‘Opening new jails is a down payment ensuring we stay stuck in our old ways. That’s not a price we should be willing to pay.’
When Donald Trump villainizes immigrants as criminals, most of us recognize the President’s sweeping generalizations as not only racist, but dangerous. Will there be “resistance” protests against the mayor’s musings?
Amid a struggle for Puerto Rican independence that has spanned three centuries, a police commissioner’s decision not to march in the annual parade is small potatoes.
Imagine a world where a federal judge has to tell civil liberties lawyers that they’ve conceded too much to the NYPD. Don’t imagine it. You’re living in it.
This op-ed argues: ‘With Trumpmageddon looming, undocumented immigrants may have very learned the hard way that government, whether local or federal, liberal or conservative, may never be able provide them a true sanctuary.’
In the days after the killing of a policeman last year, Keith Hughes was charged with being part of a gun-trafficking ring. But his claims, and the way courts handled them, suggest that, sometimes, the city’s anti-gun enforcement effort might sweep up people who aren’t smugglers.
Stop and frisk in the city isn’t over. But you might not know it if you watched national headlines last week.
The mayor tabs a civil-rights lawyer to head the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The police unions cry out. The sequence suggests bold change is afoot. The record suggests otherwise, this author says.