Update, May 19: Judge Ronald Zweibel this morning sentenced Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail with time served and time off for good behavior, plus five years probation. She'll finish out her sentence at Rikers, where she's been housed since being found guilty on Monday, May 5. She's also required ... More >>
Well, folks, last week, the Adrian Schoolcraft saga finally made it into the "ripped from the headlines" realm of Dick Wolf's television empire with an episode of Law and Order: SVU titled "Internal Affairs" that aired October 9. This episode is a curious mash-up of three stories that have carried ... More >>
Floods, fear, and FEMA failures
Shocking images back up what we've been reporting for years: New York City's jails are houses of horror
Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man accused of killing and dismembering 8-year-old Borough Park boy Leiby Kletzky last month, has been deemed fit to stand trial after pleading not guilty. He was arraigned today on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges. Reports also came out today about Aron's be ... More >>
Back in June 2008, the Voice examined the controversial beating death of a mentally ill inmate in the jail ward at Bellevue Hospital Center. We reported exclusively that Patrick Miller was beaten severely by five correction officers in May 2007, and that beating probably led to his death by h ... More >>
Growing old without dignity: Uncle Paul killed Aunt Helen and then tried to kill himself. They were already dead to most of us.
Every nascent band Brooklyn spot Goodbye Blue Monday ever booked now has a chance to give back
Mailer on Ali's knockout of George Foreman to regain the championship: "His opponent was attacking, and there were no ropes behind the opponent. What a dislocation: the axes of his existence were reversed! He was the man on the ropes! Then a big projectile exactly the size of a fist in a glove drove ... More >>
Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all
Rikers officers encourage gang violence: surprising testimony and the stats to back it up
Giuliani campaigns as a Catholic, but he's on the outs with God
On the psycho/genius double helix and XXX appeal of Kool Keith
Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned
Battling mental illness with a paintbrush
Thousands of New York inmates have hepatitis C. Only a few hundred get treatment.
An assault in Brooklyn that never made it into the ballyhooed NYPD stats
On the Set, the Street, and at Dinner With 'X' Director Spike Lee
Young dance artists confront the discouraging logistics of working in New York now
Community Fights Doe Fund Shelter
Bruce Springsteen Has Been Proposed As a New Jersey Senate Candidate. Boss?
The Missing and the Dead
Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba
If Bedrooms Are for Sleeping, Why Wont the Mayor Build More?
Interviews by Dave Kihara, Sharon Lerner & Coco McPherson. Photographs by Hiroyuki Ito, Mayita Mendez, Michael Schmelling & Michael Sofronski
Rudy's Senate Ambitions Prompt Reversal on City's Upstate Homeless Camp
Hasty discharges may put Manhattan Psychiatric Center patients at risk
Or, what happens when an honest citizen calls a cop an asshole