Links to relevant CA essay lists: Cities and Urbanism
Institutions of police—community dialogue in New York City assume that communities possess an intuitive and legally sound sense of order and disorder, on which the police can rely for information and support. However, staged dialogues between police and community groups can produce complicated situations of conflict and tension. While the police work to interpellate a friendly, coherent, and controlled community subject, city residents use the police's ideological language of order to offer a critique of the police themselves and of the sweeping neoliberal economic restructuring of the city around them.
LINKS FROM THE ESSAY, "Visible Signs of a City Out of Control"
Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Association
Official Site (Archive)
Midtown North Community Council
New York Police Department
NYCDOT Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Traffic Study
Hell's Kitchen resident Christine Berthet confronts NYPD officer about pedestrian safety:
LINKS TO OTHER WORKS BY THE AUTHOR
Money Jungle (2007)
The Dissenting Report of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's Task Force on Police/Community Relations
NYC Community Activist Report on Community-Police Relations
NYCRC: New York Civil Rights Coalition
Building Strong Police-Immigrant Community Relations: Lessons from a New York City Project
Vera Institute of Justice