Tag Archives: New York

Sessions Chooses Latino Community Victimized By Hate To ‘Drum Up Fear Of Immigrant Violence’ By
Before uttering a word of his speech on Salvadoran gang violence, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions already has opened up old wounds of a Long Island immigrant community still scarred by a 2008 hate crime. Sessions has chosen the...
Giving NY’s Governor A $783,000 Bribe Is Business As Usual For Rupert Murdoch By
A Buffalo News headline (4/18/17) asked a pointed question about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “How Did Cuomo Make $783,000 on Memoir That Sold 3,200 Copies?” The accompanying article did not delve particularly deep into the mystery, beyond noting that the royalty amounts...
New York To Become First State With Sanders-Style Free Tuition By
New York is set to become the first U.S. state to make tuition free for students at public state universities and community colleges if they come from low- and middle-income families, a proposal that has been endorsed by former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders,...
Army Vet Who Fatally Stabbed Man Traveled To New York To Kill Black People By
New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, “an assault” on the city’s inclusiveness and diversity. James Harris Jackson took a bus to New...
New Bill Aims To Stop Warrantless Stingray Spying By
ALBANY, N.Y. (REPORT) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New...
Alongside Sanders, NY Governor Announces First-In-Nation Free Tuition Plan By
(REPORT) — With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at his side, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a plan to offer free tuition at state and city colleges for middle- and low-income New Yorkers. Under the Excelsior Scholarship, described as the first of its...
US Senator Seeks Federal Funding To Protect Vunerable Against Hate Crimes By
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hate crimes are up, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is trying to have $5 million more added to an end-of-the-year federal funding bill. As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, the bill — also endorsed by Sens. Robert Menendez...
Senate Candidate Promises “Kool Aid, KFC and Watermelons” To Harlem Residents By
A Republican candidate for New York’s state senate is under fire after he promised to give out stereotypical “black people” food to people who attended one of his campaign events in Harlem. Brad Reed of Raw Story reports that Jon Girodes, the Republican candidate...
Police Seize On Chelsea Bombing To Expand Surveillance Powers By
Yet again, putative acts of terror — bombs detonated and discovered in New York and New Jersey, and a mass stabbing in Minnesota — conveniently paved the way for an expansion of police and surveillance state powers in the U.S., while providing an instant distraction...
Man Charged With Murder In Suspected Hate Crime Killing Of New York Imam By
A man has been charged with murder over the brazen gunning down of a Muslim cleric and his assistant on a New York street. Officers said Oscar Morel, 35, was charged with two counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Officers took Mr Morel into custody late...