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06.24.15 Keegan Stephan

A peaceful protest against the city’s decision to budget $170 million to hire 1,300 new cops resulted in at least one arrest Tuesday night — because a protester sneezed. The arrest occurred in front of Gracie Mansion around 9 PM, after demonstrators gathered at City Hall, marched to Union Square, then took the subway to […]

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06.22.15 Prachi Gupta

It’s so popular to blame Barack Obama’s presidency for everything from the poor economy to the reason Two and a Half Men re-runs still air that it’s become a meme. But on Sunday, Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins attributed New York’s recent anti-cop sentiment on the president without a hint of irony or humor. […]

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06.15.15 Prachi Gupta

Prospect Park residents are forever on the lookout for those creepy goat heads, so perhaps that’s why someone raised the alarm on a dude who was grilling a guinea pig for lunch on Saturday. DNAinfo reports that police got an emergency call about a guy abusing squirrels in the park, but when they got to […]

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06.08.15 Liam Mathews

Benjamin Farias, the Bronx man who recorded his April 20th arrest and caught the cops who stopped him on the Grand Concourse admitting they “don’t know why the pulled him over,” is filing a suit against the city, alleging unlawful arrest and injury. He claims his wrist was fractured during the arrest. “I knew something […]

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Prachi Gupta

While some fans were enjoying Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar inside Hot97’s Summer Jam concert on Sunday night, others were clashing with New Jersey state police just beyond the gates. NorthJersey.com reports that the police were armed with riot gear, pepper spray, sonic weapons and, according to spokesman Sgt. Gregory Williams, made “‘multiple arrests’ inside […]

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05.07.15 Prachi Gupta

Men in blue today get a bad rep, but they look like schoolyard bullies when compared to Michael Dowd, the ex-NYPD officer who slung crack cocaine in Brooklyn’s murder capital, East New York, at the height of the drug’s epidemic. Dowd, who served the 75th Precinct for a decade, made up to $4,000 a week […]

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05.04.15 Liam Mathews

Another day, another video of the NYPD being awful. In this video, uploaded to YouTube on April 30 by the man being arrested, two officers in the Bronx are seen illegally arresting a man during a traffic stop. The man set his phone camera to record and put it in the cupholder, which the cops […]

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04.24.15 Liam Mathews

Retired NYPD Detective Specialist Anthony Planakis is one of those guys who, when he’s interested in something, learns everything there is to know on the subject. He has a lot of interests: photography, organic food, HVAC installation and maintenance. But his passion, since 1977, has been bees. He’s kept bees for years, first in Connecticut […]

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04.23.15 Prachi Gupta

A bill that would enable the state attorney general to investigate deaths of unarmed civilians in altercations with the police has failed in the state Senate. Capital reports that it was “voted down 20-16” in the GOP-led Senate Finance Committee. The bill was proposed by Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins after Eric Garner died at […]

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04.01.15 Liam Mathews

On Tuesday, video of a man who claimed to be a cop harassing an Uber driver went viral, drawing public outcry. The incident happened Monday on the West Side Highway, where the officer was recorded by the driver’s backseat passenger yelling things like “How long have you been in this country?” and “Who do you […]

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