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Crime Archive

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.

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?

May 17, 2010
Bomb Problems

The failed attack on Times Square was a reminder that terrorists can build deadly bombs in the comfort of their tri-state-area homes.

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