The New York Police Department has switched tactics to fight gun violence from stop-and-frisk to a program designed to fight youth gangs. The move follows major backlash against stop-and-frisk from courts, the city council and voters. Meanwhile a major study by the Vera Institute of Justice shows that the frisk policy erodes young adults' trust in the police department and reduces the likelihood that people will report violent crimes -- even when they are the ones who are victimized.
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Other Stories We're Following
Concern After Violence in Carroll Gardens (DNAinfo)
Hynes Considering GOP Run For District Attorney (NY Times)
Bloomberg Deflects Questions on Legacy (NY Times)
City Gun Crime Rises (NY Post)
Danger Seen In Gun Sales Via Internet (Wall Street Journal)
Port Authority Blasts WTC Name Rights Sale (Crain's)
Cuomo Releases June And July Schedules (Albany Times Union)
Campaign Trail: De Blasio Drums Up Endorsements
Bill and Hilary Clinton have endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor. (The Huffington Post)
De Blasio also received the endorsement of the United Federation of Teachers. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
... And the backing of the union that represents Central Park carriage horse drivers. (Daily News)
The Board of Elections official vote tally for machines and emergency ballot shows slight increase for de Blasio. (The Wall Street Journal) Read more...
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