Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota pounced on his rival Bill de Blasio today, suggesting his opponent had “no soul” during an endorsement event with Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro.
Senator Chuck Schumer made sure his endorsement event for Bill de Blasio this afternoon undermined the messaging of his Republican rival in the mayor’s race, Joe Lhota.
Tryst and Shout
Some people are turned on by guys sporting law enforcement attire–but usually, nobody loves the sight of a man in uniform more than he himself does. In fact, some city police officers are so hung up on the sight of themselves in blue, the NYPD has launched an investigation into cops using uniformed selfies to attract mates on dating websites.
Bill vs. Bill
After most of the city’s Labor Day cookouts called it a night, one Manhattan couple kept the holiday spirit going with an illicit after-party for two.
Breaking 911 sounded the alarm at 7:52PM Monday evening that a police supervisor was needed at 26 East River Piers, where a couple was caught with their Read More
Bill Thompson, who has repeatedly called on mayoral rival Bill de Blasio to take down his “lying” television commercial, is officially taking his request to the airwaves.
In the first critical ad of the Democratic primary, Mr. Thompson again declares that Mr. de Blasio’s spot “lies” when it claims the public advocate is the “only” candidate who will “end a stop-and-frisk era that targets minorities.”
As the City Council debated the merits of two bills designed to curtail the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seethed anger and declared that more New Yorkers would die every year if implemented.
But the morning after the chamber overrode his two vetoes against the legislation? An unusually sedated Mr. Bloomberg reiterated that there would be serious consequences but then rhetorically shrugged.
At a press conference littered with grisly imagery, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped apart a federal court ruling today that found current stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional.
“This is a very dangerous decision made by a judge that does not understand how policing works and what is compliant with the Constitution as determined by the Supreme Court,” Mr. Bloomberg said at a jam-packed press conference at City Hall with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at his side.
“I worry for my kids and I worry for your kids and I worry for you and I worry for me. Crime can come back at any time,” he warned.
In a major blow to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s much-touted policing agenda, a judge has declared the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy in violation of constitutional rights.
“[T]he City adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data,” ruled the federal judge, Shira Scheindlin. “This has resulted in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and Hispanics in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.”
Doritos: good enough to go to jail for?
An anonymous “Frito bandito” has been periodically swiping up to $200 worth of chips and sunflower seeds from a Frito-Lay factory in Hunts Point and in what must be an infuriating allocation of their resources, the NYPD is on the case.
Capt. Philip Rivera of the 41st Read More
Great news (not really). Today the New York Senate passed a bill that makes “annoying” a police officer a felony—punishable by up to four years in prison.
Have they ever even seen how people behave on the subway at rush hour? Everyone is annoying.
The bill, which was sponsored by Republican State Senator Read More