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    California doctor fatally shot, 15-year-old son survives over 30 hours in Sierra Nevada forest Before-and-after photos show how much fast-food restaurants have changed over the years De Blasio say he’ll sign City Council’s sweeping police reform legislation next week © Provided by WINS Radio New York NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that hell sign sweeping City Council police reform legislation next week. Were going to be doing a signing ceremony next week, the...
            by Jake Dima  The Los Angeles City Council approved a measure Tuesday that would allow unarmed community responders to step in for uniformed officers on non-violent calls, according to news reports. The local government’s initiative was unanimous and will replace police on calls for drug overdoses and mental health issues, among other non-violent situations, according to CBS Los Angeles. The city is likely to draw on its health and homeless departments to strategize on the...
    Gun violence in New York City continued this week as 14 people were shot and one person was killed between Thursday and Friday. One man was killed and 14 people were injured as a result of 10 shootings that took place during a nine-hour period between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to ABC 7 New York. There have been 540 shooting incidents so far this year. The number of shooting incidents in the city was 365 this time last...
    The New York City Council voted Tuesday night to approve Mayor Bill de Blasios plan to slash nearly $1 billion from the citys police budget, and the citys top cop is none too thrilled and believes the council bowed to mob rule. What happened? New York Citys budget debate has received more attention than usual this year as leftist Mayor de Blasio made cutting about $1 billion from the NYPDs $6 billion operation budget a priority. The ongoing national...
    Savannah Rychcik July 1, 2020 0 Comments After passing an $88 billion budget after midnight on Wednesday, the New York City Council slashed the $1 billion NYPD budget calling for the removal of a nearly 1,200-person police recruiting class set for next month, according to the Associated Press. The budget stipulates that overtime spending will need to be cut in half, officers from administrative functions will need to be redeployed to patrol, and police will no longer be responsible...
    City Council bowed to “mob rule” when it slashed the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday morning, while acknowledging the reduction will present a “significant challenge” but won’t “cripple” the department. “You’ll see in the City Council, [a] bow to mob rule,” Shea said. “And let’s mark the date on the calendar and how long it’s going to be before we’re having a conversation about New York is crying out for more police. And I...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that merely stripping the New York Police Department (NYPD) of $1 billion won’t do it: “defunding police means defunding police.” Inbox: @AOC weighs in quite critically on developing de Blasio-City Council NYPD budget deal > pic.twitter.com/QRZ3hvmBU6 — Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) June 30, 2020 “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the...
    NYPD police officers listen to a press conference held by local unions on June 9, 2020. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday agreed on a budget that strips the New York Police Department of $1 billion in funding.  The $1 billion is being reallocated to youth and community services. The move came in response to nationwide protests to defund the police in the wake of George Floyds...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Council has voted on a budget that the mayor says responds to demands of police reformers while keeping the city safe. The budget was officially passed late Tuesday night, and the meeting wrapped up around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Council Speaker Corey Johnson addressed members before the vote. “I am proud of the changes that we secured, especially given the challenges we faced, given the $9 billion revenue shortfall. I do wish we...
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of New York City Council members voted to pass the 2021 fiscal year budget on Tuesday that seeks to close a $9 billion revenue shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The budget includes cuts to the New York Police Departments spending amid more than a month of nationwide protests against police brutality, but City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said it was smaller than then $1 billion cut he and protesters had sought. The tally...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The impending $88.1 billion budget for New York City has drawn ire on both sides of the aisle — and on both sides of the push to defund the New York Police Department. The plan includes a $2 billion slash to municipal spending and a $1 billion cut to the NYPD. But, as the City Council gears up to vote on the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The New York City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a budget that would cut $1 billion from the NYPD.Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to discuss the sources of what he called savings for the nations largest police department, saying at a news briefing that the cuts are still being negotiated with the City Council.Sources tell Eyewitness News the cuts could include shifting school safety agents from police to the education department and no...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The New York City Council is set to vote on the 2021 budget today which includes slashing the NYPD budget by $1 billion along with a slew of other austerity measures.   The $87 billion dollar budget falls far from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initial budget proposal of $95.3 billion and was the second budget revision this spring. The cause of the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s about to get easier to get around the city. The New York City Council voted to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters Thursday. The bill allows both to operate through the city’s five boroughs. Top speeds for e-bikes will be 25 mph and 20 for e-scooters. The bill also calls for the development of a shared e-scooter pilot program similar to Citi Bike.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York City Council is set to approve legislation legalizing electric bikes and scooters.The three bills would require the Department of Transportation to set up a Citi Bike-style e-scooter share pilot program outside Manhattan.E-bikes will only be allowed to travel up to 25 miles per hour.Lawmakers say the move will help essential delivery workers who worked throughout the city during the pandemic.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a...
    The New York City Council passed a package of police reforms on Thursday. Some of the legislation lingered for years, only to get fast tracked amid protests against police brutality, CBS New York reports. There was outrage after Eric Garners death at the hands of the NYPD in 2014, but it wasnt until George Floyd faced a similar fate hundreds of miles away that it struck a much deeper nerve in NYC. Some of us voted a few years ago for additional...
    By Sonia Moghe | CNN A sweeping package of police reforms was approved by the New York City Council Thursday, some of which have been in the works since the death of Eric Garner in 2014. The council passed six bills that include requiring officer badge numbers to be visible, an official ban on chokeholds or any other maneuver that restricts blood or air flow and a bill requiring oversight of the New York City Police Department’s surveillance technology. The...
    (CNN)A sweeping package of police reforms was approved by the New York City Council Thursday, some of which have been in the works since the death of Eric Garner in 2014.The council passed six bills that include requiring officer badge numbers to be visible, an official ban on chokeholds or any other maneuver that restricts blood or air flow and a bill requiring oversight of the New York City Police Departments surveillance technology. The reform package creates a penalty system...
    Reuters June 18, 2020 0 Comments The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed a bill that would order the city’s police force to itemize and explain its surveillance gear. The Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology (POST) Act passed by a vote of 44 to six, the speaker’s office said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had expressed opposition to the bill, recently indicated he would sign it into law. The bill, which had been in limbo for years, gained...
    The New York City Council has proposed cutting $1 billion from the NYPDs spending in the fiscal 2021 budget, CBS New York reports. In a statement released Friday night, the council said cutting $1 billion from police spending would be an unprecedented reduction that would not only limit the scope of the NYPD, but also show our commitment towards moving away from the failed policing policies of the past. The council called it an ambitious goal but said they...
    New York City Council leaders have issued a joint statement declaring their intent to back proposals slashing $1 billion from the NYPD budget. Speaker Corey Johnson, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and Public Safety Committee Chair Donovan Richards, among others,  said they support a plan to “get to $1 billion in cuts to New York City’s police spending in the Fiscal 2021 budget.” NEWARK MAYOR RAS BARAKA CALLS DEFUNDING POLICE A BOURGEOIS LIBERAL SOLUTION The NYPD has a proposed budget...
    The taxpayers of Minneapolis will foot a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death. According to an investigative report by the local Fox 9 news outlet, the three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city...
    By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the dreams of success come true. But there’s been a plot twist, thanks to the coronavirus putting food servers out of work in recent months as restaurants were forced to shut down their...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The New York Times is moving some staff out of Hong Kong due to a new security law imposed by China on the city, as both foreign and local media face increased uncertainty in the Asian financial hub. Some Times employees in Hong Kong have faced challenges securing work permits, the paper reported Tuesday in an article detailing the decision to move some staff to Seoul, South Korea. With the city facing a new era under tightened...
    The New York Times says it will move some of its Hong Kong staff to Seoul as concerns mount over the implications of a severe new security law for the city. The US news outlet said the law unsettled news organizations and created uncertainty about the citys prospects as a hub for journalism. Reporters will remain, but the digital editing team will relocate over time. Global media organisations often face restrictions on the mainland but Hong Kong had been...