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New York City Police Department news and analysis from The Nation
May 31, 2020
The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police
The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor prove what we already knew—police “reform” has failed.
Alex S. Vitale
May 27, 2020
There’s Only One Possible Conclusion: White America Likes Its Killer Cops
There’s a straight line connecting Derek Chauvin to Amy Cooper—and that line is white support of police violence.
November 27, 2019
New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression
Organizers are connecting protests against austerity and police brutality in the New York City subway to the growing resistance in the Global South.
November 7, 2019
The NYPD Needs to Change a Lot More Than Its Commissioner
Despite attempts to reform New York City’s Police Department, its methods remain troubling and its rank-and-file resistant to change.
Alex S. Vitale
August 21, 2019
A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry
Daniel Pantaleo suffered the absolute minimal consequence for killing Eric Garner. The fact that the police union is throwing a tantrum is sick and outrageous.
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July 25, 2019
Eric Garner’s Killer Got a Raise—and de Blasio Did Nothing
That and 10 other times the New York City mayor failed to hold Officer Daniel Pantaleo to account.
Jumaane D. Williams
March 29, 2019
The NYPD Union’s War Against Parole Reform
For decades, cops have aggressively opposed even minor reforms concerning accountability and criminal justice. Now, they’re finding they no longer have the state’s parole board under their thumb.
May 17, 2018
Want to See How Biased Broken Windows Policing Is? Spend a Day in Court
In New York City, the overwhelming majority of misdemeanor arraignments are of people of color.
August 7, 2017
This Police-Reform Activist Wants to Be Mayor of New York
Robert Gangi is running a long-shot challenge to Mayor Bill de Blasio—from the left.
July 5, 2017
It Will Take Tenacity and Guts to Shutter One of the Country’s Most Notorious Jails
Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio up to the challenge of closing Rikers Island?