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Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer whose chokehold was partly blamed for Eric Garner’s death in 2014, was fired from the police department, ending a bitter, five-year legal battle.
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Pantaleo will sue O’Neill to get his job back under a provision that allows people to appeal decisions by government officials or agencies through the courts on grounds that they were “arbitrary and capricious.”
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Family and supporters of Eric Garner said their fight is not over and they will continue to push for laws to make chokeholds illegal and for the department to take disciplinary action against the other officers involved in Garner’s arrest.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer collectively raised $1.22 million for their 2021 mayoral campaigns from donors who gave at least the maximum of $5,100.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s only seen “parts” of the Mafia classic “The Godfather” as he ripped a reporter for daring to criticize his brother’s meltdown over being called “Fredo,” a character in the movie.
The National Rifle Association cannot listen in as state attorneys question its former President Oliver North about the powerful gun rights group’s finances because it would interfere with an ongoing investigation by Attorney General Letitia James.
Eric Gertler, a lawyer and publishing executive, will be nominated as the next president and CEO of Empire State Development, New York’s economic development agency, succeeding Howard Zemsky, who has held the post since 2015.
For the past four years, Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Frank Seddio has been quietly fighting over more than $2.2 million in debt that the Kentucky-based Golden Resources LLC – parent company to the Golden Corral restaurant chain – claims he owes.
New Yorkers have until Labor Day to weigh in on the state’s future license plate design with five different options to choose from as part of an online vote and the winner will be available starting in April.
NYPD Judge Rosemarie Maldonado, who recommended that Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired, concluded that the officer had been “untruthful” during an interview about whether he used a chokehold while detaining Eric Garner.
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Advocates for survivors of childhood sexual abuse are turning their attention to other issues after the passage of the Child Victims Act, such as having Gov. Andrew Cuomo sign Erin’s Law, which mandates schools teach age-appropriate sex abuse prevention.
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Democrats in control of state government this year pushed for and then passed a host of gun control measures, and they have made it clear they aren’t finished as pressure grows on Congress to pass national gun legislation.
The New York City Police Benevolent Association called out Mayor Bill de Blasio over a massive melee in Brooklyn that left three officers with minor injuries and involved gunfire that a law enforcement source called a “‘F--k you’ to the cops.”
Emergency regulations issued late last week by the state Department of Health will require doctors to provide more documentation, including specific justifications, for when children are given exemptions from vaccinations.
Verizon Fios will shutter its hyperlocal Fios1 News channel this fall, ending its 10-year contract with Rye Brook’s RNN and resulting in pink slips for nearly 150 employees across the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey.
SoHo in Manhattan and Brownsville in Brooklyn have nearly identical vacancy rates of around 13.5% along key retail corridors, and a study found that burdensome regulations and shoddy planning are also to blame for the citywide issue.
Raises on top of promotions for New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s top deputies have led to pay hikes as high as 35%, with at least 36 executives now slated to rake in more than $200,000 per year.
The state pension fund grew by 3.38% for the three months ending June 30, outpacing a national increase of 3.27% for similar funds during a volatile investment period.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and state Sen. Brad Hoylman gathered on East 10th Street, where they denounced the parking of sanitation trucks in the area.
Editorial Pages
The bold experiment to overhaul Manhattan’s 14th Street, reserving it for buses and bicycles, is on hold due to a last-ditch legal appeal, and while it should be scrapped if the plan proves not to work, give it a chance first.
Being black in Erie County means you can expect to live five years less than someone who is white, just one among several health disparities between black and white residents that in Buffalo largely align with differences in income.
From City & State
In Depth
Soon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will likely bow out of the race for president and return to a job he never seemed to like much in the first place: running the financial and cultural capital of the United States.
New York City wants to carve out more space for cyclists, particularly in light of a rash of cyclist deaths so far in 2019, but opponents say that the city is being increasingly hostile to drivers.
There aren’t a whole lot of Republicans in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Queens and Bronx district, but the few there are all seem to want to run against the firebrand progressive congresswoman.
More than half of all murders on New York City Housing Authority properties over the past year took place in Brooklyn, even though the borough is home to only a third of the public housing population citywide.
National Politics
Planned Parenthood will withdraw from Title X, the federal family planning program, rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that restricts what health providers can say about abortion.
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced that he is replacing the head of the Bureau of Prisons, marking the latest fallout from the death in federal custody of Jeffrey Epstein.
Two extraordinary legal decisions by the Trump administration have struck at the core of asylum claims rooted in domestic violence or threats against families and women from Guatemala, casting doubt on thousands of cases.
With the pace of mass shootings accelerating – and their death tolls dramatically increasing – criminologists and reform advocates are more intently focused on limiting access to high-capacity magazines.
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