Jumping turnstiles should not be a criminal act -- is it so different from a parking violation? Read about NYC Police Commissioner Bratton's pushback against decriminalizing minor offenses.
Read more about it here or click below to watch the press conference.
Rikers to reduce its population -- a fix long in coming, considering "As of late March, over 400 people had been locked up for more than two years without being convicted of a crime". Shocking statistic.
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Incarcerating the mentally ill -- a dangerous practice for all involved. An important article from the New York Times.
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A sign of positive progress in criminal justice reform for New York City -- reducing punishment for minor offenses.
Bravo to Governor Cuomo for his "Raise the Age" initiative, which seeks to stop treating New York's teenagers as adults in the criminal justice system.
Click here or below to read about the Raise the Age initiative on the ny.gov website.
Click here to read an op-ed by Westchester DA Janet DiFiore.
Two pieces about Civil Asset Forfeiture raise the question -- are due process rights being violated?
Read about it and watch the news piece here.
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