Miami Police 3 Times More Likely to Kill Than New York City Police

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An extensive analysis of police homicides found wide discrepancies in the rate of police killings among major metropolitan police departments, when measured against population figures. Contrary to popular belief, New York City—-with a police homicide rate of 1 in 123,529 citizens—-ranks near the top (best, least people killed) of large cities in the U.S. The NYPD killed 68 people from 2007 – 2012 out of a population of 8.4 million. In Miami-Dade County, in a population of 2.5 million, (less than a third of the people living in NYC) police killed 68 citizens during that same five-year period. This means that citizens of Miami are 3.5 times more likely to killed by their local policeman than their counterparts in New … Continue reading

Death Toll Climbs In Conn. School Shooting

The number of dead left from a shooting inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., has risen to at least 27, including 18 children, according to a published report. The shooting, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, comes less than a week after a deadly rampage at an Oregon shopping mall. Police reported a gunman in the main office of the school at 9:40 am, according to a news story. One person thought to be a shooter is said to be dead, while reports of a second shooter were unconfirmed. “I can’t believe — in a small town like this — we’ve never had anything like this happen,” one third-grader’s father told local TV station WTNH. “I was pretty shaken up. … Continue reading

Bloomberg Endorses Obama in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy which left parts of New York City and New Jersey devastated. Bloomberg who is an Independent had not endorsed Obama in the last election. His last presidential endorsement was in 2004 for George W. Bush. Bloomberg said in his endorsement today, that “The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast — in lost lives, lost homes and lost business — brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.” He could not be more right on that commentary. Although Bloomberg also noted other important issues such as a women’s right to choice, health care and … Continue reading