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Bill Thompson (left) and Bill de Blasio at Sept. 3, 2013, mayoral debate. (Screen shot from debate video)

Opinion: Both Bills After Black Vote

African American, Elections 2013, New York, Opinion, Politics September 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

The black vote is significantly divided between Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, says columnist Jonathan P. Hicks in the Amsterdam News. But this is not deterring other contenders in the crowded primary.

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Are Relations Between NYPD and Muslims on Mend?

Featured Posts, Government, Opinion, Religion, Voices' Picks July 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Relations between Muslims and the NYPD have been rocky after revelations of the controversial surveillance program emerged. However, as Ramadan begins, a Pakistan Post columnist sees signs that Commissioner Kelly and the department are looking to start anew.

(Photo by Ynkefan1, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: NYPD’s ‘Backwards’ English-Only Policy

Government, Opinion, Politics, Women June 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

An editorial in El Diario-La Prensa does not take well to the until now little known English-only policy in the NYPD, criticizing Bloomberg and Kelly for defending the policy. Mayoral candidates de Blasio and Liu also add their condemnation.

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral candidates at an Arab-American mayoral forum vowed to protect religious freedoms but differed on surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD and Brooklyn College’s recent sponsorship of a panel on boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

Muslim activists hold up signs against police policies like stop-and-frisk and warrantless surveillance of their communities. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

‘Praying While Muslim is Not a Crime’

In the News, Religion April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Cries of injustice rang through the steps of a Lower Manhattan courthouse, reports The Brooklyn Ink, as Muslim youth and activists spoke out against NYPD practices of stop-and-frisk and community surveillance.

Noel Polanco was shot dead by an NYPD detective during an early morning traffic stop in Queens last October. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

El Diario Calls for Firing of Detective in Polanco Case

Crime, Latino, Opinion, Queens March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

El Diario-La Prensa is calling for the dismissal of a police detective who fatally shot an unarmed national guardsman after pulling him over last October in Queens, in a scathing editorial entitled “Fire Dt. Hamdy from the NYPD.”

DRUM members take part in "Stop and Frisk: Silent March Against Racial Profiling," on Fathers' Day 2012 in New York. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Questioning the NYPD’s Use of ‘Entrapment’ Methods

Crime, Opinion, South Asian December 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

In a piece in the Bangladeshi weekly Thikana, opinion writer Kazi Fauzia raises concerns over the NYPD’s use of “entrapment” methods in the war on terror, particularly around the October arrest of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student.

(Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Limiting Violence in Communities of Color

Crime August 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

While the recent flurry of violence in communities of color has made controversial practices like stop-and-frisk politically tenable, community-friendly initiatives to decrease crime have not benefited from the same support, Colorlines noted. Some politicians are hoping to change that.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

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.

“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.

Monitoring marijuana arrests

African American, In the News, Opinion September 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

EDLP says state and federal governments must intervene and investigate NYPD’s aggressive stop and frisk practices that disproportionately affect Latino and African American men. It says the city must ensure that our police practices improve, and people’s rights are respected.