“We need transparency to deter government abuses of these dangerous technologies and hold governments accountable when they break the law. Yet, many government agencies, including NYPD, refuse to provide this essential information to the public.”
En las últimas semanas, los residentes y voluntarios del albergue han afirmado que se ha intensificado la prohibición de cocinar y vender afuera de las carpas. En una operación llevada a cabo el 17 de octubre en la que el Departamento de Parques y la policía de Nueva York confiscaron toldos y otros equipos.
Over the last several weeks, shelter residents and volunteers said they’ve seen increased enforcement around cooking and vending at the site, including an operation on Oct. 17 in which the Parks Department and NYPD confiscated canopy tents and other equipment.
Sanidad decomisa y dona 32.220 libras de alimentos en los primeros meses de aplicación de la ley sobre venta ambulante
Desde que Sanidad tomó las riendas de la aplicación de la ley sobre la venta ambulante esta primavera, el departamento ha confiscado material abandonado o que no cumple con las normas de venta ambulantes en 228 casos, y ha donado 32.220 libras de alimentos y convertido en compost otras 3.880 libras, dicen los funcionarios.
Since Sanitation took the street vending enforcement reins, the department has confiscated abandoned or non-compliant material from street vendors in 228 cases, and has donated 32,220 pounds of food and composted another 3,880 pounds.
“An independent, informed press is an essential check against the police, and it is critical that police radios remain open for journalists to monitor police actions and breaking news events.”
“The federal monitor overseeing the NYPD stop and frisk reforms has repeatedly warned that officers are under-reporting stops, leading to a likely massive undercount. In my case, this meant that I was not able to identify the officers who stopped me, since they never filled out the required stop report.”
“We think this bill will bring much-needed transparency to how the administration is conducting these sweeps, and what is involved in them,” said Councilmember Sandy Nurse. “And if you think about it, especially when it comes to the cost, every dollar spent on sweeps and removals is one less dollar spent on housing.”
Reactions to the news were subdued in City Hall Park Thursday, where the organization VOCAL-NY had gathered to mourn not only Neely, who had been unhoused, but the at least 815 other unhoused New Yorkers who, according to city data, died in the year ending last July.
At a Council hearing, officials said the city has recorded 318,000 “engagements” since February 2022 between street homeless residents and police or outreach workers, including instances where the same individual was contacted multiple times. Of those, 4,600 people have agreed to go into shelter; about 1,300 people remain in those placements.