Eric Adams’ Plan To Forcibly Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Will Only Harm Them

The mayor of New York City announced plans to have NYPD forcibly hospitalize people experiencing mental health crises New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan to address the growing mental health crisis in the city – much of it involving an escalated use of NYPD officers to “remove” those experiencing a crisis from

Domestic Violence Survivor Wendy Howard’s Trial Reveals The Prosecution’s Sexism

Wendy Howard shot her abusive ex-partner while defending herself and her daughters. Now the criminal legal system is only adding to the sexist violence she’s already experienced. On October 21st, a Kern County jury found Wendy Howard not guilty of first and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for shooting her abusive ex-partner Kelly Pitts in

NYPD’s Post-Colorado Springs Pinkwashing Is Pure Propaganda

New York’s cops have a long history of violence against queer and trans people. On November 19, moments before midnight, an armed bigot entered Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during Trans Day Of Remembrance events and opened fire, killing five people and injuring at least 18 people. In response to the

Eric Adams And Kathy Hochul’s Plan To Put More Cops In The Subway Will Only Do More Harm

On October 22, Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced “major actions to keep subways safe and address transit crime.” Those actions included surging police presence on platforms and subways (which has been done as recently as last year), dedicated units at psychiatric centers for the unhoused population from the street

How The Police in Puerto Rico Privatize Public Property

For years, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has guarded public property that has been illegally privatized by the state and private businesses. But no public space remains more emblematic of the police barricade that guards the so-called New World than its oldest executive mansion, La Fortaleza. La Fortaleza has remained in use since colonial

The Crime Panic That Helped Elect Eric Adams Is Now Turning Against Him

Hyperbolic crime coverage by local media helped pave the way for former NYPD cop Eric Adams to become the mayor of New York City. But now that same media-manufactured crime panic is preventing Adams from claiming to have saved the city. New York City’s cop-mayor is now trying to fight against the media-contrived crime panic

Who is Philip Banks?

We’re not going to be breaking down Philip “Uncle Phil” Banks from Will Smith’s 90’s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That Philip Banks  – when he wasn’t throwing Jazzy Jeff out of the front door – was a fictional character played by the late James Avery who seemed to do things by the book. He

The Most-Complained-About NYPD Cop’s Fascist Facebook Posts Revealed

Facebook posts reveal NYPD Lieutenant Eric Dym’s support for Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and racist police violence as well as his disdain for Black Lives Matter protesters and anyone who dares to criticize police. Last week, a report by THE CITY revealed that the “most-complained-about NYPD cop”, Lieutenant Eric Dym – who was facing discipline

OP-ED: The NYPD’s Strategic Response Group Must Be Disbanded

And a similar unit cannot rise in its place. If you’ve attended a racial justice protest in New York City, you’re likely familiar with the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group. Whether you know it by name or recognize them as police officers donning tactical gear and helmets, the SRG has become a staple of protest policing,

Eric Adams’ Plan To Forcibly Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Will Only Harm Them

The mayor of New York City announced plans to have NYPD forcibly hospitalize people experiencing mental health crises New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan to address the growing mental health crisis in the city – much of it involving an escalated use of NYPD officers to “remove” those experiencing a crisis from

Domestic Violence Survivor Wendy Howard’s Trial Reveals The Prosecution’s Sexism

Wendy Howard shot her abusive ex-partner while defending herself and her daughters. Now the criminal legal system is only adding to the sexist violence she’s already experienced. On October 21st, a Kern County jury found Wendy Howard not guilty of first and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for shooting her abusive ex-partner Kelly Pitts in

NYPD’s Post-Colorado Springs Pinkwashing Is Pure Propaganda

New York’s cops have a long history of violence against queer and trans people. On November 19, moments before midnight, an armed bigot entered Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during Trans Day Of Remembrance events and opened fire, killing five people and injuring at least 18 people. In response to the

Eric Adams And Kathy Hochul’s Plan To Put More Cops In The Subway Will Only Do More Harm

On October 22, Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced “major actions to keep subways safe and address transit crime.” Those actions included surging police presence on platforms and subways (which has been done as recently as last year), dedicated units at psychiatric centers for the unhoused population from the street

How The Police in Puerto Rico Privatize Public Property

For years, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has guarded public property that has been illegally privatized by the state and private businesses. But no public space remains more emblematic of the police barricade that guards the so-called New World than its oldest executive mansion, La Fortaleza. La Fortaleza has remained in use since colonial

The Crime Panic That Helped Elect Eric Adams Is Now Turning Against Him

Hyperbolic crime coverage by local media helped pave the way for former NYPD cop Eric Adams to become the mayor of New York City. But now that same media-manufactured crime panic is preventing Adams from claiming to have saved the city. New York City’s cop-mayor is now trying to fight against the media-contrived crime panic

Who is Philip Banks?

We’re not going to be breaking down Philip “Uncle Phil” Banks from Will Smith’s 90’s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. That Philip Banks  – when he wasn’t throwing Jazzy Jeff out of the front door – was a fictional character played by the late James Avery who seemed to do things by the book. He

The Most-Complained-About NYPD Cop’s Fascist Facebook Posts Revealed

Facebook posts reveal NYPD Lieutenant Eric Dym’s support for Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and racist police violence as well as his disdain for Black Lives Matter protesters and anyone who dares to criticize police. Last week, a report by THE CITY revealed that the “most-complained-about NYPD cop”, Lieutenant Eric Dym – who was facing discipline

OP-ED: The NYPD’s Strategic Response Group Must Be Disbanded

And a similar unit cannot rise in its place. If you’ve attended a racial justice protest in New York City, you’re likely familiar with the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group. Whether you know it by name or recognize them as police officers donning tactical gear and helmets, the SRG has become a staple of protest policing,