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Day: <span>June 5, 2009</span>

Justice Sotomayor-Officer Edwards Making Connections

The connecting thread that weaves together the opposition to Hispanic Justice Sonia Sotomayor, describing her as a “reverse racist” and the shooting of African-American officer Omar Edwards by white officer Andrew Dunton, described as “a tragedy” with no racial overtones by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is the unbridled slaughter of the indigenous people of the western […]readmore

City Mourns Loss of Police Officer Omar Edwards

In the wake of the recent tragic shooting of police officer Omar Edwards, 25, by a fellow cop, the NYPD is engaged in self-reflection: surveying undercover officers, releasing a guide for officers who confront other officers, reviewing rules and regulations and showing police training methods. Today, as Edwards’ life is celebrated and his virtues extolled […]readmore

Governor Paterson Comes to Brooklyn to Support Vann

(Photo Caption) Power Display: Governor David Paterson with Councilman Al Vann as Vann opens wha he reports will be his  last campaign.  The Governor was joined in his endorsement by State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith, Borough President Marty Markowitz,  Stae Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblymember Annette Robinson, Councilwoman Letitia James and a host of others. Councilman […]readmore

Challengers For the 36th CD Take Aim at Al Vann’s

There is an entire stable in the horse race this year to replace two-term New York City Councilman Al Vann in the 36th District, which comprises a majority of Bedford-Stuyvesant and northern Crown Heights. “I don’t remember people talking this much about a local election in quite some time,” says Frantz Cayo, president of the […]readmore

State Senator Perkins Hosts First Hearing on Atlantic Yards

Photo caption: State Senators Bill Perkins, Velmanette Montgomery and Karl Kruger. The first State Senate hearing since the 2005 announcement of the Atlantic Yards project was a spectacle to behold. State Senator Bill Perkins hosted the hearing, entitled “Atlantic Yards: Where are We Now, How Did We Get Here, and Where is this Project Going?” […]readmore