Attorney General Eric Holder has taken more than a few lumps for his decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Foley Square–enough that the New York Times and the New Yorker each saw fit to detail his troubles in a pair of lengthy profiles.
Now it seems Mr. Holder has Read More
Michael Bloomberg isn’t looking to make much of an issue out of whether to rename a street in Queens after Sean Bell, who police fatally shot on his wedding day in 2006. At a press conference on the West Side this morning, Bloomberg told reporters, “I have said that when a bill comes before Read More
Will there be a Sean Bell Way in Queens?
Al Sharpton hopes the city will so honor the late 23-year old, who was shot and killed by police officers in 2006. The detective’s union thinks it’s a “disgraceful” idea. The City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee voted in favor of Read More
The resolution to re-name a street in Queens after police-shooting victim Sean Bell passed the Parks and Recreation committee of the City Concil just now, four to one.
Voting in favor of it was Helen Foster of the Bronx , Alan Gerson of Manhattan, Letitia James of Brooklyn and Helen Sears of Queens.
Liz Read More
The City Council is considering renaming a street in Queens after Sean Bell, a 23-year-old who was shot and killed by police on his wedding day in 2006.
The union representing detectives is opposed, as are at least two City Council members.
Jimmy Oddo, a Republican, told me via email he Read More
Sean Bell’s parents endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan district attorney today. A reader promptly sent over this video of Aborn’s appearance on NY1’s The Call from last year. In it, Aborn expresses sympathy for the victim’s family, but says of the officers involved, there was no “criminal culpability.”
At the 2:46 mark, Aborn Read More
The parents of Sean Bell, the man who was shot and killed by police officers on his wedding day three years ago, are endorsing Richard Aborn for Manhattan district attorney, the campaign announced.
Bell’s parents, William and Valerie, said in a public statement that Aborn “has placed real emphasis on making sure that law Read More
Regulators continue to crack down on the infamous Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica, Queens — site of the controversial 2006 police shooting that claimed the life of Sean Bell.
First, the State Liquor Authority stripped the notorious strip club of its liquor license. Now, health inspectors have shuttered the topless juice joint Read More
David Paterson invoked Hurricane Katrina while reiterating his opposition to the gas-tax holiday, a proposal that was supported by Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, and which recently passed the State Senate with Joe Bruno’s backing.
At a press conference about a personnel matter in his midtown office, Paterson told Read More
At the unveiling of a playground initiative at a school in the Bronx just now, Michael Bloomberg was asked about the involvement of the House judiciary committee in reviewing police procedures in the wake of the Sean Bell incident.
The mayor made it clear that he didn’t regard it as helpful. “This is a Read More