Tag: Michael Bloomberg

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Obama laments shooting as gun debate has gone cold

President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) by Nedra PicklerAssocitaed Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.

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NYC mayor lambastes stop-and-frisk ruling

Nicholas Peart, Lilat Clarkson, Leroy Downes, Devin Almonar and David Ourlicht, left to right, plaintiffs in the stop and frisk case, pose for a photo after a news conferece at the Center for Constitutional Rights, in New York, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) by Colleen Long Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge’s stinging rebuke of the police department’s stop-and-frisk policy as discriminatory could usher in a return to the days of high violent crime rates and end New York’s tenure as “America’s safest big city,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned.

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Trial over NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic set to begin

SILENT MARCH–In this June 17, 2012 photo, demonstrators hold signs during a silent march in New York to end the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) by Colleen Long Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street is facing its biggest legal challenge this week with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.

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C. Everett Koop, 'rock star' surgeon general, dies

DEAD AT 96–In this Oct. 1, 1993 file photo, former Surgeon Genera C. Everett Koop, left, sits with then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during a meeting with more than 100 prominent doctors in the White House in Washington. (AP Photo, File) by Connie Cass Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation’s doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.

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Obama support for gun control has roots in Chicago

ADDRESSING STUDENTS–President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Hyde Park Academy on Feb. 15, in Chicago. Obama is traveling to promote the economic and educational plan he laid out in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) By Darlene Superville Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings — a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.