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Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Spike

By Linda Kenney Baden |

The overall crime rate has dropped, but anti- Semitic crimes have increased 22 percent since 2017. NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill offered few explanations for the sudden rise. However, he did say that the department was “concerned” about the increase and that “none of it will ever be tolerated in New York City.” Most… Read More »

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Michael Cohen Pled Guilty In NY Federal Court

By Linda Kenney Baden |

Under the terms of an agreement with federal prosecutors, the former Trump attorney could spend up to five years in prison. According to court documents, Cohen concealed two payments to women who allegedly had affairs with then-candidate Donald Trump. These payments amounted to some $280,000. In total, Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts,… Read More »

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Governor Cuomo Pardons Undocumented Immigrants

By Linda Kenney Baden |

New York’s governor pardoned seven undocumented immigrants so they could avoid deportation proceedings. Most of the pardons involved drug-related offenses. Two stemmed from theft convictions. The move had distinct political overtones, as Gov. Cuomo repeatedly criticized the Trump administration in a press release announcing the pardons. So far, Gov. Cuomo has pardoned thirty-four offenders… Read More »

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Did Governor Cuomo Admit To A Federal Crime When He Picked Up An Eagle Feather?

By Linda Kenney Baden |

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently said that he picked up an eagle feather from off the ground after the bird “swooped down right next to us with this beautiful, graceful glide.”  Was what was meant to be an inspiring story was actually a criminal confession to a violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of… Read More »

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Legislator: Hate Crimes Law Should Include Bogus 911 Calls

By Linda Kenney Baden |

Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) wants to make the already-broad New York hate crimes law even broader. Mr. Hamilton made national news recently when a white woman confronted him during a campaign stop and subsequently summoned police to the scene. Calls like these “are acts of intimidation,” he said while announcing the proposal. Recent episodes, including… Read More »

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Trump Lawyer Lawyers Up In New York

By Linda Kenney Baden |

As the federal investigation against him heats up, President Donald Trump’s attorney has hired new legal counsel to help deal with the next criminal procedure phase. In April 2018, law enforcement seized over 3 million documents from Michael Cohen’s home and office in New York. A team of lawyers is currently reviewing those documents… Read More »

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Are New York Marijuana Laws A-Changin’?

By Linda Kenney Baden |

BREAKING: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance today has announced that, as of tomorrow, they will no longer prosecute any offense related to Marijuana possession or smoking.   During this midterm election year, there may be a different kind of fight in New York, as a governor’s panel just recommended that the Empire State legalize… Read More »

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Mayor de Blasio Scales Back NYC Marijuana Arrests

By Linda Kenney Baden |

Under considerable pressure from scientists and civil rights groups, Mayor Bill de Blasio instructed the NYPD to greatly reduce the number of marijuana arrests in the city. Effective September 1, officers will no longer arrest most people for smoking marijuana in public. Instead, these individuals will receive a criminal summons, which is basically like… Read More »

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NYC To Limit Marijuana Prosecutions

By Linda Kenney Baden |

Mayor Bill De Blasio said he wanted the police department to “end unnecessary arrests” related to marijuana possession, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said his agency would stop prosecuting low-level possession and smoking offenses. What do these changes mean for you? Mr. Vance cited a report which concluded that marijuana possession arrests… Read More »

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Harvey Weinstein Faces Jail Time In New York For Sexual Assault

By Linda Kenney Baden |

The former Hollywood producer declined to testify in front of a Manhattan grand jury. As expected, he was indicted for sex crimes offenses. Initially, it appeared that Mr. Weinstein would talk to the body that is investigating both two sexual assault charges and allegations that Mr. Weinstein gave hush money to other alleged victims…. Read More »

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