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False Abuse Reports Trouble Child Welfare Advocates
The 2013 Primary Candidates on Public Safety
Push to Keep NY's Teens Out of Adult Court
Bed-Stuy Businesses Offer LGBTQ Safe Spaces
Planning a Defense for Violence on the Basketball Court
Prisons Get Grayer, But Efforts to Release the Dying Lag
Version of 'Occupy' Seeks to Deter Brooklyn Gun Violence
Gays in Bed-Stuy See Hope in Council's Frisk Bill
Cops Want Crime Watchers on 34 Bushwick Blocks
LGBTQ Group Reboots as Hate Worries Grow
Bed-Stuy Eyes Block Watch to Stop Violence
Public Finally to Have Access to Hyper-Local Crime Stats
Pushing Cops to Consider Kids When Arresting Parents
Top Issue in Brownsville: Fear of the Teens, Fear for the Teens
Advocates Pan City's Record on Disabilities
Disabled Say Non-Mayoral Agencies Also Fail
Undocumented Immigrants Still In Post-Storm Limbo
Guns for Cash at Brooklyn Church
Innocent of Crime, Tainted by Time: Exonorees Struggle
Growing Concern Over Broken Adoptions
Focusing on the rise in shootings citywide masks deep differences across precincts. Most have seen neither no increase or a decline in shooting victims.
A new report looks back on 11 years of a controversial policy.
The head of the NYPD says more people are resisting arrest. What do the statistics indicate? <b>Updated</b>
One increasingly common facet of the problem: Elderly prisoners with dementia so pronounced they cannot remember the crime for which they are incarcerated.
A look back at annual reports on jail conditions shows an emphasis on progress being made, but also an acknowledgement of an increasing violence problem.
There's a lot of debate over whether New York should still be doing "broken-windows" policing. But there are also questions about exactly what that theory is, whether it's worked, and to what extent the NYPD implements it.
Chatter on law-enforcement message boards suggests that what was applied to Eric Garner was not a chokehold but a “carotid restraint," a police tactic gaining new acceptance nationwide despite past controversy.
There was widespread outrage over the horrific murders of three Israeli teens. Fewer public statements were made over the alleged revenge slaying of a Palestinian boy.
Many of the figures in a 1990 murder case have told different versions of their story over the years. Defense lawyers argue some of the changes are justifiable, while others are lies.
Rachel Blustain won first place in the category of best article on a social issue at the 2014 Ippies coordinated by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
As first reported here in 2010, Johnny Hincapie maintains his innocence in the murder of tourist Brian Watkins. But in court filings, prosecutors say there are holes in his alibi.
An interactive data map uses data from the American Community Survey to show the impact immigrant investment has on the housing market.
In response to an inquiry by City Limits, the Congressman says he did not endorse a court ruling that threw 200,000 Haitians in the DR into immigration limbo.
Those who opposed the Bloomberg administration's snooping on Muslims welcomed the shut-down of the "demographic unit." Now they want proof that the spying itself will stop.
The UPK battle is (for now) over, the 100th day is coming, and the question arises: What now for the first progressive mayor in a generation? The answer, in a word, is housing.
The man in charge of the Brooklyn Library's correctional services talks about the challenges of providing books to an incarcerated customer base.
A Bushwick building's saga and the woes of people wrongly imprisoned and then released are two stories City Limits was proud to break.
An actor's untimely death revives interest in the long history of heroin traffic in New York. In 2009, we told that story in depth.
The mayor's move to settle a lawsuit over the NYPD practice closes one chapter in the history of the NYPD. The next one is now being written.
A report looks at how to make parent feedback a bigger part of the system.
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The supposed link between disorder and serious crime is as controversial as the policing strategies based on the assumed connection between the two. In one New Jersey city, disorder is common—and rarely threatening—in a public square.
"Our approach to improving child welfare and juvenile justice services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children, young people, and adults featured in the piece deserves a closer look."
Amid outrage over the stabbing of two children in a public-housing elevator, the author calls for solutions that go beyond increased policing or even surveillance cameras to include partnering with NYCHA residents themselves.
A third of the kids in foster care diagnosed with ADHD have been treated with off-label antipsychotic drugs. That's too many children getting medicine we know too little about.
Op-ed: Recent remarks by the NYPD commissioner to real-estate titans and alongside a retired military commander should concern people who want to see real change at One Police Plaza.
In 2010, tens of thousands of votes in New York did not count due to overvotes — the invalid selection of more than one candidate. This report demonstrates how the lack of adequate overvote protections disproportionately affected the state's poorest communities, suggests commonsense reforms, and examines national implications.
Hundreds of teens are in jail for crimes for which adult offenders would walk. Can the Probation Dept. reform its ways?