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The Hidden Costs of the NY Criminal Legal System

The old saying goes, “Crime doesn’t pay.” And in New York, getting involved in the criminal legal system can actually cost a lot of money. From supervision fees, to restitution, to fines and surcharge...
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Facial Recognition and Its Use by Law Enforcement

Facial recognition is a way of identifying someone using a picture of their face. Then it is compared to pictures in a database. For example, if you have an iPhone, you may use the technology to unloc...
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RAI for Sex Offense Registration May Change With New Bill

In New York, persons convicted of certain sexual offenses are required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act (“SORA”). They are assigned a risk level, mostly determined by their score on...