“A lot of things end up at the doorstep of the Police Department that they shouldn’t be engaged in, mental health specifically, right,” City Council Public Safety Chairman Donovan Richards said. “Shouldn’t that money go into programming on the ground in a lot of communities that are underserved in these specific areas.” … [Read more...] about Officials: There’s Room To Cut From NYPD’s Budget, But City Must Be Mindful Of Spike In Crime
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He said the city will spend more than $10 million to expand the crisis management system in order to reach four more neighborhoods — Soundview in the Bronx, Jamaica in Queens and Crown Heights and Canarsie in Brooklyn — and increase the existing budgets in other areas with high levels of gun violence. … [Read more...] about New York City To Increase Support For Cure Violence Movement As Part Of ‘New Approach To Peace,’ Mayor Says
"Whether they're protesters, whether they're homeless, whether they're broken down motorists, the freeway is simply not a safe place for pedestrians and we've said that steadfast," he said. "My hope is the result of this tragedy, the protesters will reconsider their desire to be on the interstate because I cannot guarantee their safety, plain and simple." … [Read more...] about Seattle protesters struck by car; suspect in custody, police say
With sweeping legislation, D.C. City Council passed an emergency police-reform bill that bans the use of chokeholds, tear gas, rubber bullets, stun grenades, and riot gear, and prohibits the Metropolitan Police Department from buying military-style equipment from the federal government. In addition, the bill stipulates body camera footage must be made available to the public after a police shooting. Police will be subject to more rigorous training and an independent body will be mandated to issue a report by the end of the year about police reforms in the city. … [Read more...] about Chokeholds, tear gas, rubber bullets: What police tactics have been outlawed by cities in wake of George Floyd’s death?
Also happening today, New York City Council members will vote on more police reform bills – one calling on the NYPD to share information about its surveillance technology, another requiring officers to display their badge numbers and another criminalizing the use of a chokehold. … [Read more...] about New York City’s Second Black Lives Matter Street Mural In The Works On Staten Island