Retailers expect to hire, but for seasonal workers, the hours can be scarce — and unpredictable.
Two neighborhoods are still reeling from two fatal shootings on Friday. A gunman opened fired near the Empire State Building, leaving nine injured and two dead, including the shooter. A few hours earlier, a 13-year-old boy had become the latest child shooting victim when he was killed a few blocks away from his Brownsville home. Midtown Manhattan and Brownsville, Brooklyn: neighborhoods that have had vastly different experiences with gun violence.
A policy may be causing prosecutors to give up on cases too soon in the Bronx. Some veteran police officers say, moreover, that it effectively substitutes the individual victim’s judgment for the community’s – though it’s the community’s interest that law enforcement is supposed to serve. And Bronx residents say the breakdown in relations between the public and the authorities prompts at least some crime victims to take justice into their own hands.
A months-long WNYC investigation has revealed that those accused of crimes in the Bronx have a greater chance of walking away without any charges than anywhere else in the city.
Using data from the New York City police department, WNYC mapped all street stops by police that resulted in the recovery of a gun last year. The digital map shows an interesting pattern — the areas where the NYPD finds guns are not necessarily the places where the police are devoting the most stop-and-frisk resources.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is taking heat for remarks he made this week accusing elected officials of spending more time criticizing police than offering ideas about howc to stop violence in their communities.
As the debate over the NYPD's stop-an- frisk tactics continues, so too does the debate over what constitutes reasonable suspicion of criminal activity before an officer can stop someone. Both former and current cops say “reasonable suspicion” may be easy for lawyers and judges to define, but — on the street — deciding when to stop someone can be a difficult judgment call.
There is a “crisis” in the quality and availability of immigration lawyers in the state, the New York State Bar Association says in a new report.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says it's "highly unlikely" that a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in public view will pass before Albany ends its legislative session Thursday.
The calls for oversight come as rancor continues to swell over the police department's stop-and-frisk practices and news reports about the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim communities within and outside of New York City.
WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang reports on the latest developments in the ongoing controversy over the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk.
The Democratically controlled state Assembly is expected to take up a version of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana this week. But the Senate Majority Leader has indicated he does not support decriminalization.
For the first time, New York City leaders will make a concerted effort to formally bring the stop-and-frisk issue to the attention of Congress.
Under current law in New York, possessing a small amount of marijuana is only a crime if it's in public view. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo put his political muscle behind a bill that would make that a violation, not a crime ― meaning you only get a ticket and pay a fine. Cuomo's sudden announcement took many by surprise, but it was a decision that had been unfolding for months.
As the legislative session in Albany grinds through its final two and a half weeks, criminal justice advocates are seeking passage of wrongful conviction reforms that have been stymied for more than five years in the state capital.