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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
Adoption Numbers in Question
Adoption: From an Option to a Mandate
One Foster Child's Choice? Not To Be Adopted
Solutions to Broken Adoptions May Lie in Gray Areas
Behind Brooklyn's High Hate-Crime Numbers
At the Corner Deli, a Yemeni Immigrant Saga
Assault Weapon? Sporting Rifle? A Big Seller by Any Name
Protect Immigrant Work Rights—-By Making them Owners
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.
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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.
Our magazine's May 2011 report on staff sexual abuse of women inmates in New York State prisons won a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the national Society of Professional Journalists.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency recognized our coverage of staff sexual misconduct in New York's prisons and the housing challenges facing former inmates.
A policy news round-up: Churches still get city funding and tax breaks, housing vouchers show mixed results and the West Indian Day Parade episode turns attention to the rules cops live by—or are supposed to, anyway.
A report questions whether increasing the number of solitary cells in the city's jails is a wise move. Our weekly round-up of policy reports also looks at new findings on climate change, living wages and community colleges.
Missing from the debate about whether it was right to indict cops for fixing tickets: A look at just how many tickets New York City writes.
The IBO depicts a profound change at the Administration for Children's Services, with preventive offerings replacing foster care as the agency's go-to policy. But questionable budget decisions undercut the impact of the shift.
New York police officials last week distanced themselves from an arrest tactic that nabbed small-time pot users who obeyed when cops asked them to empty their pockets. City Limits broke that story in 2009.
A councilman and top Public Advocate aide's claim that they were harassed by police needs sorting out. Could be a job for the Civilian Complaint Review Board. But it probably won't be.
Amid a push to ban Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Co-op, opponents of the move are scrutinizing the organizations behind the boycott movement.
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.
No one's sure how often adopted children end up back in foster care. What is certain is that blood relationships are often too deep or complex for court action to sever them.
A Muslim New Yorker says the ads by an anti-Islam group are absolutely legal–and absolutely immoral.
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?