Post Tagged with: "NYPD"

The actor Gbenga Akinnagbe has been active in the movement against police stop-and-frisk practices. (Photo via The Brooklyn Rail)

Voices in Focus: Alternatives to Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, Demographics March 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The ongoing controversy over the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices came to the fore again last week after Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly challenged critics of the practice to come up with their own approaches to reducing crime. Several community and ethnic outlets sought responses to Kelly’s questions.

Mohan Singh is one of many cab drivers who are concerned about the New York Police Department's proposed security plan for the World Trade Center site. (Photo by Aline Reynolds/Downtown Express)

Cab Drivers Join Locals to Protest W.T.C. Security Proposal

Business, Transportation March 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

As residents of the Financial District express their disapproval of the New York City Police Department’s plan to set up checkpoints and close streets around the World Trade Center site, taxi drivers have chimed in to say that they’ll avoid downtown, leaving residents stranded, if the plan is implemented.

“In an ideal world you would not profile," George Whittman told the Epoch Times. "But we are not in an ideal world and if most of the terrorism or our enemies are in one sector, we have to profile that sector."  (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Poll Shows Strong Support for NYPD Surveillance of Muslims

Crime, Politics March 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Despite outrage from Muslim groups at revelations about the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims, a new poll indicates that a majority of New Yorkers approve of the police actions, as well as those of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who have defended the program.

Three of the four panelists at Baruch's discussion of portrayals of Muslims in the media were journalists.(Photo by Jaina Teeluck)

Journalists Debate Media ‘Demonization’ of Muslims

Featured Posts, Media, Middle Eastern March 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

While one panelist at Thursday’s Baruch College discussion of Muslims in the media called the portrayal of Muslims a “demonization,” others argued that the problem goes both ways — that the Muslim community’s suspicion of the media and “bunker mentality” has led it to a demonize journalists, and to avoid them rather than engage with them.

The Ecuadorian transsexual Jessica Guaman held a picture of herself during a protest against stop-and-frisk practices in October 2010.  (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

Transsexuals Say They Too Are Victims of Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, LGBTQ March 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Much of the discussion of the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices have focused on young black men, who make up a high proportion of those stopped. But in a recent article El Diario focuses on another group that says they have been harassed by police — transsexuals.

High Schoolers Protest Student Arrests and Jail-Like Police Presence

High Schoolers Protest Student Arrests and Jail-Like Police Presence

Crime, Education March 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

High school students described a jail-like atmosphere in their schools, where small disciplinary infractions lead to arrests and the security process can take an hour. They also released data showing that police had arrested five students every school day this past fall — and that 93.5 of those students were black or Latino.

The Veranda club, on 7th Avenue in the West Village, must compensate a group of former employees who alleged labor violations. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Jewish Students Stand With Muslim Peers

Crime, Economy March 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Jewish student groups stand in solidarity with Muslim groups after revelations of NYPD surveillance; a West Village club must pay $200,000 to a group of former employees who alleged labor abuses; a banker stabs a taxi driver in what authorities are calling a hate crime; and a mother is arrested and then deported after protesting her home’s foreclosure in Los Angeles.

A publicity still from "The Help."

Voices in Focus: Muslim Students React to News of NYPD Spying

Crime, Culture, Immigration, Labor February 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Muslim students expressed shock at news that the NYPD has spied on their organizations; a proposed measure that would allow Irish immigrants special work visas causes controversy; and a domestic workers’ advocacy group takes advantage of Oscar buzz around “The Help.”

Friends and neighbors left messages of remembrance for Ramarley Graham at the Bronx residence where he was shot by police. (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Anger, Accusations After Unarmed Teen’s Shooting

African American, Bronx, Featured Posts, Opinion February 14, 2012 at 5:36 pm

On the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 2, a police officer shot 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in his apartment. Community and ethnic papers have followed the story and its aftermath closely.

Commissioner Raymond Kelly honors officers in this undated photo from the Gotham Gazette.

‘Third Jihad’ discussion continues in ethnic and community press

Middle Eastern, Opinion February 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

The fallout continued this week from the news that a film depicting American Muslims as extremists was shown to nearly 1,500 city police officers. Here’s a sampling of the coverage we came across in the city’s ethnic and community press.

Harlem mom faces uphill battle against stop-and-frisk

Harlem mom faces uphill battle against stop-and-frisk

African American, Featured Posts, Latino February 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

After police stopped her 16-year-old son four times in six months, Harlem mom Mary Black decided to speak out and rally against the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” policy — where officers stop, question and sometimes search people suspected of criminal behavior. But getting people to join her fight against it proved moreRead More

Your Voices: Tell us your experience reporting on the NYPD

Metro Area January 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

WNYC this morning reported on the NYPD’s “reputation for intense secrecy.” As members of the community and ethnic media, what has been your experience seeking information from your local police precincts or from the NYPD’s office of public information? Please share your stories and views in the comments below, or on Facebook.

1% arrests from NYPD stop and frisk policy

African American, In the News, Latino, New York, Politics January 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

In New York City, elected officials and leaders of communities of color complain daily about the Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy, but in London and other parts of Britain, the approach is called “stop and search.” Whatever the label, it amounts to the same thing.

NYPD recruits take the oath at Queens College

Latinos want larger role in setting NYPD policy

Featured Posts, Latino, New York January 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

On January 10 at Queens College, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly swore in a class of 898 new recruits, 212 of whom are Hispanic, or 24%. In this large group, 164 are men and 48 are women, according to official data.

NYPD diversity training at the Apollo

NYPD recruits get diversity training

Culture, New York January 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

NYPD recruits got a crash course in ethnic diversity at a four day training session at the Apollo last week. DNAinfo reports that recruits came face to face with some of the city’s most vocal critics of New York City’s police department.