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New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio speaks as Bill Bratton, who he named to lead the NYPD, listens, Dec. 5, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NOW Wants New City Leadership To Crack Down On Crimes Against Women

Reported rapes have gone up 57 percent since 2009. The NYPD receives about 600 domestic violence calls a day, the organization said.

12/10/2013

NOW NYC President Sonia Ossorio speaks in front of City Hall in New York City - July 10, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Spitzer Blasts Democrats, Says Some Are Trying To Keep Him Off Comptroller’s Ballot

Eliot Spitzer has launched explosive allegations against his own party. The former New York governor claims a group of Democrats is trying to prevent him from getting on the ballot for city comptroller.

07/10/2013

David Mitchell in 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man Arrested In Sex Assault Of Elderly Woman In Central Park

David Albert Mitchell, 42, has been charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual assault, robbery and assault in connection with Wednesday’s attack.

09/13/2012

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Vito Lopez Expresses Contempt For ‘Politically Motivated’ Allegations

The powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly says he did not cover up a sex harassment case. After a week of silence, Sheldon Silver spoke out Tuesday. This as a state ethics watchdog appears to be starting up an investigation.

09/04/2012

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves New York State Supreme Court for a hearing on July 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

DSK Is Free; Manhattan DA Vance Gets An Earful

On Tuesday, Appellate Court Judge Michael Obus agreed to drop the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The former head of the International Monetary Fund then spoke out for the first time

08/23/2011

Nafissatou Diallo stands next to her lawyer as he speaks to the media after leaving a state office building in New York, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Charges Likely To Be Dropped Against Strauss-Kahn After Prosecutors Meet With Accuser

Diallo, once described as “brave” and “unwavering” by prosecutors, left the meeting dissatisfied. According to court papers filed Monday, District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. will recommend that all charges be dismissed.

08/22/2011

Accused NYPD Officers Kenneth Moreno (L), Franklin Mata (R) (credit: CBS2)

Judge Dismisses Some Charges In NYC Cop Rape Trial

Before jury selection began Tuesday, the judge in the case dismissed 12 official misconduct charges. The other major charges remain intact.

03/29/2011

Tony Simmons

NYC Juvenile Justice Worker Gets Prison For Molesting Girls

A former juvenile justice worker convicted of molesting teenagers at the Manhattan Family Court building has been sentenced to four years in prison.

02/01/2011

Muni-meter

Parking Perks On The Way For NYC’s Pregnant Women?

Pregnant women could soon be enjoying some parking perks in New York City if one councilman has his way.

01/24/2011

Tony Simmons (L) , Accuser "Ashley" (R) (Photo/CBS 2)

Accuser Speaks Out After Simmons’ Conviction

A former juvenile justice worker has been convicted of molesting two girls under his care in a Manhattan courthouse. But he was acquitted of a more serious charge of raping a third girl.

01/21/2011

Human trafficking

Exclusive: NYC’s Hidden World Of Human Trafficking

Many foreigners dream of coming to New York City and living a life of freedom. But for the thousands of victims of human trafficking who are held here against their will, life is a living hell instead.

12/07/2010

Tony Simmons

Victim: I Will Testify Against Court Counselor

A sex assault victim said she’s ready to face her alleged attacker after a stunning development on Monday in a Manhattan courtroom.

11/15/2010

Tony Simmons

Court Counselor Rape Victim Stunned At No Jail Plea Deal

Raped as a teen, a Brooklyn woman says she’s being violated again because her rapist, a juvenile court counselor, is escaping jail time.

11/11/2010

NOW-NYC Excutive Director Sonia Ossorio leads a protest against the possible plea deal for Tony Simmons. (Photo/CBS 2)

Plea Deal In Manhattan Rape Case Draws Outrage

The uproar comes as juvenile counselor Tony Simmons was expected to get probation, but no jail time at his sentencing in a rape case involving a 15-year-old girl.

11/09/2010