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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.

The Police Budget Prospers As the Police Watchdog Budget Starves

While the NYPD is already $100 million over budget on overtime alone, the City's police watchdog says its own skeletal budget "does not allow the CCRB to function properly."

March 21, 2023

NYC Jails Watchdog Bucks Mayor Adams…For Now

The Board of Correction wouldn't sign off on an Adams administration plan to stop delivery of physical mail to incarcerated people.

March 15, 2023

Inside the Cancellation of WNYC’s ‘The Takeaway’

"This is how you treat people who do awful things. And we didn’t do anything awful. We did a show every day,” says Melissa Harris-Perry.

March 9, 2023

The Never-ending Battle Over Bail Reform

In the latest episode of the Hell Gate Podcast, we check in on the ongoing bail reform wars and hear from Prakash Churaman, who is still struggling to come to terms with his experience on Rikers.

March 3, 2023

Eric Adams’s ‘Worst of the Worst’ Report Violated State Law and a Court Injunction

The mayor's press stunt last August that featured that report? It was built on hundreds of violations of the state's sealed arrest law, a judge ruled on Thursday.

March 2, 2023

NYC Jails Commissioner Revoked Watchdog’s Camera Access for Making His Department Look Bad

Newly public documents show that Louis Molina made it harder for the Board of Correction to view video of jails because he thinks the oversight agency has an "agenda."

February 23, 2023

The Police Who Engaged in Abuse During the 2020 Protests Against Unaccountable Police Abuse Are Not Being Held Accountable

A 590-page CCRB report shows many police are evading consequences for what they did during the protests

February 7, 2023

NY Officials: Someone Should Do Something About All These Deadly Crashes

What will it take for the Department of Transportation to finally address the mortal danger on Ninth Street?

January 23, 2023

CityMD Will Back Down on COVID-Test Billing, Attorney General Says

A letter from the New York Attorney General's office says the medical clinic chain will stop hounding people who received COVID tests for payment, and will reimburse those who have already paid.

January 19, 2023