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The scene at a vigil in Chinatown for slain NYPD officers. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

A Vigil in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Police January 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

A vigil was held in remembrance of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, sponsored by numerous associations in the neighborhood, The Villager reports.

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin, despite being criticized, continues to favor the indictment of policeman Peter Liang, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz at the memorial in Brooklyn to the slain officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos (Photo by bronxbp, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Cops: ‘Who Would Speak for Us?’

East Asian, New York, Police December 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Chinese cops are wondering who will support them as they mourn a fellow officer and worry about being targeted, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Protestors from Picture the Homeless said housing and jobs would help curb petty crime better than "Broken Windows" policing. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Homeless Opponents of ‘Broken Windows’ Protest Think Tank

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Police, Voices' Picks December 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Advocacy group Picture the Homeless rallied outside the Manhattan Institute with the intent of challenging pundit Heather Mac Donald’s support of the “broken windows” policing practice.

Shuck Seid (right) (Photo via World Journal)

Legendary Chinatown Auxiliary Officer Steps Down

East Asian, Manhattan, Police December 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Shuck Seid, 90, had worked in the NYPD’s auxiliary police force in Chinatown for 40 years, reports World Journal.

Protesting the Ferguson decision at Times Square (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Op-Ed: Marching for Justice Not Just Race

Black, Opinion, Police December 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

One college student tells why he marches in the wake of the Ferguson decision, and why he is hopeful for a life of liberty and justice for all, in an opinion piece in The Haitian Times.

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A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.

(Photo by Sophie, Creative Commons license)

Push for Representation in the NYPD, but is it Enough?

Latino, New York, Police December 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Some argue it will take much more than diversity at the top to implement change in the NYPD, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative demonstrate at City Hall for a more restorative approach to school discipline. (Photo courtesy of Urban Youth Collective via City Limits)

Bringing ‘Restorative Justice’ to NYC Schools

Education, Police, Video November 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Civic groups are moving ahead to implement restorative justice programs in the schools, offering an alternative to the school to prison pipeline, City Limits reports.

Cop Watch training (Photo by Alex-Quan Pham via Gotham Gazette)

How to Cop Watch

Manhattan, Police October 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Mindful of recent high-profile cases of police brutality, workshops train residents on how to monitor police conduct by “holding smartphones, not guns,” reports Gotham Gazette. 

(Photo by Aura Bogada via Colorlines)

Hundreds Attend Sunset Park Town Hall

Brooklyn, Police October 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Local politicians and police department representatives were on hand to hear residents voice concerns about police brutality, Colorlines reports.