Tag: New York

New York won’t appeal T-Mobile/Sprint merger, California still deciding

(Reuters) — New York on Sunday dropped its fight against the $40 billion merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, saying the state would not appeal a judge’s approval of the deal. New York Attorney General Letitia James said her office would end the court challenge to the 2018 merger agreement between the third- […]

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Leader Of High Profile Harlem Church Accused Of Defrauding Members

Source: New York Daily News Archive / Getty One of Harlem’s most prominent churches, Abyssinian Baptist Church, has found itself in some controversy due to the alleged actions of a deacon. Deacon Jerome Yeiser has been accused of defrauding church members, according to a legal complaint that’s been filed. The defrauding centers around “actions of […]

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LeBron James Joins Forces With Lyft To Provide Youth With Free Bike-Share Memberships

NBA star LeBron James has been dedicated to making an impact in the lives of youth. According to CBS News, the Ohio native recently teamed up with Lyft to surprise teens with free access to bikes. James’ experiences growing up inspired him to participate in the “Lyft Up” initiative. While growing up in Akron he […]

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Cash Bail Was Never About Safety

The slow work of criminal justice reform is often piecemeal, a matter of politicizing the system’s routine practices and developing a moral language to undo them. Bail has become one of those issues, with advocates exposing the predatory bail bonds business, creating community-based bail funds, and lobbying for an end to cash bail. The message […]

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Human Trafficking Courts Are Not a Criminal Justice “Innovation”

New York state’s court system considers its Human Trafficking Intervention Courts—special courts sold as an alternative to jail for women facing prostitution charges—to be a national model for such programs. From Queens to Columbus, these courts share a common presumption: that women engaged in sex work are, in the words of the judges on the bench, “victims, not criminals.” […]

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