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The Courts of New York Explained

Sep 11, 2000

  Also in the series: The Judges Game Gotham Gazette's newest interactive game lets you see if you've got what it takes for the Brooklyn bench. A System in Need of


Kerik's Recipe for Success

Sep 01, 2000

During Howard Safir's tenure as police commissioner, the city enjoyed some of the lowest crime rates in recent history. That decrease in crime, ironically, might create some greater challenges for


National Night Out and Community Policing

Aug 01, 2000

The last year has been a difficult one for the New York Police Department: the police shootings of Amadou Diallo and Patrick Dorismond; the subsequent acquittal of the officers involved


Red Hook Community Justice Center

Jul 01, 2000

The defendant, charged with drug possession, walked to the front of the courtroom, her head down, her hands clasped behind her back, as Judge Alex Calabrese peered down at her,


NYPD vs. Civil Rights Commission

Jun 01, 2000

The battle over police practices in New York is now being waged on paper. On April 27, one year after it first announced its investigation of the NYPD, the U.S.


Stop-and-Frisk Searches

May 01, 2000

Stop-and-frisk searches, one of the most controversial police tactics of recent years and a hallmark crime-fighting tactic of the Giuliani-era, are under scrutiny again. Investigators for the Civilian Complaint Review


Operation Condor

Apr 01, 2000

From Louima to Diallo to Dorismond, Mayor Giuliani has never wavered in his support for the NYPD, a stance that seems equal parts political strategy and personal conviction. Not surprisingly,


DNA Redux

Mar 01, 2000

As reported in the Gotham Gazette last month, NYPD Police Commissioner Howard Safir has said DNA testing, which uses samples of genetic material to identify potential suspects, could revolutionize law


Repeat Offenders

Jan 01, 2000

Paris Drake is accused of a senseless and brutal crime on a busy Midtown street in broad daylight. Whether or not he is convicted of bashing a woman's head with


Strip Searches

Nov 30, 1999

  City officials have settled a lawsuit alleging the New York Police Department improperly strip-searched people arrested for minor offenses in Brooklyn, agreeing to pay $650,000 to 20 plaintiffs in the

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