Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

District Attorneys Take Steps to Relax Marijuana Enforcement

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Manhattan and Brooklyn district attorneys make adjustments because blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately arrested for low-level drug crimes.


Life Without Caffeine and Other Ramadan Realities

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

For some Muslims, the rigors of Ramadan can be softened with a little pre-planning.


Cuomo Threatens Lawsuit against ICE for 'Increasingly Reckless' Raids

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The governor made the announcement alongside a dairy farmer who said ICE agents entered his property without a warrant and didn't identify themselves.


Those Arrested for Pot Possession Are Still Mostly Black and Latino

Monday, April 23, 2018

A WNYC analysis of data obtained from the NYPD shows those arrested for marijuana possession are mostly black and Latino - even when they're nabbed in precincts that are heavily white.

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Immigration Agents Make 225 Arrests During Six-Day Crackdown in New York Area

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 225 people were arrested over six days in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley during its "Operation Keep Safe in New York."

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"We're Just Doing Our Jobs," says WNYC Caller Claiming to Be an Immigration Agent

Friday, April 13, 2018

During a segment about immigration enforcement in courts, a listener claiming to be an immigration agent said she feels vilified by the public. 

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Public Defenders Protesting ICE

Friday, April 13, 2018

Public defenders walking out of courthouses to protest ICE presence.

New York Courts Act Against Lawyers Protesting Immigration Agents

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Office of Court Administration appears to be losing patience with public defenders protesting the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in city courthouses.

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New York Immigrants Have the Nation's Highest Rate of Legal Representation

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Immigrants in New York state are much less likely to receive deportation orders than in other states, and their high rates of legal representation likely play a big role.


What Bail Reform Could Look Like in New York

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Legislative leaders in Albany prefer to talk about bail reform after the budget deadline of April 1. Here's what's in the governor's proposal and why it's controversial.


Nibbling Around the Edges of Bail in New York City

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The city, its judges and prosecutors have said they're trying to help poor people who can't afford bail, but their efforts can go only so far without change in state law.


Is Progressive Bail Reform All Talk and No Action?

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Beth Fertig explains what's wrong with bail in New York City, and can proposed reforms really fix it.


Paying Bail? You May Get Stuck at the Boat

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

As Albany lawmakers tackle the thorny issue of bail reform, we look at how the existing system not only keeps poor defendants behind bars — it's also a hassle for anyone trying to pay. 

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Trump Administration Reviewing Thousands of Deportation Cases Once Put on Pause

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Data obtained by WNYC reveals that the Trump Administration sought to revisit thousands of cases last year of immigrants who were no longer in active deportation proceedings.

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March 5th Is Just Another Monday for Young Immigrants Awaiting Legislation

Monday, March 05, 2018

Today was supposed to be when the federal government ended DACA, which protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. But they're still in a holding pattern.


NYPD Tells Skeptical Council Members Complaints Drive Marijuana Arrests

Monday, February 26, 2018

At a council hearing, the NYPD also denied there's any racial bias in enforcement, despite data showing blacks and Latinos are disproportionately arrested on marijuana charges.

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Long Island Lawsuits Challenge Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Agents

Monday, February 05, 2018

A cluster of new lawsuits in Nassau and Suffolk challenge whether state law allows local law enforcement to hold immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Judge Scolds Trump Again in Brooklyn DACA Case

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A federal judge in Brooklyn had more harsh words for the President during a hearing that challenges the decision to end DACA, the program that protects young undocumented immigrants. 


Judge Orders the Release of Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Trinidadian citizen has been fighting deportation for years, but was recently detained during a check-in with ICE. A federal judge called his detention "unnecessarily cruel."

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Racial Disparities Persist in Who's Arrested for Pot Possession

Friday, January 26, 2018

Blacks and Hispanics account for a disproportionate share of those arrested in New York City for marijuana possession, a persistent pattern that raises tough questions about policing.