Vera Institute of Justice President Nicholas Turner was appointed by a federal judge to help facilitate the New York Police Department’s compliance with a ruling last month that the department engages in racial profiling as part of its so-called stop-and-frisk strategy.
When New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio first proposed taxing the rich so every child in the city could attend all-day preschool, it was October and he had support from fewer than 10 percent of Democrats in polls.
New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has support from 43 percent of likely Democratic voters, which would be enough to avoid a runoff in a seven-candidate Sept. 10 primary, a Quinnipiac University poll reported.
Tiger Woods said he enters golf’s Deutsche Bank Championship feeling no ill-effects from the back spasms that dropped him to his knees during the final round of the U.S. PGA Tour’s first playoff event five days ago.
The Texas woman accused of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be held without bail until a bond hearing on Sept. 11. Her trial is set for Oct. 7.
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who wants to tax the wealthy to pay for pre-kindergarten classes, widened his lead among seven Democrats seeking the party’s mayoral nomination, a Quinnipiac University poll showed.
New York’s City Council created an inspector general to review police practices, overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto and putting another check on the stop- and-frisk policy he championed as a crime-fighting tool.
The U.S. Trade Representative said his agency’s proposal for tobacco regulation in Pacific-region trade talks “strikes the right balance” after anti-smoking groups criticized it for being too weak and U.S. business groups called it unnecessary.