Azi Paybarah

Officer's comments 'hurtful' to Michael Brown's parents:

'They felt he had no regard for their child'

Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.

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More than one way for Bloomberg to block a police oversight bill

Michael Bloomberg was always going to find it hard to find any councilmembers willing to change sides to help him kill two police oversight bills he plans to veto.

Jul. 30, 2013

 
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Weiner plummets, Spitzer organizes a clergy breakfast

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Charts show Anthony Weiner's rapid decline in Quinnipiac polling. [Azi Paybarah]

"Anthony Weiner doesn't care what the media and 'pundits' think" [Reid Pillifant]

Now, Michael Bloomberg unveils a new recycling policy. [Dana Rubinstein]

Bloomberg likes the idea of controlling mass transit, but found it impossible. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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Poll: White males abandon Weiner, as de Blasio moves up and Thompson holds steady

The newest chapter of his sexting scandal has ejected former congressman Anthony Weiner from the top tier of Democratic mayoral primary candidates, giving Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio a clearer-than-ever shot at making a run-off, and leaving City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the lead, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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How Thompson readjusted his stance with a speech in Brooklyn

Here's Bill Thompson's full 16-minute speech on race and politics, which included references to Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin and the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

 

Thompson delivered the speech at a black church in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Sunday afternoon.

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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Now, Thompson turns up the volume on Trayvon, stop-and-frisk

Bill Thompson, the former city comptroller and only black candidate in the mayor's race, spoke at a black church this weekend, linking stop-and-frisk to George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder charges after shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager in Florida.

Jul. 29, 2013

 
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Bill Thompson compares stop-and-frisk to George Zimmerman

Speaking to a black church in Brooklyn this morning, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson linked the New York Police Department with George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Florida and was recently acquitted in a controversial jury trial earlier this month.

Jul. 28, 2013

 
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Stringer books $2.2 million in television ad time

Scott Stringer has purchased $2.2 million worth of television air time, according to a Democratic operative who tracks media buys but is not working on the comptroller's race race.

Jul. 26, 2013

 
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De Blasio considers a Ray Kelly aide

Bill de Blasio runs against Ray Kelly, but would consider Kelly's top deputy as a replacement. [Reid Pillifant]

Christine Quinn has a bus-rapid transit plan that would connect three boroughs. [Dana Rubinstein]

"Mayor Michael Bloomberg would rather the media focus on something other than Anthony Weiner's and Eliot Spitzer's 'backgrounds and, you know, their two events, one or two actions, or standards of behavior.'" [Dana Rubinstein]

Jul. 26, 2013

 
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Now, Scott Stringer drops Micah Kellner

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said he is withdrawing his endorsement of Micah Kellner, the Assemblyman who is runing for City Council on Manhattan's East Side.

Jul. 26, 2013

 
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Carolyn Maloney calls reports about her former staffer Kellner ‘very serious and troubling’

Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who is running for City Council on Manhattan's East Side, recently lost the endorsement of the councilmember he hopes to replace, after the Times reported that two former staffers complained about inappropriate messages they received from him years ago.

Jul. 26, 2013