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Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job Safety

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Taxi drivers in the city say they do not feel safe, but they are hoping that a simple sign will help.

Two months ago Sanjeeda Khatoon fought off an attacker on the Lower East side, and even tried to chase him down. 372 more words


Mayor de Blasio Is Cracking Down on Airbnb

Bill de Blasio is not amused by Airbnb, the bane of modern hotels, and, as of Friday, he’s going big stick on some of the properties that use the site for listings. 312 more words

De Blasio Won't Commit to Adding New Cops Next Year

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said yesterday it was “quite clear” the NYPD would need around 1,000 new police officers next year — but his boss Mayor Bill de Blasio will take some convincing.. 728 more words

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Bratton on Making Chokeholds Illegal: 'Good Luck But I Won't Support It'

Chokeholds may be prohibited by the NYPD rule book, but they aren’t actually illegal — and Councilman Rory Lancman is looking to change that.

But he won’t find support from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who said today he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to criminalize the highly controversial procedure that a medical examiner ruled caused the death of Eric Garner, 43, in police custody. 599 more words