NYPD radio frequencies have been open to the public since 1932. A new encrypted system will end that.
SeanPaul Reyes has been arrested and threatened by NYPD for filming in public places, including inside police precincts. He says that's a violation of his First Amendment rights.
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A growing number of "First Amendment auditors" are testing the limits of what police will and will not allow them to film.
'Digidog is out of the pound," New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared, not ominously.
A surveillance state is no less tyrannical when the snoops really believe it's for your own protection.
NYPD Cynically Suggests Parents Know Better Than Lawyers How To Guide Children Through Interrogations
Criminal justice advocates are pushing to pass legislation to tighten rules for juvenile interrogations, but the NYPD is not on board.
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Maria Falcon doesn't have a business license. So New York police officers detained her and confiscated all of her merchandise.
Eric Adams says you may have to upgrade your phone if you want to record the police, because you'll need to do so from a distance.
Ed Mullins, known for combatively defending bad police behavior and the drug war, charged with wire fraud by the Department of Justice.
Facial recognition software can secretly surveil and is subject to error.
Despite a binary media narrative, the vast majority of the U.S. is in favor of quality, accountable policing.
The NYPD declined to punish nine other officers, despite recommendations from the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The best thing you could say about Bill de Blasio was that he was good for a laugh.
Eric Adams thinks he can give the police more power to hunt for guns without making innocent minority men the inevitable target.
Ed Mullins is innocent until proven guilty—a distinction he often didn’t extend to others.
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People have only official assurances that the technology isn’t being used to invade their privacy.
The surveillance state is available as a plug-and-play solution for any cop interested in a free trial period.
The 2nd Circuit rejected the police unions' arguments that disclosure would invade officers' privacy and put them in danger.
Our Post-9/11 Response Deprived Us of Liberty and Didn't Stop Terrorism. Let's Not Venerate or Expand It.
We don’t need new tools or agencies to track alleged domestic terrorists.
Police response “likely escalated tensions and the potential for violence” say investigators.
The unions argued that releasing unsubstantiated complaints would harm officers' reputations and threaten their safety.
A federal judge gags the New York Civil Liberties Union, but a media outlet manages to collect and publish a database of misbehaving cops.
Dozens of dozens of incidents were caught on video.
The NYPD is still blaming jail releases, but the data simply doesn’t back that claim up.
Police Agencies in New York and Los Angeles Drag Their Feet over Body Camera Footage and Misconduct Records
Efforts to force sunlight into police conduct have been thwarted by noncompliance.
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But it's not enough. NYC needs to unleash its food vendors.
New York was a national outlier in hiding police misconduct records. The state legislature finally repealed the law responsible for it.
For decades, New York's secrecy regime has hidden police misconduct records from families and reporters.
The New York Times Recoils at the Predictable Consequences of the Mandatory COVID-19 Precautions It Supports
When mask-wearing and social distancing rules are legally enforceable, the potential for violence cannot be avoided.
The NYPD's Violent COVID-19 Arrests Show It Hasn't Learned Much in the 6 Years Since Eric Garner's Death
To the NYPD, everything still looks like a nail.
The same weekend, the NYPD tweeted pictures of its officers peacefully handing out masks.
NYPD Cops, Some Without Masks, Detain Small Boy for Being Alone on Subway. His Parents Were in the Next Car.
City officials have asked NYPD to reduce arrests since there's a global pandemic happening. The commissioner said he'd do no such thing.
The judge said six months in jail for the cop's perjury would be "unduly harsh."
Of the nearly 9,000 NYPD placard abuse complaints documented, over half have resulted in no action taken against violators.