“These searches enable government agencies to track the whereabouts of thousands of individuals without any specific suspicion of their involvement in criminal activities.”
“These same vacant lots have 314,048 square feet of residentially zoned land on which new affordable housing units may be built, as well as 114,2071 square feet with the potential for manufacturing space that could bring good jobs to the local community.”
“The harsh reality is that, despite the possibility that a rich and powerful man may now be in for his just deserts, our criminal legal system is daily marked by widespread unfairness and a stark racial bias.”
Niji Jain and Natasha Duncan |
“Last month, a New York state judge issued a sweeping order mandating that the NYPD make major reforms to its practices and systems for using sealed arrest records—records the NYPD has been illegally using to spy on and target millions of people for the past 46 years.”
City’s Street Vendors Saw Twice as Many Tickets This Year Compared to Pre-Pandemic, With NYPD Leading Enforcement
In 2019, when the police were the sole enforcer, the NYPD issued 1,812 tickets versus 2,499 in the first nine months of this year, with almost half (48.6 percent) doled out in the last quarter. In just nine months, the NYPD and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) have issued 3,884 tickets to vendors, more than double the number of tickets made in 2019.
Opinion: Increased Police Presence in Schools Will Only Help Strengthen the School-to-Prison Pipeline
“Though society is scared and grieving, we cannot allow the knee jerk reaction to the devastating mass shooting in Uvalde to ignore the systemic, policy, and evidence-based realities and root causes of gun violence.”
‘Of the 33 cases we at PROP have seen this year, none entailing a serious charge, 30 involved New Yorkers of color—unsurprising since 90 percent of the more than 7,000 cases we have observed since beginning the Court Monitoring Project in 2014 also involved New Yorkers of color.’
Officials Probe Police Beating of Man in West Village, Renewing Debate Over NYPD Role in Homeless Response
The incident came on the heels of another violent encounter between police and New Yorkers who were camping out on a Lower Manhattan sidewalk near Tompkins Square Park Nov. 10.
‘When it comes to unpacking the harm of police misconduct, the people who were convicted are just the part of the puzzle we see most easily. For the people who were not convicted, the harm remains, with no recourse.’
“Until today, the NYPD has been using private information from sealed arrests in over a dozen of their interconnected surveillance databases, and has trained its officers that it is okay to violate the law,” said Niji Jain, an attorney at the Bronx Defenders.