Black New Yorkers make up half of misdemeanor prosecutions in NYC, study finds
New research by the Center for Court Innovation shows that few prosecutions for minor crimes in 2019 and 2020 resulted in convictions or jail time, but they still deeply disrupted the lives of those who faced charges.
Feb 24, 11:19 AM
NY State Legislature Votes Unanimously To Criminalize Revenge Porn
New York could become the 42nd state to enact legislation combating the nonconsensual dissemination of intimate images.
Updated: Feb 28, 2019 3:31 PM
Brooklyn DA To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions
Eric Gonzalez expects to vacate at least 20,000 misdemeanor weed convictions.
Updated: Sep 7, 2018 6:18 PM
Judges Rule "Rape Cops" Must Serve Time Behind Bars
The disgraced former cops were trying to get their misdemeanor convictions thrown out.
Updated: Dec 19, 2012 4:03 PM
Subway Pervert Grinding, Ejaculating Aren't Felonies, Says NY's Highest Court
Apparently a 300-pound guy masturbating on a 14-year-old girl half his size in a crowded train car isn't "physical" enough for the the courts.
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 4:40 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Williamsburg Bridge Acrobats Spared From Felony Charges
Seanna Sharpe and Savage Skinner had their charges officially reduced to misdemeanors.
Updated: Oct 12, 2011 6:28 PM
7-Year-Old Girl: Man Sniffed, Fondled, Kissed My Feet At Library
A 7-year-old girl is traumatized after a man allegedly fondled, sniffed and kissed her feet at a library in Astoria.
Updated: Aug 25, 2011 10:39 AM
FDNY Paramedic Accused Of Rape Avoids Jail Time
Joel Pierce While the rape cop trial has garnered lots of
Updated: May 1, 2011 1:37 PM
Arts & Entertainment
The Situation's Brother Accused Of Punching Woman
That's current-day Marc in the right image, to the left of
Updated: Nov 1, 2010 2:15 PM
More Charges For Upstate Mosque-Harassing Teens
World Sufi Foundation The five teenagers charged with disrupting a religious
Updated: Sep 14, 2010 12:52 PM
Merger Of Bronx Courts Deemed Unconstitutional
The merger of the Bronx criminal and supreme courts has been
Updated: Feb 23, 2010 5:52 PM
Did the Senate Break the Law By Expelling Monserrate?
The Senate might have overstepped its bounds and broken the law
Updated: Feb 10, 2010 1:41 PM
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