Post Tagged with: "criminal justice"

District attorneys annual Winter Meeting luncheon honoring five prosecutors with the prestigious Hogan Award and Morgenthau Awards. Photo courtesy of DAASNY.

District Attorneys Annual Winter Meeting Honors 5, including Bronx ADA

On February 3, 2019, Albany County District Attorney, President of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, David Soares was joined by District Attorneys and senior law enforcement officials from around the state for a luncheon to […]

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.

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 […]

Opinion: Robert Siano, Independence and Strength to Clean Up The Bronx

Opinion: Robert Siano, Independence and Strength to Clean Up The Bronx

For as long as most of us can remember, the Bronx Democratic political machine has pulled the strings in the borough. Bronx voters expect to have their voices heard each November, but by then, it’s usually too late. By election […]

by · October 25, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Elections, Op Ed
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Schneiderman To Investigate Mt. Vernon Woman’s Death in Police Custody

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman confirmed Monday he will launch a full-scale investigation into the death Raynette Turner, an African American mother of eight, who died last week while in the custody of the Mount Vernon Police Department. The probe […]

by · August 4, 2015 · Government, News, Police Affairs
A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

The AP’s Jake Pearson reports “NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects” “Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won’t face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Crime, Government
BRONXTALK: Unrest in Baltimore, Obama in the Bronx

BRONXTALK: Unrest in Baltimore, Obama in the Bronx

Last night’s BronxTalk took a look at the root causes of the unrest in Baltimore, President Obama in the Bronx, police shootings, reforms to the criminal justice code, and standing up to violence in the Bronx during the heat of summer. In […]

by · May 5, 2015 · Local News, News
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SENATOR RIVERA: Bronx Freedom Fund Releases First Year of Results & Inspires City-wide Bail Fund

BRONX FREEDOM FUND RELEASES FIRST YEAR OF RESULTS   State Senator Gustavo Rivera’s First Law Helps 140 Bronxites Successfully Avoid Unnecessary Jail Time in First Year and Inspires City-wide Bail Fund    (Bronx, NY) – The Bronx Freedom Fund has released its one year report highlighting its […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Local News, News