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New York City Police Department
New York City Police Department news and analysis from The Nation
June 27, 2022
The NYU Policing Project’s Dirty Money Dilemma
A coalition of law students at New York University has condemned the nonprofit for partnering with various police technology, surveillance, and weaponry companies.
February 3, 2022
The Police State Is Failing Officers Too
Alternatives to policing are critical to the health and safety of both overpoliced people, historically and predominantly Black and brown, and the police themselves.
January 28, 2022
She Ran on a Platform of “Radical Love.” Now She’s Facing Radical Hate.
Harlem’s new city councilwoman is finally getting media attention—and death threats—for sending condolences to the family of a man accused of murdering two cops.
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
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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.
Philip V. McHarris
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.