Mayor De Blasio recently announced he’s speeding up a plan to equip the NYPD with body cameras. A couple thousand are already in use, but he wants all patrol officers to wear cameras by the end of this year – that’s one year earlier than planned. The $20 million program was ordered by a federal judge in 2013, after finding that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics were targeting minorities. But advocates are asking whether moving the plan faster going to help. Juliette Jabkhiro has the story.
The New York Police Department announced that it has stepped up security around synagogues in the city after four men were killed in a synagogue in Jerusalem three weeks ago. But it’s not clear whether the announcement reflects a real practical change or political window dressing. Sara Aridi reports. ____________________ Statistics show that there is […]