New York State

Policy

How virtual court could be harming defendants

An essential human element of the justice system may be lost when proceedings happen remotely.

New York State

Policy

State Legislature moves to restore voting rights to parolees

The state Senate has passed the decade-old bill for the first time since its introduction

Criminal justice

Policy

Rochester’s new Person in Crisis team might have prevented 9-year-old’s pepper spraying

Even though the city created a non-police unit to deal with individuals in emotional distress, they weren’t on the scene.

Criminal justice

Policy

Why aren’t state prisoners being vaccinated yet?

New York goes against CDC recommendations by not vaccinating corrections officers and inmates at the same time.

Criminal justice

Policy

State Legislature may restore voting rights to parolees

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done it through executive order, but this would make the change permanent.

Sheldon Silver

Policy

Sheldon Silver’s many prison sentences

The former Assembly speaker is finally serving time – and he’s staying in prison.

Criminal justice

Policy

Putting Cuomo’s small-town police reform praise into perspective

An annotated press release of the governor’s statement on the village of Lowville “reinventing and modernizing” its police department.

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.

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