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Richard Aborn

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Ray Kelly's Spokesman Paul Browne Denies "Quotas," Union Boss and Crime Commission Chief Beg To Differ

    ​Citizens Crime Commission President Richard Aborn and police union president Patrick Lynch offered their takes this afternoon on the newest of the "NYPD Tapes," which reveal precinct commanders threatening to penalize officers who don't hit their quotas. "My belief is that quotas are not go ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2010

    Shutting Upstate Jails for City Kids Has Made a Fiery Bronx Bureaucrat a Host of Enemies

    People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Richard Aborn, Former D.A. Candidate, Wants NYPD Crime Audit Figures Released, Checked

    ​The controversy over NYPD crime statistics, in which some experts assert that many crimes have been downgraded in police reports to keep up appearances (which is disputed by others, including NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly), has been stirred up further by a former candidate for Manhattan D.A. R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Election Night: Snyder to Supporters -- I'm Out of Politics and Off to China!

    Leslie Crocker Snyder entered what could have been her victory party in the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 10:42 p.m. to cries of "We Love You, Leslie." Looking worn-out, she went to a podium to make her speech. After thanking supporters, her husband, her grandchildren, her law firm colleagues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    D.A. Candidates Grabbed Big Bucks in Last Days of Campaign

    In the past week, the Manhattan D.A. candidates really worked the pockets of big contributors, Board of Elections 24-hour reports reveal. Leslie Crocker Snyder reports $139,950 in donations since last Tuesday, much of it from lawyers like Bernie Goetz defender Barry Slotnick and Lawrence S. Goldman. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Primary Culler: Snyder and Vance Spar in Manhattan D.A. Race; Might Aborn Be the Odd Man In?

    ​The Manhattan D.A. primary race is a big deal; for the first time since 1975, Robert Morgenthau is not in it, and the three contenders are sprinting hard for the finish line: Richard Aborn brought back former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and a chainsaw attack victim for his "closing argum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Barrett: More Unsavory Characters on Snyder's Campaign Money List

    ​Yesterday, Wayne Barrett began to uncover the unsavory characters who have helped fuel Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign to be the next Manhattan District Attorney. Now, in part two, Barrett continues that list, focusing this time on political conservatives who are backing Snyder... Richard G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Snyder Attack Ads Cost Her a Backer

    Leslie Crocker Snyder's no-holds-barred attack ads on rival Cy Vance Jr. for serving as attorney for "murderers, mobsters and white collar criminals" are backfiring - at least among some lawyers. Snyder lost one of her most prominent backers this afternoon when veteran defense lawyer Michael F. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Aborn Winning Race for Most Interesting Endorsements

    He may not have a serious chance of winning, but, as the heated Manhattan District Attorney's race charges to a close, we've got to hand it to candidate Richard Aborn for racking up some interesting endorsements throughout the campaign. Today, in what he's billing as a closing argument, Aborn will i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Barrett: Leslie Crocker Snyder's Unsavory Campaign Donors

    ​Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 8, 2009
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    September 3, 2009

    Endorsement Fever! Thompson Gets a Paper, Aborn Gets Gay City, Skaller Gets Animal Activists

    ​September? How'd that happen? The local political endorsements are flying thick and fast, as are emails from operatives desiring they be publicized. Today Bill Thompson got his first newspaper endorsement -- from the Amsterdam News. Ha! Bloomberg's got two dozen of those, and the Voice is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Race: Aborn Sweeps The Nation, Vance and Crocker-Snyder Hit Car Crimes

    ​The Manhattan D.A.'s race looks tight and the contenders are burning rubber to the September 15 primary. Richard Aborn's campaign is bragging on an endorsement from The Nation. Yes, that Nation, the venerable liberal magazine. Katrina Vander Heuvel says this race presents "a unique opportun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    D.A. Candidates Keeping Busy, Here and at Martha's Vineyard

    ​After we noted yesterday some gay-friendly endorsements in the Manhattan D.A.'s race, the office of candidate Leslie Crocker-Snyderr (pictured) notified us that she'd just received the backing of bigtime gay activist and writer David Mixner, who says she "has by far the longest and best recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Candidates Scramble for Gay Support

    ​New York is so gay that even its law enforcement officials look for political support from the LGBT community. All three current candidates for Manhattan D.A. -- Richard Aborn, Leslie Crocker-Snyder, and Cy Vance, Jr.(pictured, center) -- sent us photos of themselves at the Pride Parade. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Times Endorses Vance for D.A.; Contenders About Even in Cash on Hand

    Cy Vance got a big boost in the Manhattan D.A.'s race from the New York Times, which has endorsed him as "an accomplished criminal and civil trial lawyer who offers balanced judgment and a commitment to criminal justice reform." They like his "Conviction Integrity Panel" idea, a sort of internal af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via kbell7. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people -- whoops, sorry, wrong diary. Our week was much worse. DC37 went for Bill Thompson. But what did Mayor Bloomberg care -- he had Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Aborn, Endorsed By Sean Bell's Parents, Said in 2008 Cops' Not-Guilty Verdict "Justified" (Updated)

    Given that Sean Bell's parents endorsed gun control advocate Richard Aborn for Manhattan District Attorney yesterday, we thought it was worth revisiting Aborn's statements about the Sean Bell case. What we found was interesting: Back when Aborn, a former Manhattan prosecutor, was head of the non-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Sean Bell's Parents Endorse Aborn for D.A.

    ​The parents of Sean Bell, an unarmed man whom police fatally shot on the night of his bachelor party in 2006, endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan District Attorney today. In a press release put out by the campaign, Bell's parents said they threw their support behind Aborn after learning of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Bill Bratton Leaves L.A., Comes to New York to Work Security

    ​We were wondering why LAPD Chief Bill Bratton came all the way to New York to speak up for Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn the other day. We knew he was an Aborn supporter, but didn't he have business at home to attend? Now it appears the former NYPD Commish will be spending more time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Nadler, Citing Progressivism, Endorses Aborn

    One of the charming distinctions of this jurisdiction is, in contrast to redneck climes, we insist on liberal credentials even in our law enforcement officers. Congressman Jerry Nadler has endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan D.A., in large part, it would appear, because Aborn carries the progressiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    On the Stump: Citywide Candidates' Latest Doings

    ​Damn, August already -- and we haven't paid our rent or looked at the local candidates much besides the mayoral prospects. Here's a fast look at what contenders for three big spots have been up to lately: Manhattan D.A.: Richard Aborn appeared with former NYPD Commissioner and current LAPD C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Oh, All Right: Richard Aborn at Pride

    Manhattan D.A. Candidate Richard Aborn's people must have noticed that we had a photo of Cy Vance at the Pride Parade, so they sent us this. We don't want to lose our hard-won reputation for objectivity, so here he is (the tall drink o' water in the middle) with some of his supporters from Glad & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Leslie Crocker Snyder Comes Through with Pride Pix

    First we got Cy Vance's Pride Parade pictures. Then Richard Aborn sent some. We teased Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign about her absence from our Pride photo spreads. And guess what? The Voice gets results! Here she is marching down Fifth Avenue with assemblyman Micah Kellner and her supporters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    The Morgenthau Brand Name Gets a Test

    So what's the value of the official seal of approval that outgoing D.A. Robert Morgenthau bestowed on his designated successor, Cyrus Vance Jr. yesterday as he made a formal endorsement on the courthouse steps in Foley Square?A lot - that is, if the findings of a poll commissioned back in January ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Morgenthau to Endorse Cy Vance Jr. for D.A. Today

    As we've mentioned, the Manhattan D.A.'s race has gone into full swing, and the Democratic candidates have been busy gathering endorsements. Leslie Crocker Snyder recently netted former Mayor Ed Koch, among others; Cy Vance, Jr. got former Mayor Dinkins, and recently drew out political retiree Caro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Hell's Kitchen Neighbors March in Memoriam at Deadly 9th Ave Stretch

    Not all this weekend's parades were as cheerful as the Puerto Rican Day festivities. Because the stretch of Ninth Avenue between 45th and 36th Streets has seen a lot of pedestrians run down by cars -- the most recent being art restorer Susanne M. Schnitzer, killed in a hit and run on April 9 -- th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Endorsements: McCall for Vance, Koch for Snyder

    In endorsements for the Manhattan D.A.'s race, as we noted before, it's been all about Richard Aborn. But the other candidates are starting to grab some big names, too. Cyrus Vance Jr. has just added former state comptroller and gubernatorial candidate Carl McCall to his roster, which includes David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Endorsement Fever! Aborn, Others Clean Up

    The Times says today that Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn "Aims to Raise His Profile" in that race, and that he does so mainly via endorsements. We'll say -- his office alerts us to each one (other candidates are also encouraged to do so), and he's had plenty, most recently those of four Demo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve. What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    D.A. Candidate Aborn is Seven Up

    Seven additional Manhattan elected officials declared themselves this morning for Richard Aborn, the anti-gun advocate whose dark-horse campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as District Attorney is picking up momentum. The added backers brings Aborn's political endorsements to 14, by his count. So f ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 20, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    VID for Siegel, NARAL for Gillibrand, Johnson for Bloomberg (and Unemployment)

    The Village Independent Democrats just announced their endorsements for the primaries. It's not the biggest Democratic club, but it's influential around these parts. The VID made mostly expected choices, among them Bill Thompson for Mayor, John Liu for Comptroller, and Richard Aborn for Manhattan D. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Early D.A. Endorsements: Cops, Clubs, Pols, and Judge Judy

    At PolitickerNY, Azi Paybarah sees Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn pursuing an "Early-Endorsement Strategy." His office certainly sends out plenty such notices: in the past few weeks we've been alerted to his endorsements by the Broadway Democrats and the Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    DA Candidates Debate; Vance Has Gotbaum, Edge

    We're getting close enough to elections that local political clubs are sizing up candidates. We covered a VID club meet-and-grill earlier, at which Manhattan DA candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder defended her evolution on the death penalty. The subject came up again at last night's debate among the can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Debate: A Closer Look

    Since Mayor Mike Bloomberg's strong advantage has basically rendered the mayoral race uncompetitive, the contest for the powerful Manhattan district attorney's office might be the most interesting in the city. Last night, the Stonewall Democrats held the first "debate" among the three candidates. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Candidates for Council, Comptroller, DA Pitch at VID

    Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement. In District 1: Pete Gle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Aborn gets a Bratton Boost

    Dark horse Manhattan DA candidate Richard Aborn (pictured) picked up an all star endorsement this morning from ex-NYPD and current Los Angeles police commish Bill Bratton. Speaking on a conference call with reporters from Washington where he said he was attending -- what else, a conference -- Bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Au Revoir Morgenthau: D.A. to Retire

    Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau will not run for reelection this year, says the Times. That's too bad. Morgenthau has served in the office since 1975. His skills were forged in an altogether livelier era of New York criminality, and seem not to have declined with age, as was shown in Tom Robbins' r ... More >>

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