Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes is defending himself against charges that his office railroaded three men exonerated of violent crimes and released from custody over the past year.
In an interview with the New York Times, Hynes [pictured with aide Michael Vecchione] insists that his office got it right ... More >>
With a few flicks of his pen, Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning signed off on a new law that makes being too loud in church -- and various other supposed "crimes" -- a criminal offense that will land an offender's DNA on a government database.The new statute, Cuomo's "All Crimes DNA" law, is the ... More >>
The state legislature and Gov. Cuomo are under fire for on the one hand, backing legislation that requires everyone arrested in the state to provide a DNA sample, while at the same time, not taking other steps proven to reduce wrongful convictions. (These other steps relate to how police and prosecu ... More >>
Big brother just got a little bigger...Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced yesterday their agreement on a bill that would allow authorities to obtain the DNA of anyone convicted of a felony or a penal law misdemeanor and put it in a DNA databank that law enforcement officials ... More >>