New York set to legalize recreational cannabis, after lawmakers pass & Cuomo vows to sign bill

New York’s state legislature has passed a bill legalizing the use of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and older, while ending most pot-related arrests in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo has pledged to sign the measure. The legalization bill passed the state Senate 40-23 on Tuesday and was approved by the state assembly in […]

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TWO MORE former aides accuse New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct

Two more women have come forward with allegations of inappropriate workplace treatment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, bringing the total number of accusers in the escalating sexual misconduct scandal to five. Ana Liss, 35, who served as Cuomo’s policy and operations aide between 2013 and 2015, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that […]

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‘Virus is off today?’ THOUSANDS rally in Brooklyn for #BlackTransLivesMatter… as Cuomo threatens bars for Covid-19 rule violations

Little social distancing was seen at an enormous rally in Brooklyn, which ironically took place just as the New York State governor signed-out bars and restaurants as grossest violators of the quarantine rules. Thousands of white-clad protesters have filled the courtyard of the Brooklyn Museum in solidarity with the black transgender community, and to draw […]

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‘Don’t make me come down there,’ Cuomo warns New Yorkers in streets, but gets scolded for Covid-19 handling

Responding to a video of New Yorkers flooding the streets despite the Covid-19 lockdown, Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted a warning only to be chastised for his own handling of the pandemic, especially in nursing homes. “Don’t make me come down there,” Cuomo tweeted along with a video of New York’s St. Mark’s being inundated with […]

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Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Cuomo Signs Police Misconduct Bills

President Trump was asked about his position on police chokeholds during a Fox News interview on Thursday with the anchor Harris Faulkner. Here is what he said: HARRIS FAULKNER: So what do you want to see? What is police reform to you? PRESIDENT TRUMP: I want to see really compassionate but strong law enforcement, police […]

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New York passes a police reform bill package that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign into law

This comes after two weeks of anti-police brutality protests nationwide as the country reels from the recent deaths of several black Americans at the hands of the police, including George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis last month after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. “There is a moment […]

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Protesters have ‘civic duty’ to get virus tested: Governor Andrew Cuomo – Times of India

ALBANY: The thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus and help New York avoid a spike in new cases as it slowly restarts its economy, governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. There’s widespread concern that people packing in tightly for demonstrations, sometimes without faces […]

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‘They don’t do that’: Governor Cuomo denies NYPD brutalized peaceful protesters despite video evidence

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo denied accusations that New York City police officers have used batons against peaceful protesters against the death of George Floyd, even though multiple videos showed them doing so. During a press briefing on Thursday, Cuomo called the allegations “incendiary rhetoric,” asking the reporter who brought them up: “Do you think […]

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Cuomo threatens NYC mayor de Blasio with ‘displacement’ over refusal to deploy National Guard against looters

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s refusal to deploy the National Guard against looters who’ve run wild for two nights, briefly mulling “displacing” the mayor and taking over himself. “The NY [Police Department] and the mayor did not do their job last night. I believe that,” Cuomo raged […]

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Cuomo announces NYC CURFEW, doubles NYPD presence as civil unrest continues

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a curfew for New York City and will double the number of police officers on the ground from 4,000 to 8,000 after Sunday night’s protests devolved into looting in some areas. The city will impose a curfew from 11pm to 5am, Cuomo declared on Monday following a conversation […]

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