Jabbar Collins's lawsuit against the city and state for his 16-year wrongful imprisonment has been a groundbreaking case. The case forced former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to testify under oath about misconduct in his office for the first time. It led to the telling deposition of top p ... More >>
On Thursday, New York state agreed to pay Jabbar Collins $3 million for his 16-year wrongful imprisonment. It was the latest in a string of high-profile, high-priced settlements this year stemming from wrongful convictions in New York city during the crack era. In January, the city agreed to pay Dav ... More >>
The City Council today announced the key figures who will be charged with dividing up the city into new districts based on Census data. It's the next redistricting frontier! The announcement of the Council's appointments comes on the same day that important news broke in the statewide redistrict ... More >>
As Albany continues to struggle with redistricting, a federal judge from Brooklyn has formally called for a "special master" to oversee the process, signaling a lack of faith in the state legislature to get things done in a timely or fair manner. Judge Dora Irizarry, who serves in the US District ... More >>
D.A. Hynes and Rackets chief VecchioneJabbar Collins, the jailhouse lawyer who has been battling for more than a decade to prove his innocence in the 1994 murder of a Brooklyn rabbi, was told this morning that he's going home. The move came after officials of Brooklyn D.A. Joe Hynes's office ... More >>
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