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New York City Police Department news and analysis from The Nation
December 27, 2021
The Mayor Nobody Knows
Eric Adams takes office without having had much to say about how—or in whose interests—he’ll govern New York City.
December 9, 2021
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Thanks to a recent investigation, we now know that two of the men who spent decades in prison for the crime were innocent. But we are no closer to closure over an assassination that changed the course of world history
November 2, 2021
Closing Rikers Is Long Overdue
Mass decarceration is exactly what’s needed to ensure that people aren’t simply being shuttled from one inhumane situation to another.
June 21, 2021
How Progressives Could Lose New York’s Mayor’s Race—but Win the City
Up and down the ballot, from office of the comptroller to the City Council, progressives could pull off a wave of critical victories.
November 19, 2020
‘I Experience a Hollowing Fear Any Time I’m Stopped by Police’
Gutting the Fourth Amendment has turned tiny traffic violations into abusive traffic stops and coercive searches for millions of Black drivers like myself.
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November 11, 2020
Police Terror Won’t End With the Trump Administration
Post–Election Day cop brutality points to the continuation of a violent reality for protesters.
July 31, 2020
The NYPD Took a Step Toward Fascism When It Kidnapped Nikki Stone
Then they’ll come for you.
July 2, 2020
New York’s City Hall Encampment Is a Middle Finger to Our Elected Leaders
A ragtag group of strangers is taking care of New Yorkers—including homeless comrades—better than the City is.
July 2, 2020
How Did Police Unions Get So Powerful?
Police unions are on the defensive for perhaps the first time since their formation. It’s been a long time coming.
June 26, 2020
Bill de Blasio Broke His Promise to New York
The mayor’s retreat on police reform is a wound that won’t heal.