Homeless Rights Advocate: 'Terrifying' Scene On First Night Of New York City Subway ShutdownThe shutdown has been touted as a way to disinfect the trains and stations, but it's also meant to get the homeless out of the system.
Coronavirus Update: Rikers Island Rate Of Infection 7 Times Higher Than Citywide, Legal Aid SaysThe Legal Aid Society warns if the pandemic continues at this pace, the entire local jail population will be infected within a matter of weeks.
Bail Reform: NYC To Offer Mets Tickets, Doughnut Gift Cards To Get Freed Inmates Back In CourtState judges will no longer require cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies like selling drugs or burglarizing a home, and now the state says nearly 900 in jail now will be released starting mid-December.
After 26 Years In Prison, Innocent Man Carlos Weeks Walks Free From Brooklyn CourtIn 1995, Weeks was convicted of murdering a man and a little girl in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Critics, Community Leaders Question Use Of NYPD's Gang DatabaseThe NYPD's gang database is a list designed to fight gangs in the city, but some argue it's being used to brand the innocent.
Tenant Advocates Disappointed By Preliminary Vote On Rent HikeThe Rent Guidelines Board held a preliminary vote on Tuesday, and recommending increases for 1-million rent controlled units in the city.
N.Y. State Subcommittee Endorses Familial DNA Testing In Criminal CasesA New York state commission subcommittee won accolades from the Queens District Attorney’s office, and consternation from the Legal Aid Society, after endorsing the use of familial DNA testing in criminal cases.
Civil Liberties Advocates Push Back Against Calls For Familial DNA TestingThe Karina Vetrano case could have gone cold if it had not been for an investigative breakthrough that Queens Assistant District Attorney Eric Rosenbaum described as a strike of lightning.
East New York Tenants Protest Living Conditions; Lawsuit Filed Against LandlordTenants at 650 New Jersey Ave. in East New York say their building is a wreck inside and out.
New York Court Asked To Release Details In Eric Garner CaseThe New York Civil Liberties Union and other petitioners have gone to court to demand that Judge William Garnett open the record in the Eric Garner case.
Hearing Planned In Call For Release Of Grand Jury Transcripts In Eric Garner CaseThe New York Civil Liberties Union was set to go to court Thursday, as the group demanded the release of the grand jury transcript from the Eric Garner case.
City Hotel Program For Sandy Victims Will End Next WeekThe Federal Emergency Management Administration will end its funding Monday for New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy to stay in hotels.
Sandy Evacuees Fighting City's Hotel Eviction NoticesThe city's lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.
DAs: More Time For Repeat Crimes; Courts CloggedProsecutors want state legislation that would automatically turn a certain number of misdemeanor convictions into a felony calling for prison time or court-ordered programs to try and stop the repeating crime cycle.
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