stop and frisk

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 10/30/2013 at 7:40AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 54. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Haunted Halloween Hike Venture to the Alley Pond Environmental Center for a spooky trail walk, ghost stories and hot cocoa. Costumes welcome! Be sure to bring [...]

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association sues over stop-and-frisk
News Liam La Guerre 10/16/2013 at 2:48PM

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) slapped the city with a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the profiling measure of the Community Safety Act. The organization charges that the City Council overstepped its boundaries by passing Local Law 71, which allows individuals to more easily sue the city over discrimination, such as with some stop-and-frisk encounters. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/20/2013 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Clear. High of 77. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 64. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Viva la Comida! Viva la Comida!, an outdoor festival in Jackson Heights from 4 to 10 p.m., combines the best food trucks in [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2013 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Good Ol’ Freda Come to a preview screening and discussion of the new Beatles documentary “Good Ol’ [...]

Fresh Meadows man recounts stop-and-frisk experience
Fresh Meadows man recounts stop-and-frisk experience
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/23/2013 at 2:23PM

Fresh Meadows resident Naji Grampus claims he was stopped by cops one night while walking home from playing basketball in a playground near P.S. 26 in the fall of 2010. It was chilly, so Grampus, then 21, was wearing a hoodie and his gloves were bundled in the pouch of the sweater. Grampus, who is [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/19/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: “Annie” at Astoria Park [...]

City files to appeal stop-and-frisk ruling
City files to appeal stop-and-frisk ruling
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/16/2013 at 3:10PM

The city has filed to appeal U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional. The appeal comes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed his dislike for the decision on Monday and promised the city would fight the ruling in the case of Floyd vs City of New York. The appeal was [...]

Judge rules NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional
Judge rules NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/12/2013 at 1:48PM

Score another win for opponents of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled Monday that the police department’s use of the policy is unconstitutional and suggested the appointment of a monitor to reform it. “I find that the city is liable for violating plaintiffs’ Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights,” Scheindlin wrote. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/08/2013 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Thursday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. EVENT OF [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/29/2013 at 7:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in “Breaking [...]