Criminal Justice

An overhead view of Rikers Island
Borough president wants a site closer to the courthouse.
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Akeem Browder
The mayor and district attorneys oppose a foundation’s plan to spring every woman and minor in NYC jails.
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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio originally announce the plans to create smaller, borough equitable prison system to replace Rikers in February.
Borough presidents and state lawmakers have raised concerns.
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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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