Azi Paybarah

Bratton: 'No change at all' in Broken Windows:

Commissioner expects retraining entire NYPD in wake of Eric Garner's death.

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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How one assemblyman’s perjury led, years later, to another assemblyman’s arrest

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was arrested for alleged bribery and corruption today, in thanks in no small part to the efforts of another Democratic assemblyman from the Bronx, who wore a wire for four years to help gather evidence.

Apr. 4, 2013

 
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Bharara again, with feeling: Corruption is ‘rampant’ in New York

For the second time in three days, a member of the New York State legislature was arrested on bribery and corruption charges.

Apr. 4, 2013

 
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Editing Christine Quinn out of, and back into, a troubled assemblyman’s online bio

Until today, the biography on Stevenson's official site said "He currently works for the New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn."

Apr. 4, 2013

 
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What are Smith and Halloran a symptom of?

The wide-ranging corruption scandal involving State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Dan Halloran was knocked off the tabloid front pages this morning by Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno.

Apr. 4, 2013

 
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Democratic Council candidate: Halloran should resign

A City Council candidate on Manhattan's West Side is calling for the resignation of Dan Halloran, the Republican councilman from Queens arrested for his alleged role in a wide-ranging bribery and corruption scandal that led to the arrest of six politicians yesterday.

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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Quinn defends member items, Kelly defends stops, Colvin goes to the Observer

Why the arrest of Malcolm Smith is problematic for Andrew Cuomo. [Josh Benson]

The scene in White Plains, where Smith et al went before a judge. [Reid Pillifant]

 

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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Rangel: Malcolm Smith is a Republican problem

"Malcolm Smith was all right until he left the Democratic Party," said Rep. Charlie Rangel.

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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How papers around New York State played the Smith-Halloran scandal

Almost everyone featured State Senator Malcolm Smith as the main culprit trying to scheme his way into the New York City mayor's race. But it's Smith's role in the State Senate that apparently gave other newspapers around the state to write about the mostly New York City-based scandal.

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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At Sharpton’s forum, Ray Kelly defends stop-and-frisk (without saying ‘frisk’)

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his strategy of "proactive" engagement and "limited" pat-downs of suspects but carefully avoided using the word "frisk," during a speech at the National Action Network's 22nd annual conference, in Midtown this morning.

Apr. 3, 2013

 
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Malcolm Smith didn’t factor in the mayor’s race, but his scandal may

Six people were arrested in connection with an alleged bribery and corruption scheme revealed by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan yesterday.

Apr. 3, 2013