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About a year after the 2009 Rick Santelli rant that helped trigger the rise of the Tea Party, a reporter from a national newspaper called and asked what I thought “Rules for Radicals” author Saul Alinsky would have said if he’d been told that many of the organizing tools and concepts promoted by Alinsky had been studied and applied by Tea Party leaders.
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Michael Gecan
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Brooklyn leaders want NYPD to put lock on Glock to stop flow of illegal guns

Church leaders and parishioners packed the St Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York Thursday night not only to gather and pray but also as a call to action. The religious network East Brooklyn Congregations made a list of demands for their invited guest, Police Commissioner James O'Neil.
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Jeanine Ramirez
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Friday, July 28, 2017
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The true toughness Jeff Sessions must show

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sending a message to America: He’s going to be tough on crime. To those so us who live, work and pastor in the killing fields of Baltimore, or Cleveland or Chicago, or the former killing fields of the South Bronx or East Brooklyn, that could be good news. We’ll see.
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Rev. David K. Brawley, Bishop Douglas Miles, Michael Gecan
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

NYPD Commissioner tries to ease fears of pro-immigrant crowd at packed Bronx church

THE BRONX –– More than 600 people from South Bronx churches packed Immaculate Conception Church with one goal in mind: to ask the police commissioner to make sure this community of immigrants is safe for everyone, regardless of immigration status. "I am the grandson of immigrants," NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill told the crowd. "I understand diversity. We are a majority minority police department. That's what it takes to keep this city safe."
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Magee Hickey
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
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More than 600 Bronx church leaders meet with NYPD

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Hundreds packed the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Sunday afternoon for a meeting with NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.
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Lucy Yang
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
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NYCHA launches Mold Busters team to combat moisture and growth in its developments

If there’s something strange in your NYCHA home, who you gonna call? Obviously, Mold Busters! The New York City Housing Authority will announce on Monday the launch of a pilot program to abate pervasive mold from its aging buildings. Under the program — dubbed Mold Busters — workers will be equipped with special meters to monitor moisture in apartments and accurately target the cause of the mold.
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Greg B. Smith
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
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A Priest’s Legacy: Blessing His Flock, and Organizing It

Soft light shone upon the body of the Rev. Neil Connolly, which lay in repose under the dome of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A procession of mourners — nuns, priests, family and friends — made their way up the aisle, hugging one another as they approached his open coffin, stopped and prayed, then gently touched his pristine robe as a final goodbye.
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David Gonzalez
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Sunday, April 9, 2017
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Interfaith outrage on housing and special ed

The New York City Housing Authority and Department of Education came under sharp criticism Sunday at a Manhattan Together assembly held at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church attended by around 500 people. Seated in the audience at the church, at 103 Pitt St., were representatives of various community organizations, churches, synagogues and mosques, and a large turnout of public housing residents, parents and immigrants. The keynote speaker at the afternoon session was City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
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LESLEY SUSSMAN
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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EXLCUSIVE: Scott Stringer, parents urge Education Dept. to fix online system they say deprives special needs students

City Controller Scott Stringer and New York parents are calling for a fix to a flawed Education Department computer system blamed for ruining the educations of kids with special needs.
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Ben Chapman
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
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Comptroller Scott Stringer Calls On Department Of Education To Fix Special Education Data System

Activist groups now have the support of city Comptroller Scott Stringer in their fight for special needs children. He spoke Sunday to a meeting of Manhattan Together to talk about the Department of Education’s Special Education Student Information System (SESIS) program, which is supposed to help special needs students but has cost the department on overtime and Medicaid reimbursements, which are supposed to be used for the services the DOE provides.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
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New commanding officer named at 40th Precinct

Former Queens precinct leader succeeds Carlos Valdez For the third time in just over two years, there is new leadership in the 40th Precinct.
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Joe Hirsch
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Area churches take to the streets

Parishioners fed up with high crime, NYCHA inaction, march for change Some 250 parishioners from local churches marched in Melrose last Sunday, to draw attention to two lingering issues that they say continue to erode the area’s quality of life: rising crime and dangerously unhealthy conditions in public housing.
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Samali Bikangaga
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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News Hundreds join together to end violence in Melrose

Hundreds of South Bronx church members marched to end violence in Melrose on Sunday. Participants who marched in the Feast of the Mother of Perpetual Help say they are not happy with safety and housing conditions in Melrose and are demanding change.
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
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White House wants to make it easier for law enforcement to use ‘smart guns’

The White House issued a set of recommendations Friday aimed at curbing the illegal use of firearms by making it easier for federal, state and local agencies to purchase “smart guns” that would function only in the hands of specified users. The measures include a proposed rule that would allow the Social Security Administration to report beneficiaries with mental health problems to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
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Juliet Eilperin and Michael S. Rosenwald
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Friday, April 29, 2016
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After 41 SESIS errors over two hours, a special-ed teacher joins a push for reform

When her son was in pre-kindergarten, Tiffany Zerges asked the city to find out whether he had a disability and to come up with a plan to serve him. “Although by law we were allowed a response to our request within 60 days,” Zerges said at a special-education forum this week, “60 days came and went, then 90, then 120 days.”
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Patrick Wall
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Fariña’s confession: The Department of Education admits it has miles to go to fix special education

Speaking to Chancellor Carmen Fariña at two Daily News forums almost a year ago, parent after parent reported that schools had failed to deliver special education services for their children or had come through only after months of effort.
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Editorial
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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Parents and educators call on de Blasio to improve services for disabled students

More than 300 parents, educators, and activists called on Mayor de Blasio to improve services for disabled city students at a Monday night rally at Town and Village Synagogue in Manhattan.
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Ben Chapman
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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Juntan fuerzas por los estudiantes de educación especial en NYC

Hace 15 días, un estudio del Departamento de Educación evidenció que 40% de los estudiantes con necesidades especiales en el sistema educativo de la Ciudad de Nueva York nunca recibe los beneficios de los programas a su disposición. ¿Por qué? Organizaciones comunitarias, padres y maestros tienen la respuesta.
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Zaira Cortés
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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Cuomo and de Blasio can team up for kids

Two recent reports shed light on tangible progress and daunting problems in our city’s schools — and point the way for joint action by Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo. Can the state’s two most powerful leaders manage to work together for the good of kids?
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Rev. David K. Brawley, Rabbi David Adelson
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Saturday, March 5, 2016
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Turning vacant lots into affordable homes

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent report that identified 1,130 vacant and city-owned lots is shocking, but all too familiar. Every empty lot represents a missed opportunity for the city to build more desperately needed affordable housing. What’s more, building on vacant sites means that no residents need to be displaced in the process, nor is there a need for the kind of complicated and controversial trade-offs that have mired Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed housing plan in a heated debate with housing advocates and community boards.
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Rev. David K. Brawley and Father Francis Skelly
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Monday, February 22, 2016
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Gun ex-con used to shoot two cops in Bronx was purchased in Tennessee by different man, who listed fake address

The gun used by an ex-con to shoot two cops in the Bronx was purchased in Tennessee by a different man who said he lived there but was later found to be living in the Bronx, police sources said Friday.
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Rocco Parascandola
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Friday, February 5, 2016
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Top pols urge Mayor de Blasio to invest city’s money in smart guns for the NYPD

Two top pols want to see NYPD cops carrying smart guns. Controller Scott Stringer and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pushed Mayor de Blasio Monday to use the city’s purchasing power to push gun manufacturers to make smart guns, ordering up a weapon to put on the NYPD’s approved firearms list.
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Erin Durkin
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Monday, January 11, 2016
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Stringer and Jeffries Call on NYPD to Invest in ‘Smart Guns’

Comptroller Scott Stringer and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries urged City Hall today to add so-called “smart guns” to the list of approved weapons for NYPD officers—which they said would spur gun manufacturers to finally develop better safety technology to meet the demand.
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Jillian Jorgensen and Will Bredderman
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Monday, January 11, 2016
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Stringer: City Should Demand Gun Manufacturers Produce Smart Guns

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday was urging the city to consider demanding gun manufacturers to produce more smart guns. Stringer said that besides the federal government, the New York City is one of the largest gun buyers in the country, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported. Stringer said that the city should use its economic influence to help shift the market into producing more smart guns, which is believed to a safer option for gun use.
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Monday, January 11, 2016
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Jeffries, Stringer push for ‘smart guns’ for NYPD

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to use the city’s purchasing power to push gun manufacturers to create high-tech “smart guns” for the NYPD.
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Mary Frost
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer's Smart Gun Rally

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Monday, January 11, 2016
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How Obama's edict will resurrect smart guns

For two decades, smart gun technology has advanced in fits and starts as wary investors kept purse strings tight and gun rights proponents at times fought its uptake. President Barack Obama's impassioned speech this week on gun control, however, could give the smart gun industry a boost; he called for smart gun R&D funding and opened up the U.S. government as a potential market for its adoption.
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Lucas Mearian
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Friday, January 8, 2016
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‘Smart Guns’ That Can Only Be Fired By Their Rightful Owners Might Hit U.S. Stores Soon

“Smart guns” have technology that can recognize the fingerprint or grip of an authorized owner and guarantee that they’re the only person able to fire weapon. They’ve been around for a while, but haven’t been made commercially available in the U.S. due to opposition from gun advocates. Now, though, that might be about to change — thanks to Obama’s recent executive actions on guns. “If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?” Obama asked during the heartfelt speech in which he laid out his new gun policies on Tuesday (Jan. 5). “If there’s an app that can help us find a missing tablet … there’s no reason we can’t do it with a stolen gun. If a child can’t open a bottle of aspirin, we should make sure that they can’t pull a trigger on a gun.”
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Kristina Marusic
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Friday, January 8, 2016
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Barack Obama can save lives with push for 'smart guns'

Among President Obama's actions this week on guns, the most far-reaching may be the brief memorandum he sent to the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security. These are the three largest gun-purchasing agencies in the U.S. government. Each has a substantial research budget. The President's memo directs them to research "smart guns" and other gun-safety technologies, and to purchase these technologies as appropriate.
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Joe Morris
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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Bill breaks the mold at NYCHA

Ho, hum, a judge imposed a special master on Mayor de Blasio in the hope of preventing one of his agencies from further damaging New Yorkers’ health. Ho, hum, the agency is the New York City Housing Authority, which the mayor had vowed to reform as a top priority.
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Editorial
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
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