He got members of both parties to applaud a black woman wronged by the criminal justice system. He spoke movingly of the Holocaust. There’s a heart under there somewhere after all.
Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of the Forward. She has written for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. She tweets @bungarsargon.
Kesher Israel’s congregation was rocked by a peeping tom scandal involving its prominent rabbi of two decades. This is how they worked to restore trust in the synagogue before it was too late.
When a police officers becomes a member of the community and not an occupying force, crime goes down. Almost every single study proves it. So why is the NYPD doing the opposite?
“I don’t believe anyone’s open to prostitution unless you’ve been traumatized or abused. You’d beg, you’d go on welfare, you’d shoplift, for goodness’ sake. These people need to be treated as victims.”
Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.
He’s the storyteller with a beat who’s making young and minority listeners pay attention to Snap Judgment. But what’s making Glynn Washington angry?
An ultra-Orthodox elementary school principal has been accused of sexual abuse, but accusations of physical abuse go back much further.
‘Happy Valley’ has magically transformed the crime drama genre by decoupling the violence against women from the suspense that keeps us watching.