Criminal Justice

Cornerstore Caroline
Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte’s bill would protect minors from false accusations.
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Former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Advocates and policymakers call for shared economic opportunities from legalizing pot.
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Members of the Turkish Human Rights Association hold pictures of missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, 09 October 2018
Diplomatic immunity means that NYPD would have to let a suspect go free, at least at first.
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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance walks out of court
The Manhattan DA is making some reforms, but not all advocates are mollified.
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Bronx Criminal Courthouse
Diversion program aims to reduce spate of overdoses.
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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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