7:41 am May. 17, 2012
The last time New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly testified at a City Council hearing, he responded forcefully to criticism about the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program and told lawmakers they were carping without offering their own crime-fighting alternatives.
The commissioner testified for two hours, the first of which he spent reading testimony into the record.
Today at 10 a.m., the NYPD will be testifying at the Public Safety Committee's budget hearing. Coming one day after a federal judge ruled that a class-action lawsuit against the department can proceed, the hearing today could include some discussion of that issue, particularly how it relates now to the city's budget.
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Andrew Cuomo is in Albany.
8:30 a.m. Michael Bloomberg introduces schools chancellor Dennis Walcott at an ABNY breakfast at the Sheraton, 811 7th Avenue
10 a.m. The NYPD testifies at a New York City Council Public Safety Committee budget hearing at City Hall
12 p.m. District attorneys testify at the New York City Council Public Safety Committee budget hearing at City Hall
There's 53-42 percent support for gay marriage in New Jersey. [Quinnipiac]
64-32: College degree
47-48: No college degree
77-18: 18-34 year-olds
41-53: 55 and over
"It was about as close as you could get to endorsing someone without actually doing it." [Bobby Cuza]
Bloomberg News profiles Quinn. [Henry Goldman]
Christine Quinn will return any questionable gifts given at her wedding from lobbyists or people doing business with the city. [Sally Goldenberg and Josh Margolin]
"On Tuesday, all of the off-topic questions posed to Ms. Quinn at a news conference were wedding-related." [Kate Taylor]
A judge's decision knocking down John Liu's push for the city to pay "inflated wages to a group of city contract workers" says he has an "insistently cavalier regard [for] rules and regulations as he has clumsily attempted to achieve ideological and political ends." [Daily News]
Inbox: Rory Lancman and former mayor Ed Koch stood outside JP Morgan Chase headquarters to criticize the company for opposing Dodd-Frank and the Volcker Rule. Lancman and Koch called for passing Dodd-Frank and prohibiting the SEC from accepting "neither admit not deny" settlements with banks.
Josh Robin: "Is your campaign engaged in recruiting other candidates?"
Grace Meng: "No, absolutely not. I haven't had any conversations with previously mentioned candidates, such as Jeff Gotlieb or Dr. Bob Mittman." [NY1]
Republican congresswoman Anne Marie Buerkle voted for a Republican version of the Violence Against Women's Act which did not have strong language covering "gay, transgendered, American Indians and battered women who are in the United States illegally." Republican Rep. Richard Hannah of NY-23 voted against the bill. [Mark Weiner]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg struck a new deal to develop Willets Point that includes: a mall, parking garage, 200-room hotel, housing, office space. [Charles Bagli]
Bloomberg is open to selling off the rights to operate the city's parking meters. It could eliminate a number of city jobs. [Tina Moore]
Bloomberg, a Boston native, "seemed to give Mr. Met the cold shoulder." [David Seifman and Bob Fredericks]
Scott Stringer: "Tonight cannot be about protest. Tonight must be about coming up with solutions--and a better way to keep our City safe. I'm talking about solutions that don't presume guilt based on skin color or ethnicity. Solutions that build bridges between communities and the police, not burn them." [No Link]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she was "extremely gratified" by a federal judge's decision to allow a class-action lawsuit against the NYPD to proceed. [Bruce Golding]
"The city must reform its abusive stop-and-frisk policy." [New York Times]
"The decision comes as the number of stop-and-frisks is skyrocketing." [Courtney Gross]
"Under Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly, stop-and-frisk has exploded from just under 100,000 people in 2002 to nearly 700,000 stops of mostly innocent minorities, last year." [Jim Hoffer]
Headline: "Testy Bloomberg Blames Press For Stop-And-Frisk Controversy" [Ben Yakas]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo could issue a regulation as early as today banning New York City from requiring food-stamp applicants to ave their fingerprints checked. [Glenn Blain]
At nonprofits which receive at least 30 percent of their funds from the state, Cuomo wants to cap executive salaries at $199,000. [Ken Lovett]
The New York Racing Association "is a long-troubled agency," said Cuomo. [Jerry Bossert]
Andrew Cuomo: "It doesn't have the public trust … and that's what has to change." [Ed Fountaine and Carl Campanile]
Passing it in Albany is "inevitable," said the bill's sponsor, State Senator Diane Savino, a Democrat from Staten Island. [Gabe Pressman]
A television reporter asks Orthodox Jewish women if they believe they should talk to their rabbis before talking to the police. [Mary Murphy]
Lawrence O'Donnell defends Mario Batali from Fox News. [The Last Word]
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