NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Amid New York City’s rise in shootings and heated calls to defund the NYPD , a neighboring city is touting one of its safest years in six decades, and it credits a positive police and community relationship. “I love my city, and I see it changing for the better,” said William Latimore, with the Newark Community Street Team. READ MORE: Long Island Jewish Medical Center Marks 1-Year Anniversary Of 1st COVID-19 Patient With Ceremony Honoring Health Care Workers, Patients It’s a pride that can bring even the toughest guys to tears. After spending 14 years in prison, Latimore has become the change he wanted to see for Newark . “I’m working on maybe seven different conflicts that’s in the city,” he said. He’s a leading member of the Newark Community Street Team, which was formed six years ago under Mayor Ras Baraka . Aqeela Sherrills is the man in charge. “Many of our staff are credible messengers. They’re former gang members, ex-convicts, … [Read more...] about Community Street Team, De-Escalation Training Credited For Newark’s Decreasing Homicide, Violent Crime Rates
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Mexico’s top law enforcement official had a meeting with man described as one of the top mafia bosses from Romania. The alleged kingpin is wanted in the U.S. and Mexico. Public Security Secretary Rosa Isela Rodriguez confirmed on Tuesday that she met with Florian “The Shark” Tudor, a man described as a top leader with the Romanian mafia, according to a prepared statement. The release revealed the mobster requested the meeting and was freely allowed to leave. Florian was named last month by Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit as being the leader of a crime syndicate based in Cancun that specialized in credit card cloning and other high-tech crimes. The Mexican case was done in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Treasury. Agency head Santiago Nieto froze all Mexico-based bank accounts in the matter. Nieto also revealed that he referred the case to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office for prosecution. The news of the referral appears to be the reason for Florian’s request to … [Read more...] about Mexico’s Top Cop Meets with Fugitive Romanian Mobster
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Mavericks are now accepting Dogecoin as a form of payment for tickets and merchandise as they continue adoption efforts of cryptocurrency. The team has been allowing Bitcoin payments for almost two years through the Bitpay service. READ MORE: Former Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Explains Why No Action Was Ever Taken Against Officer Bryan Riser, Now Charged With Capital Murder According to the Mavericks, cryptocurrency payments allow for more expansion into international markets “where accepting credit cards is not practical while reducing high fees and increasing payment transparency and efficiency.” READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Responds To Criticism For Ending Mask Mandate, Fully Reopening Texas: 'There's Never Going To Be Uniform Agreement On This' “The Mavericks have decided to accept Dogecoin as payment for Mavs tickets and merchandise for one very important, earth shattering reason, because we can! Because we can, we have chosen to … [Read more...] about Mavericks Now Accepting Dogecoin As Payment For Tickets, Merchandise
The 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 is a sobering milestone symbolizing America’s failed, 50-state approach in combatting the pandemic. The absence of a cohesive national strategy by the prior administration, even over the most basic preventative public health measures to contain the virus, helped propel the U.S. to record the highest number of coronavirus cases and death toll of any nation in the world. For the living, the pandemic has revealed stark inequities in accessing the fundamental tools necessary to survive a crisis like this. The ability to stay connected, consume healthy food and receive important health-related services are at the top of the list. ADVERTISEMENT If there’s one clear takeaway from our year of COVID-19 it’s that reliable internet accessibility is now core to our essential infrastructure. When the pandemic shut down our schools and our ability to gather in person, strong internet connectivity enabled many to stay in touch with friends and … [Read more...] about Solving the unequal impacts of COVID-19
All economists agree that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is engaged in a period of extraordinary monetary and budget policy experimentation. They also all agree that this experimentation is taking place at a time of a global “everything” equity price and credit market bubble of epic proportions. Where there is legitimate room for disagreement is in how the current economic policy experiment ends. While the Biden administration believes that this experiment will usher in a period of prolonged and stable economic growth, an influential group of distinguished economists, including former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Olivier Blanchard, believes that it will result in an unwelcome inflationary burst and another leg down in the economy. There is also the distinct possibility that inflationary fears will lead to higher interest rates that would burst today’s everything bubble. That, in turn, could … [Read more...] about Will excessive monetary and budget policy experimentation end in tears?