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NYPD officers and members of the community at Operation Conversation at the Apollo (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Bolstering NYPD-Community Relations

Black, Manhattan, New York, Police July 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm

The All Stars Project held a meeting between hundreds of NYPD officers and community members to build mutual respect and enhance relations, reports the Amsterdam News.

Police abuse reports declined 22% between January and June 2015.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year after Eric Garner’s Death, Signs of Change

Black, New York, Police, Staten Island July 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

A year after the death of Eric Garner there are signs of improvement in the relationship between the police and the community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Ciorra Photography, Creative Commons license)

Latinos Sue Long Island Police Department for Profiling, Theft

Crime, Long Island, Police May 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Twenty-one Latino immigrants filed a class-action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department claiming racial profiling and theft, El Diario reports.

Supporters of Peter Liang crossing the Brooklyn Bridge (Photo via World Journal)

Liang Case Continues to Draw Opposing Views

East Asian, New York, Police May 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm

World Journal’s English edition reports on a protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, while Bensonhurst Bean reports on an open letter signed by numerous Asian-American organizations saying he “must be held accountable for his actions.”

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

After Freddie Gray’s Death: A Message for Mainstream Media

People at Union Square talked about language, and commented on the damage and power of words used in the mainstream media.

RAOA President Belogorodsky holds up NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s official stamp of approval. (Photo courtesy of RAOA via Sheepshead Bites)

Russian American Officers Recognized by NYPD

Brooklyn, Eastern European, New York, Police April 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm

The Russian American Officers Association was officially accepted as a fraternal organization of the NYPD, Sheepshead Bites reports.

Fatima Ashraf and her husband Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, with their sons Ismael (at left) and Yousef (Photo courtesy of Fatima Ashraf)

Countering the Effects of Surveillance and Distrust

Black, Featured Posts, Muslim, Police, Politics, Voices' Picks March 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In this audio report, the mother of two young boys discusses how to deal with the effects of mistrust that police surveillance engenders, while a community activist urges the political empowerment of Muslims in New York.

More than 3,000 people gathered at Chatham Square to oppose Peter Liang’s indictment. (Photo via World Journal)

Protesting to Support Peter Liang

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Police March 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

More than 3,000 people gathered at Chatham Square in Chinatown to protest in support of NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted in the death of Akai Gurley.

Peter Liang has wanted to be a police officer since his youth. (Photo via World Journal)

Peter Liang’s Mother Issues Statement

Brooklyn, East Asian, Police March 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm

The mother of officer Peter Liang has issued a public statement, printed in World Journal, that expresses condolences to Akai Gurley’s family and tells how despite family objections, Peter became a police officer, a desire of his since childhood.

Constance Malcom at a "Vigil for Delegation of Grieving Mothers" at Washington D.C. on Dec. 10, 2014. (Photo by Stephen Melkisethian, Creative Commons license)

The Road Ahead for the Mother of Ramarley Graham

Bronx, Police February 18, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Mother-turned-activist Constance Malcolm speaks to Colorlines about her continuing fight for justice for her son Ramarley Graham, who was fatally shot by an NYPD officer three years ago.

Peter Liang in Brooklyn court on Feb. 11 (Photo via World Journal)

Opinion: No Chinese Should be a Scapegoat

Brooklyn, East Asian, Opinion, Police February 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

In an editorial, World Journal says that many Chinese worry that NYPD officer Peter Liang, indicted by a grand jury for murder, may be made into a scapegoat for racial tensions between the police and Black communities. But the paper warns against a rush to judgment.

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.