Nick Pinto is a journalist living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Gothamist, the Village Voice, and elsewhere.
At Rikers Island, Inmates Locked in Showers Without Food and Defecating in Bags
Two years of fearmongering over criminal justice reform led to a humanitarian crisis at the notorious New York City jails.
Protests for Black LivesLegal Observers Sue the NYPD Over Assault and Detention at Bronx Protest
Police violated the constitutional rights of National Lawyers Guild observers during racial justice protests in Mott Haven, a new lawsuit alleges.
NYPD Reforms Are Failing, Say Plaintiffs Who Won Landmark Stop-and-Frisk Case
In 2013, a federal judge mandated oversight after finding that the NYPD’s racially disproportionate use of stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional.
Secret NYPD Document Teaches Cops to Illegally Raid Sealed Records
Police are running roughshod over a half-century-old law preventing access to the sealed arrest records of 3.5 million people.