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05.12.09 Will Sherman

A new NYCLU report says “the NYPD stopped and interrogated more innocent people during the first three months of 2009 than during any three-month period” since the police started keeping records. Between January and March, a record 170,000 mostly black and Latino New Yorkers were stopped, of which 9 out of 10 completely innocent. |NYCLU| […]

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05.08.09 Bucky Turco

We’re not sure if the cops are doing anything illegal here or if the peaceful Indian man’s meddling questions were inappropriate, but the whole ordeal just feels a bit wrong. Between the shrieking woman, who was in the process of being placed under arrest, and the overly-aggressive, chest-jabby Asian cop, watch communication spectacularly breakdown at […]

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05.06.09 Will Sherman

An innocent cab driver, imprisoned for 9 months in 2002 after an undercover cop lied about buying 100 Ecstasy pills from him, has received a $1.5 million settlement from the city. The perjuring cop wasn’t even working the day he falsely claimed the cabbie sold him drugs. |Newsday| […]

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04.28.09 Will Sherman

In addition to the one artist that was arrested during the New York Street Advertising Takeover, several other participants were taken into custody: 2 whitewashers and one videographer. Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign writes: […]

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Will Sherman

While New York City saw fewer fatal shootings last year, killings by knife increased 50 percent, from 83 to 125 deaths. “It is hard to say with certainty what accounts for the increase,” says NYPD spokesperson Paul J. Browne. “We may have made it harder for killers to get their hands on guns. Knives are […]

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04.20.09 Will Sherman

After confronting his baby’s mother with a gun and firing shots at police, Yancy Jiminial, a 21-year-old Bronx man, was shot and wounded by cops who “fired 12 rounds at him, striking him once in the hip.” The violence surprised Jiminial’s sister, who described him as “a good guy” despite his 2006 attack on the […]

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