Amidst Chaos On Rikers, AOC And Maloney Call On DAs To Ease Up On Bail
Currently, more than 4,400 people are being held on Rikers Island and in other city jails pre-trial, mostly due to bails they are unable to post.
Updated: Nov 23, 2021 2:00 AM
Crisis At Rikers: How NYC Judges Fueled An Increase In The City’s Jail Population
Twelve people have died in city jails so far this year. Data shows judges have contributed to the swelling detainee population. An analysis by Gothamist/WNYC and New York Focus shows who the top judges are.
Sep 27, 2021 9:02 AM
Public Defenders Allege NYPD Is Inventing A Crime Spike To Kill Bail Reform
"The only way to reconcile this is to conclude that the NYPD's repeated claims of rising crime are a story of their own making."
Mar 5, 2020 10:22 PM
Bail Reformers Say Bill Bratton And Others Are Trying To 'Scare The Public To Death'
'All of these actors want the power to have discretion to incarcerate anybody who they feel should be incarcerated. That is the key.'
Jan 13, 2020 7:39 PM
NYC CBS Affiliate Under Fire For 'Heinous' Anti-Bail Reform Story On De-Bunked HIV Myth
'For a news agency to produce this is incredibly inappropriate, particularly in New York City, the epicenter of the epidemic.'
Jan 9, 2020 7:32 PM
Judge Raises Harvey Weinstein's Bail As Mogul Settles Lawsuit With Some Accusers
The disgraced movie producer used a walker during his court appearance.
Dec 11, 2019 8:21 PM
Harvey Weinstein Accused Of Tampering With Ankle Monitor
The movie producer, who allegedly terrorized dozens of women, walked with a limp and clutched the arm of his associates.
Dec 6, 2019 6:24 PM
City Courts Are Getting Jump Start On Bail Reforms Ahead Of January 1st
'A lot of folks are currently incarcerated quite simply because they’re poor.'
Nov 4, 2019 9:34 PM
New Victims Emerge As Epstein Awaits Bail Hearing
A professor writing a book about Epstein also believes the financier built his worth through blackmail.
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 11:28 PM
Martin Shkreli So Sorry For Telling His Followers To Collect Hillary Clinton's Hair
Shkreli sent a letter begging a judge not to revoke his bail over an unhinged Facebook post urging his followers to grab samples of Hillary Clinton's hair.
Updated: Apr 12, 2018 3:02 AM
Momentum Builds For Ending Cash Bail System That Punishes The Poor
"When two people are accused of the same thing, the rich person is on the street and the poor person is in jail. It is discriminatory against the poor by definition."
Updated: Aug 10, 2017 10:01 PM
Man Claims He Spent Months On Rikers Because No One Told Him His Bail Was $1
He says he didn't find out until a jail chaplain paid his bail.
Updated: Jun 28, 2017 1:08 AM
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