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Police academy graduates

The department’s emphasis on numbers and the union's cooperation has led to millions of suspicion-less stop-and-frisks.

Muslim students

A new report by civil liberties groups reveals self-censorship and decreased participation in community groups as a result of police hounding.

Ahmed Ferhani

The government says he is a terrorist. But his conversations with undercover police tell a different story.

Drug search

The unwinnable war transforms a freedom-loving republic into a freedom-fearing national security state.

 

Stop and Frisk

Nearly every single community member speaking at recent hearing on stop-and-frisk opposed the NYPD’s controversial policy.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

While Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly defend stop-and-frisk, a damning video is fueling the fight for police accountability in New York City.

Council members demanded answers from Mayor Bloomberg's representative just one day after a video released by The Nation documented an abusive stop.

Stop-and-frisk victim

An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.

Prison

Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.

J. Edgar Hoover, 1961

Tim Weiner’s Enemies is not so much a history of the FBI as a compendium of interesting historical material.

Blogs

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015

Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?

January 8, 2015

Not even the conservative media could connect the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris to #BlackLivesMatter protests in New York City… could they?

January 7, 2015

It will really hurt their feelings.

January 6, 2015

Mayors Fiorello La Guardia, John Lindsay and Rudy Giuliani all survived clashes with the PBA. Bill de Blasio will too.

 

December 28, 2014

Before Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed two police officers, he shot Shaneka Thompson. That matters more than law enforcement’s blame game.

December 23, 2014

We all should mourn the deaths of Liu and Ramos—but that mourning doesn't mean we become less critical of the police as a violent and racist tool of oppression.

December 22, 2014