Criminal justice

A marijuana advocate puffs on a fake joint during the New York City Pride Parade in 2016.
5 things to know about New York City’s steps toward marijuana decriminalization
Cynthia Nixon and Andrew CUomo
Cynthia Nixon is trying to get to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s left. But is there any space there?
The entrance to the Brooklyn Detention Complex.
New York must fix our broken pretrial system.
floating bronx jail barge Vernon C Bain Correctional Center
Two jails in one neighborhood is enough.
Marijuana buds and joints
The legalization movement is gathering steam, but not everyone is onboard.
Donald Trump
The president is the subject of several investigations in the Empire State.
A student participating in a school walkout to protest gun violence in lower Manhattan on March 14, 2018
Over-policing schools has not worked in NY.
Brooklyn House of Detention
The city's remarkable success offers lessons.
President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General superimposed over the face of an MS-13 gang member
What will it take to end the violence on Long Island?
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul
The state Legislature should require free menstrual products in public schools.