Criminal Justice

Former Judge Jonathan Lippman gives remarks during a press conference.
New York City could reduce the need for bail on its own.
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.
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.
NYPD officers
Critics say it lacks transparency, raises civil liberties concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A monopoly board showing what happens when you're arrested in New York City
A step-by-step guide to landing yourself in - and getting out of - Rikers.