The NYPD says the NYPD needs a stronger watchdog with subpoena power and greater independence. What the gray lady fails to look at is that most investigation bodies in are designed to fail. All the ethic committees in Albany and the NYC IG has had no effect on stopping political corruption. The mayor, city council and comptroller Thompson did not find any corruption in CityTime or any of the other outsourced city contract with million in cost overruns. Why do we need the feds to indicted medicare and Medicaid corruption when we pay for investigative bodies to do that? The city's IG has done noting to uncover member item slush funds. Failure of investigative bodes does not stop at New York's door. Even after Madoff and the new federal finance reforms nobody caught Corzine $700 million loot of MF?
Can They Police Themselves?(NYT) A series of scandals and crimes should leave no doubt that New York needs a strong, independent agency to investigate serious complaints about the city’s police. The department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, which is responsible for investigating complaints about police conduct, failed to uncover any of these problems. They were brought to light by a local district attorney, the F.B.I. and, in one case, a New Jersey police department. . . The department’s Internal Affairs Bureau, which is responsible for investigating complaints about police conduct, failed to uncover any of these problems. They were brought to light by a local district attorney, the F.B.I. and, in one case, a New Jersey police department.
NYPD Ticket Fixing Gone WildTicket-fixing cop sues city, claims partner ran him over in their patrol car(NYDN)
All the Papers Pushed Bloomberg for A Third Term Because He Was A Good Manager
Another Failed Tech Contract With Cost Overruns. . . Corruption?
City’s no-fly wi-fi $500M fiasco (NYP) After five years and more than $500 million spent, the Bloomberg administration has bought itself yet another complex high-tech system that simply doesn’t live up to the hype. Among the things the new system can't do is Send mug shots to police in their cars or as they walk the beat.A secure wireless network for city agencies is being plagued by cost-overruns and malfunctions. Mike Bloomberg continues to spend big bucks on his public image, even though he is not running for re-election.
NYP: Occupy Untill 2025?
Occupy Wall Streeters at Zuccotti Park have now collected some $750,000 in contributions and, according to their Website, have events planned through 2025. Occupy until ‘2025’! Protests planned into next decade (NYP) 11-mile Manhattan march to support Occupy Wall St(WSJ) * Lone Atlanta Occupy Wall Street protester arrested after refusing to leave park (NYDN) * Occupy Wall Street protesters fare better than Wall Streeters in new poll (NYDN) * Occupy Wall Street Marchers To Cover Most Of Manhattan(NY1) * Protesters Clash With Police Outside Courthouse(Huff Post)
Minority Leaders, Advocates To March 11 Miles For "99 Percent" (NY1) * The City of Albany has set up ground rules for Occupy Albany * Occupy Wall Street ‘Helps’ Street Vendors By Encouraging Others to Pay For Food (NYO) * OWS TV Ad Occupy Wall Street Buys Television Ad Spots - Video (Village Voice) * What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS * Occupy Wall Street Protesters To Erect Larger Tents In Zuccotti Park (WABC)
We Significance are Weekly Unemployment Numbers if They Don't Count Those Who Don't Qualify for Benefits?Wealth gap between younger and older Americans is widest ever, report shows(NYDN) * Most unemployed Americans are no longer receiving unemployment benefits (NYDN) * Food stamp use is up in NY.* New Census data raises number of U.S. poor to 49 million
Toll Hikes SI Business Move Out
Toll hikes have caused some Staten Island construction and trucking companies to relocate.
Parker: 'I help you. You help me'
State Sen. Kevin Parker panned after invite to benefit asks for ‘help’ (NYDN) Parker’s fundraiser invitation – which says, “I help you. You help me.” – was criticized by good government groups for sending a quid pro quo message
senatorparker senatorparker (Twitter) If you gonna write about me at least give people the website so they can contribute online: www.kevinparker.org
Does Not Look Like D'amato Will Be Able to Kill A Serious GOP Primary Against Gillibrand or Does It?
GOP gearing up vs. Gilly (NYP)Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand could face a tough re-election challenge from Republican Harry Wilson, the former state comptroller candidate, says the Post’s Fred Dicker
NYT Say Principal Well Done, DN Wants Teacher Evaluation Systems In Place
48 Years at Helm, Doing What’s Always Worked (NYT) Madeleine P. Brennan has been principal for 48 years, outlasting more than a dozen schools chancellors and transforming a troubled school into one of the city’s best.
Cuomo should set a deadline for schools to implement teacher evaluation systems amid resistance from unions and principals(DN)
Wrong in principal(NYDN Ed) Hundreds of principals have joined teachers unions in trying to block smart new teacher evaluation systems that would use student achievement data to help distinguish superstar educators from duds.
Library Links to Schools(WSJ) A new pilot program lets New York City teachers borrow up to 100 books from the city’s public libraries as school librarians and book budgets are being cut, notes the Journal
Bloomberg will have to fight to carry out ambitious plans to clean up Jamaica Bay and improve visitor access, says The Times: http://nyti.ms/rTRdfO
For the first time in its 210-year existence, the Brooklyn Navy Yard will begin opening its gates daily to the public this week
At Long Last, a Glimpse of a Shipbuilding Past(NYT) Building 92 highlights the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s history as a producer of battleships and the home of movie sets, brothels and, in World War II, female laborers. * Demystifying the Navy Yard(WSJ) * History sails into B’klyn(NYP)
Police Looking For Suspects Wanted For Subway Robberies(WCBS)* Thieves Stealing Devices On Subway(Fox 5)* Suspects sought in subway robberies(WABC)
Alleged Subway Groper Arrested After Victim Snaps His Photo (WINS) * Alleged Union Square groper caught after brother gives cops his address (NYP)
Law and Order
Frame-Up Suspect Levels a Murder Charge(NYT) * Cops: NY couple abused baby, child has head injury(WSJ) * Police Investigate 19-Year-Old Man's Death (WSJ) * Small child’s severed foot found(NYDN) * Picture it: ‘Perv’ bust(NYP) * Police: man flees, hits at least 12 cars in Queens(WABC)* Suspects sought in subway robberies(NBC)* Cops: Suspect Wanted For Shooting Spree, Robbery In The Bronx (WCBS) * Tot’s foot found on Qns. lawn (NYP) * Fatal court ‘flub’ Slain a day after protection-order runaround (NYP)* Rikers ‘cell’ hound (NYP) * Ex-tribal chief peddled ecstasy: feds(NYP) * Update City Room: Object Found on Queens Lawn Is Not a Human Foot from Animal
Where is the Individual Responsible? Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito
azipaybarah Azi Paybarah (Twitter) lawmaker whose car was hit by bullet says teen shooter "was surely let down by many people along the way."
@mmviverito * "That young man, out on the street at 10:30 pm, carrying a gun and aiming to shoot someone, was surely let down by many people along the way, and that saddens me." [Melissa Mark-Viverito]
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