Bill de Blasio is touting the drop in violent crime during his first months in office. We look at his early record with Murray Weiss, criminal justice reporter and editor for DNAInfo, and the emerging de Blasio/Bratton policing strategy.
Mayor de Blasio's driver and security detail have been caught speeding and running through stop signs days after the mayor announced a traffic safety initiative called "Vision Zero." Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about emergency vehicles, public officials and traffic laws.
New information is surfacing about the deadly Metro-North derailment in the Bronx Sunday. DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor Murray Weiss, is reporting that sources say that veteran engineer, William Rockefeller, dozed off. The train was travelling at 82 m.p.h. in a 30 m.p.h. zone and according to Weiss's reporting, "Rockefeller was jolted from his sleep and hit the brake, but not in time."
Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about the ongoing investigation into an attack on the driver of an SUV by a group of bikers.
For the first time in more than two decades, Brooklyn will have a new district attorney. Former federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson defeated Charles Hynes for the Democratic nomination — and there's no major-party challenger in the general election.
Murray Weiss, columnist and Criminal Justice Editor at DNAinfo, talks about the confusion surrounding a new law passed by the City Council. Some officers and police unions think it will make individual cops liable in court in discrimination suits. Plus, he'll discuss how murder rates are still low despite the sharp drop in stop and frisk implementation; and the future of the force as retirement looms for many cops who joined 20 years ago.