10:29 am Jul. 4, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's spokesman said an Appeals Court ruling to invalidate the arrest of a young man found with a gun will lead to "more guns on the street and get people killed."
A five-judge panel said the officer did not have a good enough reason to stop and frisk the teenager in question. Last week, another five-judge panel threw out an arrest for the same reason.
The logic used by the court could have profound implications for the application of stop-and-frisk. Will the NYPD continue the tactic if the resulting gun busts don't stick?
Also: Happy Indendence Day.
Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area and has no public schedule.
12:15 p.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches in a parade at 4108 Victory Boulevard on Staten Island.
8:45 p.m. Bloomberg watches the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks near Hudson River Park.
Bob Turner: "I just had my bike stolen." [Thomas Kaplan]
"People want instantaneous & perfect results…you cant get them both," said the New York City Board of Elections general counsel Steve Richman. [Kia Gregory and Kate Taylor]
A reader claims to have gotten an "opinion call" with questions about Simcha Felder and David Storobin. [Twitter]
Liz Krueger, Diane Savino and Marcia Papas chide Marty Golden over his women's etiquette event, which he's cancelled. [Ken Lovett]
Golden's mailer. [Christopher Robbins]
Betsy and Victor Gotbaum's son, Noah, opened a 2013 campaign committee. [Tina Moore]
Potential evidence against John Liu's treasurer: "nearly 85,000 pages of written material, about 65,000 e-mails, spreadsheets with more than 46,000 lines of data, and more than 1,100 audio and video recordings." [Bruce Golding]
John Roberts' ruling on the Affordable Care Act "suggested he was concerned Washington's pervasive political gridlock is strangling the country's future." [Tom DeFrank]
New York City's Economic Development Corpration "took steps to foster the appearance of independent 'grass-roots' support for the projects in local communities," according to a three-year investigation from the state AG's office. [AP]
The findings from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office "came with no civill or criminal penalties." [Ray Rivera]
"Under other circumstances, a mayoral obscenity in public might have caused a stir. Here, in a carnival atmosphere and among a friendly crowd, it elicited the loudest laugh of the day." [David Seifman]
Newly opened $50 million McCarren Park is a "mini-war zone." [Rich Calder]
"Now you know his political career is over." [Erik Kriss]
"If the rulings stand, cops will be forced to drop all preventive measures and stand by as blood flows." [Daily News]
Responding to a Manhattan appeals court again throwing out a stop-and-frisk arrest, Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna said the judges are "establishing a precedent that is going to keep more guns on the street and get people killed." [Dareh Gregorian]
In each case, there was a 3-2 split among the judges. [Russ Buettner]
A cyclist's video captures a motorist accused of harassment flashing a badge to NYPD officer and being allowed to leave the scene of an alleged crime. [Christopher Robbins]
The New York City Board of Elections "doesn't steal. It's just incompetent," said Ed Koch. [Inside City Hall]
A professor in the NY-13 race was asked to show ID before being allowed to vote. [Azi Paybarah]
Daily News reporter Alison Gendar is going to work for the U.F.T. and her old 'News' colleagues see it as a loss for the paper. [Joe Pompeo]
Critics of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy react to news that San Francisco's mayor may adopt the policy. [Azi Paybarah]
Eliot Spitzer will be a NY1 Wiseguy. He doesn't have a contract and "would be paid on a per-appearance basis." [Joe Pompeo]