by on December 26, 2017
On Thursday, a federal judge dismissed a foreign emoluments lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump alleging that he violated the Constitution through his businesses because of a lack of standing, and said that this should be resolved by Congress. “We would likely be living in a different world if elected officials were legally bound to carry out the political promises they made prior to taking office,” wrote Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court in Manhattan wrote in ...
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by on January 6, 2018
US President Donald Trump (L) listens with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a meeting with Republican Members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2018.  World leaders who use Twitter help foster “necessary discussion,” the social media platform said in an apparent defense of President Trump’s tweets. The calls for Twitter to block Trump from its service were renewed on Tuesday after the president boasted his “nucl...
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by on February 3, 2018
Bianca Bennett, 27, had spent just 10 months on the police force and was months away from getting married when she was killed WHAT TO KNOW NYPD Sgt. Randolph Price has been indicted in the off-duty fiery car crash that killed a 27-year-old cop, his passenger, nearly a year ago Price, 33, faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in the Feb. 1, 2017 crash that killed Bianca Bennett Bennett was an office for just 10 months when she died...
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by on August 24, 2018
  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial, in New York on Sept. 11, 2011. “We get along very well,” Mr. Trump explained in a radio interview that week. Andrew M. Cuomo was about to get married. Donald J. Trump was about to get divorced. And the future governor of New York and future president of the United States crossed paths at Mr. Cuomo’s bachelor party. The year was 1990 and Mr. Cuomo, the son of Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, was ...
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by on April 19, 2018
549 NYCHA-owned playgrounds have hazardous conditions and lack of repair and maintenance records. On April 4, 2018, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released an audit of New York City Housing Authority playgrounds’ conditions and maintenance. NYCHA is responsible for the maintenance of each development’s playgrounds. Results from playground inspections are required to be entered into NYCHA’s electronic system for tracking maintenance and physical repair work. However, the Comptroller’s audit shows ...
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by on May 11, 2018
Gun-rights group sues Cuomo, DFS over regulatory actions Suit follows Lockton Cos. fine over ’Carry Guard’ insurance The National Rifle Association sued New York state officials over what it described as a "blacklisting campaign" targeting companies that try to do business with the group. The organization filed a complaint Friday in Syracuse federal court accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Financial Services of abuses of regulatory power aimed at sti...
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by on January 2, 2018
Voice-activated smart devices can be used for alerts, alarms and web searches – but what about reporting crime? It may seem far-fetched, but one police force believes it's possible. Popular products such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home – now a fixture in households around the world – will soon be used to access real-time crime warnings and breaking news alerts, according to Rob Flanagan, an innovation chief at Lancashire Police. In a speech at a College of Policing conference, first...
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by on October 3, 2018
With an expanded FBI investigation in full swing, and Mitch McConnell still predicting a Senate floor vote later this week, one would think that the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court is more a sure thing than not — barring, of course, a bombshell revelation adding credence to the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. No drinking buds But it’s not a slam dunk yet. The questions about Kavanaugh’s high school and college drinking may, ironically, turn o...
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by on December 29, 2017
It has been three years since the NYPD announced it would train its police force on implicit bias—a decision the department came to after one of its officers killed Eric Garner with a chokehold, a technique the department had banned—but not one officer has received such training to date.   Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD announced it would retrain a significant portion of its police force in December 2014 after a grand jury declined to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, fo...
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by on August 29, 2018
The Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, said Wednesday that bureaucracy and inefficiency across local and federal government entities are to blame for the deaths of nearly 3,000 on the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which came to light as part of a newly released study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz In particular, Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz blamed President Donald Trump, federal officials and Puerto Rican officials for not providing more ...
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by on May 30, 2018
Nine months after Harvey, middle-class Houston has recovered, but low-income neighborhoods are in disarray. Lying just feet away from exposed electrical wires, 4-year-old Aaron Cervantes sleeps on a cot inside his grandparents’ hollowed-out Houston home, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters. Nine months after Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the Gulf Coast, green grass has returned to plush Houston developments and the city’s downtown hums with m...
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by on February 28, 2018
In a lawsuit, tenant leaders representing the 400,000 people living in public housing have asked a judge to appoint an independent monitor to oversee the New York City Housing Authority because it has failed to provide heat and hot water, keep residents safe from lead, involve tenants in policymaking and hire residents, as required by federal regulations. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by the Citywide Council of Presidents, a group of tenant leaders chosen b...
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