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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Eric Adams claimed that he and the NYPD would clamp down on the use of fake license plates and gun violence. But news from July shows that NYPD cops themselves often perpetrate those crimes. Eric Adams loves to pretend that he and the police state he supports are the solution to allegedly out-of-control crime in
As newspaper headlines and local news disproportionately cover a supposed New York City crime wave, one specialized police unit has been praised by the mayor and local media. This unit is positioned to be the tip of the spear in the police department’s anticipated response to the supposed crime-aggedon. No, it’s not the Neighborhood Safety