new york police department

No Justice for Eric Garner

Jul 18, 2019
The federal government has dropped its charges against officer Daniel Pantaleo. We shouldn't be surprised, says activist Kamau Franklin.
Join our newsletter Stay up to date with the latest from Truthdig. Join the Truthdig Newsletter for our latest publications.

Eight Dead in New York City Truck Attack

Oct 31, 2017
The driver, a native of Uzbekistan, was shot by a police officer and arrested in what authorities are calling "an act of terror." Five Argentines are among those killed on a bike path.

A Damning Look Inside NYPD’s ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Policy (Audio)

Oct 10, 2012
Stop-and-frisk is already considered a controversial tactic employed by the New York Police Department, but a recently released recording sheds light on just how discriminatory the practice can actually be. In the secretly taped audio, a 17-year-old named Alvin is heard being roughed up, threatened and demeaned by three officers as they stop and frisk him, all "for being a fucking mutt."

The NYPD’s ‘Moroccan Initiative’

Sep 22, 2011
An Associated Press investigative team revealed in an article Thursday ways that, sometime around 2003 or 2004, part of the New York Police Department transformed from being a public security service that solved murders and muggings to a mini domestic intelligence agency that targeted the Moroccan Muslim community.