Morning Read: Occupy Wall Street as ‘Civic Terrorism;’ Seabrook, Wills and Boyland in Court; Cop Crank Phone Calls

Steve Cuozzo on Occupy Wall Street: the mayor’s blind eye to the campaign of civic terrorism is the most shameful abdication since David Dinkins stood idly by for the Crown Heights riots

Facing a revolt on the City Council and from advocates, the Bloomberg administration is delaying a new policy that would require stricter admission policies for homeless shelters.

Jurors felt that even though William Boyland committed “bad acts,” “they did not add up to the two federal crimes that he was accused of.”

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said he respected the jury’s verdict, but remained “absolutely committed to pursuing public corruption in Albany and elsewhere.”

A member of the Northeast Bronx Community Democratic Club testified that City Councilman Larry Seabrook regularly asked the political club to reimburse him for a variety of phony expenses.

Besides the famous $177 bagel, the political club reimbursed Mr. Seabrook for a marriage manual with the abbreviated title, “Better Sex Gd Flexi.”

Ruben Willis pleaded guilty to a 15 year-old larceny case.

A big win for GOP up-and-comer and Westchester County exex Rob Astorino, who seems to have broken the Democratic stranglehold on the county legislature.

New state standards paint a much bleaker picture of the city’s education gains, showing that over one-third are failing.

City Hall notes 1199’s role in the recent Erie County executive races.

New Erie Exec Mark Polonocarz may revise Chris Collins’ budget.

DC37 members want a raise.

Occupy Wall Street is becoming a petri dish of diseases.

New York received a $2.5 million to help military members vote.

A retired cop had to pay to $8,000 in restitution to the NYPD for the man hours cops spend investigating his crank phone calls to Ray Kelly and Rudy Giuliani.

The new NYCHA rent payment system is “chaos behind belief,” said one Brooklyn landlord.

 

Morning Read: Occupy Wall Street as ‘Civic Terrorism;’ Seabrook, Wills and Boyland in Court; Cop Crank Phone Calls