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How Cops Terrorize People Without Even Arresting Them
Anger at police brutality usually revolves around the shooting of unarmed people, but cops don't have to physically harm—or even arrest—to do lasting damage.
Manhattan Is Getting Safer for People Who Pee and Drink in Public
The local DA is easing up on how cops enforce petty crimes to reduce the backlog in Manhattan Criminal Court, but it's still not wise to break these laws.
New York City Is Reforming Bail to Keep More People Away From the Hellhole That Is Rikers Island
The idea is to keep track of low-risk defendants via text messages or in-person meetings so they can hold onto their jobs and steer clear of the violence at the city's notorious jail complex.
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.
Inside the Mildly Dystopic World of a Manhattan Security and Surveillance Expo
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.