Yesterday's announcement that the NYPD will double its gang task-force to combat violence among young teens in rival street crews will likely help reduce some violence but it does little to address its root causes."Operation Crew Cut" will dedicate some of its resources to combating the growing tren ... More >>
Look hard enough, and you'll find rarer white mulberry trees.
The five boroughs of New York are quite literally lined with mulberry trees, whose purple berries - something like blackberries in appearance - stain the city's sidewalks and streets every year around this season. But New Yorkers are ge ... More >>
When Yelky Ramos, a 20-year-old undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic, was filling out college applications, her counselor told her that she would have a rough time getting the scholarships she needed.
"My counselor said, 'There's a lot of great opportunities out there, but unfortu ... More >>
Criminologists Eli Silverman, of John Jay College, and John Eterno, of Molloy College, offer one of their periodic opinion pieces about the NYPD. This one is about the intersection between the recent police corruption scandals and what they call the "distorted use of and lack of transparency of Comp ... More >>
The Taliban has joined al Qaeda in admitting that Osama Bin Laden is in fact dead. Bin Laden "embraced martyrdom as per the Will of the Almighty Allah during an abrupt attack by the American invading soldiers," as per their statement. In other Bin Laden-related news, the U.S. has demanded to know ... More >>
It's been quite a week for Tony Kushner, starting with an invitation to receive an honorary degree from John Jay College being revoked, and ending with his new play opening last night at the Public Theater -- and Kushner meeting the protesters who were there on his behalf.
John Jay had plann ... More >>
Two criminologists are drawing a connection between the NYPD's looming ticket fixing scandal and "fixing" complaint reports to manipulate crime statistics.
In an article provided to the Voice, Professors John Eterno and Eli Silverman argue that the latter is just as common as the former, be ... More >>
Last week, under public criticism, the NYPD released long-hidden statistics on lesser crimes, re-igniting questions about the extent of downgrading of major felonies, a practice we detailed in our NYPD Tapes series.
That stonewalling led some observers to charge that felony complaints were b ... More >>
Two criminal justice professors weighed in today with their take on the NYPD's decision to appoint a deputy inspector to reinvestigate the Adrian Schoolcraft allegations.
John Eterno and Eli Silverman, who are writing a book about the PD's Compstat system, say Commissioner Ray Kelly just is ... More >>
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 >>
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May 8, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 30 (New logo!)
Mailer Hits Press Coverage
by Joe Pilati
"I've been honored by the highest prize in your profession," Pulitzer Prize-winning mayoral candidate Norman Mailer told a throng of reporters at a pres ... More >>
By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman
The Village Voice has offered the world a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the New York City Police Department. Graham Rayman's expose of the 81st Precinct revealed that Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft secretly recorded "in-house" conversations ... More >>
If you're a bartender or bar owner on the Lower East Side, you might have run into Dr. Richard Ocejo at some point or another, either bellied up to the bar by himself or skulking around some community board meeting, furiously scribbling down what is being said. The 28-year-old ... More >>
The city jails system has a new commissioner.
Dora Schriro, a former special advisor in the Department of Homeland Security, was tapped this week to replace Martin Horn, who has gone on to a cushy job as a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Schriro in the past has also run ... More >>
[Photo of Barrios from soaw.org]There are those cynics in this generation who believe that public protest is more or less a dead art -- long discredited, a relic of the sixties.But don't tell that to Luis Barrios.Barrios, a professor of forensic psychology and Latin American Studies at John Jay Coll ... More >>