In New York, many incarcerated people don’t know how to secure their freedom. A court fight could clear up the lethally opaque process.
The state’s top court will settle disputes between Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, and their police unions next week in three cases that could reshape police discipline across the state.
The state Division of Human Rights considers prisons, jails, and police departments exempt from human rights law.
Prescribed burns are banned in New York’s largest tracts of forest, but some rangers say they need to torch the brush to save the trees.
In Syracuse, the I-81 viaduct has two groups at war. One wants to tear it down, one wants to leave it up — all in the name of environmental justice.