Criminal Justice and Courts

Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

De Blasio Appoints Ex-Judge Luis Gonzalez To Judicial Advisory Panel

Mayor de Blasio today announced the appointment of Justice Luis A. Gonzalez to the Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. Justice Gonzalez was the first Latino individual to have been appointed a Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the New […]

President Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland For Supreme Court

President Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland For Supreme Court

On Wednesday morning, President Obama’s nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to serve as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.     President Obama said, “In putting forward a nominee […]

New York State Youth Executive Pardons Program

New York State Youth Executive Pardons Program

New York State Youth Pardon Program Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is offering executive pardons to New Yorkers convicted of nonviolent crimes at ages 16 and 17, who have been crime free for a minimum of 10 years since their offense. […]

NAN Town Hall On Rikers Island Reform, February 22

NAN Town Hall On Rikers Island Reform, February 22

The stakes are too high. We cannot wait for the death of a CO, inmate or civilian before we have Real Reform on Rikers.  Let your voice be heard and help us fix Rikers. Join us on Monday, February 22nd […]

NY State Senate Confirms Janet DiFiore For State’s Highest Court

NY State Senate Confirms Janet DiFiore For State’s Highest Court

Via email, Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked the New York State Senate and congratulated his choice Janet DiFiore for Chief Judge of the Court Appeals. “Janet DiFiore’s confirmation as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and head of New York’s […]

by · January 21, 2016 · Criminal Justice and Courts, Law
Darcel D. Clark

New Bronx District Attorney Inauguration Set For Saturday January 16 At Noon

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark Inauguration Set For This Saturday January 16 At Noon Saturday, January 16, 2016 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lehman College Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park West, Bronx.   Cardinal Timothy Dolan will deliver the invocation. […]

Twin Acts of Depraved Sexual Violence Hit Brooklyn And The Bronx

Twin Acts of Depraved Sexual Violence Hit Brooklyn And The Bronx

CM GIBSON CONDEMNS BRUTAL ACTS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE    Over the weekend, a Bronx couple was charged with running a sex ring out of their apartment and pimping out an underage girl, according to news reports. Police sources said a 14-year-old […]

Cuomo Pardons Transgender Woman

Cuomo Pardons Transgender Woman

Governor Cuomo today issued a pardon for J’Adore Mattis, 31, a transgender woman, who was convicted in 2006 of 3rd Degree Robbery in Manhattan. Mattis was sentenced to 5 years’ probation and received a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities on March 24, 2015. […]

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TONIGHT: Bronx District Attorney Candidates Forum, 7PM

(Bronx, N.Y. – October 27, 2015) Tonight, candidates for Bronx District Attorney, Republican Robert Siano and Democrat Judge Darcel D. Clark (invited, not confirmed) will participate in a Candidates’ Forum, hosted by Discovery for Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on nonpartisan […]

Today’s Verdict: LET’S END MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING

Today’s Verdict: LET’S END MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING

LET’S END MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING by David P. Lesch, Esq. I am a huge fan of good intentions.  Unfortunately good intentions do not always produce good results.  Case in point, during the 1970’s and 80’s an increase in violent crime coupled […]

Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

De Blasio Tackles Inequality By Launching The Bail Lab

City to Test Bail Alternatives and Payment Strategies, Expand Data on Defendants’ Risk   Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the Bail Lab, the next step in the City’s strategy to reform New York City’s bail system by avoiding unnecessary […]