Ailsa Chang

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Legislators Say 2011 Gay Marriage Campaign Has Been A Very Different Ride From 2009

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For state Senator Tom Duane of Manhattan, who steered efforts in 2009 to get same-sex marriage passed in New York only to see the measure doomed, it’s almost too good to be true how close New York State is to getting gay marriage legalized this week. 

“I have post-traumatic trust disorder,” said Duane with a smile.

But Duane said the same-sex marriage campaign in 2011 has been different from the 2009 efforts for several reasons. He’s out of the spotlight this time around, and in his place is a governor whom Democratic senators and gay rights activists say has the clout and likability to get the votes to pass the bill. Duane said Andrew Cuomo has been able to connect with individual senators in a way that his predecessor, David Paterson, never could.

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Five GOP Senators Who Could Decide Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

As momentum builds for a vote on gay marriage in the final week of the legislative session, five GOP state Senators are considering a yes vote.  Four formerly undecided senators — th...

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Manhattan DA: Proposed Domestic Violence Law 'Will Save Lives'

Friday, June 03, 2011

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance called on state legislators Friday to pass a bill that would make domestic violence a felony on the second arrest in an effort to help deter attacks.

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Police, Firefighters Among 15 Arrested in City Gambling Ring Crackdown

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A city police detective, two firefighters and a funeral director nicknamed "The Undertaker" were among 15 people arrested early Thursday in connection to a high-stakes gambling ring on Staten Island.

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NYPD Stop-and-Frisks Spike During First Three Months of 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stop-and-frisks performed by members of the New York Police Department have hit the highest quarterly total on record, according to new numbers released by the department.

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Lawsuit Alleges Cops Illegally Stop-and-Frisk Livery Car Passengers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and police department for conducting allegedly illegal stop-and-frisks of passengers riding in livery cars.

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New Bill Would Decriminalize Some Cases of Marijuana Possession

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

State legislators have introduced a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view. The bill comes on the heels of a WNYC investigation about alleged i...

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Prosecutors Conclude Closing Arguments in NYPD Rape Trial

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A victim whose memory is at time shaky and lack of physical evidence is not proof enough that a rape did not occur, prosecutors said Tuesday during closing arguments in the trial of two New York City police officers charged with raping a woman in her East Village apartment.

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Defense Concludes Closing Arguments in NYPD Rape Trial

Monday, May 16, 2011

The defense finished closing arguments Monday in the trial of two New York City police officers accused of raping an East Village woman in December 2008. In his last chance to speak to the jury, the lawyer for Officer Franklin Mata likened the prosecution's rape case against his client to a "bunch of fluff."

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Lawyer for Police Officer Accused of Rape Gets in His Last Words

Friday, May 13, 2011

Closing arguments have begun in the trial of Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, who were charged with raping an intoxicated East Village woman in December 2008 after helping her into her apartment.

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Closing Arguments Begin in NYPD Officers' Rape Trial

Friday, May 13, 2011

Closing arguments are underway in the trial of two NYPD police officers charged with the rape of an East Village woman they were summoned to help.

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NYPD Officer Accused of Rape Says He Doesn’t 'Kiss and Tell'

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A New York City police officer accused of raping a woman in her East Village apartment testified Wednesday that he never told anyone about the sexual advances she allegedly made toward him because he wanted to be respectful.

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NYPD Officer in Rape Trial Says He Was Trying to Appease Accuser

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A New York City police officer charged with raping a woman in her apartment told jurors Tuesday he was only trying to calm the alleged victim down when she secretly recorded him disclosing he had used a condom.

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City Rail Systems Are Safe Despite Security Breaches, Officials Say

Monday, May 09, 2011

The city's public rail systems are safe despite two security breaches in the tunnels this weekend — including one incident in which four men infiltrated the Second Avenue subway and a second in which a man entered a PATH train tunnel at the World Trade Center and walked to New Jersey, authorities said Monday.

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Religious Leaders Expect 2011 Battle Against Gay Marriage To Be Tougher

Friday, May 06, 2011

Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish leaders are intensifying efforts to block legalization of gay marriage in Albany this summer. They say gay marriage may be harder to defeat in 2011 than it was in 2009.

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Religious Leaders Expect 2011 Battle Against Gay Marriage To Be Tougher

Friday, May 06, 2011

Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish leaders are intensifying efforts to block legalization of gay marriage in Albany this summer.  Religious leaders say gay marriage may be harder to defeat in 2011 than it was in 2009.

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Bill and Chelsea Clinton Team Up to Support Gay Marriage

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are the latest high-profile names urging New York lawmakers to legalize gay marriage. 

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Reactions from Times Square to Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ailsa Chang, reporter for our flagship station WNYC, talks to us about what the scene is like in Times Square this morning, following the news that U.S. forces have killed Osama Bin Laden. 

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Business Leaders Appeal to Albany to Pass Gay Marriage

Friday, April 29, 2011

Well-known business leaders in New York sent a letter Thursday night to Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders in support of gay marriage. The plea arrived just as the governor and gay rights advocates prepare a strong push for legislation this spring.

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City Council Eases Alternate Side Parking Rules

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The City Council has voted to give New Yorkers a tiny break from alternate side parking rules.

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