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Friday, March 23, 2012
Conditions for immigrant detainees in Essex County, NJ, do not fully comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's national detention standards, according to a new report from the New York University School of Law School.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The New York State Legislature has reached an agreement on a bill that will expand the DNA database to collect samples from everyone convicted of a felony or most misdemeanors. This will make New York State the first “all crimes DNA” state in the nation, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The New York State Legislature appears ready to approve the DNA database bill that would collect samples from everyone convicted of a crime in the state - one of the most ambitious such projects in the U.S.
Monday, March 12, 2012
A mother who is charged with killing her four-year-old daughter will face testimony from her six-year-old son, either in court or on closed circuit TV, depending on the decision of a Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge, next month.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
On the heels of Mitt Romney’s wins on Super Tuesday, leaders of New York City’s immigrant organizations criticized the Republican frontrunner’s self-deportation plan, saying it was unfeasible and that it would eventually hurt him in the general election if he clinches the nomination.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Yolanda, an unemployed mother of three who is facing homelessness as she, like many Americans, grapples with supporting her family and tries to get back on her feet.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo touted his proposal to expand the DNA database as a popular initiative backed by most state law enforcement officials – but critics say the proposal doesn’t do enough to exonerate the innocent.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly offered robust defense of a secret police department effort to monitor mosques and Muslim businesses and student groups in other states amid criticism from officials who said they were not properly informed of the operation or that the prying went too far.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Department of Education began to issue permits Friday that allow churches to continue meeting for worship in public schools on the heels of a federal judge’s ruling temporarily halting their eviction, but the ruling may only apply to the church that applied for the order.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The city's District Attorneys, victims and advocates joined Lieutenant Governor Duffy Tuesday to support Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to expand the state's DNA database.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The city was honored with a prestigious award from Harvard for its anti-poverty efforts, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in his weekly radio address Sunday – but critics say the award is “mostly undeserved.”
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Activists delivered a quarter of a million signatures to the Apple store in Grand Central on Thursday, asking the company to improve labor conditions for its suppliers’ workers in overseas factories.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
After facing criticism for how it handled sexual misconduct cases last year, Yale University released its first report this week listing the number of sexual misconduct complaints it received and actions taken in response.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Areas in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan remain hubs for human trafficking even as the number of related arrests increase, according to law enforcement officials. The number of arrests in sex trafficking cases in New York City increased more than five times to 50 in 2011, up from 9 in 2008. Still, the data also suggests many trafficking victims remain out of reach.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Gang homicides in Newark are largely related to drug trade, unlike in other gang violence ridden cities, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The murder rate in Newark may have increased by about 5 percent in 2011, but Mayor Cory Booker said Wednesday that the upward trend in murders and shootings that began in the city in the summer of 2010 has been reversed.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Five alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, were indicted on murder, assault and robbery charges on Monday.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed expanding the state’s DNA databank, which has led to 27 exonerations and provided leads in over 2,700 convictions, including one cold case.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Forty-three members of two feuding gangs who “terrorized” Brownsville were indicted on several charges, including murder and conspiracy to murder, on Thursday, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced.