In a now-familiar scene, hundreds of NYC police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio. The New Yorker’s David Remnick looks to James Baldwin for context: The Fire This Time.

+ Reuters “interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling.”

+ Meanwhile, police have drastically cut their issuing of tickets and summonses.