It's starting to seem like city cops are taking synthetic weed seriously, and perhaps even conducting a bonafide crackdown. But changing attitudes and policies on regular weed are complicating the situation.
On the anniversary of one of the most notorious police killings in recent memory, Eric Garner's family looks back at a year of grief and activism.
Jul 17, 2015
The borough was on edge after a retired NYPD officer took a photo of people in a parking lot with what looked like an assault rifle.
But the family of the Staten Island man isn't done advocating for justice and police reform in America.
The Police Reform Organizing Project has collected more than 100 stories that flesh out what many describe as a failed system that ensnares too many blacks and Latinos.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton thinks the city needs 450 new cops to focus on the latest terrorist threat. Is he right?
David Baril was shot in the head after he reportedly lunged at an officer who stopped him on the streets of Manhattan for questioning.
The big takeaway from the 25th Annual ASIS NYC Security Conference and Expo was that catastrophe could strike at any moment, and the only way to stop it was through beefed-up and intrusive security initiatives.
The 23-year-old and his family have been harassed and arrested by NYPD officers—treatment they say is retaliation for Orta's documentation of their misconduct.
Melissa Mark-Viverito plans to decriminalize seven minor offenses, meaning you'd get a ticket instead of a court summons for drinking in public or pissing in an alley.
Police reformers aren't exactly thrilled about the idea after a year defined by brutality and protests.
The cop apparently didn't realize the manager has a 12-camera security system installed in his store.
The department is investigating the incident after the video got more than 600,000 views on YouTube.
State Supreme Court Justice William E. Garnett was unpersuaded by arguments that the public has a right to know how the grand jury came to its decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
A decade after setting up a special unit to monitor the use of force by cops in Los Angeles, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is importing the idea to NYC.
When I read the Justice Department report on the police in Ferguson, I literally shook my head twice to make sure that the authors were describing Missouri cops and not the New York Police Department.
Today it was revealed that a number of Wikipedia entries were edited by users inside NYPD headquarters, who had opinions on everything from Derek Jeter to Barry Manilow.
According to witnesses, an argument between the 69-year-old retired corrections officer and two men ended horribly when the older man pulled out a handgun.
Racist emails and other evidence leaking out from a federal probe into the city's police department paints a picture of systematic discrimination.
The late actor's character from the 1980s movie Road House is reportedly being used to teach New York City cops how to play nice.
New York City cops are lumping dance crews together with actual street gangs, and experts say this assumption is dangerously misguided.
Peter Liang is just the fourth New York City cop to be indicted for killing someone since 1999.
The welcome streak comes after weeks of tension between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The 32-year-old Egyptian artist's first New York solo show takes on police brutality and the crimes committed by the American government.