A man from New York City faces charges including robbery as a hate crime after he was accused of perpetrating a string of robberies on Chinese women. The district attorney said that the man targeted Chinese women because he believed them to be vulnerable, so he believed that it was appropriate to charge him with a hate crime.
Protests have been growing in Baltimore after a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, died of a spinal cord injury that he sustained after he was taken into custody by several police officers.
A 45-year-old White Plains woman is facing charges for allegedly posing as a dentist and performing medical procedures on unsuspecting patients. She was arraigned in a New York court on April 16.
A New York City woman has been charged with multiple criminal violations after it was discovered that she had been married to multiple different men at the same time. The 39-year-old Manhattan resident was scheduled to be arraigned in the Bronx Supreme Court. It is alleged that over the period from 1999 to 2010 the woman obtained a legal marriage with no less than ten men.
New York residents may be interested in learning about a separate court for those charged with driving while intoxicated in Brooklyn. Felony DWI Court was established by the Kings County Supreme Court in late 2010 as part of the Brooklyn Treatment Court. This special court is separate from the usual system but has specific qualifications for eligibility.
Members of the Supreme Court rarely speak out publicly about their views on the sorts of issues that are likely to come before them. So it was notable when Justices Kennedy and Breyer sat before the House appropriations committee recently and talked about the plight of the American criminal justice system.