New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that bans teachers from carrying guns on school grounds. The move comes a year after President Donald Trump suggested the idea of arming school staff with guns. The bill signed Wednesday prevents school districts from arming staff who are not school resource officers, law enforcement officers or security guards. "The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this country has never been and never will be more guns, and today we're expanding New York's nation-leading gun safety laws to further protect our children," Cuomo said. Cuomo also wants state police to establish regulations to bolster existing gun buyback programs and create new ones for removing "illegal, unsecured, abandoned or unwanted firearms." "Arming teachers with guns can only lead to additional tragedies," said Judy Griffin, a Democratic assembly member who sponsored the bill. "While we will always remember the victims of Sandy Hook … [Read more...] about Teachers banned from carrying guns at schools in New York
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Politics | Beto O’Rourke Was Once Adrift in New York City. Now He’s Searching Again. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The Long Run As the former Texas congressman weighs a run for president, his rebel-in-moderation youth offers revealing parallels to his search for direction now. A young Beto O’Rourke. In New York, he felt unfulfilled by jobs as a nanny on the Upper West Side, at his uncle’s tech business, moving fine art, and in publishing. Credit Credit via Katherine Raymond Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer Feb. 6, 2019 All at once, New York City seemed to be conspiring against Beto O’Rourke. His girlfriend was moving to France. His punk bandmates had scattered. Twenty-three and searching — with an Ivy League degree that could not pay rent — Mr. O’Rourke subsisted as a live-in nanny on the Upper West Side, with a futon in the maid’s quarters, watching … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke Was Once Adrift in New York City. Now He’s Searching Again.
Subway station sign in Manhattan, New York. (Getty Images) NEW YORK — A young mother has died after falling down stairs at a Manhattan subway station while holding her 1-year-old daughter in a stroller. Malaysia Goodson, of Stamford, Connecticut, fell down the stairs at a midtown Manhattan station at around 8 p.m. Monday, police said. Goodson was unconscious when police arrived. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her child was unharmed. “I wish I could have helped her,” Goodson’s 23-year-old brother, Shawn Goodson, told The New York Times . He said his sister was a protective, caring mother. It was not immediately clear whether the 22-year-old Goodson had a medical issue that precipitated her death or whether she died from impact. The city’s medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which also is investigating, called Goodson’s death “a heartbreaking tragedy.” … [Read more...] about Woman carrying baby dies after falling down subway stairs in New York
Fireworks exploded overhead and couples kissed as revelers welcomed the New Year in New York City’s Times Square. – AFP Photo Viet Nam News NEW YORK - New York City’s crystal ball dropped as rain-soaked throngs in Times Square cheered and smooched in celebration, joining revelers around the world in welcoming the New Year on Tuesday and saying goodbye to a tumultuous 2018. For many, the sparkling sphere’s time-honored descent came after hours spent in cold, wet weather -- a wait made easier by performances from entertainers such as Christina Aguilera, Sting and Snoop Dogg. Just before the ball fell, Bebe Rexha sang John Lennon’s "Imagine", and in the first moments of 2109 many in the square sang along to Frank Sinatra’s "New York, New York", boomed from loudspeakers. "It was like a true state of pure bliss and unity and love, and it felt like there was no hate in the world," Brie Dunn, 22, told ABC News as fireworks exploded overhead. … [Read more...] about Big Apple joins in ringing in New Year after rough 2018
RAPPER Tekashi 6ix9ine has been a member of the notorious New York street gang Nine Trey for several years, it's claimed. Federal prosecutors say the bloodthirsty group has been involved in "multiple acts of violence". The performer - real name Daniel Hernandez- and five other gang members were indicted on racketeering and firearm charges at Manhattan Federal court yesterday. Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear said: "6ix9ine is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods... this defendant participated in multiple acts of violence." Tekashi, 22, was arraigned before US magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman. Others charged included the rapper's ex-manager Kifano Jordan (aka Shotti), Faheem Walter (aka Crippy), Jamel Jones (aka Mel Murda), Jensel Butler (aka Ish) and Fuguan Lovick (aka Fu Banga). One other person is currently in state custody, according to a press release by the US Department of Justice. He will be transferred to federal custody. In a statement from United … [Read more...] about Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been a secret member of New York’s notoriously bloodthirsty Nine Trey gang for years, prosecutors claim