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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference at Rikers Island jail in New York City, U.S. September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -

NYC Mayor Warns Trump: ‘Stop And Frisk’ Will Make Things Worse

“Donald Trump talks about stop and frisk like he knows the facts,” de Blasio said in an interview with CNN. “He has had no experience with policing, no experience with public safety. “He should really be careful because if we reinstitute stop and frisk all over this country, you would see a lot more tension between police and community.”

September 22, 2016
Christian right, Trump

Trump Praises ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Police Tactic

“I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to,” Trump said, according to excerpts of a Fox News “town hall” in Cleveland, after a listener asked what he would do to reduce crime in predominantly black communities across the nation. “I see what’s going on here, I see what’s going on in Chicago, I think stop-and-frisk. In New York City it was so incredible, the way it worked,” he added.

September 22, 2016
DNA KIT

DNA Dragnet: In Some Cities, Police Go From Stop-And-Frisk To Stop-And-Spit

Over the last decade, collecting DNA from people who are not charged with — or even suspected of — any particular crime has become an increasingly routine practice for police in smaller cities not only in Florida, but in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and North Carolina as well.

September 13, 2016
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton attends a news conference in New York, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton To Resign

The departure from the country’s largest police force would be earlier than expected, as Bratton had told the Times in July that he planned to leave the post in 2017. The Journal reported on Tuesday that James O’Neill, the current chief of department, will replace Bratton.

August 2, 2016

NYPD Caught Airbrushing Wikipedia Article About Eric Garner

Did Eric Garner have his “face” shoved to the ground, or his “head”? Which sounds better?

March 13, 2015

NYPD Officers To Begin Wearing Body Cameras As Part Of Settlement

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times Sixty New York City police officers will wear body cameras as part of a pilot program in the wake of a federal lawsuit challenging the department’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactics and the recent death of Eric Garner during an arrest, city officials said. Police Commissioner William Bratton announced the program […]

September 5, 2014

Report: Learning About Inequality Just Makes White People Support More Inequality

One would think that hearing that blacks make up a disproportionate percentage of the prison population would make people want to do something to reform the criminal justice system. But not in America. A new study published in Psychological Science shows that telling white people about the unequal nature of the system only intensifies their support for policies that […]

August 7, 2014