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Immigration Detainers in NYC: The Numbers
Brooklyn Hate Crime Spike: Cause and Effect
The recent spike notwithstanding. Brooklyn traditionally leads the state in hate crimes reports. As Chris Giblin reported last year at BkBureau.org, "Brooklyn is home to 32 percent of New York City's population but reports 43 percent of the city's hate crimes. One in 12 New York State residents lives in Brooklyn but one in five of the state's hate crimes occur in the borough."
Beer and Politics Mix on TV
It features yours truly, DNAinfo's Jeff Mays and the Observer's Jillian Jorgensen discussing race, policing and politics at the beautiful yet unpretentious Emerson's bar in Clinton Hill.
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Striking Disparities in Neighborhood Violence
What is striking though, when one digs a little deeper into the shooting statistics is how uneven they are across the city. No, it's not surprising that some areas have more crime than others. What is a little shocking is that, even in a bloodier summer, so many areas have absolutely no reported gun violence.
The Death and Life of Stop-and-Frisk
A new report by the New York Civil Liberties Union looks back on the whole history of stop-and-frisk (or stop-and-question-and-frisk) and reveals that among the more than 5 million stops the NYPD made from 2003 through 2013, 52 percent involved a frisk.
Resisting Arrest: Is There a Trend?
"What we’re seeing … over the last several months [is] a number of individuals just failing to understand that you must submit to an arrest, that you cannot resist it," Bratton said.
Is there such a trend?
According to data provided to CityLimits.org by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, there was a spike is arrests for NY Penal Code section 205.30, resisting arrest, between February and March, a drop in April, and another jump in May before a decline in June.
Report Finds 'Epidemic' of Aging in Prison
The prison population aged 55 or older quadrupled from 1995 to 2010 and is expected to represent a third of the entire prison census by 2030, "amounting to a staggering 4,400 percent increase over a 50-year span," the report found. "Even as crime has drastically declined and the U.S. prison population has begun to shrink, the aging prison population continues to rise at a disproportionate rate."
What Was the Bloomberg Admin. Saying About Jail Violence?
Cloudy Views On Broken-Windows Policing
Some Police Agencies Revive Restraints Involving Neck
There’s no way to tell whether the posters at sites like Thee Rant are cops, retired cops, wannabes, buffs or trolls. But one post raised a question that may resonate as the uproar over Garner’s death lives on.