9:34 am Jul. 11, 2012
Speaking after a Police Athletic League event in Harlem yesterday, commissioner Ray Kelly wondered why leaders representing high-crime neighborhoods aren't as conspicuously angry about gun violence as they are about the tactics the NYPD employs to combat it.
"There doesn't seem to be any major community response" to the violence in high-crime neighborhoods, Kelly said.
He also said, "I think there should be an outcry that 96 percent of the shooting victims in this city are black or Latino."
Kelly has previously told lawmakers in those high-crime areas, in the context of their objections to stop-and-frisk in particular, that they shouldn't complain if they can't come up with an equally effective alternative.
Some of those elected officials doubt the effectiveness of stop-and-frisk in the first place, and advocate an emphasis on things like summer jobs for young people and after-school programs.
In other news today, the Wall Street Journal reports that 30 percent of New Yorkers between 18 and 24 years old are neither employed nor in school.
Alfonse D'Amato: "This business about repealing Obamacare is crazy." [Inside City Hall]
Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and has no public schedule.
Michael Bloomberg has no public schedule.
6 p.m. Letitia James 2013 has a fund-raiser at 138 S. Oxford Street in Brooklyn. [Facebook]
6 p.m. Adriano Espaillat makes an announcement about his re-election bid at 1525 Saint Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan.
6:30 p.m. Assemblyman Rafael Espinal Jr., hosts a forum about stop-and-frisk policies at 75 Lewis Avenue in Brooklyn. [Facebook]
7 p.m. DFA New York City has its inaugural meeting at 263 West 86th Street in Manhattan. [Facebook]
7 p.m. Rosie Mendez has a fund-raiser for Manhattan Surrogate Court candidate Rita Mella at 322 East 14th Street in Manhattan. [Facebook]
Most of Mitt Romney's V.P. choices are "comically bland" but Chris Christie isn't. [Jeff Goldberg]
The Forward has a lengthy interview with Ed Koch, who went from Obama critic to Obama surrogate. [Josh Nathan-Kazis]
Michael Jordan is used in an argument defending the 1 percent and income inequality. [Matthew Schenfeld]
Aides to Rep. Tim Bishop said they saw a Randy Altschuler tracker outside the congressman's home. [Meagan Clark]
Adriano Espaillat withdrew his lawsuit but allegations of voter suppression should still be investigated. [Juan Gonzalez]
"In [Rep. Nan Hayworth's] view, the best way to help the poor is to do less, not more. Cut spending and taxes, she argues, and business will flourish, creating jobs instead of government handouts." [Chris McKenna]
"That very day, [Hayworth] strode forth with a press release, announcing that she was introducing legislation to restore the tax break she had allowed her colleagues to kill without a whisper of protest." [Daily News]
"Cuomo refused to say whether he wanted to see Democrats take control of the chamber." [Glenn Blain]
Manhattan borough president candidate Julie Menin hit her fund-raising cap in just eight months. [Michael Howard Saul]
A lawyer for fund-raiser Oliver Pan said the federal government is trying to "manufacture" the case against John Liu, but declined to elaborate. [Jill Colvin]
Attorney Irwin Rochman said he'll elaborate on his "manufacture" claim in a motion due in court by September 10. [Matt Day]
A dispute over how to proceed with replacing the Tappan Zee bridge is cast as a gubernatorial battle between Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino, the Westchester county executive. [Erik Kriss]
Where are all the jobs for teenagers in New York? [Jackie Bischof]
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. wants a law banning the city from renaming things after people who are still alive. [Lisa Colangelo]
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is "getting creative" and targeting retailers who sell bath salts and fake pot. [Ken Lovett]
"Bloomberg has been caught off guard by the sudden spike in city violence." [Michael Goodwin]
Kelly was right to denounce political leaders who criticize stop-and-frisk but don't speak out against violence in their communities, according to one editorial board. [Daily News]
Eric Adams: "He basically said black elected officials don’t care about the safety of their community." [Jamie Schram, Ikimulisa Livingston and Leonard Greene]
George Pataki: "Stop-and-frisk works, and it should stay in place." [New York Post]
New York City's corporation counsel, Michael Cardozo, said the recent anti-stop-and-frisk court rulings are not part of a larger trend. Some judicial observers disagree. [Russ Beuttner and William Glaberson]
Workers were offered a 10 percent raise over four years. [Bill Sanderson]
Why did WNYW/Channel 5 make all those anchor changes? [Jerry Barmash]
There's a big difference between Mitt Romney's off-shore tax shelters and Michael Bloomberg's. [Reid Pillifant]
Bloomberg really doesn't like the new voting machines. [Dana Rubinstein]
Chuck Schumer sided with the White House on taxes rather than engage in a high-profile intra-party squabble. [Reid Pillifant]
Responding to ProPublica's story, the mayor said it's impossible to make a definitive calculation about the number of failed terror plots in New York. [Azi Paybarah]
Asked about the city's investigation of traffic fatalities, Bloomberg said, "Let's get to real questions. This is not a q-and-a for just, somebody who has something to say and get you some air time." [Dana Rubinstein]
Tony Avella, to Cuomo: "And if you want to run for president, all it’ll take is one incident, one contamination, that we know will happen, and your dream of running for president is over. It’s over." [Dan Rosenblum]