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Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole
Bronx DAs Face Scorn, But Not Discipline
Crime Low, But Citizens Still Want to Fight It
Will New York Follow Texas In Criminal Justice Reform?
Brownsville: What Will NYPD 'Impact' Changes Mean?
Sunset Park Cops Aim To Protect Lunar New Year Revelers
New Crime Site Data Needs More Detail
The 2013 Primary Candidates on Public Safety
Push to Keep NY's Teens Out of Adult Court
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
Cops Want Crime Watchers on 34 Bushwick Blocks
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
Innocent of Crime, Tainted by Time: Exonorees Struggle
Push for More Crime Data Stalls in Council
Brooklyn Bureau: NYPD Towers May Defuse Cop, Community Friction
In New York, the criminal justice system’s goal is to protect citizens by preventing and stopping crime. However, more recently officers’ intentions have been questioned. Many feel that officers make arrests for small crimes, like riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, in order to meet quotas, and that the actual criminals are roaming around free. This question in general attests to our nation’s difficulty balancing capitalist intentions with moral code.
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.
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.
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.
The man in charge of the Brooklyn Library's correctional services talks about the challenges of providing books to an incarcerated customer base.
Civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby is seeking to overturn the conviction of Johnny Hincapie in the infamous subway slaying of Brian Watkins. City Limits first reported doubts about the case three years ago.
His campaign platform embraces some of the policies they want for ex-offenders. But advocates were unable to meet face-to-face with the Democrat or his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota.
A tabloid is taking the Democratic nominee to task for failing to offer a solution to an increase in shootings. But a stroll through the archives suggests recent crime spikes have come and gone.
In light of the federal judge's ruling that the NYPD practice violated people's rights, check out our coverage of the neighborhood that saw the most intense use of the strategy.
Some suspect the current bias-crime statutes aren't strong enough to deter or punish violent bigots. Others wonder if extra jail time is the best way to change mindsets.
While New York's gun murder rate is lower than most big cities', it's our low firearm suicide rate that makes gun violence half as likely in the city than in the United States as a whole.
Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman called for reforms of the bail system, including limiting the use of financial bail to detain defendants in non-violent cases.
When you bump someone on the subway, is it a mistake or a misdemeanor? One advocacy group wants New York State to clarify vague laws that it says grant police too much power.
You can now listen to a discussion of our May investigation into the sexual abuse of female prisoners by New York State prison employees, thanks to local radio stations who have interviewed us about it.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is off Rikers Island. Most of the inmates he left behind haven't been convicted of anything. They're awaiting trial. And most are waiting behind bars because they can't afford to be free.
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Many murders make the front pages. But others don't. When a foreign visitor to the city learns of a killing near his home, he encounters resignation and dark humor.
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.
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.
Amid a sharp increase in fights and injuries, a former corrections officer lays out a plan to avoid more bloodshed.
This writer says NYPD tactics and attitudes unjustly target blacks, Latinos, gays, transgender people, vendors and sex workers.
Map of the sectors within the NYPD's 50th precinct in the RIverdale and Kingsbridge Heights section of the northwest Bronx. Courtesy Riverdale Press.
Here's one way to compare crime among America's largest cities. Supplemental data from City Limits' January/February issue on urban policy in the presidential campaign.