Joel Rose http://kazu.org en As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts http://kazu.org/post/new-york-embraces-hiv-preventing-pill-some-voice-doubts AIDS researchers and policymakers from around the globe are gathering in Melbourne, Australia, for a major international conference that starts this Monday. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Joel Rose 45065 at http://kazu.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://kazu.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-stance-pot-wont-impact-nypd Marijuana enthusiasts should still think twice before lighting up in the streets of Brooklyn.<p>The borough's district attorney announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. But not all law enforcement officials in New York City are on board. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:25:00 +0000 Joel Rose 44754 at http://kazu.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' http://kazu.org/post/top-nypd-cop-stop-and-frisk-not-problem-or-solution It's been nearly a year since a court ruling curtailed the New York Police Department's controversial practice known as stop-and-frisk, but NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says the city can be just as safe without it.<p>Bratton tells NPR that crime numbers for the year are down overall in New York. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Joel Rose 44374 at http://kazu.org Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide http://kazu.org/post/new-jersey-law-thats-kept-smart-guns-shelves-nationwide A gun that fires only in the hands of its owner isn't science fiction anymore. A so-called smart gun is already on sale in Europe. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Joel Rose 43944 at http://kazu.org A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock http://kazu.org/post/move-over-bridgegate-chris-christies-next-campaign-roadblock The U.S. economy reached a milestone this week: The country finally recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. But some states still lag behind when it comes to job creation — including New Jersey.<p>The Garden State's stalled economy may be an even bigger problem for Gov. Chris Christie than the scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.<p>When Christie took office in 2010, the state had just lost more than 100,000 jobs. Christie was undaunted. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Joel Rose 43206 at http://kazu.org Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock