New York City Police Department

Bill de Blasio Has Failed the Test of This Moment

Bill de Blasio Has Failed the Test of This Moment Bill de Blasio Has Failed the Test of This Moment

New York’s mayor has floundered in the face of stunning police violence—just like so many other mayors who aren’t prepared to rein in the cops.

Jun 1, 2020 / Elie Mystal

The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police

The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police 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.

May 31, 2020 / Alex S. Vitale

There’s Only One Possible Conclusion: White America Likes Its Killer Cops

There’s Only One Possible Conclusion: White America Likes Its Killer Cops 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.

May 27, 2020 / Elie Mystal

New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression

New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression 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.

Nov 27, 2019 / Chris Gelardi

James O'Neill

The NYPD Needs to Change a Lot More Than Its Commissioner 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.

Nov 7, 2019 / Alex S. Vitale

A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry

A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry 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.

Aug 21, 2019 / Elie Mystal

Eric Garner protest

Eric Garner’s Killer Got a Raise—and de Blasio Did Nothing 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.

Jul 25, 2019 / Jumaane D. Williams

Patrick Lynch

The NYPD Union’s War Against Parole Reform 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 und...

Mar 29, 2019 / Natasha Lennard

Want to See How Biased Broken Windows Policing Is? Spend a Day in Court

Want to See How Biased Broken Windows Policing Is? Spend a Day in Court 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.

May 17, 2018 / Michelle Chen

Robert Gangi

This Police-Reform Activist Wants to Be Mayor of New York 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.

Aug 7, 2017 / Cities Rising / P.E. Moskowitz

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