Debbie Nathan

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Jesse Friedman: The Interview

    This week's cover story tells the story of Jesse Friedman, who in 1987, as a teenager, was caught up in a public hysteria built on suspicions that he and his father had sexually abused the nine- and 10-year-old students who attended the computer classes they taught in their home. Friedman was railro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    NYPD Crime Stats Manipulation Widespread, Must Be Investigated, Criminologists Say

    Two criminologists offer their take on this week's Voice cover story about the secret NYPD investigation which confirmed allegations by Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft of downgrading of crime reports in the 81st Precinct. By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman Vindication! The newly exposed New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Lara Logan: The Rape Question, and a Scandalous NYPD Connection

    Lara Logan​After news of the vicious attack last Friday in Cairo on CBS reporter Lara Logan, the worms started crawling out of the woodwork. So far, the foremost twit on Twitter has been NYU fellow Nir Rosen, whose crassness cost him his job, as my colleague, Joe Coscarelli, notes. But all this s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Ray Kelly, Hounded by Voice Revelations, To Revamp NYPD Handling of Sex Crime Complaints

    ​Eight months after the Voice's NYPD Tapes series began revealing widespread manipulation of crime statistics — including the downgrading of rape complaints that in at least one case allowed a predator to continue his assaults — a commission appointed by Police Commissioner Ray Kel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    The NYPD Tapes and New York's Dailies: An Annotated History

    Click to Enlarge.​​February 2, 2010: The New York Daily News reports on a suspended NYPD officer named Adrian Schoolcraft, who alleges widespread downgrading of crimes in the NYPD's 81st Precinct. No mention of the existence of audio tapes is made.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Voice's NYPD Tapes to Get a Hearing by FBI Officials

    By Michael Cohen ​FBI officials will hear excerpts from the recordings of police bosses' harangues at street cops to manipulate crime stats, revealed in the Voice's NYPD Tapes series, when two criminologists present their research at a crime data conference at John Jay College later today. P ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2010

    NYPD Tapes 3: A Detective Comes Forward About Downgraded Sexual Assaults

    When even attempted rapes are being downgraded to misdemeanors, is the public safe?

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Times Follows Voice Exclusive, Stiffs Us on Credit

    ​Hey, look! The New York Times has got around to chasing some Village Voice exclusives about how the NYPD is so hot for downgrading crime statistics, they've been classifying sexual assaults as misdemeanors! In particular, the Voice brought you the story of journalist Debbie Nathan, who was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "The Guy's Shoes Are Gone"

    Chad Griffith​ Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Here's today's outtake.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    More Questions Raised About NYPD Handling of Sexual Assaults

    Chad Griffith​In the wake of the "NYPD Tapes" article, yesterday the Voice wrote about the case of Debbie Nathan, who was the victim of an attempted rape that was initially classified as a misdemeanor. In the Voice piece, the director of an umbrella group of rape crisis advocacy organizations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    NYPD Forced to Apologize Publicly to Rape Victim for Downgrading Her Attack

    ​Last week, the Voice revealed that a cop had audiotaped his superior officers during roll calls at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn for more than a year. Those tapes show vividly that NYPD street cops are told by superiors to "downgrade" crime reports whenever possible, such as convincing a vic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "At a Crime Scene ... Don't Pee in the Toilet"

    Chad Griffith​Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008 and Oct. 31, 2009. As there was far more of note than could fit in the pages of last week's issue of the Voice, we'll be ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Culture Clash

    '86–'95: From Evangelicals to Trannies, the First Gulf War to Tupac Shakur

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Lust Horizons

    The 'Voice' and the women's movement

  • NYC Life

    January 25, 2005

    Open House

    Bhagavan Das, Chakra yoga, no meat, soy milk, and Jesse Friedman

  • Film

    May 27, 2003

    All in the Family

    The Hissing of Summer Lawns

  • News

    January 14, 2003

    Persecuting Pee-wee

    A Child-Porn Case That Threatens Us All