New York must fix four problems with the state’s election process before November, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union — problems that the organization claims were predictable, yet “plagued” voters during the 2020 primary elections.
Plaintiffs groups are dismayed by a federal court decision that declines ordering an investigation into whether the New York Police Department’s social distancing and curfew enforcement practices have been racially discriminatory.
A majority of New Yorkers believe the recent killings of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks a part of a broader pattern of “excessive police violence toward Black people,” and not “isolated instances,” according to a new poll conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, which also found that almost half of Black New Yorkers feel less safe with they see a police officer, a majority of all New Yorkers support the national demonstrations and more than 80 percent support policing reforms. Additionally, the poll found that Gov. Cuomo remains popular with New Yorkers, who are still more concerned with the health risks of reopening too quickly than with economic complications caused by opening more slowly.
New York’s new Women's Corporate Leadership Academy, created to help women prepare for and obtain executive and board positions across New York state, is now accepting applications for its first inaugural class this fall.
The governor has issued an executive order recognizing June 19 as a holiday for state employees, and will advance legislation to make the day — which commemorates the date that slaves in Texas found out that they had been emancipated — an official state holiday.
The governor has signed two more policing reform bills passed by the state Legislature last week — one requiring all New York State Police officers to wear body cameras while on patrol and another creating the Law Enforcement Misconduct Investigative Office.
Gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed in regions that have reached phase three of New York’s four-phase reopening plan and two more regions are set to enter phase three this week, as hospitalizations and deaths due to coronavirus continue to drop.
The new shared bicycle and pedestrian path on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge was officially opened Monday, providing an environmentally friendly new connection for families, runners, cyclists, walkers and commuters to travel between Westchester and Rockland counties.
The governor has signed three more policing reform bills passed by the state Legislature last week — requiring state and local law enforcement officers to report within six hours when they discharge their weapon; requiring courts to compile and publish racial and other demographic data of all low-level offenses; and requiring police officers to provide medical and mental health attention to individuals in custody.