A few weeks ago, when relations between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio were at their nadir, some of Carsten Vogel's friends had been enthusiastically bashing the NYPD on Facebook.
Courtesy: Carsten Vogel Carsten Vogel's arrest under an archaic knife law has changed his view of police.
A study released by the nonprofit Vera Institute also finds that there has been less of a racial disparity in sentencing since the reforms were enacted, and for those who do end up doing time, recidivism rates seem to be on the decline as well.More »
A New York appeals court heard oral arguments on January 14 in a challenge to a controversial knife law that has landed tens of thousands of suspects in jail over the past ten years.
Photo courtesy of snyderstreasures.com A constitutional challenge against a controversial knife law continues.
A Manhattan lawmaker will take another stab at changing a knife law that has led to the arrest of as many as 60,000 people in New York City over the last ten years and drawn criticism from all over the legal community.
Photo courtesy of snyderstreasures.com The original gravity knife bears little resemblance to the knives that currently land New Yorkers in jail.
The grand jury investigating the death of Eric Garner heard from 50 witnesses, 22 of them civilians, as it considered whether to charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo with a range of crimes including manslaughter.
Photos by C.S. Muncy for the Village Voice See More Large-scale demonstrations began within hours of the grand jury's announcement.
Duke Ellington has been dead for 40 years, but his record company, EMI Music Publishing, is still playing hardball with the jazz great's cut of the loot.
YouTube screen capture. Duke Ellington, legendary jazz musician, just lost a battle with his publisher.