The latest report putting the NYPD in a negative light comes by way of a lawsuit from The Legal Aid Society that accuses cops of secretly collecting over 32,000 genetic samples from New York citizens for storage in a "rogue" DNA database.
While people don't want to abolish the police force entirely, we would like to see resources go to other programs that could help citizens with real world problems such as social workers as opposed to relying on police officers respond to domestic problems they're not equipped to handle with a gun and handcuffs. That's the basis for the calls of defunding the police.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer suspended from duty after he was recorded Sunday putting a man in what the police commissioner said was a banned chokehold could face criminal charges for the second time in his career. Queens prosecutors said Monday they’ve opened an investigation into Officer David Afanador‘s actions […]
NEW YORK (AP) — One newly surfaced video of social distancing enforcement gone wrong in New York City shows a police officer running at a black man and throwing him to the ground for mouthing off. Another shows an officer punching a man in the head as he lay pinned to a sidewalk, unable to […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Video showing New York City police officers arresting a young black man sparked outrage and elicited questions about the amount of force used to make the arrest in a city where mistrust of police remains high more than five years after Eric Garner’s death from an officer’s chokehold. Fitzroy Gayle, 20, […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was taken into custody Sunday after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, wounding two in attacks that ignited outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was captured after he walked […]
After a 16-year-old Black girl was reported as kidnapped in New York City late Monday night, social media sleuths got on the case quickly and helped the name Karol Sanchez go viral. Concerned tweets about her whereabouts and suspicions of possible child sex trafficking filled timelines across the internet until it was reported Tuesday afternoon […]
New York City will pay a Black mother over $600k after her 18-month-old son was forcefully pulled from her arms by officers during an incident at Brooklyn’s Human Resources Administration office last year. Jazmine Headley, 23, was reportedly visiting office to apply for daycare vouchers so that she could begin working as a security guard. […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg expressed regret on Tuesday for the impact his hard-line policing tactics had on minorities during his time as New York City mayor and pledged during a meeting with advocates of reform to focus on criminal justice if elected president. “One of the things I look back and regret is […]
The New York Police Department is in legal trouble. According to reports, the NYPD violated the law by secretly keeping the fingerprints of children arrested as juveniles. They were supposed to delete the prints from the system. Since they’ve been caught they claim they’ve deleted all juvenile finger prints. But, D.L isn’t sure he can […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling […]