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Judge Nicholas Garaufis

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York has the least diverse fire department of any major U.S. city, and what we learned in a recent court hearing is that blacks and Hispanics who don't take the FDNY test on the assumption that the system is gamed for white guys are absolutely right.

Judge BARS NYC From Hiring New Firefighters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge has barred New York City from hiring new firefighters after criticizing its handling of a discrimination lawsuit agai...

Death Trial Sets Up Gorgerous Clash With Joe Massino

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

There was more than one shock wave in Gang Land last week after Eric Holder issued his hard-nosed directive that the government will "continue to seek the death penalty" against Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano.

State Violated Rights Of Mentally Ill, Judge Rules

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by housing more than 4,300 mentally ill people in large nursing homes...