Announcing PROP’s 2017 Platform

Given the dispiriting – some would say alarming – result of our recent national election, we at PROP, along with other advocates, have determined that local elections are all the more important. And this year, none is more important than the NYC mayoral race, especially regarding the issue of abusive and discriminatory policing, especially since […]

PROP response to Bratton’s dismissal of our Court Monitoring Project

Following announcement that he will step down from the role of NYPD Commissioner in September, Bill Bratton spoke to NY1’s Inside City Hall on Thursday and singled out PROP’s Bob Gangi and our Court Monitoring Project, saying: “Who is Robert Gangi, who does he represent? Is he appointed by anybody? Does he speak for anybody […]

PROP op-ed on Commissioner Bratton’s resignation

Following the news that Commissioner Bratton will step down from his position as the top cop in NYC this September, PROP founder Bob Gangi wrote an op-ed for the NY Daily News highlighting the reality behind the PR of Bratton’s second run as Commissioner. Bratton’s skills at media relations cannot conceal that under his leadership, […]

Art Against Broken Windows Policing

In late June 2016, an art exhibition took place at El Barrio’s Art Space PS 109 dedicated to showing the impacts of Broken Windows policing on the daily lives of New Yorkers through visual pieces and installations. The evening included panels and discussions as well as a showcase of artwork. Below are some photos from […]

We Harm People Everyday | A PROP Court Monitoring Report

PROP releases its latest court monitoring report, covering Spring 2016, titled “We Harm People Everyday”. Download the full report here (PDF format, right click save as or click to view in browser). View all PROP reports here. Read coverage from Gothamist on the We Harm People Everyday report. In preparing “We Harm People Everyday”, PROP […]

Help PROP conduct more #swipeitforward actions in NYC

Donate to #swipeitforward actions here In early May 2016, PROP alongside Bronxites for NYPD Accountability and the Coalition to End Broken Windows organized the first #swipeitforward action in NYC, offering free rides to New Yorkers to denounce the abuse and money spent by the city in arresting, fining, and harassing poor New Yorkers who cannot […]

No Equal and Exact Justice | A PROP Court Monitoring report

On April 1, 2016, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) will release No Equal and Exact Justice, the follow up to its 3 court monitoring reports — Broken Windows Policing: A True Tale of Two Cities (July 2014); Everyday: NYC’s Cops and Courts Inflict Harm and Hardship (October 2014); and 90%: The Harm Continues (December […]

PROP response to the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016

No Fundamental Change, No Equal Justice. On January 25, 2016, the City Council is introducing the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016 which will allow NYPD officers to hand out civil penalties instead of criminal summonses for low-level infractions including being caught with an open container, littering, urinating in public, making unreasonable noise, or violating […]

90%: The Harm Continues | A PROP Court Monitoring report

On December 22, 2015, the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) will release 90%: The Harm Continues, the follow-up to its 2014 publications, Broken Windows Policing: A True Tale of Two Cities and Everyday: NYC’s Cops and Courts Inflict Harm and Hardship, both of which presented the continued findings of the organization’s court monitoring efforts. In […]

Data Shows NYPD Bias Continues

Image source: Newsweek. Press Relase, issued November 4, 2015. Download/View a copy of the data as an Excel spreadsheet Based on data received from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, PROP released these principal findings regarding NYPD arrest statistics for the first nine months of 2015: 1/ 2015 arrest data — January-September — show […]