Chicago police routinely violate the constitutional rights of mostly African-Americans who have not committed any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week, reports the Chicago Tribune. The allegation comes in a suit filed on behalf of six African-American men from the South and West Sides and seeks class-action status against the city, police […]

Yahnick Martin (pictured) got sweet reparation from the New York City Police Department after they  mistakenly slapped him with cuffs, hauled him off to jail, and had him leave his gift-filled van unattended and running on a Brooklyn street back in 2011. Now the city Law Department is reportedly forking over $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit he filed […]


William Bratton will return as police commissioner to America’s largest city, reports the New York Daily News. He last led New York City’s police department in the 1990s, and has also headed Los Angeles’ force. Bratton, 66, was named the new commissioner Thursday at the Red Hook Justice Community Center by incoming Mayor Bill de […]

Now that Bill de Blasio has been elected the new mayor of New York City, how will he handle crime and the police department’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy? The policy, which disproportionately affects minorities, was ruled “unconstitutional” by a federal judge, though an appeals court blocked that order last week. Still, it doesn’t seem […]

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Roland Martin talked with Dr. Niaz Kasravi of the NAACP about the big setback just dealt those who oppose New York City’s stop and frisk policy. As reported, a federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a judge’s ruling that found the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy was discriminatory. That court also took the unusual […]


Several New York Police Department (NYPD) cops are being accused of brutality for beating 19-year-old Bronx teen Jateik Reed in what many are saying is a case of an illegal “Stop and Frisk,” NY 1 reports. SEE ALSO: Unemployment Falls To 8.1 Percent Woman Sues Southwest For Being Too Fat To Fly The incident, which […]

The New York  Police Department’s “Stop and Frisk” policy is under fire in the wake of a controversy involving a Staten Island officer caught on tape bragging about falsely arresting a Black man after a stop. See als0: Pepper Spray NYPD Officer, Transferred To Work In Staten Island See also: Harlem Is The Spiritual Home Of Black […]

NEW YORK — A federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit challenging how the New York Police Department carries out its stop-and-frisk policies aimed at reducing crime. Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan is letting proceed a lawsuit that challenges the city’s policies as biased, particularly toward blacks and Hispanics. The judge said […]

From Gov. Paterson Friday signed into law the controversial stop and frisk legislation that forces the NYPD to delete the names of people questioned – but not arrested – from its electronic database.