Posts Tagged ‘Ray Kelly’

1st Amendment Helps NYPD Journalist Clear His Name

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A NY Post review of Levitt's 2009 "NYPD Confidential" sparked legal action Accused Journalist cleared of Defamation Charges Brought on by NYPD Officer by Mike Vidafar   Len Levitt, a reporter who wrote the column “One Police Plaza” for Newsday from 1995-2005, was cleared of defamation charges on Mar. 22, 2012. The allegations, brought on by Port Authority Police Officer Francis Pisano, began in 2009, when a [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NeighborhoodChatter LOWER EAST SIDE SILVER PROPOSES GUN BUY-BACKS AT RUTGERS HOUSE In response to increased gun violence in the Lower East Side over recent months, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wrote a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently, asking for their support in a plan to reduce gun violence. Silver’s plan is to rally the DA’s office and NYPD [&hellip
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NYPD’s Ray Kelly Interrogated Over Muslim Surveillance, Counterterrorism Dollars

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows most New Yorkers support Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, but that didn’t stop City Council members this morning from blasting him over the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts and its stop-and-frisk policy. And while Kelly challenged stop-and-frisk critics to come up with a better way to keep guns off the streets and bring [&hellip
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Shuttered Papasito Rallies Against NYPD Treatment

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News, Business, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit Last Thursday, over 100 people rallied at One Police Plaza to protest what they say is unfair treatment by the NYPD of Hispanic-owned small businesses, spurred by the recent shuttering of Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar on the Upper West Side. Last Friday, police shut down the restaurant, which has been the subject of [&hellip
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St. Mark’s Bookshop Secures Lease Reduction

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

FINANCIAL DISTRICT UPDATES FROM OCCUPY WALL STREET • According to NY1, organizers of Occupy Wall Street have set up a military tent to create a safe space for female protestors sleeping in the movement’s home base in Zuccotti Park. The safety of female protestors was recently called into question after two confirmed cases of sexual [&hellip
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