Post Tagged with: "NYPD"

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.

Robert Pinter at a February 2009 Sheridan Square rally against what are widely seen in the gay community as false arrests.

Court favors gay sex entrapment

In the News, New York, Opinion December 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Federal courts rule in favor of laws that allow NYPD to entrap gay men on prostitution charges.

Muslim leaders have begun educating constituents about their rights, in light of revelations of NYPD surveillance.

Muslims react to NYPD surveillance

Education, New York November 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Following the Associated Press’s revelation that the New York City Police Department has targeted Muslims for undercover surveillance,  Muslim leaders have begun conducting teach-ins to let their constituents know their rights and to warn them to watch for informants and provocateurs.

Muslim leaders have begun educating constituents about their rights, in light of revelations of NYPD surveillance.

Muslims react to NYPD surveillance

Education, New York November 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Following the Associated Press’s revelation that the New York City Police Department has targeted Muslims for undercover surveillance,  Muslim leaders have begun conducting teach-ins to let their constituents know their rights and to warn them to watch for informants and provocateurs.

OWS protesters enter Duarte Square on Nov. 15th, 2011.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #6

Economy, Uncategorized November 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Weekly coverage on OWS from the ethnic and community press, including on the eviction early Tuesday (Nov. 15) morning.