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Justin Durán, 22, works near the place where Eric Garner died. (Photo by Camille Camille Padilla-Dalmau 
via El Diario

SI Residents Still Wary of Police

Police, Staten Island April 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

As official figures show that the NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers program has had a positive effect in crime prevention, immigrants on Staten Island still mistrust cops almost three years after Eric Garner’s death, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Matías Sartorio, from Argentina, became a police officer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Undocumented Immigrant to NYPD Officer

Immigration, New York, Police, South American March 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Among the NYPD’s most recent graduating class, a young Argentinean who lived undocumented for many years stood out, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

What Power Do Sanctuary Cities Really Have?

What Power Do Sanctuary Cities Really Have?

Government, Immigration, New York, Police, Video March 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at the capacity of sanctuary cities in the age of a Trump administration.

Nilda Hofmann at One Police Plaza (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinas: A Growing Force at the NYPD

Latino, New York, Police, Women March 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Latinas are the largest group of women joining the NYPD, and they keep climbing to high ranks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lawsuits charging police abuse have increased. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Free Workshops for Immigrants to Self-Protect Against ICE, NYPD

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Police February 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

Community groups are organizing biweekly free workshops in Sunset Park to inform immigrants about their rights and about how to deal with NYPD and ICE agents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Elected officials, community leaders  and members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force met at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on April 22. (Photo by Tina Yang via Ming Pao Daily)

Forum about Hate Crime Held in Chinatown 

Crime, East Asian, Police May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Recently elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the NYPD’s hate crimes task force met in Chinatown to discuss hate crimes against members of the Chinese community, reports Ming Pao Daily.

Jason del Águila speaks on Broadway, next to City Hall. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Activists: With ‘Broken Windows’ There Is No Sanctuary City

Immigration, New York, Police February 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Under the slogan “Broken windows: Broken families,” New York pro-immigrant groups demanded authorities reduce penalties for minor offenses which could lead to deportation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via World Journal)

Are Police Checking Immigration Status at Sunset Park Subway Station?

East Asian, Immigration, Police February 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

The NYPD had to quash a recent rumor on WeChat that they were checking the immigration status of Sunset Park residents at a local subway station, World Journal reports.
 

Edwin Rodríguez took heroin for more than 40 years (Photo by Edwin Martínez  via El Diario)

Heroin Wreaks Havoc in New York City

Crime, Health, Latino, Police April 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

As the U.N. drug summit opens, figures reveal that heroin-related deaths and confiscations are on the rise in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Reactions to Liang Sentencing
World Journal reporters documented the range of reactions to the sentencing of Peter Liang to probation and community service.

Reactions to Liang Sentencing

African American, Best of 2016, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police April 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm

World Journal reporters documented the range of reactions to the sentencing of Peter Liang to probation and community service.

Akai Gurley (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Gurley Family Urges Judge to Jail Liang

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police April 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Family and supporters of Akai Gurley, the unarmed Black man killed by former NYPD officer Peter Liang, have urged sentencing Judge Danny Chun to ignore Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Liang not serve time in prison, reports the Amsterdam News.

Mayor de Blasio, with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at his side, at a promotional event for IDNYC in 2015. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office, via City Limits)

More on the IDNYC Brouhaha

Government, Immigration, New York, Police, Politics January 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

City Limits writes about how NYC originally planned not to retain records as part of its IDNYC program, and how the current controversy over the records could have been averted.

Commanding officer Judith Harrison, right, of the 109th Precinct speaks at a roundtable meeting with Korean and Chinese small business owners in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Parking Pressure in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Police, Queens, Transportation January 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Business owners in Flushing expressed concern about parking spaces taken up by NYPD patrol cars, making it difficult for customers to find a place to park, Korea Daily reports.

The March 28 forum was held at the New York City Bar Association. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Liang Case Triggers a Conversation Between Two Communities 

African American, East Asian, New York, Police March 29, 2016 at 6:37 pm

A forum on March 28 brought together leaders from the Asian and African American communities to discuss differences and ways toward understanding and collaboration in the wake of Peter Liang’s manslaughter conviction for the killing of Akai Gurley. Sing Tao Daily reported on the event.

Sikh Officers pictured in their newly allowed turbans (Photo courtesy of Sikh Officers Association/Facebook via Queens Tribune)

NYPD Allows Turbans for Sikh Officers

New York, Police, South Asian January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

The NYPD recently announced a policy change that would allow Sikh officers to wear a full turban while on the job, reports Queens Tribune.