Ahead of public housing funding changes that will transfer money from security toward repairs, the tenants of local public housing complexes say that the city needs to look instead at the relationship between police and residents instead.
A New York Police Department spokesperson said that the police responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning about a non-responsive person inside 240 West 129th St., near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
The plan, which aims to drastically reduce traffic fatalities across the city, echoes various proposals put forth by city and state politicians over the past month.
Amid citywide criticism of police cracking down on jaywalking on the 96th Street and Broadway intersection, 24th precinct officials said that their focus remained on enforcing vehicular violations.
A week after a city agreement to reform stop-and-frisk tactics in line with an August 2013 federal ruling, Harlem residents are divided over how the changes should be implemented.
PJ’s Bar and Lounge, on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and West 132nd Street, has been the backdrop for eight incidents of violence since February 2012, including a fatal stabbing and a recent fatal shooting.
The elderly Upper West Side resident who was knocked to the ground by police after jaywalking on Jan. 19 is filing a $5 million lawsuit against the New York Police Department.
There is both de-facto and de-jure discrimination in NYC, which has the potential to make any minority another statistic.
The Columbia College alum recently appointed as watchdog over the New York Police Department brings decades of experience in civil and legal work, but Harlemites are skeptical as to whether he can make a difference with respect to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
A federal judge ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated the constitutional rights of minorities on Monday, a major victory for Upper Manhattan politicians, who have unanimously opposed the controversial tactic.
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