Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

defund the nypd

defund the nypd

  • Gotham Gazette:

    Tiffany Cabán (photo: cabanforqueens.com)


    Tiffany Cabán, one of the city’s most prominent leftist leaders and the recently-victorious Democratic nominee for City Council in Queens’ 22nd District, says that no other profession could have prepared her for politics more than her seven years as a public defender.

    And as Cabán, who must still win the general election in which she is heavily favored given the district’s overwhelming Democratic voter enrollment advantage, eyes joining the City Council and making an impact there, she is reflecting on

    ...
  • ebpcftcucaanlav

    Protesters demanded a $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget (photo: @VOCALNewYork)


    The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio crafted an $88.2 billion budget for the current fiscal year in what was one of the most contentious budget negotiations in years, coming amid a pandemic-caused recession and a resurgent racial justice movement that sought to “Defund the NYPD” and redirect some of its massive resources to social services in communities of color. But the budget process showed major divisions in the City Council, where several of the notable ‘yes’ votes on the

    ...