New York Governor Proposes Free State College Tuition For Eligible Students

One of the central issues on the Democratic platform is making free college education a reality. The national student loan debt is already massive and doesn’t look to disappear anytime soon, and a large part of that is because college tuition prices are only going up.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who some see as a potential presidential nominee, recently made a proposal that could make free college a possibility in the future for hundreds of thousands of New York residents. 

Family of New York Deli Worker Shot With Officer’s Pistol Sues City

Wali Camara, a deli worker at A&M Deli Grocery in the Bronx, was shot and killed with a NYPD officer’s pistol on Aug. 9. But the person pulling the trigger wasn’t an officer. It was a panhandler that took the officer’s gun out of his holster and fired 15 rounds.

Camara’s family is now suing New York City for $20 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to The Grio.

Woman Stabs Black Trans Man On New York Subway On Christmas Night

A Black transgender man was stabbed after doing something kind on Christmas night: offering his seat to a woman on the subway.

Ijan DaVonte Jarrett, 44, was riding the subway home from work in Bayonne around 11pm when he offered his seat to a woman who was riding with her cousin. The woman, Stephanie Pazmino (30), refused the seat and then said, “I don’t want to sit next to black people” in Spanish according to police.

No one would’ve expected that Jarrett would soon be the victim of a violent assault.

Trump Adviser wants President Obama ‘dead of mad cow disease’, Michelle Obama to ‘return to being a male’

**This post references extremely graphic materials which may be triggering. Topics: racism, sexism, death, bestiality, misgendering**

 

To say that the language coming out of the Donald Trump campaign this election season has been obscene, racist, and sexist is an understatement. It has reached every depth of disgusting that political language could possibly reach (*cough* “p-ssy grab” *cough*). Even Trump’s surrogates have taken up the language of their leader.

Carl Paladino, President-elect Trump’s New York co-chair and ex-Republican candidate for NY Governor, recently suggested Michelle Obama was actually a man who should live in Africa with gorillas and that he would like President Obama to die of mad cow disease after Valerie Jarrett dies of decapitation.

I’m not making this up.

Protestors March In Cities Across the U.S. Following Trump Victory

There was a variety of reactions to Donald Trump’s election victory on Tuesday. Those who voted for him openly celebrated while those who didn’t are likely still experiencing some of the five stages of grief.

While the President-elect took the opportunity to say that he’ll work on unifying the country during his acceptance speech, the protests that took place in various cities show how this will be much harder to accomplish than he may believe. 

Authorities Capture New York, New Jersey Bombing Suspect

Tensions seemed to constantly grow this weekend following an explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, followed by the location of multiple bombs in both New York and New Jersey.

After a shootout with police, authorities have captured Ahmad Khan Rahami, who they claim is a prime suspect in the bombings. Rahami was also injured and brought out in a stretcher with one arm covered in blood, according to CNN.

Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Sues New York For $10 Million

Ramsey Orta filmed Eric Garner being choked to death by New York police officers. Orta is now facing four years in prison after taking a plea deal on gun and drug charges that he feels were brought against him in retaliation and plans to take the city of New York to prove it. There’s also $10 million on the line, according to the New York Post.

NYPD Conducts Manhunt For Teen Who Escapes Arrest After Skipping $2.75 Subway Fare

Rhamar Perkins, 16, took advantage of a rookie NYPD officer’s sensibilities this past week and escaped after he was arrested for skipping out on a $2.75 subway fare.

He was initially taken into custody by a veteran officer and their partner, but asked to go to the bathroom once the veteran left the room and asked her partner to watch him. He then snuck out of the back door and sparked a manhunt that lasted for hours, according to New York Daily News.

NY1 Sues NYPD for Charging $36,000 to View Body Cam Footage

The New York news station, NY1, is suing the New York Police Department for charging $36,000 to see police body camera footage. A reporter for the news station sent a Freedom of Information Law request to NYPD’s legal office for 190 hours of unedited videos. Four months later, the police department said that they would only show edited clips from the camera for $36,000.