Black Leaders Are Conveying the Far Left’s Unease With Eric Adams

The mayor’s skill in wielding race and biography has energized Black activists with shared experiences to push alternate solutions to New York City’s problems.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

Federal Action May Finally Fix the N.Y.P.D.’s Sex Crimes Unit

The work of holding law enforcement agencies accountable is arduous but vital.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #department-of-investigation-nyc, #discrimination, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #sewell-keechant, #sex-crimes

When Gun Violence Outrage Isn’t Enough to Bring Reform

An examination of crises in the Americas — including school shootings in the U.S. — yields a sobering theory about why even a national outpouring of pain cannot always overcome political divides.

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Crime and Political Punishment

Voters are justifiably upset, but they’ll probably support the wrong people.

#crime-and-criminals, #midterm-elections-2022, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-reform

Democrats Face Pressure on Crime from Their Own Base

Not long ago, the party was focused on police reform, but rising fears of violence, especially among communities of color, have led candidates to change course.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

On George Floyd Anniversary, Biden Set to Issue Policing Order

The order would direct all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #justice-department, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Spend This Money’: Biden Calls on States to Devote Stimulus Funds to Police

Ahead of the midterm elections, President Biden is making a forceful push to show he is a defender of law enforcement.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

A.O.C. and Eric Adams Have Not Spoken in Nearly a Year

Mayor Adams and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represent divergent wings of the Democratic Party, have not spoken one-on-one in nearly a year.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

On Crime, New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams Is Stuck in 1994

Tired ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric is not the solution to crime in 2022.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Biden’s $5.8 Trillion Budget Pivots Toward Economic and Security Concerns

The president released his latest budget proposal amid war in Ukraine and concerns at home about rising costs.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #federal-budget-us, #income-tax, #police, #police-reform, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Are Making Life Too Easy for Republicans

The consequences of a Republican takeover of the House or of both branches of Congress are unlikely to be routine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. to Expand Training Offered to Local Law Enforcement

The announcement comes as the administration has sought to fulfill a key part of President Biden’s legislative agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii

N.Y.P.D. Rolls Out New Version of Anti-Gun Unit With Violent Past

Officers will wear modified uniforms, not plain clothes, in the unit, which in its previous form was involved in a disproportionate number of fatal shootings.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #search-and-seizure, #sewell-keechant

Policing Is Under Scrutiny as Murders Rise in the U.S.

Murders have spiked in the U.S., and experts say a mix of solutions works best.

#internal-storyline-no, #police, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

The Police Aren’t Exactly Running Out of Cash

There is no real relationship between crime rates and police budgets.

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Open Letter to President Biden From a Dispirited Black Voter

Representation and inclusion are important to me, but they are no substitute for policy and legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #law-and-legislation, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-of-the-union-message-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

London Breed and the Return of Tough-on-Crime Democrats

A party at war with itself can provide neither greater peace nor sustainable reform.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #san-francisco-calif, #urban-areas

Barack Obama: What Trayvon Martin Taught Us, 10 Years Later

Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.

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As Crime Surges, Roll Back of Tough-on-Crime Policies Faces Resistance

With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.

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Eric Adams Is Being Tested on Gun Violence in N.Y.C. Let’s Give Him a Chance.

What makes Mayor Eric Adams of New York hard to pin down is what makes him so interesting.

#adams-eric-l, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #dinkins-david-n, #new-york-city, #police, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

White House Moves to Reset Relationship With Police Leaders

Outreach by a top administration official dovetails with a broader shift to the center among Democratic leaders on criminal justice issues.

#adams-eric-l, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #floyd-george-d-2020, #fraternal-order-of-police, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

NYC Mayor Eric Adams’s Crime Plan Is Loathed by Liberals. But It Might Work.

To address New York City’s rising gun violence, Eric Adams called on “all of us” to make the streets safer.

#adams-eric-l, #attacks-on-police, #crime-and-criminals, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police-reform

A Staunch Critic of the N.Y.P.D. Grapples With Deaths of 2 Officers

Harlem Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, who has equated the policing system to slavery, is now considering how to deliver her message in a district mourning for two officers.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #city-council-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #richardson-jordan-kristin

Why This Liberal Mayor Doesn’t Want a Lecture From Progressives

London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #budgets-and-budgeting, #mayors, #police, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #police-reform, #san-francisco-calif, #tenderloin-san-francisco-calif

Can Eric Adams Rebuild, and Rein In, the N.Y.P.D. Anti-Crime Unit?

Mayor Eric Adams wants to recreate the department’s plainclothes anti-crime unit, which recovered illegal guns but was responsible for a number of fatal shootings.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #racial-profiling, #sewell-keechant, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #vassell-saheed-d-2018

The Law of Unintended Political Consequences Strikes Again

Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.” 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #ford-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #perriello-tom, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #third-way, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-darren-1959

Teen Girl Shot By Police Was Seeking New Life, Family Says

The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of Los Angeles Police Shooting

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of 14-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

A Call to Fund the Police

Mayors of color in major, liberal cities are prioritizing public safety.

#adams-eric-l, #breed-london, #harrell-bruce, #hmong-tribe, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lightfoot-lori, #police, #police-reform, #thao-sheng

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #oakland-calif, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

Keechant Sewell, a Queens Native, Comes ‘Full Circle’ to Head N.Y.P.D.

Keechant Sewell, chief of detectives in Nassau County, will become the city’s 45th police commissioner after she impressed Eric Adams with “emotional intelligence.”

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-blasio-bill, #police, #police-department-nassau-county-ny, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #sewell-keechant

Mount Vernon, N.Y., Police Face Federal Civil Rights Investigation

The inquiry will focus on whether the Mount Vernon department engaged in a “pattern or practice of unlawful policing,” officials said.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #corruption-institutional, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gothamist-llc, #justice-department, #mount-vernon-ny, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #williams-damian-attorney

New Prosecutors Are Reopening Old Cases Against Police Officers

District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety.

#arboleda-laudemer-d-2018, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #fraternal-order-of-police, #gascon-george, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hall-andrew-danville-calif-police-officer, #krasner-larry-1961, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #traffic-and-parking-violations

Can Liberals Survive Progressivism?

The main threat to the Democratic Party comes from the left.

#bail, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #police-reform, #shellenberger-michael, #united-states-politics-and-government, #waukesha-wis-holiday-parade-attack-2021

Elijah McClain’s Family to Receive $15 Million in Settlement

Mr. McClain, a young Black man, died in 2019 after being restrained by the police in Aurora, Colo.

#aurora-colo, #mcclain-elijah-d-2019, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #polis-jared-s-1975, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Do Democrats Have a Messaging Problem?

Some critics say the Democratic Party is struggling to respond to issues seized upon by conservative news media.

#critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

N.Y. City Council Sees Historic Changes, and Republicans Gain Ground

Concerns over public safety and pandemic restrictions helped some Republicans win seats on the New York City Council, which will also be one of the city’s most diverse councils ever.

#ariola-joann, #brannan-justin-l, #city-council-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-city-councils, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vernikov-inna, #women-and-girls

Offered a Chance to Reinvent Policing, Minneapolis Opts for What It Knows

Around the country, local elections suggested that voters were rejecting the most sweeping calls to reinvent law enforcement.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #long-island-ny, #minneapolis-minn, #police, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

Minneapolis Voters Reject an Amendment to Replace the Police Department

The amendment, which grew out of the anger over the murder of George Floyd, called for replacing the city’s police force with a new Department of Public Safety.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

Eric Adams, the Likely N.Y.C. Mayor, Has The Times’s Endorsement

Mr. Adams has The Times’s endorsement.

#adams-eric-l, #education-k-12, #elections-borough-presidents, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #police-reform

Seattle’s Choice: A Police Abolitionist or a Law-and-Order Republican?

The finalists in the race to become Seattle’s next city attorney have extreme differences in their views. Some residents are wary of both of them.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #gregoire-christine-o, #locke-gary, #police-reform, #seattle-wash, #straka-brandon, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Fate of the Minneapolis Police Is in Voters’ Hands

In the city where the “defund the police” movement took off, voters will decide next week whether to replace their Police Department with a new public safety agency.

#arradondo-medaria, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #referendums

Sheriff Is Charged With Falsely Accusing Black Newspaper Carrier of Threats

Ed Troyer, the sheriff of Pierce County in Washington State, was charged with making a false claim after saying the man had threatened to kill him, prosecutors said.

#black-people, #ed-troyer, #ferguson-robert-w-1965, #inslee-jay, #news-tribune, #newspapers, #police, #police-reform, #seattle-times, #sedrick-altheimer

A Year After ‘Defund’, Police Departments Get Their Money Back

The abrupt reversals have come in response to rising levels of crime, the exodus of officers and political pressures.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #dallas-tex, #garcia-eddie-dallas-tex-police-officer, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #guyger-amber-1988, #jean-botham-shem, #johnson-eric-1975, #police-department-dallas-tex, #police-reform

Can America Reform Policing and Fight Crime at the Same Time?

We have seen too often how the lust to punish Black criminality — to inflate and pathologize it — wins out over all else.

#black-people, #discrimination, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kasim Reed Focuses on Crime in Atlanta Mayoral Election

Kasim Reed, the former mayor whose administration was marked by corruption scandals, is running for another term, promising to restore public safety.

#atlanta-ga, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #moore-felicia, #police-reform, #reed-kasim

Miami’s Embattled Top Cop Compared City Leaders to Cuban Dictators

Chief Art Acevedo was a flashy hire when he arrived in Miami six months ago. Now his job is in peril after a series of clashes with city commissioners.

#acevedo-art-houston-tex-police-chief, #carollo-joe, #miami-fla, #miami-police-department, #police, #police-reform, #suarez-francis-x-1977

Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Build More, and Build Higher.

Down with historic preservation!

#affordable-housing, #crime-and-criminals, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #internal-sub-only, #police-reform, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #zoning

When the ‘Silent Majority’ Isn’t White

The new media obsession with moderate minorities.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-national-convention, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #internal-sub-only, #news-and-news-media, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020