Crime And Courts


New York City Schools Chief Outlines Discipline Changes That Scale Back Suspensions

Friday, February 13, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reduce student suspensions by making it harder for principals to suspend students for lesser infractions, like being defiant or disrespectful.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On April 17, 1975, the communist Khmer Rouge, led by its secretive prime minister Pol Pot, took over Cambodia. They cut the nation off from the world and began systematically killing and starving two million of their people. Thirty years after their fall, a man named Duch, who had served as Chief Prison officer at the regime's central prison complex, stood trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Journalist Thierry Cruvellier takes us into the dark heart of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, using the trial to tell the horrifying story of this terrible chapter in history. The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer is an account of a Chief Interrogator's trial for war crimes.

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NYPD Officer: Police Brass Dictate Stops, Arrests

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Audio tapes made by a New York City police officer about arrest numbers have been played during a trial challenging police use of stop and frisk.



NYPD Officer Convicted in Cannibal-Plot Case

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has been convicted of conspiracy.

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NJ Man Pleads Not Guilty in Etan Patz Case

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in 1979 has pleaded not guilty to murder despite police saying he confessed to the crime.



Ex-NY Senator Hiram Monserrate Gets 2 Years in Prison

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud on Tuesday.



Plea Talks Afoot in City Pipe-Bomb Terror Case

Monday, January 09, 2012

Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they're in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a New York City man charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets.