Civil Rights

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How we mapped NYPD summonses across the city

The seed of this story was a question: Did data exist that could offer a more objective view into the issue of NYPD summonses and race than was being offered in impassioned and political editorials? We soon found out that very few people knew where to find such data or if it even existed.

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Is the NYPD issuing too many summonses?

This week we launched a map showing where the NYPD is giving out pink slips for minor legal infractions, such as public drinking and riding a bike on a sidewalk. Now we would like to hear your opinion. Does the NYPD issue too many summonses or are pink slips necessary to keep order in the city?

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