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Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly popped out of the woodwork the other day to talk shit about Mayor de Blasio on the Fox Business Channel, blaming the mayor’s directive for the police to be less aggro for the recent uptick in homicides. “A lot of the signals that’ve been given to police officers, certainly here […]

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A federal monitor has submitted a guideline for NYPD behavioral standards that’s so basic it looks like it could be a poster in a 2nd grade classroom. That’s not an insult against the federal monitor who is overseeing NYPD reform, but against the cops, who sadly seem to need reminders like, “Remember most people are […]

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While he predicts that the number of cops on the streets of New York is going to increase this year, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says that the number of stop-and-frisks are going to decline. Bratton told the New York Daily News that the NYPD will have one million fewer interactions with the public “based primarily […]

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NYPD officers patrolling private buildings must have reasonable suspicion a person is trespassing in order to stop him or her. A new internal memo, the New York Daily News reports, imposes a set of guidelines around the NYPD’s Operation Clean Halls initiative “apparently for the first time.” The controversial program started in 1991 as an […]

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It just got a little bit harder for the NYPD to stop-and-frisk you for no reason. Well, at least on paper. Earlier this week, a memo was sent out to all officers stating new rules regarding stop-and-frisk policies, effective immediately, DNAinfo reported. Officers can no longer stop people based solely on “furtive movements,” or because […]

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At an NYPD trial on Thursday, a Brooklyn man says he was stopped-and-frisked and briefly cuffed for returning items at a Manhattan store on November 2012 (and no, it wasn’t Barney’s). His crime: shopping while black. After the encounter, part of which was captured on video by a passerby, Jermaine Johnakin filed a complaint against […]

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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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Das Racist, the beloved Brooklyn hip-hop group, may be no more, but former member Dapwell is keeping busy and still hilarious. For just one of his many projects, he’s printing stop-and-frisk shirts featuring our former mayor and his infamous statement that the NYPD “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” At the time, 91% of those subjected […]

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The NYPD’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk practices are sabotaging mental health. A new study, published Thursday, surveyed men aged 18 to 26 (mostly black and Hispanic, as they are statistically most likely to be stopped by the police) in 37 neighborhoods (mostly those where stop-and-frisks are most common). It revealed that those who have been stopped by the police “had elevated […]

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An NYPD officer allegedly took $1,300 from a man’s pocket in Coney Island during a stop-and-frisk, reports the Daily News. The money has not been accounted for. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating. In video footage recorded at the scene, the cop frisking construction worker Lamard Joye “appears to reach into Joye’s pocket and pull out a thick wad of […]

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