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Police Need New Approach to Deal with the Mentaly Ill

Apr 06, 2010

/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/leia/ In 2008, New York City police arrived at the Bedford Stuyvesant home of Iman Morales, a 35-year old man with a psychiatric diagnosis. Distraught and naked, Morales had climbed out

 

Suits Would Burden Foster Parents, Court Rules

Mar 23, 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/katiecowden/ Jacob Harris was born in 2004, with traces of cocaine, opiates, marijuana and methadone in his body Dutchess County child welfare officials placed him with a foster mother, Diane Sherwood,

 

Fewer Prisoners, Fewer Prisons?

Mar 17, 2010

CC BY-SA 2.0 The Marcy Correctional Facility in upstate Oneida County. It seems simple. With prison populations declining and crime rates plummeting, Gov. David Paterson has proposed closing four upstate

 

How to Fix New York's State Police

Mar 05, 2010

billfromesm, Flickr When the New York Times revealed that state troopers had been part of an alleged effort by Gov. David Paterson's office to convince a woman not to

 

Teaching and Electioneering Don't Mix, Court Finds

Feb 09, 2010

from photo (cc) flcker/baklein62 Public school teachers have constitutional rights to wear political buttons while in school, according to the United Federation of Teachers. But not according to the United

 

Courts Consider When a Rioter Stops Rioting

Dec 02, 2009

from photo (cc) Oquendo In the city of parades, the chain of events sparked by the parade that was like no other may finally be ending -- nine years later. The

 

Crime Falls, but Why -- and at What Cost?

Oct 14, 2009

Photo (cc) Marcos Vasconcelos Photography This is one in a series, to run between now and Election Day, examining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's record in key areas. For more on the mayor's