all stories tagged "criminal justice"
Watch out Spike Lee -- the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn.VIDEO
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
After another bout of anti-Semitic incidents in the Tri-State area, an encounter with a white supremacist made MetroFocus’ Dan Allen realize just how common intolerance can be.
City educators and advocates share their predictions -- and their hopes -- for what makes it into Bloomberg's State of the City address.
MetroFocus took a look at the surprising roots of disorderly conduct as a legal concept in 14th-century British common law and the myriad ways in which the NYPD has used it.
City schools suspend thousands of students a year, sparking a chain of events that compels many teenagers to give up on school. Three advocates argue New York must find a better way. Gotham Gazette Reports.
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant on Long Island made national headlines. MetroFocus looks at where the players involved are today.VIDEO
A majority of City Council members has moved to take on the Obama administration and current city policy in an effort to reduce the threat of deportation for some of New York's undocumented residents.
While politicians were (hopefully) schooled in the unsavory usage of social media by the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, there's now another group that ought to heed the perils of overshares on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: criminals.