Next PROP Meeting

PROP’s next public meeting is Monday, December 8th from 6pm-8pm. We invite anyone who is interested to attend. There will be free pizza! At the meeting, we’ll discuss PROP and CAN updates, activities and future plans of action.

PROP Statement On Police Shooting In Brooklyn On April 4th, 2018

The following is the press release from Robert Gangi, executive director of PROP, from April 4th, 2018. “If history has taught us anything, it’s that we cannot rely on NYPD accounts of police shootings — there’s too much pressure to protect what’s perceived as institutional interests. We do know, in this instance, that the victim […]

#ThatsHowTheyGetYou, PROP’s Latest Court Monitoring Report

PROP has just published its most recent Court Monitoring Report, covering 1,612 cases observed in court visits in the four major boroughs in the spring and summer of 2017. It showed that 89.2% of the defendants were people of color and 89.1% walked out of the courtroom. The report also includes a sum of all of PROPs court monitoring […]

Announcing PROP’s 2018 Platform

Police reforms for 2018 / Calling America Home Over the past five years, in the course of our multi-faceted efforts – our advocacy, policy analysis, community organizing, public forums, petition drives, court monitoring, field research, gathering stories, videos, social media activities, and targeted street actions – we at PROP have become convinced that the NYPD’s […]

March 2017 Court Monitoring Reports

The Court Monitoring Project is an ongoing attempt by PROP to gain insight into NYPD policies and practices as well as document the often wasteful criminal justice system and the underlying biases – racial and social – of police. Beginning in 2017, PROP will publish short monthly summaries of statistics from all of its visit […]

February 2017 Court Monitoring Reports

The Court Monitoring Project is an ongoing attempt by PROP to gain insight into NYPD policies and practices as well as document the often wasteful criminal justice system and the underlying biases – racial and social – of police. Beginning in 2017, PROP will publish short monthly summaries of statistics from all of its visit […]

January 2017 Court Monitoring Reports

The Court Monitoring Project is an ongoing attempt by PROP to gain insight into NYPD policies and practices as well as document the often wasteful criminal justice system and the underlying biases – racial and social – of police. Beginning in 2017, PROP will publish short monthly summaries of statistics from all of its visit […]

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 […]