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New York City Police Department news and analysis from The Nation
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?
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May 23, 2017
The Case Against ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bills
Hate-crimes laws make sense for groups that have been historically discriminated against. Police officers don’t qualify.
April 3, 2017
Police Arrested This Cop Watch Activist—But Then Recorded Themselves by Accident
The activist, Jose LaSalle, used a set of apps to record the police, and has shared those recordings with
February 20, 2017
What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Once They Fall Into ICE’s Hands?
In New York, undocumented immigrants can languish in abominable detention centers for months or even years.
January 19, 2017
5 Years After Ramarley Graham Was Killed by the NYPD, Join His Family’s Campaign for Police Accountability
The officer who killed Ramarley Graham is finally facing trial.
November 17, 2016
Rudolph Giuliani Can’t Stand the Constitution
Remember when he was mayor?
Alex S. Vitale