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City Launches System-Wide Review Of NYC Jail Suicides

New York City is using a $400,000 federal grant to review suicides and acts of self-harm in city jails with an approach commonly applied when things go wrong in the medical and aviation industries, officials said Tuesday.

10/28/2014

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Sources: Shootings Up In New York City Since Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Law enforcement sources say they’ve already seen something of a trend on the street in that stop, question and frisk is fast becoming stop, watch and wait.

09/19/2013

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NY Study Says Punishment Doesn’t Solve Absenteeism

In New York City, “chronic absenteeism” — when a student misses at least 20 of the 180 days in a school year — afflicts 40 percent of high school students and educators currently refer cases to social services for neglect.

11/27/2010