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‘You Want To Buy Crack?’: NYC Homeless Staying In Luxury Hotels Urinating In Public, Harassing Residents

Homeless people housed in multiple hotels in an upscale part of Manhattan are reportedly urinating in public, catcalling women and trying to sell drugs to those passing by, locals said in a Thursday report. The group of homeless people, which reportedly includes mentally ill individuals and 10 sex offenders, have been housed in three luxury hotels in Manhattan’s Upper West ...

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Papers Please: De Blasio Announces COVID-19 Checkpoints on Tunnels, Bridges to Enforce Lockdown

Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday COVID-19 checkpoints will be established on tunnels and bridges leading into the city in order to enforce Governor Cuomo’s quarantine order. The mayor tweeted, “New Yorkers worked too hard to beat back COVID-19 — we cannot lose that progress. 35 states have dangerously high infection rates. We won’t let the ...

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Federal Prosecutors Say Alleged Gang Member Went Right Back To Shooting People After He Was Released Without Bail

An alleged Brooklyn gang member who was arrested and charged with attempted murder on May 20 was released without bail and allegedly took part in other gun-related crimes, The New York Post reported Wednesday. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Darrius Sutton was initially arrested in relation to a reported shooting in East New York on May 16 where a man was seriously ...

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NYC Health Commissioner Resigns Over ‘Deep Disappointment’ With Mayor DeBlasio’s Handling Of The Pandemic

New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned after clashing with Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to confront the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday. “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the ...

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These Statistics About The New York Police Department Destroy the BLM Narrative

We all know the media manipulates statistics and flat out lies when it comes to policing, but the data released annually by the New York Police Department is downright narrative busting. A recent piece of mine explored the Chicago Police Department’s statistics around engaging criminal behavior and their use of force in such responses. Reader feedback was awesome; I have ...

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Man Accused Of Punching NYPD Officers In Brooklyn Bridge Incident Released Without Bail

A man charged with assaulting New York Police officers was brought before a Manhattan criminal court, which released him without bail on Thursday night, the New York Post reported. Quran Campbell, a 25-year-old from the Bronx, reportedly resisted arrest and allegedly assaulted New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan in the process, the Post reported. Before his altercation with Monahan, ...

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Upstate NY Police Union Tells Officers To Steer Clear Of NYC After Police Reform

An upstate New York police union told officers Thursday to avoid law enforcement activities in New York City after recent policing reforms. The Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester (APA), which presides over the seventh most populous county in the Empire State, urged officers to enforcing the law in  New York City. The advice was a response to Democratic New York ...

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‘We don’t need big events anytime soon’: De Blasio Cancels Large Gatherings, Allows Protests To Continue

New York City canceled all large gatherings through September but won’t regulate social justice protests, Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN. The city cancelled street fairs, outdoor concerts and parades due to health concerns, de Blasio told Wolf Blitzer in an interview Thursday night. De Blasio said it’s “just not time” for events that draw ...

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New York Disbands Plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit, Reassigns 600 Officers

The New York Police Department’s anti-crime unit has been disbanded, the department announced on Monday. The citywide unit was comprised of roughly 600 plainclothes officers tasked with removing illegal guns from the streets, NBC News reported. The change represents “a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city,” Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news ...

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‘Absolute Monarchy’: Catholic Priests, Jewish Congregants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio Over Double Standards On Worship, Protests

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Catholic priests and Jewish congregants have filed a lawsuit against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over double standards on worship and protests. Two Catholic priests from upstate New York and three Orthodox Jewish congregants from Brooklyn filed lawsuit June 10 against Cuomo, de Blasio, and Attorney General Letitia James in ...

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De Blasio Rolls Out Plan Shifting Funds Away From NYPD Amid Calls To Defund The Police

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to shift funding away from the city’s police department and toward youth programs Sunday, as activists push for defunding police departments. De Blasio’s plan is part of a suggestion from the mayor’s task force on racial inclusion, which is chaired by his wife, activist Chirlane McCray. Decisions about police funding ...

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De Blasio Picks Hospital Chief Who Downplayed COVID Risk To Lead Virus Tracking: Report

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is tapping the head of the city’s public hospital system to lead his virus contact tracing effort two months after the official advised the mayor’s office to avoid lockdowns and instead let the virus take its course, according to The New York Time. De Blasio took away New York City’s health department’s authority ...

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Gov. Cuomo Overrules Mayor De Blasio’s Move To Close NYC Schools For Remainder Of Year

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision announcement that New York City schools would remain closed for the rest of the school year. Cuomo and de Blasio are at odds over who has the authority to decide when New York City’s schools should open. De Blasio announced Saturday morning that the schools will remain closed until ...

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