NYPD yanks baby from mother’s arms during confrontation at food stamp office: ‘They’re hurting my son!’

A disturbing video shows New York City police officers trying to yank a 1-year-old child from his mother’s arms during an incident at a social services office.

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5 Holiday Tips on How Not to Get Arrested in New York City

5 Holiday Tips On How Not To Get Arrested In NYC

Many people come to New York City for the holidays. ... it, smoking marijuana in public is not legal. Personal possession has been decriminalized, but that doesn’t mean you can smoke it in public. Never smoke a joint on the streets of NYC. You risk being arrested ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Married Couple Rigged Court Cases in New York Against Drug Defendants

A new lawsuit implicates Judge Judith McMahon and district attorney Michael McMahon—a married couple—for trying to choose friendly judges in Staten Island courts. It's looking like a particularly sticky situation for McMahon, whom some blame for failing to indict Eric Garner's killer. 

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It's Completely Legal for NYPD Cops to Have Sex With Someone Under Arrest - This Could Change That

Two NYPD officers were charged Monday with rape and kidnapping, after allegedly forcing an 18-year-old woman to have sex with them while she was detained in their custody The New York Times reports.

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Teen Busted for Pot, Then Raped by New York City Cops

A New York City grand jury indicted two Brooklyn narcotics officers late last week on charges they raped an 18-year-old woman after arresting her for smoking marijuana. The victim says she was assaulted while handcuffed in the back of a police van in the parking lot of a Chipotle restaurant in September.

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Hero Muslim Cop Assaulted, Suspect Charged Following Hate Crimes Unit Investigation

An NYPD officer and her son were the subjects of a second reported hate crime targeting Muslims this past week in New York City. the first was when Yasmin Seweid, 18, was called a "terrorist" and bullied during a traumatic subway ride last week. Over the weekend, Officer Aml Elsokary and her family were assaulted by a stranger outside their home in Brooklyn. 

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Police Force Trump-Bashing Professor Into Psych Evaluation

An anti-Trump professor at Rutgers University was taken into custody by the New York Police Department and forced to have a psychiatric evaluation after making politically charged statements in class and on Twitter.  After the election, gender studies professor Kevin Allred tweeted “If I see any Trump bumper stickers on the road today, my brakes will go out and I’ll run you off the road.”

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New Study Reveals NYPD Cops Fired on Unarmed Black Teen 16 Times While He Tried to Surrender

Newly-released video undermines New York City police’s claim that a teenager was threatening them with a toy gun when they fired at him 16 times during a December 2013 encounter, the New York Daily News reported.

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Overreaction to False Reports of Gunfire at JFK Airport Reveals the Depths of America's Fear Culture

The NYPD’s “see something, say something” directive went awry Sunday night when the cheering and clapping of people watching the Olympics at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was falsely reported as gunfire and fighting, touching off panic and an aggressive multi-agency “counter-terror” response.

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Will Bratton's Resignation Make Any Difference in 'Broken Windows' Quotas That Discriminate Against Poor New Yorkers?

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton recently announced his plans to leave his post for a better paying position in the private sector. Most mainstream politicians and journalists responded to the news by directing effusive praise in the man's direction specifically for his service to NYC and generally for his decades of leadership in the law enforcement arena.

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Will Bill Bratton's Resignation Slow Down the Militarization of the NYPD? Not Likely

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, a key architect of “broken windows” policing who hyped so-called terror threats to wrangle big buys of military-style gear, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from his position as the most powerful law enforcement figure in the country.

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