Welcome to New York… Night Court

Police officers and attorneys pace the spacious room with a ceiling two stories high. Men and women in casual street clothes and professional wear alike come in and out of the doors to the wooden benches, lined in rows like pews of a church. Men from their 20’s to their 70’s emerge from a door in the back of the room, where the silver bars of holding cells are visible. They each take their turn silently approaching the judge, hands clasped behind their backs, while their defense attorneys speak for them. This is Manhattan Criminal Court, Nighttime edition.

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