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NYPD to Record More Interrogations


NYPD Police Commissioner is crediting CSI with motivating him to have his officers video record more interrogations. He says jurors have come to expect it, and so they plan to deliver. The department already records some interrogations, but they are branching out—expecting to record many more. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 10:16 am and is filed under criminal justice. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Racial Favoritism by the NYPD? New Yorkers Say Yes


A poll released this week by the New York Times reveals that minorities aren’t the only one who feel they are unfairly targeted by police. As a matter of fact, the majority of New Yorkers—black, white, and brown— see the Department’s racially biased practices for what they are. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 3:04 pm and is filed under criminal justice. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

NY Health Department Regulation Will Ban Synthetic Drugs


Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that law enforcement agents in New York will have a new tool at their fingertips—a state Health Department regulation that bans the sale, distribution, and possession of synthetic drugs. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 5:31 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Drug Agents Raid Home in Error


Federal agents and Rochester police were searching for drugs when they burst in the unlocked side door of Charlotte resident Nancy Dominicos. Dominicos said she was sitting on the couch when she heard someone come in shouting. It took her a moment to realize they were yelling, “ATF! ATF!” [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm and is filed under criminal justice. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Quota-Embroiled NYPD Commander Transferred To Another Unit


Deputy Inspector Peter Bartoszek, former precinct commander of the 79th precinct house in Brooklyn, has been transferred to the Special Victims Division where he will serve as executive officer, the second-in-command. While department officials call the move a “routine personnel shuffling,” others believe the transfer was to break up the “toxic work environment” he was leaving behind. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 3:57 pm and is filed under criminal justice. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

“Fake Pot” Growing Among Youth in NYC


It’s called “synthetic marijuana” and it’s being sold online and in convenience stores in the city. Storekeepers can’t keep in on the shelf. Unfortunately, it’s dangerous and unregulated, and it’s growing in popularity among young people. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 1:58 pm and is filed under marijuana. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

NYC Marijuana Arrests Highest In a Decade


In 2011, New York City police officers arrested 50,700 people for low level marijuana offenses. This is the highest such rate in over a decade and comes just after Commissioner Ray Kelly ordered officers to stop making arrests for marijuana when the pot wasn’t in public view. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 11:44 am and is filed under marijuana. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

NYPD: Keeping Crime Lower By Not Reporting It?


Detectives with the NYPD, who field the phone calls from citizen-victims inquiring about the status of their case, noticed in many cases that there was no case. While an occasional misplaced file may have been a problem back in the days before most information was stored on a computer, you wouldn’t think such missing cases could be attributed to similar mistakes today. Instead, it seems, officers are just opting to not make an official report in many situations. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 5:08 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Illegal Gun Sales in NY Easy to Come By Online


In an effort to see just how big of a problem online illegal gun sales where, Mayor Michael Bloomberg authorized the city of New York to hire private investigators to look into it. The results show that there are many sellers who simply don’t care who it is that they are selling to, only that they get the weapon off their hands and money in them. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 3:47 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

NY Trespassing Arrest For Lost ID


The arrest and detainment of a 21 year old college student has made for a pretty nice story in the New York Times. But her story is one that’s repeated several times a day by the New York Police Department. The difference is, the leading character is usually male and usually a minority. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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