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.
14 days ago | NYPD
In response to the death of 84-year-old Aglaia Gouaris, who was struck by a driver in Queens last week, the 109 Precinct has announced that it will be cracking down on jaywalking offenses. The decision was supported by Queens Assemblyman Mike Sima...
21 days ago | Media
Veteran journalist Sam Quinones is calling out CBS’s vaunted 60 Minutes newsmagazine, accusing them of ripping off his reporting without attribution for a recent segment on rising heroin use in American suburbs. In a lengthy post on his personal b...
21 days ago | Politics
Frank Serpico, the Brooklyn cop who exposed ridiculous, jaw-dropping levels of corruption in the NYPD in the 1970s, has lost his bid for a seat on a rural town council in upstate New York. Serpico had a round of press earlier this fall when the 79...
22 days ago | Gravity Knives NYC
New York City has paid out at least $347,500 over the past five years for false arrest and malicious prosecution claims related to NYPD enforcement of New York’s controversial “gravity knife” statute, according to settlement records obtained by th...
26 days ago | Bill de Blasio
After the murder of NYPD officer Randolph Holder last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised many when he announced a plan that would make it easier for judges to deny bail to defendants awaiting trial. The shock stems from the fact that mayor's dec...
1 month ago | Brooklyn
When Mark Hurst read David McCullouch’s history tome, 1776, which chronicles the early days of the American Revolution, it was the section detailing the events of the Battle of Brooklyn that really stuck out. Considered the first major battle of t...