Tag: NYPD

Implicit Bias Training for Police Gaining Attention

During the first presidential debate late last month, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was asked whether she felt implicit bias was present among police. Her response: “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Clinton said if elected president she intends to implement implicit bias training for…

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Gets Promoted

By Sheryl Estrada Amadou Diallo Four New York City police officers in plainclothes fired 41 shots at 22-year-old Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo in the vestibule of his apartment in Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1999. Nineteen of the bullets hit him, and Diallo was killed. The officers, Sean Carroll, Richard…

Number of Black NYPD Officers Declines

Last week, New York swore in 678 new police recruits of which only 12 percent are Black. The last class of recruits sworn in was 17 percent Black, a more accurate representation of the city, which is 17.6 percent Black. Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton have been…

Mayor de Blasio Skirts Around NYPD Brutality

Following the incident of police brutality against him on Sept. 9, former tennis star James Blake immediately called on the city of New York to take action. So far the events have resulted in very public apologies with Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, as well as a…

Racist Cop Fired

Officer Cynthia Whitlatch on Tuesday was fired from the Seattle Police Department. Whitlatch garnered some unwanted attention last July when she arrested William Wingate, a 69-year-old Black veteran for leaning on a golf club as a cane. According to Whitlatch, the man swung the club at her; however, subsequently released…

Blake to NYPD: Fire Police Officer Frascatore

By Sheryl Estrada A screen shot from the hotel surveillance video of James Blake being arrested by Police Officer James Frascatore. Via YouTube. After being body-slammed by New York Police Department officer James Frascatore in broad daylight without just cause, former tennis star James Blake wants him fired. “I don’t…

Tennis Star Latest Victim of NYPD Brutality

By Sheryl Estrada James Blake is pictured on the left. NYPD officers were looking for the person on the right when they arrested Blake. However, the person pictured is actually not the correct culprit. Photo from TMZ Sports. Waiting outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan to be…