Criminologists question what it means to “defund the police”
Cutting down community police interactions and replacing them with neighborhood vigilantes is risky.
NYC’s new budget cuts police funding
The budget was announced as demonstrators camped in City Park for the past week.
City protests ebb and flow from solidarity to a war zone
As day turned to night, peaceful protests turned to looting, a common theme.
The Auxiliary Police Force is a Different Way to Serve New Yorkers
Throughout Ronald Sussman’s life, joining law enforcement had always been an aspiration. Now, at the age of 66, Sussman is a member of the auxiliary police force, a volunteer organization that works with the NYPD. But, while Sussman gets to live out his dream of being in uniform, many New Yorkers have zero clue what the auxiliary force does and that it even exists.
Crown Heights Protests Police Killing of Saheed Vassell
From early yesterday morning til well past sundown, family, friends and community members collected where the shooting occurred to demonstrate.
NYPD Fatally Shoots Unarmed Man in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Produced by Sarah Ellis and Claire Tighe Additional Editing by Marjan Riazi
George Washington Bridge haunted by suicides
On average, the bridge is the site of a suicide attempt every 3.5 days
Impending sentencing for Liang brings hope for justice
NYPD officer Peter Liang fatally shot East New York resident Akai Gurley in an the unlit stairwell.
New Yorkers protest Eric Garner verdict
Thousands of New Yorkers cried out in protest over the Grand Jury decision not to indict the police officer who chocked the unarmed man to death.
NYC Primary: The Muslim vote
The inability of the Muslim community find an acceptable candidate had led to indifference when it comes to politics.