Uncapturing the Friedmans
An unlikely activist's battle with the NYPD's frisky business
Liz FinkAs this paper's late great photographer, Fred McDarrah, used to say when cornered by readers angry over something they disliked in its pages, "The Voice is many voices." This is why Clark Whelton's article blaming leftists for the bloodiest prison siege in American history -- "Attica: ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 16, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 37 Attica: the death of '60s radicalism By Clark Whelton There are three treatments for cancer -- radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. All three poison or mutilate the body and may even kill the patie ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 20, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 36 Summer's a Bummer When the Heat's On by Don McNeill Summer comes on Friday and, true to all predictions, it's getting hot on the Lower East Side. The summer heat fills the streets. At night, in the far ... More >>
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The circus of the '60s, from the streets to the courtroom
In a shocker, aging rogue cop and Knapp rat Bill Phillips finally wins parole in murder case he says was a frame-up
Do we have to pick just one? Kenny Heller won't admit it, but he could make a case for the title if he hadn't been disbarredfor obnoxious behavior.
Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips
New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.
A whole new spin on the cost of dissent
A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media
Melita Oliveira Got Clemency. Now the INS Wants to Ship Her to Peru.
Prisoners' Relatives Assess Pataki's Drug Law Reform Plan
With Silvers Support, New York Gets Best Chance to Fix Rockefeller Drug Laws
Grandpa Al and Reverend Al in Senate Race Endorsement Flap
An Organizer Takes His Street Movement to Albany
New York's War on Drugs Held Her Hostage for 16 Years. A Story of Prison, Politics, and One Woman's Pride.
Photography Collections to Make the Season Bright
'Sure, We Get People Angry'
An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws
Governor Rockefeller started the war on drugs in 1973. His laws have packed prisons, cost billions, and failed to stop the drug trade. On the 25th anniversary, there's new momentum for change.