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Sexual Assault Becomes Focus of Public Discussion

Jan 11, 2016

Council Member Cumbo (photo: William Alatriste) Even before a horrific rape incident became the focus of news reports and statements from elected officials over the weekend, lawmakers and advocates planned to


City to Open Gun Courts to Expedite Prosecutions

Jan 08, 2016

A gun bust (photo: @NYCMayorsOffice) In an effort to reduce gun violence and gun-related crimes, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says the city intends to create specialized “gun courts” in each of


The Week That Was in New York Politics, Jan. 4-8

Jan 08, 2016

photo: Stanley Kubrick via Museum of the City of New York Gotham Gazette's Week in Review, Friday January 8 IMAGE OF THE WEEK: Penn Station rendering, via Governor Cuomo's office on flickr; Mayor