Jamie Kalven offers this analysis of the proposed police oversight reforms being considered in City Council:

he city has in fact made significant progress over the last 10 months. The mayor's task force on police accountability proved independent and exceeded expectations with a report that was searching in its diagnosis and detailed in its prescriptions. Civil society groups—religious, legal, grass-roots—have entered vigorously into the process. And the walls of official secrecy that have long impeded effective police reform have continued to crumble."

public bank for NJPublic bank for New Jersey on the way?
Phil Murphy, a Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey for the 2017 election is calling for a public bank for his state!