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A Thousand New Cops? Grassroots Liberals Rebuke a Progressive City Council

The progressive Democrats who own the City Council and the grassroots activists who celebrated their swift rise are used to being in harmony.

The City Council passed a beefed up paid sick days bill. 1,504 more words

City Councilman Wants Clarity On How NYPD Is Applying Vision Zero Law

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens councilman who supported a new law as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety initiative now wants part of it amended. 271 more words


Councilman Pushing Chokehold Bill Open to Negotiation With Mayor

Councilman Rory Lancman, the primary sponsor of a proposed bill that would make the chokehold maneuver illegal, said he hopes to amend the measure to make it more palatable to Mayor Bill de Blasio—who has vowed to veto the legislation in its current form. 462 more words

Mayor De Blasio Says He Would Veto Bill That Would Make Chokeholds Illegal

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Bill de Blasio says he would veto a proposed New York City Council bill that would make chokeholds illegal.

The mayor’s spokesman said Tuesday that de Blasio believes the NYPD internal policy is the best way to regulate the practice. 329 more words


After NYPD Murders, a Rift in the City Council on Police Issues

Few people would characterize the New York City Council as a shy and reticent legislature. But some of its members feel like it’s time to speak up—in support of the New York City Police Department. 1,824 more words

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NYC Council Bills Take Aim At Police Chokeholds, Stop-And-Frisk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A pair of bills introduced in the City Council on Thursday target the way police patrol New York City’s streets.

One proposal would make the use of chokeholds by officers illegal while another would require cops to identify themselves to the people they stop and inform them of their right to refuse a search if there’s no probable cause. 933 more words


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. 377 more words