Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 7:00 am

Opposition against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by police officers is still high after the deaths of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. In fact, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton believed tensions were as high as in the 1970s, when the crime rate soared along with the deaths of police officers. The night [...]

Video Of NYPD Killing Unarmed Man With Chokehold Leads To Suspensions

By: Monday July 21, 2014 7:40 am

Stop, frisk, and strangle? Eric Garner, a 43 old New Yorker, was choked to death on video by officers with the New York Police Department. Garner was killed when one of the officers used a chokehold in the process of arresting him – the chokehold is an illegal maneuver and the police officer who performed [...]

After NSA Whitewash Story 60 Minutes’ John Miller To Join NYPD

By: Friday December 27, 2013 8:01 am

After producing the now discredited 60 Minutes puff piece on the NSA the anchor of the piece, John Miller, is going back to his other job – apologizing for the use of state power. Miller will be rejoining the government communications profession for the New York Police Department. The announcement has not surprisingly been met with [...]

CIA Agents Were Embedded With NYPD And Had “No Limits”

By: Friday June 28, 2013 5:54 am

According to a recently declassified Inspector General report the CIA embedded four intelligence officers inside the New York Police Department even though an Executive Order and the National Security Act of 1947 explicitly forbid the CIA from conducting domestic surveillance. The report, completed in 2011, says that officers believed there were no limitations on their [...]

The Transformation of Law Enforcement Into Counter-Terrorism

By: Wednesday August 24, 2011 10:15 am

I know this is normally The Dissenter’s beat, but I’ve grown pretty concerned at the shift of all law enforcement organizations into anti-terror operations. We have two more examples of that today. First, Charlie Savage writes that the FBI has stepped up their counter-terror operations. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been more [...]

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