Bill Bratton Will Take Over NYPD

NEW YORK, NY &#8211 Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor-elect who surged to the top of polls this summer while promising to reform the aggressive policing strategy known as stop-and-frisk, has selected a police commissioner who embraced that strategy in the past. William Bratton, who presided over dramatic crime reductions as police commissioner of New […]

Illinois Legislature OKs Pension Cuts

Illinois lawmakers approved a landmark pension reform package Tuesday that would cut retirement benefits for teachers, nurses and other retired and current state workers. The legislation comes after years of debate on how to fix the state’s ailing retirement system — considered the most troubled in the country. The plan will reduce annual cost-of-living increases […]

Detroit Ruling on Bankruptcy Lifts Pension Protections

DETROIT — In a ruling that could reverberate far beyond Detroit, a federal judge held on Tuesday that this battered city could formally enter bankruptcy and asserted that Detroit’s obligation to pay pensions in full was not untouchable. The judge, Steven W. Rhodes, dealt a major blow to the widely held belief that state laws […]

San Francisco Jail Sex-Bias Case Heads To Court

It’s been more than seven years since then-Sheriff Michael Hennessey removed all male deputies from female housing units at San Francisco County Jail, saying inmates’ complaints of sexual misconduct – some substantiated, some not – had raised concerns over safety and security. Next week, a federal appeals court will hear claims of sex discrimination by […]

First Thursday, December 2013

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