Day: June 3, 2019

Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night – The New York Times

Lawyers by Day, Uber Drivers and Bartenders by Night  The New York Times

Her story is a familiar one in the gig economy era: She works several odd jobs like delivering food for Grubhub and UberEats, or helping people with their tax returns. But Danielle happens to have a full-time job: She is a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society in New York. The same goes for Julia Boms, a colleague who began working at Legal Aid last year. On any given day, Ms. Boms might be found in an arraignment court, handling a misdemeanor case. On weekends, she might be tending bar — a past-life job she thought she had left behind. She is committed to sticking with Legal Aid. “A lot…

With marijuana legalization pending, enforcement gets murky – Times Union

With marijuana legalization pending, enforcement gets murky  Times Union

ALBANY — As New York considers legalizing recreational marijuana, some law enforcement officials say they are scaling back enforcement efforts. But recent data indicates there continues to be a high number of arrests for marijuana offenses in the Capital Region. Since January, Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ office has stopped prosecuting low-level possession offenses. The Albany County Sheriff’s Department is directing resources away from marijuana enforcement and focusing instead on road safety. “I’ve instructed our folks that except in extreme circumstances, like a DWI or s…

Jennifer Dulos: Estranged Husband Arrested in Disappearance of Connecticut Mother of 5 – The New York Times

Jennifer Dulos: Estranged Husband Arrested in Disappearance of Connecticut Mother of 5  The New York Times

More than a week ago, Jennifer Dulos disappeared after she dropped her five children off at school in a wealthy town in Connecticut. The police soon began investigating her estranged husband, with whom she had been involved in a bitter divorce and custody battle. On Saturday night, the estranged husband and his girlfriend were arrested and charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in relation to the disappearance of Ms. Dulos, 50, who remains missing. Her disappearance has set off a search across the state and focused widespread attention on their marriage, which had be…