Thinking Out Loud: Understanding Police Use of Force

The conversation about the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and use of force is always a robust, yet passionate discussion.  Additionally, the use of firearms and shootings by the NYPD and by those in our communities across NYC are thrust into the spotlight.

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Thinking Out Loud: Encountering the Unknown

It was a late summer night in 1998. My partner and I were on patrol in a marked police car in the area of 11th Ave and W50 Street in Manhattan at approximately 3AM…

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Thinking Out Loud: “Policing” by the Numbers

On average the NYPD will respond to approximately 30,000 jobs, or service calls, each day (24-hour period) via the 9-1-1 system.  That equates to approximately 11 million calls each year (365-day period)…

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Thinking Out Loud: Implicit Bias

Last year, during a debate on legislation, I used the words “defendant, “perpetrator,” and “prisoner.” One of my colleagues from across the aisle proceeded to state that my remarks were racist. It struck me as odd — I used three words and despite the fact that it was my colleague who visualized the meaning of those words, I was labeled the racist.

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Thinking Out Loud: Police & The Community

Charles Davis.  Sean Carrington.  Gerard Carter.  Rodney Andrews. James Nemorin.  Robert Parker.  Dillon Stewart.  Randolph Holder.  Say their names.

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    Assemblymember Reilly highlights successful effort to secure ...

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