1. Is this the end of New York City’s stop-and-frisk?

    Key nugget:

    According to data from the New York Civil Liberties Union, the number of stop-and-frisks jumped from about 97,000 in 2002 all the way to a high of nearly 686,000 in 2011. Only two percent of all stops uncovered a weapon.


  2. The cannons of the British warship H.M.S. Hussar were last fired more than 230 years ago. But on Friday, the NYPD discovered that one such cannon on display in Central Park was actually loaded and could have theoretically gone off at any moment. While examining the cannon for cleaning, park workers removed its concrete capping, only to discover a cannonball the size of a melon and one pound and 12 ounces of gunpowder wrapped in wool inside the barrel. “In theory you could have fired that cannon, because the powder was still working,” the NYPD’s chief spokesman, Paul J. Browne, told The New York Times

    How did a loaded Revolutionary War cannon end up in Central Park?


  3. I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.”

    On Nov. 14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo spotted a homeless man wandering around Times Square barefoot, his feet covered in blisters. DePrimo went to a shoe store, purchased a pair of leather boots, and brought them back for the man to wear. Armed with a smartphone camera, Arizona tourist Jennifer Foster captured the moment when DePrimo knelt down next to the man to help him put the shoes on, and the photo has gone viral.

    (Source: theweek.com)


  4. How can the NYPD just confiscate property, lose it, then arrest you for possessing it? It’s totally wrong. I want an apology.
    — Jamieson Prince, 43-year-old man from the Bronx, who was arrested for stealing his own car.