Oil Spill Seeps Into L Train Tunnel, Indypendent. An oil spill has broken out in the L Train tunnel, making train passengers and employees sick, while the MTA refuses to shutdown service. The spill continued unresolved for two weeks as noxious fumes brought the public health into question.
Big Oil, Bad Air, Inside Climate News. Developed interactive map of oil wells beneath Karnes County, Texas for joint investigation with Inside Climate News, The Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel. The map was featured as the lead graphic for the Public Integrity report and was shown on air by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Screenshot shown at right.
Hunter OneCards are Vulnerable to Identity Theft, Hunter Envoy. A lack of encryption in an ID card system has left students vulnerable to identity theft and burglary for years. College upgrades system after being notified of the vulnerability.
Unexpected Clash Occurs in Baruch Lobby at Public Hearing, Hunter Envoy. When students enter the lobby of Baruch College to protest tuition hikes, CUNY Public Safety and the NYPD assault and arrest them. However, CUNY denies NYPD had entered the college, despite photographic evidence. First part of an investigative series.
NYPD Highly Involved in Baruch Protest, In-depth Video Analysis Shows, Hunter Envoy. Extensive analysis of video from the Barush protest reveals the true extent of NYPD involvement in the protest, and it is much higher than previously reported. CUNY retains Kroll Associates to perform a third-party investigation overseen by former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton. Second part in the series.
Final Days of the Occupy Oakland Camp, Hunter Envoy. After a man is shot and killed outside the camp of Occupy Oakland, California, the camp is restless and numbers dwindle for the first time since the movement began. Emotions run high in the days leading up to the police raid of the camp.
Scenes from an Occupied Jail Cell, Hunter Envoy. An account of the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street from inside a jail a cell at One Police Plaza. I was arrested within 15 minutes of the start of the protest for photographing the NYPD. Violence and jail deter neither activism nor journalism.
City Allowed Open Pipe to Flood Historic Greenpoint Hospital for 2 Years, DNAinfo. Millions of gallons of water are wasted, a national landmark damaged, as the city allowed the basement of a historic hospital building to flood from an unrepaired burst pipe for two and a half years. Community members are outraged as decades of beurocratic delay spell a beloved building's doom.