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Does Kendra's Law Work?

Jun 02, 2005

In January, 1999,a once-promising young man named Andrew Goldstein pushed a woman named Kendra Webdale into the path of an oncoming subway train. The press found that Goldstein was mentally


Frozen Pay, Heated Rhetoric

May 11, 2005

 Ronald York, a consultant who travels the country to help police unions with their contract negotiations, advises his clients to avoid criticizing the other side or complaining about how


Seeking Asylum; Getting Deported

May 02, 2005

When Teresa M. Medina filed an application for asylum in the United States, she supplied a sworn statement that if forced to return to her native Philippines, she would "once


Abandoned Babies

Apr 06, 2005

While child abandonment is a crime that carries a penalty of up to four years in jail, prosecutors recognize the grim truth that an abandoned baby is better than the


A Cop Looks Around

Mar 28, 2005

Edward Conlon joined Gotham Gazette's Reading NYC Book Club in an online chat on March 24, 2005 to discuss Blue Blood, his memoir of being a New York City cop.


The Jailed Juror

Mar 22, 2005

Ask any American about citizen participation in democracy, and you will probably hear, "the right to vote, the right to trial by jury." Yet, only about one-half of those eligible


The DAs Of New York

Mar 07, 2005

  Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau (left) and Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes (right) superimposed in the foreground of a promotional photograph for the TV series. Gotham Gazette's Campaign 2005: Brooklyn District Attorney


The Crime Rate: How Low Can It Go?

Feb 28, 2005

Nilma Rivas was walking with her grandson in East Harlem early one evening when a group of men in a car began shooting on the sidewalk. A stray bullet hit

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