The NYPD is still blaming jail releases, but the data simply doesn’t back that claim up.
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Government growth and abuses are not challenged nearly enough.
Police Agencies in New York and Los Angeles Drag Their Feet over Body Camera Footage and Misconduct Records
Efforts to force sunlight into police conduct have been thwarted by noncompliance.
The difference implies that the virus is much less deadly than it looks, but it also makes contact tracing a daunting challenge.
Phase 2 of Bill de Blasio's plan lets 300,000 New Yorkers start working again. But not all of them will rush back to the office.
Plus: firework conspiracy theories, jobless claims, another cop is arrested, and more...
AOC smashed her primary challengers, and her endorsement of a fellow progressive upstart helped end Rep. Eliot Engel's congressional career after 16 terms.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is creating a task force to crackdown on the sale and use of illegal fireworks.
Falling demand and strict social distancing requirements are leaving many restaurants with no path to profitability.
Airborne transmission is the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19.
The health department correctly recognizes that abstinence doesn't work, and kissing is riskier than sex.
A New York State Judge has ruled that the twin crises of civic unrest and coronavirus justify holding people without charge beyond the normal 24-hour limit.
There’s a lot of work to be done to prevent future George Floyds. Here are some baby steps.
Americans are simultaneously joining marches and hunkering down for a long, hot summer of discontent.
Aggressive police tactics are likely to worsen the situation.
The New York Times Recoils at the Predictable Consequences of the Mandatory COVID-19 Precautions It Supports
When mask-wearing and social distancing rules are legally enforceable, the potential for violence cannot be avoided.
Regulations are making it harder for restaurants in NYC to adapt to COVID-19.
The NYPD's Violent COVID-19 Arrests Show It Hasn't Learned Much in the 6 Years Since Eric Garner's Death
To the NYPD, everything still looks like a nail.
The same weekend, the NYPD tweeted pictures of its officers peacefully handing out masks.
On the same day Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jews came out for a funeral, hundreds were gathering elsewhere in New York City to watch a military flyover.
Deeming a Lawsuit Moot, SCOTUS Passes Up a Chance to Correct Judicial Disrespect for the Second Amendment
The Court decided that New York City's revision of its restrictions on transporting guns gave the plaintiffs what they sought.
Are the California numbers wildly off, or is New York different in important ways?
Transit wonks are debating which mode of transportation was most responsible for the country's worst COVID-19 outbreak.
NYPD Cops, Some Without Masks, Detain Small Boy for Being Alone on Subway. His Parents Were in the Next Car.
City officials have asked NYPD to reduce arrests since there's a global pandemic happening. The commissioner said he'd do no such thing.
Plus: Vote shamers should check their privilege, little change in Biden vs. Trump poll, and more...
A hapless mayor and overpraised governor made false promises, gave inaccurate health information, and helped turn Gotham into the pandemic's epicenter, according to The New York Times
Death data from New York State demonstrates a stark difference between the two contagious viruses
Not every apparent violation of a quarantine order is a risk to other people, and not all need to be (or can be) enforced equally.
Q&A with Duke's Michael C. Munger, who also believes that big cities will see rationing and that higher education will never be the same.
It's authoritarian—and unnecessary.
Another 300 low-level offenders set to be released, but the city’s jails house more than 5,000.
A uniform national response risks doing more harm than good in a nation that’s not uniform.
Jail officials urge more and faster releases as the virus spreads between staff and inmates.
Scientists, teachers, and parents are asking: Why is one of the most coronavirus-impacted cities keeping its schools open "at all cost"?
Plus: Man jailed for licking ice cream that wasn't his, decriminalizing polygamy in Utah, and more...
The presidential candidate's explanation of his sudden reversal on the issue is utterly implausible.
Two non-profit groups argued that developers had been improperly awarded a building permit for a 112-unit condo building on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
City reports and industry find taxes, regulation, and permitting delays are often a bigger drag on small businesses than rising rents.
The former New York mayor is being called a racist for his former support of searching young minorities without cause.
The city's overzealous commission has ordered the company to stop selling dolls some said were racial caricatures.