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Police Need New Approach to Deal with the Mentaly Ill

Apr 06, 2010

/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/leia/ In 2008, New York City police arrived at the Bedford Stuyvesant home of Iman Morales, a 35-year old man with a psychiatric diagnosis. Distraught and naked, Morales had climbed out

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Suits Would Burden Foster Parents, Court Rules

Mar 23, 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/katiecowden/ Jacob Harris was born in 2004, with traces of cocaine, opiates, marijuana and methadone in his body Dutchess County child welfare officials placed him with a foster mother, Diane Sherwood,

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Fewer Prisoners, Fewer Prisons?

Mar 17, 2010

CC BY-SA 2.0 The Marcy Correctional Facility in upstate Oneida County. It seems simple. With prison populations declining and crime rates plummeting, Gov. David Paterson has proposed closing four upstate

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How to Fix New York's State Police

Mar 05, 2010

billfromesm, Flickr When the New York Times revealed that state troopers had been part of an alleged effort by Gov. David Paterson's office to convince a woman not to

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City Emergency Response Team Had Key Skills for Haiti Mission

Feb 11, 2010

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Halloran New York Task Force 1 search and rescue teams prepares to depart for Haiti. Soon after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on

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Teaching and Electioneering Don't Mix, Court Finds

Feb 09, 2010

from photo (cc) flcker/baklein62 Public school teachers have constitutional rights to wear political buttons while in school, according to the United Federation of Teachers. But not according to the United

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Court Rejects Bid to Extend Grounds for Divorce in New York

Jan 27, 2010

Forty-nine states in this country recognize "no fault" divorce or allow divorce for "irreconcilable differences." Only New York requires that one party in all contested divorces establish that the other

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Courts Consider When a Rioter Stops Rioting

Dec 02, 2009

from photo (cc) Oquendo In the city of parades, the chain of events sparked by the parade that was like no other may finally be ending -- nine years later. The

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Court Ruling Settles Key Question for Tenants, Landlords

Nov 12, 2009

Photo (cc) Dr.DeNo The state's highest court cleared up a dispute about rent hikes at Peter Cooper Village. Can New York landlords terminate rent stabilization while receiving tax benefits from the city?

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Crime Falls, but Why -- and at What Cost?

Oct 14, 2009

Photo (cc) Marcos Vasconcelos Photography This is one in a series, to run between now and Election Day, examining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's record in key areas. For more on the mayor's

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