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State Senator Wants To Allow Lawsuits If People Are Stopped From Recording Cops

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx, introduced a bill Thursday in which someone who is stopped from videotaping a police officer could sue for $25,000. 550 more words


Lawsuit Against NJ Gay Reparative Therapy Ban Tossed For A Second Time

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has tossed a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay conversion therapy for the second time in nine months. 229 more words


L.I. Law Proposes Protection For Those Rescuing Children In Hot Cars

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Due to the alarming increase in cases of children left in hot cars, a new law being proposed on Long Island aims to protect Good Samaritans from being sued from breaking into a vehicle to rescue a child under 8 years old, CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported. 338 more words


Gov. Cuomo May Face Federal Probe For Office's Involvement With Moreland Commission

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo could face a federal investigation over his handling of an anti-corruption committee.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has reportedly warned Cuomo about having contact with former members of the now-defunct… 830 more words


New York To Spend Up To $300M To Raise Homes In Flood Zone

FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — More help is on the way for thousands of Superstorm Sandy victims.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday on Long Island that the state will pick up the tab… 412 more words


Judge Rejects Police Unions' Challenge Against Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that the city’s stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory — moving the city a step closer toward changing the program. 624 more words


Christie In Belmar: NJ Can't Turn Blind Eye To Pension Problem

BELMAR, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his proposals for fixing New Jersey’s underfunded pension system will come by the end of summer, but the governor said the problem can no longer be ignored. 293 more words