all stories tagged "criminal justice"


gun sculpture
Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  December 20, 2012 11:00 AM | Comments
The shooting tragedy in Newtown has focused new attention on the issue of mental illness and guns. New York City and state have some of the toughest laws, but advocates still see flaws.VIDEO
school safety
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  December 17, 2012 6:40 PM | Comments
Statistically, school is probably the safest place your child can be but any parent will tell you that dropping their child off in the morning is a leap of faith.VIDEO
"Coping in Newtown" video still by David Frank for The New York Times
David Frank for The New York Times  |  December 17, 2012 9:46 AM | Comments
People devastated by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School gathered at memorials around Newtown, Conn., to mourn with one another.VIDEO
New York State Capitol building
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 12, 2012 11:56 AM | 1 Comment
Will voters be sending future jailbirds to Albany, or will they put their faith in people with unfamiliar names who promise change? Here are a few highlights from the dozens of primaries playing out in the city.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a ceremony to promote police officer Feris Jones to detective Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010  in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Maura R. O'Connor for The New York World  |  September 5, 2012 3:40 PM | 1 Comment
Is the NYPD violating New Yorkers civil rights one summons at a time? What the geography of 350,000 pink slips in New York City reveals.
gun sculpture
Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  August 24, 2012 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few.
Barclays Arena in Atlantic Yards will come under the jurisdiction of the NYPD's 78th Precinct on Oct. 21. But residents still have many concerns including traffic, parking, drunken event-goers and how expanded police operations in the area. Flickr/ChrisHamby
John Farley  |  August 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The 78th Precinct's borders will soon expand to include the home of the Brooklyn Nets and major arena events, and neighbors have opening night jitters.
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Esha Ray  |  August 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If you have limited income, you don't have to pay a hefty price for a lawyer or legal advice. Many nonprofits and law firms provide free or low-cost legal services.
hostel
John Farley  |  August 9, 2012 5:28 PM | Comments
More than a year after a legal move to end unauthorized short-term rentals in apartment buildings, the number of citations is up and complaints continue.
New York State Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a new package of gun control bills that would give New York the toughest gun control laws in the country. Photo courtesy of New York State Senate
John Farley  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 10 Comments
New bills would give New York State the toughest gun laws in the country.
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