Cyrus Vance

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill announce a new policy to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests.
New York City will replace marijuana possession arrests with summonses, but blacks and Latinos will still bear the brunt.
Policy
[type_1]
Donald Trump, flanked by sons Eric (right) and Donald Jr. (left) during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016.
And if federal officials don’t pursue charges, state and city prosecutors could.
Policy
[type_1]
Donald Trump waves to journalists as he walks across the South Lawn.
Local prosecutors have jurisdiction over many of the president’s activities.
News & Politics
[type_1]
Harvey Weinstein signs papers with his attorney Benjamin Brafman [left] during his arraignment in Manhattan criminal court.
Pre-negotiating your bail and arrest and getting out in three hours is not normal, say experts.
Policy
[type_1]
Harvey Weinstein being led away in handcuffs from the First Police Precinct in Manhattan.
A roundup of the week’s political news.
News & Politics
[type_1]
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
Policy
[type_1]
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini.
Schneiderman resigns and the search for his replacement.
News & Politics
[type_1]
There was Eric Schneiderman, and then there was everyone else.
Winners & Losers
[type_1]
The group supports Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor.
News & Politics
[type_1]
20191205