Well, folks, last week, the Adrian Schoolcraft saga finally made it into the "ripped from the headlines" realm of Dick Wolf's television empire with an episode of Law and Order: SVU titled "Internal Affairs" that aired October 9. This episode is a curious mash-up of three stories that have carried ... More >>
Patrick Lynch, the president of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, says the solution to the stop and frisk controversy is not more oversight, but a commitment from the NYPD to eliminate quota pressure on police officers. "The answer lies not in enforcing a judge's ruling or liste ... More >>
If football kept you on the couch this past weekend, you missed out on some ridiculously tasty events. Not to worry, this is New York, and there's something going on at all times if you know where to look. Here's what's happening this week.
October 31st, 2009. For the teachers of New York City, this date marks the last day 94,000 of them had a contract with the Bloomberg administration. Since then, the wages for our city's educators have remained at a standstill, suspended by political tensions over layoffs, attrition and mayoral contr ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, State Senate Republicans killed a bill proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would further decriminalize marijuana in the Empire State by closing a loophole that makes having weed in public a misdemeanor, while possessing weed in private is only a violation.No skin off the ... More >>
As we reported earlier, a bill that would decriminalize the "public view" loophole in New York's marijuana possession law appears to be dead in the water -- and weed fans are pissed. The Drug Policy Alliance, one of the many groups pushing the bill, is holding Republicans in the Senate responsible f ... More >>
As we reported earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make possession of marijuana even less illegal than it already is -- a move that apparently has the support of just about everyone.The governor's office put out a press release this afternoon announcing Cuomo's plan to make possessing weed in "p ... More >>
In an unusual public push-back at Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the city's police officers union ran an ad in today's Daily News, attacking the department for pressuring officers to hit quotas and then punishing them if their tickets are tossed from traffic court. "Don't blame the cop," the Patrol ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg must have quite a sense of humor for saying today that the NYPD "does not have quotas," in response to the PBA ad published in this morning's Daily News. He must be joking to take that position after what's happened over the past two years: the dozen or so police officers who have ... More >>
A little more than a month after the Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited report on the non-cancer dangers of dioxins, consumer groups have called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to officially stop buying products which contain these chemicals. New York's Center fo ... More >>
The Environmental Protection Agency has finally released its report on the non-cancer dangers of dioxins -- toxic chemicals that abound in most consumer products. Though health advocates have been wary of dioxins for years, the FDA has said after a nearly 3 decades-long delay that the nasty carcino ... More >>
Get on the NYPD commissioner's secret list, and you're going nowhere
Stop the Presses! Sixteen police officers and five civilians, including two drug dealers, have been told they will be charged in the ongoing ticket fixing scandal, the New York Times is reporting, including an Internal Affairs lieutenant who leaked information to police union officials. Citi ... More >>
After the arrest of a City Councilman, isn't it time to question the NYPD's crooked math?
Patrick Lynch, the powerful head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association , is facing a rare insurgent campaign challenging four of his board members in the upcoming union election. The quartet running against "Team Lynch" calls itself the "Voice of the Cops," and accuses Lynch of failing t ... More >>
The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer