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Residents of New York's 'Murder Ave' Explain How the City Got Safer

"Jay-Z fucked up the 'hood, I always said that—write that shit down. They didn't clean this shit up for us."
Amdé Mengistu
8.17.16
News

Meet the Next Boss of America's Largest Police Force

James "Jimmy" O'Neill is a low-key career cop known for trying to bridge the gap between police and regular people.
Allie Conti
8.3.16
News

Bill Bratton Is Leaving an NYPD Under Fire

The NYPD boss is diving back into the private sector as his department faces a federal corruption probe and new demands from Black Lives Matter.
Allie Conti
8.3.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Most Powerful Cop in America Is Resigning

Bill Bratton, the biggest name in American policing who's known for controversial "Broken Windows" tactics, is heading back to the private sector.
VICE Staff
8.2.16
News

The NYPD Wants to Slash Knife Attack Numbers with Operation 'Cutting Edge'

Here's how New York cops are responding to a spike in blade violence (besides with a shitty pun).
Allie Conti
3.23.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A New Poll Says NYPD Cops Really Hate Their Jobs

Over three quarters of New York police officers wouldn't recommend their family members try the gig, according to a survey by the politically powerful police union.
Helen Donahue
3.14.16
Stuff

Men of Color on What It's Like Getting Busted for Weed in Today's New York City

The NYPD has softened penalties for possessing pot, but law enforcement still hits some people harder than everyone else.
John Surico
3.9.16
News

Is New York City About to Ease Up on Petty BS Crimes?

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.
John Surico
1.21.16
News

Weed Is Basically Legal in New York City Now, but Only If You're White

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.
Theodore Hamm and Alex S. Vitale
10.23.15
News

New York City's Police Commissioner Stole a Lady's Joint Thursday

He walked up to a college student on Wall Street and personally yanked a joint out of her mouth.
T. Kid
10.9.15
News

New York's Top Cop Thinks Not Enough People Are in Jail

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?
John Surico
8.6.15
News

A New Report Shows How the NYPD Hassles Minorities for Petty BS

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.
John Surico
5.28.15