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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.

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.