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Minorities Are Still More Likely to Be Stopped by the NYPD
A new report found the city's stop-and-frisk rate has plummeted—but affects more people of color than whites.
New York City Cops Still Don't Know Why They're Stopping People on the Street
Years after stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional, a new report says many beat cops in the NYPD are clueless.
The NYPD Now Has to Give You a Receipt When They Stop and Frisk You
Is this going to be the end of New York's most controversial policing practice?
Why Did NYPD Employees Edit Wikipedia Entries on Sailor Moon and Susan Sarandon?
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.
I Was Detained by Austrian Cops Because I'm Black
According to them, I was stopped because of my "lack of personal hygiene and dirty clothes."
Can the New Inspector General Really Change the NYPD?
We talked to Philip Eure, the man charged with reforming the country's largest police force.
Is New York's Stop-and-Frisk Era Ending?
We talked to the documentarian behind a new film about the national embarrassment that is the NYPD's routine hassling of young black and Hispanic men.
New York City Is Finally Softening Its Stance on Pot
After decades of arresting people for having weed on the streets of New York, the NYPD is ready to change its tune. But don't get TOO excited—we're a long way from legal marijuana.
Omnipresence Is the Newest NYPD Tactic You’ve Never Heard Of
The cops in New York City are stationing officers and floodlights in high-crime housing projects.
Detroit's New Policing Strategy Is Stop-And-Frisk on a Massive Scale
The Detroit Police Department has come a long way since the days when its cops were the deadliest in America. But the DPD's "broken windows" tactics are just excessive force in another form.
The True Crime Issue
Why People of Color in New York City Still Don't Trust the Cops
Broken Windows policing targets racial minorities.
Life for Homeless Gay and Trans Teens in New York City
Twenty percent of America's homeless youth are gay or trans.