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Plaxico Burress

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    July 15, 2013

    Zimmerman Verdict Brings the John H. White Case Back into Spotlight

    There are many examples of racism, institutional and overt, in America's criminal justice system. But rarely do such instances dominate public discourse the way the George Zimmerman verdict has. On Saturday night after 10 p.m., if you walked down the street a few blocks, or past a Bodega, or into ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...

    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms."We ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg Hates Guns. What Else Is New?

    As you've probably heard, four New York City police officers were shot over the weekend during a shootout with a man in Brooklyn. As you've also probably heard, Mayor Mike Bloomberg hates guns -- and he's using the shootout as the latest anecdote to illustrate his point that gun laws need to be toug ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Would Stricter Gun Laws Have Prevented Trayvon Martin Shooting? Mayor Mike Sure Thinks So

    ​New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg yesterday said at a press conference that stricter gun laws could have prevented the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Florida teen killed last month by a wannabe cop/neighborhood watch volunteer."Your heart just has to go out to the parents," Bloomberg said a ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg: Having An Illegal Gun In New York Isn't Quite As Bad If You're From Out Of State. Sorry, Plaxico

    ​Last week, we told you about a former United States marine who was sentenced to 10 hours of community service for possessing a gun that wasn't registered in New York state. We noted that Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who's led the charge in calling for stricter gun laws across the country (despite his ju ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Former Marine Avoids Plaxico Treatment In Gun Case. Where's The Outrage, Mike Bloomberg?

    ​Remember a few years ago when then-New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg with an unregistered handgun at a Manhattan night club? And how Mayor Mike Bloomberg said it would be a "mockery of the law" if Burress received a sentence that's anything less th ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Plaxico Burress Released From Prison

    viaPhilly?!​Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was released this morning from prison after doing almost two years on weapons charges. As no one's likely to forget, Burress shot himself in the leg at a nightclub with the Glock he had tucked into his sweatpants. "I think he's l ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Plaxico Burress: Why He Deserves Another, Er, Shot

    ​Let's stop the ongoing debate about whether or not Plaxico Burress "deserves a second chance." Who really knows whether any ex-con is rehabilitated until years after he reenters society? What criteria can anyone really use to determine that someone "deserves" a second chance? The only reaso ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg: Quick to Blame, Unless Your Name is Lloyd Blankfein

    ​Goldman Sachs, says Mike Bloomberg, "may not have done anything wrong and may have done everything right." "You've got to wait and give them the benefit of the doubt," says the mayor who rushed to condemn Plaxico Burress, several fire chiefs tied to the Deutsche Bank fire, and pro ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Lil Wayne Goes to Jail Today, But At Least We Have This Young Money "Roger That" Video to Remember Him By

    Here is the first of a reported nine videos Lil Wayne shot in front of various green screens before reporting to Rikers today. This time, they opted for a comic strip treatment--fitting for not just Wayne but Nicki Minaj, who is basically a walking comic book character anyway. A Rikers guard fille ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Dangerous Jocks on the Loose? Put Gilbert Arenas, Jayson Williams, and Plaxico Burress in the Same Room and ...

    What a pistol! Gilbert Arenas entertains teammates with some simulated gunplay. A can't-miss reality show that doesn't even need a script: Put gunslingers Gilbert Arenas, Jayson Williams, and Plaxico Burress in a room, don't make them check their guns at the door, and, you know, let's see what hap ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Gabby Killer Nets Shooter Jayson Williams Now Accused of Keeping His Mouth Shut

    No balls: Jayson Williams wrote this tell-all in 2001, before he killed his chauffeur. Ex-NBA star Jayson Williams, once one of the most talkative athletes, is now a killer who won't even talk to his lawyers. And he owes them big-time: Williams still hasn't gone to prison for shooting his limousi ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Kennedy Airport. Twitpic via sawyerlex. War on Christmas season swung into full effect. In a holiday spirit, the Staten Island D.A. tried shame on shoplifters. A GOP Congressman moved to read a pro-Christmas resolution into the House record. Andrea Peyser denounced the godless Bloomingdales ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Crime Beat: D.A. to Plaxico Burress: No Release from Prison

    Plaxico Burress tries to catch a break, asks the wrong guy. Just before ancient Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau finally leaves office, he has a message for ex-Giant Plaxico Burress: You're not getting out of prison. The Daily News' Laura Italiano reports that Morgy's office will oppos ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Daly: How Come This Guy Walked on Gun Possession, and Burress and Lil Wayne Didn't?

    ​In today's Daily News, Michael Daly notices that Shabia Johnakin, a "20-year-old Brooklyn high school dropout," got mere probation for gun possession, though he was trying to use his weapon (it jammed) in the company of men who were shooting at police. The clemency was in part due to Johnaki ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Definitely Not CMJ: Brad Paisley Gets Metrosexual At Madison Square Garden

    Karen BlakelyAt the Grand Ole Opry, which is just like MSG, when you think about it. CREDIT.​Brad Paisley/Dierks Bentley Madison Square Garden Thursday, October 22 Today's lecture topic is manhood. "There are no sissies in New York," Brad Paisley declares, bantering in the midst of "I'm Still ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty, Expected to Serve 1 Year in Prison

    ​Some people were wondering if rapper Lil Wayne would attempt to block DNA evidence in his weapons possession trial. The point is moot now as Lil Wayne has pleaded out and is expected to be sent to prison for a year. He copped to the remaining charge, second-degree attempted weapon possession, ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009
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    September 11, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giants Season Preview

    ​The Giants have paid Eli Manning in a manner worthy of the best quarterback in football ($106 million over seven years). The problem is that Eli isn't the best quarterback in football -- in fact, if you go by the NFL's passer rating, he is only the 14th best quarterback in football. And if ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    TOUCHDOWN!

    The Giants take on the Redskins

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    September 2, 2009

    Local Races: Would-be D.A.s Debate Plaxico, Comptroller Vols Dish, Buscemi Speaks

    ​NY1 hosted a Manhattan D.A. candidates' debate last night, and sports fans will be interested to know they addressed the issue of Plaxico Burress, who was hounded into prison by Mayor Bloomberg. Cy Vance found the Mayor's comments "unnecessary," Richard Aborn defended them, and Leslie Crocker ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Will Take Everyone Down With Him

    In an interview scheduled to be aired on ESPN tonight, Plaxico Burress, recently convicted of gun charges and sentenced to two years in prison, says security at the Latin Quarter, where he shot himself in the leg and got this whole mess started, knew he had a gun on him and let him in anyway. As May ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Source Says Plaxico Burress Will Plead Guilty; 2-Year Sentence Expected (Update: He Gets 2 Years)

    The Times says someone "with knowledge of the case" says Plaxico Burress, the former Giants wide receiver who shot himself in the leg at the Latin Quarter last year, will plead guilty to the gun and reckless endangerment charges on which he has been indicted by the Manhattan D.A., and accept a two-y ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Times Outs Bloomy's Fickle Outrage Meter

    ​It looks like Mike Bloomberg's burst of outrage over Plaxico Burress's concealed gun bust is paying off. The former Giant's wide receiver is now facing three and a half years in prison if convicted on criminal weapons possession charges. But as the Times's ever-adroit Clyde Haberman points o ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Indicted; Pierce Gets Off

    Giant wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from his self-administered gunshot wound in a Manhattan club last year. He's up for two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one of reckless endangerment, both in the second degree. No indictment was r ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Gets $1 Million in Settlement

    Plaxico Burress was let go by the Giants last week, but at least he's leaving with $1 million more than he might have. A special master has ruled in arbitration that the Giants can't dock a million off Burress' signing bonus because his self-shooting in November was not a willful attempt to default ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Cut by the Giants

    After his trial got going (and was delayed) it was expected the Giants would cut wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who shot himself in the leg at a club last year and whom the Mayor wants put in prison. Today the Giants confirmed they have released him. Our own Allen Barra thought Burress' strengths on ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Obama told Chrysler and GM to get their shit straight or go bankrupt. The new head of GM said that was okay with him. (Aren't they supposed to whine and resign in the Times?) This of course made Obama a fascist. Rightbloggers were also mad when Obama went to Europe and wasn't nice enough to the Quee ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Gets a Break

    Plaxico Burress, the Giants wide receiver who shot himself in the leg in November and whom Mayor Bloomberg wants sent to prison for gun possession, got his case delayed till June in Manhattan Criminal Court this morning. Though celebrities tend to walk in cases like this, the smart money is betting ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Jockbeat: Come on, Jets, Giants -- take a chance on T.O.!

    Come on, NFL GMs. Isn't there anyone out there interested in signing Terrell Owens? Like maybe the Giants or Jets or some other team that has recently lost a key wide receiver? A team that maybe thinks it's just one stud away from going to the Super Bowl?  A team that could work him in under th ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giant Reasons For Welcoming Back Plaxico

    New York Giants GM Jerry Reese sounded like Yogi Berra a few days ago when he talked about the possible future of Plaxico Burress: "We're going to move forward as if he's going to be here," he told reporters. "If he's not, we'll play it both ways."With regards to Burress, playing it both ways seems ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Plaxico Fill-In Also Shot, But By Others

    In November Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress went to a nightclub and shot himself in the leg (accidentally -- or so we were told), causing Mayor Bloomberg to demand a lengthy prison term for Burress and the Giants to suspend him. Burress was replaced in the waning days of the Giants season by Ta ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Answer to Favre and Manning? Kurt Warner.

    Watching the New York Giants' offense spit and sputter against the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, I had a thought: How much different would this postseason be for New York fans if one of the NFL's two New Jersey-based pro teams had had the sense to get Kurt Warner before the season started?The answe ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Wayne Barrett: Plaxico, You Should Have Worked for Bloomberg

    Too bad for Plaxico Burress that he didn't work for the Bloomberg administration. The city would have treated him better than the Giants did, even if he had been busted on the same gun charges that so outraged the mayor.The city quietly spends more than a billion dollars a year financing welfare fun ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Smith Announces Senate Chairs, Then Flees

    People are grumbling about the State Senate deal brokered by putative president pro tempore Malcolm Smith, who placated three dissident senators last week to cement a Democratic majority. Smith yesterday called a press conference to discuss committee chairmanships, then bolted from the room, leaving ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    December 4, 2008

    Bloomberg Takes Another Giants Shot

    Another shot at the Giants just now by that old joker Mike Bloomberg. At the press conference this morning on the Ravitch commission's proposals to stem the MTA fiscal crisis, Governor Paterson laid it on pretty thick as he introduced the mayor. Calling him both "one of the country's leading experts ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Daily News Pranks City Hall with "Deed" to Empire State

    We have to congratulate the New York Daily News on its clever mischief journalism today: it transfered the "deed" to the Empire State Building at the city register's office using fake documents and fanciful names like Willie Sutton and Nelots ("stolen" backwards) Properties. Their point is that some ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008
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    December 2, 2008

    The Giants and a Rush to Judgment

    We can always count on Macy's to try to corner the market on the Yuletide spirit and crush all who stand in its way. But the retailer, already smacked down by the recession, was bitten by the Law of Unintended References in today's AM NY. "Rush in and Catch up with New York football Champion Brando ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008
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    December 1, 2008

    Plaxico Going to Prison? Bloomberg's Gun Law Says So

    After shooting himself in the thigh Friday night at Latin Quarter, wide receiver Plaxico Burress has, in all likelihood, played his last game as a New York Giant. Burress now faces ostracism from Big Blue, an almost certain league suspension, attempts by the Giants to get some of their millions of ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008
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