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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.

New York’s Prison Labor System: ‘You Got the Slaves, and You Got the Masters’

Testifying to state lawmakers, former incarcerated workers for the state’s Corcraft program described a regime of exploitation.

February 13, 2024

Police Union’s Last-Ditch Effort to Scuttle NYPD Reforms Fails In Court

The NYPD has now entered into an agreement to change how it polices protests.

February 9, 2024

Police Union’s Surprise Weapon in Its Legal Battle to Block Protest Policing Reform? The Mayor

The Police Benevolent Association pushback against the 2020 George Floyd protests settlement has its day in court.

January 30, 2024

NYC’s Biggest Police Union Has Made a Huge Mess of the 2020 Protest Settlement

A court hearing Monday will help determine whether the Police Benevolent Association can play spoiler to reforms the NYPD has already agreed to.

January 26, 2024

Want to Report in Police Headquarters? The NYPD Says You Need a Chaperone

The police department is requiring reporters who wish to report from headquarters to sign papers committing to new restrictions.

January 12, 2024

Evidentiary Photo Album: Deputy Mayor Phil Banks’s 2014 Trip to Israel

Three convicted co-conspirators, one unindicted co-conspirator, and memories to last a lifetime.

December 21, 2023

The NYPD Is Promising to Turn Over Misconduct Evidence Faster. It Won’t Help Kawaski Trawick’s Family

A new, non-binding agreement commits the NYPD to turn over evidence to the Civilian Complaint Review Board within 90 days.

December 19, 2023

One Last Sunday at Two Brooklyn Public Libraries: ‘It’s a Big Loss’

Thanks to budget cuts by the Adams administration, libraries across the city have been forced to eliminate a day of service.

In Court, Rikers Officials Play For Time and Win Again

A federal judge held the Adams Administration in contempt of court for ignoring her orders on Rikers, then granted the City a two-month extension.

December 15, 2023