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How Should de Blasio Continue the Young Men's Initiative?
Heard Here First: Questions About Infamous 1990 Murder
In the wake of the bloodshed, the pressure to find and punish the perpetrators was intense. As Bill Hughes wrote in City Limits in October 2010, "Within 24 hours, charges were lodged against eight suspects. All but one gave videotaped confessions. The one who did not was let off. The rest got 25 to life."
Call for A Wage-Theft Crackdown
But workers who spoke at the rally said getting into 75 Varick Street, location of the city headquarters of the state Department of Labor, was not the problem. The problem, they say, was getting DOL to act on claims that employers ripped them off.
Prison Reformers Hope De Blasio Keeps Promises
Clients and staff of the Fortune Society, an organization that helps recently released prisoners find housing and employment, note that while Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s campaign currently pledges to address issues such as employment after prison, alternative incarceration programs and a reduction of stop-and-frisk, a lack of contact with the Democrat's campaign office has the Fortune Society wondering if a de Blasio administration will deliver.
Stop and Frisk Ruling: Read the Judges' Code of Conduct
Specifically, Scheindlin allegedly violated Canon 2 of the code (which reads in part: "A judge should respect and comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary") and Canon 3 which requires a judge to bow out of a case n which his or her impartiality might be questioned.
De Blasio Stumped by Crime Wave. Wait, There's a Crime Wave?
The Post reports today that "de Blasio insisted 'nothing has changed in the approach to policing' since Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindin’s Aug. 12 decision. 'The judge's order just happened and has not been implemented so obviously has not affected day-to-day policing,' the Democrat said."
True or False: New York City Already Bans Racial Profiling
Stop-and-Frisk Ruling: Key Background
As analysts weigh what this means for Mayor Bloomberg's legacy, the 2013 campaign and crime-fighting under the next mayor, what does it mean for the areas most affected by that policing strategy?
Last year we looked at the street-level impact of the practice in Sector E of the 75th precinct--the section of East New York that, NYPD statistics showed, saw the most frequent use of the tactic. Read our coverage here.
Checking the Math on Race and Stop-and-Frisk
Specifically, as the Wall Street Journal reported, City Hall noted Friday that whites made up 7 percent of murder suspects in 2012 but were stopped 9 percent of the time.