Tag: New York

200 Arrested in NYC Protests [VIDEO]

Protesters across the nation swarmed city streets late Thursday to voice outrage and their demands for police and judicial reform in the wake of Eric Garner’s death and the refusal by a grand jury to indict the officer who put a chokehold on him. From One Police Plaza in New York City to Oakland, Calif.,…

Garner’s Widow: ‘Hell No’ to Cop Apology [VIDEO]

Eric Garner’s widow blasted the police officer who killed her husband after a grand jury decided not to indict him Wednesday. “Hell no!” Esaw Garner responded to the question of whether she would accept Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s apology. “The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe. That would have been the…

Protests erupt following Eric Garner grand jury decision

Protests erupted in New York and other major cities Wednesday night after a grand jury declined to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Police estimated approximately 30 protesters were arrested in New York. The Justice Department has launched a civil rights probe into the case. Photo: Protesters shut down streets…

Storm dumps more than 6 feet of snow in Upstate New York

The National Guard was activated around Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday as a storm dumped more than 6 feet of snow in the area. The National Weather Service said that some areas of Buffalo suburbs were approaching 76 inches of snow Tuesday night, which is the record for snowfall over a 24-hour period anywhere in the…

More Than 300K Join People’s Climate March in NYC

More than 300,000 people joined in the People’s Climate March in New York City, as organizers to claim it as the largest march for climate change on record. People from all over the continent and from a diverse array of backgrounds gathered at the Museum of Natural History for the start of the march, with…

New York City Hosts Climate Change March

The People’s Climate March scheduled to run over a big swath of Midtown Manhattan on Sunday, taking public frustration over stalled efforts to curb carbon emissions to the streets in a noisy, vivid display of unity. The march is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. moving east along 59th Street from Columbus Circle, proceeding along…

Barneys to Pay $525K in Race Probe

The high-end Barneys New York will pay $525,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling and discrimination at its Madison Avenue shop. The trendy department store was accused of singling out minority customers. New York state launched a probe into the allegations after two black patrons, Trayon Christian, 19, and Kayla Phillips, 21, filed a lawsuit.…

Al Sharpton Will Speak At Funeral Of Man Killed By NYPD Chokehold [VIDEO]

Al Sharpton Will Speak At Funeral Of Man Killed By Unnecessary NYPD Chokehold Man Killed By Unnecessary NYPD Chokehold [VIDEO] A Staten Island man died Thursday after police placed him in a chokehold as they attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes. According to authorities, Eric Garner, 43, went into cardiac arrest and died…

New York Approves Medical Marijuana

New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legalization for medical marijuana on Monday, making New York the 23rd state to do so. The Compassionate Care Act allows patients suffering from various illnesses to ingest marijuana as a pain reliever. Smoking the plant is not allowed. The law has a strict security measure requiring a…

Severe weather hits New York

Severe weather hit New York City on Wednesday, bringing lightning and heavy rain. Many Twitter users shared dramatic photos of lightning striking city skyscrapers. In Brooklyn, flooding made several streets impassable. During a thunder shower, the facade inside an underpass of the Brooklyn Bridge collapsed, injuring five people. All injuries were minor, officials said. Photo:…

Supreme Court Decided Aero/Internet Broadcasting Is Infringing The Law

Aereo, the startup that threatened to upend traditional television broadcasting by capturing over-the-air TV signals and streaming them on the Internet, has been dealt a crushing defeat by the Supreme Court after justices ruled 6 to 3 that the online television service violated copyrights by streaming broadcast channels to customers. The decision is a victory…

Duchess of Cornwall’s brother dies from fall in New York

The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother, Mark Shand, has died from a head injury he sustained during a fall Tuesday night. Shand, 62, reportedly slipped while lighting a cigarette and hit his head outside an after-party for a charity event in New York. “The Duchess, The Prince of Wales and all her family members are utterly…

Man and 3-year-old son dead from 52 floor building fall NYPD report

A man and his 3-year-old son plummeted to their deaths from a Manhattan apartment building, police said Sunday as they investigated what led to the tragedy. Authorities said they received an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the 52-floor building on the Upper West Side around noon. Officers responding to the scene found the 35-year-old…

Statue Of Liberty, Grand Canyon To Reopen During Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore were among the national parks and landmarks set to reopen during the government shutdown after negotiations concluded late Friday. The attractions will reopen Saturday after the states where they are located agreed to fund them through state funds or private donations. The costs range from…

NYPD Agent Arrested For Biker Beating Spied On Occupy Activists

A NYPD cop arrested in connection with the violent biker brawl last month in Manhattan reportedly worked as an undercover officer and tried to infiltrate the Occupy movement and the activism community that supported Anonymous hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. Officer Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was arrested this week for his alleged role in the Sept. 29 beating…

Weiner Dodges Sexting Partner, Flips The Bird As He Rides Off – Sydney Leathers crashes concession party

The now-immortalized final moment of Anthony Weiner’s failed New York mayoral campaign was the candidate’s middle finger directed at a reporter curbside as his car drove away Tuesday night. CNN affiliate NY-1 captured Weiner flipping the bird on video as the candidate departed his primary election night party after delivering his concession speech, punctuating the…

FBI Arrests Lawmakers In Plot To Rig NYC Mayor Race

New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith, a contractor and real estate developer who rose to become the first black president of the State Senate, and City Councilman Daniel J. Halloran III were arrested early Tuesday on charges of trying to fix this year’s mayoral race in New York City, according to federal prosecutors. NYT

New York Governor Signs Gun Legislation Into Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a package of gun control measures, making New York the first state to change its laws in response to the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Cuomo signed the bill less than an hour after the State Assembly approved the legislation. The State Senate had approved the…

New York Senate Approves Gun Control Bill

The New York Senate has approved a gun control bill by a vote of 43 to 18. The bill targets assault rifles, high-capacity clips of ammunition and requires reports of the mentally ill who pose a threat to others with illegal guns. The Democrat-led Assembly is expected to pass the measure. AP