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Will New York State Get Soft on Bail Reform?

Will New York State Get Soft on Bail Reform?

The New York state assembly has presented language that impacts bail laws by removing the “least restrictive means” that judges use for bail. Visit for more information The change is led by Gov. Kathy Hochul, opening leadership to the revisions that fall under a $227 billion budget. The language was revealed by Politico, showing […]

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces New Agreement On Marijuana Legalization

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According to a report from the New York Post, state officials in the Empire State have agreed to legalize recreational marijuana. Visit for more information The report states that adults 21 years of age and older will be allowed to possess up to three ounces of marijuana for personal use. Additionally, “Recreational stoners could […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gets Tested for COVID-19 on Live TV

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Everyone seems to love New York’s governor because of his “tell it like it is” disposition and seemingly political transparency. People are going to love him even more now that he went on live television to demonstrate for nervous citizens afraid to actually get tested for the potentially deadly coronavirus disease. Visit for more […]

Non-Essential New York Workers Ordered to Stay Home by Gov. Cuomo


The coronavirus-related restrictions in New York state have been expanded by Governor Andrew Cuomo. All non-essential business employees are to stay home in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Visit for more information “When I talk about the most drastic action we can take — this is the most drastic action […]

Harvey Weinstein to Get Transferred From Rikers Island to New York State Prison

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It hasn’t even been a month since Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison and he’s moved around more than a cranky baby. Visit for more information He was admitted to Bellevue Hospital because his blood pressure spiked, but was shortly discharged and went back to Rikers Island. After two days, he […]

It Just Got Real… #CORONAVIRUS… New York Declares State of Emergency

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has just declared that because of the coronavirus the entire state is now in State of Emergency. As of Saturday, March 7th at 1:30 pm, there were 76 cases of the dread virus and the surge is expected to continue. Visit for more information While the increased […]

New York State Deconstructs Private Prisons; Becomes First State To Make Move

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According to, in 2016 there were 128,063 people incarcerated in private prisons in the United States. This totals up to 8.5% of the total federal and state prison population in the nation. Over the last two decades, this number has increased over 50% and most of those people are Black and Brown.  It is […]

New York Lawmakers Want to Put In Place ‘Junior’s Law’ For Small Business To Be Safe Havens For Minors

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Following the shocking murder of Bronx teenager Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz outside a bodega, politicians have introduced legislation that will require small businesses to protect young children in their community. Visit for more information After the murder, lawmakers want to be sure small businesses are a safe haven for minors who may be under attack or […]

NY State Minimum Wage Increase To Take Effect Immediately

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that three minimum wage increases in NY state will take effect today[December 31] in three employment fields; fast food workers, tipped positions and all other businesses will receive a wage increase effective immediately. “No one who works full time should ever be condemned to a life of poverty,” Visit […]