“Democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been fined by the State of New York for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance for a month during her congressional campaign last year. The New York Daily News reported Thursday:“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” state Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart said. “This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.” … Her spokesman said she had nothing to add. … State Republicans were chortling over the fine. “Hypocrisy at its finest,” said state GOP spokeswoman Jessica Proud. “The so-called champion of workers, when given her own responsibility, is not following the law. It’s unbelievable.” Ocasio-Cortez has styled herself as a … [Read more...] about ‘Democratic Socialist’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fined by New York for Failing to Provide Workers’ Comp
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caption 114 pedestrians were killed by drivers in New York City last year. source Michael Nagle / Getty New York City‘s streets saw 200 deaths last year, the lowest number ever recorded. However, Pedestrian and motorcycle deaths saw an increase over 2017. The total reduction is thanks in part to the Mayor’s Vision Zero plan which went into effect about three years ago. Some advocates are hoping a congestion charge on vehicles entering Manhattan could help reduce the number of deaths even more. New York City saw its lowest number of traffic deaths in the 108-years that the data has been recorded, the New York Times first reported Wednesday. Some 200 people died on city streets in the five boroughs in 2018, according to data released by City officials, 114 of which were pedestrians. That’s down from a total of 222 in 2017. Here’s the full rundown: Pedestrian and motorcycle deaths were the only … [Read more...] about New York City streets just had their safest year in recorded history, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement
A federal court has ruled that New York’s ban on nunchaku violates Second Amendment rights under the Constitution. Plaintiff and State University of New York’s Maritime College Professor James Maloney was charged with possession of the illegal weapon in his home all the way back in 2000. Since then, he has appealed his way to the Supreme Court over what he believed was an unconstitutional restriction. Apparently, the court agrees.The 44-year-old ban on the traditional Okinawan weapon hails from a time when people feared the youth would be violently corrupted by martial arts movies. Chen’s ruling said the law “arose out of a concern that, as a result of the rising popularity ‘of ‘Kung Fu’ movies and shows,′ ‘various circles of the state’s youth’ — including ‘muggers and street gangs’ — were ‘widely’ using nunchaku to cause ‘many serious injuries.’” But … [Read more...] about New York ‘Nunchucks’ Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks two weeks before nationwide elections that could reshape Congress and serve as a referendum on the first two years of President Donald Trump’s presidency.The devices, which officials said shared a similar design, were aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives. A similar device was found Monday at the New York compound of liberal billionaire George Soros, a major contributor to Democratic causes.The bombs overtook other campaign news in an already-tense political season, which has included pitched fights over immigration, the Supreme Court and sexual violence against women. TIMELINE | See how today's events unfolded The White House quickly condemned the attacks aimed at Democrats and perceived foes of the administration.“Acts or threats of … [Read more...] about Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries
A Queens mother has been arraigned on assault, reckless endangerment and child endangerment charges after her young toddler twins were found seriously hurt at home late Wednesday, one of whom later died, police say. Tina Torabi, 30, didn't say anything to reporters as she was led out of the 111th Precinct station in Bayside Friday evening, but shook her head no when asked if she hurt her child. Her 1-year-old twins, Elaina and Kian, were found seriously hurt inside their Ashby Avenue home in Auburndale after the mother called 911 and said her daughter was unresponsive. Elaina died soon after at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and Kian remains in serious condition at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. The D.A.'s office said police found a filthy basement apartment where the mother, the twins and three other children lived. Prosecutors said a butcher knife was out, there was a cough syrup bottle on the floor, and other bottles and garbage strewn about. … [Read more...] about Queens Mom Arraigned as Disturbing Details of Twin Toddlers’ Alleged Beating Injuries Emerge: D.A.