Some New York state senators and Assembly members have linked up with civil rights advocates and community groups.
New York is one of only two states where 16- and 17-year-olds are automatically tried for crimes as adults. Teens tried as adults are 34 percent more likely to be re-arrested for felony crimes than their peers in the juvenile justice system.
In a move that shocked many New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio changed direction and added 1,300 new NYPD officer hires to his newly approved budget.
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