Category Archives: Law and Order

Governor Cuomo Discusses Corruption During State Capitol Tour

Andrew_Cuomo_by_Pat_Arnow_croppedIn an interview on Sunday in the state Capitol, Gov. Cuomo gave an exclusive tour to NY1 anchor Errol Louis where things got a little awkward when mentioning the missing photo of the disgraced former Gov. Spitzer.

Louis pointed out there was one photo missing, but Gov. Cuomo recovered like a professional and moved onto the following photos, barely skipping a beat.

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Troubled Christian Woman Assaults Jewish Woman Into Conversion

GrIxy.AuHeHi.36[1]A troubled Christian woman in Boise, Idaho, tried to convert a Jewish resident by physically assaulting her in her own home, and subsequently scratching the word “death” into the victim’s mailbox the following day, according to prosecutors.

The attack has been classified as a hate crime and Haragan has been charged with two counts of malicious harassment. Her bond is being held at $100,000. The victim is being identified as A.G. in all papers.

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Comeback Kid: Former Mayor Rob Ford Ruffles Feathers Once Again

rob-ford-1200The outspoken, crack-smoking and rather controversial former mayor of Toronto, was kicked out of chambers on Wednesday subsequent his allegations against general manager of economic development Mike Williams.

Rob Ford called out Williams, stating he had withheld information of a free trip to Milan in a committee report recommending council support the upcoming Expo 2015 event hosted in Italy, according to The Star.

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Senator Griffo Proposes 4 Term Cap on NYS Legislative Leaders

Griffo-and-Brindisi-1-280x300Many speculate that lawmakers who hold a position of power for more than ten years tend to use their power for underhanded business. One example of this is Sheldon Silver, who was the legislative leader for more than 20 years.

A bill being proposed by Republican Sen. Joe Griffo is aimed at stopping this trend. The bill would put a boundary on how much influence lawmakers such as Silver can have, while also putting a term limit on legislative leaders.

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UC Davis Groups Demand Investigation into Anti-Semitic Acts From Pro-Palestinian Student Group

ikFollowing two hate crimes at UC Davis, 23 organizations with thousands of members and supporters demanded UC Davis Chancellor Katehi launch a formal investigation into registered student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and one of its members, Azka Fayyaz, also a UC Davis student senator.

On January 29, the UC Davis student government passed an anti-Israel divestment resolution written and promoted by SJP. During the meeting Jewish and pro-Israel students were harassed with loud chanting of “Allahu Akbar.” Read more »

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Bharara Disputes Cuomo’s Claims of Being Unable to Discuss Corruption Investigations

preet_bharara_295[1]As political corruption seems to be rising in New York, top federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is looking to take down these crooked individuals claiming to have the residents’ best interest at heart.

One man that isn’t being investigated, but has raised suspicions is Gov. Cuomo. He has told the public that he cannot discuss the political corruption investigations, but Bharara disputes that statement. Who is currently being investigated should be concealed, but those who have already been exposed are not off limits.

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Driver Says He Was Not Rushing When Glauber Couple Died in Crash

030713DELACRUZ2GPM.jpgThe driver of the taxi that killed a Brooklyn Orthodox couple in 2013, says he was not rushing and had no reason to when a BMW t-boned the car as it inched out from a stop sign.

Pedro Nuñez Delacruz worked the Williamsburg neighborhood often and knew the rituals of the Orthodox community. So when they entered the car he knew to turn down the radio if it was shabbos so as not to upset his Orthodox passengers. He also understood the dynamics of the relationships and was often addressed by the men.

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No. 2 Official In Secret Service Loses Job In Agency Shakeup

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(AP). The deputy director of the Secret Service, who managed day-to-day operations during scandals that badly tainted the agency, will resign his position but will be allowed to accept another unspecified federal job within the Homeland Security Department, the government said Monday.

Alvin “A.T.” Smith, who was appointed to the No. 2 job in April 2012, will resign effective Tuesday. His career in the Secret Service lasted 29 years before he was forced out. Read more »

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Cuomo Wants To Suspend Driver’s Licences Of Anyone Owing $5K In Overdue Taxes

CuomoGov. Cuomo has decided enough is enough. He is looking to suspense driver’s licenses of anyone owing the state as little as $5,000 in taxes.

Every year U.S. citizens are required to file their income taxes, submitting their finances report to the government. For most it’s an exciting moment because they assume a refund will come their way for all the hard work, but for others it means it’s time to pay back.

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NYPD: Spike In Murder Rate Just in the First Month of 2015

new-york-police-department-commissioner-bill-brattonWhile the crime rate in the City of New York is relatively down, murder and shootings were up in the first month of 2015, higher than the same time last year, New York City Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton said on Monday.

Statistics show the first month of 2015 has been quite a violent one, with more shootings and homicides than January of 2014. Read more »

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Trial of Killer of Glauber Couple Set to Begin Monday

Acevedo Trial will start Monday for a hit and run that occurred on March 3, 2013, killing a Hasidic couple from Williamsburg and their unborn child.

A BMW driven by Julio Acevedo was flying down a Brooklyn street, double the speed limit, when he slammed into a cab carrying a young couple; the mother was seven months pregnant.

Acevedo fled the scene and was on the run for four days before he was captured. His trial is set to begin Monday and he faces life in prison due to prior felony convictions.

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Canada To Criminalize Public Terror Threats

Canada Harper(AP). Canada announced a new anti-terror law Friday that will make it a crime for people to call for a terrorist attack, even if they don’t make a specific threat.

The law will also allow anyone suspected of being involved in a terror plot to be detained without charge for up to seven days, and empower Canada’s spy agency to thwart attacks directly in a significant expansion of their powers. Read more »

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Democrats React to Koch’s $889 Million Donation To GOP for 2016 Elections

05963230-afa9-11e3-8787-d7e40bfa09ff_koch_brothersThe reaction of Democrats from the news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning to donate $889 million to the GOP for the 2016 presidential elections, has ranged from shoulder shrugs to utter outrage.

It is expected that outside groups and campaign committees favoring the Democratic Party will be heavily increasing their attacks on the Koch brothers heading into the next election, possibly the most highly anticipated one yet.

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State Senator Simcha Felder Helps Cops Nab Shoplifter In Midwood

Sen. FelderA 39-year-old man who stole four packs of Nescafe coffee from an associated supermarket is behind bars tonight thanks to State Sen. Simcha Felder who made a quick decision and jumped into action.

Samir Samedov walked into an associated supermarket located at 1413 Avenue J around 12:30 p.m. and slipped four packs of Nescafe coffee into his jacket pocket after walking around for a few minutes, police said.

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NY11 – Citizen’s Petition Urges Donovan to Unseal Transcripts of Garner Case

grimm3n-1-webAs Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan prepares to fill Michael Grimm’s vacant seat in the 11th Congressional District, the Eric Garner case threatens the success of his future if he gains the title in the special election.

Many are concerned that Donovan’s role in the Eric Garner case could infuriate residents and heighten the racial tensions in New York City. Now matters have gotten much worse as more than a thousand New Yorkers signed a petition urging Donovan to unseal the transcripts of the case.

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Behind Assembly Democrats’ Call for Sheldon Silver’s Resignation

Toobin-Silver-690Last night Assembly Democrats emerged from a private discussion and announced that Sheldon Silver era was over.

“He must resign,” said Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, a Democrat from the East Side of Manhattan, of the often-inscrutable man who had run the chamber for 21 years. “If the speaker does not make that decision, he should understand that he’s lost the confidence of a majority of our conference.”

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Speaker Sheldon Silver Gradually Becomes Exposed, Witnesses Talk

Sheldon SilverAssembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is becoming exposed as witnesses talk. For fifteen years, Silver has been stealing from the city and its citizens, reports allege.

Silver even used the Sept. 11 attacks to justify navigating $500,000 in taxpayer dollars to a Columbia University doctor who was secretly helping him pocket millions in bogus “referral fees,” according to the Daily News.

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Rockland, NY – Spring Valley Mayor Being Sued By Three Local Residents

Spring Valley MayorIn Spring Valley, three village residents are suing Mayor Demeza Delhomme for alleged misconduct and malfeasance in an attempt to remove him from office.

Court papers filed with the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Brooklyn on Friday spell out numerous allegations against Delhomme, who has been accused of religious discrimination, personal use of village funds and harassment of village officials, according to Lohud.

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Jewish Police Officers Express Their Complex Position on the Force

article-0-197330AC00000578-46_634x430As racial tension and police brutality run high, not just in New York City but throughout the entire country, where do Jewish police officers lie in the mix?

They sacrifice their lives every day to protect citizens across the nation, but still adhere to a strict religious and moral set of beliefs. At times citizens are perplexed by the uniformed man with a yarmulke. Read more »

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NYPD To Hold Anti-Terrorism Training in Flatbush On Monday, Organized By FJCC

FJCCThe Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, (FJCC), is organizing on Monday an anti-terrorism training seminar in conjunction with the NYPD and NYS Department of Homeland Security.

The measures taken by the NYPD and the community are in response to the alarming rise in terror across the globe and the understanding that local Jewish institutions – Yeshivas, schools, and Shuls – need more protection. Read more »

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After Plot to Attack U.S. Capitol Emerged, Schumer Pushes For Law to Ban Homemade Bombs

Charles E. SchumerU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has launched a plan to criminalize homemade explosive-making, which is currently not illegal for an individual but only illegal for a business without a license.

Just this week an ISIS-inspired plot to attack the U.S. Capitol using a pipe-bomb emerged, raising awareness that changes need to be implemented immediately. Read more »

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Over 1,000 Officers Assigned To Counterterrosim Mission In Wake Of Paris Attacks: Bratton

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(AP). In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, New York’s police department is expanding training for what it sees as the most serious terror threat today — “active shooters,” terrorists who, rather than detonating a homemade bomb in busy a location like Times Square, simply arm themselves with high-powered rifle and open fire.

Commissioner William Bratton said the new training for the nation’s largest police force is based in part on lessons brought back from an NYPD team that was sent to Paris and given widespread access to the scene of the shootings. Read more »

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Brooklyn Man Who Shot At Cops In 2011 Sentenced To 40 Years In Jail

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A 33-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting at two New York City Police Officers after they stopped him for acting suspiciously on in the early morning hours of September 23, 2011. After firing at one of the officers the defendant fled and led multiple officers on a chase through East Flatbush before being caught. Read more »

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Poll: Voters, By Racial Divide, Think De Blasio Is Supportive Of Police Department

(AP Photo/Tom McElroy)

(AP Photo/Tom McElroy)

While New Yorkers, by large, were ashamed to watch police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at funerals for the two slain police officers, voters disapprove the mayor’s handling of police and community relations in his first year in office, a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday showed.

Relations between Mayor de Blasio and the police are “generally bad,” voters say 77 – 15 percent. Of those who say “bad,” 45 percent of voters say de Blasio is to blame, while 43 percent blame police. Read more »

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Newton Town Faces Lawsuit From Sandy Hook Shooting Victims’ Families

Sandy Hook ShootingTwo families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board. They claim there wasn’t sufficient security the day 20 first-graders and six adults were shot and killed by Adam Lanza.

According to Harford Courant, the 66-page lawsuit was given to a state marshal on Dec. 14, the last day under state statutes that legal action could be taken against the community, and recently served at the town clerk’s office.

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