Clifton Stanley Diaz said he would not blame Mayor Michael Bloomberg for working to remove firearms from the streets of the city, even if it means continuing to enforce the controversial stop-and-frisk practices. Comments (1).
City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) proposed last week that the state enact a law to bar sex offenders from the children’s section of public libraries. Comments (2).
A St. Albans auto shop manager was charged last week after an investigation by the state Department of Motor Vehicles determined he was allegedly using “dummy” cars in order to give valid inspection stickers to approximately 30 vehicles that had never actually been inspected, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Critics and supporters of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program are looking at a recent wave of gun violence, including a deadly assault in southeast Queens with an AK-47, and coming up with differing interpretations. Comments (4).
Murder charges have been upgraded in the case of Jason Bohn, a 33-year-old Astoria resident who allegedly strangled and beat his girlfriend to death in their apartment last month, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.