Who Else in the DA's Office Had A Ticket Fixed?
The involvement of the very prosecutorial office that is investigating what has become to be known as the NYPD ticket fixing scandal justice demands that the Bronx DA recuse hims office from the investigation and the mayor appoint a Knapp type commission to take over. It is clear that there is a VIP group in this city who have the ability to clear themselves of legal or embarrassing problems. These same VIP have the ability to keep there names out of the investigation and to limit the media outrage of this scandal. Not one elected official or newspapers editorial has demanded a special prosecutor.
The Bronx DA Could Not Find Enough Corruption to indite Pedro Espada, The Feds and AG Cuomo Did
Arrest of a Bronx Prosecutor Is Said to Uncover Possible Favored Treatment in Past An assistant district attorney in the Bronx who was arrested last summer on drunken driving charges may have received preferential treatment in a possible earlier case in which she was also suspected of drunken driving, according to a law enforcement official.(NYT) * Prosecutor busted again after first DWI bust was voided by cops (NYDN) * Ticket-fixing probe in the Bronx could spoil criminal cases(NYDN)
New York Commoners Meanwhile Are Blitzed With A Record Number of Tickets
To Balance the Budget and Make Up Revenue Lost From Those Who Fix Their Tickets
End of line for 3 schools (NYP) * Parents Fret as Kids Seek 'Gifted' Status(WSJ) * School Survives Vote(WSJ) * Threatened $100 million lawsuit vs. Bloomberg for hiring Cathie Black is a stupid litigation trick(NYDN Ed) * Last In, First Out: UFT boss rejects effort to survey members.
Yes Gambling At Rick's Cafe and Waste in Albany
Audits Find Widespread Waste in Spending by State Government (NYT) * Albany wa$teland (NYP) * State Audit: Paying for 850 toll-free numbers, many unused
NY1 A News Organization That Leads the Way to Enable Corruption
Last night on NY1's Inside City Hall lobbyist political consultant Hank Sheinkopf debate Roger Stone over Donald Trump and the chances of passing the gay rights bill this year in Albany. What the host Errol Lewis did not ask Sheinkopf was why he took the Fifth Amendment and declined to talk about a why AEG the lowest bidder in the first round won the contract to bring slot machines to Adeqaduct. The AEG contract was canceled when details about how it came about and was the subject of a state IG report and now a federal investigation. The IG report
Dumbing Down the News to Protect and Enable Corruption
Sheinkopf is not the only one that they play the cop blue wall with. Carl McCall on of their Wise Guys could be asked what he thinks of Cuomo's crack down on pols consultants like him being bared from acting as money managers of the pension funds. McCall collected 50,000 in the past as a unregistered money manager. Another Wise Guy Feddie Ferrer pocket 100,000 as a money manager. Another one of NY1 consultant Jeff Plaut comes from Global Strategy Group a consultant company who paid $2 million in fines for illegal fees from the pension fund should be asked by the news anchor how he feels about Cuomo ban on lobbyists from getting any of the state's pension funds. It is not only NY1 that does ignores and avoids question about corruption connections of their guests it is the entire media. It is clear that this practice enable and encourages corruption among this connect class of people. We are learning from the NYPD ticket fixing scandal that there is a special protected class of New Yorkers. The press also has it protected class of lobbyists and pols who no doubt also give them their spin stories and news tips to print. Boy O Boy has New York turned ugly.
Two more corrupt NY1 Wise Guy Bums: Ed Koch who allowed the largest municipal scandal since Tammany Hall to occur in his administration and Al D'amato who the Wayne Barrett exposed as a corrupt senator and is now a lobbyist who analysis on NY1 are no doubt clouded by his clients and against consultants who beat him out of clients.
Pols With $$$ Corrupts the Press
How can press be free when it is owned by government?
Will Bloomberg's Opinion Section Echo Mayor Bloomberg?(Huff Post) * Bloomberg View editorials will start appearing late next month, and they will be “fiscally conservative and socially liberal” – just like a certain post-partisan billionaire mayor for which the editorials are named.
Give this Coke Head A Pension?
Crazy rules let ex-cop keep scammed, tax-free disability pension because of a positive cocaine test (NYDN Ed) * Ex-cop still gets disability pension despite doing coke, construction work (NYDN)
Rough Homecoming for Congressman (NYT) * New Yorker writer Evan Ratliff counters Rep. Michael Grimm.
Mott Haven Tries to Rekindle Momentum A mere one stop away from Manhattan on the No. 6 subway, the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven has faced an uphill battle during the recent economic woes to keep its development momentum alive.(WSJ)
New York Homeless Down? Yea Sure
Officials Claim Drop in Homeless(WSJ) * NYC says street homelessness is down (NYP) * Meal-Delivering Charities Suffering From Skyrocketing Gas Prices(WCBS)
Don't Worry. The Water Is Probably Just Fine Official-looking stickers bearing the words "most likely safe" have been appearing above public faucets around New York in an apparent effort to stoke opposition to a controversial form of natural-gas drilling.(WSJ)
What About the Budget? Besides Street Cleaning What Else are You Going to Cut?
Clean neighborhoods may get break on parking rules (NYDN) * New Bills Make Clean Sweep Of City Parking Rules (NY1) * New Alternate Side Rules A Welcome Change for some NYC Drivers (WNBC)
City Council Gives A Kiss to the Taxi lobbyists Again
Council Cracks Down on Pedicabs Again: Tourists love pedicabs, but New Yorkers have doubts. Yesterday, the City ... (Gotham Gazette)