Criminal justice

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio surrounded by corrections officers during a news conference on Rikers Island in 2015
Debate program might help incarcerated people re-enter society.
NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill speaking at City & State's Protecting NY Summit in July 2018.
But police commissioner expects compromise on state records-shielding law.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a rally following President Donald Trump's decision Monday night to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The state’s 1970 abortion law is outdated, liberal critics say.
Veterans from the American Legion march in the 2016 Americas Parade up 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
How well is New York serving those who served in the military?
Judge's gavel
Legislation would allow referral of cases to problem-solving courts across jurisdictions.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announce a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests.
The mayor’s recent announcement addresses the severity but not the disparity of marijuana enforcement.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan.
The session will end without resolution for many hot topics.
A bail bonds business along Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
Race, wealth and geography should not determine whether someone is free or locked up.
President Donald Trump during at a press conference in the East Room of the White House.
The New York AG’s office filed suit against the Trump Foundation for allegedly funneling money to the president’s 2016 campaign.
NYPD officers
Critics say it lacks transparency, raises civil liberties concerns.