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  • Developments in police tensions: NYC mayor speaks; inquest in Montana; Ferguson juror sues

    The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and in New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers. Tensions...
  • New York City launches municipal identification card program, the largest in the country

    New York City has launched its municipal identification card program, the largest in the country, which officials say will allow immigrants living in the country illegally to access key city services they were previously unable to obtain. The card,...
  • NYPD inspector general's report faults discipline on chokeholds

    New York police received little or no discipline from their superiors in 10 recent case involving the use of the banned chokehold, the city’s first report by the Police Department’s inspector general said on Monday. The report comes as the...
  • Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo

    Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo
    Draped in a New York state flag, the casket containing the body of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was brought into a Manhattan church where more than 800 mourners were gathered to pay their last respects to the man who spoke for a vision of Democratic...
  • Ignore the peddlers of outrage

    Ignore the peddlers of outrage
    Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that America has a...
  • NYC to begin banning restaurant plastic foam containers

    New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday. De Blasio's mayoral ban will...
  • No, there isn't a broad campaign against police

     No, there isn't a broad campaign against police
    On Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot a former girlfriend in Baltimore. Hours later, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he ambushed and killed two police officers in their car and then killed himself. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described the murders as "execution-style....
  • New York City moves to name streets after two slain officers

    New York City officials plan to name two streets after the two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in their patrol car earlier this month. The move was announced in a Wednesday news release from Mayor Bill de Blasio and four city council members, and...
  • NYC to ring in new year with heightened security in Times Square

    NYC to ring in new year with heightened security in Times Square
    As tens of thousands of revelers gathered in New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve, authorities were bracing for renewed protests over excessive force by police, capping a year of tension over race relations across the United States. While security...
  • Gov. Cuomo begins 2nd term on day his father dies, urges New Yorkers to lead by example

    Andrew Cuomo was sworn in for his second term as governor Thursday just hours before his father died. Former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo did not attend the inauguration because his ill health forced him to stay home. Cuomo said in his inaugural address...
  • Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion

    Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion
    With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...