These were the early days of the pandemic’s tightening chokehold on the United States. Jails and prisons were becoming hot spots, as was New York City. A burgeoning crisis at Rikers Island was making it clear that, without releasing prisoners in large numbers, the jail complex risked becoming a death cage, where the impossibility of social distancing invited mass infection. De Blasio bragged about some belated releases — “the fewest detainees we’ve had in our jails since 1949,” he tweeted. But as crime rates persisted, he started to blame the courts, claiming they weren’t locking up enough people or doing it fast enough. His latest scapegoat is the alleged deceleration of cases being processed. “[It] affects the ability to ensure that someone who should not be on the street, isn’t,” he told the New York Times this week. But the city’s own analysts tell a different story. A recent inquiry by officials found that the number … [Read more...] about Nobody Knows Why New York’s Murder Rate Has Risen. Bill de Blasio Is Using It to Demagogue.
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More than 1 million public school students in New York City — the largest district in the U.S. — had their last day of in-class instruction on March 13, just as waves of sick people were beginning to hit city hospitals. All schools statewide were closed by March 18. … [Read more...] about Cuomo Clears New York Schools Statewide to Open, Carefully
James is not disregarding the implications of a Democratic official seeking to destroy one of the country’s most powerful conservative groups just before an election. To the contrary, she seems to revel in that image. She knows liberals are thrilled by just the thought of disbanding the NRA. Already, she is being celebrated as a hero by liberals who see no problem in her previously declaring the NRA to be a terrorist organization and now seeking to dissolve it as a fraudulent organization. It has been a political campaign in search of a legal rationale for years — but the allegation is not as important as the target. … [Read more...] about Turley: The tragic irony of the New York state lawsuit against the NRA
James announced on Thursday at a live press briefing that her office was filing a lawsuit against the NRA in an attempt to dissolve the organization entirely, alleging that four top executives, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, contributed to “a culture of non-compliance and disregard for internal controls that led to the waste and loss of millions in assets and contributed to the NRA reaching its current deteriorated financial state,” according to a Thursday press release from her office. … [Read more...] about New York Attorney General Letitia James ‘Intends To Do The Same’ To NRA As She Did To President’s Foundation
It is not known how many children in the Bay Area have been diagnosed with multi-system inflammatory syndrome. The California Department of Public Health released a statement Thursday that said 29 cases of MIS-C have been reported statewide, but that “to protect patient confidentiality in counties with fewer than 11 cases, we are not providing total counts at this time.” … [Read more...] about More children stricken with COVID-19 inflammatory reaction, 29 in California