Marked by the 2015 Paris Attacks, and Now Defending the Accused

Half the lawyers speaking for the 20 men charged with involvement in the massacre belong to a young generation in France scarred by a spate of terrorist acts.

#abdeslam-salah, #crime-and-criminals, #legal-profession, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism

Is Crime That Bad, or Are the Vibes Just Off?

A debate on the reality of crime in America with ​​Alex Kingsbury and Rafael Mangual.

#audio-neutral-informative, #boudin-chesa, #crime-and-criminals, #kingsbury-alex-journalist, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rafael-mangual

Democrats Need to Understand the Real Message San Francisco Sent

The conflation of criminal-justice reform with urban disorder is a threat to the party across the country.

#boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #california, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #newsom-gavin, #primaries-and-caucuses, #san-francisco-calif

Crime and Political Punishment

Voters are justifiably upset, but they’ll probably support the wrong people.

#crime-and-criminals, #midterm-elections-2022, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-reform

Gov. Hochul Is Clear Target of Democratic Rivals in Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul was placed on the defensive for much of the first debate of the three Democratic candidates for governor.

#crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #primaries-and-caucuses, #suozzi-thomas-r, #williams-jumaane-d

Fiji Hands Over Superyacht That U.S. Says Is Tied to Russian Oligarch

The handover of the Amadea is the latest development in a global effort to seize the assets of oligarchs with ties to Russia’s president.

#boats-and-boating, #crime-and-criminals, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fiji, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

What to Watch in Today’s Primary Elections in California, New Jersey and More

Crime and homelessness loom large in California, Democrats look for some rays of light in a rough year, and dozens of House races will take shape for the fall midterms.

#crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

In San Francisco, Democrats Are at War With Themselves Over Crime

Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city.

#boudin-chesa, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #elections-district-attorneys, #homeless-persons, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif

Democrats Face Pressure on Crime from Their Own Base

Not long ago, the party was focused on police reform, but rising fears of violence, especially among communities of color, have led candidates to change course.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

America Is Under the Gun

Will we rise up to face the rising tide of violence?

#buffalo-ny, #connecticut, #crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #republican-party, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #senate, #social-media, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex

Subway Killing Suspect Told Riders to Put Phones Away, Prosecutor Says

After Andrew Abdullah fatally shot a Q train passenger, others in the same car feared they would be next, a prosecutor told a judge on Wednesday.

#canal-street-manhattan-ny, #crime-and-criminals, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022

A New Kind of Drug

How the country’s drug problem is changing, and why it’s growing.

#addiction-psychology, #crime-and-criminals, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-storyline-no, #smuggling

Relatives Charged in Exorcism Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

The child died from asphyxiation at a Pentecostal church in San Jose, Calif., as her mother, uncle and grandfather tried to expel what they believed was an “evil spirit,” the authorities said.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #crime-and-criminals, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pentecostal-churches, #religion-and-belief, #san-jose-calif

Police Fatally Shoot a Man in the Bronx, Officials Say

The death came just days after officers in the borough killed a 25-year-old man who officials said had fired first during a chase.

#crime-and-criminals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #south-bronx-bronx-ny

Democrats’ Mystery: How to Brighten a Presidency and a National Mood

Crucial left-leaning voters have soured on President Biden, and Americans of all stripes are angry. Democratic leaders can’t agree on what to tell them.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brown-shontel, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #ryan-timothy-j-1973, #turner-nina-1967, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Drug Sentencing Bill Is in Limbo as Midterm Politics Paralyze Congress

A broadly supported bipartisan measure to eliminate a racial disparity in drug sentencing faces a difficult road as Republicans seek to weaponize the issue of crime against Democrats.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #senate, #sentences-criminal, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Crime, New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams Is Stuck in 1994

Tired ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric is not the solution to crime in 2022.

#adams-eric-l, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Seven Lessons Democrats Need to Learn — Fast

Retooling the party for an age of disorder.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #inflation-economics, #national-debt-us, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Eric Adams’s Speech Offers Visions for New York City Recovery

Mayor Eric Adams emphasized that he planned to focus on public safety and inequality as keys to the city’s comeback after the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #budgets-and-budgeting, #crime-and-criminals, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #police, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc

Cities Want to Return to Prepandemic Life. One Obstacle: Transit Crime.

Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.

#assaults, #atlanta-ga, #buses, #chicago-ill, #chicago-transit-authority, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #lightfoot-lori, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #ryan-kevin-k, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #solis-hilda-l, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-areas, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

America’s Pandemic P.T.S.D.

We underestimate the extreme trauma that society has endured, and still lives with, at our own peril.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #grief-emotion, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Faulty Subway Cameras in Brooklyn Shooting Were Flagged Days Earlier

Maintenance workers on Sunday inspected the cameras at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn, where a gunman wounded 10 and left 13 injured, and discovered a connection problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #mass-shootings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #security-and-warning-systems, #subways, #transit-systems

Subway Attack Heightens Pressure on Mayor Adams to Combat Gun Violence

Mayor Eric Adams ran on a public safety message. He says crime is a national problem, but faces growing pressure to tackle it in New York City.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

U.S. Crackdown Targets Boxing Figure Accused of Organized Crime

Daniel Kinahan is accused of leading an Irish organized crime group, and he has been involved with some of boxing’s biggest stars, including Tyson Fury.

#boxing, #crime-and-criminals, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #office-of-foreign-assets-control-united-states-treasury, #organized-crime, #treasury-department

A Rise in Murders Upends a Sense of Progress in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush

The killing of a 12-year-old boy in the neighborhood captured how a spike in shootings during the pandemic is complicating recovery in less affluent neighborhoods.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #lewin-kade-d-2022, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #williams-jumaane-d

New York’s Bail Laws Are Changing Again. Here’s How.

Governor Kathy Hochul pushed for a rewrite of the 2019 laws governing the criminal justice system.

#adams-eric-l, #albany-ny, #bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

Mayor Adams’s First 100 Days: A Focus on Crime, Covid and Crises

Eric Adams has served as a cheerleader for New York City’s revival while taking an aggressive stance against homeless encampments and signs of lawlessness.

#adams-eric-l, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #homeless-persons, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs

New burdens, low pay and pandemic malaise prompted the resignations of a fifth of the legal work force in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.

#bragg-alvin, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #clark-darcel-d, #crime-and-criminals, #district-attorneys, #hochul-kathleen-c, #legal-aid-society, #legal-profession, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #staten-island-nyc, #work-life-balance

Biden’s $5.8 Trillion Budget Pivots Toward Economic and Security Concerns

The president released his latest budget proposal amid war in Ukraine and concerns at home about rising costs.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #federal-budget-us, #income-tax, #police, #police-reform, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

With a Center-Leaning Budget, Biden Bows to Political Reality

The president’s budget addresses the main attack lines that Republicans are using against him and his Democratic allies in Congress in the run-up to the midterm congressional elections.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #police, #republican-party, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Philanthropists Push Police Searches of DNA Databases

When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases, deep-pocketed donors can.

#crime-and-criminals, #crowdfunding-internet, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #gofundme, #philanthropy, #police

As Adams Toughens on Crime, Some Fear a Return to ’90s Era Policing

With violent crime surging, Mayor Eric Adams is testing how much policing a changed New York City will tolerate.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

Nine Mass Shootings

A violent weekend highlights America’s continuing crime wave.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #internal-storyline-no, #loneliness, #mass-shootings, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Pledging to ‘Stay in My Lane,’ Jackson Defends Her Record

As Republicans suggested she was soft on crime, particularly when it came to child sexual abuse, and an extremist on matters of race, the Supreme Court nominee pushed back.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #cruz-ted, #durbin-richard-j, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #republican-party, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Push for More Restrictive Bail Law Gains a Key Ally: Gov. Hochul

Ms. Hochul wants to expand the list of crimes eligible for bail in New York, and give judges the power to consider a defendant’s “dangerousness” in setting bail for certain crimes.

#bail, #budgets-and-budgeting, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

Ghislaine Maxwell and the Juror Who Kept His Past a Secret

Juror No. 50 in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial withheld his history of abuse. That doesn’t make him a bad juror.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #maxwell-ghislaine, #sexual-harassment

The Police Aren’t Exactly Running Out of Cash

There is no real relationship between crime rates and police budgets.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

Woman’s Dismembered Body Is Found in Shopping Cart in Brooklyn

The grisly discovery was made early Thursday morning, and the police are investigating.

#brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

As Biden Pivots, Democrats Seek to Salvage His Domestic Agenda

The president repackaged his sweeping domestic policy plan with more centrist language, but it remained unclear whether Congress would resurrect key elements of his agenda.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #house-of-representatives, #inflation-economics, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #state-of-the-union-message-us, #supply-chain, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Brutal Beatings on Rikers Island Were Hidden From Public View

One man was paralyzed from the neck down. Another landed in a coma. Neither injury was documented properly in the New York City jail system awash in disorder.

#assaults, #correction-department-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #paralysis, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

How Brutal Beatings in N.Y.C. Jails Were Hidden From Public View

One man being held on Rikers Island was paralyzed from the neck down. Another landed in a coma. Neither injury was documented properly in a jail system awash in disorder.

#assaults, #correction-department-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #paralysis, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

London Breed and the Return of Tough-on-Crime Democrats

A party at war with itself can provide neither greater peace nor sustainable reform.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #boudin-chesa, #breed-london, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #san-francisco-calif, #urban-areas

How This ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Balances Politics and Public Safety

As his peers around the country face fierce criticism, Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, is navigating a narrow path so far.

#bragg-alvin, #brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #elections-district-attorneys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Putin’s War on Ukraine: Rising Outrage

Readers question the decision not to send U.S. troops into Ukraine and speculate about Russia’s motives and timing. Also: Justice reforms and crime rates.

#bail, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #defense-and-military-forces, #new-york-city, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.Y.C. Council Leader Caught Between Members and Mayor on Crime Issue

Adrienne Adams will play a leading role as New York City leaders confront a spike in violence that has gained national attention.

#adams-adrienne-1960, #city-council-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

Eric Adams Proposes a Slimmer $98 Billion Budget With Flat Police Funding

The mayor’s first budget proposal called for across-the-board cuts to most city agencies, as well as a reduction in the city’s work force.

#adams-eric-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

These Policies Were Supposed to Help Black People. They’re Backfiring.

By aiming for racial “equity” in criminal justice, reformers have neglected the foundational purpose of law and order.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #new-york-city

Louisville Mayoral Candidate Says Gunman Shot at Him in Campaign Office

The candidate, Craig Greenberg, was unharmed, but the attack left a bullet hole in his sweater. A man was charged with attempted murder, the police said.

#crime-and-criminals, #elections-mayors, #greenberg-craig, #louisville-ky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Greenwich Woman Who Secretly Made Videos of Children Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes

Hadley Palmer, 53, pleaded guilty to making images of children in intimate situations at her home in Belle Haven, a wealthy Connecticut enclave. The court record was sealed over an A.P. reporter’s objection.

#associated-press, #belle-haven-greenwich-conn, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #children-and-childhood, #connecticut, #crime-and-criminals, #greenwich-conn, #hadley-palmer, #hedge-funds, #john-f-blawie, #privacy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex-crimes

How Bruce Blakeman Used a Mask Rebellion to Revive His Career

Since a surprise win on Long Island, Bruce Blakeman has been on a seemingly single-minded mission to challenge and defy Gov. Kathy Hochul over mask mandates.

#bail, #blakeman-bruce-a, #conservatism-us-politics, #crime-and-criminals, #elections-county-executives, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government