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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
We've had our turn. Now it's yours. What do you think Mayor-elect de Blasio should do to continue, strengthen (or terminate, if that's your angle) the Young Men's Initiative?
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.
Advocates for low-wage workers say the state isn't doing enough to hunt down scofflaw employers.
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.
Read the rules that federal judges are supposed to live by--and that the judge in the NYPD case allegedly broke.
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.
When the Democrats running for mayor debated, the merits of a proposed ban on profiling figured prominently.
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.
How relevant are murder statistics—or even more comprehensive violent crime numbers—in evaluating stop and frisk?
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.
We're up for an award from that National Association of Black Journalists.
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.
The mayor suggested that Council proposals could lead to more murders, create deadly confusion among police officers and perhaps even make it easier for terrorists to strike the city.
Thirty-three city agencies currently have inspectors general. So do the CIA, Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency.
We asked people running for mayor how they'd make the city work better for disabled New Yorkers. So far, only one responded.
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.
The city's largest retirement fund is looking at shedding gun stocks. The NRA, meanwhile, says the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy shows what a world without gun control.
Use our database to learn more about the 1,875 federally licensed firearms dealers in New York State.
With a grant from the New York Community Trust, our 36-year archive is now digital (and fully accessible for free) online.
This article is reported in collaboration with the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund, which has also supported City Limits’s coverage of policing in New York.
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Almost one-third of homeless families in the shelter system are survivors of domestic violence. Mayor-elect de Blasio needs to act quickly to more adequately serve this vulnerable population.
Come Election Day, voters will decide whether to raise the retirement age of judges to deal with civil and criminal court backlogs. But nothing is being done for Family Court, which oversees New York's most vulnerable.
Despite alarming cases of abuse, the child welfare system still lacks strict safeguards to make sure parents who earn fees to care for children actually provide a nurturing home.
Conservatives want armed guards in the schools. Some liberals want to call in the National Guard if school violence threatens. What do those at risk—kids in school—say we should do after Newtown?
This writer says NYPD tactics and attitudes unjustly target blacks, Latinos, gays, transgender people, vendors and sex workers.
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?