WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Why shouldn’t the spotlight be on public offenders, too? By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz You should know that there is a debate raging in the New York State Legislature about eliminating the statute of limitations on […]
Criminal Justice and Courts
Correction Officers’ union chief Norman Seabrook was busted by the feds Wednesday morning on corruption charges.
COBA President Norman Seabrook delivers the State of the Union address for 2016.
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]