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NYPD 33 Precinct Police Officers: Saving Lives & Keeping NYC Safe

L to R: PO McLawhorn, Lt. Chalen, PO Mitchell

“There were physical signs that the man was suffering from an opiate overdose,” said Police Officer Darnell McLawhorn of the 33 Precinct.

“We’re experienced with administering Narcan, but we also realize each situation is unique too. It was a relief to see him respond to us.”

Police officers in Washington Heights saved a man from a drug overdose after responding to a call of an unconscious person. On Wednesday January 10, Police Officer Mitchell and his partner, Police Officer McLawhorn, responded to a restaurant on Audubon Avenue to assist another police officer who had requested an ambulance for an unconscious male. When the officers arrived at the restaurant, they determined that the 59-year-old man was suffering from an opiate overdose and they administered Naloxone (Narcan). After Officer McLawhorn administered Naloxone to the man, the man became responsive and was later removed to Colombia Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.

The two police officers were also recently honored as December Cops of the Month by the 33 Precinct for a car stop that resulted in a gun arrest. While conducting Vision Zero enforcement, they stopped a driver for not wearing a seat belt and arrested him after it was determined that he was driving with a suspended license. While doing an inventory of the vehicle Police Officer Mitchell noticed a firearm shell casing inside the car. The officers then applied for a search warrant and a further investigation revealed a trap in the front console that contained 26 doses of heroin, a loaded .45 cal handgun and $2,300 in cash.

“I’ve seen traffic violation stops turn into something bigger on many occasions,” said Police Officer Johnny Mitchell.

“Getting a loaded, high caliber handgun off the street is always significant.”

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Two NYPD Police Officers ‘Celebrate’ The End of Their Probationary Status By Making An Arrest & Recovering An Illegal Gun

Police officers from the 48th Precinct in the Bronx arrested a violent criminal and recovered a loaded firearm.
The arrest concluded a lengthy investigation dating back almost five months. In September, Police Officers Gary Jackman and Chad Kirk responded to a family dispute and while on that incident, they also gathered intelligence about an illegal firearm. On January 11, the officers arrested the suspect and recovered the gun.
Both Officers Jackman and Kirk have been with the NYPD for two years; just five days before carrying out the arrest, they completed their two-year probation period that all newly sworn NYPD officers are mandated to undergo.

“Getting a dangerous gun off the street that could have been used in a crime felt good,” said Officer Kirk.

“I’m glad we were able to do our part.”

Arrested: Male, 48 years old

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Endangering Welfare of a Child

Recovered: Loaded Rossi .38 Special revolver

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35 NYPD Members Join the Hostage Negotiation Team

In a ceremony led by Chief of Detectives Robert K. Boyce, 35 members of the NYPD were recognized for their completion of a 10-day intensive hostage negotiation training. As newly-named members of the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), they will be called upon to respond to hostage situations, emotionally disturbed persons, barricaded criminals, and terrorist incidents throughout the city.

The NYPD HNT, established in 1973, was the first law enforcement hostage negotiation unit in the world. Today, the HNT is the leader in hostage negotiation units globally. Their training includes negotiation theory and practice, response protocol, role-playing scenarios, cultural awareness, and case study assessment. The participants learn how to use equipment and manage situations involving mentally ill or emotionally disturbed persons. The HNT also monitors terrorism globally in order stay as informed as possible and adapt their practices in order to protect New Yorkers. Although today’s honorees completed the initial training, they will continue to attend seminars and build on their knowledge to ensure they are at the forefront of their field.

Each new member of the HNT brings a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience to the table. On average, the graduates present have 20 years of law enforcement experience in some of the most active units in the department. With 35 years of service in the NYPD, this was the last HNT graduation ceremony Chief Boyce will attend as Chief of Detectives.

Chief Boyce rose up through the ranks to Chief of Detectives in February 2014. As Chief of Detectives, he has ensured that the HNT has all the resources they need to best work toward their goal of peacefully resolving potentially volatile situations through negotiation.

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Yoga Connects Cops & Explorers With Harlem Residents

“Yoga provides officers, explorers, and participants a well needed opportunity to take a few moments to focus on themselves; while simultaneously stretching the traditions of community partnership,” said Lieutenant Prince-McCoade.

Officers from the 28 Precinct are connecting with NYPD Explorers and local resident during free yoga classes led by a Harlem business owner. Community Affairs Officer Ariel Castillo routinely checks in on local businesses in order to stay in tune with community complaints and keep the neighborhood safe. Throughout the years, he has developed a great relationship with yoga studio owner Lara Land. As they learned more about each other, Lara Land saw an opportunity to develop a program that would bring law enforcement officers and residents together.

Every week, Lara Land invites cops and Harlem residents to get to know each other and de-stress at free yoga classes. During each session, participants learn how to enhance their strength, coordination, and flexibility. They also practice meditative techniques that are known to provide an emotional boost and enhance overall well-being. While helping others is an inherent part of police work, yoga provides an opportunity for officers to address their own health needs:

“Everyone benefits when cops take care of themselves; it allows them to reemerge energized and take better care of our community,” said Lieutenant Prince-McCoade.

Lieutenant Prince-McCoade also loves that the classes give cops the opportunity to connect with local residents in a relaxed setting. Great job by everyone involved for helping bridge the gap between police officers and the communities they serve. The incredible success of this program in the 28 Precinct has led to its expansion to several commands throughout Upper Manhattan.

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Weekend Traffic Advisory

NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 20th AND SUNDAY JANUARY 21st, 2017

January 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

WOMEN’S MARCH ON NYC
Manhattan: 11am – 3pm
Location:
Central Park West between 86th Street and Columbus Circle
76th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
74th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
71st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
68th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West
62nd Street between Broadway and Central Park West
61st Street between Broadway and Central Park West
Broadway between West 60th Street and West 65th Street (curb lanes only)

Route:
Columbus Circle between Central Park West and West 59th Street
West 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between West 59th Street and West 45th Street

Dispersal:
45th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
44th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
43rd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
6th Avenue between West 45th and West 43rd Streets
Closure: Same as location

Sunday, January 21, 2018

NO SCHEDULED EVENTS
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Births/Deaths Marriages

Paul Ferrante, 57, March 27, 1960 - January 19, 2018, Brooklyn, New York

Paul was born on March 27, 1960 and passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Paul was a resident of Brooklyn, New York at the time of passing.

Reposing on Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at Marine Park Funeral Home 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn. Mass of Christian burial will be held 9:45 AM on Monday at Good Shepherd R.C. Burial to follow at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Paul John's memory to: National Down Syndrome Society,...


Margaret Cook, January 22, 2018, Brooklyn, New York

Margaret passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Margaret was a resident of Brooklyn, New York at the time of passing.


Ellen Simon, 73, April 15, 1944 - January 15, 2018, New York, New York

Ellen was born on April 15, 1944 and passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Ellen was a resident of New York, New York at the time of passing.


Josephine Carcone, 87, September 8, 1930 - January 9, 2018, Long Island City, New York

Josephine Carcone Arrangements under the direction of Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Astoria, NY.


Patrick K. Tobin, 73, April 25, 1944 - January 12, 2018, Brooklyn, New York

Patrick K. Tobin Arrangements under the direction of Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, Brooklyn, NY.


Events

Owl Pellet Dissection

Date: February 4, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)


Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday

Date: February 4, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 1 of this program are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)


School/Class News

Three 2018 Military Guides Recognize Queens College’s Outstanding Support of Veterans

— “Triple Play” of Awards an Unprecedented Honor for the College —

QUEENS, NY, January 19, 2018 –For the first time in a single year, Queens College has received three awards recognizing it as a top school for easing veterans’ transition into college life and offering services that help ensure their success.

Since 2014, Queens College has been listed as a top Military Friendly® School in the annual guide from Victory Media, a veteran-owned publisher that connects the military and civilian worlds. This year, Queens College has earned the special recognition of a Silver Award, which only ten colleges in New York State were qualified to receive. In 2017, QC also received the designation of a Top School in the Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges & Universities; QC appears again in its newest edition. And now, the college can add another stripe to its badge of honor because of its inclusion in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings (formerly known as Best for Vets).

“I’m very gratified that Queens College has received triple recognition as an outstanding choice for veterans,” says Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, president of Queens College. “These dedicated women and men made sacrifices, sometimes putting their lives on the line, to serve our nation. We, in turn, are pleased to demonstrate our thanks by helping them in every way possible to achieve as students in our college community.”

As part of its continuing commitment to student veterans, the college also unveiled a newly renovated veterans club space in 2017, made possible by an $8,000 Vet Center Initiative Grant from Student Veterans of America (SVA) and The Home Depot Foundation. The college—among 50 nationwide grant recipients—used the funds to enhance an already welcoming campus environment for student veterans by purchasing lounge and kitchen furniture, a computer, appliances—including a refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee machine—and renovation supplies.

The college maintains an active Veterans Support Services office headed by Dennis Torres, who served for ten years in the Marine Corps Reserve and was deployed to Iraq and the Syrian border area. While serving, he managed to earn a BA and MA in Industrial Psychology.

“My goal is to remove any obstacles that veterans may encounter when transitioning to college,” says Torres, who advises on GI Bill tuition benefits, works closely with the students’ Veterans Club, and makes referrals when needed to external, veteran-specific resources. He also conducts outreach to recruit and welcome America’s former servicemen and women, communicating the college’s commitment to them and their educational aspirations.

Below are further details of the three listings:

2017-2018 Military Friendly® School list is based on public data from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and voluntary responses to its survey. For this edition, 849 schools earned the designation “Military Friendly® School.” According to the publisher, the Military Friendly® designation “is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.”

Top School in the Military Advanced Education & Transition 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities measures best practices in military and veteran education. More than 600 institutions are named in the guide. Says the publisher: “From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s Guide arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.”

Military Times Best: Colleges 2018. The rankings were very competitive due to the record number of colleges that participated in this year’s survey–but fewer than half met the high standard. Colleges were evaluated as to how they stacked up across five categories: university culture, academic quality and outcomes, policies, student support, and cost and financial aid. “Only the best made the cut,” says editor George Altman.

Another first for the college is the Thomas A. Mattia Scholarship for Veterans, established in the name of a Queens College graduate who served with great valor in the Navy during World War II. Torres will be chairing a scholarship committee to identify the veteran student who will receive this new award.

About Queens College
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, under the guidance of an accessible, award-winning faculty. The college was recently ranked tenth among U.S. public colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education for upward social and economic mobility. The Center for World University Rankings placed Queens College in the top 3.5% of schools worldwide, based on the quality of its education and faculty, the number of its alumni who find employment, and other factors. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and is routinely ranked a U.S. News & World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage to learn more.

A leader in preparing future educators, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the New York metropolitan area. It also contributes to New York City’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any city college. Students from across the country and around the world come to Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years

For more about Queens college, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Contact:
Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services
718-997-5593
maria.matteo@qc.cuny.edu


CUNY CHANCELLOR MILLIKEN TESTIFIES AT JOINT LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON STATE EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Citing “the many reasons for our excitement and optimism at CUNY,” Chancellor James B. Milliken testified today at the Joint Senate and Assembly public hearing in Albany on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2018 – 2019 State Executive Budget proposal. With nationally known economists finding that CUNY is “an unsurpassed engine of social mobility, lifting almost six times as many lower-income students to the middle class and beyond” as the Ivy League colleges plus Duke, MIT, Stanford and Chicago combined, he said,  “New York has much to be proud of.”

The Chancellor welcomed the governor’s proposed $70 million increase for CUNY’s senior colleges for mandatory fringe benefit increases, the continuing deployment of free online textbooks and course materials and more; and the $118 million to cover the expansion of the family income threshold for state Excelsior Scholarships to $110,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.

He praised the governor’s proposal to enact a New York State DREAM Act, “which would extend financial aid to CUNY’s many undocumented students, a well-deserving group that brings ambition, talent and hard work to our campuses and our state.” Since 2015 CUNY has partnered with the philanthropic TheDream.US foundation to offer scholarships to 775 DREAMers. More than 90 percent remained in college, he said, “higher than comparable numbers for their American citizen classmates” and last year 70 percent of the 474 enrolled scholarship winners had cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Arguing for a state DREAM Act, he added that DREAMer graduates “do the jobs that make our city and state work in health care, finance, IT and the legal profession.”

The Chancellor said he was pleased with the $284 million proposed for critical maintenance at CUNY’s senior colleges and the $49 million in matching funds for work at the seven community colleges. With 272,000 degree students and more than 250,000 in continuing education and professional studies, “our 24 institutions are open seven days a week, with classes scheduled throughout the day and most evenings. … There are 40,000 more CUNY students using our facilities today than a decade ago … the equivalent of adding a university about the size of the University of Michigan.”

He thanked the governor and the Legislature for their continuing support of The City University of New York, “especially your support for CUNY’s historic mission of accessibility, inclusion and high quality.”  That, he added, “is a good part of what makes me optimistic about the future of what we unabashedly call ‘the greatest urban university in the world.’”

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY counts 13 Nobel Prize and 23 MacArthur (“Genius”) grant winners among its alumni.  CUNY students, alumni and faculty have garnered scores of other prestigious honors over the years in recognition of historic contributions to the advancement of the sciences, business, the arts and myriad other fields. The University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 272,000 degree-seeking students. CUNY offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.

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Queens College Names One of Top 20 Best Value Colleges for Teaching Degrees

— Queens College Named Most Affordable Option on 2018 List, Highest Overall Ranked School from New York —

January 23, 2018 (Queens, NY) – Queens College today was named one of the top 20 best value colleges for teaching degrees on the Best Value Schools’ 2018 list, and the most affordable overall. Queens College is the highest-ranked school in the State of New York. The ranking of the 50 best, most affordable colleges for teaching degrees in the U.S. focused on four-year, public and private (non-profit) colleges and universities that offer multiple bachelor’s degrees in teaching. Ranking factors included program popularity, breadth of programs, acceptance, graduation and retention rates, and net price.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top value schools in the nation for students to earn teaching degrees as well as being first in New York State. We take great pride that more teachers and administrators in the New York City public school system graduated from Queens College than from any other school in New York,” said Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “Queens College has been long recognized for its prestigious education division, diverse undergraduate and graduate programs, and for equipping future teachers and school professionals with the skills they need to be successful partners with their communities.”

Queens College offers 97 registered programs that prepare teachers and other school professionals for New York State certification, including undergraduate programs in art teacher education, childhood education, English adolescent education, family and consumer science education teacher, mathematics adolescent education, music teacher education, physical education teacher, science adolescent education, social studies adolescent education, linguistics, and world languages.

In describing Queens College’s position on the list, Best Value Schools staff declared:

Not only will you find an extremely cheap bachelor’s degree in teaching at CUNY Queens College, but you’ll also find a school that seeks meaningful engagement with its community. Thanks to the Center for the Improvement of Education, you can be part of a city-wide effort to bring together schools, agencies, businesses, and other organizations to help children flourish and grow. Another benefit of these partnerships is that it helps the school design teaching degrees that meet the needs of local students. Of course, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to help local students yourself when you complete a field experience in the city.

Four-year public and private colleges and universities with an average annual net price below $30,000 were considered to receive the designation. In addition, schools must offer multiple bachelor’s degrees in teaching and also have retention and graduation rates greater than 50% and admission rates below 85% to be eligible.

About Queens College
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, under the guidance of an accessible, award-winning faculty. The college was recently ranked tenth among U.S. public colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education for upward social and economic mobility. The Center for World University Rankings placed Queens College in the top 3.5% of schools worldwide, based on the quality of its education and faculty, the number of its alumni who find employment, and other factors. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and is routinely ranked a U.S. News & World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit qc.cuny.edu to learn more.

A leader in preparing future educators, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the New York metropolitan area. It also contributes to New York City’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any city college. Students from across the country and around the world come to Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.

For more about Queens college, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Contact:
Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services
718-997-5593
maria.matteo@qc.cuny.edu


The Miami Herald and The Chicago Reader Win 2018 John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

The Miami Herald and The Chicago Reader Win 2018 John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

New York, NY, January 23, 2018 – Karol V. Mason, President of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, today announced that Spencer Woodman of The Chicago Reader and The Investigative Fund, and the investigative team of Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch of The Miami Herald are the winners of the 13th annual John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim 2018 Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting.

“We are proud to honor these journalists for their enterprise and for the inspiring example they set for their colleagues,” said President Mason.  “They demonstrate the continuing importance of the role played by our media in today’s criminal justice debates.”

The prizes, administered by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ), recognize the previous year’s best print and online justice reporting in a U.S.-based media outlet between November 2016 and October 2017. Winning entries in each of the two categories share a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque. Runners-up (see below) receive a certificate of Honorable Mention.

The 2018 winners:

Spencer Woodman of The Chicago Reader has won the 2018 John Jay Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award (single-story category) for his investigation of Chicago’s Cook County Jail. His story, produced in partnership with The Investigative Fund, entitled, “Incarceration Without Trial,” revealed backlogs in the city’s court system that have resulted in more than 1,000 inmates awaiting trial for two years or more. Woodman’s year-long investigation, which began with a Freedom of Information request, disclosed that people of color account for 93 percent of those in pretrial detention for at least two years, and brought home the troubling fact that “the right to a speedy trial has become a distant dream in Chicago’s Cook County Jail,” said Esther Kaplan, Editor of The Investigative Fund, in her nomination letter. Among other responses, it prompted calls for reforms to the bail system.

Carol Marbin Miller and Audra D.S. Burch of The Miami Herald have won the 2018 John Jay Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award (series category) for their multi-part series “Fight Club,” a six-part investigation of conditions in Florida’s juvenile justice detention centers.  “Marbin Miller and Burch documented a cavalcade of casual brutality, sexual exploitation, medical neglect and administrative incompetence,” wrote Herald senior editor Casey Frank in his nominating letter. As a result of the “overwhelming” response to the story from the public and officials, Frank added, “juvenile justice, an afterthought for years, moved front and center on the state’s agenda heading into the spring (2018) legislative session.”

Runner-up in the single-story category was awarded to Cary Aspinwall of The Dallas Morning News for “Overlooked,” which focused on the plight of children of imprisoned parents.  “Cary was able to prove that neither law enforcement nor the courts watched out for kids whose mothers went to jail,” said editor Mike Wilson, noting that Cary’s investigation documented a 44 percent increase in the number of women imprisoned in Texas jails over the last five years. “The power of the narrative – a real-life ‘Moonlight’, one reader called it—helped focus attention on the flaws in the way Dallas handles pre-trial detention,” and prompted promises by county authorities to “fix a bail system that prefers to jail women rather than allow them to care for their kids.”

Runners-up in the series category were Sharon Cohen and Adam Geller of The Associated Press for “Locked up for Life,” a multipart examination of individuals sentenced to life without parole for crime committed as juveniles.  The story, produced with contributing reporter Juliet Linderman and contributing video journalist Mike Householder, and assisted by files from AP reporters in all 50 states, was the first nationwide examination of the aftermath of the 2012 Supreme Court decision that banned mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases, and the Court’s subsequent 2016 ruling that those already serving such sentences—more than 2,000—may be entitled to new sentences and a chance at freedom.  Their “relentless reporting” showed wide disparities in how the reforms mandated by the Court were implemented, said AP Enterprise Editor Pauline Arrillaga in her nominating letter, and have already fueled calls for “further court action.”

Jurors for the 2018 awards were:

Alexa Capeloto, Associate Professor, John Jay College; Joe Domanick, Associate Director, CMCJ; Ted Gest, president, Criminal Justice Journalists; Ann Givens, of The TraceKatti Gray, contributing editor, The Crime Report; Mark Obbie, a criminal justice writer and former executive editor of American Lawyer; and Topher Sanders of ProPublica (co-winner of the 2017 Journalism Prize in the Series Category).

The awards will be presented February 15, 2018 at a dinner in New York City, held in conjunction with the 13th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America.   Reservations for the dinner, which will also honor broadcasting legend Bill Moyers as this year’s “Justice Trailblazer,” can be made here. Moyers’ award will be presented by John Jay President Karol Mason, former NY Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, and emcee Errol Louis of NY1.

H.F. GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM ON CRIME IN AMERICA

The awards dinner is the cornerstone event of the 13th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City February 15-16, 2017.

The symposium, “Justice in the Heartland,” will explore the opioid crisis and other challenges of the changing environment for criminal justice reform in 2018.

Speakers include: Louis Dekmar, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; The Hon. Craig Hannah, presiding judge of Buffalo’s Opioid Treatment Court; Leanne Bertsch, president of the Association of State Correctional Administrators; and Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn (NY) District Attorney.  A one-time fee of $25 is required for attendance at the on-the-record symposium.  For a full list of speakers, and to register for the conference, please click here. 

JOHN JAY/H.F. GUGGENHEIM & QUATTRONE REPORTING FELLOWS

A record 33 U.S. journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets have also been awarded Reporting Fellowships to attend the 13th annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, including four who have received special investigative fellowships from the Quattrone Center on the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for projects examining systemic issues in the justice system. These unique fellowships are aimed at encouraging and promoting top-quality journalism on criminal justice. The Fellows were selected from a wide pool of applicants based on editors’ recommendations, and on investigative reporting projects underway or in the planning stage. A full list of the journalism fellows is below.

The John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium, administered by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice art John Jay College, is the only national gathering that brings together journalists, legislators, policymakers, scholars and practitioners for candid on-the-record discussions on emerging issues of U.S. criminal justice.

Overall support for the conference and fellowships comes from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, the Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

2018 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellows (in Alphabetical Order)

Alexandria Bordas   Asheville Citizen Times,  North Carolina
Melissa Brown   Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama
Lynsi Burton SeattlePI
Kathryn Casteel FiveThirtyEight
Lelani Clark   TV host/producer, Tough Cookie Productions
Sharon Cohen Associated Press
Micah Danney  Freelancer
Kia Gregory  Freelancer
Megan Guza Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
John Hinton Winston Salem-Journal
Anat Kamm  Freelancer
Ashley Kang The Stand
Kamala Kelkar PBS NewsHour Weekend
George Lavender KCRW-Santa Monica
Madeleine List Cape Cod Times
Craig McCarthy NJ.com/The Star-Ledger
Thomasi McDonald The News & Observer (Raleigh NC)
Lauren McGaughy The Dallas Morning News
Sam Newhouse Metro Philadelphia
Madeleine O’Neill Erie Times-News/GoErie.com
Kenneth R. Rosen The New York Times
Caitlin Schmidt The Arizona Daily Star
Zachary Siegel Harvard Law Fair Punishment Project
Mallory Simon  CNN
Irene Spezzamonte  Freelancer
Sean P. Sullivan NJ.com/The Star-Ledger
Monica Vendituoli Fayetteville Observer
Grace Toohey The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
Conrad Wilson Oregon Public Broadcasting

2018 Quattrone Investigative Reporting Fellows (in Alphabetical Order)

Jaylyn Cook Herald & Review (Decatur, Illinois)
Jonathan Edwards The Virginian-Pilot
Donna Ladd Jackson (Miss) Free Press
Eva Ruth Moravec Texas Justice Initiative/freelance

 

About John Jay College of Criminal JusticeAn international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nationsIn teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit

The Center on Media, Crime and Justice, established at John Jay College in 2006, is the nation’s only practice- and research-oriented think tank devoted to encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice. Publisher of The Crime Report, it promotes better-informed public debate on the complex 21st century challenges of law enforcement, public security and justice in a globalized urban society.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence.

The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School [LINK] is a national research and policy hub created to catalyze long-term structural improvements to the US criminal justice system.


Pictures

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Notes and observations from Senior Bowl (1/23)

Giants.com's John Schmeelk shares his notes and observations from Senior Bowl practice:   Part of the job description for every NFL player is addressing the media. It was the first day of practic...


What we learned at Senior Bowl practice (1/23)

Giants.com's Dan Salomone wraps up the day at Senior Bowl: Part of the job description for every NFL player is addressing the media.

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Former coaching staff-mate Brad Childress talks Shurmur expectations

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Wilpon, Alderson talk Mets' 2018 payroll, roster

Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon broke a three-year silence regarding the Mets' payroll on Tuesday, calling it a fluid number that could increase before the start of Spring Training.


Mets announce changes to medical staff

Following a season in which injuries were an inescapable "part of the narrative," in general manager Sandy Alderson's words, the Mets on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to their medical structure, hiring former United States Army supervisor Jim Cavallini to their newly created role of director of performance and sports science.


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The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!


My Dream Girl’s Baby Daddy Revealed

Well after a month of stalking my dream girl’s facebook page I finally found out who her baby daddy is. To get you up to speed I was shocked a while back to find out my dream girl was pregnant. I had never even seen her post anything about a man in her life. Well after a long wait she finally tagged her baby daddy to a post about the baby. I of course had to click on his name and check him out. And of course he is a low ranking military guy. Now don’t get me wrong I respect our military. But in this area most of the military guys are not the most upstanding people. And this guy is no different. So prediction-in a year or two my dream girl will be a single mother,left by her baby daddy when he got transfered or cheated on her with some other flavor of the week. But hey that is the life of a single guy-watching the hot girls fall for the cool guys that don’t deserve them and will treat them like crap.


My Dream Girl Is Pregnant

I was stalking around Facebook the other night checking out different posts by people like I do when I am bored. I checked out the Facebook page of a girl I have always had a huge crush on. This girl is beautiful. My total dream girl. What did I see? A post saying she was pregnant. That’s right my dream girl is pregnant. Now don’t get me wrong I always knew and know I would never have a chance with this girl. But what surprised me is that she never talks about a man in her life. She never posts pictures of her and a guy. And in fact I always thought maybe she was a lesbian because she always posted pictures of her and her hot model girlfriends. So now I am wondering who is the father? Is she dating someone and just not posting it? Even in the comments on her posts about being pregnant everyone just congratulates her. They never mention a boyfriend. Did she get pregnant by having a drunken one night stand? Did she intentionally get pregnant even though she says it was a surprise finding out she was pregnant? I mean no offense but there is so much birth control around if a girl gets pregnant she is either really stupid or wanted to get pregnant. And I have never considered this girl to be stupid. And who is the guy and what is he like? Is he some military guy from Fort Drum? Is he a professional? Is he unemployed? And does he ever know or care he is going to have a baby with this goddess? So many unanswered questions! One thing for sure,I will be checking out her page a lot to see if I can get an idea of exactly who this lucky guy is. This guy that knocked up my dream girl!


2017-And Still Single

Well we are almost a month into 2017-and I am still single. I wonder if Miss Right will find me this year. She seemed like she was in hiding during 2016. I mean I realize a lot of things happened in 2016 and she was probable busy. My Miss Right was probable busy helping Trump get elected President. Miss Right most likely was working with Obama to fight this Isis problem. Miss Right was obviously tied up helping my Cowboys win the NFC East. Oh and I am totally sure my Miss Right was completely taken up with helping to stop this whole Global Warming situation. But come on enough is enough….come on Miss Right…put all this dam community service aside and find me already!


Scam Girls

I never thought I would fall for it-but I did. You see there is a large group of girls on the internet that try to scam guys. They try to get them to send them money with the promises they want to meet but need some help to get by. I always have thought I was smart about all this. When I start talking to a girl off one of the dating websites I always try to look her up to make sure she is real. Well I started texting a girl yesterday off the Seekingarrangement website I have been on for about a year. We were texting back and forth. I searched her number on facebook and found her profile. Everything seemed legit. She said she wanted a long term arrangement with an older guy. We talked until about 5pm. Then she said she was trying to get money for her baby sitter and gas in the car and if I would send her some money. She even said she was sorry she was asking and would pay me back when she got paid next week. So I sent her $50 through Paypal. She said thank you so much. I said your welcome. And that was it. I texted her a few times after that and no response. I sent her a friend request on facebook and she blocked me. I had fallen for it. A scam girl had gotten me! The funny part about the whole thing is she could have gotten way more from me if she had kept talking to me and kept me going. I mean seriously $50 is not much,hell I spent more then that on lunch yesterday. But it’s just the point I got had. But you live and learn. But one thing is for sure-if your on seekingarrangement.com and start talking to a girl with lots of tatoos from Elmira Ny that calls herself Hannah,don’t send her money! You can thank me later for saving you money!


Lindsay Marcella Blog

PANTENE PRO-V FOAM CONDITIONER

Hey, beauties! I don’t know if you remember the first haircare products you tried when you were younger, but I remember I was in middle school when I first “borrowed” my older sister’s Pantene Pro-V hair products to start styling […]

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HOUSE RENOVATION Q&A

Hey beauties! A lot of you have asked questions about our house renovation, and other questions relating to the move, so instead of doing a bunch of insta stories, I thought it would be easier to answer on the blog […]

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AUTUMN CASHMERE BLACK SWEATER

Fall is in full swing and Halloween right around the corner! Every day it gets a little bit chillier, and the leaves turn a little bit brighter with so many beautiful colors here in the Hudson Valley. Dylan and I […]

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Timberland Rainy Day Attire

I partnered up with Timberland to share my favorite tall waterproof boot and leather purse combo that is pretty much my daily uniform at this point while we’re working on the house! Between the weather changing to fall and rainy […]

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COATED + COZY

 Yesterday was the official first day of Autumn, and even though it’s still 85 degrees out, I can’t help but start eyeing up all of the beautiful fall and winter outerwear! From pretty plaids, to military style, to faux shearling […]

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WE JUST BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME!!

Finallyyy!!! I can share our exciting news! It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime. Dylan and I just bought OUR FIRST HOME and I’m so excited to share our entire renovation / interior design journey with you! Our new home […]

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COZY CABINS + SWEATERS

  “Here comes the cold crisp fall; bare feet retreat to woolen socks and darkness falls on younger clocks as August sees her summer leaves awake in orange glow.” James D. Hogan

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EMBELLISHED BEAUTY

    “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”  -Roald DahlSaveSave

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Dreaming of Fall Favorites

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine Hey beauties! I wanted to share some new fall favorites with you since it’s right around the corner. I love piecing together my […]

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BARNS + BRAIDS

Eleven moons played across rainbows above me and you… xx

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Ayden Activation Group-A Guerilla In Marketing

This month we give our thumbs up to a business you might never have heard of but probable have seen their promotions. This month we salute Ayden Activation Group.
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Ayden hires both w-2 and 1099 staff. With over 60,000 staff members wordwide Ayden Activation Group is creating jobs in the United States economy and beyond.
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War Is Coming

People don’t want to admit it but war is coming between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is getting close to having a long range Nuclear missile that can hit the U.S. Americans don’t have the stomach for war but they need to get it and fast. If North Korea is allowed to get a missile that can strike our home land the party is over. The war is not going to be pretty. Lots of people in South Korea will die and so will American soldiers. But war is the only way to stop the mad man in the North. The left wing Liberals,liberal media and lots of gutless Americans think that we can talk to the leader of North Korea to get him to stop his Nuclear and missle programs. But that just won’t work. The more we talk the more he keeps building. He now has a million man army. Now to be honest-again something the Liberal media will not tell you-a lot of those million soldiers in the North are just teenagers. When the real fighting starts a lot of that million is going to run home to mommie. Right now the boys think they are cool in a uniform fighting for their country,but when the bullets and bombs fly the coolness will end and they will drop their arms and run. But there will still be soldiers that fight. The war will start shortly with an air campaign. Once our bombings of the North start then North Korea will start bombing South Korea. Then China will get in as well as Japan. If we are lucky the Russians might sit this one out. They have no real interest in that area of the world and they know they have their hands full in Syria. The war will be short but bloody. And President Trump will carry the blame,when he is actually doing what Presidents before him should have done. They should have stopped North Korea long ago before they were strong enough to give us a battle. But yes America war is coming-so get ready for it!


Why Obama Care Didn’t Work

President Trump is now in the process of repealing and replacing Obama Care. Everyone knows Obama Care didn’t work,even if they do not want to admit it. What a lot of people don’t know is why it didn’t work. It is very simple-Obama Care didn’t work because to many people were forced to buy insurance. The insurance industry is a business,and as a business they need to make a profit. Insurance companies rely on more people having insurance then actually use it. But when Obama Care mandated that everyone had to buy insurance people instantly wanted to use the insurance they purchased. Before,when people didn’t have insurance if they got a cold they stayed in bed,had chicken soup and recovered in a few days. Now with people being forced to buy insurance you can bet as soon as they even got the sniffles they went to the doctor. Before Obama Care people bought insurance for emergencies. The people who had insurance knew that some day they would need it for a major illness,but did not use it for the slightest ailment. The new health care plan that has been introduced does not have a mandate. If they keep that then this new health care law should do fine.


Hollywood Is Out Of Touch

After watching and listing to some of the actors and actresses in the past week talk about President Trump I now know that Hollywood is out of touch with main stream America. Hollywood just can not deal with the fact that their views do not reflect American values. What is worst is Hollywood can not deal with losing the election. Clinton did in deed win the popular vote. But what people don’t want to admit is Clinton won that popular vote by winning NYC and the LA/Hollywood areas. A lot of people live in these areas but their values are not the values of main stream America. Clinton did not win the working voters in Michigan or the farmers in the Midwest. She did not win the Southern voters in the bible belt. Clinton did not win the retired population in Florida. The protesters this past week are showing this generations true colors. A generation that has always gotten a trophy even if they finished last. A generation that has always gotten their own way-from Gay rights to Womens equal rights. A generation that has been able to work less because the government will give them a hand out to make ends meet. Well Hollywood and NYC better buckle their seat belts because the next four years and beyond are going to be a very bumpy ride. President Trump is in the White House and main stream America has taken back their country!


President Trump In 7 More Days

Well its been a long road but in just 7 more days we will have a new President. The last year and a half has been up and down. For a while I actually had my doubts if Trump could do it. But he did! And it is pretty obvious Clinton supporters thought for a long time that she would be the next President. Hotels in the Washinton DC area reported a huge number of cancellations because Clinton supporters had already made reservations planning to come to see their candidate take the Oath of Office. Now most hotels are booked back up again with Trump supporters. To get a room in the Washington DC area next week it will cost over $1,000 a night. Who knows what the next four years will be like. Maybe Trump will be a great President and maybe he won’t. I am certain of one thing however,the liberal media is going crazy trying to figure out what happened. They still will not admit that they were out of touch with main stream America. The liberal media thought what they believed was what America believed. Trump hit a nerve with Americans. When I say Americans I am not talking about people in NYC or LA. Those people do not reflect true Americans. True Americans think the government has gotten out of control,that there is to much interference in our lives and special interest groups like the Gaye and Lesbian groups have gotten way to much attention over the past 8 years. America took their country back and next week their leader will take control of a country wanting and needing a change. God Bless President Trump and God Bless the USA!