Bronx Murders Up 28%
Police Could be below 33,000 cops by the fall
In October 2000 40,800 officers * After the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, the police force shrank. The head count hovered around 28,000 in the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to the Budget Office
Not One Quote Asking the Mayor to Do Something Eight dead by gun violence during bloody Memorial Day weekend(NYDN)
Was A Black Mayor Dinkins Treated Differently By the Press On Crime Than White Pols?
During the Dinkins administration a front-page headline in the New York Post had screamed: “Dave do something!”— a direct call to then mayor David Dinkins to get crime down fast. What Dinkins' did with the help of Albany was dramatically increase the size of the NYPD. As the number of NYPD increased during during the next 20 years crime when down to record levels. With budget cuts this year the number of NYPD will be down to the level before the Dinkins and Giuliani increases. We have a press and political system that allows mayor and future mayors to chose the issues that are covered in the media. We know the mayor wants to go on Meet the Press to talk national issues, mayoral candidate Quinn wants gay marriage, Weiner will do anything to get himself a headline, Liu wants to drop audit bombs on the mayor contracts to win him points with unions while hiding in the comptroller office, Stringer wants to rebuild the infrastructure and deBlaiso will think of of angles to get in the paper. But nobody want to talk about the growing crime problem and the press will not hold today's incumbents feet to the filed like that did former Mayor Dinkins
Fighting femmes (NYP)
Victim’s two-year-old “keeps saying ‘Mommy, mommy’ and pointing to his face where she got shot,” said relative
Slain in front of her son (NYP) * Bronx Woman Fatally Shot, Still Clutching Her 2-Year-Old (NYT) * Bronx Mother Killed in Shooting(WSJ)
Upper East sex fiend attacks woman, 85 (NYP) * Police Say 85-Year-Old Was Sexually Assaulted (NYT) * VIDEO: Perv caught on tape in sex attack on 85-year-old woman (NYDN) *NYPD Continues Search After Alleged Sex Assault Against Elderly Woman(WCBS) * Woman, 85, sexually assaulted on UES (WABC) * Elderly Woman Sexually Assaulted on UES(NBC) * Police Investigate Pair Of Deadly Bronx Shootings(NY1) * Two Killed, One Injured In Sheepshead Bay Shooting(NY1)
Tape of Guy Who Rape 85 Year Old Woman
"Just because a hacker broke into his Twitter account and sent a bawdy crotch photo to a co-ed is no reason to get the police involved, Rep. Anthony Weiner said yesterday" NYP
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Weiner cops out, hires att'y(NYP) * Congressman, Sharp Voice on Twitter, Finds It Can Cut 2 Ways (NYT) * Rep. Weiner Lawyers Up In Twitter-Hack Scandal (NYDN) * Rep. Anthony Weiner hires attorney to fight Twitter scandal(AMNY)
Will the Press Cover Weinergate Like They Did the Craigslist scandal that felled ex-Rep. Chris Lee?
|Thomas Nast Cartoo|
In the New York of the late 1800s, Boss Tweed famously complained about Thomas Nast cartoons: Though many immigrants in the city couldn’t read, even the illiterate could understand “those damn pictures.” Rep. Anthony Weiner and his staff now face a similar problem. Too many coincidences in Weiner's tale(NYP) * Weinergate: What we know (Update: Weiner hires a lawyer) * Weiner’s Tweet: Hasn’t filed report with capitol police * Weiner’s Tweet: Won’t name attorney he’s hired. Schumer “virtually certain he had nothing to do with this.” * Rep. Anthony Weiner snaps at reporter asking about lewd picture that came from his Twitter feed(NYDN) * Rep. Anthony Weiner Gets Combative With Reporters About Lewd Twitter Photo *Congressman Wants Weiner Probe(Fox) * Weiner asks media to 'respect' silence on alleged hacking incident (Wash Post) * Anthony Weiner's Playboy Past (MSNBC) * Weiner's women (NYDN) * Video: Weiner gets roasted by the press * Congressman Assails Reporters Over Photo (NYT)
He’s More Like Rudy Than Mario; Doesn’t Answer Questions . . .
Michael Powell captures Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s need to control without questioning: “The state is his muscle car, and he’s not letting go of the steering wheel.” (NYT) * The Senate Republicans might be fiscally conservative, but even they can’t completely resist pension sweeteners.
On December 6th True News Said Jacobs Will Go
Pay to Play Boyland Almost Played Out
First Building Department Fake Crane Inspection Now Elevators . . . They Can't Even Find An Illegal Fire Trap Sublet
NY Failed Education System Receives F for Results A for SpendingBig bucks, bitsy bang(NYP) * Pleeze help me! Principal can't write well, but wants support(NYDN)
is brewing in the NYC Council.
No Indian Illegal Cigarettes Crackdown No Anger At Pols
Mind-boggling leap in buttlegging at Long Island Indian reservation cries out for a state crackdown(NYDN Ed)
Celebrity photographer Edita Sherman in her Carnegie studio
The Post reported that detailed floor plans for top terror targets can be downloaded from the Department of Finance's Web site
Floor Plan WTC
* Developer Sees Pricey Market The Durst Organization has finalized a deal with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to buy a stake in One World Trade Center (WSJ)
English as 'sign' language (NYP) * Bill Would Require English Store Signs (Fox 5)
Butler Maid Did It
Groped maid at superposh Pierre: cops (NYP) * Assault Charges for Hotel Guest (NYT) * Egyptian Businessman Arrested in Alleged Assault on Hotel Maid(WSJ) * Egyptian exec charged with groping hotel maid two weeks after Strauss-Kahn bust(NYDN) * High-Profile Egyptian Banker Awaits Arraignment In Alleged Sex Assault On Housekeeper (WCBS) * Strauss-Kahn Hires All-Male Cleaners (Fox 5) * Another alleged sex assault on NYC hotel maid (WABC) * Businessman Accused of Assaulting Hotel Maid (NBC)
Medicaid: Feds track spending per beneficiary; hospitals measured on “efficiency.” Raske says it’ll “discriminate against inner city hospitals.” * Healthcare: Costs going up in NY.
Housing Prices Still Falling
'Double-Dip' in Housing Prices Even Worse Than Expected