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Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto served two tours as staff writer at the Village Voice. His reporting has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Gothamist, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Intercept, and elsewhere.

NYC Comptroller: The NYPD’s $22 Million Gunshot Detection System Flags an Awful Lot of Noises That Don’t Seem to Be Gunshots

Police spent 427 hours in one month alone chasing alerts that didn't turn out to be confirmed gunshots, a new report finds.

June 20, 2024

You’re Not Imagining Things: The NYPD Is Flying Way More Helicopters

Keeping libraries open is cool but have you ever flown a taxpayer-funded chopper to the Hamptons on a summer Friday?

June 18, 2024

Hell Gate Finally Gets NYPD to Explain Why They Haven’t Published Legally-Required Clearance Rates

It was like pulling teeth, and their statement raises even more questions.

Is the NYPD Solving Crimes? Who Knows—Their Last Published Clearance Data Is From 2022

City law requires the NYPD to report its clearance rates quarterly. Under the Adams administration, it just…stopped.

Mayor Adams: Forget About the NYPD’s Protest Settlement, Unpatriotic Outsiders Are ‘Radicalizing Our Children’

A legal settlement requires the NYPD to reform its handling of protests—someday. In the meantime, the mayor is just fine with the department’s heavy-handed approach.

‘He’s Open to Any Ideas We Have’: Mayor Adams Crushed Columbia’s Protests After Attending a Secret Meeting With Billionaires

Chat logs leaked to the Washington Post raise a host of questions about how the raids on student protesters came about

We Had to Threaten to Sue the Mayor to Get This Audio of His Robot Clone Speaking Yiddish

Hell Gate's Freedom of Information request turned up AI-generated recordings of the mayor speaking Yiddish, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.

New School Faculty Follow Students as Campus Occupiers Against Gaza War: ‘The Blood Is on Our Hands’

With police arresting and dispersing their students, faculty said, it is time for faculty to escalate their own calls for divestment from the war on Gaza.

Why Are Columbia Protesters Charged With Misdemeanors and City College Protesters Charged with Felonies?

Prosecutors and school officials aren’t saying much about the charges against student protesters.

Body Cam Footage Shows NYPD Officers Killed Win Rozario in Under Two Minutes: ‘This Was An Execution’

The disturbing videos show police made no effort to deescalate before killing the 19 year old as he was in the midst of a mental-health crisis.

May 3, 2024