City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty to more than 1 million people with open warrants for low-level offenses. But some experts worry it could cause crime to skyrocket.
While protesters have taken to the streets, power brokers have been battling behind the scenes about the fight over the future of the NYPD.
It started small, with one woman screaming “It’s a lie!” in the direction of Commissioner Bratton as he started testifying about the NYPD budget.
The New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month — and the shooting of two more this week — have created deep divisions about how to do it.
A massive manhunt had been under way for the suspects since Monday night’s shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. on Tiebout Avenue.
During the rally, the Alliance for Tenant Power outlined its plan to shore up rent regulation laws that are up for renewal in June.
A new bill to be introduced Thursday in the City Council has angered many in the NYPD. It calls for officers to get consent before they conduct some searches.
Lawmakers say New York City’s police and correction departments should not honor immigration detainers unless a federal judge has issued a warrant.
The Council announced Tuesday that it is earmarking $1 million for legal representation and other services for the minors.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said she got the results of a recent gynecological exam on Friday and will undergo a biopsy.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer a municipal identification card to residents regardless of their immigration status.
The job fair, which began at 9 a.m., was held at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, Queens.
Under the law, city agencies would be be required to accept the card, making it easier for New Yorkers to access city services where identification is required.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.