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Bloomberg Refers to NYPD as “His Army”

In November 2011, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told an audience at MIT, “I don’t listen to Washington very much, which is something they’re not thrilled about.” He didn’t listen because he didn’t have to. “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” Bloomberg bragged.


NYC: The Condom Bait and Switch

Department of Health hands them out, NYPD arrests people for carrying them. Is this about improving public health—or arrest numbers?

One block north of the boardwalk in Coney Island, a white van is parked on the windswept block of Surf Avenue, between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets. Just


Cops Gone Wild: Stop and Frisk Action Recorded (Video)

The NYPD conducts more than 1,800 stop-and-frisks each day. The program has come under widespread condemnation by critics who say that it unfairly targets men of color. Now there’s proof. Here’s more from Ross Tuttle at The Nation :

On June 3, 2011, three plainclothes New York City Police officers stopped a Harlem


NYPD: Sub-Station in Israel


The New York Police Department opened its Israeli branch in the Sharon District Police headquarters in Kfar Saba. Charlie Ben-Naim, a former Israeli and veteran NYPD detective, was sent on this mission.

NYPD opens department in Israel

You don’t have to fly to New York to meet members of the police department


Reach of Surveillance Amplified With Increased Data Storage

This Swiss army knife complete with 1 terabyte USB costing between $2500-3000

A wave of concern about a software program called TrapWire, designed to detect terrorists casing possible targets, appears to be unjustified, as was recently reported.

Based on stolen corporate e-mails posted by WikiLeaks, some reports


NYPD: What Freedom of the Press

The press is pushing back against a still-thuggish NYPD after fully credentialled, longtimeNew York Times freelancer Robert Stolarik was roughed up, kicked and arrested for photographing the arrest of a teenage girl in the Bronx for a story about stop-and-frisk abuses- ie: for doing his constitutionally protected job. Stolarik also had


NYPD Spying on Muslims in NJ?

NYPD Safe house used to spy on Muslim Students in New Jersey, way outside their jurisdiction — did they have permission from another agency?

It’s an audiotape the New York Police Department hoped you would never hear. (hear audio at end of article)

A building superintendent at an apartment complex just off the Rutgers


New York Cop Arrested Selling Stolen Guns, Drugs


An NYPD officer has been arrested in connection with a months-long firearms trafficking investigation after he allegedly stole guns from his precinct to be sold on the street and arranged drug buys while on duty, authorities said.

Nicholas Mina was arrested late Thursday and charged with conspiracy,


NYPD Conducts Preemptive Raids on Activists

NYP{D conducted Preemptive raids on known activists before mayday activities. image: Getty images

A day before Occupy Wall Street hopes to shut down New York and cities across the country in massive May Day protests, the NYPD visited at least three activist homes in New York and interrogated residents about plans for


NYPD Breaks Record for “Stop and Frisk”

The number of so-called “stop and frisks” is rising.

"Stop and Frisks" on the rise in New York City

City police officers stopped and questioned 684,330 people on the street last year, a record since the NYPD began yearly tallies of the tactic in 2002 and a 14 percent increase over 2010.


Cops, Quotas, Corruption and Brutality

A Compilation of Police Corruption

“NYPD Hating” revolves around the corruption of New York City’s police force. Using testimony from NYPD whistle blowers and footage from across the internet, Andre Wilburn compiled a documentary that is interesting to say the least… also looked at is how the “hidden” quota system drives police to


Computer Controlled Bacteria

In research that further bridges the biological and digital world, scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have created bacteria that can be programmed like a computer.

Researchers built “logic gates” – the building blocks of a circuit – out of genes and put them into E. coli bacteria strains. The


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