A Family, a Dream and a Season of Fear

Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myanmar, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #than-than-htwe

Fiancé Is a ‘Person of Interest’ in the Disappearance of Gabrielle Petito

Gabrielle Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, left on July 2 for an adventure in their outfitted van. Now, the police say, she is missing and her fiancé is “a person of interest” in her disappearance.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #instagram-inc, #laundrie-brian, #long-island-ny, #missing-persons, #petito-gabrielle, #police-department-nyc, #utah

1-Year-Old Is Killed, and Mother’s Boyfriend Is Arrested

The infant, Legacy Beauford, was one of two young boys in New York who the police believe were recently killed by their mothers’ partners.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #batties-julissia, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Cameras, Drones and X-Ray Vans: How 9/11 Transformed the N.Y.P.D. Forever

Two decades after the attack on New York City, the Police Department is using counterterrorism tools and tactics to combat routine street crime.

#adams-eric-l, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #facial-recognition-software, #kelly-raymond-w, #miller-john-j, #new-york-city, #new-york-civil-liberties-union, #police-department-nyc, #privacy, #september-11-2001, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism

As Shootings Increase, N.Y.C Returns to Disputed Tactic: Gang Takedowns

The authorities are responding to a wave of gun violence. But their anti-gang tactics have long faced criticism for unfairly targeting young Black people.

#criminal-justice, #eterno-john-a, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #murphy-taylonn, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc

Is New York’s Wave of Gun Violence Receding? Experts See Reason for Hope.

Shootings are still well above prepandemic levels. But this summer has been considerably less violent than last.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

NYPD to Unvaccinated Officers: Wear Masks or Face Discipline

The Police Department appears to have one of the lowest vaccination rates among city agencies, and officers have been criticized for flouting various mask mandates.

#masks, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

N.Y.P.D. to Unvaccinated Officers: Wear Masks or Face Discipline

The Police Department appears to have one of the lowest vaccination rates among city agencies, and officers have been criticized for flouting various mask mandates.

#masks, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Man Charged in Hatchet Attack at a Manhattan Bank

A Yonkers man was charged with attempted murder after a seemingly random assault turned a mundane errand into a bloody struggle.

#adams-eric-l, #assaults, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #manhattan-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sliwa-curtis

Man Charged in Crash That Killed Lisa Banes, ‘Gone Girl’ Actress

Ms. Banes, a film, theater and television actress who appeared in the thriller “Gone Girl,” died on June 14, days after she was struck by a man riding a scooter as she crossed the street in Manhattan.

#banes-lisa, #deaths-fatalities, #hit-and-run-drivers, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Mass Shooting in Queens Leaves 10 Wounded

Seven bystanders were injured in a shooting on Saturday targeting three gang members in North Corona, the police said.

#corona-queens-ny, #mass-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #trinitarios-gang

How a Respected N.Y.P.D. Officer Became the Accused Capitol Riot #EyeGouger

Thomas Webster once was part of Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail. As he awaits trial, the retired cop is on the other side of the law.

#attacks-on-police, #content-type-personal-profile, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #monroe-ny, #police-department-nyc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

30 Minutes: Fighting to Save a Life on the Streets of New York

A man from France dropped to the city pavement, one of more than 3,000 emergencies on this day alone. A young police officer rushed to help.

#emergency-medical-treatment, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #police-department-nyc

‘Nobody Believed Me’: How Rape Cases Get Dropped

While the Me Too movement led to greater awareness about the prevalence of rape, prosecutors in New York City still struggle to prove sexual assault accusations.

#metoo-movement, #city-college-of-new-york, #district-attorneys, #fordham-university, #law-and-legislation, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #weinstein-harvey

After Another Times Square Shooting, Police Officers Will ‘Flood’ Area

The second shooting in the tourist destination in two months came as New York City is emerging from the pandemic and confronting a wave of gun violence.

#de-blasio-bill, #firearms, #police, #police-department-nyc, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Lawmakers Sue N.Y.P.D., Saying They Were Beaten With Bicycles at Protest

State Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson say they were assaulted and pepper-sprayed by the police during last year’s Black Lives Matter protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #myrie-zellnor, #police-department-nyc, #richardson-diana-c, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Gunfire in Times Square on a Weekend Afternoon Leaves a Man Wounded

The man, who was shot once in the back, was listed in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital, the police said.

#bellevue-hospital-center, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

George Floyd Statue in Brooklyn Is Defaced With Hate Group’s Symbol

The vandalism came just days after the statue was unveiled, and only a day before the officer who killed Mr. Floyd was to be sentenced.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #hate-crimes, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #neo-nazi-groups, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #southern-poverty-law-center, #vandalism

Eric Adams Promises to ‘Show America How to Run a City’

Mr. Adams, who is leading in the mayoral primary, laid out a middle road between progressive and conservative approaches to policing.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #primaries-and-caucuses

N.Y.C.’s Police Chokehold Ban Is Struck Down by Court

In a victory for police unions, a state Supreme Court judge said a law passed by the City Council is too vaguely worded.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-council-nyc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #supreme-courts-state

Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #hate-crimes, #mayors, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

‘Keep an Eye on This Guy’: Inside Eric Adams’s Complicated Police Career

Mr. Adams’s police credentials have helped him rise to the top of this year’s mayoral field. But his relationship with the department is complex.

#100-blacks-in-law-enforcement-who-care, #adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

2 Children Out Walking Get Caught Between a Gunman and His Target

The harrowing scene in the Bronx, captured on surveillance video, came about a week after a 10-year-old Queens boy was fatally shot.

#bronx-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Eric Adams Is Awful. I’m Putting Him on My Ballot.

He’ll be bad for progressives but still better than Andrew Yang.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses

Maya Wiley Takes Credit for Daniel Pantaleo’s Firing. Is That Justified?

When she was the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Ms. Wiley was criticized for not being more aggressive in pursuing discipline against officers.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #elections-mayors, #garner-eric, #new-york-city, #pantaleo-daniel, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #wiley-maya

Ex-Shake Shack Manager Sues N.Y.P.D. Unions Over Bogus Poison Claim

As tensions between protesters and the police grew last year, three officers said they’d been attacked with tainted milkshakes. They hadn’t.

#detectives-endowment-assn, #harrison-rodney-k, #new-york-city, #police-benevolent-assn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #shake-shack-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year. 

#de-blasio-bill, #east-river-nyc, #fireworks, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #independence-day-us-july-4, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #summer-season

A Curfew and Clashes With Police in Washington Square Park

The confrontation over a new restriction at the Greenwich Village gathering spot has raised tensions over officers’ conduct.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #pop-and-rock-music, #washington-square-park-manhattan-ny

Retired New York Police Officer Dies After Brooklyn Shooting

The 57-year-old officer appeared to have been shot by accident after a scuffle broke out near a pizzeria in Kensington.

#deaths-fatalities, #kensington-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc

Bill Bratton Discusses Police Reform With Maureen Dowd

America’s top cop on better policing, race relations, Chauvin, Biden, Rudy and Andrew. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bratton-william-j, #criminal-justice, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-department-nyc

Harvey Schlossberg, Cop With a Ph.D. in Defusing a Crisis, Dies at 85

A psychologist who had worn the blue, he coached thousands of New York City police officers in hostage negotiations, creating a model for law enforcement.

#deaths-obituaries, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #psychology-and-psychologists, #schlossberg-harvey-1936-2021

Amy Cooper Sues Former Employer for Racial Discrimination

Ms. Cooper, who made the call after a man asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, says that she was discriminated against because of her race.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #franklin-templeton-limited-duration-income-trust, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How a New Proposal Would Limit Police Use of Force in N.Y.

The state’s attorney general seeks to create a “last resort” rule for officers’ use of physical force, and to impose new criminal penalties for those who break it.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #state-legislatures

Dozens Arrested in Times Square After Israeli-Palestinian Protests

At least 27 people were arrested after demonstrations in Times Square and the Diamond District in Midtown Manhattan. Several lawmakers have denounced the clashes.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diamond-district-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #palestinians, #police-department-nyc

The New York Police and the Gay Pride Parade

Readers disagree about whether the decision to bar police groups from New York’s Pride celebration was the right move.

#gay-officers-action-league, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

A Misstep by the Organizers of Pride

Barring police and corrections officers from participating in Pride events shows a lack of farsightedness at a critical moment for L.G.B.T.Q. rights and support.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #gay-officers-action-league, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parades, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #transgender-and-transsexuals

N.Y.C. Pride Will Take Steps to Keep Police Out of Parade and Events

L.G.B.T.Q. police officers will not be allowed to participate as a group in the annual march, and organizers said they will rely on private security for their events.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gay-officers-action-league, #parades, #police, #police-department-nyc, #stonewall-inn-manhattan-ny-bar, #stonewall-riots-1969

The Spike in Shootings During the Pandemic May Outlast the Virus

About 505 people were shot in New York City through May 9, the highest year-to-date number in a decade.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Police Officer Is Shot While Responding to Gunfire in Brooklyn

The officer was in stable condition and a suspect was in custody after a confrontation on Howard Avenue near the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, the authorities said.

#attacks-on-police, #bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sst-inc-shotspotter

Times Square Shooting Suspect Arrested in Florida

The police said Farrakhan Muhammad opened fire during an argument with his brother, shooting bystanders including a 4-year-old girl.

#fugitives, #muhammad-farrakhan, #police-department-nyc, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #united-states-marshals-service

‘Bro I Robbed Everyone’: 3 N.Y.P.D. Officers Charged in Bribe Scheme

The officers, one of them retired, funneled work to a tow truck company for kickbacks and sold car crash victims’ personal information, prosecutors say.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

Mayoral Candidates Respond to the Shooting in Times Square

The contenders said the episode was emblematic of a growing crime problem and moved quickly to describe how they would address the issue.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-mayors, #firearms, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #stringer-scott-m, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Shootings and Subway Attacks Put Crime at Center of N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Rising concerns over crime have led candidates to issue strong appeals for public safety, less than a year after the city was under pressure to defund the police.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang, among the front-runners in the New York City mayor’s race, said the shooting underlined the importance of public safety.

#adams-eric-l, #criminal-justice, #elections-mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

2 Men Charged in Killing of Davell Gardner, 1, at Brooklyn Cookout

Investigators believe the men charged in the death of Davell Gardner, the city’s youngest gun violence victim last year, were part of a deadly feud between gangs in Brooklyn, police have said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #gangs, #gardner-davell-jr-2019-20, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

N.Y.P.D. Will Stop Using Robot Dog After Backlash

The Police Department will return the device earlier than planned after critics seized on it as a dystopian example of overly aggressive policing.

#boston-dynamics, #kallos-benjamin, #miller-john-j, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #privacy, #robots-and-robotics, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

N.Y.P.D. Highway Officer Killed by Drunk Driver, Police Say

Anastasio Tsakos was directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway overnight when he was struck by a woman who the police said was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

#hempstead-ny, #long-island-expressway, #police-department-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Asian Man Who Was Stomped and Kicked in Harlem Is in Critical Condition

A Chinese man collecting bottles and cans was kicked in the head, part of a wave of assaults on Asian New Yorkers.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

How New York’s Mayoral Hopefuls Would Change the N.Y.P.D.

Some candidates in the Democratic primary want to cut $1 billion or more from the police budget, while others have more moderate proposals, frustrating activists.

#adams-eric-l, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #pantaleo-daniel, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Newborn Twins Are Found Dead in an Apartment in Queens

The mother of the infants, a boy and a girl, was in custody but had not yet been charged in the deaths, officials said.

#babies-and-infants, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc