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Justice Department labels New York, Portland and Seattle as 'anarchy' jurisdictions
"The Justice Department tow id'ing New York City, Portland, Oregon and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Trump that sought to identify the localities that permit quote, anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities. But government officials and prosecutors say he can't do that. And he's only playing to his base. New York Attorney General Letitia James on the decision to label New York City on anarchy jurisdiction. The federal government cannot issue orders to the city and or any state. It's incompatible with the principle of dual sovereignty is nothing more than a distraction. Away from the fact that 200,000 individuals have lost their lives as a result of culture in 19. It's as a result of the failure of this administration President Trump in particular to lead this nation and to heal the divide and breach. And the fact is is that there are millions of individuals who are unemployed. Right now. Right now is the result of this covert 19 and again no leadership from the top. It's important that individuals understand that this president is doing nothing more than saber rattling, rattling to his base. I'm using words and phrases. That, unfortunately, um, are filled with racial overtones, couched and baked and racial overtones and appealing to his base. James, making the comments to CNN going on to say her offices attempted to work with the Trump administration on enforcing gun laws. But the administration was uninterested. She says she'll wait to sue over the threat because she doesn't think it's serious. It comes as President Trump is cast cities run by Democratic mayors is under siege by violence and lawlessness.
Daniel Prude's death prompts New York attorney general to change policy on police bodycam footage
"Regarding releasing police body camera footage in New York state or changing in the wake of the death of a black man in police custody in Rochester, more from correspondent line of buoys major changes to how police body cam footage will be released following the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York, Starting immediately. Thie Office of Attorney general will now be proactively releasing video footage. To the public on our own. We will no longer wait for local authorities to determine when videos should be made available to the public. New York State Attorney General Letitia James making that announcement after meeting with parents family on what would have been his 42nd birthday. Prue died in March. But body camera footage wasn't seen by city officials until August. This. James also said protesters who believe they have witnessed police brutality should contact her office is Civil Rights Bureau and reported
"letitia james" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Been up to the discretion of local authorities. This process has caused confusion delays and has hampered transparency in a system that should be as open as possible. Letitia James says the new policy was prompted by release of video in the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester. Crewed. A black man died several days after police put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the pavement on March 23rd. There have been nightly protests since his family released video of the fatal encounter. Earlier this month. Video of the incident was not released for nearly six months. A new poll finds Joe Biden and President Trump are inching closer together is the November election approaches. CBS News has released a new battleground tracker Poll of Florida and Texas. Jennifer Do Pinto is the CBS News deputy director of surveys. She has details on the poll's findings regarding the Corona virus. The Corona virus still weighs on the president in both Texas and Florida. Those who say the virus is a major factor in their vote are backing Biden and blame the administration from making the outbreak worse. These voters also think the president downplay the seriousness of the virus for political reasons not to avoid panicking the public. Biden continues his small lead in Florida, with the president gaining more support from white voters in the past month. A poll was finished before the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, prompting a battle for the Supreme Court vacancy that could sway the numbers before the election. 9 55 traffic.
Rochester cops clear Daniel Prude protesters from city hall
"New York's Attorney General says she released police body cam video early and not wait for local departments to avoid what happened in Rochester with the death of Daniel proved Letitia James says she was outraged when she saw the video of the naked crude with a spit hood over his head in police custody and says her office will no longer wait for local authorities to determine when video should be made public up until now the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities but this process has caused confusion delays and has hampered transparency in the system that should be as open as possible James said she can't comment on the grand jury investigation into his death as it's on going there have been nightly protests in Rochester since the video was made public Julie Walker New York
New York grand jury to investigate death of Daniel Prude
"General has moved to impanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude whose death at the hands of police mark Nightly protests in Rochester, New York, and also calls for reform. Attorney General Letitia James says the grand jury will be part of an exhaustive investigation.
New York Attorney General to select a grand jury for the death of Daniel Prude
"New York's attorney general, has moved to impanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude whose death at the hands of Rochester police has sparked nightly protests and calls for reform in that city. Attorney General Letitia James says in a statement. The grand jury will be part of an exhaustive investigation proves death after his brother called for help for his erratic behaviour in March, has roiled New York's third largest city since video of the encounter was made public earlier this week.
"letitia james" Discussed on KOMO
"Coming up at 1 54. Taking a look at the forecast Sunshine today highs in the mid seventies lows overnight in the mid fifties and sunshine continues over the next couple of days. Stay connected. Stay informed the Northwest's only 24 hour news station Coma news 1000 FM, 97 7. Good afternoon. 1 46 on Jeff Pooja Love Bill O'Neill is at the editor's desk. Here's what we're following the family of Jacob Blake and their attorney are addressing the police shooting that has led to violent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They're speaking at this hour. Blake is in stable condition after being shot in the back as he tried to get into his vehicle. Meanwhile, Texasgovernor Greg Abbott says the southeast in eastern portions of the Lone Star State need to be ready for Hurricane Laura Abbott says extremely powerful winds are expected to hit parts of the state when Laura makes landfall on Thursday. Mandatory evacuations have been issued for places, including Galveston. The questions swirling around the Trump Administration car. Excuse me. Trump organization continued to grow with New York State's attorney general, revealing an investigation is under way. Jonathan O'Connell following it for the Washington Post and spoke with Kemosabe, Bill O'Neill. Jonathan, What do we know about the questions being asked now, by Letitia James. Well, we know she has been looking at the Trump Organization, the president's business for about a year and a half now. Which was disclosed yesterday. We know that she's looking in particular at the way the company has evaluated its properties, sometimes to banks and then sometimes tax assessors. And she's been looking at the discrepancies between evaluations. Now what has been the response from the Trump Organization or the White House itself? To this point? Well, the division considers what James is doing really politically motivated. They pointed to a couple of times when she campaigned become attorney general. In which she said, you know she's coming after the president, she said. At one point, she didn't seem like she considered his election legitimate. And they see that she, you know, disclosed this on Monday at the start of the RNC, and they don't think that that timing is By chance. And, of course, Letitia James is an attorney general who is not afraid to take on some of the bigger names. Remember the array case? Of course, sure than our A. I mean, she obviously, when you're the D A in New York State, you have Wall Street there. Um, you have now you have the president's company, and they print in Trump Tower Venera. So she Yeah, she's pretty quickly made a name for herself. She came out of the blue. I mean, obviously. We're doing this for 18 months really? Pretty quietly until the disclosure yesterday. Um means that she's been taking them for quite a while. Now we have the disclosure of the investigation with any concrete findings to this point. No, In fact, we don't even have a name. She has not announced a lawsuit against the company yet, which I think would be a natural. Next step here. Um we don't know when and if that will happen. But clearly right now with the discussion is and what the disclosure yesterday is about is about why the company has not provided the attorney general's office information that she says she needs to complete her inquiry. You know, there's some documents of the company has provided for their other documents that the company has not Eric Trump, the president's son, who's running. The company has declined to sit for an interview. So she is asking a judge to step in and Actually require the company in part to participate in her inquiry. Now, of course, this could take some time. One of the chances that this extends beyond election Day regardless of the result. Oh, boy, These are really tough question is pretty lady right now, Right? It's August 26. The elections. I think 69 70 days away. It's hard and I mean, I think it's possible that more information comes out about the president's business before. The election idea from this or may be through with the Manhattan D A. S. Vance is doing but I think it's unlikely you could be any kind of like real, you know, conclusion or Settlement case before that, it's not impossible. But I think unlikely. That's Jonathan O'Connell read more online at washingtonpost dot com and that's almost kill O'Neill. Come on news time. 1 50.
Egg producer accused of quadrupling prices amid pandemic
"Pending against one of the country's largest egg producers. York Attorney General Letitia James charges the egg producer illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, Charging up to four times more per carton. James claims that in March and April Hillandale Farms Price college, more than four million cartons of eggs sold a grocery store chains, US military facilities and wholesale food distributors. The lawsuit seeks restitution for consumers. The lawsuit alleges that Rices did not reflect increased costs, but higher consumer demand during the pandemic. John Scott reporting
Egg producer accused of quadrupling prices amid pandemic
"Theater Knee general of New York charges that one of the country's largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic head charging up to four times more per carton. Letitia James claims that in March and April, Hillandale farms price gouged more than four million cartons of eggs sold in grocery store chains, US military facilities and wholesale food distributors. The lawsuit being filed this seeking restitution for
New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"
"Here's the specs. The yacht is called illusions at first was I thought it was called the illusion or illusions. It's just called illusions talking heads. It's one hundred and eight feet long. It has a false staff also chef. It has four state rooms I think stay room in this context means bedroom. But I'm not sure whatever they are. Whatever state rooms are illusions has four of them. Illusions is a big enough boat that it comes with other boats and vehicles that ride on top of it. It comes with two jet skis and sixteen foot long jetboat. It's boat that comes with the boat. I do not know my way around a yacht. I do own a row boat but I don't know anything about you. Know the makings of a good state room if I laid down in one for a nautical nap. But I'll tell you for news purposes. You should know that boats that make the news they tend to have a paper trail online, and so I think this might be the boat in question. This might be illusions when you google illusions yacht at least this is the bad boy that pops up and it does have the the hike embedded jet skis and the vote and the fancy bedrooms and all the rest of it. The reason I went on a very pleasurable Internet. Deep dive for this today. Is that some good ship illusions some yacht of that name. has now been cited as evidence in a long long long long list of allegations of fraud and multimillion dollar self-dealing at the NRA at the national, Rifle Association in a lawsuit that was filed today by New York Attorney. General Letitia James The NRA as an organization is chartered in New York. It has been chartered in New York for well over one hundred years. As a New York institution as a New York charitable institution, it has to follow the rules and laws for nonprofits operating in New York. And according to the Attorney General's lawsuit, the longtime president of the NRA Wayne Lapierre often stayed on the illusions yacht without paying for it. Those trips were present from one of the NRA's vendors with Mr Lapierre getting the US you know the chef and the jet skis and presumably all four state rooms for free. What he didn't do was disclose his acceptance of what The New York ag alleges was this very, very expensive gift on the NRA's financial disclosures in that is something that is required by New York state. Law. From the lawsuit quote Mr Peres testimony to the attorney general he said that the reason he failed to disclose the use of the was for security reasons and because he considered the to have been used for legitimate. A legitimate business per best. But wait there's more according to the New York Attorney General Wayne Lapierre spent five hundred thousand dollars of the NRA's money. That's NRA donors right are members providing money to the NRA for its purpose is a nonprofit instead. Up here is taking a half million dollars of that money to spend specifically on private airplane flights to the Bahamas and back for his family at least eight times over just the last three years. The Attorney General says he spent more than thirteen million dollars of the NRA's money on a private travel consultant arranging additional private flights in luxury cars for him and his family. Over the last six years there was also at least one African Safari for Wayne Lapierre and his wife which the says they improperly accepted from another NRA vendor. The AG. Ticks off lots of fancy Christmas gifts for law peers, friends, and family and golf club membership fees and a twelve thousand dollars hotel bill at the four seasons not for weighing up here but for his niece. Over the course of four years, the lawsuit alleges that Wayne Lapierre was reimbursed for more than a million dollars worth of personal expenses straight out of the NRA's coffers. So. Your uncle with the NRA sticker on the back of his pickup. decided to put up there because it shows that he's an NRA member do-or-die he's been dutifully giving them their money. He's been like putting. Lapierre's niece up in the four seasons and flying Wayne in his family back and forth at the Bahamas. That membership money's been going to. The lawsuit filed today is over one hundred, fifty pages. The New York Attorney General Letitia James sets out in fairly stunning detail her case for how the president of the NRA and several of his top lieutenants drained more than sixty four, million dollars out of the NRA for their own personal gain over a very short period of time just over a period of a few years.
New York attorney general files lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association
"Their own pockets. For years, the diverted millions and millions of dollars away from its charitable mission for personal use by senior leadership to award contracts to the financial gain of close associates and family. It appeared to Dole out lucrative. No show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty. Thiss lawsuit specifically charges the array as a whole. In addition to four individual defendants, one first individual longtime executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who has been the face Of the way for decades to former treasurer and chief financial Officer Wilson Woody Phillips, three former chief of staff in the executive director of operations Joshua Powell, and four corporate secretary in general counsel John Fraser. These individuals in the area are charged with failing to manage the NRA's funds and failing to follow numerous state and federal laws, which contributed to the loss of more than $64 million in just three years. Letitia James is the New York state attorney general. Shortly after the New York lawsuit was announced, the attorney general of Washington, D. C. Filing a similar complaint against the foundation, which is the groups A D. C based terrible organization. Also on allegations of misusing charitable funds on Twitter. The NRA is calling today's lawsuit a baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms It fights to defend. The president also tweeting about it today and making these comments at the White House Before heading to Ohio. I just heard about that. That is a very terrible thing that just happened. I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. And I told him that for a long time I think they should move to Texas. Texas would be a great place for to another state off they're using, But I would say that Texas would be a great place in an appropriate place for the NRA has been going on for a long time. They've been absolutely decimated by the cost of that lawsuit on. It's very sad, but I would suggest that that's what they should be doing from those comments from the president and one of the note from the NRA, which says the organization quote will not shrink from this fight. We will confront it and we will prevail in an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network
New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in lawsuit accusing leaders of self-dealing, causing $64 million in losses
"General filing a lawsuit that seeks to dissolve the National Rifle Association. New York Attorney General Letitia James described years of self dealing and illegal conduct that she said made it impossible for the NRA to continue to exist. We are seeking In order to dissolve the NRA in its entirety. Her lawsuit named four current or former and our executives, including CEO Wayne LaPierre, and said they misappropriated $64 million. The area, unfortunately, was serving as a personal piggy bank to four individual defendants. James has spent the last year and 1/2 investigating the NRA, which has denounced her probe as political Aaron Carter Ski ABC NEWS New York
New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"
"Moved to dissolve the after a fraud investigation. The attorney general of New York. This is, according to the the NPR. Took actually Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association following an 18 month investigation. They found evidence of the powerful gun rights group is quote, fraud or front with fraud and abuse. And here is the New York attorney General Letitia James, talking about just this just a few minutes ago. My office filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association. To dissolve the organization in its entirety. Four years of self dealing. And illegal conduct. Violate New York's charities Law. Undermine its own mission. It's clear that the area has been failing to carry out its stated mission for many, many years and instead Is operated as a breeding ground for greed. Abuse. And brazen illegality.
New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA
"New York's Attorney general Letitia James says her office filed a lawsuit against the NRA, eh, She's citing an eight month long, an 18 month long investigation. It concluded their top leaders committed fraud, They diverted millions of dollars into their own personal banking. James pointed specifically to the NRA's leader, Wayne LaPierre, who she says exploited the ray for his family's benefit, spending millions on personal travel and perks. Including trips to the Bahamas in a private jet eight times. In a statement, the NRA called her allegations baseless and a premeditated attack on our organization. And the second Amendment freedoms it fights to
NY Attorney General Lawsuit Seeks to Dissolve National Rifle Association
"The New York attorney general has filed a lawsuit today that seeks to dissolve the National Rifle Association A. B C's Aaron Carter Ski reports New York Attorney General Letitia James described years of self dealing and illegal conduct that she said made it impossible for the NRA to continue to exist. We Are seeking an order. To dissolve the NRA in its entirety. Her lawsuit named four current or former and our executives, including CEO Wayne LaPierre, and said they misappropriated $64 million. The area, unfortunately, was serving as a personal piggy bank to four individual defendants. James has spent the last year and 1/2 investigating the NRA, which has denounced her probe as
New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA
"General Letitia James today filing a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association. James's accusing the pro gun group of illegal conduct by diverting millions meant for the charitable group for the personal use of senior and are a leadership lawsuit targets the NRA and its leaders and seeks to recover tens of Millions of dollars. America
New York attorney general seeks to put the NRA out of business
"New Today. New York's attorney general is suing the NRA, the National Rifle Association trying to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business over allegations that high ranking executives there diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit from the attorney general in New York, Letitia James, follows an 18 month investigation into the Honore, a nonprofit originally chartered in New York. She accuses it stopped leaders of using an array funds for lavish personal trips, contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. The lawsuit calls for the IRA to be dissolved in the removal of the CEO Wayne LaPierre. The suit says the group's leaders have drained $64 million from the nonprofit in just three
"letitia james" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"To use their curbside and their sidewalks to allow outdoor dining as part of our open restaurants initiative you'll be seeing popping up all over the city important thing of course is to do it the right way do it safely but I think from talking to a lot of restaurant owners they know the right way to do what they want to do it the right way we want to honor the customers and the workers but they're ready to come back office buildings in store retail barber shops hair salons car dealers in real estate are also now allowed to operate but the mayor does not believe it will all take place in the blink of an eye so I think it'll be like this they'll be some hesitation first they'll be some watchful waiting we want to make sure it really works people want extra comfortable with that the economy will start to come back and the mayor added the more people see it's working the more people will want to come back rich lam WCBS newsradio eight eighty Nassau County plans to launch phase three Wednesday WCBS says Sophia hall has more on that you could see the excitement on Nassau County executive Laura Curran's faces she announces phase three is set to begin on Wednesday across Long Island but she says there are concerns from business owners forty percent of our businesses said that confidence consumer confidence was their number one worry so we want to do anything we can everything we can to give them the confidence so that they can then that that confidence is contagious give it to their employees into their customer so we can get this economy moving again she says the numbers of cases are continuing to drop across the county and business owner received any violation for not obeying the rules people are using common sense they know what to do I was out and about all weekend and by all everything I saw everyone was doing the right thing we went out for breakfast outside we went out for lunch outside we went for a walk at dinnertime at Jones beach people were practicing social distancing they had their face coverings on Sophia hall WCBS newsradio eight eighty mayor de Blasio is hailing the swift suspension of a police officer who put a suspect in a chokehold yesterday morning the public needs to see that when something is done wrong there are consequences and they are swift and that's what happened here this is the fastest I've ever seen the NYPD acting instance like this and this is what I want to see a lot more in the future I don't want to see the bad incidents I don't want to see the appropriate activity from police but if it ever happens I want to see swift accountability that's what we saw yesterday the officer involved David Afanador was suspended once before in twenty fourteen for allegedly pistol whipping a teenager involved in a drug by yesterday Afanador another officers were responding to reports of a man screaming at people in Rockaway park NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea is defending the actions of his officers during the recent protests WCBS says Peter Haskell reports Shea testified today at a hearing called by New York Attorney General Letitia James he G. product and number.
Black Lives Matter Mural Painted Down Brooklyn Street, New York
"Artists and community activists in Brooklyn New York are putting the final touches on a giant black lives matter mural similar to the one painted in Washington DC the words are in bright yellow block letters on the street state Attorney General Letitia James tweeted a photo of herself with a paint roller in her hand and the Reverend al Sharpton also tweeted that he was helping the effort along with filmmaker Spike Lee the mural is expected to be finished Sunday morning
Price Gouging Incidents Follow Coronavirus Outbreak
"Have you been to the supermarket recently? Tried to buy hand sanitizer even toilet paper. Basic supplies are selling out in the wake of the corona virus and that creates a problem in times of demand. Price-gouging can be a big issue. That is something New York attorney. General Letitia James has noticed. I asked her for the evidence that she's seen. We've issued a total of six letters to merchants for price gouging of hand sanitizers and disinfectants sprays. In addition to that we've sent out three cease and desist letters to merchants for selling products. They claim to treat or cure corona virus individuals who've been engaged in deceptive advertising. They include the televangelist. Jim Bakker who had a person on his show selling a product that claim to treat corona virus. And what they are doing is nothing short of taking advantage of the fears That's out there throughout the general public. And what we should be doing is spreading facts and not fear. So it's it's one thing to put forth a completely fraudulent cure or something that claims to be a cure for the corona virus. Price-gouging is more complicated. Is it not? How do you determine when raising prices across the line and becomes illegal price-gouging well in one particular instance and individual a store in midtown Manhattan with selling a hand sanitizer for seventy nine dollars and so? There's no definitive answer to that question. But you know it when you see it. And so I don't know of any hand sanitizer. That costs almost eighty dollars. And so you know when you see when individuals are taking advantage of the market particularly when neighboring stores selling the same product for considerably less the Justice Department created an agency called the National Center for Disaster Fraud After Hurricane Katrina. Do you think the federal government is doing enough to protect people from getting taken advantage of financially clearly The federal government can do more. I'm not in a position. Right now. To criticize the federal government it will not ignore to the benefit of anybody and it will not result in addressing the issue of this virus. And what we really should be doing is working together. The federal government should be working with municipal governments as well as state governments and providing US assistance and testing and providing all municipalities and private companies testing kits that we contested test the general public. And lastly what can consumers do if they encounter what they believed to be price-gouging in their state? So let me just say that. The Office of Attorney General. We have one Urging individuals caution with respect to making charitable donations if individuals want to report Retailers that appear to be taking unfair advantage of consumers. They can report these incidents to the office of Attorney General. You can report. Suspicious charitable solicitations and scams to the office of Attorney General. Our Charities Bureau and individuals are contacting the general public with respect to investment scams. They can contact our office as well as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
"letitia james" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Rose when someone in the streets of Staten Island or New York City dice from Fenton all laced heroin there are global roots global sources global problems associated with that death in Staten Island back Rosenberg WCBS newsradio eighty I see volunteers in the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday with Attorney General Letitia James and elected officials four door to door campaign to help homeowners get wise about deed scams that can swindle them out of their properties the outreach focus on the lower income areas of bed Stuy five bush and prospect Lefferts gardens volunteering homeowner Deborah Valentin says her uncle was a victim of deeds staffed and actually lost his home she wants to help officials spread the word and protect those who may be at risk the video the new weapon to tackle the homelessness problem in New York here's a clamp on the seventeenth floor of a lower Manhattan building NYPD a New York City homeless services personnel work side by side in the street homelessness joint command center on a video wall they are able to call up live pictures from two thousand TV cameras there is a real time colorful display of the exact locations of police homeless outreach units and electronic postings of incoming three one one calls about the homeless the blouse you toward the center now we're talking about all the reach of the NYPD and of homeless services combined the four seven and if you're out there and you're someone in need in your living on the streets we're not hanging or you were not as soon as hopeless we're gonna find a way to get you and the mayor added you're going to see fewer and fewer homeless people on the streets in lower Manhattan rich lamb WCBS newsradio eight eighty three CBS news on this one twenty two if you're planning to take a trip or start a new job or move there are ways to help acclimate your pet so that he doesn't get stressed since sick as a result of the vacation is coming up consider a pet sitter who would live in your home this way your pet's life would be disrupted to be able to stay in the comfort of his home it is regular meals sleep in his better yours have playtime in be watched to be no worries about catching a contagious disease since there wouldn't be any other animals around if you found a new job get your pet used to you not being there slow Ali we for one hour the first few days then two hours the next few days and so on until you have acclimated your pets you being gone for a full eight hours if you're planning a move bring your pets the new home and play with him there so he makes a good association do this several times a week until.
Outgoing Police Commissioner Talks About Crime In The Subways
"Outgoing police commissioner o'neill sat down one on one with our Juliet Papa among other things the discuss the architect in crime in the subways submission James a meal spent many years as a cop underground he knows the particulars and knows that despite push back to enforcement there will be no let up you have to control the entrance to the subway this way people feel safe when they're on the subway because it's it's a different environment to work in industry there's no way to go you're in a subway car so we have to make sure we do our best to to make people feel safe not only be safe would feel safe most fare beaters receive summonses and he says even with the uptick in misdemeanors the numbers are much better than they used to be asked if he'll miss the job he described as all consuming am I going to miss that probably well we will Juliet Papa ten ten wins news you can hear the interview in its entirety ten ten wins dot com when news time ten oh seven the American medical association today called for an immediate ban on all vaping products New York is the latest state too soon he said maker Joel data turning general Letitia James says the number of kids vaping is staggering a recent national youth tobacco survey shows that approximately four point one million high school students and one point two million a middle school students currently used he cigarettes the suit alleges jul targeted kids with flavored E. six days after Greek life activity was suspended at Syracuse University following several alleged racial incidents hate filled manifesto was sent to some students phones the racist manifesto was somehow air drop to cellphones belonging to students who were in the Syracuse University library at one in the morning some students said it was the same manifesto used by the gunmen who attacked the mosque in Christchurch New Zealand a few hours earlier that manifesto was posted in an online forum about fraternity life on campus governor Andrew Cuomo blasted the university administration's handling of recent hate incidents he said they were not handled in a manner that reflects New York state's aggressive opposition to such reprehensible behavior Steve casting down for ten ten wins Disney's head of streaming service of design problem with the app for the new Disney plus streaming service appears to be to blame for some users being shot out of their accounts no word how many subscribers were involved forty three degrees fair skies in New York humidity sixty two
"letitia james" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"To see Oliver. Testify to congress. Again, your dreams may come true. Yeah. I'm too young. It's like one of those means like if she's too young to remember, Oliver North highs defying she's too young for you. You don't like mitt my Oliver North. You can't have the Iran contra I wanted to. Oh, what does Oliver twist testifying about? But like. Have some mold? They're in such disarray. Also, just life fact check myself, they're not Oliver North is not being sued himself. It's it's against Ackerman McQueen, but he's calling him out for that. Yeah. Exactly. All right. And then shortly after all of this north stuff went down, the NRA's longtime attorney Steve heartless suspended. So that's another big piece of institution is suspended. Yeah. One of a really long time attorney Steve Hart. Yeah. Like like hooks. But what does that mean like suspended in the air? Oh. Suspended from being there council. That's awesome. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know. Nice. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I know I'm sure he's totally above board price sexually harassed people. Oh, yeah. Yeah. One would. I mean, my beans would be on. There's obviously a major rift happening within the NRA right now because there's a differing in directions and how they should cover their ass as they're all sort of imploding. I think so it's kind of just all of this shit happening and go everywhere that much heat attention with guns. Like, I don't want new. Yeah. That's going to go down. Yeah. In like with with this lawsuit against Ackerman McQueen don't know how much of it was originated with the purpose of getting north. Or if it was like something that just kinda came about from it, and they're really milking it because this guy also tried to extort their CEO, which came first this lawsuit. Come and then north said, you know, what I'm gonna tell everybody about your bullshit finances. Who knows what came first? Yeah. Definitely I'll have more beans on this as as it develops. But then hours after all. This drama happened. The New York AG Letitia James officially opened up an official probe officially opened up an official prove into the NRA and their finances. We don't have a lot of details on that as of now. But we do know that she was talking about being very committed to holding them accountable and making sure they're being transparent and their nonprofit status. So it can be assumed that what she's doing is trying to basically look into whether or not they're nonprofit. I don't think she believes that they are. And she wants to get down to the bottom of it. And apparently it's looking like this lawsuit that we were talking about came about from the NRA anticipating her looking into them. And so they were trying to look into all their finances. They saw that something was going on with north in this company, potentially. And so that's where that lawsuit ultimately came from interesting. Yeah. That makes sense. Yeah. Yeah. And that all comes on the heels of Gifford's organization with crew citizens responsibility and ethics in Washington suing the F E C to about the fact they aren't going fast enough or looking hard enough at the fact that the NRA I made ten thousand times the about Luke nine thousand something times the amount you're allowed to donate to Trump by using a series of shell companies and named after probably homedepot paychecks Sally's shell companies by the seashore. Yeah. So hopefully, Letitia James can pull that all together into one nice. Big fat, delicious investigation of New York state that bar can't overseas or pipe smokin. Put that in your gun and fire. Nice. Thank you Jordan with the chicken and the come like, maybe it could be like, which came first, the chicken shed or the. Do we like Oliver North? No, he's an asshole you. Are you? Likes them over north Zora, even his kids..
"letitia james" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Feeding the Orioles seven two in the Bronx, New York's attorney general files a lawsuit in Suffolk County naming new defendants in the effort to make drug companies pay for the state's opioid epidemic. WCBS reporter Marla diamond has detail New York's amended complaint names, the Sackler family, the billionaire owners of drugmaker Purdue pharma attorney general Letitia James we alleged that the family has elicited transferred funds from Perdue to personal trust. So that they are potentially outside of the reach of law enforcement, the lawsuit also accuses the four largest painkiller distributors in New York a flooding. The state with pills while lacking monitoring programs that could have raised red flags the gross misconduct exhibited by these defendants enabled countless New Yorkers to obtain prescriptions that were not medically necessary. New York averages nine opioid related deaths. A day the lawsuit seeks penalties and damages. It could add up to tens of millions of dollars and a dedicated fun to curb the epidemic in lower Manhattan. Marla diamond WCBS, NewsRadio eight eighty a gang murder believed to have involved. Ten people is under investigation in. Brooklyn are MAC Rosenberg has more on that this murder is eerily similar to that. A fifteen year old lasagna Guzman Phillies, according to NYPD chief of detectives German, and you're literally going to see a twenty one year old now fighting for his life running on the streets. Brooklyn being chased by group of at least ten thugs. Video of the incident for March nineteenth suggests the whole thing was unprovoked at chase. Eventually led the victim to a private backyard where he jumped over fence. This is chief Michael Kemper in unbeknownst to our victim on the other side of that PVC fence is a chain fence with Bob wire on top. The victim gets. Stuck in a Bob wire, but happens next all caught on video one man takes a bolder and hurls it over the fence at the victim another man, then hanging over the fence shoots him five times. One person is in custody nine others, including the shooter at large at police headquarters. Nak Rosenberg WCBS NewsRadio. Eight eighty. It is eight oh seven on WCBS a call to investigate the New Jersey nursing home where eleven children died. That's coming up in three minutes..
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"Of January legal deadline, so leadership connection risks handing control of the Brexit negotiations to opposition MP's in parliament may must win more than fifty percent of the vote of members of parliament under conservative party. If she fails the party will hold a leadership contest to replace her. Frank Langfitt, NPR news, London. There was a moderate earthquake in eastern Tennessee this morning. The US Geological Survey says its magnitude was four point four. You're listening to NPR. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's eight oh, four thirty three degrees. Fair skies right now, we do expect a sunny day today with a high near forty one degrees. The twenty three year old who's videotaped arrest at a city human resources administration center has been released. Jasmine Headley was ordered released by a judge after the incident sparked outrage throughout the city heavily was taken into custody on Friday for allegedly refusing to comply with a request by security officers to get off the floor. Her lawyer says she'd been in the center for four hours with her eighteen month old toddler while waiting to see someone about restoring subsidized daycare benefits, attorney general elect Letitia James says the case demonstrates deeper problems with the HRA the answer to this should not have been the police the answer to this should have been a chair, right? Plain and simple. Lebron has dropped all charges against Headley. A lawyer who made his career protecting President Trump is set to be sentenced in federal court here in Hatton this morning. Michael Cohen is. Pleaded guilty to dodging taxes lying to congress and violating campaign finance laws. He could get some four years in prison near prosecutors have pushed for a substantial prison term, but lawyers argued for leniency since he's cooperated with federal investigators. The Blasio administration tried to lure Amazon to New York City with promises of a streamline transportation system, a competitive cost of living in a wide talent pool. This is according to a copy of the application released yesterday by the economic Development Corporation Gotham. Christopher Robbins has been going through the eighty one page document, and he says officials promised to help Amazon bypass zoning regulations and secure properties through eminent domain. Just the willingness for the people who work for the city and state to envision a New York City that is in some respects dominated by Amazon that that sort of stuff is jarring the document notes that app developers in New York City earn lower salaries than their counterparts in Seattle. It also includes altered images of iconic New York City buildings like two worlds. Trade Center slugged with the Amazon branding residents who lived the our fourteenth street are complaining about the MTA pre L trains, shutdown work. They say the construction hours are too long. The noise is too loud. And there's too much dust Patrick Ryan has questions about what's in the MTA as debris field dumpsters on the street. He spotted one that was full of bright green substance. When I first saw that I wrote to the MTA and said, what is this? They sent them a picture. They said, that's it. It's water dirt.
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"Just the willingness for the people who work for the city and state to envision a New York City that is in some respects dominated by Amazon that that sort of stuff is jarring the document notes that app developers in New York earn lower salaries than in Seattle is notable. It also includes a photo shopped images of iconic New York City buildings like two World Trade Center slugged with Amer. Zahn branding. A judge has ordered the release of Twenty-three-year-old jasmine Headley whose videotaped arrest in the city human resources administration sparked outrage on social media Headley was taken into custody. Friday for allegedly refusing to comply with a request by HR a security officials to stop sitting on the floor. Her attorney says she was sitting there for hours with her eighteen month old toddler while waiting to see someone about restoring her subsidized daycare benefits, attorney general elect Letitia James says the case demonstrates deeper problems with HRA the answer to this should not have been the police the answer to this should have been a chair, right? Plain and simple. The Brooklyn DA has dropped all charges against Headley by she was still on Rikers island due to an outstanding warrant from New Jersey heavily is now being released on her own recognizance and residents who live in your. Fourteenth street are complaining about the MTA as a pre L train shutdown work saying construction hours are too long noise is too loud. There's too much dust in the air. Patrick Ryan has questions about what's in the MTA's debris filled dumpsters he spotted one that was full of a bright green substance. When I first saw that I wrote to the MTA and said, what is this? And they sent them picture. They said, that's it's water dirt and concrete, and I said, why is it three different colors. And they said because sometimes it comes out that way. He.
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"A new show Monday from six to ten on sevens. And w o r. Well, she got smashed in the city poor old Cynthia Nixon got clobbered by Andrew Cuomo last night. He beat her with sixty five percent to her poultry thirty four percent better than the polls predicted by ten percent. I tell you it was so anti-climactic Glenn. I was having dinner with a friend. I gotta get back home. Gotta turn on New York one. I got to see this election. I felt she was surgery. I thought I was going to be exciting within five minutes. The AP costs him for that is the venue had another Glasser Rosa. Was pretty much at Cynthia Nixon has gone down in defeat losing to Andrew Cuomo will have to listen to that arrogant condescending voice for another four years. I mean, he's not going to call the radio station now. Yeah. Well, you know, what I'm gonna I'm going to be audited. That's what's going to happen. To me. I'm going to be audited, all the all the people lined up together one so Cuomo lined up with his Lieutenant governor, Kathy Hokuto and sh-, but she didn't win so big. I mean, she only one fifty three to forty six Jemaine Williams, and then Letitia James is poised poised to make history. Yes, she won forty. She had forty percents for teach out thirty one Sean Patrick Maloney twenty-five so Latisha James if she wins will become the first black female attorney general there, you go New York state, zephyr teacher was a big fizzle there appeared to be a moment where she was gaining everybody in the debate. They had for the attorney general everyone was ganging up on zephyr because they thought she was going to win. But she nothing. And then interesting though, those Democrats who aligned with Republicans five of them went down. Wow. Hard core left wing progressive. Democrats shows you that that Blue Wave is really big in this city. So well, the election leads off our big three defeated my voice. I really wanted Cynthia to knock down the governor also in the big three hurricane Florence. It's hanging over the Carolinas. It's gonna dump what twenty to forty inches of rain, and it's just going to sit just sit in it's parked. It is parked or over the Carolina. I have no idea where new Bern North Carolina is what people are on roofs of their houses and cars, there's like a waiting list of one hundred and fifty trying to get water rescues. That's the thing. It's the water is the flooding. It's the rescues. It's the rain is just gonna keep on coming. And of course, they're losing power by the hundreds of thousands. So it's it's it's not a pretty sight that would you like to just say, hey, you were told to get out. Coming thought of that. I don't want to be as harsh as you know, I agree with you though, because you see her a lot of these people interviewed I have weathered this hurricane whether that hurricane the problem is folks, you know, if something happens to you. I don't really care you made that decision you're putting endanger the lives of the responders first responders. Do your boasting. Oh, I want to call nine hundred. Bye. Roof pleased, me unbelievable. And then rounding out the big three. I saw this in the paper yesterday and steam Lynn came out of my ears, really your party, really even when.
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"Mistake that says we will not cooperate with ice. They're a bunch of thugs. Nixon campaigned against Cuomo from the far left saying she's been actively fighting against. Trump since he declared he was running for president. We already have a corrupt corporate Republican in the White House. We don't need a corrupt corporate democrat in Albany as his main opposition, but the democratic primary for the New York state attorney general maybe more critical race today. Not only is the New York AG known as the sheriff of Wall Street, whoever fills the position will inherit investigations into Donald Trump's foundation, his business and even some aspects of his presidential campaign. The most progressive of the four democratic candidates running for a g today is effort teach out. She's a Fordham law school professor and leftist activists who was endorsed by the New York Times and daily news, congressman, Sean, Patrick Maloney. It's a moderate who won his seat in the house four times. But because he hasn't picked up a single big endorsement he says he's the most independent one in the field. New York City public advocate Letitia James has been in politics since two thousand and one she's. A favorite of the New York. Democratic Party also running is Lisa Yves a former adviser to Hillary Clinton and a Verizon VP the New York Times said the race for state attorney general here was more consequential than the governor's race even though Cuomo and Nixon have been getting all the attention. Steve Kastenbaum, New York. In sports. The Seattle storm are WNBA champs. They beat the mystics ninety eight eighty two Thursday night. NFL football finds Baltimore visiting Cincinnati..
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"Cases where you're representing the state you're going to be in concert however as he said in his crain's article about what to look for an attorney general you need also have that independence because it the attorney general's office can't be either perceived as or be an arm of the executive branch so i'm not concerned about you know smooth operations and just quickly it seems to me like you've measure language a little bit more as running for any general with regard to governor cuomo you know being a little more careful about sort of ledge ing nefarious nece by saying you know these controversial powered he's not necessarily on trial himself but his close aides are i mean am i wrong is yeah no no you know yeah i mean i'm very much focused on the attorney general's race but i am unbelievably disappointed with the failure to have democratic senate with the closure alleged closure of the moreland commission which i think is a real stain on new york government i want to be very clear i think what you may be asking about is you know somebody asked me if he committed a crime and i you know i'm not going to be alleging crimes i think it's very important not to be alleging crimes but there's no question there's a culture of corruption in albany and andrew cuomo has both promised to do something about it in two thousand ten and not only not done something about it but encouraged instead a culture of secrecy jacob is just one example should explain which cope is right i want to ask about an issue where think maybe the trainer was building pulpit role but relevant which is is and immigration yes yes in your call many have to abolish is yes as a ponytail college student in the nineties i remember marching against the clinton era immigration changes and they're the enemy was i n s which was detested by people who had loved ones who are not documented i know a different creature maybe is worse but what do you see replacing ice with or is abolishing ice call for some form of open borders yeah well i want to tell you a little bit at my own background on this issue in in twenty ten you may recall arizona pass a law called sb ten seventy this was the law that said that police officer should stop people that looked quote unquote suspicious actually went to a rally and fully square and really tried to think about what i could do to stand up against this which we now see was not certainly not the beginning of a long history of racism in this country but early move in what we've now seen is incredible use of federal government in racially discriminatory ways having ice insider state stopping people asking show me your papers which is really degrades liberty in our country for all of us all of us so i flew to arizona and spent the summer in arizona working with activists there actually went to several joe are pyo events kicked out of a tea party rally that are at with the law lawyer randy pas delivered a lawsuit against our pilot for his own actions you could see their own in two thousand ten you're now seeing on a national level which is the use of these federal agencies in a cruel lawless arbitrary and racist way here's the problem this is how these agencies were designed that by putting ice and cb p customs and border patrol within the department of homeland security where executive power is at its very peak where our ability to question decisions is that it's nater folks may not realize this but our questions about real concerns i about ice are also related to the recent muslim band supreme court decision which held wrongly that we shouldn't question the motives even if they're racist motives of the executive branch when it comes to matters of national security so by placing i placing any kind of immigration policy within national security were insulating it from a lot of aspects of law it's become a rogue agency i think that there's a lot of confusion around the relationship between cb and ice but there are some basic principles we should abolish ice in there some basic principles that we should follow in thinking about how to enforce immigration policy and then of course this all in the backdrop of congress grotesquely kicking the can down the road and not actually passing comprehensive immigration reform but if congress isn't going to act we shouldn't then say well congress visit acting there for we should have lawless agency now we abolish agency you're listening to wbai new york ninety nine point five fm listener sponsored noncommercial radio.
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"To ask you but an important part of the eighties role kind of a newish part which is to investigate cases of alleged overuse of force excessive force by police departments in the state and i'm curious the shaheed vassal shooting a few months ago has faded from the headlines but there have been requests by some advocates and activists for the nypd to produce more full showing of videos and other evidence including officers names in that case do you feel as though they have been the has been forthcoming enough that information in the wake of that shooting so as you know i was led the way in the city of new york abbadi cameras for nypd again to provide more ability and more transparency and because police officers also body cameras would provide them with some objective overview of st encountered it was in the aftermath of the eric garner case and yesterday again i joined with others in urging justice for the garner family and the i was also had written a letter to eric schneiderman and reminded him or of after his ability to investigate police abuses and police deaths and worked very closely with this administration to have the governor appoint the attorney general as a watchdog or someone who can investigate deaths as a result of police interaction and so we take that responsibility very seriously as you know i did go to court scene taking the grand jury minutes in the eric garner case i believe in justice i believe in justice for individuals whose rights have been violated and i believe that all individuals should be held accountable and that includes but not limited to members of the police force as well as members who are public elected officials and all individuals were to position of service it's really critically important that we restore confidence to all community that individuals who enter into public life other served do you do you think the pd needs to release more in that particular case the vassal shooting i believe we should i'm concerned obviously about the release and we have written letters to and my pd about video tapes really need to be released and and that there needs to be some standards in place with respect to the release videotape and individuals should be able to foil information needs to be released in a timely basis and should not be subject to the discretion of the police commissioner well we're going to leave it there with public advocate letitia james democratic candidate for attorney general in the lead up to the september thirteenth primary repre she at the time we hope to have you back before primary day and best of luck and best of luck to you on your maiden voyage i hope you get great ratings and i look forward to coming back again thanks very much thank you and we'll be right back so are back on maxim urfi here on wbai ninety nine point five fm listener sponsored non commercial radio comedy.
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"Clean air act as it relates to children in public housing in my former district and downtown brooklyn and fort green children ingersoll and wittman and fire two children in particular that i had to very because they could not read and also why i've raised concerns with respect to nitrogen and ask for the resignation of the nitra chair because too many children were exposed to let so again if you wanna ask a quick question to letitia james the number is three four seven three three five eight one eight public advocate you were mentioning right before that caller some of your accomplishments in your current post public advocate it raises the maybe the obvious question it was less than a year ago that voters by an overwhelming margin return to that office for four years what do you say to a fan who's like jesus not we're gonna have you till two thousand twenty and you're leaving early you know does that you know what what what happened and why are you running out on us i'm not writing out on you monto to another stage but i'm still going to be involved in the live your new yorkers both in the city and the state of new york but i think that's a great question you know we stretched the boundaries of the law and we do the mayor the governor and recently there was a case where we unfortunately we received bad i would argue with bad law from the appellate division which basically said the office of public abbott doesn't really have the ability standing to initiate litigation but they sort of limited our ability to initiate litigation and that was the defense of mayor de blasio and so it's sort of ham you know hampered our bility to represent the interests and defend their the interest of new yorkers and so we decided to look at the charter and as you know working with the manhattan borough president gail brewer and i we decided to come up with the charter of you because the laws in the city of new york our constitution has not been reviewed in over thirty years and one of the areas that we would like to pursue is looking at the power and responsibility of the of the office of public advocates office can be independent but most importantly that office can have the standing in the capacity to initiate litigation against any administration going forward joan folk should definitely pay attention to what's happening with the there's two charter revision commissions won't go into all those details we've been covering that at some detail gotham gazette but the charter vision commission you're referring to is one that's just getting going whereas one that mayor de blasio call is actually close to concluding it's work to proposals on the ballot this fall the one you were most involved with more involved with of course is is aiming for ballot measures in twenty nineteen so you wanna call to talk to public advocate letitia james again the numbers three four seven three three five zero eight one eight.
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"The state of new york there was no quid pro quo and again there is no loyalty there i am in the spirit of shirley chisholm in boston and just will more on that the the you mentioned endorsing the governor partly on economic development your so mentioned certainly going after corruption if your general wherever it may may be do you think the recent corruption trials we've seen in the state's economic development programs people very close to the governor do you think the governor cuomo bear some responsibility for the you know the programs in practices that he sort of set in place or or turning a blind eye to some of the behavior that we've seen in state government created by crafted by the governor of the state of new york but really speaks to a larger issue and that is reform we need to reform procurement process in the state of new york we need to have a they need to be more checks and balances on mega agency which is a public private agency known as the empire state development in my prior life at the city council member i'm the only candidate is actually sued the entire state development in relation to one of the largest development projects in the brooklyn and that is the atlantic yards arena and we took that case all the way up to the united states prima court based on an abusive eminent domain we see the governor at the at the time at the time it was governor david paterson that lawsuit continued under governor cuomo and in fact i've also through the governor cuomo in regards to the foster care system i've also mayor de blasio and mayor bloomberg i've taken them all on and the bottom line is will continue to do that on the only candidate has actually after shelly silver step down and uncovered the biggest scandal in the city of new york known at city time where we recovered five hundred million dollars on behalf of tax payers again so wherever the evidence will lead not afraid to stand up and to take on my role and responsibility to protect the interest of new yorkers in the state of new york as the next attorney general and we'll do that revie evidently we're on with public advocate letitia james democrat running for attorney general we will at some point in the next few minutes turn it over to your calls if you wanna ask a question of the would be a g the number is three four seven three three five oh eight one eight ms dame's i'm wondering what you mentioned the rule of law and the importance of it and it brings up a memory i have of two thousand six when attorney when andrew cuomo was running successfully for general one of his opponents is when their opponents sean patrick maloney and there was a question at that point because this is before gay marriage was legal in new york state of what the attorney general would do if someone sued new york state over the ban against gay marriage and whether someone like maloney who is openly gay whether he would defend it and he said that he felt you had to do your job and that seem to imply that the attorney general contrary to his or her moral and political beliefs hannie sworn duty to defend the state against lawsuits even if it runs counter to those beliefs how would you approach a situation like that if it came up if your your personal moral and political beliefs ran contrary to the position of the state and the thing that has ag were sworn to defend to what congressman baloney indicated i have a duty and responsibility to defend the laws of the state.
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"To the to the table and it's interesting you know as a former public defender as a former assistant attorney general former staff attorney in albany former city councilmember now with the public advocate of the city of new york all of the responsibilities and duties of the office of attorney general body you know life and experience of tissue james and that's why i believe on destined to serve in this capacity and look forward to serving as the next attorney general the state of new york so a lot of the of the role of attorney general is defending the state in lawsuits but also filing active prosecution it's a blend of the of the two in in much of the legal work how would you balance that and in some respects as attorney general you have to be in some ways the governor's lawyer the executive branches lawyer but then also it is a separately elected position and there's a lot of speculation that the attorney general is a is something of a check on the executive branch now you right seventy percent of what the attorney general does is really it's it's not in the headline not sexy work it's defending state agency then defending policies of the governor state of new york that's your mission that's your job twenty percents affirmative litigation and ten percent of advocacy and that affirmative litigation that advocacy work i look forward to and sometimes there are conflicts there are conflicts with the second floor they refer to the governor's office and in some and in some ways actions that you take particularly as relates to criminal prosecutions and civil prosecutions like for instance the moral neck that's subject to the approval of the governor of the state of new york and so going forward i would look forward to working with the state legislature to give the office of attorney general independent power so you don't have to have a provable by the governor of the state of new york to investigate corruption state of new york i don't wanna be beholden to anyone i wanna follow the evidence wherever it leads and and wanna make sure that the office of attorney general served of the check and balance on state government and local municipalities all throughout the state of new york what would you say to someone who looks at the fact that governor cuomo who polls indicate is likely to be governor if you along with you if you if you win the race he has endorsed you he's he's nominated you he's he's raising money for you and then you'll be in the position of being at least something of a check or watchdog on him that could that could be a little awkward no not really he did nominate me it was delegates mistake at the state convention nominated me i decided to run for the office of attorney general after deliberation and after receiving the fielding calls from countless number of individuals all across the state of new york and the governor of the state of new york decided to endorse me because he looked over my wreck and and he's of the opinion that i'm in a position to get things done in a have gotten things done so there is no quid pro quo and there's no allegiance a loyalty to anyone the only loyalty that i have is to the rule of law and have lies you know had been ward and sometimes this shield and at this particular point in our history of our country when we find ourselves very precarious moments when we facing what i would argue with a constitutional crisis i think what we need is someone who understands the love of someone who's not afraid of bite and i've been fighting all of my life and and just by the nature of who i am i've been an outsider and someone who's been independent and we wanna hear more about what you'd certainly do with regard to the to what's happening with the federal government because as we said in the introduction to the show that's a lot of where people were looking to and have been looking even after eric schneiderman resignation with barbara underwood in the role people have been looking to the new york attorney general oil on such a national stage but before we dive further into that just on the question of.
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"Long time but as a city council member now as public advocate but there was there was a lot of public pressure on the legislature because we're so close to an election to put underwood in the position let her run the office at the end of the year and have a regular election as opposed to their would've still been an election but not giving someone the power of at least a temporary incumbency right and for folks who remember in the early days the spitzer administration win then state comptroller alan hevesi had to resign it was a different situation we were talking about the the full balance of term really that's when the legislature appointed thomas to napoli i think over the objections of governor spitzer into napoli has been elected in his own right couple times he's up for reelection again this year he's not facing a democratic primary we should mention of course that this attorney general's race is coming amid a broader contentious competitive primary season for democrats where we're seeing quite a bit of intraparty fighting in some ways a little bit of a microcosm or extension of what we saw from democrats in two thousand sixteen in the bernie sanders hilary clinton type episode where you have progressive challengers in a variety of races straight from the top in the gubernatorial race challenging incumbents and looking to shift the party leftward and we don't have an incumbent now in the attorney general race but we absolutely see the governor the lieutenant governor and many state senators facing primary challenges from the left that's right an obviously many state senators but not all are former members of the independent democratic conference others are also withstanding might withstand challenges and of course we have the governor's race to and we are joined now on the line by the city's public advocate and democrat running fourteen general letitia james welcome hey bed hey jarrett congratulations thank you thank you thanks for being our first guest might be all downhill from here so your time is for two it's why don't you tell us you know one of the things that is interesting about the job that you're running for is that it really is defined so much by the person holding it talk about how you define the job of attorney general and what it will look like if you prevail so you know much like the office of public advocate it really depends upon the individual and as you know we stretch the boundaries in the office of public advocate and we're gonna do the same and i role as attorney general running to be the people's lawyer and that will be my guiding principle and so if a state officials step over the line l not educates prosecute by degree with a disagree with the state action on make that abundantly clear on make sure that the laws of the state of new yorker and force i'll make sure that we go after individuals in washington dc refuse to enforce the law stand up for the rights of individuals who are marginalized and underrepresented in and visible and and we'll fight the system attic reforms in albany and all throughout the state of new york and i will have unmatched insight into the weaknesses and failings and the government directions with its citizens because i'm basically grassroots individual leaves who brings activism.
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"That the new report yesterday from public advocate letitia james on the gender wage gap in the city which the report says includes that women employed by the city government suffering gender wage gap two and a half to three times larger than women working in the private sector also that wage disparities for women of color in new york city significantly worse than the national average the most specific request of you in that way report is for you to issue an executive order prohibiting city agencies from asking for previous salary information of job applicants and ensure that agencies provide a salary range to applicants in job announcements and advertisements so have you read the public advocates report and would you issue such an executive order i haven't read it we already a ban city agencies from asking salary history so all certainly getting analysis from my team of the different items in the report but now we i happily signed the bill and i give the public advocate credit she pushed that concept very hard i happily sign that bill i believe we should not be asking about salary history in the city government does not ask about salary history anymore on the bigger issue look again in an administration where the majority of the senior positions are held by women we believe in addressing the inequalities of the past i am very adamant with everyone that we have to address any pay equity i don't know if those numbers that they have it puts forward or accurate i want to caution i'd like us to do our own analysis and put that out publicly but there's no question we don't tolerate pay inequality the pay wage gap by the way sorry the gender wage gap for women of color is bigger in new york city than the national average that's not about the government i think that's about all the employers in the city is there are there additional ways or ways that you already are addressing that well obviously beginning with the ban on asking salary history that affects public sector and private sector in new york city and i got the usual flurry of calls from some business leaders concerned about it and i reminded them that the history was unacceptable and we have.