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New York Organization Wants to Rebrand Police as ‘Peace Officers’

New York Organization Wants to Rebrand Police as ‘Peace Officers’

By Alex Kaplan, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under City News, News, University News

An NYC organization is rebranding police as "peace officers".

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More Police Transparency Will Do Nothing If Students Do Not Follow Through

More Police Transparency Will Do Nothing If Students Do Not Follow Through

By WSN Editorial Board

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As long as police across the country continue to demonstrate flagrant disregard for the lives of those they are sworn to protect, civilians should have the right to keep themselves properly informed.

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National Anthem Protests Met with Fascist Thinking

National Anthem Protests Met with Fascist Thinking

By Matthew Perry, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Beyond its implication that law enforcement is opposed to calls for justice, the request for cops to abandon protesters is also deeply troubling due to its fascist elements.

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Crime Log: April 4-7

By Diamond Naga Siu and Greta Chevance

April 11, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

A weekly round-up of campus crime between April 4 and April 7.

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UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce

March 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Diversity at NYU, News, NYU, University News

More than 20 Incarceration to Education Coalition organizers and supporters have occupied the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon and are in the process of negotiating with NYU to disband their sit-in if their demands are met. IEC has pledged to remain in the staircase area of Kimmel un...

Only Reform Can Improve Public Perception of Police Unions

Only Reform Can Improve Public Perception of Police Unions

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Public safety and the fair administration of justice are threatened when police unions are allowed to offer officers more protection than the victims of their misdeeds.

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Crime Log Jan. 25-28

By The News Team

February 1, 2016


Filed under News

A look into NYU campus crime in the month of January.

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[UPDATE] ‘Ban the Box’ scores victory with New York City law

By Alex Bazeley, News Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under City News, News

A law that went into effect last week will prevent NYC employers from asking about past criminal convictions until the final stages of the hiring process.

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Women of color ‘Straight Outta Compton’ film

By Aliya Ikhumen, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

"Straight Outta Compton" is an important film about police brutality and racism, but fails to recognize women of color.

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NYPD now must report use of force against civilians

NYPD now must report use of force against civilians

By Carmen Russo, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under City News, News

The NYPD announced its plans to require its officers to document every time they use force on a civilian.

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Panelists debate body cameras for police

By Justine Morris, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2015


Filed under News

A panel discussed how to promote transparency in cases of police "excessive force."

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NYU must report serious offenses

NYU must report serious offenses

By Matthew Tessler, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In the wake of a new scandal, NYU needs a policy for reporting serious offenses.

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