6 Are Seeking Council Seat One Man Held for a Decade

6 Are Seeking Council Seat One Man Held for a Decade

  Watch the BronxNet (67) HERE: For better or worse, Larry B. Seabrook was their city councilman for a decade, until he was removed from office after being convicted of fraud in July. Now, like singles returning to the dating scene, residents of a middle-class swath of the northeast Bronx, which includes Co-op City, are being courted by six candidates vying to fill Mr. Seabrook’s seat in a special election. The candidates include a union...

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Race to fill City Council seat tightens ahead of special election as Bronx candidates battle for Seabrook seat

Race to fill City Council seat tightens ahead of special election as Bronx candidates battle for Seabrook seat

The crowded race to fill the City Council seat vacated by disgraced Bronx  politician Larry  Seabrook is tightening up with under a month before the special election, recent filings show. Meanwhile, the north Bronx contest could become a test case for new city  campaign finance rules established in response to the “super PAC” trend in  national politics. The next filing date is Oct. 25 and could include the  disclosure of...

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Family Of Man Shot And Killed By Police In Queens Home Wants Answers

Family Of Man Shot And Killed By Police In Queens Home Wants Answers

  The mother of a man shot and killed by police inside his Queens home is demanding answers from investigators. Lorna Francis said the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney have not contacted her regarding the investigation into her son’s death. Police say 27-year old Walwyn Jackson had a knife to his throat and lunged at an officer on Sept. 7. Investigators say the officer shot him only after a sergeant’s Taser gun missed and...

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Kenny Get Your Gun and other musings.

Kenny Get Your Gun and other musings.

By Neville O. Mitchell, Guest Opinion Writer, Amsterdam News Last evening my seven year old asked if I knew what metacognition meant. I smiled, not because I did not know- truth is I suspected what it meant from a couple of semesters in “Greek and Latin roots in English” too many years ago in college- but rather since she looked so smug thinking she stumped daddy. Thirteen years after Amadou Diallo’s blood indelibly stained the steps and...

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Bronx DA Adopts New Policy in Stop-Frisk Cases

Bronx DA Adopts New Policy in Stop-Frisk Cases

The Bronx district attorney’s office is no longer prosecuting people stopped at public housing projects under the city’s stop-and-frisk policy unless the arresting officer ensures the arrest is warranted. The DA’s bureau chief, Jeannette Rucker, sent a letter to the NYPD saying arresting officers will now have to submit to an interview, according to The New York Times. The Times say prosecutors quietly adopted the new...

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Supporters of Ramarley Graham’s Brothers Ask Judge for Leniency

Supporters of Ramarley Graham’s Brothers Ask Judge for Leniency

MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — Two dozen family, friends and educators asked a  judge Tuesday to show leniency for Harlem twins convicted  of conspiracy charges because they were still dealing with the police  shooting death of their brother, Ramarley  Graham.Hodean and Kadean Graham, 19, were both convicted June 19 on charges of  conspiracy for being part of a gang that imported, sold and used powerful and  illegal weapons in Harlem. Their...

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