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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Department of Investigation (NYC DOI) Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn today announced the arrest of a nonprofit executive accused of pocketing taxpayer dollars intended for public services and capital improvements in New York City. A multi-agency joint investigation, including NYC DOI and two federal agencies, exposed the theft of approximately $373,000 in public funds provided by New York State, the New York City Council, and federal earmark grants.
Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced his appointment of William J. Bratton to serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner.
In selecting Bratton to lead the New York Police Department, de Blasio emphasized his commitment to proactive policing to protect New Yorkers, while simultaneously respecting their civil liberties.
Three men, Redinel Dervishaj, Besnik Llakatura and Denis Nikolla, have been charged with extorting money from an Astoria restaurant owner.
“The defendants told their victims they offered ‘protection,’ but in reality, they peddled fear and intimidation through the Albanian community — their community — of Queens,” said United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch. “When one victim turned to law enforcement for help, he was betrayed again by a corrupt officer on the take, who turned his back on his badge, his oath, and his friend in exchange for extortion money in his pocket.”
(BPT) - Americans have come a long way in their acceptance of marijuana. Long gone are the days of “Reefer Madness,” the infamous 1936 movie that depicted a couple falling into addiction and ultimately – madness. Today, 58 percent of Americans favor the legalizing of pot for recreational use, according to an October 2013 Gallup poll.
(Family Features) A German Shepherd named Kilo was shot multiple times during a gun battle in Florida between police and a man suspected of shooting at officers earlier in the night. Fortunately for Kilo, he was wearing a protective vest, which saved his life. Unfortunately, thousands of other K-9s officers across the country perform their duties without proper protective wear, putting them in harm's way.
As shooting victim Zachariah Yong Jae Shin of Whitestone was being laid to rest on Monday, police recovered the body of the alleged gunman, who was found in the Hudson River, just a few miles from where his car was discovered last week.
Hoping to raise awareness about human trafficking, a gathering was held at Genesis Mission in Corona on Saturday.
The event featured four people from various nonprofit organizations who are trying to stop trafficking as well as help the victims of such exploitation.
The Police Department's use of stop and frisk is an unconstitutional violation of the rights of minorities, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday.
The police are indirectly racially profiling by stopping minorities at a much higher rate than whites, Judge Shira Scheindlin said, according to multiple published reports.
Please forgive our ignorance here in these United States. Most of us know very little about the Muslim religion. But are we wrong in concluding that like all religions, their Koran also lends itself to a variety of interpretations? From almost every day’s news broadcasts we see evidence that some Muslims practice their particular variety of Islam so fanatically that they see nothing wrong with maiming, even killing those who practice it differently.
From what we have read, over the last few decades, they, the extremists, certainly don’t seem to like or respect non-Muslims to an even greater degree. So we would probably be wise to conclude that even if a small percentage of the Muslims among us were virulently anti-American, they would congregate with other Muslims especially at their houses of worship. Doesn’t it make sense to check out these people, who base their vitriol toward us from a religious standpoint, and who are potentially capable of mass murder, so that New York City law enforcement acts before, and not after?
As the old saying goes, better safe than sorry.
Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) may not make the most noise of the Democrats running for Queens Borough President. But he includes his demeanor among the tools he says are necessary to lead the borough for the next four years.
“You don’t need to scream and yell to let people know you’re upset about something, or have a passion for getting something done,” the three-term councilman said. “You don’t have to insult someone. I’ve banged on a table. I’ve yelled at the mayor. I’ve argued with the speaker, but I’ve done it in-house.
Immigration reform will affect a large population in Queens.
How many exactly is uncertain.
The NYPD will soon begin installing 57 new surveillance cameras around Queens, eyes in the sky that will be paid for with $2 million in capital money allocated by Borough President Helen Marshall.
In a statement issued by her office, Marshall said that since the money was allocated in her 2013 budget, the NYPD has been conducting rigorous studies of data in order to place them where they will do the most good for law enforcement.
Major apt. building owner bans smoking
The Related Companies, a substantial developer and owner of properties, with more than 40,000 rental units nationwide, announced Monday that it is prohibiting smoking in all its residential buildings. The move follows a years-long pilot project, and the firm says the demand for smoke-free housing is greater than the supply.
A representative from the Mayor’s Office says there are plenty of options for Queens residents looking to improve their neighborhoods, but not everyone is convinced.
“Graffiti is one of the biggest quality-of-life issues, but people don’t always know what to do when they see it in their neighborhood and they feel helpless in these situations,” Claudia Filomena, the Queens director for the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, said. “We’re trying to get the word out that these options are there and available for you to take advantage of.”
Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), who agreed to wear a wire for the FBI in 2012 as state and federal prosecutors closed in on her, is scheduled to be sentenced today on a wire-fraud charge in federal court in Brooklyn.
The disgraced former senator provided “evidence useful to law enforcement” during conversations she had with three elected officials while wearing an FBI wire in July and August of 2012, all after she was cornered by the bureau and federal prosecutors for her role in siphoning money from “a bogus nonprofit.”
Powerful state Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) surrendered to the FBI on Monday morning ahead of the unsealing of a nine-count federal indictment charging him with embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to FBI agents.
Sampson, an attorney, allegedly took the money to finance a run for Brooklyn District Attorney.
Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) wore a wire and gave at least partial cooperation to federal prosecutors after FBI agents confronted her with the results of court-approved wiretaps of her cell phone in 2012.
Huntley, 74, is expected to be sentenced on May 9 in federal court for her guilty plea in February to wire fraud. The charge was connected with her admission to embezzling nearly $88,000 from a bogus nonprofit organization.
Major League Soccer’s proposal to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has re-emerged this week, jangling a borough that has spent the better part of three months focused elsewhere.
The league once again contends it’s weeks away from finalizing a deal with the city, as it did last fall. This time, the league may have found an oil-rich owner for the proposed franchise: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a billionaire member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Mayor Bloomberg thinks other United States cities should work with immigrant communities like New York does.
Last week the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released Blueprints for Immigrant Integration that included policies on language access, police and community engagement, economic development and entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and citizenship —and “served as detailed guides to support the replication of New York City models.”
It’s unlikely that the Mets will be playing meaningful games this coming September, but starting pitcher Matt Harvey has singlehandedly given the Flushing faithful a commodity they have lacked for a long time — hope.
Harvey was the Mets’ top pick (seventh overall) in the 2010 Major League baseball amateur draft. Of course, given the team’s checkered history with “can’t miss prospects,” it’s understandable to take a wait-and-see attitude. He came up for the proverbial cup of coffee with the Mets in August 2012 and was far more impressive than his three-win, five-loss record showed.
The last time he hosted a legislative breakfast for community leaders and the clergy, Congressman Gregory Meeks (Queens, Nassau) represented the 6th District, the Rockaways had electricity and infrastructure, and the term “sequester” was not on the evening news on a nightly basis.
“I wanted to have this a lot sooner, but a lot of things have happened since the last time,” Meeks told a crowd of about 200 community leaders at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans.