Jack Weinstein

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    After Helping The FBI, Former State Senator Shirley Huntley Still Gets Slapped With A Year In Prison

    At the end of last August, former State Senator Shirley Huntley called for a press conference in her home district of Jamaica, Queens. There, she informed her supporters that she would be arrested the following day for an extensive criminal investigation into her personal expenses. Turns out, betwe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2012

    NYC Taxpayers Might Be On the Hook for Private School Tuition

    Just when you thought the New York City school system couldn't get any crazier, a judge has ruled that city taxpayers might be on the hook for one girl's $40,000 private school tuition. The 12-year-old girl, who attended PS 6 on the Upper East Side (one of the city's higher-rated schools), has a le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Are the Mets Not Playing Kosher?

    If some can claim that Barack Obama violates religious freedom by forcing insurance companies to provide birth control, then what can we call the situation developing at Citi Field? Yesterday, Judge Jack Weinstein tossed out a lawsuit brought by Kosher Sports against the New York Mets for prohibiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Faith Kramer, Health Teacher Who Let Kids Say "Furburger," Settles with City for $45,000

    ​The 26-year tenured Staten Island health teacher who allowed students to use slang sexual terms when she taught a lesson about AIDS filed a $1 million suit against the city for wrongfully suspending her, and has now agreed to settle the case for $45,000 -- an amount comparable to a first-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Breslin on Death of Mob Canary: You Sure He's Dead?

    The News and the Post are both reporting the death of Burt Kaplan, the turncoat mob associate whose testimony convicted the two worst New York City detectives in history - the so-called Mafia cops. It sounds plausible. Kaplan, 75, had prostate cancer and was serving a no-exit prison term of 27 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Mafia Cops: That's All, Folks

    Two detectives who gave New York a whole new definition of corrupt cops were sentenced to life in prison  without the possibility of parole this afternoon. Before sentence was pronounced in Brooklyn Federal Court by Judge Jack Weinstein, Louis Eppolito, 60, and Stephen Caracappa, 67, both rose to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Crooked Cops Eppolito and Caracappa Get Re-Convicted

    Two years ago Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, two cops whose alleged extra-cirriculars for the Mob included murder, were found guilty by a jury of racketeering conspiracy, but Judge Jack Weinstein declined to impose the life sentences for which the verdict called because felt the statute of li ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2008

    Gun-Ho for New York

    The Georgia gun dealer who was sued by the city— and fell in love with us

  • News

    May 27, 2008

    A Slice of Mafia With Your Sparkling Water?

    The city's king distributor of bottled beverages likes the wiseguys

  • News

    September 6, 2005

    John Roberts v. One French Fry

    Beneath his black robes, what does Roberts reveal of his values as a human being?

  • News

    September 16, 2003

    Testing to Create Dropouts?

    Playing the Numbers Game for Kids' Futures

  • News

    January 26, 1999

    Under the Gun

    Tales of anguish fill a Brooklyn courtroom as the kin of shooting victims battle the firearms industry