Councilman Jumaane Williams
Just days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers joined people in all 50 states for a national day against gun violence.
Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision rallied outside City Hall Wednesday, demanding action against what they called brutality and racial disparities in policing.
A blockbuster ruling from a federal judge will not mean the end of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. But one way or another, it likely will mean changes for the controversial police practice.
“You’ve had months and months to fix this problem. Instead mayor, you did nothing. You did nothing. We had to do something for you,” Democrat Jumaane Williams said.
Strong reaction has erupted in New York and across the country after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
A proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Problems erupted at a handful of New York City polling places Tuesday, including a Lower Manhattan site that ran out of ballots, and reports of crowding at some sites in Brooklyn that attracted the attention of a city lawmaker.
Two New York City lawmakers arrested at an Occupy Wall Street march have taken offers to get their cases dismissed by avoiding further arrests for six months.
Dozens of residents were forced to flee for their lives last Saturday when a fire tore through their Flatbush apartment building. On Saturday, new efforts were underway to help victims recover from the tragedy.
After the Fire Department of New York revealed its plan to charge drivers who cause car accidents with a so-called “crash tax,” two Brooklyn lawmakers are furious.