“We had gone from being a very functional city, even with de Blasio and all his inabilities, to just crashing and burning,” the Republican candidate told City Limits during a recent interview inside his spartan, cat-free Midtown headquarters.
The de Blasio administration sometimes argues that its enforcement of low-level crimes like marijuana possession is driven by calls to 311. But there’s little indication that arrest numbers and call volume are related.
How have patterns in low-level busts changed since Bill de Blasio became mayor?
Through human tragedy and political crisis, the mayor has delivered on specific reform promises and kept crime low. But he has fallen short of the sweeping change advocates hoped he would engineer.
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?
There are ways to oppose the administration’s policies besides speeches and symbols. But are city and state leaders willing to pull those levers of local power?
Some 30,000 people were arrested last year for the offense listed in New York’s penal code at section 165.15, or “theft of services,” the vague official designation for turnstile-jumping.
Stop and frisk in the city isn’t over. But you might not know it if you watched national headlines last week.
Both conservative law-and-order and liberal-minded urban planning leave poor communities of color in the crosshairs. Public spaces, a theoretically shared space, become battlefields.
Op-ed: The rivalry between the current and former heads of the NYPD is well documented, but ultimately trivial to the real issues with policing.