A six-month investigation by New York authorities has led to the arrest of 12 men and one woman for allegedly participating in a drug trafficking ring. The sting, which led to arraignments on May 24, was called "Operation Cryptic Cipher."
Being convicted for a crime one didn't commit is a nightmare scenario most New Yorkers wouldn't care to contemplate. However, that nightmare could be a reality for up to 6 percent of prisoners nationwide according to a new study. The study was published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology in April.
On May 15, it was announced that the New York Police Department intended to use the next few months to reform its cannabis enforcement policies. This announcement, made by the New York City mayor, came after decades of marijuana arrests and incarcerations that have had major impacts on many lives, particularly when it comes to people of color.
The president and CEO of a credit union in New York has been charged in relation to embezzlement from that company. The embezzling went on from at least 2013 to 2018 and involved millions of dollars.
A drug conviction comes with a long list of consequences in all areas of your life. One that may have the most significant impact on you is challenges in employment. For many years, convicted criminals have faced obstacles in entering or returning to the workforce, making it difficult for them to turn their lives around, shares the New York Times.
On April 23, a New York judge sentenced a 32-year-old man to 10 years in prison for his role in a Syracuse drug trafficking operation. The defendant was the last of 52 people to be sentenced for participating in the drug ring.