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NYC Promised Street Vendors More Permits. Instead, They’re Being Harassed by the NYPD

“It feels like they pick on us because they have nothing better to do.”

September 29, 2022
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Why Did the NYPD Abruptly Clear Out Washington Square Park?

The party mayor's anti-party agenda comes for the City's most vibrant public space—and the unhoused people the Adams administration has failed to help.

August 23, 2022
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NYPD Officer Who Brandished Gun at BLM Protesters Avoids a Trial

The City declined to represent the officer, but taxpayers are still on the hook for his bill.

August 10, 2022
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NYC Gives Arrested Legal Observers a Check and a ‘Middle Finger’ to Make Their NYPD Lawsuit Go Away

The NYPD's behavior in Mott Haven was condemned in a lengthy Human Rights Watch report as a violation of constitutional rights and international human rights law.

July 21, 2022
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Guess Who’s Giving Away Guns in NYC

Hell Gate tried to attend an NYPD gun raffle. It didn’t go as planned.

July 21, 2022
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NYC’s Highest-Paid Corrections Captain Transferred Back to Rikers Island After Hell Gate Report

After lucrative freelance law-enforcement work, NYC’s highest-paid correction captain is back at work in NYC's chronically understaffed jails.

July 20, 2022
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‘Eager Beaver’: For Highest-Paid NYC Correction Captain, There’s Plenty of Work Outside Rikers

Violence in NYC jails recently hit all-time record highs. Why is the Correction Department's highest-paid captain moonlighting for the federal government?

June 28, 2022
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Breathe Easy, the NYPD and MTA Have at Last Apprehended the Feared Subway Saxophone Robot Animals Guy

The epitome of a life-affirming subway performer was allegedly obstructing pedestrian flow at Herald Square.

June 28, 2022
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Scenes From a Militarized NYPD Funeral in Carroll Gardens

"He was a full-fledged conspiracy theorist. That's okay. Our love for Captain Scholl was unconditional."

June 22, 2022
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Good Luck Trying to Hold New York Prosecutors Who Have Sent Innocent People to Prison Accountable

Public officials went to unconstitutional lengths to silence people talking about prosecutorial misconduct, a federal court found this week.

June 16, 2022