Criminal justice

Hands rolling a joint
What we know – and what we don’t – about legalizing pot in New York.
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The outside of a prison.
State law allows for up to 19 commissioners but there are currently only 12.
Opinion
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Photographs of Kalief Browder and Christopher Robinson — who both died as a result of alleged official misconduct related to Rikers Island Prison — are held up at a protest against police brutality.
Lawmakers fight for the New Yorkers lost in the system.
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Paul Manafort, right, arrives at federal court in Washington D.C. accompanied by his lawyer Kevin Downing, left, and wife Kathleen Manafort.
Recent developments in the cases against Paul Manafort and Roger Stone show its urgency.
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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio announce the closing of Rikers Island.
When the jail closes, use the land to fight climate change, pollution and environmental injustice.
Opinion
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Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, stands with Rev. Al Sharpton during a news conference outside of New York Police headquarters.
This law shields police officers from public scrutiny at the expense of accountability, transparency and safety.
Opinion
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers the 2019 State of the State address and proposed 2019-2020 executive budget.
What the governor wants to spend on education, health care, subways and more.
News & Politics
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The New York Interfaith Community comes together in solidarity following a week of violent hate crimes.
The sex abuse scandal in Buffalo makes it more likely.
Policy
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Court paperwork
The state’s current ‘blindfold law’ unfairly disadvantages defendants.
Opinion
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Governor Cuomo
The governor’s 2019 agenda left out some progressive priorities.
News & Politics
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