Criminal Justice

Budget

Criminal justice reform push comes as state budget negotiations drag on

Advocates join in a call for passing a package of bills that make it easier to challenge wrongful convictions and ease financial burdens on incarcerated persons and their families.

NYPD

Adams defends NYPD’s 'right to have an opinion'

The mayor responded to the department’s criticism of a journalist on X

Opinion

Opinion: Confronting the surge in domestic violence homicides in NYC

Survivors need access to safe housing and community-based violence prevention.

Eric Adams

Adams rings public safety alarm bells, but says city is not “out of control”

The killings of an NYPD officer and an individual on the subway tracks on Monday pointed to a trio of public safety issues for the city, according to the mayor.

Opinion

Opinion: Slaying New York’s two-headed monster driving up car insurance costs

The city and state must increase enforcement against garaging fraud and “ghost cars,” the illegal practices responsible for New York’s extremely high car insurance costs.

New York City

Opinion: Social housing is public safety

The “Homes Now, Homes for Generations” campaign will help build healthy communities where neighbors have strong ties to one another, which will reduce violence and harm.

News & Politics

Will George Santos’ new congressional run doom his plea deal?

Unless he reaches a deal with federal prosecutors, the former member of Congress will go to trial later this year on 23 federal criminal charges.

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t let ICE turn state and local facilities into immigrant detention centers

The Dignity not Detention Act would prohibit New York state and local government entities from contracting with ICE for immigrant detention.

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Albany Agenda

Hochul says subway crime ‘not statistically significant, but psychologically significant’

The governor's supporters say the specter of National Guard troops checking bags will make New Yorkers feel safer, but activists say it’s just a militarized version of stop-and-frisk.

Criminal Justice

Hochul leaves bail behind and continues tough-on-crime approach with subway deployment

The governor said she would send National Guard troops and state police to check bags in the New York City subway system.

Rikers Island

Updated

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

New York City’s budget director said borough-based jails won’t be ready by the 2027 Rikers closure deadline.

Criminal Justice

Rikers replacement jails won't be ready by 2027 deadline, City Hall budget director says

“We know it’s not going to happen by 2027,” Budget Director Jacques Jiha said of the plan to close Rikers Island, during a discussion of the city’s capital budget.

NYPD

In a new seat of power, Yusef Salaam questions NYPD on wrongful convictions.

Salaam said that his new council office has heard from hundreds of individuals who said that they are in prison for a crime that they didn’t commit.

Policy

Some Assembly Democrats look to criminalize disruptive protests

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato introduced a bill that would treat peacefully blocking a road or bridge as an act of “domestic terrorism.”

Heard Around Town

Myrie delivers stump speech, but isn’t running for mayor (yet)

The state senator’s comments, made while participating on a Caucus Weekend panel, came in response to a question on whether he’s considering a run.

Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul is not done talking about crime

The governor highlighted her proposals to curb retail theft on Wednesday.