Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

I Love Leonard Levitt’s “NYPD Confidential” Column

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Kelly Whines It Up

December 23, 2013 – If, as Gilbert and Sullivan wrote, a policeman’s lot is not a happy one, pity poor Ray Kelly. After 12 years as the longest-serving and most powerful police commissioner in New York City history, Kelly feels he is departing One Police Plaza misunderstood and unloved. Read full article here.

Explaining Stop & Frisk To Whites – A Public Service Announcement

Monday, August 19th, 2013


Center for Constitutional Rights: NYPD Stop And Frisk

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The first time Kasiem Walters was stopped, he was 13 years old.

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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NYPD Guilty …

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

… Routinely Making Unconstitutional Street Stops Outside Clean Halls Buildings Across the Bronx

January 8, 2013 — From NYCLU: The NYPD has a pattern and practice of illegally stopping innocent people in public areas outside thousands of private apartment buildings in the Bronx and must immediately end this unconstitutional practice, a U.S. District Court judge ruled this morning.

The victory comes as part of a federal class-action lawsuit filed in March by the New York Civil Liberties Union, The Bronx Defenders, LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP challenging the NYPD’s enforcement of Operation Clean Halls – a citywide program within the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk regime that allows police officers to patrol in and around certain private apartment buildings.

Full story here.

More later.

The Central Park 5

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
This picture of Yusef Salaam is one of the most haunting pictures of the century.

This picture of Yusef Salaam is one of the most haunting pictures of the century.

Everyone should see this Ken Burns documentary at least once on the big screen. Then a few times on the screens at home. And recommend to families and friends and neighbors.


Gov. Cuomo speech drowned out with City Councilman Charles Barron-led yells of ‘Tax the rich!’ — NY Daily News

Monday, February 21st, 2011

ALBANY – Gov. Cuomo’s speech on Sunday night to the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators was interrupted with chants of “Tax the rich!” led by City Councilman Charles Barron. — Glenn Blain, NY Daily News

Barron is a baron. Word! Makes one think of Bill Thompson’s “Term Limits” in the 2009 Mayoral Election. Thompson could have won if voters hadn’t been convinced by the mainstream news media that Bloomberg was strutting on the path to victor. Thompson lost by 4 percent.

Full story here.

Car Bomb Updates/Corrections/Clarifications: NY Times & NY Daily News

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010


What’s to Be Made of This “Positive” News That Thompson Could Dump the Term Limits Miscreant

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

October 29, 2009 press press release printed in its entirety because of insufficient savvy to gauge its significance:

Momentum Continues to Shift to Thompson
Trails by Three Points: 44 percent to 41 percent

Polling completed last week by Garin Heart Yang Research Group, run by pollster Geoff Garin, showed there has been a significant shift and the race has moved closer toward Bill Thompson.


Who Won the First Mayoral Debate? That’s Easy to Answer

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena

The Daily News dubbed the first Mayoral debates the “brawl for the hall” but it was more of a minor skirmish. I call it a draw. They jabbed but neither pugilist landed a knockout blow. The debate, held at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, was the first time both candidates met nose to nose and marked Thompson’s first video-true introduction to New Yorkers.

Both faired poorly when asked about the low numbers of Latinos in their administrations, about 10 percent of their workforce. Thompson said 60 percent of his workers were people of color and, in what was the funniest moment of the debate, Bloomberg said in Spanish that he would increase the actual numbers of minorities tomorrow (which is today).