Sun, 07 Jun, 2020
IT is hard to know if the suggestion from New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio, that he might remove the statue of Christopher Columbus which has dominated Manhattan’s Columbus Circle since 1892, the 400th anniversary of the Genoese adventurer’s arrival in the Americas, is serious or not.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
A doctor forced out of a New York City hospital over sexual harassment claims returned with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing a woman medic and leaving several of her colleagues fighting for their lives.
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
The relatives of an unarmed black man who died after being put in a white police officer’s chokehold said yesterday that the nearly $6 million settlement they reached with the city wasn’t a victory as they continued pressing for federal civil rights charges.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2015
Thousands of New York police officers turned their backs yesterday as they watched mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do so.
Mon, 05 Jan, 2015
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio called for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmas time burials for two of its own and decrying the demonstrations as a factor in the officers’ cold-blooded executions.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2014
US police departments and union leaders are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2014
The gunman who murdered two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred of police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included a suicide attempt a year ago, it has emerged.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2014
Alarmed governors of New Jersey and New York have ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly Ebola disease in west Africa.
Sat, 25 Oct, 2014