August 3, 2012

Ex-NYPD police officer to face 4 year sentence over racism

An ex-NYPD cop is set to face a 4 year prison sentence for arresting a black man in Staten Island on a wrong charge.  The ex-cop is Daragjati, 33 years old, who pleaded guilty in January to two separate crimes, for extortion and civil-rights violations. On April 15, 2011, Daragjati falsely arrested Kenrick Gray, 32 years old, for resisting arrest after they exchanged words on the street.  After Gray was arrested ands spent two days […]
August 3, 2012

Child prostitution arrests across country saves 79 children

Across the country, a nationwide sweep took place which involved more than 2,500 officers working in 57 cities.  The sweep was intended to rescue children from prostitution operations between the ages of 13 to 17.  According to reports, about 100,000 American kids get taken into prostitution each year.  It is found that the people exploiting children in this way are involved engaged in organized crime. They use methods such as the Internet to find vulnerable […]
August 1, 2012

Albuquerque Bakery & Café Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Jaazrubin, LLC, doing business as Savory Fare Bakery and Café in Albuquerque, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC charged that Savory Fare subjected Laura Mitchell to discrimination because of her disability.  Mitchell is hearing impaired and has a minor speech impediment. The EEOC claimed that Mitchell was denied job advancement and job training to a position as a cashier from a dishwasher/busser […]
June 6, 2011

Unsafe Working Conditions: Flatbush Gardens Complex Fined $52,100

Federal agents have found that an East Flatbush slumlord has been exposing maintenance workers to pools of raw sewage, asbestos and other dangerous conditions. The owners of the apartment complex, which consists of 59 buildings, were handed 20 violations and will be fined up to $51,100 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (known as OSHA). Employees have since been locked out of the complex since November when they refused to accept a 30% […]
June 6, 2011

New York Leads Nation In Spending On Social Aid

A USA TODAY analysis reports that New York state’s Medicaid program is the most expensive in the nation, driving the average cost of all government benefits in New York to $9,442 per person, the most in the country. New York ranked 28th in Social Security payments per person and ninth in Medicare benefits last year. But spending on Medicaid, the health program for the poor, has long exceeded other states because of New York’s broad […]
December 29, 2010

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and others who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at the site of the World Trade Center attack in 2001.  Republicans are concerned with the funding of this $7.4 billion legislation.  Democrats have argued that there is a moral obligation to assist those who put their lives at risk during the rescue and clean […]
December 28, 2010

Actress Eva Longoria Files for Divorce

Actress Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from NBA superstar, Tony Parker, ending their seven years of marriage.  Longoria confirmed that Parker had been exchanging personal text messages with a mutual female friend for nearly a year.  The female friend is Erin Barry, wife of Parker’s teammate Brent Barry.  It has been reported that Longoria found hundreds of illicit texts on Parker’s cell phone.  Having dealt with Parker’s infidelity early on in their marriage, Longoria […]