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The Culture of NYPD Ticket Fixing is A Deep Web
The Officer In Charge of the Investigation Had A Ticket Fix
NYPD's prober in a 'fix'Accused of nixing ticket The Bronx deputy inspector in charge of the NYPD's in ternal-affairs ticket-fixing probe has been ensnared in the scandal himself -- after allegedly having a highway cop fix a speeding ticket for an apparent relative. The NYPD has angrily denied the accusation. The bombshell allegation surfaced two weeks ago, when a Bronx highway cop was questioned in front of a grand jury and later by IAB investigators. * Local cop admits to fixing traffic summonses in ticket-fixing scandal Bronx officer discredits herself by admitting to fixing a ticket for her mother and a second summons for her boyfriend's cousin. * In Testimony, an Officer Admits She Fixed Tickets (NYT)
How Can the NYPD Investigate Itself?
The Knapp Commission (officially known as the Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption) stemmed from a five-member panel initially formed in April 1970 by Mayor John V. Lindsay to investigate corruption within the New York City Police Department. The creation of the commission was largely a result of the publicity generated by the public revelations of police corruption made by Patrolman Frank Serpico and Sergeant David Durk.
NYPD Ticket Fixing Scadal Reporting So Far (True News)
Schneiderman and DiNapoli New Sheriffs in Town
Under the agreement, the comptroller and the attorney general will establish a joint task force on public integrity. Mr. Schneiderman’s prosecutors will work with Mr. DiNapoli’s investigators and auditors looking into legislative earmarks, state pensions and government contracts. Accord With Comptroller Will Help Attorney General Pursue Corruption Cases(NYT) * Ethics: Cuomo keeps pressure on lawmakers to disclose their outside sources of income, and clients.
Cuomo is Not Part of this Deal
Is Cuomo Being Back Into A Moreland Commission?
Cuomo Does All His Serious Deals Behind Closed Doors
Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo working on sweeping reform affecting all pensioned state, city workers(NYDN)
Time is Running Out to Pass Gay Marriage: Gov Lobbies Lawmakers
Gay Marriage Gets a Push Gov. Andrew Cuomo is intensifying his push for gay marriage, speaking directly to lawmakers who have left the door open for supporting a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. (WSJ) * City Room: Cuomo Releases Video Supporting Same-Sex Marriage (NYT)
Cuts to Affordable Housing Threatens Goal of 165,000 Units by 2014
Budget Threatens 'Affordable' Goal The Bloomberg administration is proposing to cut $285 million from its housing department's capital budget, raising questions over whether the city will be able to meet the goals of a signature program to create or preserve 165,000 "affordable" units by 2014. (WSJ)
Critics of the Mayor’s Budget Put Forth Their Own Ideas (NYT)
Court Tell Bloomberg OK to Shoot the Sheriffs
Justice Emily Jane Goodman finally butted out of Bloomberg's decision to lay off 12 city sheriffs(NYDN)
Big Blow to City's Economy. Jobs and Tax Base If Bronx Produce Market Moves to NJ
New Jersey woos huge Bronx produce market (NYDN)
Hunts Point produce co-op reaches deadline City hammers out lease extension to keep market in the Bronx, but more vendors eye New Jersey move. (CrainsNY)
Rent Law Battle Widens Fissures On Both Sides Real estate and tenant groups grapple with internal divisions
Behind The Working Families Field Operation: Candidates Pay Salaried WFP Employees As Independent Contractors, In Addition To Data & Field Services (CHN)
New York's Corrupt Political Parties(True News)
City Counting On Public Enforcement: Would You Ask This Guy To Stop Smoking?
Ban is On
Shrugs and Objections as Park Smoking Ban Nears(NYT) * Kiss our ashes! Many smokers plan to ignore sweeping ban in New York City parks (NYDN) * Outdoor Smoking Ban Effective Today(NBC)* Smokers To Soon Butt Out Of City Parks (NY1)
Gay Marriage Needs GOP Votes or Votes From Dems From in Anti-Gay Districts
Cuomo now calling legislators; agrees with GOP St. Senator Ball the bill needs to protect religious institutions
Gay Marriage Gets a Push Gov. Andrew Cuomo is intensifying his push for gay marriage, speaking directly to lawmakers who have left the door open for supporting a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. (WSJ) * GOPer's visit raises gay-marriage hopes (Dicker, NYP) * Same-Sex Marriage: GOP Alesi downplays his attendance at LGBT event.
Will the GOP's Medicare Plan Sink the GOP in the 26th?