Criminal justice

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State address on Wednesday.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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A bail bonds office in Brooklyn near the Brooklyn House of Detention.
Criminal justice reformers send letter urging leaders to stand firm.
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New York Democratic leaders have signalled that they are willing to consider changes in the new bail reform bill.
Activists and lawmakers are looking for quick action on these six issues.
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Democratic leaders like Andrea Stewart-Cousins are expressing openness to changes in bail reform law.
Potential changes include adding bail-eligible offense and giving judges more discretion.
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Assemblyman Minority Leader Brian Kolb speaks in news conference at the Capitol, 2016
His resignation came three days after a Dec. 31 arrest for alleged drunk driving.
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New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.
The assembly minority leader’s arrest came at the worst time for Republicans.
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Recreational marijuana may finally be legalized during the 2020 session.
They’re determined to make a deal after their last effort went up in smoke.
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New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
The top criminal justice bills on Albany’s 2020 agenda.
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Michael Bloomberg
Appearing at a black church in Brooklyn, the former NYC mayor addressed a liability in the Democratic presidential primary.
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