Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) just introduced a bill to make courts across the state collect, track and release summons data to the public. Bratton’s hiding broken-windows data – NY Daily News GO JOE, GO!!
DAILY NEWS EXCLUSIVE: analysis finds racial disparities in summons for minor violations in ‘broken windows’ policing
The Daily News has a great summary of precinct-by-precinct data on summonses from 2001 through 2013. The NYCLU exclusively provided the News this data from the Office of Court Administration. The News combined this data with U.S. Census Bureau and NYPD data on the population and racial makeup of precincts. The article has several data […]
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYCTo: NY City Council’s Committee on Transportation.Subject: In support of Int 0153-2014. Dear Chair and Committee Members, It is a great honor to address you and represent New York City’s technology community. Particularly, a rather active group of technologists – the civic hacker. I am […]
Almost a fifth of NYC’s officially published collision data is ambiguous or wrong “The success rate was much less than the combined ArcGIS/Google approach: almost 18% of the intersections could not be associated with lon/lats. However, the Geoclient’s error messages are great. Instead of pulling the wrong lon/lat or nothing at all, it identifies exactly […]
We are concerned about safe streets for everyone — pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles,” Hidalgo said. “Because of poor, inconsistent, and non-existent crime and crash data, creating tools to make safer streets is next to impossible. The NYPD’s Crash Data Is Bad and There’s Not Enough of It – WNYC
Long story short, NYPD said that NYC shouldn’t have a crime and crash map because the data would be confusing. When CM Dan Garodnick pushed if NYPD would improve their data collection, NYPD said that the state doesn’t ask for this data so not sure if NYPD should… Eventually, CM Garodnick pushed hard and the NYPD said […]
If you like Open Data, Public Safety, and Safer Streets, NYC NEEDS YOUR HELP! FIRST, the NY City Council will have a hearing on improving the NYPD’s release of crime and crash data. This past spring, the Council passed a law mandating the creation of a crime map to force NYPD to produce useable public […]