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07.08.15 Liam Mathews

City officials said Tuesday that judges will no longer set bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felony suspects in an effort to keep them out of Rikers, where they could end up stuck for too long or have something terrible and avoidable happen to them. Instead, suspects will be allowed to live at home and even […]

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06.18.15 Prachi Gupta

Christianity argues that kids are born with “Original Sin,” an impulse that has to be knocked out of them to become functional and morally responsible adults. Well, science is again at odds with religion, because a new study published in Current Biology argues that kids are acutely aware of justice and try to do the […]

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06.16.15 Liam Mathews

A three-judge panel will convene in Brooklyn today to hear arguments appealing to unseal the grand jury verdict that failed to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner last year, NY1 reports. On March 19, Staten Island judge William E. Garnett determined that there was no “compelling” reason to unseal the records. […]

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06.11.15 Prachi Gupta

Civil rights organizations are holding a vigil for Kalief Browder, the 22-year-old Bronx man who committed suicide this past weekend, 2 years after being released from Rikers. The vigil will take place at the Metropolitan Detention Complex on White Street at 6 PM, according to the organization’s Facebook page. Activists and those who want to […]

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06.05.15 Liam Mathews

Willie Groomes, the retired corrections officer who shot Gilbert Drogheo to death in the Borough Hall subway station on March 10, has been cleared of criminal charges and will not face a grand jury, the Daily News reports. He was previously not indicted by the Brooklyn DA last month. “’Following a full and fair investigation…I […]

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05.05.15 Liam Mathews

On May 4th, there were two huge, tragic, and conflicting stories in New York City. One was the death of Officer Brian Moore, who was shot in the head in the line of duty on Saturday and succumbed to his injuries on Monday. The other was the non-indictment of Willie Groomes, the retired corrections officer […]

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03.05.15 Raven Rakia

It just got a little bit harder for the NYPD to stop-and-frisk you for no reason. Well, at least on paper. Earlier this week, a memo was sent out to all officers stating new rules regarding stop-and-frisk policies, effective immediately, DNAinfo reported. Officers can no longer stop people based solely on “furtive movements,” or because […]

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01.02.15 Rhett Jones

While a masculine voice is often believed to contain authority and is proven to be desirable in leaders, it may not be the best characteristic for a lawyer. A research team has conducted a recent study of lawyers voices and it has concluded that an attorney who is perceived to have a very masculine voice is less likely […]

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12.03.14 Prachi Gupta

While many Americans tuned into watch the annual tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, just blocks away, demonstrators marched through the streets of New York to protest a Staten Island jury’s decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. The protesters demanded justice not just for Garner, who died as […]

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04.17.12 Bucky Turco

“Schoolboys played soccer. A teenage girl turned cartwheels. Nannies with baby strollers filled rows of benches. Young men took off their shirts and soaked up sun. A few people read, or listened to music. In short, nothing remarkable happened, which is worth remarking on because it showed, once again, that New Yorkers refuse to do […]

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