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Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly lost big: a federal court ruling and a new law ban the racial profiling that undergirds the discriminatory practice.
How the shooting death of the unarmed teenager sparked new activism against police violence in the Bronx.
How the New York City Council’s Community Safety Act stands the best chance of curtailing the NYPD’s most destructive racial profiling practices.
Activists in Durham, North Carolina, have come together in support of Carlos Riley Jr. and against the racial policing they believe has put him behind bars.
The Bloomberg administration accuses a judge of bias for her rulings against the NYPD. But more judges should consider the human implications of police policies.
Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.
Ethan Saylor died because police responded with rapid and unnecessary force to his disability. I worry, not only for my son with Down Syndrome, but for all others who face similar tactics.
With this example, what message are vigilantes like George Zimmerman supposed to take away?
Last week, eight candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral election spoke on issues of policing and criminal justice at a forum co-sponsored by The Nation.
There’s something wrong when the number of young black men stopped by police in New York City exceeds the number of young black men actually living in the city.