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A new poll finds Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating is slipping in the wake of protests surrounding the Eric Garner grand jury decision. … Full Article

Poll: De Blasio's rating dips after Eric Garner decision

A new poll finds Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating is slipping in the wake of protests surrounding the Eric Garner grand jury decision. … Full Article

Gentile wants more cops using Tasers to subdue suspects

At a time when thousands of New Yorkers are taking to the streets to protest a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, one Brooklyn council member is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to hire more cops and to let more o … Full Article

De Blasio to meet with Garner protesters

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to meet with organizers of the protests over the death of Eric Garner. … Full Article

Tensions mount Between de Blasio, police union

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city's police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers in the wake of their call to ban him from future New York Police Department funerals. … Full Article

Clarke named to Energy and Commerce Committee

Brooklyn will have a seat at the table when it comes to crafting legislation on everything from consumer protections to telecommunications when the new congress convenes in early January. … Full Article

De Blasio announces labor deal with NYC uniformed superior officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio gathered late Tuesday with the heads of the city’s uniformed departments to announce that New York City has reached a tentative contract with the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition (USOC), eight unions representing 12,000 uniformed supervising officers. … Full Article

Malliotakis named to U.S. delegation for China trip

Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis has been chosen by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation to visit China this month. Malliotakis will be part of a delegation of eight elected officials from all around the U.S. making the 10-day trip. … Full Article

Death of Garner dredges up memories for BP Adams

On April 28th, 1973, Clifford Glover, a ten-year-old boy, was killed by Thomas Shea, an undercover police officer, in South Jamaica, Queens. His shooting sparked several days of riots in the neighborhood, riots that were inflamed when Shea was acquitted of murder. … Full Article

De Blasio draws upon his family to console NYC

He is a white man with a black son, a mayor elected on a campaign centered on mending relations between the nation's largest police force and the communities of color who feel mistreated and, at times, endangered by the police. … Full Article
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