New York Criminal Law in the News – Thursday, August 18, 2011

  • Court of Appeals has reviewed more criminal cases as per Judge Lippman's directive (New York Law Journal)
  • City Council wants to change marijuana possession law (New York Times)
  • 20 year anniversary of Crown Heights riots (NY1)
  • Mother of slain cop outraged that convicted killer is suing city for abusive treatment while in jail (New York Daily News)
  • Freeport man arrived late to court, tried to flee after bail was raised and was tackled by a sheriff's investigator (Newsday)
  • Sloatsburg judge charged with DWI (LoHud.com)
  • Onondaga County Sheriff starts unsolved crime web page, with description of crime and detectives' contact information (Syracuse.com)
  • Newburgh police withdraw murder change because victim is being kept alive for organ donation (Poughkeepsie Journal)
  • Buffalo police hope release of video of homicide suspects will help with identification (Buffalo News)
  • Queens councilman will not have pending charges resolved before September election (New York Post)

(JMM/LC)

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