Anyone arrested in New York City is entitled to three phone calls. One of them ought to be to 1-833-3-GOODCALL, a 24-hour hotline started in the Bronx last fall that links an accused criminal to public defenders.
The American Bar Association says the the proposed legislation “offends deeply rooted principles of federalism where public safety is traditionally the concern of state and local government.”
The president’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and discussing Trump’s authority to grant pardons to aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe.
Judge Sam Benningfield in rural White County, Tenn., has offered the 30-days-off deal for two months. Sixty men and women have signed up. The ACLU says the idea is unconstitutional.
The city once labeled “Paradise Lost” as drug-driven murder spiked to 300 a year in the 1980s had just 26 homicides in the first six months this year. Police and community leaders cite several reasons, including a citizenry fed-up with gun violence that has grown more willing to engage with law enforcers.