Tag: Lynch, Patrick J

New York Doesn’t Need More Policing During the Coronavirus

Of the 125 people arrested over offenses that law enforcement officials described as related to the coronavirus pandemic, 113 were black or Hispanic. Of the 374 summonses from March 16 to May 5, a vast majority — 300 — were given to black and Hispanic New Yorkers. Videos of some of the arrests are hard […]

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The NYPD Arrested 40 People on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black.

A police officer enforcing social distancing rules broke up a group of people on a stoop during a nighttime cookout in East New York, Brooklyn, punching one man in the face. Another dispute between officers and residents of the same predominantly black neighborhood over the guidelines led to a man being knocked unconscious. Days later, […]

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Why the N.Y.P.D. Dropped One of Its Oldest Crime-Fighting Tools

For more than a century, the New York City Police Department has required its officers to keep a detailed, handwritten memo book while on patrol. “It’s basically our bible,” said Officer Ramses Cruz, who joined a platoon of officers writing down patrol assignments in oversize black leather binders at a recent afternoon roll call at […]

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