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.

One of the locations shut down by the NYPD in a recent anti-trafficking operation. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Sex Trafficking Rings Broken

East Asian, Long Island, New York, Police, Queens January 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Some sex trafficking operations that moved Chinese immigrants across state lines for prostitution were broken recently by joint law enforcement action, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Assembly member Charles Barron (center) joined the family and supporters of Akai Gurley in protesting Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson's recommendation that former officer Peter Liang not serve prison time. (Photo by Nayaba Arinde via Amsterdam News)

‘You Betrayed Our Community, DA Ken Thompson’

Brooklyn, Police March 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm

State Assembly member Charles Barron, along with the family and supporters of Akai Gurley, blasted Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson over his recommendation that convicted officer Peter Liang not serve time in prison, reports the Amsterdam News.

Left to right: Peter Liang's mother, John Chan and Eddie Chiu at an earlier press conference (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Welcome Thompson’s Recommendation on Liang

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Police March 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Chinese community leaders welcomed Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Peter Liang not be imprisoned, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Title image for Kayan Cheung-Miaw's "Dear Brother" comic (Colorlines screenshot)

A Comic for Asian-Black Solidarity

Black, East Asian, New York, Police March 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In “Dear Brother,” a comic by Kayan Cheung-Miaw, a sister reflects on the brother who went from a playful younger sibling to an NYPD cop involved in the death of a Black transgender teen, reports Colorlines.

(Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Crackdown on Roosevelt Avenue Bars Questioned

Crime, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Police, Queens, Voices' Picks December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

A plan to clean up Roosevelt Avenue has some Jackson Heights residents worried over the problems it could cause for some immigrants.

Peter Liang (left) joined by his mother and Karlin Chan (center), founder of the Chinese Action Network. (Photo by Mengzi Gao via World Journal)

Where Do Funds Raised for Peter Liang Go?

East Asian, New York, Police December 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

The organizations that raised funds for former officer Peter Liang’s legal fees say they are either returning the money or giving it to help other Chinese, reports World Journal. But one activist says the money should still go to Liang.

At the community forum in East Flatbush, a police officer joins community resident in a discussion group. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Exploring NYPD-Community Relations

Brooklyn, Communities, Police, Queens December 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Community-NYPD forums to explore stop-and-frisk and other police activities in various communities are being held by the court-mandated NYC Joint Remedial Process (JRP). Ditmas Park Corner and Times Ledger reported on two recent meetings.

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, at Hanyang mart in Flushing, is gathering signatures to support further investigation of a 2014 assault case at Montefiore hospital. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Urging Justice for the Korean Assault Victim at Montefiore

Bronx, Crime, East Asian, New York, Police March 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York has started a signature gathering campaign to support further investigation of the 2014 assault on a Korean employee at Montefiore Medical Center that has left him seriously injured, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese in Queens Say Police Issued Unfair Speeding Tickets

Business, New York, Police, Queens, Transportation November 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Some Chinese allege that officers have issued traffic tickets with a speed far exceeding the actual number. This comes amid a recent jump in the number of tickets issued by police, which has in turn led to the growth of businesses helping Chinese drivers fight tickets, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

NYPD Breaks Language Barriers with New Technology

New York, Police, Technology, Translating NYC February 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Several police stations now use high-tech translation equipment, and officers carry smartphones with software that gives them access to a number of languages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)


New York, Police, Technology, TNY Translations, Translating NYC February 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm


Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Brooklyn, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Police, Video February 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

A rally at Cadman Plaza on Feb. 20 was one of several held around the country in support of Peter Liang in the wake of the former NYPD officer’s manslaughter conviction in the death of Akai Gurley in 2014.