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NYPD Intends To Ease Up On Criminal Summonses For 'Quality Of Life' Offenses

NYPD Intends To Ease Up On Criminal Summonses For 'Quality Of Life' Offenses

Legalize SantaCon. (via Flickr user Paul Soulellis) The NYPD will begin issuing civil summonses for certain quality of life crimes, including open containers and public urination today, as the City Council's Criminal Justice Reform Act officially...

Half The People Awaiting Trial In NYC Jails Are There Because They Can't Afford Bail

Half The People Awaiting Trial In NYC Jails Are There Because They Can't Afford Bail

Judges and elected officials have been urging an overhaul of the state's bail system for years, but change has been slow to come. 88 percent of the jail population is black or Latino.

NYPD Commissioner Admits Turnstile Jumpers Could Be Deported

NYPD Commissioner Admits Turnstile Jumpers Could Be Deported

(Andrew Burton/Getty) One month after the NYPD's deputy commissioner for legal affairs insisted to reporters that no one who gets arrested for turnstile jumping could be deported, NYPD commissioner James O'Neill admitted that an immigrant could...

Two NYC Cyclists Wage Long, Losing Fight Against $4,600 In Red Light Tickets

Two NYC Cyclists Wage Long, Losing Fight Against $4,600 In Red Light Tickets

Ethan Frey at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Quincy Street, the intersection where an encounter with a police officer set him back $2,580. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) A Bedford-Stuyvesant couple is two and a half years into what looks...

Cops Are Allegedly Still Peeping At Men In The Port Authority Bus Terminal Bathroom

Cops Are Allegedly Still Peeping At Men In The Port Authority Bus Terminal Bathroom

(thisIsbossi/Flickr) Port Authority cops are still falsely arresting men in public bathrooms almost 15 years after a jury found that they had a habit of doing so merely on the basis of a guy shaking out...

NYers Are Sharing Subway Swipes Today To Protest Broken Windows Policing

NYers Are Sharing Subway Swipes Today To Protest Broken Windows Policing

A #SwipeItForward action at the Nostrand Avenue A/C strop in Brooklyn last fall (Raphael Pope-Sussman / Gothamist). The MTA's most recent fare hike went into effect on Sunday, and advocates are offering free subway swipes in...

NYPD Claims New Yorkers Won't Be Deported For Turnstile Jumping

NYPD Claims New Yorkers Won't Be Deported For Turnstile Jumping

(via Charley Lhasa's Flickr) Larry Byrne, the New York Police Department's deputy commissioner for legal affairs, told reporters on Friday that non-citizen New Yorkers will not be deported from the United States over minor offenses. "Nobody...

NYC Poised To Reform Law That Allows NYPD To Padlock Homes & Businesses On Flimsy Grounds

NYC Poised To Reform Law That Allows NYPD To Padlock Homes & Businesses On Flimsy Grounds

(Getty) The City Council is expected to pass a series of reform bills today that would curtail the NYPD's ability to padlock a private residence or shutter a business over a minor offense or even suspicion...

City Prosecutors May Purge Hundreds Of Thousands Of Low-Level Open Warrants

City Prosecutors May Purge Hundreds Of Thousands Of Low-Level Open Warrants

(via David Tan's Flickr) About a year before his death, the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson hosted his second open warrant adjudication event in Brooklyn to combat what he described as a crisis. "There's a...

NYPD Urges Immigrant Sex Trafficking Victims To Anonymously Report Abuse

NYPD Urges Immigrant Sex Trafficking Victims To Anonymously Report Abuse

(via Mayor's Flickr) Speaking at One Police Plaza on Wednesday, First Lady Chirlane McCray urged victims of sex trafficking in New York City to trust the police to investigate, prosecute, and punish pimps and johns. Acknowledging...

City Agrees To Pay $56.5 Million To People Written Bogus Tickets By The NYPD

City Agrees To Pay $56.5 Million To People Written Bogus Tickets By The NYPD

The proposed settlement covers 900,000 criminal summonses issued between 2007 and 2015. The city still denies that the NYPD has a quota system.

Activists Protest 'Broken Windows' With Free MetroCard Swipes

Activists Protest 'Broken Windows' With Free MetroCard Swipes

A #SwipeItForward protestor chanting at the Nostrand Avenue A/C stop (Raphael Pope-Sussman/Gothamist) Activists assembled at subway stations throughout the city today to offer free MetroCard swipes to those unable afford the $2.75 fare, part of a...

As Crime Continues To Fall, NYPD Sees An Uptick In Assaults On Cops

As Crime Continues To Fall, NYPD Sees An Uptick In Assaults On Cops

NYPD officers use a net to contain demonstrators during a protest this July. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) As crime continues to drop across New York City, attacks on police officers are on the rise, according to figures released...

NYC Marijuana Arrests Are Up By Nearly A Third Compared To Last Year

NYC Marijuana Arrests Are Up By Nearly A Third Compared To Last Year

(Juni Safont/Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a pledge to tone down the NYPD's practice of turning possession of small amounts of marijuana into a crime, when officially it is supposed to be treated like...

City Hall Park Occupiers Celebrate Bratton's Resignation

City Hall Park Occupiers Celebrate Bratton's Resignation

Protesters outside of City Hall following the announcement of Bratton's resignation (Emma Whitford / Gothamist). While NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation inside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, a few dozen #shutdowncityhall protesters gathered...

Arrested For Picking A Flower, And Other Broken Windows Policing Horror Stories

Arrested For Picking A Flower, And Other Broken Windows Policing Horror Stories

(Levi Mandel/Flickr) Nearly three years into the mayoralty of Bill de Blasio, the Broken Windows strategy of aggressively policing low-level violations, applied as a replacement for the unconstitutional use of the NYPD tactic known as stop,...

Report: The NYPD Is Failing Vision Zero

Report: The NYPD Is Failing Vision Zero

A memorial for cyclist Asif Rahman, 22, who was killed on Queens Boulevard in February of 2008. (triebensee / Flickr) The NYPD is failing to adequately police reckless drivers even as cyclist deaths and pedestrian and...

Cops Bust Late Night Pokemon Go Gamer In Brooklyn Park

Cops Bust Late Night Pokemon Go Gamer In Brooklyn Park

(Drew Angerer/Getty) A stock trader who recently moved to Fort Greene got a taste of Broken Windows policing while playing Pokemon Go in a park last week. Albert Wang, a former Bank of America and Goldman...

Council Speaker Punts On Police Reform

Council Speaker Punts On Police Reform

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (City Council/Flickr) City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is preventing the Council from voting on a pair of police reform bills that have significant support from Councilmembers. The New York Times reports that...

City DAs Accused Of Racism In Prosecuting Low-Level Marijuana Cases

City DAs Accused Of Racism In Prosecuting Low-Level Marijuana Cases

Edward Harris, who spent time in jail for a minor drug possession, attends a rally outside Brooklyn borough hall in 2014. (Getty Images) For years now, the city has said it will dial back arrests and...

City Study Shows Broken Windows Policing Doesn't Reduce Serious Crimes

City Study Shows Broken Windows Policing Doesn't Reduce Serious Crimes

(Levi Mandel / Flickr) A new Department of Investigation report [PDF] cuts against the assumptions that hold up NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's Broken Windows policing strategy—that cracking down on quality of life issues like excessive noise...

Video: A Crack Dealer Turned Top Cop Shows Us The Streets That Became The Beatvideo

Video: A Crack Dealer Turned Top Cop Shows Us The Streets That Became The Beat

"I knew how to deal with crime, because I was a former criminal." Retired NYPD deputy inspector Corey Pegues knows the streets inside and out.

City Council Getting Closer To Slashing Maximum Sentences For Peeing On Street, Littering, Public Drinking

City Council Getting Closer To Slashing Maximum Sentences For Peeing On Street, Littering, Public Drinking

Alec Tabak/Flickr As promised, the City Council has finalized the bills that would reduce the maximum penalties for certain quality-of-life violations, like drinking and peeing in public and littering. The Post reports that the series of...

Three Subway Performers Win $54K Unlawful Arrest Settlement Against The NYPD

Three Subway Performers Win $54K Unlawful Arrest Settlement Against The NYPD

The confrontation between Kalleen and the officer, in three photos. Three longtime subway buskers won $54,500 from the City this month, in a joint wrongful arrest lawsuit against the NYPD. One of the musicians, Andrew Kalleen,...

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More "Broken Windows" Horror Stories From De Blasio's NYPD

NYPD officer arresting a protester in Times Square after the non-indictment of Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown (Getty) Out of more than 500 arraignments observed in Manhattan and Brooklyn courts between last...

NYPD Aims To

NYPD Aims To "Eradicate" Slashings With "Operation Cutting Edge"

(NYPD) The NYPD is gearing up to crack down on nightclubs, illegal social clubs, and after-hours spots as part of an initiative to reverse an increase in stabbings and slashings this year. Mayor Bill de Blasio...

The NYPD Will Stop Making Arrests For Most Low-Level Offenses In Manhattan

The NYPD Will Stop Making Arrests For Most Low-Level Offenses In Manhattan

(Christopher Parypa / Shutterstock) The NYPD will no longer make arrests in Manhattan for low-level offenses such as public consumption of alcohol or public urination, and DA Cy Vance's office will no longer prosecute such cases:...

NYPD Punishes Esteemed Black Officer Who Fights Quotas

NYPD Punishes Esteemed Black Officer Who Fights Quotas

What's wrong with this picture? (Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office) Broken Windows is insatiable: If the idea is to prevent big crimes by attacking little crimes, as the city gets safer, you still have to...

The NYPD Is Evicting People Forever Without Proof Of Any Crime

The NYPD Is Evicting People Forever Without Proof Of Any Crime

(Spencer Platt/Getty) Police are forcing hundreds of New Yorkers out of their homes every year, and sometimes forcing family members to permanently separate, using an obscure legal tool that doesn't require proof of a crime. The...

NYC's Broken Windows Reform Is Too Weak, Critics Say

NYC's Broken Windows Reform Is Too Weak, Critics Say

(Levi Mandel / Flickr) A new series of bills would give police officers the discretion to steer certain low-level broken windows offenses like drinking in public, littering, and public urination to civil court, rather than criminal...

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