Ras Baraka

CBS 2 Exclusive: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Meets With Gang Members In Crime-Fighting Effort

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has begun enacting drastic measures to fight crime.


Sen. Adams And Assemblyman Weprin

Lawmakers Demand Penalties For Those Who Give Guns To Criminals

It turned out it was a neighbor who bought the guns a convicted felon used to kill two firefighters near Rochester on Christmas Eve, and now some state lawmakers want a way to jail people who knowingly give guns to criminals.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

City Plans To Handle Mentally Ill Defendants With Treatment Instead Of Prison

Citing statistics showing that people with mental health problems tend to spend extended time behind bars for lack of bail money, officials said they aimed to do better at assessing defendants’ psychiatric needs and meeting them in the least restrictive setting that’s appropriate.


NYPD Handouts

Hottest Trend Among Criminals: The Yankee Cap

Police sketches, surveillance videos and mug shots of violent criminals often have one thing in common – the head gear.