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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.

Morning Spew

This Thursday, We Know There Are Not Enough Police Because There Are Too Many Police Standing Around Doing Nothing

Plus: More drama in NY's highest court, babies aren't getting vaccinated, and Eric Adams will not be taking questions after attending today's aeronautical display.

August 25, 2022
The Cops

NYC Gives Arrested Legal Observers a Check and a ‘Middle Finger’ to Make Their NYPD Lawsuit Go Away

The NYPD's behavior in Mott Haven was condemned in a lengthy Human Rights Watch report as a violation of constitutional rights and international human rights law.

July 21, 2022
New York Review of Blogs

For Pre-Launch Event Buzz, Invite The Guy Who Called The Iraqi People ‘Semi-Literate Primitive Monkeys’

Semafor’s here to help with ‘the crisis of trust in news,’ so here’s Tucker Carlson sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

July 2, 2022
The Cops

Good Luck Trying to Hold New York Prosecutors Who Have Sent Innocent People to Prison Accountable

Public officials went to unconstitutional lengths to silence people talking about prosecutorial misconduct, a federal court found this week.

June 16, 2022
Eric Adams

Eric Adams Tells New Yorkers: Stop Listening to Eric Adams

The mayor is urging New Yorkers not to be swayed by the cynical scare tactics he's built his mayoralty on.

June 8, 2022
Correct Opinions

A Letter on Integrity and the Scandal Engulfing Hell Gate

Will recent developments chill Hell Gate’s commitment to taking provocative stands?

May 31, 2022

A Star-Studded Climate-Crisis Movie That’s Actually Good

In Earth II, mash-up pranksters the Anti-Banality Union take on ecological devastation, civil unrest, and Elon Musk

May 24, 2022
The Cops

Public Advocate to NYPD: So You Broke a Grandmother’s Arm While She Was Trying to Get Paperwork For Her Glucose Monitor?

After Hell Gate’s reporting, Jumaane Williams has some questions for the police.

May 20, 2022

India Walton on the Buffalo Massacre: ‘This is America’

"This country was built on theft, on violence, on the notion that some people have the right to exist and others do not."

May 19, 2022
Locked Up

Rikers Guard Sick-Out Just Put the Department of Correction in Contempt of Court

Guards are AWOL so people locked up aren't getting medical care. A judge says that's unacceptable.

May 17, 2022