Matt Ford focuses on the “benefits of fewer NYPD arrests”: Fewer arrests for minor crimes logically means fewer people behind bars for minor crimes. Poorer would-be defendants benefit the most; three-quarters of those sitting in New York jails are only there because they can’t afford bail. Fewer New Yorkers will also be sent to Rikers … Continue reading “A Virtual Work Stoppage” Ctd
Amazing video from @TheAlexanderBOK – demonstrating again, how the NYPD needs accountability: https://t.co/rYLSgqpSiX // watch to the end — Bill Fitzgerald (@funnymonkey) December 31, 2014 The New York Post reports that “NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as … Continue reading “A Virtual Work Stoppage”
At Sunday’s funeral for slain police officer Wenjian Liu, hundreds of New York’s Finest turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio for a second time: The silent protest against de Blasio came after a Friday memo from New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton specifically asking officers to refrain from turning their backs on the mayor at Liu’s funeral, … Continue reading The NYPD Turns Its Back On Civilian Control
With its police force in a “virtual work stoppage“, Ben Wallace-Wells takes stock of the city’s crime rates: Nearly every New Yorker now lives, in some meaningful way, in a post-peak-crime city marked by gentrification and safety, even in what were very recently very poor neighborhoods. The statistics that de Blasio rattled off at the … Continue reading How Dangerous Is NYC These Days?