The New York Criminal Law Blog

March 2014 Archives

High Crime Areas: 3 Legal Truths

As part of Operation Impact, which also introduced the department's controversial stop-and-frisk tactics, the NYPD has assigned rookie officers to patrol high-crime areas in the city with little direct supervision.

The practice is beginning to raise questions about potential discrimination and excessive force being used against people in such areas, Al Jazeera America reports.

Here are three legal truths about high-crime areas:

Are Bottomless Mimosas Legal in NYC?

Have you heard the terrifying news that bottomless mimosa brunches are actually not legal in New York City?

Before you grab your pearls in sheer horror at the very thought of Sundays sans mimosas, calm down and raise your glass.

Mimosas are legal, thanks to a nifty legal loophole.