Tag Archives: NYPD

Bloomberg Apologizes For Stop-And-Frisk Policy

The New York Times reports: Ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York reversed his longstanding support of the aggressive “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy that he pursued for a decade and that led to the disproportionate stopping of black and Latino people across the city. “I was wrong,” Mr. Bloomberg declared. “And I am …

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NYPD: Yes, We’d Arrest Trump For Shooting Someone

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will get arrested if he shoots someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue — despite his lawyer’s claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD said Thursday. “If anybody shoots someone, they get arrested. I don’t care if they’re the president or anybody else,” de Blasio told reporters. NYPD First Deputy Commissioner …

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NYC Approves $8 Billion Plan To Close Rikers Island

The New York Times reports: One 886-bed jail will tower over shops and restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn. Another will be next to a subway yard in Queens. In the Bronx, a jail will replace a Police Department tow pound. And another jail will rise in the shadow of City Hall in Manhattan. That is at the heart of a plan …

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BREAKING: NYPD Fires Cop In Eric Garner’s Death

ABC News reports: The administrative judge who oversaw the departmental trial of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo blamed him for a “glaring dereliction of responsibility that precipitated a tragic outcome” – the death of Eric Garner. The judge, Deputy Commissioner Rosemarie Maldonado recommended earlier this month that Pantaleo be dismissed from the NYPD after she found him guilty of recklessly causing …

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Man Apprehended In Manhattan Subway Terror Scare

The New York Post reports: The person of interest who sparked an evacuation in Lower Manhattan in the rice cooker subway scare has been apprehended, cops said Saturday. The arrest unfolded around 1 a.m. in the Bronx, where police also took a shopping cart into evidence, cell phone video shows. The Friday morning incident sent the morning rush into a …

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NYPD Issues Wanted Poster In Subway Terror Alert

Gothamist reports: On Friday morning, a lower Manhattan subway hub was evacuated, eight subway lines were diverted during rush hour, and a few blocks in Chelsea were frozen after three suspicious packages—which turned out to be harmless rice cookers—were found. Now police are looking for a person who was “observed in the area of the Fulton Street Subway Station with …

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NYPD Seeks Man Spotted Planting Pressure Cookers

The Associated Press release: Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance video taking two of the rice …

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NYPD Union Boss Under Fire For Sending Racist Video

The New York Post reports: The NYPD sergeants’ union urged members to “pay close attention to every word” of an overtly racist video that the group shared over the weekend — in which an unidentified narrator bemoans “Section 8 scam artists and welfare queens” — before quickly deleting it, The Post has learned. “Pay close attention to every word. You …

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NYPD: Rapinoe Posters Defaced With Anti-Gay Slurs

USA Today reports: Eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were vandalized with derogatory slurs at a New York City subway station Monday, the New York Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. NYPD detective Hubert Reyes said the department’s hate crimes task force has opened up an investigation into one suspect who allegedly marked the …

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BREAKING: New York Police Commissioner Apologizes For 1969 Raid On Stonewall Inn: The NYPD Was Wrong

The New York Times reports: New York’s police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, apologized on Thursday on behalf of the Police Department for officers’ actions during the Stonewall riot, a seminal 1969 clash outside a Greenwich Village club that is widely regarded as a turning point for the modern gay rights movement. “I think it would be irresponsible to go through …

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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Calls On NYPD To Apologize For 1969 Raid On Stonewall Inn

New York City’s WINS radio reports: It’s been fifty years since police officers raided the Stonewall Inn — the legendary Christopher Street gay bar — and Corey Johnson thinks it’s about time that the NYPD apologize to the LGBTQ community for the raid, which gave birth to the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement. “The NYPD in the past has apologized for …

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NYPD Union Blasts De Blasio’s “Laughable” WH Bid

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, which represents active and retired NYPD officers, this morning issued the below statement: It is laughable that a mayor who has shown no interest in running New York City for six years now says he wants to mismanage the entire country. While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is …

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NYPD Makes Arrest In Subway Anti-Gay Hate Crime

The Associated Press reports: Police say they have arrested a man suspected of sucker-punching a woman and fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack aboard a New York City subway train. Allah Allasheed was charged Thursday with assault as a hate crime in the Nov. 30 attack in Queens aboard a Manhattan-bound E train. The 54-year-old’s arrest comes days after …

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NYPD Seeks Man For Allegedly Fracturing Woman’s Spine Over Subway Kiss With Another Woman [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A homophobic straphanger sucker-punched a woman on a train, sending her to the hospital with a broken spine – all because he thought she was a lesbian, cops said Saturday. The man became incensed after he saw another woman peck the victim on the cheek Nov. 30 at about 5:10 p.m. aboard an E …

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Alec Baldwin Pleads Not Guilty To Parking Spot Assault

Courthouse News reports: Charged with assault and harassment after allegedly punching a man in the face over a parking space, the actor Alec Baldwin pleaded not guilty Monday at a New York arraignment. Police were told that a relative of Baldwin had been holding onto a parking space for the actor on East 10th Street when another driver swooped in, …

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Alec Baldwin Arrested For Punching Man Over Parking

CBNC reports: Hot-headed actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday after punching a person in New York City, police said. A spokesman for police told WNBC-TV that the “30 Rock” star Baldwin was in custody after the incident in the East Village section of Manhattan. Sources told the station the dispute Baldwin was involved in was over a parking spot. Baldwin …

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LIVE VIDEO: NYPD Press Conference On Bomb Attempts

New York state and federal law enforcement authorities are about to give a press conference on the bombing attempts at the Time Warner Center and elsewhere. NBC News reports that all of the packages are “manila in color,” with “similar or identical components,” and that the return address on each belongs to DNC official Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, whose office was also …

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New York City Cops Arrest Three More Proud Boys

ABC New York reports: Police have made five arrests in connection with a violent clash that erupted outside of a Republican club following a speech by the founder of a controversial far-right group. Authorities say 38-year-old Geoffrey Young, a member of the group known as the “Proud Boys,” was arrested Thursday and charged with riot and attempted assault. Jay Kinsman …

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NYPD Arrests First Proud Boys Member For Rioting

CBS News reports: A man believed to be a member of the far-right group the Proud Boys was arrested Thursday in connection to a brawl last week in New York City after a speech by the group’s founder. Geoffrey Young, 38, has been charged with riot and attempted assault, the New York Police Department said. The NYPD said Monday that …

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Proud Boys Founder To NYC Republicans Club: You Need “Rude Violent Disgusting Scum Foot Soldiers Like Us”

“Eric Holder saying when they go low, we kick them? I like that. Let’s get low. Let’s be disgusting. Let’s make some fucking jokes. Can we kill a dead guy who ran Japan’s Socialist Party, please. It happened 58 years ago, relax. That is my beef with the right, is they’re so sacred. And they’re so pure and so careful …

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