“Whether you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with the conversations taking place in the book, they are conversations that are happening in our communities and should not be ignored.”
“Whether you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with the conversations taking place in the book, they are conversations that are happening in our communities and should not be ignored.”
“Even if the court ends up dismissing the violation, that one day or few days that you spend in jail are enough to lose your job.”
Horne had been dismissed after a November 2006 incident in which she has maintained she tried to stop a fellow officer from choking a man during an arrest.
“You know, some will cite this incident as proof that the practice of armed police responding to a domestic matter should end. Others will say that if unarmed social workers had responded, we may now be mourning a dead child.”
“There’s nothing extraordinary in what the Supreme Court did in interpreting these [election] statutes. It’s what they do every day.”
“When the parole board in the State of New York does not grant the paroles that so many deserve, and you allow them to die in prisons, you have now become a murderer yourself.”
“It is imperative that the Commission of Judicial Nomination focus on vetting and recommending qualified LGBTQ+ candidates, who have an intimate understanding of the unique perspectives and needs of our community.”
“Why house us with somebody we can constantly contract it [from] every time a new intake person comes in.”
The council plans to reconvene Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to resume consideration of agreement.
“Out of respect for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court process and the claimants, the Diocese declines comment.”
The Broome County Sheriff said half of the jail’s staff has refused to get one.
The suit alleges the Rochester Police Department used extreme force in responding to protests, and the use of crowd control measures falls into a long history of the department abusing its power.
The Ithaca plan was approved, while trustees in Malone ended up sending a revised version of its strategy to the state.
“Why is it state-sentenced inmates are being punished by not getting the same treatment as every other state inmate all because we’re housed in county jails?”
“Freedom from torture is the most basic of human rights, and yet every year tens of thousands of New Yorkers are subjected to it in the form of solitary confinement.”
A task force will now take over the work for designing how the new overarching Department of Public Safety would work.
An estimated $350 million in annual revenue is expected from the 13 percent sales tax on the drug, with 40 percent of the revenue going to a community reinvestment fund.
So far, most councilors have not explicitly said how they’ll vote on the resolution.
“I’m not talking about stopping a guy from sitting in his backyard and smoking a joint. Honestly, I really don’t care. But I know people are going to get in traffic crashes and they’re going to die.”
“So when is the next meeting? What is the next step? We don’t have that.”
By late 2022, adults in the state would be able to buy cannabis in retail stores, and could also sample the drug in tasting rooms.
“A voice calling for justice does not need to be in perfect English.”
“For every officer when you get their badge number, you should be able to look up their service record, and it should be easy.”
Salsman denies the allegations and has moved to dismiss the charges
The protesters moved down Main Street and then to East Avenue, ultimately ending their march in the Wegmans parking lot. Wegmans locked the store around 11 a.m.
The New York Attorney General’s Office is conducting its own, simultaneous investigation into the sexual harassment claim leveled against Cuomo in recent weeks.
“I get the frustration of the callers, we do understand decorum, but again, setting the tone without being condescending is important.”
A final vote could take place as early as next week, but time is running out to get the proposal before voters for the May primary.
Questions are being raised about the State Assembly’s choice of a law firm to help an impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“The passage of HALT in the Senate brings us one step closer to bringing justice to all those who have lost loved ones to the wrongful use of solitary.”
“It wasn’t inclusive and they didn’t listen to any of the needs of people of color.”
The attorneys tapped to handle the investigation include a former federal prosecutor who helped investigate foreign meddling in the 2016 election.
Several of the men and women from Pennsylvania are among the highest-profile cases under investigation by the FBI.
Under the legislation, incarcerated individuals would not be allowed to spend more than 15 days in solitary confinement.
The defendant is accused of helping rioters overpower D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with flagpoles, tased and had his gear stolen.
“The voters are not necessarily, at the moment, following the lead of the elected officials.”
Larry Schwartz, a longtime aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called local officials in New York to gauge their loyalty to the governor. Some local officials viewed it as a threat to cut off vaccine.
“While it may not happen very often that this is used, I think the circumstances of the…epic, historical mistake, warrant an epic, historical action on the part of the legislature to correct it.”
There were calls for de-escalation and non-violence within both of the groups.
Last month, Vance’s office received the former president’s tax returns after a years-long battle, after the Supreme Court paved the way for a New York grand jury to obtain and review the documents.
“People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth. I’m not going to resign.”
“I believe it is in the best interest of our State if Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul serves as Acting Governor until the Attorney General’s investigations or any other potential inquiries reach a conclusion.”
“The Department of Labor told my office that they are investigating, and they have already identified 425,000 fraudulent claims statewide.”
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo denied touching women inappropriately, “the female aide became emotional” as she and other staff watched his remarks, according to the Times Union newspaper in Albany.
“I never made any inappropriate advances. As I said last week, no one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable.”
A majority of Democrats in the state Legislature either haven’t taken a public position on whether Cuomo should resign, or have said they want to wait for the results of the attorney general’s investigation.
Attorneys representing Nathaniel McFarland, one of Prude’s five children and the administrator of his estate, also allege civil rights violations and gross negligence in the lawsuit filed Monday.
Experts review Rochester, N.Y., police body camera video of a recent encounter of white officers with a Black girl in distress. She was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed in a squad car.
“There is no question that they both have the knowledge and background necessary to lead this investigation and provide New Yorkers with the answers they deserve.”
“No, there is no way I resign,” said Cuomo, who added that he deserves “due process” while the AG’s probe continues.
“It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it.”
“It’s kind of a Catch-22. They teach the only way to subdue (a person) under excited delirium is choke holds — knees to the neck, hog ties — things of that nature which brings on death.”
“It takes a lot of courage, a lot of guts, oftentimes therapy, and counseling and support around the individual to come forward.”
“The pattern of sexual harassment and predatory behavior by Governor Cuomo is unacceptable, and I believe the women coming forward.”
“I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to.”
The White House Press Secretary said President Biden has been briefed on the claims and supports an immediate investigation.
Cuomo, who is already under fire for withholding data that showed twice as many nursing home residents died of COVID-19 than was previously disclosed, denies both allegations.
Joe Prude is the brother of Daniel Prude, who suffocated in police custody a year ago. He says he no longer has trust in the system after state Attorney General Letitia James announced a grand jury had decided not to file criminal charges against any of the officers in his brother’s case.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his staff were in damage control mode Thursday as they faced two scandals
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president’s tax returns and related documents on Monday.
Court documents detail the messages Richard Michetti, now facing criminal charges, sent his ex-girlfriend during the insurrection. “If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” one reads.
The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.
Legislative Democrats’ qualms don’t stop at the social equity funding, there are additional concerns as well with the taxation structure, criminal penalties and oversight of the Governor’s proposed Office of Cannabis Management.
“We are completely transforming the system. We are making sure that the right person gets called when it comes to a mental health crisis.”
“We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible,” officials said.
“The job is just very different than it was 50 years ago or 30 years ago. A ton of what we ask our officers to do may not be considered traditional police work.”
The high court’s decision marks a major setback for Trump, who for years has fought to shield his finances and business practices from scrutiny.
The Evans brothers are now home in Philadelphia after decades in prison. Convicted of second degree murder, they had few options for release in Pennsylvania under current law.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon refused to obey coronavirus guidelines that would protect its warehouse employees from infection.
Amy Cooper had been facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident to police, after she told them Christian Cooper, who is not related to her, threatened her in a New York City park. He did not.
The state is now in the process of decommissioning three prisons: Gowanda, Watertown and the Clinton Annex in Dannemora.
When the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to advertise the proposed constitutional amendment that had been passed by the legislature, it halted a march toward justice for thousands of victims abused in the commonwealth.
An Erie County Grand Jury has voted not to indict the officers on charges stemming from a June protest where they were seen on video shoving protestor a 75-year-old protester to the ground.
Hemp farmers are laying the groundwork for a lawsuit against New York in response to proposed state regulations that would prohibit the sale of hemp flower.
“Pick your poison: either way, the Catholic Church is going to oppose it. We’re not going away. We’re not going to wait two years.”
The governor’s order — the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan — requires local police agencies to modernize their strategies and programs based on community input.
More than 1,000 people are serving life sentences in Pennsylvania, even though they never intended to kill anyone — 70% of them are Black. A lawsuit calls the concept cruel and unconstitutional.
Chad Salsman allegedly brought clients into his private office under the guise of discussing their case and used his knowledge of their vulnerabilities to negate their consent and sexually assault them.
“She feels like she got me in trouble, she’s so apologetic and so emotional and I explained to her every step of the way, you’re not in trouble, you’re good.”
Demonstrators gathered near a Rochester police precinct not far from where a 9-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed last week. One officer has been suspended, two others placed on administrative leave.
“There’s a lot of ways that scammers can use this information.”
The incident renews scrutiny of the city and its police department following the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of asphyxiation after an encounter with police in March.
“Clearly, some facilities were not prepared to handle outbreaks through early and effective training or staffing.”
“This is not any one person’s battle. This is such a huge undertaking and it really takes a community to encircle these survivors, to empower them.”
Those conversations were about using the Justice Department to make it appear as though Georgia’s election results could be invalidated because of ongoing fraud investigations.
“Right from the very beginning of the parole process, which is the appearance in front of the parole board, there is no ‘right to counsel.’”
“The statement that the Biden-Harris administration released about Roe v. Wade shows that there is really no common ground.”
The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.
It was discovered the Board failed to process over 2,400 voter registration applications that were filed on time through the state DMV website.
The state Capitol was on high alert after a report indicated armed groups were planning to gather at state capitols.
Concrete barricades have already been put in place to close off a portion of the street next to the Capitol. National Guard members were on site.
The state attorney general’s office says it has received “more than 1,300 complaints and pieces of evidence” about the police response to the protests in New York City.
The choice for 10 Republican members to split from their party to vote to impeach Trump could mean political blowback with their state’s Republican Party come the next election.
One would require appellate-level judges, like the state Supreme Court, to be elected by district rather than statewide.
The New York Democrat shared that she felt unsafe in the secure room where she was held with other lawmakers while the Capitol was under lockdown.
“Hopefully if there’s protests, they’re peaceful. But you can’t take any chances, especially after what we witnessed in Washington, D.C.”
“I am absolutely floored by how inaccessible this is to an ordinary person. The learning curve has been really, really steep.”
“I call on every New York federal official to call on president Trump’s resignation. Don’t put the country through impeachment. Don’t wait for any cabinet action. Call for him to resign as his own act.”
“They don’t necessarily have to know they traveled to go to a riot. They just have to travel and then intentionally get themselves intentionally involved in a riot.”
“The question is whether or not the evidence can be linked to a particular individual and what is the proper jurisdiction to bring those charges.”
“I’m confident we’re going to get through the next 13 days in a safe and secure fashion”
As the New York state legislature resumes session today (Wednesday), advocates and some legislators are calling for limits on solitary confinement in state prisons.
“We must emphatically reject these horrible instances of physical attacks on our governing institutions and let democracy proceed.”
Hand admitted she stole around $24,000 by depositing checks payable to the school district into bank accounts she controlled.
During the week of Christmas, four staff members and 21 inmates at the Steuben County Jail tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
There are currently 3,914 COVID-19 cases among inmates, parolees, and corrections officers at state prisons, while 2,156 people have recovered.
Good government groups across Pennsylvania fear that if Harrisburg Republicans get their way in the coming legislative session, the commonwealth could end up with a high court system that is one of the most partisan in the country.
“We recognize that visitation is a vital part of family reunification and therefore, we will resume it when safe to do so.
ALBANY, NY (WCNY) – Tenants in New York will be granted another reprieve in the new year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, with an extension of an executive order that prevents landlords from evicting tenants who’ve faced financial hardship both during and before the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension, however, may be moot: Democrats in the state Legislature are considering a special session next week to codify and expand a moratorium on residential evictions. Details on what the Legislature may pass haven’t been released, and legislation hadn’t been introduced as of Wednesday afternoon. But Democrats who control both the state Senate and Assembly have been hinting at an end-of-year return to Albany for weeks now. Some of the state’s current protections for tenants expire on Jan.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (WITF) – It’s not easy to recognize important historical moments while they’re happening. But 2020 has been a year marked by disaster and debacle. It has featured a deadly global pandemic, a reckoning over racism in the wake of several Black Americans killed by police, and a tense, litigious election. Looking back, historians, political insiders, and on-the-ground organizers agree that the last 12 months or so will leave an indelible impression. “I don’t know a historian right now who isn’t still kind of in shock,” said Timothy Lombardo, a Philadelphia-born historian of conservative politics.
“I look forward to this becoming an actual discussion, where our questions are answered, where we have actual talks about how we can imagine public safety because this ain’t it.”
U.S. employers will be able to require their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine unless the employee has reasonable medical or religious objections.
“Lighthouse said all along that we would comply with New York State guidelines, but the county insisted that we go well above and beyond those guidelines as a condition of reopening.”
“Most of the inmates are isolated from each other,” Harder added. “They’re not allowed out of their cells. They’re basically quarantined to keep the spread down.”
“You can just go online and just fill out the application. Which is especially helpful with COVID, thinking about ways to give survivors access to resources in a faster way.”
A handful of cases are pending in courts around the state, including a few key challenges. If the Trump campaign can whittle away Biden’s advantage to 0.5%, Pennsylvania law would trigger an automatic recount.
“Let’s look at the law. There can be no more fundamental right in this moment than access to the vaccine.”
The case got national attention when body camera footage showed Prude suffocating while being restrained by Rochester Police after they responded to a mental health call.
“We also need to do a whole lot of work in the coming years to make sure we are building a truly equitable and just democracy,” said one of the rally organizers, Joanna Green.
Spray paint of a circle with a cross was found on one business and in other places around the city.
“They feel like they’re sort of cut off from the outside world right now which is scary when you’re in a situation like that.”
“There is a problem in Elmira. We are already taking special measures for members of the population who may be vulnerable. They’re getting additional safety precautions within the facility.”
“These inmates are being denied treatment, they are being denied access to their families.”
“This is a public health crisis and you have cut them off from the outside world.”
The state Board of Elections said Monday that voting in Chenango County won’t be affected overall.
“The cowards used a dead animal and a brick with a family member’s name on it to try to intimidate us. We assure everyone such threats only energize us to stand stronger.”
Over the previous week, the city was the site of escalating tensions between pro- and anti-Trump groups.
“Right now, the COVID outbreak at Elmira Prison, by far the largest yet, threatens countless lives both behind bars and in the surrounding communities.”
The officers were on the scene briefly but left.
Many of the protesters who spoke during the hearing criticized the budget proposal for adding two new sheriff positions and keeping the budget for the Broome County jail at more than $29 million.
“To be clear, no entity or individual is allowed to dictate how or when our investigation will proceed or set the parameters of a lawful investigation,”
A pickup truck drove through the crowd and drove away, leaving an injured legal observer on with apparent broken bones.
“A disturbing number were locked up due to slowdowns and failures in the assigned counsel and the public defender system.”
In fact, there is scant research on the potential effects of tear gas exposure and reproductive health in general.
“[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis.”
“It is disturbing and hypocritical that Republican Senators would attempt to fill this vacancy now while Americans across the country have already begun casting their ballots.”
“By showing up here today you have sent a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We will not be run by a mob of thugs and criminals.”
Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday after a standoff outside City Hall between Rochester police and the protesters calling for justice in the death of Daniel Prude.
“It was seemingly viewed by all concerned as an unfortunate set of circumstances, which we all know was not the case.”
There was a standoff, with demonstrators facing off against police. RPD says they did use pepper balls after bottles and rocks were thrown at them.
“When Rochester put out a call, a distress call, our neighboring cities came and we answered that call.”
The false claims amounted to 272 hours of sick and leave time, equivalent to over $6,000.
The group marched, as they have on previous nights, to the front of the Public Safety Building, which saw hundreds of people again chanting, talking, and taking part in a peaceful demonstration.
They were also wearing spit hoods, the kind of device that police put on Daniel Prude last March as they pinned him to the pavement.
Myrick said police “cannot be everywhere and our safety is ultimately in our hands.”
After video this week showed police in Rochester placing a bag over the head of a Black man during an arrest, and then pinning him down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he wanted the state Attorney General’s Office to expedite its investigation into the incident.
Use of force reports from Bucks County jail offer a glimpse into a criminal justice system unequipped to deal with people who may be having a crisis.
The amendment would be part of a federal spending bill.
“That constitutional right doesn’t go on hold because there are financial constraints, because the state is having financial difficulties. This is a constitutional right.”
New York state is suing President Donald Trump and the head of the U.S. Postal Service over recent policy changes that Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday would unconstitutionally limit access to this year’s elections for those who plan to vote by mail.
Gov. Tom Wolf calls for some of the revenue from marijuana sales to go toward “repairing the harm done to crime victims and communities as a result of marijuana criminalization.”
Steve Maio is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 27.
“Having a conversation about inequities or injustices is not mutually exclusive from supporting the men and women of law enforcement.”
“This is a policy that addresses housing placement, safety, access to medical care, name and pronoun use, search procedures.”
In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.
Months of protests urged prosecutors and police to support criminal justice reform. But court records show a different path.
“The constitutions of the State of New York and the United States of America are not abandoned or thrown to the side during times of emergency. But that’s exactly what our government has done.”
New York’s attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and others.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D-Massachusetts) said she sent a letter to the SEC Chairman asking that agency to look at the potential for insider trading.
“You’re locking my friends in cages when they need to be in hospital rooms.”
Online video shows men grabbing a woman during a demonstration and hauling her away in an unmarked van. Police said they arrested the woman on suspicion of damaging police cameras.
“There are men just like me in there. They should have been walking out with me. But instead they’ll probably die in prison.”
The coalition comes after a push by NY law enforcement to add protections for police.
“I destroyed that legacy that I built over 35 years,” he said, blaming his downfall on “improper, selfish and ethically indefensible” behavior that grew from a sense of entitlement.
“It’s not like we don’t know what needs to be done. He could make a list of things that needed to be done and start putting them in place.”
Among the initiatives were measures that would make resisting arrest or following an officer Class E felonies.
Police say that the statue was torn off its base, and left about 50 feet from its pedestal. The statue had been placed over the fence to Genesee River gorge and was leaning against the fence.
They made several crimes once again eligible for bail, including second-degree burglary, promoting child pornography and vehicular manslaughter.
The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.
“Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company failed their female employees. After all the harassment, threats and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some justice.”
54% of Black respondents supported defunding police departments, compared to 24% of white respondents.
Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.
Cariol Horne was fired in 2007 after stepping in to stop a White officer who held a Black suspect in a chokehold.
Secretary of Environmental Resources and Energy panel said he was offended by AG’s characterization of natural gas industry