Clusters of sex offenders living in boarding houses, cheap motels, and homeless shelters have become all too common in the decade since New York first implemented statewide residency restrictions for many sex offenders under parole supervision. These clusters can place additional burdens on low-income communities already struggling with high unemployment and poverty rates. And many don’t provide the stable, safe environments research has shown to be critical for successful reentry.
Like many pregnant teens, Arisleida Duarte found herself struggling to figure out child care and parenting—but unlike most, she did it behind bars.
A New York World investigation has found that between 2010 and 2012 as many as a third of all applicants have been denied access to the nursery program even though the two nurseries operate at less than half capacity.
The city routinely sanctions poor New Yorkers receiving cash assistance, but those penalties are often reversed when recipients appeal.
Breaking down the new rights afforded to married same-sex couples in New York State
State has taken action to block gun ownership in under a dozen cases
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs declares it won’t comply with New York mandate to report dangerously mentally ill
Councilmembers want New York City to track those convicted of cruelty
The seed of this story was a question: Did data exist that could offer a more objective view into the issue of NYPD summonses and race than was being offered in impassioned and political editorials? We soon found out that very few people knew where to find such data or if it even existed.
This week we launched a map showing where the NYPD is giving out pink slips for minor legal infractions, such as public drinking and riding a bike on a sidewalk. Now we would like to hear your opinion. Does the NYPD issue too many summonses or are pink slips necessary to keep order in the city?