Criminal Justice

Protestors in Long Island on June 14th.
Anti-racism activism isn't just in big cities and liberal college towns any more.
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Defunding the NYPD could mean more well rounded solutions to addressing homelessness.
Advocates have pushed for the money to go toward youth initiatives, mental health outreach and more.
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Chairperson at Black Lives Matter New York Hawk Newsome at a protest at Times Square on June 7, 2020.
Advocates explain why having more transparency is important in the movement to end police brutality.
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NYPD confronting a peaceful protest on June 5th in Manhattan.
Videos have shown use of force against protesters. Here are the police who’ve faced punishment so far.
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New York State Senators Jamaal Bailey, Brian Benjamin, and Zellnor Myrie holding the senate bill that repeals section 50-A.
Repealing 50-a may make police records public, but lengthy record requests could stand in the way of actually seeing them.
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NYPD at a protest at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on June 8, 2020.
A total of 11 bills made their way through the state Senate and Assembly.
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The Buffalo Police Department following protestors on June 4, 2020.
Will Cariol Horne finally see justice 12 years after losing her job?
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New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in January of this year.
Recent protests have helped the state Legislature reassert its power against the governor.
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A protestors sign at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 7, 2020.
Calls to reduce spending on police are increasingly popular, but details are still being determined.
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State Senator Zellnor Myrie was pepper-sprayed in Brooklyn last Friday by the NYPD. Myrie introduced legislation earlier this year to change the NYPD disciplinary process.
Legislative lessons learned during the pandemic are now helping state lawmakers pass police reform.
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