Cops & Courts

City Council Votes to Notify Incarcerated Individuals When Bail is Less than $10

City Council Votes to Notify Incarcerated Individuals When Bail is Less than $10

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio On Tuesday, the New York City Council voted to pass a bill which requires the Department of Correction to inform incarcerated people– and their lawyers–when they are being held on a bail amount of less than $10. Activists working with incarcerated individuals have long been fighting to find a […]

Police Officer on Trial for 2016 Shooting Draws Protest

Police Officer on Trial for 2016 Shooting Draws Protest

Hawk Newsome raised his fist in protest at a Bronx courthouse Monday morning, his bellowing voice demanding attention amidst the roar of street traffic at rush hour. As nearby court officers yelled instructions to potential jurors, Newsome struggled to jolt New Yorkers out of their morning commute daze. Newsome, a 41-year-old full-time activist who founded […]

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