Mirela Iverac

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Poor Conditions for Immigrant Detainees in NJ, Report Finds

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.

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NY Moves Toward Forefront of DNA Collection in Nation

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.


State Appears Ready to Approve Expansive DNA Database

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.

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Boy to Testify Against Mother in Abuse Case

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.  


City Immigration Advocates Rip Romney's Self-Deportation Plan

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.

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On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Yolanda

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.

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Critics Voice Concern Over Scope of Cuomo-Backed DNA Database Expansion

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.

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Bloomberg: NYPD's Monitoring of Muslims Was Legal

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.

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Christie: Report of Spying on Muslims in NJ Is 'Disturbing'

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."

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City Begins Issuing Permits for Churches to Worship in Schools

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.

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DAs Back Expansion of DNA Database

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.

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City Receives Anti-Poverty Award, Draws Critics

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.”


Critics Petition Apple Store to Improve Conditions for Factory Workers

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.

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In Wake of Scrutiny, Yale Releases First Sexual Misconduct Report

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.


Even as Arrests Increase, Human Trafficking Remains A Problem

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.

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Bucking the Trend, Newark Gang Activity Fueled by Drugs: Report

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.


Crime Up But Murder Trend Reversed in Newark

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.


5 Alleged MS-13 Gang Members Indicted

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.

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DNA Database Used to Bring Charges in Cold Case Killing

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.

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Several Indicted in Brooklyn Gang Crackdown

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.

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