Jon Campbell is a staff writer at the Village Voice, where he specializes in narrative journalism with a focus on legal issues and criminal justice. He began his career in California, and is a recipient of the 2009 Freedom of Information Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He holds a masters degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Also, he made a beer.
11 days ago | Politics
The New York Public Service Commission issued an order Thursday that will keep New York’s hundreds of shady private utility companies from preying on low-income customers, as they’ve done for many years. The order issued on Thursday will enact an ...
14 days ago | New York
The New York City Council passed a set of police oversight bills on Thursday that themselves contained a glaring oversight. The legislation, touted by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her colleagues, requires the NYPD to aggregate and pub...
16 days ago | NYPD
A set of modest police reforms that the City Council was supposed to vote on have been scrapped by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who instead quietly made a deal with the NYPD that allows the department to police themselves. Supporters of ...
21 days ago | NYPD
After five police officers were murdered in Dallas, Texas last night during a protest against police brutality, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters today that similar protests in New York City would be heavily policed, and promised a firm res...
22 days ago | Bill de Blasio
The New York City Campaign Finance Board harshly criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio's use of an outside fundraising group yesterday, suggesting that though the Campaign for One New York hadn’t technically broken the law, they essentially flouted the ...
24 days ago | Technology
When you have bad news to dump — say, about a poorly-conceived giveaway to corporate interests that has cost tens of millions of dollars and produced virtually nothing in return — take a cue from Governor Andrew Cuomo; dump it on a Friday, before ...