Criminal Justice

Hochul appoints Conservative Chief Judge

We want to share with you State Senator Rivera’s statement regarding Governor Hochul’s nomination of Hector LaSalle to be New York State’s next Chief Judge. We share the Senator’s concerns and encourage you to express your opinion by calling Governor Hochul before it’s too late. Please call the Governor at 1-518-474-8390. Please also contact other elected officials[…]

Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem

This important documentary reveals the ways in which the misdemeanor system has led to the incarceration and deaths of countless people of color, in the United States. George Floyd and Eric Garner are among those lost. 13 million (or 80%) of all criminal cases are misdemeanors. This is the story of how crime is racialized.[…]

NWBI Tackles Criminal Justice Reform

Northwest Bronx Indivisible’s January meeting was a fascinating town hall on criminal justice reform. In a wide-ranging discussion, panelists Roger Clark, Filipe Vargas, Marty Galvin, and Anisah Sabur (bios are here) addressed two recently implemented laws making significant revisions to the criminal justice process in New York State: the bail reform law, and a law[…]

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