Gustavo Rivera

  • News

    October 10, 2012

    Making Bail Better

    A new law opens the door to a more just criminal justice

  • News

    June 6, 2012

    Cops by Day, Targets by Night

    Stop-and-frisks also happen to NYPD officers

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    "Week of Action" Wraps With Queens Court Singing Protest; 63 Arrested For The Week

    The "Week of Action" --three foreclosure blockades at the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queen's Supreme Court--finished today with two dozen singing protestors storming Queen's court. Yesterday's action at Brooklyn led to 38 arrests. Unlike the Seabrook incident, most of the interactions between guards a ... More >>

  • News

    February 8, 2012

    House Arrest, Redefined

    The NYCLU files suit over the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program for private property

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    State Senator Gustavo Rivera on Redistricting: Bad Process, Horrendous Product

    ​Runnin' Scared caught up with State Senator Gustavo Rivera yesterday to hear his thoughts on the ongoing redistricting battles in Albany. He testified on Monday at a hearing on the matter. (He wasn't able to attend a Bronx redistricting hearing yesterday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Ruben Diaz's Logic? Five of Six Latino State Senators Support Same-Sex Marriage.

    Last Sunday, Reverend Ruben Diaz made a big deal about the role of Latino state senators in deciding the future of same-sex marriage in New York. As he addressed a crowd overwhelmingly composed of religious Hispanics, Diaz repeatedly led the flock to believe that the issue would be made or broken by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Is Pedro Espada Buying Votes With Jobs?

    ​The re-election campaign of Pedro Espada Jr. -- the New York state senator who made Albany go haywire when he betrayed the Democrats to go Republican only to betray Republicans to be lured back as an exponentially more powerful Democrat -- was just profiled by Nick Rizzo for Capital New York. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Pedro Espada is Getting Loads of Landlord Love, on the Down Low

    ​There aren't too many people looking to appear in campaign ads for the Bronx's Pedro Espada right now. But write him a fat check or two to help him win reelection next week? That's doable. The rogue state senator's latest campaign finance filings show that even as Espada's race was becoming t ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 18, 2010

    Pedro Espada's Primary Challenge

    Dressed for excess, the rascal pol even stiffed his tailor

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Pedro Espada Still Suitably Mysterious About His Finances

    Morgan Schweitzer​This week's Voice offers another fascinating chapter in the saga of State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.: This one has to do with how, after getting himself suitably attired with a half-dozen fine suits for his Albany power meetings, the Bronx pol proceeded to stiff his tailors for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Pedro Espada Throwing Money Away -- at Protestors

    ​For those following it, there was a pretty good episode of the Pedro Espada Jr. reality show yesterday. First, there was the rascally Bronx senator's announced boycott of the special session in Albany, on the grounds that the meeting -- which finalized the state's four-months-late budget -- w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Pedro Espada Gets Sushi Surprise From Manhattan Young Democrats

    Emmy Suzuki Harris, VP of the Manhattan Dems.​A special delivery arrived on state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada's Mamaroneck doorstep this Saturday, compliments of a pair of activists in bright orange prison jumpers flanked by angry Democrats dressed in "Don't Vote for Pedro" shirts. The ... More >>