Tag Archives: FDNY

Bloomberg Says N.Y.C. Crime Was Down in 2011. Really???

Is crime really down across New York City? On December 29 the NY Times reported on Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg‘s news conference at City Hall “where he heralded what he said was the 21st consecutive year that the number of … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Seabrook corruption trial

Seabrook mistrial as jury hits wall By BRUCE GOLDING Last Updated:1:04 PM, December 10, 2011 Posted:11:44 AM, December 10, 2011 A $177 bagel? A $300,000 payment to his mistress? Some $40,000 in crooked donations? None of it could get a … Continue reading

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Prosecutors say girlfriend of accused City Councilman Larry Seabrook gave dubious testimony   – NY Daily News

Thursday roundup of news related to the corruption trial of City Councilman Larry Seabrook. On Wednesday, prosecutors challenged the testimony of their key witness, Gloria Jones-Grant, who was given a grant of immunity. On Wednesday, Prosecutors laid out the alleged … Continue reading

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Seabrook trial details alleged fraud

Today’s NY Post reports: BOOK OF MORON – Reuven Fenton – 11/16/2011 There was apparently no treasure too small to be plundered. City Councilman Larry Seabrook’s alleged sales-slip scams included padding the prices on a stack of children’s books — … Continue reading

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Monitor Appointed To Oversee FDNY

The Gotham Gazette reports that a federal judge yesterday appointed a monitor to oversee the Fire Department’s hiring practices, which were found to discriminate against black and Hispanic applicants. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis chose Mark Cohen, a former Brooklyn … Continue reading

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FDNY: Black, White and Transgender

Within days of a federal judge’s finding that the FDNY had a pattern and practice of discrimination against minority candidates, the department revealed that it had its first transgender firefighter. Coincidence? Perhaps not. By all accounts, the male-to-female firefighter – … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Review, August 5 – Update

We begin this week’s review with a three stories about Assemblyman William Boyland‘s latest media woes. And we end with a report that despite the economic hardships African Americans still support “our dear brother” President Barack Obama. Capitol News told … Continue reading

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