Crime and Justice

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New York’s ban on electronic weapons is being challenged by a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month.

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is bringing charges against a former portfolio manager in the state’s pension fund, saying he accepted bribes, including prostitutes and illegal drugs, from two hedge fund brokers. 

(Reading) -- A prosecutor in the midstate is believed to be the first one in the state to get a conviction under a new law meant to address human trafficking. Berks County Assistant District Attorney Carmen White brought an involuntary servitude charge against a man who provided a teenage girl with drugs, and threatened to tell others if she didn't have sex with him. 

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The New York Times’ investigation into racial bias in New York’s prisons has led Governor Cuomo to order his own investigation. But that could be long and costly.

(Keystone Crossroads) Re-entry programs focused on housing aren't uncommon, exactly. But it's rare for local public housing authorities to be involved, and rarer still for them to spearhead the initiatives. 

Ride-Sharing Could Curb Drunk Driving

Dec 6, 2016

(WXXI) The head of the State Association of Chiefs of Police has written to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting that he approve expansion of ride-sharing services in upstate New York to combat drunk driving. 

(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, which represents the state's prosecutors, has released a set of "best practice" guidelines on how to handle police-involved shootings. 

PA's "Porn Report" Won't Name Names

Nov 22, 2016

(Harrisburg) -- For months, a certain report has been hanging over the state Attorney General's office. The Gansler Report--or as many know it, simply "the porn report" was ordered by former AG Kathleen Kane in an effort to find out if pornography or other offensive material was being exchanged on government email servers. 


(WRVO) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has directed the New York State Police to create a hate crime investigation unit, in response to a number of racial incidents reported around the state since the presidential election Nov. 8.

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(WRVO) Siena Research Institute has released results of a survey that shows just how pervasive cyberbullying  is among teens across upstate New York.