An art installation in Jackson Heights speaks about how immigrant communities in the neighborhood are experiencing policing and displacement.
One writers group was robbed at gunpoint in Ditmas Park. The police and the community’s reactions were swift, but both seemed to miss the bigger picture.
I traveled to the heart of the epidemic one day in July to find out for myself what kind of peril we’re in.
In 2012, over half a million stop and frisks took place citywide. Half of these involved persons of color—young men like Nilesh, who are constantly on the lookout for patrolling officers.