New York City police disband rough street unit amid pressure for reform

first_img“We can do it with brains, we can do it with guile, we can move away from brute force,” he said.New York police union President Patrick Lynch, noting that shootings and murders rose last year, said city leaders “will have to reckon with the consequences” of a strategy that de-emphasizes proactive policing.On Friday Cuomo signed several police overhaul bills, including one banning the “chokehold” that was used in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, a black man who was being arrested on a minor charge.The package of bills also included one that opens officers’ disciplinary records to public access. Topics : Like most US cities, New York has had daily protests demanding racial justice since the May 25 killing of Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis officer. His death has triggered national soul-searching over racial prejudice in American society and prompted calls for new ways of policing.The mass reassignment, which follows a number of policing overhaul bills signed last week by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is designed to modernize the NYPD with a uniformed staff of more than 36,000, and build trust amid heightened racial tension, Shea said.By ending the anti-crime unit, which proactively pursues street criminals, Shea said he hopes to regain support in neighborhoods alienated by the unit’s rough tactics, which have drawn a large share of complaints.Shea stressed he was not faulting the officers of the unit who he said had been doing what was asked of them. The move was closing one of the last chapters of the “stop-and-frisk” era that disproportionately targeted non-white people for random searches, he said.center_img The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit, a move aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies, part of a nationwide push for policing reforms following the killing of George Floyd.In a major redeployment, the country’s largest police force will reassign some 600 plainclothes officers in the anti-crime unit, the target of numerous complaints, to other duties, effective immediately, Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Monday.”Make no mistake, this is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city,” Shea told a news briefing. “It will be felt immediately throughout the five district attorney’s offices, it will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect.”last_img read more

Pochettino: My next job is in England or Spain

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The Argentine said: “Now I am watching a lot of football and spending time with my family. “I was lucky to start my career as a manager with Espanyol. “Then I came to the Premier League, to England, learned English and a different culture.Advertisement Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed his next job could be in England or Spain. “I am a better person today, with more knowledge and I had a great experience in the Premier League. “Football was born here in England. But La Liga is amazing football, with amazing coaches. Read Also:Barcelona make contact with Pochettino amid Velverde sack “Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Sevilla seal Aspas swoop

first_imgSevilla have officially completed the signing of Liverpool forward Iago Aspas on a season-long loan. The Spanish striker passed a medical on Friday after the two clubs agreed a deal, which includes the option to buy permanently, earlier in the week and the paperwork has now been finalised. Aspas, 26, moved to Anfield from Celta Vigo last summer but had a disappointing season and made just 15 appearances, the majority as a substitute, and scored one goal. Aspas said on www.sevillafc.es: “Last year I wasn’t able to show all that I can do, but I’m not looking at this as a second chance, more as an opportunity to feel important as a footballer again, which is my objective.” Looking ahead to his aims for this coming season, Aspas hopes to help Sevilla earn a Champions League berth like Liverpool managed last term. “It’s the same as when I arrived at Liverpool. They were a big club who were not going through their best moment and ended up finishing second in the Premier League, qualifying for the Champions League. “The objective must be similar because this club is one of the biggest in Spain.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Toulon rugby club plans to train in groups of 3

first_img May 20, 2020 The tournament is a huge annual event in Japan and is followed much the way Americans follow the college basketball tournament.The Japanese High School Baseball Federation says the cancellation was the first since World War II.Asahi newspaper president Masataka Watanabe says “the decision is needed to protect the health of the players, officials and fans.”The high school tournament has showcased some of the biggest stars in Japanese professional baseball. They include major leaguers like Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Matsui.The summer tournament was scheduled to start in August at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya. A smaller spring tournament was canceled earlier. The Latest: Toulon rugby club plans to train in groups of 3 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___French rugby club Toulon plans to resume training next month in small groups of three players amid the coronavirus pandemic. The three-time European champions say their players and coaching staff will have blood and heart tests next week at their training center.The groups of three will jog, do bodybuilding and work on their fitness levels in specially marked zones to avoid contact with others.France came out of lockdown on May 11. Toulon hopes players can train in groups of 8-12 in July and return to full training in August.___Japan’s beloved high school baseball tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.center_img ___Rayo Vallecano players have returned to training after the Spanish soccer club accepted some of their salary demands.The players from the second-division club had not practiced this week as a protest for not being taken off furlough. They had only trained individually at home.The club says it met with players and decided to change their furlough conditions now that group sessions have begun and their workload increased.Most soccer clubs in Spain used government furloughs to reduce their labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Players from second-division club Elche also refused to practice at the team’s training center last week and the club also eventually complied with their demands.The Spanish soccer season is expected to resume on the second weekend of June.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more