Daniel Prude death prompts New York AG to announce new police body camera policy

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Sunday that her office will proactively release police body-camera footage in light of Daniel Prude’s fatal encounter with Rochester police officers and the subsequent protests that broke out more than five months later when the video of the incident was finally made public. Speaking in Rochester, James announced […]

New York mass shooting: '16 people shot’ as major incident declared in Rochester

It has been reported that someone opened fire at a backyard party in Rochester in upstate New York. No arrests were immediately made. The incident began just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Several people at the party called 911 to report the shooting. When police arrived around 100 people were gathering outside. Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons […]

'1776 Unites' releases Black history curriculum to counter New York Times' 1619 Project

1776 Unites, a group that says it wants to “shape the American future by drawing on the best of its past,” released its first curriculum program this week in part to counter the New York Times’ 1619 Project. The curriculum, developed by civil rights leader Bob Woodson and American Enterprise Institute scholar Ian Rowe, offers […]

New York college professor 'reassigned' after telling students to not vote for Trump

A professor at a New York college has been reassigned pending an investigation into a video recorded during one of her lectures in which she encouraged her students not to vote for President Trump in the November election. Newsday identified the professor as Janet Gulla, who teaches women’s studies at Suffolk County Community College in […]

New York City's spring lockdown cut coronavirus transmission 70%: study

New York City’s spring lockdown reduced transmission of COVID-19 by about 70%, according to a new report. In a study conducted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, scientists found that consistency with mask-wearing would have curbed the spread even further. By using data […]

New York student arrested for attending high school class protests coronavirus restrictions

A New York teen picketed his high school on Monday after being arrested on school grounds last week following his suspension for attending in-person classes on his designated remote learning day. Maverick Stow, 17, is protesting the coronavirus regulations in place at William Floyd High School in Mastic, N.Y. He was across the street from the school on Monday morning with signs with messages […]

New York school under fire for cartoon comparing cops to KKK and slave owners

A school in New York is under fire after a high-school teacher handed out a Black Lives Matter protest image comparing police with slave owners and the Ku Klux Klan, according to a report. “My daughter showed me the paper. I said, `What is this?! You’ve got to be kidding me!’ ” said Westlake High […]

Naomi Osaka produces incredible comeback to win US Open over Victoria Azarenka in New York

Naomi Osaka put in a sensational performance as she came from behind to beat Victoria Azarenka to win the US Open on Saturday night. Osaka won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at Flushing Meadows, and was full of praise for Azarenka afterwards.  Osaka had a nightmare start in New York as she dropped the first set in brutal fashion. She […]

Tons of cocaine bound for New York City intercepted off Mexico

The Mexican Navy intercepted more than three tons of cocaine before it reached its final destination – the streets of New York City, according to a report. Sailors seized the cocaine as it was being smuggled aboard a Go-Fast boat headed north in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Quintana Roo in Mexico, Fox […]

New York students set up class in school parking lot to protest budget cuts

High school seniors in Lansingburgh, N.Y., set up class in a school parking lot Thursday to protest state budget cuts and school reopening modifications, according to WRGB. The protest comes after New York cut 20% of school funding across the state, which led some school districts, including the Lansingburgh Central School District, to change reopening plans. Students in grades 3-12 who […]