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Apr 12 2021
Minnesota officials said the police officer who fatally shot a Black man at a traffic stop did so accidentally, and meant to fire a Taser instead.
A 20-year-old Black man died after a police officer shot him during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, sending hundreds of people into the streets where they clashed with police officers into Monday morning.
The protestsNew York Times (News)
Mar 07 2022
Disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday claimed he is a victim of “cancel culture” and said CNN fired his brother, Chris Cuomo, because it was “afraid of the cancel-culture mob.”
Cuomo’s comments came during a half-hour speech delivered before a crowd of about 100 congregants at God’s Battalion of Prayer Church in Brooklyn, his first public appearance in more than six monthsNational Review (News)
Apr 14 2021
Protesters and police clash for a third night after Daunte Wright's death as prosecutors weigh charges against officer
A Minnesota prosecutor could decide as early as Wednesday whether to charge a police officer who authorities say shot and killed a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop -- a shooting that has sparked three nights of protests.
The Washington County prosecutor is weighing charges for Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter in Sunday's fatal shooting of 20-year-oldCNN (Online News)
Oct 05 2021
Protesters in New York City on Monday waved the Australian flag and chanted “save Australia” in a demonstration against mandatory vaccinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Protesters had gathered in Brooklyn outside the headquarters of the city’s Department of Education for a rally after a COVID-19 vaccine mandate took effect Monday for New York City public school employees.The Epoch Times
Apr 14 2021
When Brooklyn Center police fatally shot Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021, he was "on the run" from law enforcement for committing aggravated robbery.Snopes
Mar 12 2021
A statue of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unveiled to celebrate her birthday and acknowledge Women’s History Month.
New York State Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveiled the statue in Ginsburg’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
“She is a role model to me and to everyone everywhere. Her legacy will live on,”Independent Journal Review
Sep 20 2022
The special master appointed to review documents seized by federal agents who searched former President Donald Trump's Florida estate appeared doubtful Tuesday about Trump's contention that he had declassified the various top secret and other highly sensitive documents found there.
The special master, Senior U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie, had previously asked Trump's attorneysNBC News (Online)
Aug 23 2022
Democrats began the year clinging to New York state as a bulwark against GOP gerrymandering and a potentially brutal midterm. Instead, it’s become a giant headache.
A redistricting mishap and President Joe Biden’s lingering toxicity upended Democratic hopes of creating a seawall of deep-blue seats that could offset House losses elsewhere. They started the cycle thinking they could netPolitico
Mar 17 2022
Decades-high inflation was already giving Americans a headache. Then came Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which sent gas prices soaring.
Now, blue and red states alike are embracing a solution that makes for great headlines: cutting gas taxes.
As federal action languishes on the issue, some states are quickly moving to suspend their own fuel taxes to counter price shocks at thePolitico
Apr 13 2021
When a cop killed a man in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, yesterday, the officer had reportedly pulled him over for hanging air fresheners on his rearview mirror*. It wasn't just the latest high-profile case of abusive policing—it was important reminder of the ill effects of criminalizing the most trivial behaviors.
Daunte Wright, 20, died after the officer allegedly mistook her gun for aReason