stop and frisk

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 [...]

Mayor: Police stop too many whites, not enough minorities
Mayor: Police stop too many whites, not enough minorities
Police Liam La Guerre 6/29/2013 at 10:52AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered critics of the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy by saying the NYPD doesn’t stop enough people of color and stops too many whites. Less than one day after the City Council approved major legislation to change up management of the police department against the mayor’s wishes, Bloomberg made the controversial remark about [...]

NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
Politics Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 11:58AM

The New York City Council approved legislation that could make dramatic changes to the management of the NYPD. Early this morning the Council passed the Community Safety Act, which contains two separate bills. One will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/14/2013 at 7:47AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of [...]

Queens’s Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/21/2013 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 82. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 70. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Swingin’ with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & [...]

Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Democratic candidates tackle tough issues at Queens mayoral debate
Politics Melissa Chan 4/16/2013 at 3:27PM

Four of five Democrats running for mayor would do away with stop-and-frisk or severely tweak it if they make it to Gracie Mansion. City Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and ex-Comptroller Bill Thompson said they were opposed to the controversial police tactic at a Queens mayoral debate last week. Former Councilmember Sal [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/21/2013 at 8:31AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 27. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. [...]

NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
NYPD releases stop-and-frisk stats
Police Alexa Altman 2/05/2013 at 3:30PM

For the first time, the NYPD has released 2011 data regarding the controversial procedure of stop-and-frisk. Among those stopped-and-frisked in 2011, 87 percent were either black or Hispanic, according to the report. Of the 685,724 stops made citywide, 53 percent were black while 34 percent were Hispanic. Only 9 percent of those stopped-and-frisked were white, [...]