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 […]
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 […]
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’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’s newest report calls for systemic reform within the NYPD. The report addresses the ill effects of abusive and discriminatory police practices on low-income neighborhoods around the city, it also includes recommendations for change within the Departments overall culture.
Check out Tanay Warekar‘s article discussing PROP’s January petition day in the subways.
Have we seen positive change under de Blasio and Bratton?
The next meeting for PROP’s city-wide Coalition will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Urban Justice Center. We welcome anyone who wants to participate and bring their ideas to the table. These meetings are attended by a large diverse group of people representing a cross section of our city […]
Do you want to help the Narratives Project continue its important work? PROP has released a video campaign on IndieGoGo, a fundraising platform for all types of passionate projects, and needs your help. You can make a big difference by donating any small (or large) amount and by sharing the video far and wide. All […]
Originally written for WNYC by Ailsa Chang Public defenders in the Bronx said more than 40 percent of the marijuana arrests they investigated in their borough between May and October 2011 show violations of constitutional rights and problems with evidence. Many of these unlawful arrests, defense lawyers said, were made after an internal NYPD order […]