Polls reveal that almost 70% of U.S. households have a companion animal, and that most households with pets consider them to be family members.
By Melinda Katz The time is ripe to better defend our society’s most voiceless members by enforcing and strengthening New York State’s animal cruelty laws. In my time as district attorney for Queens County of New York, I have encountered countless cases involving cruel acts against innocent and defenseless animals. Unfortunately, New York’s criminal statutes […]
New York state’s new regulations are forcing families to buy third-party care packages from pre-approved vendors. Families say the new policy is “retaliation” and a way to squeeze more profits from incarcerated people and their loved ones.
By Mansa Musa, The Real News The prison-industrial complex has many ways of turning the incarceration of human beings into a profitable business model. In New York state, new regulations targeting care packages for prisoners show this logic at work. Friends and families of incarcerated people can no longer send packages containing food to those […]
By Insurance Journal FBI, Homeland Security and New York police officials have charged nine defendants including gang members with a violent racketeering and extortion conspiracy in attempting to take over an entire industry designed to help victims after a fire. The defendants, who officials said include members of the violent Bloods street gang, took control […]
By Beridiana Calderon It’s no secret that rent prices are rising in NYC. But there is one secret you should know—some New Yorkers can freeze their rent. For more than twenty years, I’ve lived in my Washington Heights apartment. When I moved in, my daughter was just a baby, and now her babies are being […]
(Albany, NY) — New York State Assembly passed a resolution introduced by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn which formally designates May as ‘Haitian Heritage Month’ statewide. The resolution was cosponsored by 15 members of the Assembly. Speaking to the chamber, Bichotte Hermelyn noted Haiti’s status as the first free Black republic in the Western Hemisphere. “We […]
New York, NY – July 6, 2021: Former Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement regarding gun violence in the state at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. (Shutterstock) By Stephen Wilt, Long Island Press Disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 64, who resigned last year in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct allegations, is eying a potential […]
By Sarah Jacoby, TODAY A woman has gone 14 months without detectable levels of HIV in her body following an experimental stem cell transplant procedure. The “New York patient,” as she’s being called, is the fourth person — and the first woman — to be apparently cured of HIV with this type of treatment. She […]
State Senator Brian Benjamin speaks at a press conference announcing him as Lt. Governor on August 26, 2021 in New York City. Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com Newly sworn-in Governor Kathy Hochul’s made a bold and strategic statement by appointing Brian Benjamin, a Democratic State Senator from Harlem, as New York’s next lieutenant governor. […]
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo conducts a press briefing, New York, NY – July 23, 2020 Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com (NBC) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been under fire for most of the year, facing allegations on four fronts — sexual harassment of young women in his orbit, verbal harassment and threats against other politicians, […]
Report by Independent Investigators Find NYS Governor Sexually
Harassed Multiple Women From 2013 Through 2020
Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com NEW YORK – The independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James — led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark — today released their report into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After nearly five months, the investigators concluded that […]