It was a "seder in the streets."
Cops, for example, would dish out "disorderly conduct" summonses without bothering to jot down how what exactly was disorderly
For two cops at the 86th street station last week, the sounds of a violin were too much as they confronted one of the leaders
The 1,300 cop city council (which they will forever be known as) yesterday proposed changes to New York's wildly abusive treatment of street vendors. Since 1983, there the city has capped the number of permits required to legally sell on the street.
There have been a number of disturbing events of police misconduct around the country that have been caught on tape and we must make sure these officers are properly disciplined. But we must not lose sight of the fact that every day, New York's thin blue line keep all of us safe and they continue to do so by breaking previous crime lows.
Fake blood splattered all over Bratton's face in December of 2014, at the height of protests in the city There, voices, however
There were other stories from vendors in El Barrio from the last couple of weeks: one woman, I was told, had her entire grill
At a community meeting I attended last summer in Brooklyn, a resident complained to the Commanding Officer of the local precinct about a violent crime that occurred on her block: a gun point robbery. What were the police doing to solve the crime and to ensure that it doesn't happen again, the woman asked?
For many low-income New Yorkers, choosing between a meal and a MetroCard, risking arrest for jumping a turnstile or missing work, are daily dilemmas.
At The Bronx Defenders, we bear tragic witness to this every day, week after week, year after year. If New York City is truly interested in addressing our homelessness crisis and rebuilding trust with communities of color, eliminating these so-called "drug-related" evictions should be its first task.