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Williams Proposes New Stop and Frisk Controls

Mar 08, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste Councilman Jumaane Williams displays his City Council badge. Councilman Jumaane Williams introduced a new bill last week, designed to increase police accountability and limit racial profiling, especially as


Close to Home

Feb 27, 2012

Photo provided by New York Public Library New York State reformatory, plumbing shop, circa 1921. In his 2011 State of the City Address Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use


Controversial Video Sparks Outrage at NYPD

Feb 01, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste Commissioner Raymond Kelly honors officers. Muslim organizations last week called for the resignation of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, the creation of a police


The Guns on Our Streets

Jan 25, 2012

Photo by Robert Nelson In 2002, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released a list of the 10 guns most commonly recovered from crime scenes across the country.


Community Members Struggle With Stop and Frisk

Jan 23, 2012

Photo by Sophie Forbes . Within half a year, Harlem mother Mary Black went from not even knowing what a ‘stop-and-frisk’ was to headlining protests against it. She quickly learned that in


Air Conditioner at Center of Legal Battle

Jan 04, 2012

Photo by BostonBill. When Stuart Feldman purchased a cooperative apartment in Whitestone, Queens, in 1997, it was to provide a home for his parents, Clara and Jerome Feldman who were in


In New York, the Police Police the Police

Nov 22, 2011

Photo by Ken Decades after Frank Serpico (portrayed in the movie by Al Pacino) blew the whistle on misconduct by his colleagues in the police department, corruption -- though perhaps not