If you’re wondering why there’s a lack of Black officers on the NYPD Chief Bill Bratton has an answer. Bratton says it’s hard to hire Black applicants because “so many” of them have criminal records.
Thursday (Oct. 31), a Manhattan federal judge who ruled in August that the NYPD‘s “stop-and-frisk” policy was unconstitutional has been blocked and removed from presiding over the case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin‘s decision to reform stop-and-frisk and removed her from the case involving the policy […]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg probably wishes he could take this comment back. In a recent interview, Bloomberg stated that mayoral candidate and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s campaign is “racist.”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suffered setbacks regarding the NYPD‘s “stop-and-frisk” policy, this after the City Council overrode and voted against his veto of bills designed to curtail the practice. Attacking the New York Times earlier this year, and later President Barack Obama via an op-ed, Bloomberg is now on the offensive.
A joint sting operation in New York busted up two major gun rings, with 19 persons arrested and seized 254 weapons in total. Although rapper Matthew “Neno” Best was at best a low-level operative, his actions on social media helped NYPD investigators nab the individual for brokering the sales of the guns in Brooklyn.
Trayvon Martin‘s shooting death last year in Florida sparked a number of nationwide debates surrounding racial profiling. Over the weekend, the NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic was challenged by Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, who stated the practice unfairly targets people of color.