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On Gun Control, Cuomo Trades Transparency For Results

Jan 16, 2013

  ALBANY, N.Y. — The landmark package of gun control measures that Gov. Andrew Cuomo championed and signed into law yesterday was expedited through the state Legislature with little public review. The

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:25 PM)


Some Question Whether Police Watchdog Has Enough Muscle

Dec 12, 2012

NEW YORK — Even with new rules governing how it will prosecute officers in some misconduct cases, advocates and law experts question whether the city's police watchdog agency will have

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:04 AM)


The Political Reality of Gun Control

Aug 19, 2012

NEW YORK — The movie theater massacre by an assault rifle-toting suspect in Aurora, Colo. The slaughter of Sikhs at a temple in Milwaukee by a white supremacist with a

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:05 AM)


Gun Violence as Public Health Threat

Aug 07, 2012

Photo courtesy Save Our Streets, used with permission. NEW YORK — Amid debate over the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" policy and following a rash of fatal shootings — including the recent

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:15 PM)


How the NYPD overstated its counterterrorism record

Jul 10, 2012

  The NYPD is regularly held up as one of the most sophisticated and significant counterterrorism operations in the country. As evidence of the NYPD's excellence, the department, its allies and

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:05 PM)


Are there alternatives to stop-and-frisk?

Jun 18, 2012

NEW YORK — In a manila envelope on the table in front of Marlene Steele are hundreds of letters from businesses, churches and foundations politely rejecting her request for help

Last Updated (Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:46 AM)


Cab driver sex trafficking bill passed by Council

Jun 13, 2012

A sex trafficking victim testifies anonymously at Council hearing in December 2011. Photo by William Alatriste. NEW YORK – Cab drivers caught willingly transporting sex trafficking victims could face a fine

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:04 AM)


Stop-and-frisk lawsuit gets class status

May 17, 2012

A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department unlawfully targeted blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk crime reduction program. U.S. District Judge Shira A.

Last Updated (Monday, June 18, 2012 10:54 AM)