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.
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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.
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Former Judge Jonathan Lippman gives remarks during a press conference.
New York City could reduce the need for bail on its own.
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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.
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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.
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NYPD officers
Critics say it lacks transparency, raises civil liberties concerns.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in Plainview as part of his statewide bus tour to advance the "red flag" gun protection bill.
Most gun crimes wouldn’t be prevented by the school-focused ‘red flag’ bill.
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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.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo tours Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.
Criminal justice reform is not an end-of-session priority, but some bills may sneak through.
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New York state Senate Democrats hold a press conference on a gun control bill.
Lawmakers battle over Second Amendment rights and limits in committee meeting.
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