What’s the practical impact of all these troopers—and, for that matter, the other police forces that patrol the bridges, tunnels, airports and train lines—on the city’s criminal justice system?
The de Blasio administration sometimes argues that its enforcement of low-level crimes like marijuana possession is driven by calls to 311. But there’s little indication that arrest numbers and call volume are related.
How have patterns in low-level busts changed since Bill de Blasio became mayor?
Through human tragedy and political crisis, the mayor has delivered on specific reform promises and kept crime low. But he has fallen short of the sweeping change advocates hoped he would engineer.
Amidst the splash created by Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to close Rikers, it’s somewhat surprising that there hasn’t been more attention to the future of broken-windows policing.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the state of marijuana laws in New York, but were afraid to ask, with Nushin Rashidian of Cannabis Wire and Danny Danko of High Times joining moderator Jarrett Murphy of City Limits.