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01.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Twenty nine-year old Jarrod Shanahan has turned himself in to police for the assault of two officers on the Brooklyn Bridge, bringing the number of arrests for the incident up to five. Police say there are six suspects in total. The incident occurred on December 13, when a group of protesters — separated from the […]

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12.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Elevated tensions between the NYPD and the mayor — high in the weeks after the protests for Eric Garner began — have skyrocketed after a mentally ill man ambushed and killed two officers on December 20. While police remain on high alert in the city, reports by the New York Post and the New York […]

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12.12.14 Prachi Gupta

In a month that has brought increased criticism of the NYPD, the New York Times has released a report that gives even more reason to be wary of police officers. The Times writes that a string of arrests for gun possession in Brooklyn in recent years “suggest a pattern of questionable police conduct and tactics” […]

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12.05.14 Rhett Jones

Protests demanding justice for Eric Garner moved throughout the city for a second day with a reported 223 people being arrested as demonstrators shut down transportation networks and blocked roadways. ANIMAL captured footage of one of those arrests, at at 10:39 PM in Times Square. Marchers had blocked the intersection of 7th Avenue and 42nd Street. […]

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10.29.14 Prachi Gupta

Crime in New York has gone down, but misdemeanor arrests are on the rise, concludes a comprehensive report [PDF] that culls through New York state and city arrest data from the past three decades. The New York Times reported on the 114-page study, put out by John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Tuesday, describing […]

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10.22.14 Aymann Ismail

Dozens of buskers assembled at the Metropolitan Avenue G station late Tuesday afternoon to show their support for fellow subway performer Andrew Kalleen, whose arrest by the NYPD went viral after a video of the incident was posted to YouTube. The footage shows a cop reading the law that permits busking and then busting Kalleen. […]

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10.21.14 Rhett Jones

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is on course to equal the number of petty weed arrests as Bloomberg’s. According to a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, by this time last year, the NYPD had made 20,080 arrests for pot possession as opposed to 19,684 in 2014 — a difference of just 396. That […]

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10.20.14 Bucky Turco

The excerpt below is Section 1050.6 of the MTA’s official rules of conduct (emphasis added). Except as expressly permitted in this subdivision, no person shall engage in any nontransit uses upon any facility or conveyance. Nontransit uses are noncommercial activities that are not directly related to the use of a facility or conveyance for transportation. […]

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09.10.14 Marina Galperina

Upstate New York’s very own Gregory Bolognese, 22, was arrested Monday at the Greyhound bus station in his town of Plattsburgh with cocaine, LSD and weed hidden inside a stuffed lion. The toy was wearing a “D.A.R.E. to resist drugs and violence t-shirt.” Plattsburgh police did not say how they found out about Bolognese’s special hiding place. Just […]

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07.15.14 Sophie Weiner

We’ve been following the story of the NYPD’s crackdown on “showtime” subway dancers over the last few months. According to the new police commissioner, the performances represent “small crimes that have a big impact, a negative impact on the general public.” This morning, Capital New York published a list of the locations where one third […]

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