Sunday, October 26, 2014

UFT Illegal PAC United for the Future


UFT Protected From Illegal Campaign Spending by Prosecutors 
The report draws particular attention to what it calls the "remarkable influx of independent spending" throughout the election cycle. Its data shows that outside groups spent about $8 million to promote and detract from candidates in the mayoral race and $6.2 million in city council races.Jobs for New York, which was one of two PACs responsible for half of all 2013 election spending, aggregated $6.9 million from "over 120 LLCs and partnerships associated with specific [real estate] development projects" to influence city council races, according to the CFB. Voters received mailings financed by Jobs for New York, often portraying candidates negatively, with no more than a "Paid for by Jobs for New York" label on them, essentially revealing nothing about those LLCS or the fact that the PAC was founded and backed by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). United for the Future, another PAC, channeled more than $2.7 million into Bill Thompson's bid for mayor. The organization is a proxy for the New York City teachers union, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT).  Lastly, anyone who followed last year's elections should recall the demise of early Democratic front-runner and then-City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Several groups opposed her bid for mayor and, under the slogan "Anybody but Quinn," independent groups New York City is Not for Sale (NYCN4S) and New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS), an animal rights group which opposed Quinn for her support of the local horse and carriage industry, invested almost $1 million to damage Quinn's candidacy. According to the CFB's Post-Election Report, "this amount was by far the highest devoted to opposing any candidate in the primary."
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Elected Officials Have Their Own Blue Wall


NY Pols Duck and Cover On Cuomo and Other Corrupt Elected Officials    

Elect Officials Like the Cops Have A Wall of Silence on Not Talking About Their Corrupt Colleagues
HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Democrats in the state Legislature, and Rudy Giuliani are all performing the same duck-and-cover routine when it comes to commenting on Moreland Commission interference, writes City & State’s Morgan Pehme in his latest column:

Here’s Bill de Blasio on the Moreland Commission imbroglio in which Gov. Andrew Cuomo now finds himself steeped: “I’m not following it because I have a lot of other things to do. I try to keep up a bit with the world, but when I look at the media, I am focused on the things that affect New York directly.”What a crock!bringing shame upon their colleagues by tarnishing the institutions in which they serve, our electeds say nothing.* Chuck Schumer Mum on Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Controversy(NYO) * In Spite Of Moreland Mess, Cuomo Still Earns Praise From Republican Lawmakers(YNN)


Three months after Ruben Wills was arrested for what Attorney General Eric Schneiderman described as “a shameful breach of the trust his constituents placed in him,” have any of his 47 fellow Democrats in the New York City Council called on him to resign? Why is it that the safest harbor for indicted politicians in this state is inside the halls of government? Not that Democrats are alone in laying on thick this appalling whitewash. Take Rudy Giuliani, who POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman quotes as saying, “The Cuomo situation, I can’t figure it out … I’m getting nervous that prosecutors are jumping [at a political case].” Wha—?! Let’s ignore for a second that Giuliani had to preface his remarks by disclosing that his law firm is representing individuals who might be questioned by investigators in connection with Moreland.

This is Rudy Giuliani! The crusading U.S. Attorney who made his entire career taking on political corruption! If anyone should be cheering on Preet Bharara, it’s Rudy! How low Giuliani has sunk since the days when he heroically brought powerful politicians like Meade Esposito and Mario Biaggi to justice. Has he forgotten his own words? “I don’t think there is anybody worse than a public official who sells his office and corrupts others—except maybe a murderer.” I guess the only remaining test for our elected officials’ tolerance of one another’s crimes is for one of them to actually commit murder. Then we’ll find out if that’s somehow an excusable offense, too.*  Polls Despite the governor’s continuing lead in a recent poll in the wake of the Moreland Commission scandal, the race is far from over as we wait to see if the scandal will release a bombshell that upends the election or fizzles out in the coming months, Michael Goodwin writes in the Post:  *Cuomo Says Staff Should Aid Inquiry(WSJ)
* “Experts say (Cuomo’s) bungling of a high-profile criminal dragnet…damaged his future as a crime-fighting policymaker.” *  “Cuomo is having a bad summer, though apparently not bad enough to jeopardize his re-election chances in November.”* Astorino: Why doesn't anyone call for Moreland special prosecutor? Politics on Hudson  *Democrats Seize On Astorino Inaccuracies (Updated)(YNN)  * Astorino Asks For Heroes, Perhaps Longer Than Just For One Day(NY1) * NY Post: “If Rob Astorino wants to be elected governor, he’ll have to start giving New Yorkers a reason to vote for him. Soon.”

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sharpton CCRB vs NYPD, Noerdlinger, McCray, de Blasio


NYP Jumps On A Sharpton Obama Misstep  

Al Sharpton, GOP operative(NYP) Maybe we have to reconsider Al Sharpton. By the evidence, he’s now working on behalf of Republicans trying to take control of the Senate away from Democrats. And he just got President Obama to help. In an interview for his radio show, the Rev. Al said he spoke to Obama “about those Democratic politicians who haven’t embraced him on the campaign trail.” He’s referring to the growing number of Democratic candidates who won’t say whether they voted for Obama. Obama answered Sharpton with a gift to the GOP. In some states, he conceded, Republicans are indeed trying hard to tie their Democratic opponents to him — and this can make them vulnerable in this election. But in a sound bite that will launch a thousand new campaign ads, the president goes on to make the Republicans’ case for them: “The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me, they have supported my agenda in Congress . . . these are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me.”* The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton (WSJ) The man who embodied New York’s bad old days of the 1980s now wields influence as never before—at City Hall and in the White House.

Daily News Hits Noerdlinger Again Friday 
Wednesday
Monday 
The embattled City Hall aide and her cop-hating beau, Hassaun McFarlan, remained silent on McFarlan's parking and traffic ticket controversy as they went off to church with Noerdlinger's son Sunday. She did, however, have some words for a Daily News crew.* Rubenstein attorney blasts letter from accuser’s lawyers(Capital)* City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger gets support from group ofwomen in open letter (NYDN) The letter, which was released on Tuesday, was signed by NAACP New York State Conference president Hazel DukesVirginia Montague, former president of the New York Coalition of the 100 Black Women, and Sean Bell's fiancĂ© Nicole Paultre Bell. Other women who signed include Reshma Saujani, former deputy public advocate, Tamika Mallory of Mallory Consulting, and publicist Terrie Williams.

Rachel Noerdlinger’s boyfriend hid under bed from cops whencaught in 1993 killing, retired officer recalls (NYDN)  STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Rachel Noerdlinger’s boyfriend accused by retired police officer of hiding under mattress from cops after being caught in 1993 killing Hassaun McFarlan, the boyfriend of top City Hall aide Noerdlinger who has derided police on social media, was 15 when he fatally shot a fellow teen in the head in a feud over a down jacket. He went on the lam and was eventually tracked down with a tip from an ex-girlfriend, retired NYPD Detective Jay Maher said. Long before Rachel Noerdlinger’s boyfriend ranted on social media about hating cops, he desperately tried to avoid them — hiding under a bed when they closed in to arrest him in the execution-style killing of another teen over a down jacket. The 15-year-old shooter walked 20 feet away — then returned and fired a bullet into Carter’s head. “It was a senseless execution,” the prosecutor said, according to an Associated Press report on the arraignment. Carter died after a month on life support.* The recent attacks on the New York City Police Department are doing little to confront police misconduct and fight crime in the city and a lot to deter future police officers, Thomas Reppetto, former president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, writes in the Post:  * Blame the Media: Bill de Blasio Waits For Noerdlinger BadNews to Blow Over(NYO)

The judge, who McFarlane identified as black, shot him down by pointing out that it would be impossible for the parking ticket agents to know he’s black if he’s not in the car
Mayoral aide’s killer boyfriend: Traffic cops target mebecause I’m black(NYP) Rachel Noerdlinger’s convicted killer, live-in boyfriend Hassaun McFarlane went on a tear against cops at a traffic court hearing, claiming that they targeted him with parking tickets because he’s black. The judge, who McFarlane identified as black, shot him down by pointing out that it would be impossible for the parking ticket agents to know he’s black if he’s not in the car. “Is there any consideration that the police be lying?”

Is McFarlane Dog Named Checkers?
McFarlane pled in his defense to administrative law judge Marisa Miranda, according to audio recordings of the July 2014 hearings obtained by the Post. “Because I’m black and I drive a nice car.” McFarlane was driving Noerdlinger’s Mercedes Benz when he was ticketed for parking “zero feet” from a fire hydrant. * * Crain’s columnist Alair Townsend asks why RachelNoerdlinger, a top aide in the de Blasio administration, has not been fired yet in light of “a mountain of reasons” why she should lose her job: * Boyfriend of mayoral aide told judge his parking tickets arethe result of racial profiling: 'I'm black and I drive a nice car'(NYDN)

NYT Says:
"Noerdlinger worked for and with the Rev. Al Sharpton, and the police unions are negotiating new labor agreements with the de Blasio administration."
Yet the NYT Left Out the Threats Against the Press Made By Rev. Sharpton on Saturday for their Coverage of the Noerdlinger story. And the press lack of response 


Noerdlinger's Supporters Mobilize
Hazel Dukes: “Most of the white folks who say they live in NYC have 2 homes. They live in NYC when they want to.
A group of prominent black women came to Rachel Noerdlinger’s defense Wednesday—with the head of the state NAACP charging that the embattled New York City Hall aide is the victim of a “witch hunt,” the Daily News reports:   Noerdlinger’s defenders — including Hazel Dukes, head of the New York NAACP, former National Action Network director Tamika Mallory and Amsterdam News editor Elinor Tatum — planned a conference call Wednesday night to voice their anger and discuss a strategy for protesting coverage of the controversy.* Patrick Lynch, New York City's Blue Bulldog (Newsweek)

'THIS IS A WITCH HUNT': Rachel Noerdlinger supporters defend City Hall aide

A group of prominent black women came to Rachel Noerdlinger’s defense Wednesday — with the head of the state NAACP charging the embattled City Hall aide is the victim of a “witch hunt.” Noerdlinger’s defenders — including Hazel Dukes, head of the New York NAACP, former National Action Network director Tamika Mallory and Amsterdam News editor Elinor Tatum — planned a conference call Wednesday night to voice their anger and discuss a strategy for protesting coverage of the controversy. * De Blasio Comes To The Defense Of Wife’s Troubled Chief OfStaff - CBS New York(WCBS)
Michael Benjamin ‏@SquarePegDem  
Police go where the crime is and respond to needs of victims who are mostly of color. @mictoground @CommissBratton


Sal Albanese ‏@SalAlbaneseNYC 
@SquarePegDem @mictoground @CommissBratton that's funny his boss DEB  campaign was based on racially divisive policing & he's criticizing it


Not A Single Story Sunday About Sharpton Threating the Press . . .  It Worked!   Wow His Power to Control the Press Incredible  

Media Report Only the Switch In Lawyers 
They Fear Sharpton
WE HAD TO CUT TIES': Garner family speaks out afterdropping high-powered attorney Sanford Rubenstein amid rape allegations(NYDN) The scandal-scorched lawyer is just too hot for the family of Eric Garner, despite the fact that Rubenstein and partner Scott Rynecki ‘were very good to us for the last three months,’ says Eric’s widow Esaw Snipes. * Sharpton defends Noerdlinger, softens on Rubenstein (Capital) The reverend, who hosts a national television and radio show, also criticized the media for paying so much attention to this issue. He referred to “people dying” from Ebola and ISIS terrorists and said, “All you can put on the front page is Rachel? Something sick about that.”

Mark Green ‏@markjgreen 
3. Does Rev get that public officials held to higher ethics standards than journos/activists? Al's pals w/big shots but can't pass DOI vet. 2. Rev says many folks have bad pasts, understandable coming from someone w/interesting run-ins with IRS, FEC, Pagones, mob... 1. Sharpton attacks media abt Noerdlinger: but resorting to MO of ominous threats raises doubts about his new, trim, mainstream persona.
The Secret World of Rev. Al Sharpton
True News Wags the NYT on Move-It-Along-Folks Attitude 
De Blasio’s Transparency Is Turning Opaque Under Fire (NYT) To Mayor Bill de Blasio, the recent commotion over Rachel Noerdlinger, his wife’s top aide — who failed to disclose during a background check that she lives with a boyfriend who has a serious criminal history — is a tabloid-fueled personal attack that merits no further discussion. Replacing his promised ask-me-anything attitude with “case closed” peevishness“Case closed,” the mayor said this week, adopting the move-it-along-folks attitude that has quickly become a de Blasio signature during his first nine months in office.

True News Posted On Monday Oct 6th (Below)
de Blasio: Nothing to See Here (Noeerdlinger), Move A Long 

‘Case closed': Mayor shuts down queries on wife’s aide(NYP) A testy Mayor de Blasio on Monday tried to shut down questions about the controversial appointment of Rachel Noerdlinger — despite revelations she omitted crucial information about her personal life during a background review. Case closed,” de Blasio declared as he fended off inquiries during a press conference on Staten Island. “I think this whole notion — with all due respect to all of you and the job you have to do — this notion of ‘Let’s talk about people’s boyfriends, let’s talk about their children.’ It’s just going too far,” he said. De Blasio also fielded questions about The Post’s report that she obtained a New York-residency waiver by claiming that her son, Khari, 19, had to be near his doctors in New Jersey after he was in two car accidents in 2012.
 ButThe Post discovered that Khari was fit enough to play football the following year for a New Jersey high school. She got the waiver for a variety of reasons, and it was done appropriately,” de Blasio said. “This does not have a lot to do with public service.”After The Post informed the mayor that Noerdlinger was granted the waiver because of her  son’s medical condition, he said, “The point is that she’s a good public servant, and that’s what I respect.”“The waiver was sought based on the physical — as well as mental — challenges faced by her son,” said City Hall spokesman Phil Walzak.The mayor insisted, “We’ve covered this issue very clearly … DOI did a review. There was no effort to deceive. I have absolute faith in Rachel and her ability to serve the people of this city. Case closed!”

NYP Uses Anonymous Source to Help Team Rubenstein  


Rubenstein rape accuser gave him ‘sloppy kiss’ in elevator(NYP)The woman accusing Sanford Rubenstein of rape gave him a sloppy kiss all over his face on the elevator ride up to his penthouse, a source who saw the video told The Post on Friday.  The video shows the 70-year-old lawyer standing in the middle, with the 42-year-old rape accuser snuggling him from the right and the other woman embracing him from the left.  The source said she is “extremely affectionate” with the lawyer, and she and her friend sandwich him so closely his body is barely visible. The women are also laughing in the video, which was taken the night of Oct. 1.  “At one point, the complainant leans in and plants a wet sloppy kiss all over Rubenstein’s face,” the source said. “They have him so tightly squashed between them you can barely see him for a couple of seconds… She is attacking Rubenstein in the elevator.” “The victim’s story is that she was drugged,” a source said. “We need some proof of that. They’re also looking at security video from his building and the event they attended at the Four Seasons.” The retail executive claims she was raped after the Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday bash.


NYCC A Group That Worked for de Blasio During the Campaign Mobilize Against Stop and Frisk . . . PBA Still Appealing Frisk Case
.Frisk case: not closed(NYP Ed) The Second Circuit judges were about to hear the last-ditch appeal of the New York police unions to overturn the stop-question-and-frisk ruling.




To Defend de Blasio on Noerlinger NYT Does A Gutter Attack on Giuliani Love Life
De Blasio’s Silence Reverberates(NYT) For a moment, the newsman Gabe Pressman caught Mayor Bill de Blasio’s eye on Fifth Avenue during the Columbus Day parade this week. Mr. Pressman, 90, has about 60 years of experience flagging down politicians during parades and public events. “I thought I saw an invitation in his eyes to ask a question,” said Mr. Pressman, who reports for WNBC-TV. “But then there was a scrum, a lot of pushing and shoving.” Mr. de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, were swept along by security and for the next 25 blocks, reporters — not including Mr. Pressman — pursued, but were kept away.  So Ms. Noerdlinger has become a proxy in the fight between those unions and City Hall. The moment called for a chew toy, and thanks to the combination of her background with Mr. Sharpton and her lapses in the screening process, she was the leading candidate. Mr. de Blasio had not previously shown much spine, or chivalry, under similar circumstances: He quickly jettisoned one potential aide late last year when it was revealed that she was dating former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who left office after he was caught paying for sex.


After Bring Up Giuliani NYT Zigs "If he sees Ms. Noerdlinger’s failures as trivial, or forgivable, he ought to say why and say so in public"
During Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s last years in office, he began dating the woman who would become his third wife. His second wife was still the first lady, if you can track the arithmetic here, and a gaudy domestic battle was joined. That incumbent wife, Donna Hanover, refused to move out of Gracie Mansion, and was described on Mother’s Day as “howling like a stuck pig” by Mr. Giuliani’s divorce lawyer. The task of rebutting such remarks on behalf of Ms. Hanover fell to a press secretary on the city payroll. In due course, that spokeswoman reported that the president of the Yankees, who had been a former aide to Mayor Giuliani, had denied Ms. Hanover tickets for their children to a baseball game, even though the stadium was half-full. Given the operatic last acts of the Giuliani-Hanover marriage, there was, naturally enough, little interest in the domestic life of Ms. Hanover’s spokeswoman; how could it compare? But that would be the normal course of events in any case. In fact, it seems that virtually none of Mr. de Blasio’s own aides have had to answer for things like unpaid parking tickets or the behavior of others in their households.

NYP Declares Sharpton Mayor 
The @nypost, still at it: “@BilldeBlasio may have the title — but @TheRevAl Sharpton is the real mayor.”

Thursday Update
  • New York’s Reverend mayor(NYP) Once again, Mayor de Blasio has asserted that none of the embarrassing revelations that continue to trickle out about his wife’s chief of staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, has led him to question Noerdlinger’s judgment. What keeps Noerdlinger in her post is the only credential that matters: Prior to moving to Team DeBlasio, she served as communications director for the man who’s really running the city these days, the Rev. Al Sharpton. Surely the Rev can help de Blasio out of this jam. Isn’t there someone else on Mayor Al’s payroll he can appoint to take Rachel Noerdlinger’s place?
Mayor Al Sharpton (NYP Ed) We were wrong. Back in July, we called Al Sharpton “Commissioner Sharpton,” on the grounds he was the guy setting NYPD policy. Later, after he’d declared the Verrazano Bridge might not be a good spot for a march, we suggested Sharpton had added transportation commissioner to his city portfolio. But it’s now clear the Rev. Al isn’t picking and choosing among city agencies. He’s running the whole damn show. Nothing underscores this truth more than Bill de Blasio’s refusal to sack Sharpton’s old communications director, Rachel Noerdlinger, as his wife’s chief of staff, despite a growing list of lies, omissions and ethical lapses. Anyone else would be long gone. With Noerdlinger it’s another story — and another standard: “Case closed” is all de Blasio will say. And why should we be surprised? Sharpton has benefited from the same treatment for as long as we can recall. The Post’s Michael Goodwin puts it well: “Sharpton is like the Mafia — the more you pay, the more you owe. When you have a debt to him, he owns you.” Recall that after the annual Al Smith dinner with the cardinal, de Blasio hurried over to pay his respects to Sharpton at the latter’s birthday bash at the Four Seasons. As arrogant as de Blasio’s cased-closed defense of Noerdlinger may be, what else can the mayor say? That her long-time association with Sharpton makes her his point person at City Hall? That he can’t fire her because Sharpton won’t let him? Ever since this summer’s City Hall forum on policing, when de Blasio seated Sharpton between himself and NYPD Commmissioner Bill Bratton, the truth should have been obvious: De Blasio may have the title — but Sharpton is the real mayor. Afterward, de Blasio was reported to be furious that Mayor Sharpton had brought up Dante de Blasio to lecture him about police chokeholds. Then again, it’s the sort of thing underlings sometimes have to put up with from their bosses. * “The way the members of the NYPd feel is that the mayor isgoing to align himself with someone like the Reverend Al Sharpton. He’s turning his back on the members of the NYPD,” Michael Palladino, President, Detectives Endowment Association. * De Blasio stands by wife's aide despite new allegations (AMNY)

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Rubenstein Quits Before Getting Fired . . .  Is the Other Rubenstein Helping to Quiet Story?

Shadow Government HQ - He has been called "the dean of damage control" by Rudolph Giuliani. Howard J. Rubenstein is an American lawyer and public relations expert.  Rubenstein represents the retail employer of the women who claims to be abused by the other Rubenstein. Yesterday Sharpton Breaks Away, today Sanford Rubenstein drops Garner.  de Blaiso MIA.  We live in a era where journalists allow major players in scandals hid from the media.  Is the PBA using the scandal to force concessions on Sharpton and de Blasio, who knows?Rubenstein withdraws from Garner case Rubenstein withdraws from Garner case to fight rape claim (NYP) 


Rockland lawyer accused of rape quitschokehold death case (LoHud) * Sharpton andRubenstein, then and now (Capital) * What do therape accusations against civil-rights lawyer Sanford Rubenstein mean for EricGarner's family? (NY Mag) Friday Sharpton backs ‘rape’ accuser against lawyer pal Rubenstein (NYP) The Rev. Al Sharpton pledged his support for the female board member of his National Action Network who claims his oversexed lawyer friend Sanford Rubenstein raped her last week — and Sharpton backed her attorney’s call for justice, a source said. Sharpton was at a clergy dinner Thursday night with the woman’s lawyer, Keith White, when the activist rev. pledged his “full faith and support for the victim and the push for the Manhattan district attorney to properly and expeditiously seek justice in this case.” The pledge came after the family of Eric Garner fired Rubenstein’s law firm.* Eric Garner family drops Rubenstein firm after rape claim,hires civil rights lawyer Jonathan Moore (NYDN) Jonathan Moore has represented three of the five wrongly convicted men in the Central Park jogger rape case. He will now represent the family of Garner, who was killed after an NYPD officer administered a chokehold, in a $75 million civil suit against the city. Legal eagle Sanford Rubenstein dropped out from the case after being accused of third-degree rape. * Lawyer in Jogger Case Hired by Garner’s Family (NYT) The family of Eric Garner, who died after a confrontation with the police, has hired Jonathan C. Moore to replace Sanford A. Rubenstein, who has been accused of rape.

Both the NYP and Daily News Wood Rubenstein
'DEVASTATING' EVIDENCE: Accuser's lawyer claims cops havedamning details against Sanford Rubenstein in rape probe while blaming him for'demonizing' victim(NYDN) ‘There’s a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein,’ said one of the attorneys representing the woman, 42, who alleges she was raped by the high-powered lawyer after a birthday bash for the Rev. Al Sharpton. Police on Monday removed at least a dozen evidence bags and a mattress from Rubenstein’s building. But Mayor de Blasio wouldn’t speculate how the rape accusations would affect the case of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, whose family is represented by Rubenstein.

Does the NYT and de Blasio Establishment Team Need A Reality Check?
De Blasio Stands Behind Aide Who Omitted Boyfriend onBackground Check Form(NYT) Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said he had “absolute faith” in a top City Hall aide whose failure to disclose a troubled boyfriend on a background check prompted a formal city inquiry last week.* De Blasio’s continuing support of Noerdlinger and the Rev.Al Sharpton risks permanently damaging his relationship with the NYPD, Len Levitt writes in am New York:



Sharpton 2nd Rape Crisis 27 Apart
Lawyers for the woman who accused Sanford Rubenstein of rape said they have “devastating” information against the high-powered lawyer and blamed him for “trying to demonize” the alleged victim. “There’s a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein,” said lawyer Keith White, who added they are confident he will be indicted. “We want to give the district attorney a chance to take this information and do the right thing. . . . We expected the district attorney to do the right thing.” White did not divulge any details about the supposed evidence, but said the female friend who was with the 42-year-old accuser at Rubenstein’s E. 64th St. apartment before the alleged attack is “completely cooperative.” Tawana Brawley and Sharpton

Is The CCRB Covering Up for the Cops?
A bombshell lawsuit by its former executive director says the Civilian Complaint Review Board is in bed with the New York City Police Department and has been ignoring and covering up misconduct, the Daily Newsreports *Fired New YorkPolice Review Board Head Sues, Alleging Stop-And-Frisk Coverup (Huff Post)* A new report found the use of chokeholds by members of the NYPD has spread and a disciplinary process meant to head off wrongdoing “failed to hold officers accountable”, The New York Times reports: 




A Tale of Two Kerik/ Noeerdlinger Leaving Out Info on Their City Disclosure Forms 
Mayor de Blasio OKs lying (NYP Ed) Did anyone really expect Rachel Noerdlinger, chief of staff to New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, to face any consequences for failing to include her cop-hating, ex-con boyfriend on her background disclosure forms as required? on Monday her boss, Mayor de Blasio, pronounced “case closed.” Then again, the Department of Investigation that handled the probe into Noerdlinger — former top aide to the Rev. Al Sharpton — is conveniently headed by the mayor’s former campaign treasurer, Mark Peters. Anyone surprised the “investigation” found “no intent to deceive”? Indeed, the problems that ended up sending former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to the pokey began when he left out info on his city disclosure forms about renovations to his apartment done by a contractor who wanted work with the city. Lying on these forms is a serious issue. Even so, Noerdlinger never made even a pro forma offer of resignation after publicly embarrassing the mayor. At Bill de Blasio’s City Hall, folks count on the “two New Yorks”: one standard for the mayor’s special insiders and one for everybody else.

de Blasio Meets With the Godfather Now With the City's DAs
Meetings with the city's district attorneys: 0.

Update 



de Blasio and Sharpton Push Back To Control the Media
chris smith ‏@chrissmithnymag  
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Now What Does Rubenstein Know About Sharpton 

Rev. Al Sharpton cuts ties with longtime collaborator,attorney Sandy Rubenstein, as rape claim investigators find sex toy(NYDN) “Even if it was consensual, why would he take a key leader of our organization back to his apartment right after a fund-raiser,” an angry Sharpton told the Daily News. “It's disrespectful to our movement, and the women in our network are absolutely outraged." Rubenstein’s accuser was spotted in Brooklyn — after leaving the Manhattan district attorney’s office — holding a booklet she got from the hospital titled “After Sexual Assault: A Recovery Guide for Survivors.” She covered her face with dark clothing. In an interview with The News, Sharpton said he wasn’t waiting for prosecutors to rule on Rubenstein. The lawyer, with whom he stood arm-in-arm at countless protests and referred to as Brother Sanford for 17 years, is out. “I don’t foresee one,” Sharpton said when asked if he envisions a day when Rubenstein would be welcomed back. “He has no future.”

Sharpton closed the book on an unlikely alliance that began back in 1997 with the infamous Abner Louima police brutality case. At the time, Rubenstein was a wealthy but little-known Rockland County legislator who was hired by Louima’s family after the Haitian immigrant was arrested and sodomized by cops in a Brooklyn police precinct stationhouse. “He was useful to me and I was useful to him," Sharpton said, "but we were never in the same political bed."  Meanwhile, a knowledgeable source who has seen security video from Rubenstein’s building said that — contrary to earlier reports — the accuser showed no sign of being intoxicated.  “The video will exonerate him,” the source said of Rubenstein. “The video won’t shed any light on what happened in Mr. Rubenstein's bedroom or apartment,” Montgomery fired back. “I think that is another red herring.” With Shayna Jacobs.
The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died when a police officer put him in an apparent chokehold in July, has filed a $75 million claim against the NYPD and the City of New Yorkthe Observer reports:  * Woman in Sharpton lawyer ‘rape’ may have been drugged (NYP) Authorities are investigating whether the woman who accused lawyer Sanford Rubenstein of rape was drugged while visiting his posh penthouse, The Post has learned. “They’re testing her blood to see if there were any drugs in her system, because she doesn’t know what happened and doesn’t know why she kept passing out [there],” a law-enforcement source said Tuesday. “Even the next morning, she was still passing out. She passed out in [Rubenstein’s] limo on the way home.’’
More on the Secret World of Al Sharpton
More on Sharpton CCRB vsNYPD, McCray

NYP Goodwin Calls de Blasio In DeNIAL
Another Tale of Two City's: Culture vs Culture  

Something’s rotten inside City Hall(NYP) The mayor’s behavior suggests either he doesn’t grasp the damage, or is too rattled to deal with it. After his initial defense of Noerdlinger as a “good public servant,” he is playing ostrich, hoping the bad news will go away if he ignores it. He refused to answer more questions from reporters and declared the “case closed,” trying to use the authority of his office to approve of misconduct that would get an ordinary employee canned. But that ­obvious abuse of power on his part has backfired. The scandal is now bigger than Noerdlinger. It’s about the mayor. Something’s rotten at City Hall. That means his association with Sharpton could finally get the scrutiny it deserves. What are the deals between them and what access does Sharpton enjoy? The mayor missed that memo. As a candidate and in assembling his City Hall team, he put far-left ideology ahead of competency and honesty. * Bronx in uproar after deBlasio skips Columbus Day parade(NYP)

'We need to attack, not react,' de Blasio press secretary tells PR staff in pep talk

All he cared about was political purity, as he defined it. That meant his agenda of stirring class and race warfare and demonizing cops took precedence over ­everything else. He found the perfect wingman in Sharpton, and elevated him to prime public adviser. He hired Noerdlinger from Sharpton’s staff and made him an equal of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a ­forum on police misconduct.Lupica: Bill de Blasio needs to start acting like a mayor (NYDN) You didn’t have to love Michael Bloomberg or his views. But for three terms as mayor, there was no doubt he was in charge. De Blasio, nine months into his tenure, has looked at times as overmatched as an actual manager as President Obama has. The perception is that First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Rev. Al Sharpton are running him. The problem for Bill de Blasio, one that only he can solve, is the perception now that when voters elected him, and by a lot over Joe Lhota, they apparently elected the Rev. Al Sharpton and de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane, at the same time.
Sharpton Channels Spiro Agnew In Attack On the Press Over Noerdlinger Coverage   
Jonathan Lemire ‏@JonLemire(AP)
Lots of media-bashing from @TheRevAl over coverage of @rachelnoerd. To the press: "have you no pride in your profession?" *  Lots of media-bashing from @TheRevAl over coverage of @rachelnoerd. To the press: "have you no pride in your profession?" *.@TheRevAl says there should be "one standard" for all who work at City Hall -- including "in Room 9 where the reporters are" * Lots of media-bashing from @TheRevAl over coverage of @rachelnoerd. To the press: "have you no pride in your 

More Shapton Speek Saturday


Jonathan Lemire ‏@JonLemire(AP)

.@TheRevAl says he and @BilldeBlasio have not discussed the allegations surrounding @rachelnoerd .@TheRevAl defends @rachelnoerd, says she has been victim of inaccurate attacks - including that Sharpton was father of her son. .@TheRevAl, uses fiery rhetoric to distance himself from Rubenstein case, says focus is solely on Eric Garner. .@TheRevAl compares allegations against Sanford Rubenstein (Garner family attorney) to a roadblock which they'll work around.

Azi ‏@Azi (Capital)  
.@TheRevAl and the family of Eric Garner appear at NAN headquarters in Harlem .@TheRevAl said a reporter asked if he was the father of @rachelnoerd’s teenage son. "if she is judged by her boyfriend…” —@TheRevAl defends @rachelnoerd. cc @Lis_Smith "maybe there is a need for a special prosecutor to work on this case”—new lawyer for #EricGarner family Jonathan Moore. cc @NationalAction "we’re not trying to change a story, we’re trying to change the world”—@thereval re: @rachelnoerd. "when you were choking eric, you were choking all of us”—@TheRevAl re: #EricGarner. #nypd cc @changethenypd @MarshallProj @PROPNYC "we never got any money from a lawyer or victim”—@TheRevAl re: police abuse victims. cc @NYCLU @HuffPostNY #NYPD

Dean Meminger ‏@DeanMeminger  
New #EricGarner family lawyer #JonathanMoore says there needs to be a movement to arrest the #NYPD officers involved in Garner case. @NY1  #Sharpton says he and #NationalActionNetwork don't get money from lawyers or victims. Responding to accusations that have been made for yrs. @TheRevAl says he's a diamond not charcoal. Says he had to be charcoal first to become a diamond. Says he's a changed man. Public thoughts?

Noerdlinger Did It Again . . .  NYP Caught Her Leaving Off A Tax Lien From Disclosure Forms 
PM Update City Hall Noerdlinger position same after reports (Capital)    Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to stand behind embattled mayoral aide Rachel Noerdlinger on Friday after reports that Noerdlinger’s boyfriend was arrested and charged with drug possession in 2011 in Edgewater N.J., where the couple resides.In response to that allegation, the mayor’s office clarified that Noerdlinger did report outstanding tax liens and that COIB forms have been updated to include additional information. They also argued it is not uncommon for filers to update their financial disclosure forms, especially first time filers.In an interview with Capital, Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said the mayor’s decision to stand by Noerdlinger, whose boyfriend has referred to police officers as “pigs,” was having an effect on the rank-and-file members in the department. “There is clear dysfunction occurring in City Hall, there’s been a pattern of abuse, a pattern of indecisiveness and a pattern of less than truthfulness,” Mullins said. “My question is if this is what’s occurring around one of the top positions at City Hall, who is really in control of City Hall?” * Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to take questions about the latest revelations surrounding embattled top aide Rachel Noerdlinger, who has become a flashpoint in his strained relationship with the rank-and-file in the NYPD, the Associated Press reports: 

McCray aide left $28K IRS tax lien off disclosure form(NYP) Filling out government forms is not her forte. Mayor de Blasio’s embattled aide Rachel Noerdlinger left personal information off yet another government form, The Post has learned. Noerdlinger failed to list her remaining debt from a 2011 IRS tax lien of $28,190 on a public financial-disclosure form that the Conflicts of Interest Board requires all top city officials to file each year. It’s the latest instance of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief- of-staff withholding sensitive information. Last week, the Department of Investigation found that Noerdlinger, who earns $170,000 a year, failed to disclose in her a government-background paperwork that she lived in EdgewaterNJ, with her convicted-killer ex-con beau, Hassan McFarlan. City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriendduring 2011 drug arrest (NYDN) On September 27, 2011, McFarlan and Noerdlinger were stopped by police in EdgewaterNew Jersey when police said their vehicle reeked of marijuana. 
Now, more details are emerging that McFarlan’s run-ins with police are not in the distant past but as recent as three years ago. On Sept. 27, 2011, McFarlan was driving Noerdlinger’s Mercedes-Benz in EdgewaterNew Jersey when police spotted the car making it’s way down the wrong side of the street and into oncoming traffic, according to DNAInfo. At the time, Noerdlinger was seated in the passenger’s seat and a minor, who may have been Noerdlinger’s teen son, was in the backseat. “I could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle,” the officer who approached the vehicle wrote in the police report. * Mayoral Aide and Killer Beau Once Busted Driving in CarReeking of Pot (DNAIFO)

Daily News Editorial Says de Blasio Sticking With Noerdlinger Worse Decision of His Mayoralty 
Editorial:De Blasio’s clear duty(NYDN)  Let’s talk about Noerdlinger herself. She is the woman who tooled along in her pot-smoke-filled car with a teenager in the back, apparently her son, on the wrong side of the road, according to cops. She’s not the right person for a top job in New York City government.  De Blasio made clear he shares Noerdlinger’s values by rising to defend her amid controversy over her choice in boyfriends, as well as her candor after she omitted from an official background questionnaire that she was living with a man whose criminal record includes a shooting death and crack dealing.
City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriend during 2011 drug arrest  (NYDN)  As rumors swirled that Noerdlinger would resign amid disclosures, de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak released a statement late Friday afternoon praising Noerdlinger as 'a valued member of our team.'*Joined in the Spotlight No More(NYT) * Embattled City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger gets boost fromformer boss Rev. Al Sharpton (NYDN) The Rev. Al Sharpton came to the defense of his former mouthpiece, slamming reporters while suggesting Noerdlinger was the victim of a witchhunt.* The Rev. Al Sharpton came to the defense of his former mouthpiece, slamming reporters while suggesting Noerdlinger was the victim of a witchhunt.*.@TheRevAl: "Like I need a 'deal' to talk to the mayor-- I call the mayor on his cellphone!"(AP)*  Garner Family's New Attorney Blasts DA Over Handling of Case (NY1) Al Sharpton defends de Blasio aide under fire (SI Advance)*Mayoral Aide Owes Nearly $900 in Unpaid Parking Tickets(DNAINFO)*Scott Stringer Dismisses the Rachel Noerdlinger Controversy(NYO)


Friends of Bill(de Blasio, that is)  via @nypost As far as I am concerned DOI Comm Peters has no credibility

The Head of the NYPD and de Blasio's Biggest Political Ally . . . How Dumb Does He Think We Are?
“Obviously these are very troubling charges, but I haven’t seen the details of it and obviously there’ll be a full investigation,” said Mr. de Blasio


Rubenstein's Spin We Had Sex Twice
Updates Cops search penthouseof Sharpton associate accused of rape (NYP) Detectives had Rubenstein’s accuser call him Sunday and secretly record the chat to see whether he would incriminate himself, sources said.* Lawyers for alleged rape victim confident they have enoughevidence to indict Sanford Rubenstein (NYDN) * High hopes for Dems in NY congressional races rapidlyfading. Instead of gaining seats, Dems facing losses (NYDN)* The Rev. Al Sharpton met with the family of Eric Garner following rape accusations made against his associate, attorney Sanford Rubenstein, who is representing the Garner family following Mr. Garner’s death at the hands of the NYPD in July, Capital New York reports:  * Rangel on Rubenstein rape allegations: “No victim, no face,some lawyer, no Sharpton, condoms!” * Attorney's Prominence Adds Layer to Already Clouded RapeInvestigation(NY1)



Women's Lawyer:  "They're trying to demonize this woman in the process," Montgomery said
‘There’s a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein,’ said one of the attorneys representing the 42-year-old woman who claims she was raped by the high-powered attorney after a 60th birthday bash for the Rev. Al Sharpton. "They're trying to demonize this woman in the process," Montgomery said. "Her world has turned upside down. This is a mother, someone who's gainfully employed, she's a pillar of the community, a board member. This is a horrible situation for her, almost surreal." The woman called NAN members from the hospital, a source said, but it's not clear if Sharpton got one of those calls. In a sign of how important this case is to the NYPD, Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who runs both the Hate Crime Task Force and Special Victims Division, was personally supervising the search. The investigation could also drag in some of the bold faced named who were at the Sharpton bash, like Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo. "Everyone at the party is a potential witness," a source said.

Many Power Struggle Going On Insides This Rape Investigation
The two discussed having sex but nothing incriminating was said. A second face-to-face meeting planned for Sunday was canceled after an online report late Saturday revealed the woman’s claims, alerting Rubenstein to the probe, the sources said. The woman posted a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt on her Facebook page Sunday, reading:. “We gain strength, and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot.” “She is scared and embarrassed,” a police source said, referring to the woman, a 42-year-old retail-Macy's executive and longtime top aide to the Rev. Sharpton at the National Action Network. Instead of driving the mother of two to her Brooklyn home, Rubenstein allegedly stumbled into his luxury building with the woman clinging to one arm and her pal on the other, said a source in the building. One of the women was overheard telling Rubenstein, “You’re kind of famous, aren’t you?”


The Battle For the Easy to Manipulate Press
Sanford Rubinstein's attorney addressing the media
“You could say that,” he replied, according to the source. “There’s evidence to the effect that it was the complainant who asked her friend to leave so she could be alone with Rubenstein,” the source said. “And there is additional evidence that there was consensual sex between her and Rubenstein in the evening and again in the morning.”

DSK II?  Why is the Media Not At Cy Vance's Door?
More evidence collection and work by NYPD Crime Scene Unit at Sanford Rubenstein apartment.
“The bottom line is the DA is going to have to make a callon this,” another senior law-enforcement official said.(WSJ)Sgt. Edward Mullins, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, which represents NYPD sergeants, called the investigation an “ironic Shakespearean twist.” “At the end of the day the person who screams to indict cops and bypass the criminal-justice system is now at the hands of the judicial system,” Sgt. Mullins said. He added that he believed the investigation would be fair and impartial. Investigators spent hours at Mr. Rubenstein’s East 64th Street apartment on Monday. They carried out large brown bags marked “evidence” and removed a mattress.

The Rev. Al Sharpton decried the “disrespecting” of women Sunday while addressing the rape allegations against his high-profile lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, the Post reports:  Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with SanfordRubenstein twice, source says, as police search home for object used inreported assault (NYDN) A person close to the powerhouse attorney says the alleged victim awoke the morning after the reported rape and had sex with Rubenstein for a second time. As police searched Rubenstein's swanky E. 64th apartment — possibly looking for an object that could have been used during the alleged incident — another top attorney, Benjamin Brafman, announced that he was representing the troubled lawyer.* Cy Vance's Career Ender Sandy Rubenstein DSK Part Deux HiresBen Brafman(Troy Artist)

Rape Claim BroughtAgainst Lawyer Is the Subject of a Police Investigation (NYT) Benjamin Brafman and Michael S. Ross, said in a statement Sunday that Mr. Rubenstein “denies any criminal conduct whatsoever” and that they are “confident that when the investigation is completed, it will be closed without the filing of any criminal charges.” Reached by phone, Mr. Ross declined to answer questions about the matter.Both Mr. Rubenstein and the woman, whom Mr. Sharpton said he has known for several years, were in attendance. “I consider both of them a friend,” Mr. Sharpton said. “I sent her an email today. My heart is with both of them that the truth come out.”

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (center) at a Sept. 24 press conference with client Sandra Amezquita (center right), a pregnant woman who was shoved down by a police officer
Sanford Rubensteinsexual assault scandal may put big city cases in jeopardy(NYDN) The high-profile attorney is representing the family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died after cops put him in a chokehold, and Sandra Amezquita, a pregnant Brooklyn woman who was shoved to the pavement by a police officer. He is also the attorney for the family of Ariel Russo, a 4-year-old fatally run over by a teenager.




Daily News Breaking Famed lawyer Sanford Rubenstein hasbeen accused of raping a woman after Al Sharpton's birthday bash Top civil rights lawyeraccused of raping woman at his Manhattanhome after Rev Al Sharpton's star-studded 60th birthday party (Daily Mail) * NYPD investigating lawyerfor alleged rape after Sharpton party (NYP)The alleged victim is a Manhattan executive in her 40s who lives in Brooklyn, law-enforcement sources told The Post. She had attended Sharpton’s star-studded party — with guests including Gov. Cuomo, Spike Lee and Aretha Franklin — with another woman, sources said. Afterward, she and the other woman went back to Rubenstein’s place for drinks, the sources said. At some point, the other woman departed, and the victim and Rubenstein, who had met through Sharpton, were alone.


 The New York Police Department is investigating the accusation as a third-degree rape, a charge applied to cases where the victim is "incapable of consent." Rubenstein has not been charged. In New York, rape in the third degree is a class E felony which is punishable by one to four years in prison." Sanford Rubenstein vehemently denies anymisconduct," said Rubenstein's lawyer, Michael Ross. * EXCLUSIVE: Alleged rape victim awoke during encounter withSanford Rubenstein, says source (NYDN) Al Sharpton 'in the middle,' as the new details of the encounter with a top official of his National Action Network as police entered the powerhouse attorney's fancy Upper East Side apartment. Another source close to Rubenstein, meanwhile, said the encounter was consensual.

Can You Imagine The Phone Calls Between the DA, NYPD and City Hall Trying Stop A Rubenstein Indictment
“The next thing she knows, it’s Thursday morning, and she wakes up naked in his bed,” a law- ­enforcement source said of the ­victim. The sickened woman was bleeding from the sexual contact, the source said. When the bleeding continued into Friday, she went to Methodist Hospital, the source said. It was hospital officials who determined that they were dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault, and called the cops, who got Manhattan district attorney sex-crimes prosecutors involved, the source said. “She passed out and woke to him” violating her, another source said. 


“She was knocked out — and that is rape,” the second source said, adding that “there are credible aspects of the case and she’s credible — but she doesn’t remember much.” “SHE WASN’T THINKING ABOUT IT UNTIL SHE REALIZED [AT THE HOSPITAL] THAT THIS WAS A CRIME . . . SHE’S COOPERATING” WITH THE INVESTIGATION, A SOURCE SAID. Investigators are awaiting toxicology results on the woman’s blood, the first source said. So far, her case is being bolstered by witness accounts of her extreme drunkenness in the hours before the party, the second source said. “She wasn’t thinking about it until she realized [at the hospital] that this was a crime . . . She’s cooperating” with the investigation, the source added.* Rubenstein TV ad 
*  EXCLUSIVE: Alleged rape victim awoke during encounter withSanford Rubenstein, says source Al Sharpton 'in the middle,' as the new details of theencounter with a top official of his National Action Network as police entered the powerhouse attorney's fancy Upper East Side apartment. Another source close to Rubenstein, meanwhile, said the encounter was consensual. The woman allegedly raped by Sanford Rubenstein awoke in the middle of the encounter to find she was having sex with the powerhouse attorney, who police suspect may have used an object to penetrate her, a law enforcement source told the Daily News.NYPD Investigating Rape Accusation Against Prominent CivilRights Lawyer(NY Mag) 



Gov Campaign Pushing for the Woman's Vote
The state GOP—which is pushing Republican Rob Astorino’s campaign against Cuomo—made the accusation that “the Buffalo Billion is a sham” in an email blast that cited recent media coverage of two federal investigations into SolarCity, the Buffalo News reports:  400,000 people have left NY State since @NYGovCuomo took office - @RobAstorino *  Rob Astorinospokeswoman calls @nygovcuomo's "Women's Equality Express" upstate bus tour "completely hypocritical"  * Cuomo Holds Big Money Advantage(WSJ) Democratic Governor Has Almost $24 Million in Campaign Cash to $1.3 million for His Challenger* ICYMI NRA not giving Astorino $$$$ despite anger at Cuomo'sNY SafeAct (syracuse.com) 

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has $1.2 million in cash on hand with about a month to go before Election Day in November—a vastly smaller sum than Cuomo’s $25 million war chest, State of Politicsreports:  * As Cuomo’s campaign undertakes an upstate bus tour to promote the Women’s Equality Act, Astorino will follow along with a bus of his own—the “Shelly Silver Express”—intending to highlight his contention that Cuomo protected the Speaker in the face of sexual harassment scandals in the Assembly, State of Politicsreports:  * At Cuomo Campaign Rallies, a Focus on Women’s Issues (NYT) * VIDEO: Cuomo says, "I don’t want to comment on what theU.S. Attorney is doing or not doing"  In a nutshell: Cuomo, seeking women's votes, raises alarm onabortion rights - Newsday @Newsday * With focus on Buffalo, Gov.Cuomo turns traditional New Yorkcampaign upside down  (NYDN)* Cuomo, incumbents engineer positivity blitz for voters inrun-up to Election Day, experts say - Newsday @Newsday Video: Gov Cuomo's Saturday bus tour incl'd answering Qs in3 separate gaggles. Watch them all here. 
Nicole Malliotakis ‏@NMalliotakis  
@jessicaproud @ZackFinkNews Shame on those who stayed silent while every edit board in state called for Silver's resignation. #StatusQuo


When the Mayor Picks the DOI Investigator the Mayor Gets the Results He Wants 

Monday Update
De Blasio declares ‘case closed’ on Noerdlinger(Capital)* Why Rachel must go: The bleeding won’t stop soon (NYP) Ten months into his incumbency, the mayor still seems impervious to embarrassment. He doesn’t get that when mayors speak, people listen. That words matter. That a statement made today might have to be defended tomorrow.Then came this spring’s in-custody death on Staten Island of Eric Garner — a severely asthmatic petty criminal who was vigorously resisting arrest. The incident not only generated the predictable protests, it also caused de Blasio to elevate Sharpton to a plane all but equal to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. One result: Rank-and-file cops, multiple sources say, are becoming fearful of protecting the public — worried that they’ll be thrown to the activists should an arrest go awry.

McCray aide spared discipline for failing to discloseromance(NYP) “DOI found no evidence of intent to deceive the mayor or City Hall,” said mayoral spokesman Phil Walzak.The DOI form clearly states that willful omissions “may result . . . in termination.” Neither City Hall nor the DOI would hand over results of the investigation into the matter or explain how officials were certain the omission was inadvertent. The inquiry’s conclusion raises questions about the close relationship between the mayor and his handpicked DOI commissioner, Mark Peters — who served as treasurer on de Blasio’s mayoral campaign in 2013. 

de Blasio Appointed His Campaign Treasurer to Head DOI
Mark Peters is doing his friend a big favor,” ex-state Assemblyman Michael Benjamin said Friday, referring to de Blasio. “It just confirms what the ordinary worker in city government already knows when it comes to discipline: It’s about who you know.” Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called it a cover-up by City Hall. “The disgusting part about it is they are sweeping everything under the rug, and I think that the integrity of the mayor’s office is now in question,” he told WABC radio. Mullins called Noerdlinger’s omission puzzling.* In his run for Brooklyn D.A. in 2005, Peters accused Hynesof cronyism   Mr. Peters accused Mr. Hynes of running an office that had lost personnel needed to prosecute crimes, "but found $300,000 to hire an old political friend of mine," a reference to Mr. Hynes's hiring of Howard Golden, the former borough president, for a $125,000-a-year position in the prosecutor's office. Mr. Golden served in that position for less than a year in 2002.


Conflit of Interest Board Also Pick By the Mayor Goes After Unconnect Poor Souls 


Has the Conflicts of Interest Board Ever Met Berlin Rosen or Any Other Lobbyists?
NYC Conflicts of Interest Board zaps workers for mixing public,private biz(NYDN)The COIB fined Kazembe Bediako, a longtime public employee, $3,000 for pursuing his personal writings -- mythological stories "filled with heart-stopping action" -- on department time and with city equipment.


Noerdlingher Stays Sharpton Wins
City Hall official Rachel Noerdlinger willl not face anydisciplinary action (NYDN)
Probe Finds No Wrongdoing on Part of Top Aide Who Lives WithConvict: Mayor | NBC New * New York Sargent's union president blasts de Blasio for Noerdlingerdecision(Capital) * At City Hall, Backstage Player Is Cast in Main Stage Uproar(NYT) Rachel Noerdlinger is at the center of a controversy that has rattled City Hall and raised concerns about the vetting of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s most senior aides.* Mayoral Aide Won’t Face Disciplinary Action (WSJ) * Unease grows between de Blasio and NYPD officers(WSJ) * Unease between NYPD, de Blasio grows, unions say (Newsday)
Sal Albanese ‏@SalAlbaneseNYC 

DEB double standard Fire Commish Sal Cassano was not retained bc son posted racist comments but Nordinger lives with cop hater but stays
NYT Says Smith Was Offered A Job Until Spitzer Relationship Became Clear
"Mayoral aides who declined to be named said Ms. Smith had not been up for any jobs before her relationship with Mr. Spitzer became public
But in January, she spoke with my colleague Ginia Bellafante, who laid out the events leading to the demise of her prospects in New York: She had negotiated a salary and duties and was working out a title. Then her relationship with Mr. Spitzer became public — a man the new mayor had scoffed at as a “child of the elite.”
Cuomo says @TheRevAl is the nation's rev al. #sharpton60 @HillaryClinton CALLS @theRevAl SHARPTON TO WISH HIM A HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
$1 million raised @ @TheRevAl's bday party. #Sharpton60
Fredric U. Dicker ‏@fud31  
Is there a single prominent NY Dem who isn't figuratively kissing Al Sharpton's(much reduced)behind on his birthday?Hillary just weighed in!* De Blasio’s defense ofSharpton aide proves who’s in charge 


Daily News Reports On Teen Son Of Noerdlinger Facebook Hate Against Cops
Teen son of City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger wrotederogatory tweets about cops, whites and women(NYDN) ‘I’m convinced all white people are the devil,’ wrote Khari Noerdlinger, 17, on Twitter in August. His Twitter feed contained other insulting messages too, creating a PR nightmare for his mom, who’s the top aide to First Lady Chirlane McCray. Khari’s feed was taken down Tuesday after inquiries from the Daily News. His mom said she wasn’t aware of the tweets and called them ‘unacceptable.’Rachel Noerdlinger’s son, Khari, 17, tweeted in August that “I’m convinced all white people are the devil” and “That cop s--- pissed me off Pigs always killing people.” .@BilldeBlasio attending bday party tomorrow for @TheRevAl, according to his public schedule.*HILLARY CLINTON CALLS REV. AL SHARPTON TO WISH HIM A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

de Blasio's Police War: Pro NYPD Side Strikes Back 

Honor New York’s finest (NYP Ed) Al Sharpton’s anti-NYPD march last month left a sour taste in the mouths of the many New Yorkers who truly appreciate the work cops do. Today these New Yorkers have an excellent opportunity to show it. Citizens in Support for All Law Enforcement Agencies is holding a rally of its own. This one is to honor New York’s Finest, particularly those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Count us delighted. For too long, cops have suffered unfair jabs from cynical self-promoters like Sharpton and ideologues like federal Judge Shira Scheindlin and Mayor de Blasio. * Mayor de Blasio has 'full faith' inwife's top aide Rachel Noerdlinger despite ex-con cop-bashing boyfriend (NYDN) The mayor defended Noerdlinger despite her relationship with Hassaun McFarlan, an ex-con who killed an 18-year-old when he was 15 and called cops 'pigs' on social media. De Blasio also brushed aside concerns that Noerdlinger’s position gives her access to police plans.

A Tale of Two NYPDs
Top adviser to de Blasio dates a cop-bashing killer(NYP) A top adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a live-in relationship with a convicted killer and drug trafficker who considers police officers “pigs” and continues to get in serious scrapes with the law, public records show. * Pro-police rally scheduled Saturday on Staten Island (NYP) A pro-cop rally on Staten Island Saturday is expected to draw several thousand participants to bolster support for the NYPD in the wake of last month’s angry protest over the death of Eric Garner. * New York State leads US inreducing crime rate: report (NYP) New York state led the US in reducing crime and incarceration rates over the past 20 years — largely due to a precipitous drop in crime in New York City, according to research from the PEW Charitable Trusts. * New York CitySlow to Publish Park Crime Statistics(WSJ) * NYPD Improperly Recorded Some Hate-Crime Data, Audit Found (WSJ) * NYPD Officer Remembered at Funeral (WSJ) * Audit: NYPD improperly recorded some bias data(AP) The de Blasio administration hasn’t complied with a new law requiring the disclosure of crime data in New York City’s 100 largest parks – information the mayor had pushed to be released before his election.* Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel is suing the New York City Council for improperly firing analyst Artyom Matusov, who questioned data in a report presented to the legislative body by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the New York Post reports:  * .@BilldeBlasio stands by aide who lives with cop-bashingkiller, but police union presidents question the wisdom. (DNAINFO)* NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio offered a strong defense of Rachel Noerdlinger, his wife’s chief of staff, one day a report that her live-in boyfriend has a lengthy criminal history.. compares s defense of to his dismissal of : * Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel is suing the NYC Council for improperly firing analyst Artyom Matusov, who questioned data in a report by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.*The mayor's week ended with questions about the first lady's chief of staff. reports: * City Council members pushing BillBratton to appoint Latino as first deputy commissioner(NYDN) Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Williamsburg) wrote a letter — signed by him and eight other Hispanic Council members — making the demand after scrutinizing NYPD demographic data.*Brooklyn Residents to Protest Alleged Police BrutalityFollowing Video Leak(NY1)* Brooklyn Resident ProtestAlleged Police Brutality Following Video Leak (NY1) * Mayor Faces Questions About First Lady's Chief of Staff (NY1) * Mayoral aide Rachel Noerdlinger’s former boss, Rev. AlSharpton, supports relationship with ex-con beau (NYDN)
The NYP Continues the Story Thursday
Chirlane aide used son’sinjury to live in NJ, despite his recovery(NYP) City First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief-of-staff won special approval to live in New Jersey by claiming her son suffered devastating physical injuries in two car crashes — even though the strapping kid had fully recovered and played linebacker for his high-school football team, The Post has learned.

NYPD, Commissioner Bratton, Chokehold and Garner's Death



It Is No Accident That Sharpton Held His 4 Seasons Birthday Party the Same Night As the Al Smith Dinner
Cuomo & de Blasio tornbetween church dinner, Sharpton’s birthday(NYP) Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio faced a holy dilemma Wednesday last night over whether to attend the Catholic Church’s Al Smith Dinner or the birthday bash of the man they really worship — Al Sharpton.  Cuomo was so eager to honor Sharpton on his 60th birthday that he ducked out in the middle of the Smith dinner at the Waldorf to greet The Rev and lavish praise him at the nearby Four Seasons restaurant.  De Blasio quickly changed out of his formal duds and dashed over to Sharpton’s party as soon as the New York Archdiocese’s Smith dinner ended, hailing Rev. Al as “a blessing for this city. “The more people criticize him, the more I want to hang out with him,” Hizzoner added. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also rushed to Sharpton’s event as fast as she could, and couldn’t contain her enthusiasm.“God bless Al Sharpton, and many more [birthdays] to come,” she gushed. Sharpton’s shadow even extended over the Smith dinner, where billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone joked about the reverend while accepting an award. “I don’t see the person in charge of the NYPD up here — Al Sharpton,” he said. Top cop Bill Bratton, seated on the dais, cracked up. One Sharpton party attendee, Comptroller Scott Stringer bubbled with excitement as he arrived, saying: “I made the guest list!” 


Asked Cuomo why he went sharptons yesterday, if he felt obligated ... Gov said, "cuz it was his birthday" ‏(Newsday)
Cuomo, who spent about 30 minutes at Sharpton’s party before heading back to the Smith dinner, was castigated by GOP rival Rob Astorino for splitting his time between the events. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli also went to Sharpton’s party after the Smith dinner — hosted by Timothy Cardinal Dolan — and hailed the rabble-rousing reverend: “I appreciate his friendship. I appreciate his good counsel. I appreciate his leadership for all people in our city and our state.” Hillary Rodham Clinton did not attend, but personally called to extend her apologies, Sharpton’s spokeswoman said. The Al Smith Dinner, which benefits needy kids, is traditionally a major event of the election season, drawing luminaries who include presidents and their challengers. Sharpton’s “Party for a Cause” doubled as a fund-raiser for his nonprofit National Action Network activist group, which previously had hosted his birthday parties at its Harlem headquarters. 

Forest City Ratner Ad in the Sharpton Birthday Program
The program listed big-bucks sponsors, including AT&T, Macy’s, the Forest City Ratner development firm and Viacom/BET Networks.* Rev. Al Sharpton throws star-studded 60th birthday bash at Manhattan hotel (NYDN) The civil rights activist and MSNBC host was loving the limelight as a steady stream of luminaries came by to shake hands and wish him a Happy Birthday.* As he's celebrated by Gov. Cuomo: "Sharpton...stillowes millions in back (NY) taxes."(NYP)* De Blasio’s defense of Sharpton aide proves who’s in charge(NYP)* Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold public events for Senate Democrats in the coming weeks as his party tries to capture full control of the state Senate, a spokesman for the state Democratic committee said in an interview, State of Politicsreports:  * Days after Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigned with him, Rob Astorino received support from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who penned a fundraising letter to supporters, the Daily News reports: * Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul said she plans to release her tax returns from the past five years and called on her Republican rival Chris Moss to do so as well, the Daily News reports:  * The conservative Cato Institute gave Cuomo a “B” grade on fiscal policy, ranking him among the highest Democratic governors in the country with only two others receiving such a lofty grade, Gannett Albany reports: *"Forest City Ratner Companies wishes Reverend Al Sharpton avery happy 60th birthday" (Capital)* Rev. Al Sharpton gets$1M in birthday gifts to help bail out his nonprofit (NYDN) A thick, glossy program distributed to guests who attended the lavish Four Seasons party Wednesday night lays out the companies that ponied up. ATT and the developer Forest City Ratner paid for full page ads at what was called the 'Activist Level.'* The untrustworthy menof God: how the (paid by Ratner) Revs. Daughtry and Sharpton twisted the truth (Atlantic Yards Report)Here are three ads from the brochure, from companies not known to be in lock-step with the city’s progressive establishment: Wal-MartForestCityRatner and McDonald's.

By the Way Rev. Sharpton is Not to Oct 3rd Friday


de Blasio Tries and Fails to Dump Noerdlinger Without Fingerprints to Not Piss Off Sharpton
Friday Update
New York CitySaid to Open Inquiry on Omission by First Lady’s Top Aide(NYT)City investigators have opened an inquiry into Rachel Noerdlinger, the chief of staff to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, over her failure to disclose during a background check that she shares a home with a boyfriend whose criminal record and statements against law enforcement have become the subject of controversy, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The boyfriend, Hassaun McFarlan, who resides with Ms. Noerdlinger in EdgewaterN.J., has written provocative online posts criticizing the police and has a long record of arrests, including a conviction for manslaughter when he was a teenager and an episode last fall when he nearly ran over a New Jersey state trooper while driving Ms. Noerdlinger’s car. 

Media Which Publishes Leaks, and de Blasio Support for Team Sharpton, Does Not Report That the Noerdlinger Push Out is Being  Coordinated by the Mayor's Seals
Officials in the de Blasio administration have said Ms. Noerdlinger previously informed them about her relationship with Mr. McFarlan. But Ms. Noerdlinger did not include Mr. McFarlan as a cohabitant on a questionnaire required by the New York City Investigation Department, which performs formal background checks on senior City Hall appointees, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.* McCray aide didn’t disclose killer beau in background check(NYP)* New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s speech to top commanders is inarguably right, as was the statement of first principles in the wake of a series of videos that captured abusive cops in action, the Daily News writes:  

Bratton Broom Hits Bad Cops
TOUGH TALK FROM THE TOP COP: NYPD commish vows to rid police force of 'the brutal, the corrupt, the racist, the incompetent' following brutality incidents * Backing up his wordswith a disturbing video montage of police officers mistreating members of thepublic, Bratton said they have to face facts. Bratton polishes theshield  (NYDN ED) Kudos to the commissioner for bluntly declaring the NYPD no place for 'the brutal, the corrupt, the racist, the incompetent'* Commissioner Bratton:Oust Bad Cops (WSJ)* Report: DOI OpensInquiry into First Lady's Chief Of Staff(NY1)


More Winds of NYPD vs de Blasio War

NYP Keeps the McCray Story Going Thursday

Chirlane McCray’s chief-of-staff won special approval tolive in New Jerseyby claiming her son suffered physical injuries in two car crashes—even though he had fully recovered and played linebacker for his high-school football team
Thursday the de Blasio Take Over of CCRB Continues
In a major shakeup of the city’s police watchdog agency, the de Blasio administration appointed four new members to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the New York Post writes: * The Internal Revenue Service has placed a $28,190 tax lien on the home of Rachel Noerdlinger—the de Blasio administration aide who has been under scrutiny for her live-in boyfriend’s criminal record and comments about police, the Observer reports: * NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton at a meeting with 700 brass from the rank of captain and up drove home the point that the police force will not tolerate brutality with a video montage of beatings and other acts of violence toward suspects in NYPD custody, the Post reports: * The news that a top aide to de Blasio’s wife lives with a police-trashing ex-con is yet another chapter in the story of the mayor’s troubled relationship with New York City’s police unions, which flared up over stop and frisk and Eric Garner’s death and is heavily underscored by ongoing contract negotiations, the Observer reports:  *Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that someof his officers are racists and he wants to fire them(NY1)


Did Bratton Make A Deal With Mayor to Dump Sharpton's Aid In Exchange to Getting Racist Cops Out of NYPD
Abusive cops are ‘poisoning the well': Bratton(NYP) Abusive cops are “poisoning the well,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told a meeting of 700 NYPD bosses on Thursday — before showing a video montage of beatings, stompings and other violence against suspects. “There are some officers in the department, unfortunately, who should not be here,” Bratton said. “They are brutal, they are corrupt, and we work very aggressively to deal with that.”


This Background Check Info Had to Be Leaked By the Mayor's Office
Top aide to @BilldeBlasio did not reveal Noerdlinger lived with convicted killer on city disclosure forms - a violation






PBA is Also Pushing to Get Rid of Noerdlinger
Though Ms. McCray is her prime responsibility, Ms. Noerdlinger acts as a senior adviser to the entire administration, with a focus on civil rights and housing issues. She was part of a team that shaped the city’s response to the death of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died in police custody in July after apparently being placed in a chokehold. It was the aftermath of that episode, when Mr. de Blasio invited Mr. Sharpton to a forum with William J. Bratton, the police commissioner, that angered police unions, who accused the mayor of giving Mr. Sharpton too much sway over his public safety policies.  Patrick J. Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said on Thursday that Ms. Noerdlinger “should be fired” if she was found to have omitted facts during her background check.

de Blasio's Police War: Pro NYPD Side Strikes Back 

Honor New York’s finest (NYP Ed) Al Sharpton’s anti-NYPD march last month left a sour taste in the mouths of the many New Yorkers who truly appreciate the work cops do. Today these New Yorkers have an excellent opportunity to show it. Citizens in Support for All Law Enforcement Agencies is holding a rally of its own. This one is to honor New York’s Finest, particularly those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Count us delighted. For too long, cops have suffered unfair jabs from cynical self-promoters like Sharpton and ideologues like federal Judge Shira Scheindlin and Mayor de Blasio. * Mayor de Blasio has 'full faith' inwife's top aide Rachel Noerdlinger despite ex-con cop-bashing boyfriend (NYDN) The mayor defended Noerdlinger despite her relationship with Hassaun McFarlan, an ex-con who killed an 18-year-old when he was 15 and called cops 'pigs' on social media. De Blasio also brushed aside concerns that Noerdlinger’s position gives her access to police plans.

A Tale of Two NYPDs
Top adviser to de Blasio dates a cop-bashing killer(NYP) A top adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a live-in relationship with a convicted killer and drug trafficker who considers police officers “pigs” and continues to get in serious scrapes with the law, public records show. * Pro-police rally scheduled Saturday on Staten Island (NYP) A pro-cop rally on Staten Island Saturday is expected to draw several thousand participants to bolster support for the NYPD in the wake of last month’s angry protest over the death of Eric Garner. * New York State leads US inreducing crime rate: report (NYP) New York state led the US in reducing crime and incarceration rates over the past 20 years — largely due to a precipitous drop in crime in New York City, according to research from the PEW Charitable Trusts. * New York CitySlow to Publish Park Crime Statistics(WSJ) * NYPD Improperly Recorded Some Hate-Crime Data, Audit Found (WSJ) * NYPD Officer Remembered at Funeral (WSJ) * Audit: NYPD improperly recorded some bias data(AP) The de Blasio administration hasn’t complied with a new law requiring the disclosure of crime data in New York City’s 100 largest parks – information the mayor had pushed to be released before his election.* Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel is suing the New York City Council for improperly firing analyst Artyom Matusov, who questioned data in a report presented to the legislative body by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the New York Post reports:  * .@BilldeBlasio stands by aide who lives with cop-bashingkiller, but police union presidents question the wisdom. (DNAINFO)* NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio offered a strong defense of Rachel Noerdlinger, his wife’s chief of staff, one day a report that her live-in boyfriend has a lengthy criminal history.. compares s defense of to his dismissal of : * Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel is suing the NYC Council for improperly firing analyst Artyom Matusov, who questioned data in a report by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.*The mayor's week ended with questions about the first lady's chief of staff. reports: * City Council members pushing BillBratton to appoint Latino as first deputy commissioner(NYDN) Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Williamsburg) wrote a letter — signed by him and eight other Hispanic Council members — making the demand after scrutinizing NYPD demographic data.*Brooklyn Residents to Protest Alleged Police BrutalityFollowing Video Leak(NY1)* Brooklyn Resident ProtestAlleged Police Brutality Following Video Leak (NY1) * Mayor Faces Questions About First Lady's Chief of Staff (NY1) * Mayoral aide Rachel Noerdlinger’s former boss, Rev. AlSharpton, supports relationship with ex-con beau (NYDN)
The NYP Continues the Story Thursday
Chirlane aide used son’sinjury to live in NJ, despite his recovery(NYP) City First Lady Chirlane McCray’s chief-of-staff won special approval to live in New Jersey by claiming her son suffered devastating physical injuries in two car crashes — even though the strapping kid had fully recovered and played linebacker for his high-school football team, The Post has learned.



The Anti Police Forces Out Maneuvered Pro Cop March On Saturday

Hundreds of supporters rally in honor of NYPD(NYP)About 700 true-blue supporters gathered on Staten Island’s South Beach Saturday to honor NYPD officers.“I’ve been feeling for years that the media and government are not only not honoring officers, they’re not respecting them,” said Honor Our Police organizer Ken Peterson, a retired NYPD detective. New York City cops came out swinging Sunday against the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s report on New York City Police Department chokeholds, the Post
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"the job is shot" a law enforcement comment about morale of NYPD in DEB & @CommissBratton era

CCRB Leaked Their Chokehold Report Saturday?
New York Citypolice have a major chokehold problem: report(NYP) The NYPD has a chokehold problem, the Civilian Complaint Review Board claims in a shot-across-the-bow report ordered by the agency’s new president, civil-rights attorney Richard Emery. The 120-page report, prepared in response to the July death of arrestee Eric Garner on Staten Island and obtained exclusively by The Post, amps up the board’s Mayor de Blasio-sanctioned transformation into an agency that will aggressively investigate cops. Pitched as a “Vision Zero action plan,” a reference to the mayor’s Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic injuries and deaths, the report blasts the leaders of New York’s Finest for failing to discipline cops in all but the worst cases. * Scathing CCRB Report Condemns Alleged #NYPD ChokeholdLeniency (NY1) * The Chokehold Situation in NYC Is Not Good (NY Mag)

Thursday the de Blasio Take Over of CCRB Continues
In a major shakeup of the city’s police watchdog agency, the de Blasio administration appointed four new members to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the New York Post writes:


 De Blasio aide’s killer beau writes sick, sexual blog comments(NYP)The convicted-killer boyfriend of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s top aide has been caught spewing sick thoughts about life in a series of disgusting blog posts that tout his love of violent sex and demean black women as frigid deadbeats. “Good sex is an adrenaline rush and so is being violent,” Hassaun McFarlan wrote using the handle “stop end frisk” on the blog Hip Hop News 24-7. “Are you turned on as well when a man plays rough with you?’’ McFarlan — the live-in beau of Rachel Noerdlinger, chief of staff to Mayor de Blasio’s wife — was outed last week as a convicted killer who has repeatedly called cops “pigs” over social media.* Learn from Al Sharpton(NYP)Give Al Sharpton his due: If there’s a rally for a cause he backs, he’s there. He knows the importance of the public square. What does this say about the mayor and police commissioner, who skipped Saturday’s pro-NYPD rally in Staten Island? Organizers took pains not to be political. * De Blasio supporting City Hall aide with ex-con beau after anotheraide was ‘exiled’ for dating ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, insiders say (NYDN) The mayor said Monday there was no double standard in his treatment of senior City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger — who is dating a man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter as a teen — and his campaign secretary Lis Smith, who was revealed to be dating disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in December. While de Blasio said Smith chose to leave, insiders say she was 'exiled' over he* * The ex-con boyfriend of First Lady Chirlane McCray's top aide doesn't just call cops "pigs" online—he also referred to whites as "crackers" and made graphic comments about sex and women, the Daily News reports:  * .@BilldeBlasio attending bday party tomorrow for @TheRevAl, according to his public schedule.* De Blasio Top AideNoerdlinger Urged Retaliation Against Police Union(freebeacon.)

NYP Keeps the McCray Story Going Thursday
Chirlane McCray’s chief-of-staff won special approval tolive in New Jerseyby claiming her son suffered physical injuries in two car crashes—even though he had fully recovered and played linebacker for his high-school football team

An Anti-Cop March Got More Coverage Saturday
Brooklyn Resident ProtestAlleged Police Brutality Following Video Leak(NY1)Residents of Sunset ParkBrooklyn march to protest police brutality in the wake of several videos showing violent arrests. It comes as police say an officer involved in one of the arrests has been placed on modified duty. Protesters marched from 46th Street and 5th Avenue to the 72nd police precinct station house. The march was sparked by two arrests caught on camera. One video shows a pregnant woman being pushed to the ground by a police officer.* Staten Island legislatorsaddress ‘honor our police’ rally (Capital) * Community group using high-end cameras to catch ‘bad cops’(NYP) * De Blasio said his decision to retain Rachel Noerdlinger as a City Hall staffer does not contradict his past move to reportedly stop press secretary Lis Smith from joining his administration after newspapers reported she was dating former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the Observer reports:

Deputy Mayor McCray  

First Lady Chirlane McCray sits in on high-level NYPDmeeting, highlighting her unusual involvement in city government (NYDN)  McCray said she wanted to learn more about the Police Department when she sat in on a CompStat meeting at 1 Police Plaza. It’s not uncommon for outsiders to attend meetings on the NYPD’s crime-reporting and tracking system, but McCray’s presence is an example of her unusual participation in government as First Lady.



FIRST FAMILY -- “Chirlane McCray Becomes Only First Lady to Attend NYPD Crime Stats Meeting,” by DNAinfo’s Murray Weiss: The city's first lady Chirlane McCray and her son, Dante de Blasio, have quietly attended NYPD Compstat meetings at which top brass grilled supervisors and detective commanders about criminal activity in their precincts ... The mayor’s wife sat through a three-hour session last Thursday at Police Headquarters where NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks and other top officials quizzed supervisors from Brooklyn South ...
“The first lady was joined by several aides, including her chief of staff Rachel Noerdlinger, who previously served as chief spokesperson for the Rev. Al Sharpton. ... Dante de Blasio ... has also attended a Compstat meeting — his focused on The Bronx and occurred while he was interning with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris during the summer.”


BdB says he is OK with protesters breaking law and marching without permit. Condones civil disobedience. *De Blasio says he’s fully behind his wife’s attendance at a closed-door NYPD meeting and “encouraged” her to attend because she’s his most important adviser * Rudy Giuliani defends First Lady's NYPD visit(NYDN)

Emery Movers to Take Over CCRB
Tosano Simonetti, 81, was shown the door after he and other Civilian Complaint Review Board members had increasing complaints about new Chair Richard Emery, the sources said Tuesday.



Bratton Boxes de Blasio In (need factor) Takes Over NYPD Dares Mayor to Fire Him
Friday
The data used by New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to show a two-decade decline in the use of force by officers has come under question by analysts, the Times reports: 

Bratton forcing his second in command out of NYPD(NYP) NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is forcing out the department’s second-highest-ranking official who once lobbied for his job, sources told The Post on Monday. First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Pineiro told staffers Monday that he will be leaving effective Oct. 31, after more than 40 years with the department. “Bratton asked him to leave,” said one source familiar with the situation, adding that the commissioner had always intended to replace him after taking over nine months ago.* The Police Benevolent Association of New York State law enforcement union made state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's re-election effort its first-ever statewide endorsement, the Times Union reports:  * Policing the police-bashers(NYP)One possible reform, says PBA President Patrick Lynch, is legal consequences for those who file baseless complaints. Other New York jurisdictions require that complaints be signed under penalty of perjury.* City ramps up war on crime in 15 toughest NYCHA developments (NYDN) The City Council Public Housing Committee, which is to hold hearings Tuesday on the NYCHA anti-crime campaign, found that while crime at public housing citywide has fallen slightly since January, some of the 15 developments continue to see a stubborn upswing.NYC religious leaders, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Rev. Al Sharpton, met to discuss how to strengthen relations between local communities and the cops after the death of Staten Island dad Eric Garner.* Law and Disorder: A View on Broken Windows from Journal Square (City Limits) * Brooklyn Councilwoman:Bratton Doesn’t Understand Broken Windows * Mayor de Blasio’s plan to clean up crime at NYCHA projectsis ‘not a one-shot deal’: (NYDN) official Elizabeth Glazer, director of criminal justice for the mayor, made the vow Tuesday at a City Council hearing in Brooklyn to discuss the spike in crime at NYCHA developments since 2009.First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Pineiro was stunned to hear that NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton wanted him to retire to make way for a new second in command – a decision that reportedly had de Blasio’s blessing.
Bratton denied there was any animosity between himself and Pineiro, but said: “With time marching on, changes occur, personnel changes and organizational changes.”* De Blasio Administration Touts Reduced Crime in PublicHousing * The de Blasio administration announced yesterday that its $210.5 million investment in anti-crime measures for the New York City Housing Authority was already paying off, with officials claiming a 14.4 percent reduction in crime in public housing, the Observer reports:  * New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he has no information suggesting any terrorist plot to target the city—just a day after warning that websites affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were encouraging followers to attack Times Square, the Observer reports: 



Is the City Unsafer When the Mayor and Top Cop Not Close? 

Or is the Public Distance Made Up to Allow Bratton to Remain Close to His Cops and Not Look Like de Blasio's Puppet?
Bill zings ’em(NYDN Ed)  Bratton flies solo. It used to be true that no city commissioner would dare announce that his or her agency needed a major budget boost without being in sync with the mayor. Then came Bill Bratton and Bill de Blasio. While insisting he is as close to the mayor as Bert is to Ernie, the NYPD chief told the City Council he needed to expand the force by 1,000 cops (figure $70 million-plus a year), plus he had to get more funding to pay for the enhanced training he’s about to do. In no position to publicly spank his top cop — not when last month was the safest August in recorded NYPD history — de Blasio responded ever so mildly that he’ll decide Bratton’s bucks when the time comes.


Everyone See What They Want From Bratton's General Statements 
NYT Connects Bratton's Call For 1000 More Cops As An Acknowledgement That the Department Needs Changing 
Interpreting Bratton
The New York City police commissioner has acknowledged that the culture of his department needs changing.*  De Blasio finally asks feds for security clearance(NYP)* Eric Garner supporters hold vigil, call for feds to takeover investigation into choking death by NYPD cop (NYDN)
Activists and family members took to the streets of Staten Island demanding justice after the 43-year-old father was killed after an illegal chokehold by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
There’s mutiny afoot at the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the NYPD watchdog group. Board members have launched a not-so-secret effort to oust executive director Tracy Catapano-Fox.Her position has become increasingly at risk in the months since Mayor de Blasio took office promising to shake up the $12.7 million agency, and appointed Richard Emery to replace the chairman who had hired her, Daniel Chu.* Garner Family Attends Birthday Rally on Staten Island (NY1)* City religious leaders including Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Rev. Al Sharpton met Monday to discuss how to strengthen relations between local communities and the cops after the death of Staten Island dad Eric Garner, the Post reports: 
NYPD's second-highest-ranking official is stepping down(NYP) Friday Bratton’s Numbers on Use of Force by New York Police RaiseQuestions (NYT) The data, heralded by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, present a complex picture of the physical interactions on city streets and cast doubt on the way force is recorded by officers.
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@nypmetro @nypost @CommissBratton beginning to realize DEB needs him around to shield him from the lack of respect rank & file have for him
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NYT Detached From NYPD Crisis Looks At Sharpton

A Slimmed-Down Al Sharpton Savors an Expanded Profile(NYT) From an overweight Brooklyn firebrand clad in track suits and draped in medallions, the Rev. Al Sharpton has transformed himself into the White House’s civil rights leader of choice.