Thursday, August 11, 2011

From the Archives


Today's shot from the archives comes from the opening of the Harlem Community Justice Center in 2001 and features former chief judge of New York Judith S. Kaye, current chief judge Jonathan Lippman and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The press release for the event quotes the Mayor saying: "The opening of the Harlem Community Justice Center marks a new step in the resurgence of this proud, historic community. New York City's progress in modernizing our court system communicates the importance and essential dignity of the legal process. But it is not just the building itself, but the innovative practices that will occur inside that will help New York City retain its status as the pre-eminent local law enforcement community in the nation." Ten years later, the Justice Center has gone a long way towards living up to this hype.