Members of the Muslim community are pursuing legal action against the NYPD for its surveillance of students, business owners, and other citizens belonging to the religion. As of Wednesday (June 6) the New Jersey chapter of the Muslim Advocates became the first group of its kind to file a suit against the department for practices which NYPD […]
In a 2011 Associated Press report, 50,000 low-level weed arrests took place in New York per year, more than any other reported crime in the city’s justice system. One out of seven cases in criminal court involved pot, with Black and Hispanic men making up the bulk of the arrested. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo […]
Progressive-minded Americans celebrated the historic election of the first African-American President of the United State in Barack Obama as the moment that America was becoming a theoretical “post-racial” society where race, discrimination and prejudice were things of the past. However, recent events—even Jay-Z has caught it—have proven otherwise. Hip-Hop Wired takes a look at 10 […]
The NYPD is already in hot water over accusations of discrimination, and corruption, and now a video has surfaced that will surely brighten their negative spotlight. A black police officer was taped telling unleashing a vulgar rant aimed at two men who were illegally parked in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.
With the arrest of notoriously elusive and influential drug dealer James Corley, the Queens-based “Supreme Team” street gang saw one of the final beams of its foundation tumble after the 51-year-old was charged on Thursday (May 18) with criminal sale of a controlled substance and other related drug charges. NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens […]
The NYPD has announced changes to its “stop-and-frisk” policy. The police force continues to come under fire for racial profiling, prompting Commissioner Raymond Kelly to announce the implementation of adjustments to the controversial tactics carried out by the department.
The NYPD’s credibility just keeps getting worse. Amid numerous allegations of racial profiling, and other shady practices the police force must now deal with the bad publicity from one of their own who was busted for giving inside information to drug traffickers. Devon Daniels, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Agency Monday (May 14) on […]
A New York man is seeking legal action against the NYPD, in what he accuses was a racially charged wrongful arrest. Kenrick Gray filed a lawsuit in the Brooklyn Federal Court against Officer Michael Dargjati for unlawfully taking him into custody, and bragging that he “fried another ni**er.” Daragjati has a reputation for getting into trouble, […]
An explosive new deposition exposes claims of racial profiling, and bigotry all at the hands of top NYPD officials. According to testimony released in a federal discrimination lawsuit, high-ranking supervisors of the department’s gun unit, treated white suspects more fairly than their black counterparts. The sworn deposition, taken from the testimony of three members of […]
The tragic 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell at the hands of New York police became a refreshed memory for some city residents, especially in light of the recent Trayvon Martin case. Just weeks after being released by NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, undercover detective Gescard Isnora has come forward in a somewhat defiant stance saying […]
The shooting case of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham has taken a new turn after video was released showing NYPD officers kicking down the door of the home of Graham’s grandmother in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. The video, which Hip-Hop Wired warns is intense, shows Graham entering his home calmly last Thursday with NYPD officers […]
NYPD To Start Scanning People On The Streets For Guns [Video] If you thought you had a hard time going through airports, just wait a few months if you’re trying to walk the streets of New York. The NYPD plans to start using technology that can detect people carrying guns on their person. The technology, […]