Faculty Voices

The risk of replicating Rikers: Inmates with mental illness need help, not jail

By Martin Horn as seen in Daily News The city’s efforts to close Rikers Island are commendable and long overdue. But as the de Blasio administration’s new blueprint to shutter the jail complex reflects, New…

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American Democracy / American Fascism

  First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was…

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How And Why I Became An ADA Advocate For People With Disabilities In The Courts And Colleges

by Karen Winner, Esq. and Adjunct at John Jay College At age 47 I entered law school. This decision was the natural outgrowth of my muckraking career as a journalist and in public service, and…

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The Impossible Election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By Susan Kang as seen in Verso DSA member and campaign volunteer Susan Kang explains how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat the Queens Machine. I first met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in August 2017, at a picnic for the…

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How to deal with police overtime problem, at least temporarily

By Joseph Giacalone in The Baltimore Sun.  “The Baltimore Sun reported that 42 percent of the Baltimore Police Department was on overtime last month (“As many as 42 percent of Baltimore police officers on patrol last month were working overtime,”…

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NYCHA Decree an Opportunity to Awaken Potent Political Force

By Leigh Graham in Gotham Gazette “In 2014, in an interview about living conditions in public housing since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Rockaways, a tenant leader lamented, “…we were on the steps of City Hall today….

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What should immigration policy look like? JJC faculty discuss

Isabel Martinez, Dan Stageman, Jamie Longazel – In September, Donald Trump tried to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and asked Congress to create a permanent solution which has not yet emerged, throwing…

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Immigration Policy from the Obama and Trump Era: What Has (and Has Not) Changed?

By Phil Kretsedemas and David C. Brotherton – The following is an edited excerpt from the introduction to “Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment,” which was published earlier this year by Columbia University Press –…

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April Round Up: The Best of John Jay on the Internet

“It’s a scholarship that is going to make Abby live forever in the real lives of these young people that find out about this,” Pauley Parrette says, on the creation of a John Jay scholarship for…

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Can Corporate Hotlines be the Answer to the #MeToo Movement?

By Chelsea Binns – In the last five months, according to a New York Times report, 71 high-profile men have been accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. Many of these incidents actually occurred years…

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