Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reforms

"As we continue to reap the benefits of historic decreases in crime here in Brooklyn and across the country, now is the time to focus on reforming injustices in the system," said Eric Gonzalez

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Unveils Justice 2020 Reforms

By Brooklyn District Attorney’s Press Office

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive …

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

“In New York’s highly competitive job market, applicants and job seekers are particularly susceptible to fake employment scams." - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

NEW YORK, NY, Press Release (Manhattan District Attorney Office) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictments of OSMOND EWEKA, …

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

Expunging criminal records, that is, removing misdemeanor or felony charges from a rap sheet, would be the most tangible form of a second chance, but it isn’t so easy to wipe the slate clean in New York State: criminal records can only be sealed, and even then, this only pertains to certain crimes.

Recidivism and Expungement: How the Revolving Doors of Incarceration Can Be Closed for Good

BROOKLYN, (Workers World Today) – Although recidivism rates are widely acknowledged as the measure of our criminal justice system’s success, many …

Comptroller Stringer: New Marijuana Revenues Need to Go to Communities Most Impacted by Cannabis Enforcement

An analysis done by the Comptroller’s Office in May estimated the cannabis market could result in $336 million in annual tax revenue for the city, on top of $436 million for the state.

Comptroller Stringer: New Marijuana Revenues Need to Go to Communities Most Impacted by Cannabis Enforcement

Press Release (New York City Comptroller’s Office

New analysis identifies neighborhoods hit hardest by enforcement policies and offers road map for building

Civil Rights and Housing

Although segregation is illegal, realtors and landlords are still abiding by the past policies that allowed discrimination against minorities, especially African Americans, from buying homes and apartments.

Civil Rights and Housing

“Wealth is where past injustices breed present suffering,” says author Mehrsa Baradaran, in the Netflix Explained series. The racial wealth gap is “a measure

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

"The short-term home rental platform’s previous policy of displaying profile pictures throughout the booking process increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color, whether because of racial animus or implicit bias." - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

The company ends a booking policy that