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Albany and City Hall Roundup: Arrests, Livery Cabs, Casinos, Soda

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg outside City Hall, on September 22, 2010. (Azi Paybarah / wnyc)

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang and Capital New York political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the Cuomo administration's decision to put pressure on the NYPD stop and frisk policy; the collapse of the Queens casino deal; livery cab bill latest; and the fallout from Mayor Bloomberg's war on big soda.

Guests:

Ailsa Chang and Azi Paybarah

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Comments [6]

kpl from NYC

Why is this scourge (CASINOS-gambling) being pushed on New Yorkers? Did we not have a referendum a few years back and New Yorkers voted (and won) not to allow casinos in OUR NYS. Where do they get the nerve to advertise in media that they are responsible for keeping our schools open and teachers paid? Is this the message we want to deliver to our students and teachers? Yes, New York needs jobs but not CASINO jobs. Casinos are robbing us. In our wonderful State, with our wealth, with our best schools and universities, with our well-trained graduates (in business, in engineering, in education, in the medical field), all taxpayers, can we not come up with decent JOBS JOBS for our people? NO CASINOS!!

Sep. 19 2012 10:37 AM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Azi, slow down and take a moment to catch your breath.

Jun. 05 2012 10:30 AM
Jennifer from Westchester

Why don't we lift the prohibition on marijuana and get rid of the criminal aspect of it at this poin? This Cuomo law should make all the South American leaders who are requesting us to legalize angry that this is making comsumption more leniant, but the distribution a serious crime. We could tax it and recoupe god knows how much money we spend on drug law enforcement. Look at the horrible gang violence caused. Doesn't anyone remember how that was all relieved after alcohol prohibition was lifted???

Jun. 05 2012 10:18 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Blacks and Latinos don't smoke pot more than anyone else. So there's some virtue to this. But it does not address the violations of stop and frisk for walking while black and/or Latino.

Jun. 05 2012 10:15 AM

I hope that the class action lawsuits continues. There should be a gender discrimination component too - did any stop and frisks involve women?

All the stop&frisks were about filling up the DNA database.

Jun. 05 2012 10:11 AM
Max from Schwenksville

Now this may be obvious, but they ticket you and take away your pot right?

Jun. 05 2012 10:11 AM

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