Because these maps are independent of one another, they aren’t as significant as they appear and might not be indicative of where the lines would lie for a compromise map between the two partisan bodies. Additionally, overly partisan gerrymanders are of limited use to the courts as they consider the many proposed options.
Embattled Comptroller John Liu appeared at the Transport Workers Union Local 100 Black History Month celebration in Harlem tonight where he briefly addressed the ongoing investigation into his fundraising that resulted in the arrest of his mayoral campaign treasurer, Jenny Hou, yesterday. During a brief conversation with reporters following his speech at the event, a smiling Mr. Liu said he plans to remain in office in spite of the scandal.
Dozens of members of the City Council and advocates of police reform from across New York crowded in front of City Hall today for a raucous rally calling for a sharp curtailment of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies.
“If you want to go where the numbers and the money is, you would be stopping and frisking every white man with a jacket and a suit and a tie, because he may be committing a financial crime that cause poor people to make bad decisions,” said Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams, who is one of the lead sponsors of a piece of legislation that ends current stop-and-frisk practices. “We are doing this in communities that are outliers. We are doing this in communities that you feel you can get away with it.” Continue reading “At Raucous Rally, Pols, Advocates Push For Stop-And-Frisk Reform”→
Dan O’Connor, a candidate in the Democratic primary against veteran incumbent Nydia Velázquez, sent out a press release earlier today touting a new poll being completed on his behalf. “The poll reached out to over 15,000 voters within the district on a variety of political topics,” the release read.
The Politicker reached out to Mr. O’Connor’s campaign to find out what the actual poll results were. His campaign manager, Christina Tobin, declined to provide any specifics, but called the results “favorable.”