N.Y.P.D. to Limit Use of ‘Sound Cannon’ on Crowds

The Police Department has agreed to stop using an “alert” noise on the devices after demonstrators and photographers sued, saying it caused migraines and dizziness.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lrad, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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He Was Convicted of a Bombing Plot. Was It a Setup?

Since 9/11, U.S. authorities have used informants to convict hundreds of people of crimes related to international terrorism. Did the informants help create plots where none had existed?

#bay-ridge-brooklyn-ny, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #herald-square-manhattan-ny, #informers, #james-elshafay, #muslims-and-islam, #osama-eldawoody, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #september-11-2001, #siraj-shahawar-matin, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

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N.Y.P.D.’s Robot Dog Returns to Work, Touching Off a Backlash

Deployed at a public housing building, the device drew condemnation as a stark example of police power and misplaced priorities.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #artificial-intelligence, #bowman-jamaal, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robots-and-robotics, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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A Detective Was Accused of Lying. Now 90 Convictions May Be Erased.

The Brooklyn district attorney will move to dismiss old convictions in which a former narcotics detective, accused of perjury in Manhattan, played a key role.

#brooklyn-nyc, #district-attorneys, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #franco-joseph-e, #new-york-city, #perjury, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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Man Arrested in Anti-Asian Attack Was on Parole for Killing Mother

Brandon Elliot, who killed his mother two decades ago, was arrested early Wednesday and charged with the brutal assault on a Filipino woman near Times Square.

#assaults, #brodsky-organization, #elliot-brandon-march-29-2001-assault, #hate-crimes, #kari-vilma, #police-department-nyc

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Attack on Asian Woman in Midtown Prompts Another Hate Crime Investigation

The New York Police Department’s hate crimes task force said it was searching for a man who kicked a 65-year-old woman, stomped on her and made anti-Asian statements toward her on a sidewalk.

#assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc

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It May Soon Be Easier to Sue the N.Y.P.D. for Misconduct

A year after nationwide protests against police brutality, the City Council passed a bill limiting qualified immunity, a longstanding legal protection officers had against lawsuits.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-council-nyc, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #johnson-corey, #levin-stephen-t, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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‘A long line of hate’ against Asian-Americans in N.Y.C.

The community is grappling with the reality that the law is not designed for the ways in which people of Asian descent experience racism.

#art, #asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #bronx-documentary-center, #hate-crimes, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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Asian-Americans Are Being Attacked. Why Are Hate Crime Charges So Rare?

Several recent attacks have not been charged as hate crimes, fueling protests and outrage among many Asian-Americans.

#asian-americans, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity

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Spike Lee Predicts the Future

The director of “Da 5 Bloods” talks about why his old movies still resonate, whether an awards snub even matters and how it’s not his job to end racism.

#academy-awards-oscars, #blackkklansman-movie, #da-5-bloods-movie, #do-the-right-thing-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #golden-globes-awards, #lee-spike, #movies, #netflix-inc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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Police Responded to a 911 Call and Left. Then a Child Was Killed.

The police commissioner said there will be a review to determine if correct procedures were followed in the case of 10-year-old Ayden Wolfe.

#cato-ryan, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #wolfe-ayden-d-2021

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N.Y.P.D. Releases Secret Misconduct Records After Repeal of Shield Law

Inspired by racial justice protests, the Legislature repealed a law blocking police misconduct records from scrutiny. Now the outcomes of thousands of cases are available online.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #garner-eric, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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Police Officer Is Shot While Responding to Armed Confrontation in Brooklyn

The officer was in stable condition after being struck in the chest by a shot that hit his bulletproof vest, the authorities said.

#attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #bullet-proof-clothing, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

#boston-dynamics, #digidog, #police, #police-department-nyc, #privacy, #robots-and-robotics

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Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.

#bronxworks, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #lopez-rigoberto, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways

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Retired N.Y.P.D. Officer Charged in Capitol Riot

Thomas Webster turned himself in on charges that he assaulted a Washington police officer with a flagpole during the Jan. 6 attack on Congress.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-department-nyc, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Police Unions Lose Bid to Keep Disciplinary Records a Secret

A federal court ruling moves New York City closer to releasing a vast trove of records regarding police misconduct, a major milestone in a decades-long fight.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-civil-liberties-union, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Trump Tower’s Neighbors Are Relieved as Barricades Come Down

Donald J. Trump’s presidency meant snarled traffic, blocked sidewalks and frequent protests outside his Manhattan home.

#new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #secret-service, #trump-organization, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j

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3 Detectives Obtained a False Murder Confession. Was It One of Dozens?

Huwe Burton was wrongly convicted because of deceptive interrogation techniques. How many more cases were “solved” the same way?

#bronx-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #cuomo-andrew-m, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #green-haven-correctional-facility, #interrogations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #witnesses, #youth

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Homeless Man Arrested in Subway Stabbings That Left 2 Dead, 2 Wounded

Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. The police said he ambushed homeless people who were sleeping in the subway.

#city-council-nyc, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #homeless-persons, #lopez-rigoberto, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Selfies With Guns on Party Bus Get N.Y.P.D.’s Attention

Fourteen people were arrested after investigators found eight firearms, the police said, as gun violence in the city continues to spike.

#buses, #crime-and-criminals, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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N.Y.P.D. Officer to Plead Guilty in Plot to Kill Her Estranged Husband

Valerie Cincinelli, a 12-year department veteran, is also accused of asking her boyfriend to arrange the murder of his own daughter.

#cincinelli-valerie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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What the Pandemic Revealed About ‘Progressive’ Prosecutors

At a time when radical change is needed most, too many have not been the heroes some hoped they would be.

#bail, #black-people, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #criminal-justice, #foxx-kim, #krasner-larry-1961, #mosby-marilyn-j-1980, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #united-states

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Attacker Stalked Women in Brooklyn for Weeks as Police Stayed Silent

Women were repeatedly being assaulted at or near a Williamsburg subway station, but the police failed to post warnings. One victim’s social media post finally led to an arrest.

#assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #east-williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #harrison-rodney-k, #hate-crimes, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #women-and-girls

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N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Fired Over Racist Online Rants

An investigation found that Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel had used racial slurs against former President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biracial son.

#anti-semitism, #kobel-james-f, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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They Supported ‘Defund the Police.’ Then the Mayoral Campaign Began.

Most of the leading mayoral candidates have been wary of embracing the “defund the police” movement, which has lost some mainstream political momentum.

#elections-mayors, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses

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Why Did the N.Y.P.D. Solve Fewer Crimes Last Year?

A confluence of factors means that too many murderers are walking free.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-department-nyc

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It’s Time for Police to Stop Lying to Suspects

Innocent people are in jail because detectives tricked them.

#central-park-jogger-case-1989, #confessions, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #interrogations, #police-department-nyc, #psychology-and-psychologists

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N.Y.P.D. Officer Solicited Sexual Photos From 46 Minors, U.S. Says

Federal prosecutors said Officer Carmine Simpson posed as a 17-year-old online and coaxed dozens of teenagers to send him sexual videos and photos.

#child-pornography, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #sex-crimes, #text-messaging

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Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx

The officer was in stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center, and a person was in custody, the police said.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #bullet-proof-clothing, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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A Killer Preyed on Older Women. Police Say He Was Their Neighbor.

The police say Kevin Gavin has killed three women since 2015 at the Carter G. Woodson Houses in Brooklyn.

#brownsville-brooklyn-ny, #elderly, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

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A Teenager Went 3 Floors Down to Play Video Games. He Never Came Home.

Kahlik Grier, 16, was fatally shot in a random encounter in the stairwell of his Bronx apartment building, the police said.

#gangs, #grier-kahlik, #harrison-rodney-k, #maxwell-w-h-career-and-technical-education-high-school, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Homicide Spike Is Real

The uptick will be New York City’s most difficult challenge this year.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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New York Police Arrest Dozens as M.L.K. Day Marchers Gather Near City Hall

The confrontation came days after the state’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department for its handling of protests following the death of George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #james-letitia, #king-martin-luther-jr, #police-department-nyc

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protest Policing

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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N.Y. Attorney General Sues N.Y.P.D. Over Protests and Demands Monitor

Letitia James says the police have used illegal and harmful tactics for years, and wants a federal monitor to oversee the department’s tactics at future demonstrations.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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Queens Murder: Man Stabbed to Death, 3 Relatives Possibly Poisoned

The man’s son was arrested after the police found his father with fatal chest wounds and the family members with faint pulses.

#long-island-jewish-medical-center, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #queens-village-queens-ny

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N.Y.P.D. Concludes Anti-Harassment Official Wrote Racist Online Rants

The official, James F. Kobel, who will now face a departmental trial, filed for retirement as the inquiry was winding down.

#anti-semitism, #captains-endowment-assn, #city-council-nyc, #discrimination, #kobel-james-f, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #torres-ritchie-1988

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Miya Ponsetto Faces Charges for Accusing a Black Teen of Stealing Her Phone at a SoHo Hotel

The woman, Miya Ponsetto, was arrested in connection with the incident at a Soho hotel, hours after recording a disastrous interview with Gayle King.

#arlo-manhattan-ny-hotel, #black-people, #california, #cbs-this-morning-tv-program, #harrold-keyon-musician, #king-gayle, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #ponsetto-miya, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

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N.Y.P.D. to Interview Woman in SoHo Arlo Hotel Incident

Police will go to California to investigate the incident, in which the woman falsely accused the son of a prominent jazz musician of stealing her phone.

#arlo-manhattan-ny-hotel, #black-people, #discrimination, #harrold-keyon-musician, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Here’s Why Car Thefts Are Soaring (Hint: Check Your Cup Holder)

The technology that once made cars nearly impossible to steal has ushered in a new era of joyriding in some cities, thanks to carelessness with key fobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hartford-conn, #locks-and-keys, #national-insurance-crime-bureau, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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Wired ‘Hoax Device’ Inside a Tesla Causes Panic at Queens Palace Mall

A car left in a parking garage at the Queens Place Mall contained a dog and what looked like a makeshift bomb, the police said.

#bombs-and-explosives, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Violence Surged in N.Y.C. in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Protests

A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other categories of crime plummeted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harrison-rodney-k, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #robberies-and-thefts, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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NYPD Officer Shot in Brooklyn, but Vest Stops the Bullet

The 27-year-old officer, who had responded to a call about domestic violence, was “in a little pain” but “extremely good spirits” at a Brooklyn hospital, the police commissioner said.

#attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc

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Police Officer Is Shot in Brooklyn

The officer, whose condition was not immediately released, was taken to Kings County Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Police Department.

#attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc

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5 Takeaways From the Mayor’s Race: A Subway Pledge and Police Scrutiny

Some New York City candidates vowed to reform the Police Department — or to ride the subway more often than Mayor Bill de Blasio.

#adams-eric-l, #campaign-finance, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wiley-maya

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N.Y.P.D. Badly Mishandled George Floyd Protests, Watchdog Says

“I look back with remorse,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a city oversight agency found the department’s tactics “produced excessive enforcement.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #department-of-investigation-nyc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Cathedral Shooting in Manhattan: What We Know About the Gunman

Luis Vasquez grew up in the Manhattan neighborhood where he opened fire as an outdoor carol service ended. The police fatally shot him.

#cathedral-church-of-st-john-the-divine-manhattan-ny, #churches-buildings, #deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #manhattan-nyc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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Police Shoot Man Near Cathedral in Manhattan After He Opens Fire

The police shot a man near the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, where a Christmas carol service was scheduled, the authorities said.

#brewer-gale-a, #cathedral-church-of-st-john-the-divine-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc

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Lawrence Byrne, Former Lawyer for New York Police, Dies at 61

His younger brother, a police officer, was assassinated by a drug gang at 22, a key moment in the city’s crack epidemic of the 1980s.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #byrne-edward-r-1966-88, #byrne-lawrence-m-1959-2020, #criminal-justice, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #police, #police-department-nyc

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