Saturday’s Newsbits:





Thursday’s Newsbits:




Quattrone gets screwed

Last month State Supreme Court Judge J. Emmett Murphy failed an ammunition background check.

Now it’s Chautauqua Co. Sheriff James Quattrone’s turn to get denied.

Thomas agrees to hearing on ammo BGCs

After Sonia Sotomayor declined to hear a challenge to the ammunition background check, Clarence Thomas has agreed to a conference hearing on the matter on October 6.

The Governor is not happy:

I am inclined to think that SCOTUS will let this play out for awhile longer, but if they did intervene I wouldn’t be totally surprised either.

God Save the Queen, man

Joe Biden is the perfect spokesman for gun control:

“President Joe Biden’s closing statement following his keynote speech at the National Safer Communities Summit at the University of Hartford on Friday has come into question. During his last few seconds on the stage at the summit, Biden said “God Save the Queen, man” to a crowd made up mostly of gun reform activists, gun violence survivors and families of shooting victims …”

Grow a pair

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 …”


Republican legislators’ amicus brief denied

Albany Republican legislators’ amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Antonyuk v. Nigrelli was denied because the plaintiffs do not want their help.

Declaring Times Square a crime free zone

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 …”

Demonic obsession

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.” …”