"We stand on the side of the voters. This is not a Democratic versus Republican fight, and it is also not an establishment versus progressive fight. This is now a fight to protect the voting rights of millions of Americans in the midst of a global pandemic," Patel said. … [Read more...] about Federal judge rules some absentee ballots must be counted in uncalled New York congressional primary race
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Many of de Blasio’s opponents have chastised him for crime as well — despite the fact that, as The Wall Street Journal points out, “[d]uring the first eight months of this year, shootings are lower than nine of the last 10 years.” New Jersey governor Chris Christie told Fox News, “Listen, folks should not be surprised that when they elect folks like Bill de Blasio in New York City, who ran an entire campaign that was anti-police, that now we have a significant increase in crime. But worse than that, I’m in here a lot, you all work here, you walk around the city, it’s a different feeling in the city than it was the last 20 years.” When asked what de Blasio should do, Christie — who has 2.5 percent support in the Republican presidential primary at the moment — said the mayor “should back away from his campaign trail rhetoric and ‘do’ his ‘job,’” as the Observer paraphrased. … [Read more...] about This Summer Was the Safest New York Has Seen in Decades, NYPD Says
These are tough days for data. Hard information permeates society and controls much of our lives, and because of that it is regularly stolen, twisted, abused, and delegitimized. In such a climate, the government’s numbers must be the gold standard of integrity. There will be no marches in support of that idea, no cardboard signs reading “Save Our Census” or “Count Us All.” Yet precise numbers matter because, in a democracy, the government allocates resources according to where they’re needed, rather than, say, because a high-ranking official has a nemesis in one state or a second home in another. The Census is the currency of fairness. Corrupting it is an ominous sign. … [Read more...] about New York City’s Demographer-in-Chief Is Worried About the 2020 Census
Two years later, theory is reality. Something that would have sounded like a fever dream on that bright summer morning is happening next month: Donald Trump will be sworn in as president of the United States after running a campaign rooted in promises to crack down on immigration and deport millions of unauthorized immigrants. This raises the very real possibility of one of those “downsides” that de Blasio vaguely gestured at: If Trump chooses to pursue deportations in New York City, data from the IDNYC program will offer federal agents a very convenient list of names and addresses of unauthorized immigrants. … [Read more...] about What Happens to New York’s Municipal ID Card Under the Trump Administration?
For tomorrow, morning showers will transition to a steadier, heavier rain into the afternoon (esp. inland) — this is “Isaias” moving through — before coming to an end tomorrow evening. That said, a FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued and will go into effect as early as late tonight for parts of the area, and remain in effect until as late as early Wednesday morning for parts of the area. For the city, it will go into effect at 6 AM tomorrow and remain in effect until 6 AM Wednesday. … [Read more...] about New York Weather: CBS2’s 8/3 Monday Afternoon Forecast