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Chris covers U.S. law enforcement, surveillance issues, crime/courts and occasionally writes about music. His work appears in The Washington Post, Reuters, Al Jazeera America, The Daily Beast, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Post and the Southampt...

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@CDFrancescani — 1,600 followers, 1,849 tweets

End of an era in #NewYorkCity courts: veteran defense attorney @GeraldShargel is retiring. I covered many of his cases and was invited to speak to one of his classes. Brilliant attorney & law school professor, and a good guy. 
"The wheel is turning and you can't slow it down / you can't hold on and you can't let you / you can't go back and you can't stand still / If the thunder don't get you then the lighting will." @jerrygarcia
RT @NYDN_GRayman: NYPD probes claims that some cops are fudging crime stats 
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