Jami Floyd

Senior Editor, Race & Justice | New York Public Radio

Jami Floyd appears in the following:

A Supreme Court End-Of-Session Preview

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Jami Floyd previews the Supreme Court's big decisions expected this month.

Plans For Homeless Shelter On Billionaire's Row Can Move Forward After Court Rejects Lawsuit

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Gothamist
The city can move forward with plans for a homeless shelter near Billionaires' Row.

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How NYPD ‘Kettled’ the Spirit of Reform

Monday, May 24, 2021

New Yorkers reacted to George Floyd’s murder with mass protests demanding police accountability. NYPD met them with targeted violence and abuse.

Federal Watchdog Raises Concerns About Elite Unit Abusing Detainees In NYC Jails

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

An elite squad of correction officers is exacerbating staff-on-inmate violence, according to a new report from a federal monitor.

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There Are Only Two Black Male Prosecutors For All Of Long Island

Monday, May 10, 2021

Gothamist
More than a third of all criminal defendants on Long Island are Black men. But there are just two Black male district attorneys for all of Long Island. That’s just half a percent.

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Most People Who Are Processed in the Courts are Black and Latino, but Few Will Face a Judge Who Looks Like Them

Friday, May 07, 2021

Gothamist
A new statewide report on judicial demographics reveals stark disparities between the demographic composition of the bench and the rest of New York State.

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Court Reform Group Files 21 Complaints Against Current and Former Queens Prosecutors

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The mass filing is part of a new strategy seeking greater accountability for prosecutors who break the rules.

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Republicans Look to Enact More Voting Restrictions

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

A closer look at the Republican-led voter restriction efforts around the country

Exoneration Organizations Call On NYC DAs To Purge Hundreds of Convictions

Monday, May 03, 2021

They argue DAs cannot rely on the past work of police officers who were later convicted for dishonesty and other misconduct.

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Westchester DA Publicly Calls On DOJ To Investigate The Mount Vernon Police Department

Friday, April 30, 2021

The announcement follows a year-long WNYC investigation into corruption allegations inside the Mount Vernon Police Department.

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Proposed Legislation Aims To Clear Two Million New Yorkers' Criminal Records

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The bill would be the most sweeping of its kind nationwide.

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Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams Wants To Bring Back a Controversial NYPD Unit

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Anti-Crime units were praised for getting guns off the streets, but they generated many civilian complaints.

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Asian-American Health Care Workers Face Hate Crimes While Fighting The Pandemic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

WNYC
Asian American hate is coursing through the city and nation—bigoted sentiments that extend to health care workers even as they work to keep COVID-19 patients alive.

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Manhattan Jail Captain Charged For Allegedly Standing By As Detainee Hung Himself

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Manhattan DA is prosecuting a jail captain for allegedly failing to promptly intervene during a detainee's suicide.

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The Politics of Poverty

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Gothamist
For a long time, Americans have convinced themselves that poverty is something that happens elsewhere. The pandemic has made it much harder to do that.

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Chauvin Found Guilty on All Counts

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

After deliberating for 10 hours, the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Waiting for a Verdict in the Chauvin Trial

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Breaking down the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial and looking ahead to a potential verdict.

NYPD Rolls Out Civilian Panel To Review Potential Hate Crimes

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The group will vet NYPD decisions on what cases do or do not go to the Hate Crime Task Force.

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One Hundred Convictions Involving One NYPD Detective Could Be Purged In Manhattan

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The move comes nearly two years after Manhattan prosecutors first brought perjury charges against the former NYPD detective.

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Disciplinary Data Shows Some Correction Officers Keep Their Jobs Despite Repeat Misconduct Findings

Monday, April 12, 2021

The misconduct findings included excessive force, false or inaccurate statements, and improper chemical deployments against incarcerated people.

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