Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home (page 6)

Author Archives: Velvet Spicer

In addition to health concerns, coronavirus a legal and employment issue

Nixon Peabody partner Kim Harding and Monroe County Health Commissioner Michael Mendoza. (Velvet Spicer)

Although coronavirus, or COVID-19, has not yet caused major disruptions in Rochester, it’s simply a matter of time before it does. And business and community leaders need to be prepared, officials say. “The most important message I can impart to ...

Read More »

Report highlights disparity in license suspensions


A new report from the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School shows that people of color statewide are disproportionately stopped, ticketed, arrested, charged and convicted for traffic violations and driving on a suspended license. “As millions of New ...

Read More »

Livingston County receives funding for crime victim specialist position


The Livingston County District Sheriff’s Office has received 11th-hour federal funding to continue its 20-year crime victim specialist program. The $267,618 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program will be used to hire a victim ...

Read More »

Residential segregation created by laws that still affect Rochester

Richard Rothstein discusses his book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” at an event sponsored by PathStone Corp. on Friday. (Velvet Spicer)

In 1957, Alice Holloway Young tried to buy a house. She and her husband wanted to live west of Genesee Street, in Rochester’s 19th ward. Numerous times she was denied that right because of her skin color. Young — now ...

Read More »