Criminal Justice

Carmen Arriaga. South Bronx residents spoke about the transfer of minors form the Rikers Island prison to the Horizon Juvenile Center. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minors to Be Transferred from Rikers to the Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice, Youth October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

As the Raise the Age policy takes effect Bronx residents welcome the arrival of almost 100 minors from Rikers Island to a detention center, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYS Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou (holding mic), who represents Chinatown, held an emergency meeting about the City's decision to build a new determination center downtown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Furious at New Jail Plan

Asian, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York August 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community leaders in Chinatown are angry that the city planned a new detention center without consulting the community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Ale Murphy, an activist from the Upper West Side, holds a sign equating "Broken Windows" policing with the death of Eric Garner, who was arrested for selling loose cigarettes. Murphy was among the protesters outside the office of the Manhattan Institute yesterday, where some taped red hands with the names of people killed by the NYPD to the door. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Report: NYPD Continues to Discriminate Against Minorities

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino July 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

A report by the Police Reform Organizing Project denounces ongoing abusive and discriminatory practices by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“Many people have their lives ruined because they’re unable to afford cash bail,” said Julian. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via the Bronx Free Press)

Evaluating the Bail Bond System

Criminal Justice, Economy, New York June 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a roundtable discussion.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

Coss Marte, founder of the ConBody gym, where the training is based on an exercise routine he developed in prison. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

From Jail to Ex-Con Employer

Business, Criminal Justice, Manhattan, New York, Sports December 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Coss Marte, of Dominican origin, was sentenced to 7 years and developed an exercise routine to do in jail. Today, he hires ex-convicts at the gym he owns, which he wants to turn into a franchise, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.