This week, the New York City Council held a joint hearing to discuss the city’s cannabis enforcement policies after activists decried an increasing number of minorities being arrested for pot possession, despite state and city policies decriminalizing low-level possession. Continue Reading →
Don’t believe your eyes — a Harlem man who was caught on video fighting with cops who’d spotted him carrying a knife is suing the city claiming he was falsely arrested. Continue Reading →
In a stunning move, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will reportedly resign Tuesday, and be replaced by Chief of Department James O’Neill. Continue Reading →
In a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →
The group 100 Black Men of New York held what it calls a broad-based emergency summit to address gun violence, equal justice and the recent police shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas. Continue Reading →
The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →
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