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City Violates Right To Shelter + Brooklyn Dems Throw Themselves a Party
No. 334 | Monday, August 7, 2023
The NYC Thorn is a weekly roundup of local political news compiled by members of NYC-DSA.
The City and State governments are in a protracted legal battle over violations of New York City’s right to shelter as recent migrants to the city drove the shelter population over 100,000. Mayor Eric Adams declared, “It’s not going to get any better.”
New York City drug courts have not released data on their effectiveness going back seven years.
Ed Mullins, the former head of Sergeants Benevolent Association, a major NYPD union, was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the union.
The new NYPD commissioner’s twin brother was kicked off the force for abusive behavior in 2001 and later spent 30 days in jail for being a negligent landlord.
A group of delivery workers in the city have filed wage theft complaints against DoorDash.
A City program begun in 2020 to remove dangerous drivers from city streets has expired after seizing only 16 vehicles in three years, despite issuing 166 orders for seizure.
Despite overwhelming support from voters and the Albany city legislature, a recent law to increase police accountability has been ignored by the Albany Police Department.
The Brooklyn Democratic Party held its annual gala, attracting big name elected officials from around the state, but offered no insight into how the party plans to combat recent Republican gains in the borough.
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