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.
A veteran DOC officer writes: ‘We simply must develop the will to expend the money for services and staff, rather than on restraint chairs and solitary cells.’
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.
When we hear about traffic crashes, there’s a tendency to question the intentions of the victim first and immediately put fault on them, instead of a reckless driver. That has to change.
‘Campaigning and governing is now indistinguishable from fundraising. The vast majority of e-mails and letters that I now receive from elected officials are either thinly veiled fundraising pitches or overt ones. The last e-mail I received from Obama as President was a fundraising pitch.’
A Trump presidency and persistent incidents of anti-Asian sentiment are disturbing. But this author is appeased by the footsteps of the Year of Rooster and its prophetic messages.
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.’
Stop and frisk in the city isn’t over. But you might not know it if you watched national headlines last week.
Newcomers in Chinatown have convinced themselves that the xenophobia stoked by the Republican nominee will distinguish between documented and undocumented immigrants. They are, the author writes, tragically mistaken.