NEW YORK — In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk practice and surveillance programs.
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La ciudad de Nueva York vive este sábado una nueva rememoración en defensa de los "Cinco de Central Park", los hombres falsamente acusados de un delito muy mediático que se han convertido en un símbolo de la discriminación racial en el sistema de policía y justicia de la ciudad.
City voters overwhelmingly support a plan to put the New York Police Department under the scrutiny of an outside watchdog, even though they give police good marks overall, according to a poll released Thursday.
Two-thirds of respondents favored the proposal for an NYPD inspector general, while a quarter opposed it in the Quinnipiac University poll. It comes as lawmakers hone the plan for what's expected to be a "yes" vote.
NEW YORK - Mayor Bloomberg boasts that when New York does something, like banning super-size soft drinks, the world pays attention. Now a class action lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD)'s stop-and-frisk tactics is putting him and a policy he championed in an ugly glare.
NEW YORK — The FBI has one. The CIA does, too. So do 30 city agencies. But the New York Police Department, which has over 34,000 officers and vast intelligence operations working to keep the biggest city in the country safe, does not have an inspector general.
New Yorkers aren't so pleased with the NYPD's stop and frisk campaign, though at the same time, they give Police Commissioner Ray Kelly high marks, according to a new poll from the folks at Quinnipiac University.
A report released by the NYPD reveals that the controversial stop-and-frisk practice saw a 22 percent reduction between 2011 to 2012. While the department states that there were fewer incidents of the practice, Black and Latino men remain top targets.
During last week’s State of the State address in Albany, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo touched on almost every hot-button topic that’s dominated public conversation, like women’s rights and gun control. Cuomo also discussed education, increasing the minimum wage and stop-and-frisk. It’s no surprise that several union members and activists had something to say about Cuomo’s take on those subjects.
Could this be the first step to eliminating “stop and frisk?”
Former New York City police sergeant Anthony Miranda has a simple piece of advice.
“Every time you see a police encounter, pull out your cell phone,” Miranda said during a panel discussion at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on Monday. “Videotape it, whether you think it’s right or wrong, and upload it onto the Internet.”