Criminal Justice and Courts

Correction Officers Sentenced in Assault of Inmate and Attempted Cover-up

Correction Officers Sentenced in Assault of Inmate and Attempted Cover-up

Bronx District Attorney’s Office Clears 355 Warrants After “Another Chance” Event

Bronx District Attorney’s Office Clears 355 Warrants After “Another Chance” Event

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of August 22, 2016

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of August 22, 2016

Cases of Interest for the Week of August 22, 2016   Monday, August 22, 2016 ADA Judge Part # Status Defendant Name Case Details Whelan, P. Justice Whiten Part B Appearance JAMES ELLIS Charged with Attempted Murder and additional crimes […]

Disgraced Pol’s Appeal Denied By Appeals Court — Pensions May Be Seized

Disgraced Pol’s Appeal Denied By Appeals Court — Pensions May Be Seized

Today, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit denied disgraced former Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson’s appeal of his federal trial judge’s order seizing his pension contributions assets that can be used to pay his $22,000 restitution penalty. Second Circuit […]

Daily News Calls Out CM Gibson For Quashing Own Traffic Ticket

Daily News Calls Out CM Gibson For Quashing Own Traffic Ticket

In a blistering editorial on Tuesday, the NY Daily News called on Bronx Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson to step aside as chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee for quashing a ticket given her for dangerous driving. The DN […]

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Enhancements for County District Attorneys 

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Enhancements for County District Attorneys 

​Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million In Funding for County District Attorneys  by Koi Germany, Staff Writer On the sunny steps of the Bronx Court House Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, joined by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Richmond County […]

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Baselining

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Baselining

The funding will enable the Bronx District Attorney to assign a single assistant DA–to eliminate delays and backlogs in trial cases–at every stage.

WYSK: Why shouldn’t the spotlight be on public offenders, too?

WYSK: Why shouldn’t the spotlight be on public offenders, too?

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 […]

New York FBI agents  removing boxes of evidence from the Morris Park residence of Norman Seabrook, who was arrested this morning.  [via www.newyorkcityinformer.com]

UPDATED: NYC Corrections union head arrested in corruption probe | NY Post

Correction Officers’ union chief Norman Seabrook was busted by the feds Wednesday morning on corruption charges.

Watch “COBA STATE OF UNION”

Watch “COBA STATE OF UNION”

COBA President Norman Seabrook delivers the State of the Union address for 2016.

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