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Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Bix Willis Komita Moussa, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

The NYPD believes that arresting turnstile jumpers allows for the capture of greater criminals, however, the District Attorney's decision to reduce the consequences of turnstile jumping aids low-income and minority residents, for whom the consequences of jail time and an arrest record can be catastrophic.

Poverty Prison

Poverty Prison

By Laura Rubio, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Broome Residential College students work with the Bronx Freedom Fund to ensure people can be bailed out of jail. As a part of the Dollar Bail Brigade, NYU students can be on call to pay the dollar fee to get someone released.

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

By Lizzie Essiedu, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

Lil Wayne's new autobiography "Gone 'Til November" humanizes him in a way that his music has never been able to.

Rapper Killer Mike discusses equality, diversity

Rapper Killer Mike discusses equality, diversity

By Shawn Paik, Multimedia Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under News

Killer Mike of the rap duo Run The Jewels gave a lecture on police brutality, for-profit jailing systems and racism in America.

NYC jail suicide review tackles ignored problem

NYC jail suicide review tackles ignored problem

By WSN Editorial Board

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

NYC is launching a review of suicides in jails. This is a good way for NYC to lead the nation in addressing an issue often ignored.

Play proves American Dream to be unrealistic

Play proves American Dream to be unrealistic

March 13, 2014


Filed under Arts

Emily Schwend’s “Take Me Back” questions the idea of the seemingly unattainable American Dream by profiling one man’s journey after being released from jail. With minimal job prospects or financial stability, ex-convict Bill (James Kautz) is forced to move in with and care for his diabetic mother, Sue (Ch...