Sam Pirozzolo of Staten Island, New York, had a giant red, white, and blue sculpture made in the shape of the letter T to honor Donald Trump. It stood on his front lawn for three months, meeting its demise late Saturday night/early Sunday morning at 1:00 a.m. when, according to WCBS TV, someone set it ablaze.Pirozzolo believes the arson was politically motivated, and addressed the firebug when he spoke to WCBS. “You ignored my rights, you trampled my civil right, you’re trampling my property, and you’re setting fire to my personal property,” he said. His neighbors were surprised this happened in the first place, telling WCBS’s Ali Bauman that their neighborhood is solidly pro-Trump.As of this writing, there is no evidence as to whether this was “just” a prank or something more. For Pirozzolo’s part, he has pledged to work with the same artist who made to first sculpture to create an even bigger one. … [Read more...] about Sculpture Dedicated to Donald Trump Burnt Down in New York
Donald Trump held in Long Island, New York. The meeting at Suffolk County Community college before an audience of law enforcement officers addressed the problem of illegal gang activity.A representative from NYPD told LawNewz.com that he wasn’t even sure if the Department received a formal invitation to attend.“We have a lot to do, a lot of work to do in New York City,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill told a reporter from WCBS radio. New York City is a sanctuary city, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has been an longtime outspoken critic of Trump. Earlier this spring, he applauded a federal judge’s decision to impose a temporary restraining order against Trump’s executive order cutting funding to “sanctuary cities.” However, it’s not clear if NYPD’s decision not to attend was related to this opposition to Trump’s policies.Trump’s speech harped on the rising violence of the gang MS-13, and the … [Read more...] about ‘We Have a Lot To Do’: New York City Police No Show Trump at Law Enforcement Gathering
A statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the founder of gynecology, stands on Fifth Avenue and 103rd street in East Harlem. And, at least until Sunday afternoon, its back-end was spray-painted with the word “Racist.” WCBS 880 reported that his eyes and neck were also graffitied.No one has been arrested for the incident. The New York Police Department is investigating.Sims, an Alabama native, revolutionized the way doctors treat fistulas, and set the stage for modern gynecology. His research culminated in 1849. Problem was, he perfected his treatment on slave women, who, at best, were not in a position to say no to a white man. And he did it all without anesthesia. Despite initial fame, his stock fell in the 1970s thanks to changing attitudes about race in America, according to a New York Times profile. In any case, he claimed that his patients wanted him to perform the treatments.The vandalism comes after New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other local … [Read more...] about Vandal Spray-Painted Statue of Doctor Who Experimented on Female Slaves
ingested pieces of candy that contained at least 250 milligrams of THC. That’s when the Ramapo Police Department was called to the emergency room to investigate.The child was released from the hospital after treatmentEphraim Zagelbaum is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Police told WCBS that Zagelbaum permitted his son to be alone in the car, where the candies were located. He could potentially face additional charges for possession, pending a lab test of the gummies.[Image via Ramapo Police Department … [Read more...] about Father Charged After Child Allegedly Sat Alone in Car Eating Cannabis Candy
On July 19, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (“WCB” or the “Board”) issued its final regulations (“Final Regulations”) for the New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL” or the “Law”). The WCB first published regulations to the PFLBL in February 2017, and then updated those regulations in May (collectively, the “Prior Regulations”).While the Final Regulations did clarify some outstanding questions, many questions remain, particularly pertaining to the practical logistics of implementing the Law, such as the tax treatment of deductions and benefits, paystub requirements, certain differences between requirements that pertain to self-funding employers and those employers intending to obtain an insurance policy, and what forms and procedures will apply.As we previously reported, when the PFLBL becomes effective on January 1, 2018, most employees working in New York … [Read more...] about New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Finalized: How Do They Compare to Prior Versions?