Post Tagged with: "police"

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Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Finds Cheers and Jeers

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Government August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The ruling of stop-and-frisk ignited plenty of reactions, no less in the pages of the community media.

The parents of officer Russel Timoshenko, killed in the line of duty in 2007, attended the RAOA anniversary gala where their son was honored. (Photo via

Russian Police Group Marks Decade

Crime, Eastern European, Government July 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

The Russian American Officers Association celebrated its 10th anniversary, reports RussianNY. The group addresses the cultural and language gap between the NYPD and the immigrant Russian community which led to the organization’s founding.

Kimani "Kiki" Gray, 16, of East Flatbush, was shot and killed by plainclothes NYPD officers on Saturday night. (Photo via

Opinion: East Flatbush Police ‘Notorious’ for ‘Abuse of Power’

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, Opinion March 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Giving context to the shooting of teenager Kimani Gray last Saturday, an opinion piece in The Indypendent, and originally in, calls the police precinct in East Flatbush one with “a long record of abuse and brutality.”

Ana Cuevas, Reynaldo's mother, next to her other son, Joel Cuevas. (Photo by Victor Matos/El Diario-La Prensa)

Family Haunted by Double Tragedies at Hands of Police

Bronx, Crime, Dominican, In the News, Latino March 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The Cuevas family lost Reynaldo, 20, when an officer mistakenly killed him during a robbery. A month later, his cousin, Leonel, 17, was paralyzed and will suffer permanent brain damage after his dirt bike came in contact with a patrol car, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Friends and neighbors left messages of remembrance for Ramarley Graham at the Bronx residence where he was shot by police. (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

21 Killed by NYPD in 2012

African American, Crime, In the News, Latino, Media February 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Amsterdam News reports on statistics released by the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, which found that 21 New Yorkers were killed by police in 2012, nearly 90 percent of whom were Black or Hispanic.

Members of the Polish American Police Association of New Jersey attend the 2012 Pulaski Parade. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik, courtesy of PAPA-NJ)

NJ Polish Cops Launch ‘Long Overdue’ Association

Crime, Eastern European, Labor February 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Polish officers in New Jersey now have their own organization. Six months after its founding, the Polish American Police Association of New Jersey has 90 members, who engage in activities that benefit Poles locally and back home, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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New Yorkers Ramp Up Outcry Against Stop-and-Frisk

African American, Crime, Latino October 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Recent police shootings of unarmed men has put the spotlight back on stop-and-frisk. The Uptowner and Queens Chronicle reported on action taken by protesters and elected officials. Bronx Ink collected the stories of 33 Bronx residents.

The Department of Transportion is cracking down on speedy deliverymen. (James Fanelli via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: a Safety Crackdown on Food Deliverymen

Business, Politics August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Among our stories today from New York City’s ethnic and community press: a crackdown on the city’s deliverymen; a call to stand up for voting rights; a vigil to save Alianza Dominicana; profiles of Ponzi scheme victims; and a New Jersey middle school makes Korean classes mandatory.

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Orthodox Patrol Seeks to Block Police Access to Security Camera Footage

Brooklyn, Crime August 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Even as the state prepares to set up a $1 million security camera system in Boro Park, the head of an Orthodox Jewish security force has argued for blocking the New York City Police Department from direct access to footage from the cameras, reported the Jewish Daily Forward.

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Escaping Putin’s ‘Paradise’

Immigration, In the News August 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

After anti-government protests in Moscow on May 6th, thousands of Russians were arrested and some now face criminal charges and the possibility of 10-year sentences. In light of that, we have translated a piece from Russkaya Reklama in which a political refugee was interviewed about his experience adapting to life in the U.S..

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Fingerprint-Sharing Program Increases Immigrant Mistrust of NYPD

Crime, Immigration August 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Ten weeks since the Secure Communities information-sharing system between police and immigration authorities went into effect in New York City, The Indypendent examines how the controversial program has played out in immigrant communities.

Dennis Flores (Photo via ELDP)

Wielding a Camera, Activist Fights Police Misconduct

Brooklyn, Latino, Puerto Rican, Video July 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

A run-in with police a decade ago started the activist Dennis Flores on his path to filming and monitoring police misconduct — and teaching others to do the same, reported El Diario La Prensa.

Bob Baxon, a resident of East New York, said he was stopped and frisked by the police seven times in one day. (Photo by Pearl Gabel/Brooklyn Bureau)

In East New York, ‘Fear and Anger’ over Stop-and-Frisk Tactics

Brooklyn, Crime June 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

City Limits’ package on stop-and-frisk police tactics in East New York paints a bleak picture of a Brooklyn neighborhood where the 75th Precinct’s tactics have created an atmosphere of “fear and anger.” The package includes a database, an interactive map, and a “day in the life” of police stops.

Chris Bilal, flanked by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Joo-Hyun Kang of Communities United for Police Reform, Lambda Legal’s Kevin Cathcart, the NAACP's Ben Jealous, HRC’s Marty Rouse, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. (Photo by William Alatriste / Gay City News)

In Silence, a Common Ground Against Stop-and-Frisk

African American, Crime, LGBTQ, Video June 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Bucking the tendency to assume that African-Americans are hostile to the LGBT community, community organizers from both groups, as well as others affected by police stop-and-frisk practices, plan to march silently together on Father’s Day.

Keeping Eye on Crime: A new program will put more cameras in Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn. It will be run by volunteer groups, not the police. (Photo by Shmuel Lenchevsky, via The Forward)

Orthodox Volunteers to Run $1M ‘Leiby Kletzky Security Initiative’

Brooklyn, Crime June 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

After the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky last year, Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn will have security cameras near schools and synagogues, courtesy of a $1 million state-funded program, reported The Forward. The cameras may be monitored by the Jewish Shomrim patrol, which has been criticized for failing to promptly notify the police of crimes.