A 7-Point Guide To The Latest Report On The NYPD's Use Of Chokeholds – And The Department's Response
The New York City Police Department's Office of the Inspector General just published a report on the use of chokeholds. Here's a simple guide to understanding what they found, with an update including the department's response.
Cops Turn Their Backs On De Blasio At Slain Officer's Funeral Despite Police Commissioner's Plea
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton had specifically asked the officers not to turn away from the New York City mayor. On Sunday afternoon pictures of a few cops who refused to turn away from the mayor also made the rounds on social media.
A Short History Of The Feud Between New York City's Mayor And The NYPD
The tension didn't just begin after two officers were assassinated in Brooklyn on Saturday — it goes back years and involves Al Sharpton, stop-and-frisk, and an inspector general. And the next battle — negotiating two major union contracts — is looming.
Pastor At De Blasio Inauguration Refers To “Plantation Called New York City”
Rev. Fred Lucas Jr., a Brooklyn-based pastor who serves as a chaplain for the Department of Sanitation referred to New York City as a plantation during the inauguration ceremonies for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Lucas was thanked by de Blasio by name during his speech.