NYPD Chief Bill Bratton: ‘Minority Report’ Is Modern Fact, Not Fiction

The ‘Minority Report’ of 2002 is the reality of today.”

Originally published at Shadowproof. In Philip K. Dick’s “Minority Report,” the authoritarian system in place to predict crime and catch individuals before they commit crimes is dystopian fantasy. In the mind of New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton, this story is part of today’s reality, one the NYPD is fueling through

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NYPD Admits They Have Been Arresting Too Many People, Considering Amnesty For 1.2 Million

Many of these warrants are for unpaid tickets, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. The city simply cannot afford to jail people for victimless crimes any longer.

A man is carried by police officers as arrests are made near Union Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. People gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody. The New York Police Department is being forced to acknowledge they have arrested far too many people for

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Bratton Begins New Role As NYPD Commissioner With Mixed Reviews

New Yorkers will be watching to see if Bratton delivers on his pledge to forge a bond of legitimacy and trust between the community and police.

As New York City prepares for controversial Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s departure, city residents are sizing up Kelly’s replacement, William J. Bratton, and pondering whether he will continue to use controversial policing practices or reform the largest police force in the nation. Appointed by New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio,

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NYPD’s Kelly Leaves Behind Controversial Legacy

Kelly’s last 12 years have been controversial as he expanded use of the stop-and-frisk policy and created a local counter-terrorism unit.

On Jan. 1, arguably one of the most controversial and longest serving police commissioners the New York Police Department has ever had, Raymond Kelly, will officially be stepping down. “It was a great career choice for me,” Kelly said. “I’ve never regretted it.” With more than 34,000 officers patrolling the streets and 51,000 total employees,

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