New York's police commissioner has brushed off several seemingly random attacks as “isolated incidents,” but some criminologists wonder if it could be a copycat effect.
It's Been Four Years Since the NYPD Shot an Unarmed Teen in His Own Home — And the Call for Justice Just Got Louder
On the fourth anniversary of the police shooting of Ramarley Graham in the Bronx, protesters and the teen’s family called for federal prosecutors to convene a grand jury in the case.
The NYC authorities are considering reforms that would soften penalties for things like urinating in public, making unreasonable noise, and hanging out in a park after dark.
Of the 12,530 people arrested for low-level marijuana possession in New York City so far this year, more than 11,000 were black or Hispanic.
The officer tackled the skateboarder and placed him in what appears to be a chokehold, a maneuver banned by the NYPD patrol guide. The NYPD told VICE News that the incident is now under internal review.
Arrest and summons data suggest where you live in the city has a lot to do with how likely you are to get hassled by cops for weed.
He walked up to a college student on Wall Street and personally yanked a joint out of her mouth.
The NYPD released footage of an officer who faces multiple civilian complaints of excessive force wrestling the retired professional tennis player to the ground.
The move is coming under fire from police reform advocates, who say it doesn't go far enough, and from the New York police union, which called it a “new burden” on officers
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is worried criminal justice reformers want to unleash hordes of "hardcore" bad guys "who have no values, no respect for human life." Is he right?
Five federal law enforcement agencies have dispatched agents help combat Baltimore’s spike in homicides, but some experts are skeptical that crime is rising nationwide.
Top cops like New York’s Bill Bratton command hefty salaries when they move to new cities, but many communities are now clamoring for more control of their police departments.