malcolm, whose unarmed son, Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot to death by a cop in his Bronx home in 2012.
The broken windows policing policy came into existence nationwide in the early 80s, with the intent to reduce criminal activity in what were known as "disruptive environments.'
To speak on the dated and problematic nature of the policies are Alex Vitale, a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, Nahal Zamani, Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Anthonine Pierre, Community Organizer at the Brooklyn Movement Center.
Almost like clockwork, they keep coming: the highly publicized incidents connecting Black victims and police officers with guns. And every time, racial disparities in policing become part of the conversation, but rarely do we take time to dive into the roots and solutions of the issue.
Barely a week after the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced a disciplinary trial against Officer Richard Haste for his role in the shooting death of Ramarley Graham, a new surveillance video of the arrest and a lack of answers from city officials has prompted Graham's family and supporters to file a
Police-community relations are once again among the top stories nationwide, from Charlotte to Tulsa to Columbus. In New York, the recent debate has been not just about what police reform is needed, but how it should be done.
NEW YORK (AP) — It took James O'Neill more than three decades as a cop to ascend to the top of the nation's largest police department, but only a little more than day to get his first real test.
O'Neill's first full day as New York City's police commissioner ended with him racing to the scene of an explosion Saturday in the Manhattan's bustling Chelsea neighborhood that injured 29 people. He immediately took charge of the investigation, offering the nation its first, up-close look at his no-nonsense, just-the-facts management style.