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.
3 days ago | Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio vigorously defended Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte today after a report from the city's Department of Investigation found that he and his staff were in the habit of taking trips to the Hamptons, Coasta...
20 days ago | Bill de Blasio
In 2013, a self-styled crusader set out to raise the alarm over a lack of transparency in New York government. "The City is inviting waste and corruption by blocking information that belongs to the public," the crusader said, angered that official...
1 month ago | Politics
U.S. attorney general and Deliverance extra Jeff Sessions engaged in some budgetary saber rattling yesterday, threatening to make good on a Trump Administration executive order that promised to withhold federal funding from cities that resist its ...
2 months ago | Donald Trump
President Donald Trump signed a revised version of his travel ban on Monday, more than a month after the original executive order caused chaos at the nation’s airports and was ultimately blocked by federal courts. According to a fact sheet sent to...
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2 months ago | Immigration
The threats posed to immigrant communities by the Trump Administration are real and metastasizing daily, and people are understandably on high alert for whatever might be coming next. Some of that well-warranted vigilance is amplified on social me...