Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

Last week a federal lawsuit against stop-and-frisk took major steps forward, and a decision by Judge Shira Scheindlin about whether the suit can proceed as a class action is soon expected. The suit, originally filed in 2008, accuses the NYPD, Ray Kelly, Mayor Bloomberg, the city, and several individual officers of using the practice of […]


New data released by the NYPD show that on an average day, five students are arrested and nine are issued summons while in city schools.  In the 55 school days between October 1st and December 31st, 2012 there were 279 arrests and 532 summons issued. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties […]


A report released Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal found that the NYPD stopped, questioned, and frisked 684,330 New Yorkers, an all-time high, and 14% increase from 2010 which was the prior record. While the tactic of stop and frisk goes back to the start of policing itself, the tactic came to fame starting in the […]


Bronx resident Ramarley Graham was killed by the NYPD last Thursday after they suspected the 18-year-old of possessing a small amount of marijuana, pursued him into his home, and shot him.  Graham was unarmed. The same day, several NYPD officers beat 19-year-old Jateik Reed with batons, also suspecting Reed of possessing a small amount of marijuana.  The incident was […]