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In 2016, at New York City’s Commission on Human Rights, discrimination claims increased 45.6%. Approximately 300 of the claims involved religion, race, citizenship and immigration status, while nearly all the increase could be accounted for by the citizenship and race categories.
Crain’s News reports, “The commission believes the rise is attributable to several factors. For one, enhanced efforts allowed the agency to reach more people. Also, fewer victims appear to be seeking restitution through the federal judicial system and are instead turning to the commission for city-level resolutions. And a heated presidential race full of incendiary campaign rhetoric likely contributed to the increase, as well.”
With the increase in the number of
An Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration reform consisting of consequential members of New York City’s political elite such as former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Herbert Sturz, chairman of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, will look to close the historic Rikers Island jail complex, replacing it with five new jails spread across the five boroughs.
The plan will be accomplished by what some would argue are dangerous means. A
NYPD cops that are accused of providing favors in exchange for bribes are preparing to appear in court soon to present a motion to dismiss their cases. According to the New York Post, the accused will use the same US Supreme Court case that was used to exonerate New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and that will be used in similar corruption cases involving state politicians such as Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos.
The FBI has been investigating the relationship between several NYPD officials
In breaking news, the NYPD has confirmed that nine Torah scrolls were stolen from a synagogue in Brooklyn. According to the NYPD, two men and one woman broke into Maase Rokach Congregation on 12th Avenue and 55th street in Borough Park. The robbery occurred sometime on Sunday April 2nd, between 3:11 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The congregation members called the police on Sunday afternoon. Police believe that the suspects fled in a four door white SUV. The value of the Torah scrolls has been
The City has ordered two unsanitary mohels to stop performing circumcisions after they were linked to infant herpes outbreaks. The De Blasio administration has not disclosed the names of the mohels.
In a bizarre turn of events, the city has placed the responsibility of protecting their children on the backs of parents. The Health Department has issued a statement asking parents to ask mohels if they are among those contaminated with the virus.
Mayor De Blasio issued a statement in which he