Criminal justice

Policy

Incarcerated New Yorkers may lose out on stimulus checks

Prisoners have just a week left to claim their stimulus checks. But many say they have not been provided with the paperwork.

Criminal justice

Policy

Manhattan DA candidates differ on gang conspiracy cases

Famous for taking down crime lords, conspiracy charges are now more often levied against young Black men.

NYPD

Policy

The NYPD has a surveillance problem

The department is facing multiple lawsuits over the use and disclosure of its digital surveillance practices.

NYPD

Policy

NYPD allows Borough Park protesters to break law with impunity

Heavy-handed tactics against Black Lives Matter protests were absent Tuesday night.

Criminal justice

Policy

No-knock search warrants may be heading out the door in New York

After nearly two decades of inaction, Breonna Taylor’s death may lead to reforms.

Donald Trump

Policy

Times’ Trump tax scoop could fuel further inquiries from James, Vance

The president’s tax returns feature several red flags for possibly fraudulent behavior, experts say.

Criminal justice

Policy

What’s next for the police reform movement

While NYC has quieted down, activists are gearing up for their next big fights.

New York State

Policy

Why COVID-19 remains a concern in prisons and jails

A state Senate hearing examined what else could be done to help incarcerated people.

New York City

Policy

City Council considers amending chokehold criminalization law

The council is planning to introduce the legislation Thursday following outcries from the NYPD and police unions.

Criminal justice

Policy

Should cops carry guns?

Police reform advocates say disarming police would save lives.

Letitia James

Policy

Experts: James’ NRA lawsuit is warranted, no sign of bias

Charity law experts say the allegations are bad enough to pursue dissolution, but that’s an unlikely outcome.

Police Brutality

Policy

Viral video of protester’s arrest shows regular occurrence for New Yorkers of color

Arrests by plainclothes officers in unmarked vehicles are common in low-income communities of color say some advocates and legislators.

NYPD

Policy

Where could redirected police funding go?

Advocates have pushed for the money to go toward youth initiatives, mental health outreach and more.

Police Brutality

Policy

Police reform activists and experts react to 50-a repeal

Advocates explain why having more transparency is important in the movement to end police brutality.

Criminal justice

Policy

The remaining obstacles to police transparency

Repealing 50-a may make police records public, but lengthy record requests could stand in the way of actually seeing them.

New York City

Policy

When do NYPD officers face consequences for alleged brutality?

New York City has had a number of high-profile instances of alleged police brutality, similar to Eric Garner’s death – and many also did not result in any criminal convictions. This is what happened in the most widely covered recent cases of police-involved deaths and brutality.

Criminal justice

Politics

Activists and civil rights leaders on how to reform policing

Activists weigh in on the policies they want to see enacted in the wake of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

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