Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Accused Of “Accommodating” Mayor And NYPD

de blasio and wark in harlemNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s decision to scuttle legislation that would have toughened guidelines for police stops has exposed tensions on the council, with some lawmakers accusing her of being too accommodating to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD. Continue Reading →

Whattha, Stranger Pistol-Whipps Taxi Passenger In Harlem

Taxicabs-NewYorkCity-BoroTaxigreenyellowMedallionA taxi passenger stuck in traffic in Harlem was pistol-whipped by a stranger, police sources said Saturday. Continue Reading →

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, As City Backs Off Police Reforms

melissa-mark-viverito-de-blasio-brattonIn a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →

A Guide On What To Do If You’re Stopped By The Police In Harlem

NYPD Precinct 33Harlem World Magazine read the What To Do If You’re Stopped By The Police article on the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) website and thought the timing might be right to post them on the site. Continue Reading →

Off-duty Cop Mugged While Walking Dog In Harlem

crime-tape-in-harlemThe NYPost reports that one of New York’s Finest. an off-duty cop was mugged while walking his dog in Harlem Sunday night, police sources said. Continue Reading →

Manhattan Youngsters Enjoy Police Athletic League’s Annual Junior Police Jamboree

William J in mnahtattanOn Thursday, June 9, 2016, kids from Police Athletic League (PAL) Centers from Harlem to Houston joined over 150 children, ages 8 to 12, from PAL Centers across the five boroughs at the NYPD Candidate Assessment Center for the 8th Annual Junior Police Jamboree. Continue Reading →

2 Workers Rescued In East Harlem Building Collapse

scaffold-collapse graphicTwo workers were rescued after the scaffolding they were standing on collapsed in East Harlem Friday morning. It happened at 9:45 a.m. at the Lexington Houses near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 98th Street. Continue Reading →

NYPD Cop Points Gun, Punches And Arrests Bystanders Filming Him In Harlem (video)

nypd punches harlem bystanderAn NYPD cop was stripped of his gun and shield Friday after video emerged showing him pointing his weapon at bystanders filming him — and then punching one of them in the face, cops said. Continue Reading →

Whatha, Man Repeatedly Stabbed Harlem Roommate

crime-tape-in-harlemA man stabbed his roommate multiple times Sunday morning in Harlem, according to the NYPD. A 52-year-old man entered a police station around 4:35 a.m. and informed officers that he had stabbed his roommate repeatedly, police said. Continue Reading →

Research Suggests Police-Worn Body Cameras Reduce Violence

1-krLGJSlG3kh0DDQ66gQAEAPolice brutality is a problem in the criminal justice system from Harlem to Hollywood. Police-worn body cameras are one potential remedy to these violent encounters, but they have both benefits and drawbacks. Continue Reading →