Criminal Justice

Jayshukh and Aruna Bulsara help their son to put on his robes after he was officially sworn in, while his wife Christine DeLorenzo looked on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

First South Asian Judge for 2nd Circuit in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, South Asian November 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

After being sworn in during an investiture ceremony in Brooklyn, Sanket Bulsara became the first judge of South Asian descent for the Second Circuit, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Liza Jessie Peterson (Photo by Ani Berberian via Amsterdam News)

A Drama on ‘America’s Most Urgent Human Rights Crisis’

Criminal Justice, Culture, Manhattan September 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

A one-woman show about mass incarceration opens Sept. 13 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Eric González was born and raised in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Eric González in Historic Race for Brooklyn DA

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Puerto Rican April 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric González, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to be the first Latino district attorney elected in the state of New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Judge tk on left and judge tk on right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Two New Chinese Judges Share Their Faith in Law

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York January 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Two Chinese-American women recently named as judges speak with Sing Tao Daily about how they became lawyers and what the new positions mean for them.

The planned New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Courtesy of design firm Perkins Eastman)

2017: A Year of Challenges for New Yorkers

Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.

A patron views footage on a screen at the New Documents exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center. (Photo By Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Citizen Journalism on Exhibit in the South Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice August 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

“New Documents,” on display at the Bronx Documentary Center, features photos and videos from around the world captured by eyewitnesses to expose injustice, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Pamela Harris (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Embracing Politics on Coney Island

Black, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Government, Youth May 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Pamela Harris, who represents Coney Island, Seagate and parts of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the New York State Assembly, talks with Brooklyn Daily Eagle about her years as a correction officer at Rikers Island and her work in getting Coney Island Generation Gap off the ground.

A Brooklyn protestor at a $15 minimum wage/Black Lives Matter rally (Photo by Ramon Vera via El Diario)

A Day of Protests in New York

Black, Criminal Justice, Elections 2016, Labor, Latino, Politics April 15, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Around NYC on April 14, rallies and protests were held against Donald Trump, in favor of a $15 minimum wage and to urge the closing of Rikers Island. El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de Mexico USA report on the events.

BRIC TV

‘Sentenced to Fail’ – Talking Race and Incarceration in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Video March 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm

A town hall discussion, held by BRIC TV and The Marshall Project, explores the racial inequalities in the justice system that lock up people of color and threaten their communities.

Left to right: Peter Liang's mother, John Chan and Eddie Chiu at an earlier press conference (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Welcome Thompson’s Recommendation on Liang

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Police March 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Chinese community leaders welcomed Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Peter Liang not be imprisoned, Sing Tao Daily reports.

BRIC TV ‘Town Hall’ on Race and Mass Incarceration Planned

BRIC TV ‘Town Hall’ on Race and Mass Incarceration Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice March 16, 2016 at 11:41 am

BRIC will present a town hall on race and mass incarceration for March 24.

Mark-Viverito on Voting, Rikers Island and More

Mark-Viverito on Voting, Rikers Island and More

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke to community and ethnic media on a wide range of topics at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Feb. 18.

Beyond Words: Translating Indigenous Communities
Cultural and social factors are a challenge for court interpretation in indigenous languages.

Beyond Words: Translating Indigenous Communities

Cultural and social factors are a challenge for court interpretation in indigenous languages.

Beyond Words: Translating Indigenous Communities
Cultural and social factors are a challenge for court interpretation in indigenous languages.

言詞之外:翻譯原住民社區

2015年四月弗朗西斯科.關奇克.阿布拉西歐(Francisco Guachiac Ambrocio)失踪了,直到那年年底他才被找到。在整整八個月的時間裡,他的家人唯一確知的是這位54歲的危地馬拉移民在布魯崙賓臣墟的一條街上被警察逮捕了,除此之外他們聽說的所有消息都是傳言。

Marcus Garvey House, Brownsville, Brooklyn (Wikipedia via The Amsterdam News)

Brownsville Reacts in a Murky Case

African American, Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Youth January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The Amsterdam News went to Brownsville to speak with residents about the alleged rape that recently took place in a playground there.