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
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
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
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
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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,
On Wednesday, myself and other young adults from the Public Safety Team at Red Hook Initiative (RHI) took a stand against the NYPD’s gang database by joining the rally at Brooklyn Hall against this system of criminalization. We were joined at the rally by elected officials, members of organizations from across the City–like Freedom Agenda,