Our Forgotten Heroes
A letter from the actor Jon Voight who want to see the mayor make 911 2011 into a spiritual event, not a political event. He asks why is there no room for the first responders and clergymen who understand how to heal hearts of pain? Is this an attempt by the pols to make this less about an attack on America and more an international commemoration?
KatrinaNation Katrina vandenHeuvel (Twitter) Mayor Bloomberg! Invite first responders to 10th anniversary memorial service. They are heroes of 9/11.
Midnight Plea for First Responders and Clergyman Inclusion
New York Prepares to Fight Next Fire(WSJ) * Trade Center Station Opens(WSJ) * Stuyvesant High to Host 9/11 Event(WSJ) * New York's New Must-See the National September 11 Memorial(WSJ) The attacks on 9/11 have left an indelible mark on the city's tourism industry, with over nine million visitors to ground zero and twice the number of hotels in downtown Manhattan in the last 10 years* Bloomberg: Drop 'Ground Zero' name call World Trade Center(NYDN) * NY1 Exclusive: Poll Finds 9/11 Is Indelible Memory For Almost All New Yorkers(NY1) * Mayor Touts Downtown's Resilience In Years Following Attacks(NY1) * Cuomo Displays New 9/11 Flag(NY1)
US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta toured the 9/11 Memorial yesterday, becoming the first Cabinet-level official from the Obama administration to visit it.* The former NYC mayor worries Americans will become complacent about terrorist attacks with 9/11 so far in the rearview mirror.* Silverstein Confident WTC Site Has New Lease On Life(NY1) * Stuyvesant alums granted permit for 9/11 vigil(NBC) * The graphic adaptation of the 9/11 Commission Report is still amazing (Slate)* 9/11 Security Increased For Tenth Anniversary(Huff Post) * Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will ring the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange Friday in remembrance of the Sept. 11 victims.* NY1 Political ItCH Alert: Bloomberg Defends No Speeches On 9/11 (NY1) * September 11, 2001: Our Worst - and Best - Day - Rudy Giuliani, USA Today * President Bush on His Visit to Ground Zero - Time
NYP Editorial talks about last weekend crime wave but their front page is about a Las Vegas shooting . . . An Effort to Keep the Heat off the Mayor?
NYP Editorial says The Post says that Bloomberg is "howling into the wind" by demanding tough gun control legislation from Washington, arguing such policymaking will never happen
She feared the parade Bullet that killed mom eyed as crook’s or cop’s (NYP) * Mayor takes aim at federal gun laws(NYP) *Dodge City redux (NYP Ed) * Shot Dead on Her Stoop, Caught in a Rush of Violence Over a Holiday Weekend(NYT) * Police Shoot Man Interfering With Arrest in Upper Manhattan(NYT) * Debate Begins on Parade's Location (WSJ) * Nearly 100 shot in one bloody week(NYDN) 98 people were shot in New York City last week - yet the crime rate citywide was only up .1% through Sunday
Gun Fire At the Parade
Only 9 summonses for alcohol are there different rules for Brooklyn pardes than Manhattan?
Illegal booze sales on parade route(NYDN) * Horrific outbreak of gun violence over the weekend was reminder of worst part of the bad old days(NYDN Ed) * A Google map of this weekends city shootings* In Crown Heights, Residents Reflect on the Deadly Shooting (WNYC)
The NYP Editorial Talks About the Crime Wave and CM Jumaane Williams
* Of the 112 victims, 105 were minorities.
* All of the suspected shooters are black or Hispanic.
* And aggressive patrolling of the parade areas led to the confiscation of 15 illegal guns.
All of this suggests that the principal policing problem right now has very little to do with cops paying too much attention to young minority men.
Ray Kelly: "I don't know what led up 2 the arrest & hopefully we'll be able 2 get that information quickly"
Cuff stuff racial: Carib-bust pol(NYP) * City Councilman Denounces Police for Detaining Him(NYT) * Race Blamed for Detention(WSJ) * Council Member: Parade Arrest Part of NYPD's Race Problem (WSJ) * Gonzalez: Black-and-white police intolerance in Williams case(NYDN) * NYPD must get to the bottom of the seemingly senseless arrest of City Councilman Jumaane Williams (NYDN Ed)* detective union: "If he had simply ID'd himself & acted like an elected official, he would have been treated like 1"(NYT) * Here’s video of NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s aide, Kirsten Foy, who was with Williams, being taken to the ground by the NYPD. The WFP circulated the link.* A columnist said these sorts of injustices are "so appallingly routine in this town it rarely makes news anymore … It took the arrest of a City Councilman to remind us that black and Latino men deserve more respect from police on our streets. [Juan Gonzalez] *
Bloomberg Wants A Beer Summit
Mayor Bloomberg suggests NYPD, Councilman Jumaane Williams can smooth over arrest flap with a beer * Mayor Suggests Parade Arrest Could Be Settled Over Beer (NBC)
During last night's debate, David Weprin said he would support President Obama for re-election, while Bob Turner stumbled over a question on corporate tax loopholes
Race Tighter Than Expected, Democrats Aim to Bolster Candidate for Weiner Seat(NYT) * Hikind Set to Endorse Republican(WSJ) * Weiner seat winner may be redistricting loser(NYDN) The Ninth Congressional district's likelihood of disappearing after redistricting has prevented big donors and outside political groups from spending heavily on the race,
Rowdy Debate Shows Intensity In Special Congressional Race(NY1) * Jewish Press is expected to endorse David Weprin, according to a campaign source. [Twitter] *Silver made his call the Jewish Press endorses Weprin * Race to Replace Weiner Down to the Wire (NYT) * Fight For Jewish Vote In NY-9(YNN) * Nate Silver thinks N.Y.–9 (Anthony Weiner's old seat) could go Republican (NY Magazine) Silver thinks Weprin has money and troops on the ground, so he's "a modest favorite * Why the House race to replace Weiner is a close one (Wash Post)* #fracking comes to #ny9. Turner camp accuses Weprin of "saying no" to 54K new jobs bc he's too "politically correct" and beholden in WFP. * Dov Hikind: Bob Turner is a mensch (Brooklyn Political Blog) * Weprin Campaign Ad(video) * The Republican Jewish Coalition is urging NY-9 residents to “Vote No to Obama/Weprin” in mailers featuring Ed Koch and a Holocaust survivor. * NY-9 candidate forum 9-6-11 p.1 * Here are Part II and Part III * Torah law forbids you from voting for David Weprin
azipaybarah Azi Paybarah (Twitter) "really shows #Weprin is in trouble" WOR710's John Gambling says of Dem Hikind endorsing Republican @BobTurner9th. #ny09 #ny9
QueensLedger Queens Ledger (Twitter) All Politics is Local – We Endorse David Weprin For Congress: http://bit.ly/pCZzrp #NY9
Queens City Council Race Hopeless
In Queens Council Race, Wills Seeks Finance Probe of Rival. Council Member Ruben Wills's campaign called on the Campaign Finance Board to investigate rival Allan Jennings for allegedly using "questionable loans." (WSJ)
GailNRobinson Gail Robinson (Twitter) AD23 Democratic candidate Phil Goldfeder says he doesn't know how he would have voted on same-ex marriage because he hasn't read the bill.