NY judge: Cameras Could Have Stopped Deaths By Police

police-choke-hold-manThe federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. Continue Reading →

Police Unions Seek Stop-And-Frisk Appeals Ruling

Stop-and-frkisk.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Police unions told a federal appeals court Friday that they want the courts to decide whether a judge properly ordered changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program even if the city no longer wants to challenge her rulings. Continue Reading →

Leaders, Progressives and Activists Gather for the Inauguration in Harlem

NYCC logoOn Sunday, January 26th New York City Council Member Mark D. Levine (D, Manhattan 7th district) will be sworn-in to office as the City Council Member for Manhattan’s 7th district at the South Hall of Riverside Church in West Harlem.   Continue Reading →

Judges Decline to Reverse Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

stopandfriskA federal appeals panel on Friday denied a request by lawyers for New York that it overturn a judge’s sweeping ruling on the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices, all but ending the Bloomberg administration’s ability to legally challenge the ruling. Continue Reading →

State AG: Convictions From Stop-And-Frisk Low

9210469_448x252State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is weighing in on the city police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy with a new report that shows a very low conviction rate under the program. Continue Reading →

Thw Mayor Moves to vacate judge’s Stop-frisk Decisions

9210469_448x252Attorneys for New York City asked a federal appeals court Saturday to vacate a judge’s orders that require the police department to change its stop-and-frisk practice that critics argue unfairly targets minorities. Continue Reading →