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Broken Windows Policing, for the Police

February 2, 2018
Broken Windows Policing, for the Police

If we want to have a just society, we need to start giving police officers parking tickets.   A just society would give police officers parking tickets for violating the same rules that they enforce writes Slate, especially given the ongoing practice of NYPD officers giving family and friends “get out of jail free” parking placards.

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Nonprofit Board Liabilities: What Are the Legal Responsibilities of Your Board?

January 31, 2018

Individual members of a nonprofit board can be held responsible by entities such as the IRS for the illegal actions of the organization, writes NonProfit Pro in an overview of the legal and fiduciary obligations of board members.

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NYN Media Insights PODCAST: The “Heart of Darkness” In NYC’S Child Welfare System

January 26, 2018
NYN Media Insights PODCAST: The “Heart of Darkness” In NYC’S Child Welfare System

If an extraterrestrial observed New York City’s family court, it might think it was part of a system designed to oppress people of color, says anthropologist Tina Lee, who discusses in the NYN Media Insights podcast her research into the city’s child welfare system.

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NYN Media Insights PODCAST: Grading The Government On Fulfilling Contracts

January 18, 2018
NYN Media Insights PODCAST: Grading The Government On Fulfilling Contracts

New York state and city sometimes fail to pay their nonprofit vendors on time, but a new rating system gives organizations a way to fight back, according to two nonprofit leaders who discuss the effort in the latest NYN Media Insights podcast.

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Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

January 15, 2018
Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

The current naturalization process imposes prohibitive costs that prevent some immigrants from applying for U.S. citizenship, but a public-private partnership called NaturalizeNY has made some progress in combating barriers, reports Science X.

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As Speaker, Johnson to take a different approach to land use decisions

January 3, 2018
As Speaker, Johnson to take a different approach to land use decisions

New York City Councilman Corey Johnson, who will likely be elected as council speaker Wednesday, has suggested that he will give individual council members less authority in approving land use agreements, at least compared to his predecessor, Politico New York reports.

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Cash bail hurts the poor. New York’s governor wants to greatly limit it.

January 3, 2018
Cash bail hurts the poor. New York’s governor wants to greatly limit it.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at one of the justice system’s worst practices against the poor. As many as 9 out of 10 people in jail nationwide are there because they can’t afford bail, but momentum is growing to end monetary bail in most…

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The ‘Double Punishment’ for Black Undocumented Immigrants

December 30, 2017
The ‘Double Punishment’ for Black Undocumented Immigrants

Although only 7 percent of non-citizens in the U.S. are black, they make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds. Black people make up 20 percent of those facing deportation on criminal grounds but are only 7 percent of non-citizens in the…

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How They Did It: 10 Stories of Runaway Growth in Giving

December 26, 2017
How They Did It: 10 Stories of Runaway Growth in Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy details 10 stories when nonprofit leaders thought outside the box to secure millions of dollars within a short time in support of their organizations’ mission.

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Nonprofit expands effort to help low-level defendants with bail [video]

December 22, 2017
Nonprofit expands effort to help low-level defendants with bail [video]

The nonprofit Bronx Freedom Fund is expanding its effort to help low-income criminal defendants make bail, part of a national Bail Project which seeks to keep 160,000 people out of jail in the next five years, News 12 The Bronx reports.

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Man let out of prison has X0NER8ED license plate

December 22, 2017
Man let out of prison has X0NER8ED license plate

The New York Post profiles a man 10 years after he was exonerated and released from prison, comparing and contrasting how his story compares with the paths of other wrongfully convicted people post-prison.

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