Criminal justice

Bail reform critics claim that letting defendants out before their trial has unleashed a crime wave from repeat offenders.
An honest look at the actual numbers.
Opinion
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Police line in NYC.
Rounding up the week’s political news
News & Politics
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New York Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins meet in the majority leader’s office.
Apparent contradictions in bail reform backed Democrats into corner.
Policy
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Assemblywoman Latrice Walker of Brooklyn speaks at a Feb. 12 rally in the state Capitol where lawmakers and activists criticized a proposal by Senate Democrats to change recently-enacted criminal justice reforms.
Competing incentives for the different Democratic conferences.
News & Politics
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State Sen. Julia Salazar speaks during a criminal justice rally at the state house.
A working group of state senators is under pressure to rethink criminal justice – again – or risk electoral defeat.
Policy
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Tweed Courthouse and Municipal Building in NYC.
Bail wasn’t the only major criminal justice reform passed in 2019
Policy
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Screenshots from the bail reform facebook group.
Far-right comments crop up among the 160,000 members of Repeal Bail Reform.
News & Politics
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The Brooklyn Detention Center.
New York City’s supervised release program is expected to see more participants as other new pre-trial initiatives are pursued.
Policy
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NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is a vocal supporter the bail reform law enacted on Jan. 1.
No, watching ‘Law & Order’ does not make you an expert on criminal law.
Policy
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State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, the dean of the Long Island delegation.
They’re facing pressure to revise the law, and failure could haunt them in November.
Policy
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