- February 7, 2011
- The Lords of Rikers
The juvenile unit of the New York City jail is a survival-of-the-fittest finishing school for the roughest kids in New York. And an upcoming case alleges the guards run the show.
- January 3, 2011
- The Columbia Kid
How do you get through college these days? You and four friends, police say, deal pot, coke, Adderall, ecstasy, and LSD. Until you make a few boneheaded mistakes.
- December 20, 2010
- 2. Because Our Cops Don’t Fire Their Guns ...
New York City in 1971 might seem seedily romantic today, but in reality it was a battlefield. That year, almost 1,500 people were murdered. Fast-forward to 2010, when there have been only 486 homicides.
- October 11, 2010
- “I Did It”
Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit?
- October 4, 2010
- The New Gangs of New York
They’re younger, harder to catch, and quicker to violence. Who holds sway where.
- August 9, 2010
- The Allure of the Bad Seed
Why is a boy a more compelling killer than his mother?
- July 19, 2010
- The Neighborhood News
Our roundup of news from around the city.
- June 14, 2010
- Bernie Madoff, Free at Last
In prison he doesn’t have to hide his lack of conscience. In fact, he’s a hero for it.
- May 24, 2010
- Murder on the Map
Murder victims and perpetrators from the last year.
- May 24, 2010
- Boss Kelly
The long-serving NYPD commissioner is autocratic, dismissive of civil-liberties concerns—and effective. Is that a reasonable trade-off to keep the city safe?