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NY State Police, Local Cops Get New Bulletproof Vests

NY State Police, Local Cops Get New Bulletproof Vests
Nearly $300,000 has been awarded to help the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies purchase 708 new bulletproof vests. The New York Attorney General's office announced the funding on Thursday. The money comes from civil and criminal forfeitures and is intended to make up for a reduction in federal funding for vests. The New York State Police will use its $112,000 share of the funds to help pay for 277 vests. Police in Utica and Syracuse will also get a portion of the money to purchase new vests for their ...

Warning About E-ZPass 'Phishing' Scam (1 opinions)

Warning About E-ZPass 'Phishing' ScamThe New York State Thruway Authority is warning E-ZPass customers about a phishing scam. People have received bogus emails made to appear official stating that people have unpaid tolls. "Please be advised this is not an authorized communication from E-ZPass, the New York State Thruway Authority or any other toll agency associated with E-ZPass," the Thruway Authority said in a statement. "We advise you not to open or respond to such a message should you receive one." The bogus email includes a clickable link to download a supposed ...    Full Story »

NYC Public Advocate Shows Off Police Body Camera

NYC Public Advocate Shows Off Police Body CameraA top city official is showing off cameras she says could curb police brutality allegations and save the city millions of dollars in legal costs. Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office. James proposed the cameras earlier this month, in the wake of Eric Garner's death from a police chokehold. She wants police to start a pilot program covering officers in areas with high crime and misconduct complaint rates. James says the city spent $152 million ...    Full Story »

NYC Doctor-In-Chief Seeks Community Approach

NYC Doctor-In-Chief Seeks Community ApproachNew York City's new health boss doesn't want to be your nanny. Think of her more as a tutor. After years of pronouncements from on high, including the fight to limit big, sugary drinks, the city's health department is shifting priorities under its newest commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett: less telling and more listening to people about what they need. "It means getting out, talking to people and realizing that the health department is only part of the solution," said Bassett, explaining a philosophy she developed as a resident in a Harlem ...    Full Story »

Parents Demand Federal Probe In NYPD Shooting

Parents Demand Federal Probe In NYPD ShootingThe parents of a black teenager shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 are demanding a federal civil rights probe. The parents of Ramarley Graham led several dozen people in a short march from a park to the federal prosecutor's office Wednesday. They submitted a letter demanding a full federal investigation, a grand jury probe and a meeting with the U.S. attorney. A police officer was indicted on manslaughter charges over the Bronx shooting, but a judge tossed out the case, saying state prosecutors had ...    Full Story »

NYC: Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Shopper-Profiling Pobe

NYC: Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Shopper-Profiling PobeThe retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York's attorney general, the company will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling, further train employees, investigate customer complaints, keep better records of detentions and report for three years on its compliance. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the settlement should help ensure customers are ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Giant Palestinian Flag Unfurled From Manhattan Bridge To Protest Israeli Military Action In Gaza (12 opinions)

PHOTO: Giant Palestinian Flag Unfurled From Manhattan Bridge To Protest Israeli Military Action In Gaza An enormous Palestinian flag was unfurled from the south side of the Manhattan Bridge earlier this evening as protesters marched across the nearby Brooklyn Bridge to protest Israeli attacks in Gaza. The flag, which bore writing that read "Boycott, Divest, Sanction," hung from the bridge for at least 30 minutes before it was removed. (Source: Gothamist)

NYC Mayor, Sharpton, Faith Leaders Meeting On Arrest Death

NYC Mayor, Sharpton, Faith Leaders Meeting On Arrest DeathNew York's Catholic archbishop is bringing together the mayor and religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer. Mayor Bill de Blasio asked Cardinal Timothy Dolan to host Wednesday's meeting in the wake of Eric Garner's death last month on Staten Island. The mayor says he believes it can help a city gripped by protests and distrust of the police in some minority neighborhoods. The meeting will include Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders. A ...    Full Story »

In Deadly NYC Jail Beatings, No Criminal Charges (3 opinions)

In Deadly NYC Jail Beatings, No Criminal ChargesAgitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed. What followed, according to investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press, was a quick punch back from the guard that put Ramirez on the floor. Then he was dragged away, beyond the view of security cameras, and three other guards were called in. Inmates later told investigators they heard screaming and the sickening crack of nightsticks against bone. Ramirez, 50, died of numerous blunt-impact injuries ...    Full Story »

Poll: Cuomo Maintains Big Lead In NY Gov Race

Poll: Cuomo Maintains Big Lead In NY Gov RaceA new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. That's essentially unchanged from Quinnipiac's poll in May. Cuomo has been dogged recently by allegations that his administration interfered with an anti-corruption commission, but the survey indicates the episode has done little to sway voters. The poll ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: BP Adams Marches For Religious Unity With Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Leaders At Gathering In Crown Heights (3 opinions)

Brooklyn: BP Adams Marches For Religious Unity With Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Leaders At Gathering In Crown HeightsYesterday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams led an interfaith gathering between leaders of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities as a gesture of spiritual solidarity in light of recent religiously-motivated assaults on Brooklyn residents. Standing with Assembly Members Dov Hikind and Karim Camara, Public Advocate Letitia James, Council Members Laurie Cumbo and Mathieu Eugene, and religious leaders in front of 339 Albany Avenue in Crown Heights, the site where Avrohom Wolosow was attacked as a part of the “knockout game” on ...    Full Story »

NYC Took Quick Precautions After in-Custody Death (3 opinions)

NYC Took Quick Precautions After in-Custody DeathThe police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate — and potentially volatile — outrage. But compared to the violent aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the fallout from the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York now seems notable for what's been absent: no guns pointed at raging protestors, no billows of tear gas, no lengthy delay in revealing an officer's name, no National Guard troops. The relative calm in New York followed a carefully calibrated response ...    Full Story »

Astorino Unveils Jobs Plan In NY Governor Race (2 opinions)

Astorino Unveils Jobs Plan In NY Governor RaceRepublican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says New York can spur jobs and economic activity by cutting taxes and regulations, permitting hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and promoting agriculture and high-tech start-ups. The candidate released a job plan Tuesday during a campaign stop in Binghamton. He says high taxes, burdensome regulations and outdated economic policies are putting New York at a competitive disadvantage. Astorino says that if elected, he would streamline regulations and government mandates, reduce some taxes ...    Full Story »

New NYC Ad Campaign: Eat Your Vegetables (1 opinions)

New NYC Ad Campaign: Eat Your VegetablesNew York City's Health Department is urging snackers to reach for a carrot — not a candy bar. A city ad campaign announced Tuesday will remind New Yorkers to pack fruits and vegetables "instead of less healthy options." The campaign called "Take Me With You" will appear at bus stops, check-cashing centers and other locations around the city. Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett says incorporating more fruits and vegetables into New Yorkers' diets can help prevent chronic disease such as heart disease. The following was sent to ...    Full Story »

Man Wrongfully Convicted In Killing Of Orthodox Jewish Man Settles Suit For $10M (1 opinions)

Man Wrongfully Convicted In Killing Of Orthodox Jewish Man Settles Suit For $10MA man wrongfully convicted in the slaying of a rabbi has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $10 million. Jabbar Collins’ settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million. Collins’ lawyer Joel Rudin says the two settlements tie for the largest amount received by a wrongfully convicted New York City defendant, matching a June settlement with one of five men wrongly convicted for the 1989 Central Park jogger attack. Collins was exonerated in 2010 after serving 15 years in prison. His ...    Full Story »

NYPD Chokehold Death To Grand Jury

NYPD Chokehold Death To Grand JuryA New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Eric Garner. Amateur video shows the 43-year-old gasping "I can't breathe" as an officer places him in a chokehold. Donovan says his decision is based on his office's investigation and the medical examiner's ruling the death was ...    Full Story »

Community Leaders Call for End to Anti-Semitic Attacks in Brooklyn (2 opinions)

Community Leaders Call for End to Anti-Semitic Attacks in BrooklynCommunity and faith leaders in Brooklyn joined together Monday afternoon to call for an end to anti-Semitic attacks after two assaults on Jewish people in the borough last week. The attacks, both last week in Crown Heights, are the latest in a string of alleged bias crimes in Bay Ridge, Crown Heights, East Flatbush and Midwood, according to the Anti-Defamation League. City and state officials joined faith leaders at the site of one of the attacks to condemn the disturbing trend. The rally ended with attendees marching to the home of ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor Says NYPD Responding To Uptick In Shootings (4 opinions)

NYC Mayor Says NYPD Responding To Uptick In ShootingsMayor Bill de Blasio says the city's police forces are zeroing in on the sites of 23 shootings this past weekend. But the mayor told a news conference at City Hall on Monday that the spate of violence that took two lives does not reflect New York's general crime trend. De Blasio noted that crime in general is down about 3 percent so far this year compared to 2013. And there were 26 fewer murders this year. However, shootings are up by 12 percent. Two young men died Sunday in upper Manhattan after a gunman got out of his car and opened ...    Full Story »

Lawyer: Drunk Man Who Stabbed Three People On NYC Subway Was 'Self-Defense'

Lawyer: Drunk Man Who Stabbed Three People On NYC Subway Was 'Self-Defense'A defense lawyer says a man accused of drunkenly stabbing three people on a New York City subway platform was just defending himself. Ivan DeLeon was arraigned Sunday on assault and other charges in Saturday's violence at a subway station under Grand Central Terminal. Defense attorney Alan Abramson says DeLeon "had to fight for his life" while being "viciously beaten by a group of men." Abramson says DeLeon was left with bruises on his face. Prosecutors, however, say it started when DeLeon bumped into a child who was accompanied by ...    Full Story »
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