This week's feature story, The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella, explores the context of the now-infamous Brooklyn detective's career. It explained how the culture of policing changed over the years in response to the city's rising crime rate. Crime, in many ways, shaped the modern history of New York Cit ... More >>
For about a decade Michael Bloomberg's administration fought the Central Park Five wrongful imprisonment lawsuits. When Bill de Blasio campaigned to replace Bloomberg as mayor, he vowed to end the fight and reach a "swift settlement" with the men. Then he took office and months went by and there was ... More >>
On Thursday, the men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape and assault of a jogger in Central Park agreed to a $40 million settlement with the city. The amount corresponds to the roughly 40 total years the men, known Collectively as the "Central Park Five," spent in prison after their conviction. B ... More >>
He spent five years in jail awaiting trial. Call it justice, Queens-style.
On Tuesday's 22nd anniversary of the notorious Central Park Jogger attack, the five men convicted of raping and beating Trisha Meili, only to be freed thanks to DNA evidence, spoke out, urging New York City to come to terms on a $250 million lawsuit they filed against the city. The five young ... More >>