Patients denied take-home doses at packed Brooklyn methadone clinic, sparking fears of coronavirus transmission

A Brooklyn methadone clinic morphed into a potential coronavirus petri dish as dozens of patients spent hours jammed inside in a packed hallway waiting for their doses, according to photos and videos shared with the Daily News.

“This is dangerous!” says one patient captured in the video as she nears the reception desk.

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Coronavirus Scrambles North Carolina’s Raise the Age Projections

As North Carolina began to send 16- and 17-year-olds to its juvenile justice system for the first time, year one was meant to be instructive.

As 2020 started to unfold, stakeholders on all sides tracked the numbers of complaints, preadjudication detentions, and post-adjudication confinements to see how closely they matched projections.

Then, in February, COVID-19 hit.

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Racist ‘frat house’ culture rules Brooklyn’s 66th Precinct detective squad, claims detective who filed civil rights complaint

Detectives on a squad in a Brooklyn precinct use racist language to bully fellow detectives and slur crime victims, smoke in the stationhouse, and play PlayStation while earning overtime, and they’ve become physical when defied, another detective who worked in that unit claims in a civil rights filing.

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Based in Brooklyn, I'm a freelance news reporter with a special emphasis on courthouse reporting and data. I graduated from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.

In an earlier life, I spent a decade covering video technology. I've been a section editor, a copy editor, and a video/text blogger for various trade magazines.

Now, my New York City–based beats include criminal justice, housing, and the opioid epidemic.