The new commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) William Bratton announced Wednesday the disbanding of a surveillance unit used to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit, established in 2003, utilized plainclothes detectives to map communities both inside and outside New ...[read more]
02/07/2014: NYC police unions pursued stop and frisk appeal.
01/31/2014: New York mayor dropped appeal to stop and frisk reform.
11/22/2013: Federal appeals court upheld stop and frisk ruling.
10/31/2013: Federal appeals court blocked NYPD stop and frisk changes.
09/17/2013: Federal judge ...[read more]
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled Friday that the New York Police Department's (NYPD) surveillance on Muslims is a lawful effort for national security, and does not constitute harm or violation of civil rights. The controversial surveillance program, which ...[read more]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped former mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal on Friday to the judge-ordered reform of New York's stop-and-frisk program. Police Commissioner William Bratton supported de Blasio's decision to drop the appeal. Bratton believes that the policy has caused distrust ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) stop and frisk program program was carried out in a discriminatory manner. The court refused to throw out the lower court ruling written by Judge Shira Scheindlin ...[read more]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday asked the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to vacate the decisions of US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ordered sweeping changes to the New York Police Department (NYPD) stop-and-frisk program. It is speculated that Bloomberg ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday blocked changes to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) stop-and-frisk procedures. The ruling specifically denounced the decision of district court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who initially ordered the changes, stating that the judge, " ...[read more]
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday denied New York City's motion to stay her order regarding the New York City Police Department (NYPD) 'stop-and-frisk' policy. Judge Shira Scheindlin initially ruled that the methods used by the NYPD were a violation ...[read more]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly filed an answer on Tuesday admitting that the New York Police Department (NYPD) spied in mosques and on a Muslim preacher but requesting that the court dismiss the complaint. The lawsuit was filed in June by plaintiffs ...[read more]