Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dumb Down Local News Is In Violations of the Radio & TV Act of 1932

RIP George McGovern
An American Hero 
Unlike so many politicians, George McGovern always remained true to his principles and fought the good fight

Cuomo may push to end the per diems in return for a legislative pay raise, aides say
“I didn’t move to sunny Albany to own a home,” said Manhattan Assemblyman Herman Farrell Jr., who has a house blocks from the Capitol worth about $160,000
NY lawmakers get taxpayer funds to sleep in second homes in Albany (NYP) When politicians snooze, taxpayers don’t just lose — their cash goes to support legislators’ real-estate investments. New York lawmakers who sleep over in their own Albany-area second homes rake in $165 a night if they claim they must stay over for official business. * A bargain for Cuomo  (NYDN Ed) Gov must demand arbitration reform before okaying pay raise for Legislature * Cuomo's “'broadband politics' approach leaves only the extreme left and right untouched."(NYDN)

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli revealed a broad probe into the per-diem payouts after The Post reported questionable vouchers.Government watchdogs say the per diems are abused. “It’s an honor system. That’s the problem,” said Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union. “There’s a lack of oversight and verification.” The per diems -- $165 for sleeping over, and $61 for visiting without spending the night -- are even paid on days when the Legislature is not in session. In one week alone, The Post found, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-Queens) pocketed $2,197 for claiming she spent 12 consecutive nights on “legislative business.” The Assembly was in session three of those days and Cook was absent for all three. Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., who is under indictment, claimed multiple per diems on days he met with undercover FBI agents in Brooklyn and Manhattan to discuss bribes, records show.  Democrat Boyland traveling under cloud - New York Daily News * FBI Taped Boyland In Brooklyn While He Claimed Albany Expenses ...

A Fixer and Her Payoff: Silver Guy Sends A Message to the Gov
SUNY flim-flam(NYP Ed) It looks like state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is about to rip the State University’s Research Foundation for misspending millions. Including that $913,000 no-bid contract to former New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye’s firm to conduct a legal analysis. Paying for the Kaye contract was the foundation, which ostensibly funds organized research through its $1 billion endowment. But the arrangement also allowed her to get around a state law requiring such contracts to be put to bid and approved by both the attorney general and the comptroller. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher herself reportedly is criticized for spending $28,000 in foundation funds on personal expenses — like private-club memberships and booze.Judith Kaye's decision to punt Paterson perjury charges to DA's(NYDN)
* Former top judge to lead Working Families Party probe | Crain'sNY)

Corrupt Joe Bruno Daughter Also Had No Show Job With SUNY Research 
Why no mention of no show job for Joe Bruno in editorial?  *Watchdog: Bruno's daughter got no-show SUNY Research ...

It Could Take A While to Get NYC Results
Madness of the machines(NYDN Ed)  The city’s not-so-new electronic vote scanners are forcing a wholesale revamp of the way New Yorkers will choose their next mayor. This is nuts. Imposed on the state and the city by Congress, the machines have become more trouble than they are worth. They have delayed the reporting of unofficial results on Election Night.  They have lengthened vote counting in tight races by days, if not weeks

Post Forces HHC IG to Open Backloged Secret Files
HHC prober’s files pried open(NYP)  The Post’s exposure of a huge backlog of cases gathering dust in the Inspector General’s Office of the municipal-hospital system has led to an unprecedented decision to open some records of the secret force for the first time.

Cost of living rises faster than income(Queens Crap)

From Crains:
In the decade that ended in 2010, housing and transportation costs rose nearly twice as fast as income for median-income households in the New York metro area, according to a new report tracking the nation's 25 largest metro areas. The report, which was released Thursday morning, also had some good news, however: Despite the jump in costs, the New York area fell into the middle range in the group in terms of affordability, ranking 10th.  Housing and transportation costs in the New York area rose 55% during the 10-year period, while income grew 31%, according to the report by the Center for Housing Policy, an affiliate of the National Housing Conference. More than half of households' income, 56%, goes toward housing and transportation, with housing carrying most of the burden, at 34%. The report, dubbed "Losing Ground: The Struggling of Moderate-Income Households to Afford the Rising Costs of Housing and Transportation," covered New York-area households with annual incomes of $34,389 to $68,778.

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Queens
Growing push for ‘landmark’ tree(NYP) Grassroots preservationists aim to petition the city to add a Woodside hardwood that dates to the Revolutionary War to a list of landmarks that includes the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Alec Baldwin: You have to go to Hollywood to find people "who have egos as grand" as NY's statewide officeholders.

More than two centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson said that the strength of our democracy would depend on how well-informed the American electorate is

The End of the Fairness Doctrine Has Allowed the Media to Dumb Down the Public and Make $$ Off Them

The Radio & TV Act of 1932 before it was destroyed by congress and Reagan in the 1980's required those who possess a broadcast license had a contract between media owners and the public.   In order to use the electromagnetic spectrum, which belongs to the public, the broadcaster promises to serve the public interest.   Today it is not about serving the public interest, it is about maximizing profits. In the quest for $$$ they have dumb down the public and given the wealthy special Interests , not an informed public the ability to shape and control government.

When Congress Got Rid of the Fairness Doctrine It Created A Media That Controls Rather Than Informs the Public  
Serving the public interest, as the Supreme Court said in Red Lion v. FCC, means that “[t]he broadcaster must give adequate coverage to public issues.” Giving adequate coverage to public issues is what media owners promise the public to do in exchange for getting their licenses. In 1987 congress elimited the Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to devote some of their airtime to discussing controversial matters of public interest, and to air contrasting views regarding those matters. Stations were given wide latitude as to how to provide contrasting views: It could be done through news segments, public affairs shows, or editorials. 

The doctrine did not require equal time for opposing views but required that contrasting viewpoints be presented.  In 2011 the Federal Communications Commission special report, “The Information Needs of Communities,” says there is a lot of journalism out there, just not much “accountability reporting” of local and state government. It is not a secret that TV and radio stations rely on the local newspaper for most of their hard news. So those "rip and read" TV broadcasters have offered their views much less hard and investigative news as newspaper staffs shrivel amid because of draconian layoffs caused by the internet and the recession?

Local TV news devotes most of its time to crime and gossip stories, almost nothing to local government
NYC Local TV Keeping the Public Uninformed While Racking In the Millions
This Is What WNBC (4) Calls Informing the Public This Morning

6:30 Weather,  6:31 - Dead baby found beaten in the Bronx, 6:32 NJ Man trying to lures teens into his car in NJ, 6:34  A 25-year-old motorist was hauled into court yesterday on charges his drunken driving led to the death of a Nassau cop, 6:35  Missing killer in Harrington State Park,  6:35  Skate Board Event on Broadway canceled may go on anyway,  6:36 Sun screen that caught fire, 6:37 Mediator shower in the sky, 6:37 Weather, 6:39 Commercials, 6:42  Shredding personal documents, 6:42 Reporter out west has a cockroach crawing on him during a stand up, 6:43 Commercials,  6:46  Europe Royal Wedding. Justin Timberlake Wedding, 6::47 Movie Reviews, 6:48 Commercials, 6:51 Check in with the Today Show, 6:52 How Halloween can be dangerous for you pets, 6:55 Commercials, 6:57 Top Stories Baby died with bruses on her body, wake for nassau cop, Drill Simulating Plane Accident To Take Place At Newark, 6:58 Weather

Not Only Does TV News Make the Public Uninformed, It Makes Millions From Wealthy Candidates and Special Interests Seeking Public Support

Without Any Evidence That Women in NYC have Been denied Access to Reproductive Health Centers Quinn Pushers Issue to Win Points With Woman in Her Mayoral Campaign

Quinn: We’ll escort abortion patients (NYP) The City Council is inserting itself into the fierce battle over abortion rights by recruiting volunteers to accompany women facing persistent protesters — “American Taliban,” in the view of one advocate — when they seek reproductive services at clinics. * City Council To Ensure Women Have Access To Reproductive Health Centers(NY1)

Mayoral Hopeful's Decision to Accept Large Donations Challenges City Law
Upending a Campaign(WSJ) New York City mayoral hopeful George McDonald has taken on a fight that could upend elections for years to come: challenging the city's strict campaign-financing system. * At Last, a GOP Mayoral Hopeful Supports Romney (WSJ)

Storobin ad features him with GOP leader Dean Skelos
 Campaign 2012 Citizens Union endorses 2 Staten Island Republicans(SI Advance) * Proposed Districts Remove Power From Bronx Neighborhoods(Bronx Times)* Joined Pastor Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake’s service at today, talking about the need to pass bill in City Council

NY Times Endorses Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand for New York (NYT Ed)Ms. Gillibrand has been a steady voice of reason in Washington. We endorse her for re-election to the Senate.

Union Politics And Rising Pension Costs How Will the New MTA Contract Rise the Fare?
Union Politics Ensnarling MTA Talks(WSJ) The MTA and its largest union on Friday held contract talks for the 15th time this year, an unusually slow pace that has prompted criticism of the labor organization's president.

Next fare hikes to fund pension costs, says MTA :: Second Ave. Sagas

Some See Little Room for Large, Poor Families in Mayor’s Housing Plan(NYT) Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposal to build super-small apartments, some say, underscores the fact that the needs of many poor families are not being met. * Schumer: New fed energy decision could hike electric rates(Fox 5)

Queens principal forced to retire over offensive remarks (NYP) She’s an equal opportunity offender. A Queens high-school principal made a host of discriminatory remarks against Jews, blacks and gays — as well as off-color quips about sex and sexual favors among co-workers

Top Architects Imagine Grand Central Terminal's Next 100 Years(DNAINFO)

Education The Teacher's Rubber Room Lives

Mayor: Ridding city of 'rubber rooms' a flop(NYDN) * The Education Department's rubber rooms are shrinking, but too many poor teachers remain (NYDN Ed) Process for firing educators for incompetence or misconduct is still far too cumbersome *

 For Minority Students at Elite New York Private Schools, Admittance Doesn’t Bring Acceptance(NYT) Minority students at New York City’s top private schools say they are confronted by a racial and economic divide that manifests itself as indifference and social segregation.

A High School With a New Approach to Vocational Education(NYT)Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn is a six-year program tailored to give students interested in the technology industry an advantage, including an associate 

The Making of A President 2012

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads(Huff Post)

Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation -- and may be hiding more(NYP)US ‘too slow’ to act as drone’s cam captured Libya horror(NYP) * Cash Flood Fuels Fight to the End in Leaning States(NYT) To earn enough electoral votes to win the election, Mitt Romney will likely have to wrest Wisconsin, Iowa or Ohio from President Obama, three Midwestern states that Mr. Obama is trying to protect.  * Romney’s Proposal for More Ships Draws Skepticism(NYT) * U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks(NYT) * Ever Bipartisan, Bloomberg Jabs Both Candidates(NYT) * Connecting the Dots in Libya (NYT) * Campaigns go on the offensive before 3rd debate(CBS) * Pampered Princes Fling Gorilla Dust(Dowd, NYT) Even cloaked in humor, the barbs of Mitt Romney and Barry Obama drip with disdain * Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets (Friedman, NYT) Why aren’t we hearing more about the major reforms in schools and cars?

For President Obama, a Complex Calculus of Race and Politics (NYT)
The Fiscal Stimulus, Flawed But Valuable - Christina Romer, NY Times
Promised Into the Poorhouse - George Will, Washington Post
This Is What a Losing Incumbent Looks Like - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Obama's Electoral-College Firewall Is Holding - John Cassidy, New Yorker
Why Obama Is in Trouble in Ohio - Josh Jordan, National Review
Should Obama Concede Florida? - Nate Silver, New York Times
Obama, Romney Hit the Final Stretch - Karen Tumulty, Washington Post
Libyan Turmoil Persists Year After Gaddafi Death - Paul Schemm, AP

Romney's Foreign Policy Is Unfocused - Albright & Berger, USA Today
No Clarity on Debacle in Benghazi - Sherman Frederick, LV Review-Journal
Mitt Clueless on Women, Work - Kathleen Dolan & Jennifer Lawless, CNN
Obama's Likeability Fading - Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
Belittling the Black President - Monroe Anderson, The Root
Racism Has Nothing to Do With Obama's Problems - S.E. Cupp, NYDN
The New Welfare Spending Lie - Alex Pareene, Salon
Mr. Johnson Goes to Washington - Allysia Finley, Wall Street Journal

McGovern: Conscience of the Democratic Party - Eleanor Clift, Daily Beast
On Basis of Sound Leadership, Re-Elect Obama - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Why Mitt? Reality Over Fantasy - New Hampshire Union Leader
Romney and Ryan Twist the Facts About Health Care - New York Times
ObamaCare Regulations Impose Heavy Costs - Orange County Register
Washington Post: “Obama and Romney Hit Final Stretch”
Wall Street Journal: “Political Perceptions: Makings of a Split 2012 Outcome”
The Hill: “Once-listless Presidential Race Attracts Intensity in Closing Weeks”
2012 campaign cash: $1 billion vs $1 billion:(Politico)
Columbus Dispatch endorses Romney
New NBC/WSJ poll: Obama-Romney tied at 47% among likely voters. Obama leads 49%-44% among all registered voters. Turnout is everything.
Bob Schieffer in middle seat at last debate (Politico)
Forget Benghazi. Obama and Romney must address the Pakistan problem(Daily Beast)
Possible O (like Bush '00) could lose pop vote by 1% or less & still win EC. But even that requires threading needle.
At this very time 8 years ago, it was Bush 48, Kerry 48 among LVs in the natl NBC/WSJ poll. Buckle your seatbelts, folks
Tom Friedman & both arguing that intelligence q's reflect "complete chaos" on the ground in much of Middle East 
In foreign affairs, "Romney’s instinct is to shout louder, rattle a bigger saber or hint that he would start more wars"(NYDN)
: "I think we needed more than one debate on foreign policy."
Lindsay Graham: Iranians trying to 'take advantage' of U.S. election(Wash Post)
In race to 270, it may come down to 106 counties(AP)
Iran Has Agreed to Denies Reports of One-on-One Nuclear Talks with the United States [Updated](NY Mag)
Heilemann: The Once and Future Clintons(NY Mag)
Bob Schieffer Faces Huge Pressure For Debate Moderating
4 closest states are FL/CO/VA/IA. Polling diffs are about turnout and early vote makeup * Female Reporter 'Savagely Attacked' In Cairo (Huff Post)
Red Eye Panel Asks How NYT Can Find Frappe-Sipping Terrorist, But Obama Can't (VIDEO)
Staten Island's BP Molinaro: Both Obama, Romney were losers in 2nd debate(SI Advance)
Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Compare and contrast(Wash Post)
Election 2012 Likely Voters Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney(Gallup)
Mayor Bloomberg said VP Joe Biden “forced” the president’s hand on same-sex marriage.
Bloomberg said he’s “more in sync” with Obama’s views on social issues, but criticized both the president and Romney for having economic plans that aren’t “real.”
WATCH: Romney Ad Hits Obama For Inability To Work With Congress
Bloomberg calls Warren a socialist(Politico)
A Guide to the Next Debate: Foreign Policy Takes the Stage(NYT)
FiveThirtyEight: ‘Gender Gap’ Near Historic Highs(538)
Both candidates will be seated at a circular table angled toward CBS' serving as moderator.  
Romney Adviser Battles With Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Over ‘Romnesia,’ Big Bird Attacks
Two Campaigns Skirt Talk of Tough Choices in Afghanistan(NYT)

The social-media presidential campaign: election by Twitterverse (Seattle Times)  The presidential debates, writes Kathleen Parker, have come to resemble reality shows during which virtual audiences cast ballots, hiccuping their impulse-reactions to every word into the intellectual vacuum we charitably call the body politic.


The election may not end as soon as we'd all like


Ray of Sunshine as Mitt widens Fla. gap(NYP) * Romney as a Manager: Unhurried and Socratic * Jockeying Begins for Cabinet Positions(NYT) * An Obama Adviser Straddles a Line(NYT) The president and his aides continue to rely on political operatives like Anita Dunn who also represent clients seeking to influence policy. * Interactive Map: Testing Swing States(NYT) * The Least Popular Subject(NYT) People, have you noticed how gun control rarely comes up in the presidential race? Let’s thank Nina Gonzalez for bringing it up. * A World of Harm for Women(NYT Ed) Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan promote an agenda that takes aim at international family planning and lifesaving care. * Who are the Rabbis for Romney?(Huff Post) * Cuomo Hitting the Trail(WSJ) * Mayor Discusses New Super PAC On Radio Show(NY1)* Bloomberg to spend more on political campaigns(NYDN) * Lieberman requests documents on Benghazi attack(Fox 5) * What really went wrong (NYDN) The intelligence and security failings that surrounded the murders of four Americans in Libya are coming into focus as far more fundamental than depicted in jousting between Republican Mitt Romney and President Obama * Bill Maher Explodes At Conservatives Over Romney’s Libya Criticism: Your Attitude Is ‘F**k Facts’ * CIA Linked Libya Attack To Militants Within 24 Hours, CNN Panel Points To White House Contradictions * James Carville, Stanley Greenberg Say Obama Economy Message Is Working(Huff Post) * PHOTO: New Yorker Cover Hits Romney(Huff Post)

Mother of slain Benghazi consulate staffer livid over lack of answers(NYP) * Youssef — still in jail(NYP) In a related “Not Optimal” outcome, the guy who made the video that President Obama so spuriously blamed for the Benghazi attack is still in jail. 
Dodd-Frank a "Big Kiss" to Big Banks - Gray & White, Weekly Standard
Reagan 1984, Obama 2012 - Brent Budowsky, The Hill
Obama Lacks Faith in Free Enterprise - David Harsanyi, Reason
A Year After Gaddafi, Can Libya Tame Militias? - Isobel Coleman, CNN
Romney's Libya Problem - Juan Williams, FOX News
The Benghazi Timelines We Need Answers About - James Rosen, WSJ
Obama Lied. The Press Complied - Bill Flax, Forbes
Tea Party Movement Helping Dems - Dana Milbank, Washington Post
Mr. Johnson Goes to Washington - Allysia Finley, Wall Street Journal
Romney Winning White Voters by 1984 Margins - Aaron Blake, Wash Post
Race Enters Final Phase, Driven By Electoral Math - Alex Altman, Time
Small New Hampshire Could Have Big Impact - Dan Balz, Washington Post
Northern Virginia Pivotal for Romney, Obama - Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP
President Obama Spinning Toward a Loss - A.B. Stoddard, The Hill
Obama Has Big Lead in Ground Game - Avlon & Keller, The Daily Beast
Obama Electoral Path Narrows Dramatically - Michael Barone, Examiner
Aides Say Romney at Peace as Vote Nears - Scott Conroy, RealClearPolitics

Mitt Romney for President - Orlando Sentinel
It's Romney's Positions That Bind Women Down - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Why Does Obama's White House Pay Women Less? - Investor's Biz Daily
Romney's Defense Budget Doesn't Add Up - Washington Post
Romney "inclination is to micromanage" a longtime friend said, but "he tried to restrain himself.’’
Peter King calls for Benghazi intel reports(Politico)
National Daily Tracking: : 49%, : 48%...
Why Benghazi matters (Daily Beast)
The 60 most important House races in the country(Wash Post)
Tough Criticism of Candidates by Bloomberg (NYT)
Ryan zeroes in on energy jobs in Pennsylvania(CNN)
Obama plans post-debate whirlwind tour(Politico)
A Romney Stance Causes Turmoil for Young Immigrants(NYT)
White House denies agreement with Iran on one-to-one nuclear talks(NBC)
Super-PACs Prepare Final Ad Blitzes(NY Mag)

40,000 new residents in since 9/11.

Workers Move Closer to Lower Manhattan(NYT)

The controversial landlord behind a mystery-shrouded Carroll Gardens shelter project (Capital)

'Broadway Bomb's away! Hundreds of skateboarders defy cops, race down city's main street(NYP) * Skateboarders Defy Court to Race Down Broadway(NYT)

NYRA reform, or bait and switch?

In Wi-Fi Intoxicated Manhattan, a Generation of Teetotalers(NYT) A seminar at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich Village introduced people in their 70s and 80s to smartphones, apps and the like, but some audience members were unpersuaded.

"I don't sit very well," Eliot Spitzer said when asked if he would sit for an official gubernatorial portrait
Spitzer Makes His Return to Albany * Asked whether he could see Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the 2016 ballot, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he thinks Hillary Clinton should run and “can’t imagine” there would be a primary if she does. * Spitzer has been critical of Cuomo in the past, but seemed reluctant today to assess how he’s doing in office so far. “I’m learning,” the former governor told reporters.* Back in Albany, Spitzer leaves Cuomo, boosts Hillary ’16(TU)

Board Approves Measure to Create 'George Carlin Way'(NYT)

Rupert Murdoch reportedly interested in LA Times, Chicago Tribune(Huff Post)

Murdoch Takes A Shot At the NYT
 Times exec eyed in BBC scandal (NYP) A burgeoning molestation scandal across the pond may have New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. wishing he had looked closer to home to fill the CEO spot. BBC Chairman Lord Christopher Patten has said publicly that Thompson was one of the top BBC execs who knew of the production and its focus. Of the British scandal, Thompson has said that, under his leadership since May 2004, “I never heard any allegations or received any complaints about Jimmy Savile.” Thompson has also stated he had nothing to do with the canceling of the TV production.“I was not notified or briefed about the ‘Newsnight’ investigation, nor was I involved in any way in the decision not to complete and air the investigation,” he told the Times. “I have no reason to doubt the public statement by the program’s editor — that the decision not to pursue the investigation was entirely his, and that it was made solely for journalistic reasons.” * Incoming Times CEO Might Be Caught Up in BBC Sex Abuse Scandal(NY Mag)

Law and Order

Battered Bx. girl, 3, found dead(NYP) * Death of 3-year-old Bronx girl probed(NYDN) * ME: Autopsy results inconclusive for toddler found dead(New 12)

Brooklyn woman, 8 months pregnant, stabbed to death day before her wedding(NYP) * Pregnant Woman Is Killed in Her Home in Brooklyn(NYT) * Pregnant mother of four stabbed to death a day before her wedding(NYP) * Pregnant Woman’s Body Found Day Before Wedding(NYT) * Pregnant woman found slain day before wedding(WABC) * Brooklyn Mother Mourned On What Was To Be Her Wedding D (WABC) * Medical Examiner: Pregnant Brooklyn Fiancee Died From Neck(NY1)

Stop-&-frisk touted at hearing (NYP) The commander of a crime-ridden Brooklyn precinct defended the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics yesterday against claims that innocent minorities are illegally targeted by a program that lets cops patrol private apartment buildings.* Chief of an Elite Police Unit Involved in Two Fatal Shootings Is Reassigned(NYT) * NYPD heavily train for stop-and-frisk(NYDN)

In Mexican town where coach's slayer fled, locals are taking the murder personally (NYFN) Puebla, a city of 2.5 million, is very aware of the death of Red Bulls youth coach Michael Jones

NYPD sergeant on trial for courting murder suspect(NYDN)

Suspect arrested in Queens massage parlor rape(WABC) * Man Charged in Queens Rape (NBC)  Zhordrack Blodywon, 40, of Queens has been charged with rape and robbery * Police: Suspect Arrested In Rape And Robbery Pattern (WCBS) * Suspect Charged With Rape In Queens Massage Parlor (NY1) * Queens massage-parlor 'rapist' cuffed(NYP)

Brooklyn bouncer killed after he was caught in crossfire during gunfight (NYP) * Four Students in Custody for Attempted Arson at Murry Bergtraum H.S.(DNAINFO) * Loose-Lipped Girlfriend Leads Police to Alleged Stuy Town Robber(DNAINFO) * A 32-year-old man was shot and killed in Brooklyn early Sunday morning (NBC) * Police Search For Two Men Wanted In Hamilton Heights Beating Death * Masked Duo Attempts Robbery Inside Bronx Basement(Bronx Times) * Man stabbed to death after trying to break up fight in Bronx(NYP) * Livery cab kills man in Brooklyn, speeds off(NYP) * NYPD search for 2 suspects in Metro PCS store murder(Fox 5) * Man Stabbed to Death Outside Bronx Building(NBC) * Brooklyn bouncer killed after he was shot several times trying to break up gunfight(NYP)

Police Investigate Death Of 3-Year-Old In Bronx(NY1) *Community Rallies Behind Man Shown Being Beaten By Police On Tape(NY1) * Bruised Bronx toddler dies Friday afternoon(NYDN) * Police investigating death of girl, 3, in the Bronx(WABC)

Pregnant mom chases gun-toting teen who stole her iPhone(NYP)

 DA delay for cleared duo (NYP) Bronx prosecutors botched the probe that put two innocent people in prison for 17 years — and now they’re bungling efforts to free them.

 Finch smuggler Marlon Hariram pleads guilty(NYDN)

Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block's life(NYDN)

Manhattan man booted from public library FOR BODY ODOR sues for $5.5M(NYP)

2 Convicted in ’95 Killing of Livery Driver Near Exoneration(NYT) * Police: Man Robbed, Shot During Bronx Bank Drop(WSJ) * Local Lawmakers Pushing For Law To Ban Pedophiles From Children’s WCBS) * Vigil Marks Anniversary Of Brooklyn Mother's Fatal Shooting (NY1)* Bouncer tackles West Village purse snatcher(NYP)

WATCH: Robber beats elderly man at nursing home(NYDN)

Identity thief gets unemployment in jail(NYDN)

Metro PCS employee found slain at store(NYP)

Klepto clubbers (NYP) Organized bands of professional pickpockets are targeting East Village partiers — but quick-thinking club employees have started fighting back, working with cops to bust the thieves.

Terrorism Possible Bomb Plot Accomplice Faces Child Porn Charges(NY1) * Conflicting images emerge of Federal Reserve terror suspect (Fox 5) * U.S Attorney Talks About Terror Plot(NBC) * Prosecutor: NY bomb suspect hoped to recruit others

Bangladeshi diplomats ask to meet bomb suspect(NYDN)