NYPD's Iran Warning, Again

10/09/2012 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's comments at an anti-terrorism conference about the possibility of an Iran-backed incident targeting the city's Jews got some media play today.

But it's nothing terribly new.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

After Bombings, New Yorkers Cop An Israeli Attitude: ‘Stuff’ Happens

09/23/2016 - 13:55

TEL AVIV (JTA) — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.”

A New York City police officer standing guard outside Grand Central Station in New York City, Sept. 20, 2016. JTA

Jewish Businessman, 3 NY Cops Arrested In Ongoing Federal Corruption Probe

06/21/2016 - 10:41

Brooklyn Jewish businessman Jeremy Reichberg and three high-ranking New York police officers have been arrested in a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation involving New York City officials and potential improprieties in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political fundraising campaigns.

Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaking during a press conference. JTA

Homeless Man Charged With Crown Heights Attack On Orthodox Jew

03/11/2016 - 10:20

Police arrested a 26-year-old homeless man they said had stabbed three people in New York over the past month, including an Orthodox Jew in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights.

Orthodox Jewish men walking near Chabad international headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. JTA

Council Mulls Hate Crime Bill

Diverse coalition pushes for NYPD to add bias category to weekly ‘compstat’ reports.

10/18/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Editor

The City Council is considering a bill that would require the NYPD to include a hate crimes category in its weekly report on neighborhood crime statistics.

The hate crime category would include (but not be limited to) crimes motivated by hostility towards Jews, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, people of any other ethnicity or religious group, members of the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The bill's sponsors, from left, Vanessa Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Levine and Ritchie Torres. William Alatriste/NYC Council

3 Staten Island Teens Charged With Anti-Semitic Crimes

Rock-throwing incident part of increase in borough’s anti-Jewish offenses over the past year.

06/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

New York City police charged three youths with throwing a rock at a kipa-wearing Jewish man and threatening him on Staten Island on Sunday.

Wide Swath Of N.Y. Rabbis Push For Police Reform

Urge Council hearings on Right to Know Act, a new tack on NYPD stops.

06/15/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Faced with a nearly 20 percent jump in murders this year and a growing outcry from those who believe the police should increase stop-and-frisk patrolling to get guns off the street, more than 50 rabbis representing a wide swath of the Jewish community are supporting City Council proposals that seek to enhance community relations with the police.

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann: Opposes police ability to “stop people without any probable cause.”

Retired Jewish Cops Back PBA President, Criticize Mayor

Two officers and an NYPD volunteer weigh in on tensions in the city.

01/05/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Wilton Sekzer, a retired sergeant in the New York Police Department, joined 25,000 other current and former cops last Saturday as they mourned Rafael Ramos, one of two patrolmen gunned down while sitting in their patrol car Dec. 20 in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Tensions in the city between the police and City Hall are running high. Getty Images

Retired Jewish Officers Back PBA President, Criticize Mayor

Two former NYPD cops and a volunteer weigh in on current tensions in city.

12/30/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Wilton Sekzer, a retired sergeant in the New York Police Department, joined 25,000 other current and former cops last Saturday as they mourned Rafael Ramos, one of two patrolmen gunned down Dec. 20 in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Amid Vigils For Police, Calls For Healing

Jewish leaders urging civility as rhetoric in city escalates; ‘all lives matter.’

12/23/2014 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

As New Yorkers mourned two fallen police officers ambushed Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and as tensions escalated between police unions and city officials, a 12-year veteran of the police force and four local teens sat around a table in another section of Brooklyn Monday night and drew pictures.

Members of several Jewish institutions in Riverdale and Kingsbridge gather at a police precinct in the Bronx Monday.
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