Some entertainment in Assembly Codes:
“… According to a video of the Codes Committee meeting viewed by NY1, things got heated when Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz called for a vote on Westchester Democrat Amy Paulin’s bill, which requires police officers to take temporary custody of firearms when responding to reports of domestic violence. This was not the first time the bill had come before the committee and failed to gather enough votes to pass. Dinowitz, a Bronx Democrat, was challenged on that point by Manhattan Democrat Daniel O’Donnell … O’Donnell went on to say that it was unfair to the 149 other members of the House who can’t get their bills reconsidered. A short time later, a vote was held and once again, it didn’t have enough support to pass. After the vote, O’Donnell proceeded to walk out of the hearing room. As he passed Queens Assemblymember Carlina Cruz, a Democrat who voted in favor of the bill, he audibly whispered to her: “Grow a pair, honey.” Cruz became visibly upset, and immediately responded: “That was so disrespectful.” A few seconds later, Cruz stood up and declared: “I have something. I don’t care who is in here. I am a woman of color. I am an attorney. And to be spoken to like that, by a man. By a white man. In front of people. It is not ok.” Dinowitz then said: “I didn’t hear what he said. I’m sorry. What did he say?” As Cruz gets up to leave, she turns to Dinowitz and says: “He told me to grow a pair.” NY1 reached out to O’Donnell and Cruz for comment, but did not immediately hear back …”
Albany Republican legislators’ amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Antonyuk v. Nigrelli was denied because the plaintiffs do not want their help.
Councilman Joe Borelli is a savage. He introduced a bill to City Council INT 873-2023 amending the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to designating Times Square a crime free zone:
“… The area commonly known as Times Square, as described in subdivision a of this section, is designated a crime free zone. The police department, in collaboration with the department of transportation, shall install and maintain signs throughout such area that clearly and conspicuously identify it as a crime free zone …”
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is the “wokest” person I know and the Daily News has this great quote from him in today’s paper:
“… Firearm purchases have spiked in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, and Williams declared that a “demonic obsession” with guns grips the country. But he suggested there is reason for hope even if cities cannot rid their streets of weapons. “Even if all those guns are here, our young people did not have to pick them up,” he said. “They can find a better way.” …”
From the September 25, 2015 Democrat & Chronicle, “Warren: Get tougher on gun crimes“:
“Mayor Lovely Warren spoke with three other New York mayors on Monday to brainstorm possible solutions to a recent scourge of gun violence in their cities. The discussion came about a week after Warren sat down with representatives of Moms Demand Action, a national gun control group looking to expand its presence upstate. Warren said afterward that she sees a tougher, more consistent approach to illegal weapons as one strategy among many to help reduce violence in Rochester and elsewhere …”
From today’s Democrat & Chronicle, “Timothy Granison, husband of Mayor Lovely Warren, faces drug and weapon charges“:
“A seven-month drug investigation rattled Rochester’s political world with the arrest Wednesday of Timothy Granison, the husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren … Granison’s charges are serious — he is accused of possession of 31 grams of cocaine with intent to sell, which was allegedly found in his car after it was stopped, and illegal possession of a handgun … The unregistered hand gun, a loaded magazine and the semi-automatic rifle were recovered from the mayor’s house …”
Seen off I-787 in Albany:
Normally I don’t care who chooses to exercise their 2A rights to carry. There are exceptions, however.
Gotham magazine reports on Mayoral candidate Eric Adams:
“… He once said in an FAQ NYC podcast interview that he would forego a police detail if elected mayor and carry his own gun (he’s backtracked on both, to a degree) …”
Here’s an old video Adams made when he was in the State Senate. At the 4:04 mark he points the gun at his face and has his finger on the trigger.
It’s good that he’s backtracked on carrying.
The Long Island Press reports:
“A bar in Patchogue is drawing ire after critics say it invited patrons to bet on whether more shootings will occur in New York City or Chicago over Labor Day weekend. The Cliffton, a self-described dive bar on Main Street in the village’s downtown, devised a box pool — similar to Super Bowl score gambling pools — so customers could place their bets on which of the two cities will suffer more shootings amid a recent crime wave …”
I’ll wager 50 quatloos on Chicago.
“… “This is the kind of place that needs to be boycotted,” said the Long Island chapter of the nonprofit Brady: United Against Gun Violence gun control advocacy group that called for an investigation into the bar …”
The only thing they’re upset over it this highlights the failure of both New York’s and Chicago’s notorious gun control laws.