Espada's Long Goodby Continues
Court decision could spell the end of the Soundview Health Care Network
State can bounce Pedro Espada Jr. health care operation from Medicaid, judge rules (NYDN) A Bronx judge ruled that the Cuomo administration can drop former state Sen. Pedro Espada’s Soundview Health Care Network from the state’s Medicaid program *Judge’s ruling dooms Espada’s clinics(NYP)
Why Does the NYT Talk About His Crying and Not About What Conditions Allow Kruger for 16 Years to Abuse His Public Office?
Why does the NYT look at why the DA's never catch corrupt pol? Only when the feds do a sting operation on the pols do they get convicted. The DAs have never done a sting operation. Does the city's criminal justice system of DAs dependent on the political machines and corrupt pols to win reelection need to change? Why the ethic committees of both Albany and City Hall never caught a single corrupt pol. Why did the NYT look into why Seabrook beat the rap?
When Tears Flow in Court, It’s Pass a Tissue and Just Wait for the Agony to End(NYT) Defense lawyers say there is no easy response to a courtroom blubberer except embarrassment; judges say crying won’t influence them. * The Brooklyn G.O.P. chairman said having a special election for Carl Kruger's seat on the same day as the Republican presidential primary, which would greatly help the Republican candidate, will be the "quickest and most cost effective way to do this." [Paul Katinas] * Newsletter Mailing Suggests Kruger Resignation May Have Been Last Minute Decision (Sheephead Bites) * Yeshiva World News games out the Jewish endorsement race between Fidler and likely Republican nominee attorney David Storobin.
Did Liu know, and what was his role in the Illegal Fund-Raising?
Liu in FBI cross hairsDonor probe heats up (NYP) A federal probe into the campaign fund-raising operations for city Comptroller John Liu is now focused on the candidate himself, The Post has learned. * Liu insisted he is still running for mayor.
Do the Chinese Leaders Think the Hevesi, Kruger, Boyland and Mclaughlin Were Politically Inspired? . . . Why Was This Silly Story Written in the NYT?
NYT Political Correctness Insanity
“Yesterday’s paper showed that Danny Chen suffered racism, bigotry and abuse,” said Virginia M. Kee, a founding member of the Chinese-American Planning Council. “I see another assassination. This is a character assassination. Worse than death, you lose your good name.” The NYT talks about the Liu fundraiser who was indicted John Liu Fund-Raiser Xing Wu Pan Charged With Illegal Campaign But said that Liu has not been been accused of any wrongdoing. Does the NYT really believe Liu campaign was collecting illegal contributions without the candidate knowing about it? Especially when the candidate says he runs a hands on campaign.
Comparing the Liu Inquiry to a Soldier’s Hazing(NYT) Chinese-American leaders suggested that the federal examination of campaign fund-raising for Comptroller John C. Liu of New York City was politically inspired. John Liu sits there and hears other speak on what he is going through is worst than the death of Pvt. Danny Chen. Sick. More: The NYT did not even cover Boyland indicted last night
azipaybarah Azi Paybarah (Twitter) .
@johncliu defender: "This is a character assassination. Worse than death, you lose your good name." http://nyti.ms/tw5Wq6 via @davidwchen
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has made "moves that have angered and dismayed those of us who work for the Times."
Federal grand jury charged Boyland with soliciting $250,000 in bribes, fast-tracking development projects helping carnival company
Grand Jury Indicts Boyland, Aide On Bribery Charges(NY1) * Boyland charged with soliciting more than $250,000 in bribes (NYP) * Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. and his chief of staff were each indicted on 19 counts of fraud, bribery and extortion. Boyland Indictment
How much is NY State paying in pension costs to lawmakers who admitted to breaking the law?
Kruger: Another Conviction, Another Pensioner?(WNYC) * The Daily Q: How much is New York paying in pensions to disgraced lawmakers? (NY World)
OWS . . .
Signs May Be Allowed Into Public Atrium Used by Protesters(NYT) * Deutsche Bank and NYC gov lawyers respond to Norman's letter No more sign prohibition* Video
Albany Police say only two people were pepper sprayed last night at the eviction of Occupy Albany, but TU reporters spoke with “at least half a dozen people” who had signs of being hit.* Occupy Buffalo members feel confident the city will abide by its agreement and let them stay in Niagara Square even after a breakaway group was removed by police from Lafayette Square.
As NY Pols Cut Their Redistricting Deals Good Government Groups Hide
State Senate Republicans cut a prisoner-counting deal, and LATFOR’s redistricting maps could be out early next year. * 46,003 prisoners currently in prison in New York State will, for redistricting purposes, be counted as residents living at other addresses within the state. [Jimmy Vielkind]
Cuomo and Bloomberg Still Fighting After Taxi Deal
Round 2: Mayor Bloomberg bucking Gov. Cuomo over health insurance (NYDN) The Bloomberg City officials are looking to pull out from Emblem Health, the city’s not for-profit insurer, just as Gov. Cuomo is trying to convert it to a for-profit outfit.
Continued Illegal Pick Ups Could Kill Taxi Deal
If the gypsy cabs don’t stop making streetside pickups, it could lessen the value of the new medallions and scuttle the livery deal hatched between Cuomo and Bloomberg.
Al Vann keeps Rolling
Key figure in Ocean Hill-Brownsville education fight, Al Vann, complains nyc dept. of ed outreach to local community
Al Vann and the Revolution. Unplugged (City Limits)* more on Vann & OceanHill Brownsville, via Ungovernable City (great book re: NYC under Myr Lindsay)
Willowbrook Mental Health Type Problems Continue 40 Years After Geraldo Rivera Exposed Them
In Treating Disabled, Potent Drugs and Few Rules(NYT) State employees with little training or oversight often give too many mind-altering drugs to control disabled people living in state-run group homes.
Nurses Plan Walkout at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt(NYT) * Over 1,000 Manhattan Nurses To Strike If Contract Talks Fail(NY1)
The New York City Housing Authority shouldn’t be booting churches that rent space in its buildings for worship services, the Daily News argues, saying the rule is inconsistent: http://nydn.us/tO0z8G