New York City (Government)
- Homepage: http://www.nyc.gov/
May 2012: "Court officials say there are more than 1 million bench warrants currently open for these types of violations in New York City. But this week, squads of police officers decided to act on a few of them."http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/may/04/using-police-warrant-squads-monitor-occupy-wall-street-protestors-may-be-unconstitutional-legal-experts-say/
December 2011: "New York (CNN) -- The Central Intelligence Agency announced Friday that an internal report found no issue or evidence of wrong-doing in the spy agency's partnership with the New York City Police Department."http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/23/us/new-york-cia-report/index.html
June 2011: 'So the Bloomberg administration has taken a tack that could be called “do it first, answer questions later.” And the key to the strategy is to start small, and to use the word “pilot.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/nyregion/bloomberg-pilot-programs-avoid-red-tape-and-public-review.html
June 2011: "While New York City pays the Police Department’s skyrocketing legal bills, the department makes almost no effort to learn from lawsuits brought against it and its officers. The department does not track which officers were named, what claims were alleged or what payouts were made in the thousands of suits brought every year."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/opinion/16schwartz.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212
May 2010: "New York City moved on Friday to revoke the cab licenses of 633 taxi drivers who it said routinely charged customers higher out-of-town rates for trips within the five boroughs. The city said some of the overcharging was so egregious that it had asked prosecutors to investigate."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/15/nyregion/15taxi.html
May 2010: "Under Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, the New York Police Department’s use of such street stops has more than quintupled, fueling not only an intense debate about the effectiveness and propriety of the tactic, but also litigation intended to force the department to reveal more information about the encounters."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/nyregion/13frisk.html
November 2008: "WASHINGTON — An effort by the New York Police Department to get broader latitude to eavesdrop on terrorism suspects has run into sharp resistance from the Justice Department in a bitter struggle that has left the police commissioner and the attorney general accusing each other of putting the public at risk."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/20/washington/20terror.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Advised by (past or present) New Teacher Project, The (TNTP) Organization Nov 15, 2008 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Person Apr 3, 2008 Organization Executive (past or present) Shaun Donovan MS Person Apr 22, 2010 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. John A. Eterno Ph.D. Person May 13, 2010 Advised by (past or present) Prof. Roland G. Fryer Jr. PhD. Person Mar 10, 2008 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" W. Giuliani Esq. Person Organization Executive (past or present) Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg M.D. Person Mar 4, 2010 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Joel I. Klein Esq. Person Aug 3, 2003 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Mayor Edward I. Koch Person Aug 1, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Mayor John V. Lindsay Person Apr 22, 2010 Organization Executive (past or present) Jules Polonetsky Esq. Person Apr 12, 2010
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 04, 2012 Using NYPD Warrant Squads to Monitor Protesters May Violate Constitution: Experts
QUOTE: Executing old warrants -- no matter how minor -- is legal. But legal experts say the tactic becomes illegal if it is done solely to investigate political activity.
WNYC Dec 23, 2011 CIA report: No issue with spy agency's partnership with N.Y. police
QUOTE: the agency helped police conduct covert surveillance on Muslims living in New York, raising broader civil liberty questions about the legality of the methods and scope of federal efforts to counter terrorism.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 26, 2011 ‘Pilot’ Label Lets Mayor’s Projects Skip City Review
QUOTE: Dozens of [New York City Mayor Bloomberg's] marquee administration projects...ostensible experiments that are often exempt from the usual forms of city review...Admirers see an innovative way around red tape. Critics see a blunt tool that undermines democracy by minimizing the public’s role in scrutinizing the ideas of government.
New York Times Jun 15, 2011 Watching the Detectives
QUOTE: Because the department ignores lawsuits, it cannot analyze or learn from them; instead, the city effectively writes off these suits as the extraordinarily high cost of doing police business. In contrast, a small but growing group of police departments around the country have found innovative ways to analyze information gathered from lawsuits. They investigate lawsuit claims as they would civilian complaints, and they discipline, retrain or fire officers when the claims are substantiated.
New York Times May 14, 2010 City Seeks to Revoke Licenses for Cab Overcharges
QUOTE: New York City moved on Friday to revoke the cab licenses of 633 taxi drivers who it said routinely charged customers higher out-of-town rates for trips within the five boroughs. The city said some of the overcharging was so egregious that it had asked prosecutors to investigate.
New York Times May 12, 2010 New York Minorities More Likely to Be Frisked
QUOTE: Blacks and Latinos were nine times as likely as whites to be stopped by the police in New York City in 2009, but, once stopped, were no more likely to be arrested....intense debate about the effectiveness and propriety of the tactic, but also litigation intended to force the department to reveal more information about the encounters.
New York Times Nov 20, 2008 New York Police Fight U.S. Over Eavesdropping
QUOTE: The [New York] Police Department, with the largest municipal counterterrorism operation in the country, wants the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to loosen their approach to the federal law that governs electronic surveillance. But federal officials have refused to relax the standards, and have said requests submitted by the department could actually jeopardize surveillance efforts by casting doubt on their legality.
New York Times Jul 16, 2003 The New York Racist Float Case: How the First Amendment does and does not protect racist city workers
QUOTE: ...[two NY City firefighters and a police officer] rode on a racially offensive float [and were fired].... they sued the City and various City officials, claiming to be victims of retaliation for their exercise of free speech.
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