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 […]

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 […]

PROP response to media homicide reporting

Image source: New York Times In response to what almost seems like an orchestrated media stampede, PROP researched the number of homicides in New York City in recent years. Our aim was to check on whether the numbers of killings in the city actually reflect any significant trend indicating a serious uptick in violent crime. […]

PROP Meeting May 2015

(Image source: Al Jazeera) PROP’s next public meeting will be held on Tuesday May 19th from 6 to 8pm. We invite anyone who is interested in PROP’s work and police reform in NYC to attend. The meeting will include discussions on PROP’s current and ongoing work, a forthcoming planned panel discussion and more. Our meetings […]

PROP Response to Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Speech

For release: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 Contact: Robert Gangi, or (917) 327-8648 Mayor de Blasio took office last year with an historic mandate to reform the NYPD. A pledge to enact sweeping changes in biased and abusive Department practices was, in fact, a cornerstone of his 2013 campaign for the mayoralty. Despite whatever claims […]