Yesterday, New York City's top law enforcers (Four of five NYC DAs) called for renewal of Speed-Cam authorization around schools as a matter of safety for the children --- they focused on the Republicans in the New York State Senate as the cause of the log jam
Then today, John Quaglione's fight against a few people on Third Avenue became his boss, State Senator Marty Golden's fight against an outraged citizenry --- With the Golden-Quaglione supporters threatening to bring bats and riot gear to the next 3rd Avenue Stroll and making a complaint to a BOE kangaroo court (packed by Golden himself) against "Fight Back Bay Ridge" (FBBR)
FBBR pushed back --- issuing a "Cease and Desist" letter to the Office of State Senator Martin J. Golden mentioning all of the governmental and quasi-governmental actions by Golden and Golden's staff against FBBR's rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Goldens flacks have pooh-poohed all of this; however things are just beginning to percolate.
THE DA'S PRESS CONFERENCE
According to a report in the Daily News --- "... 'How is it possible that our legislators could not pass this in Albany?' said Manhattan DA Cy Vance. 'We know speed cameras work. We know they save lives.'... The state’s speed reduction program came to a screeching halt July 25 when hundreds of cameras switched off when a temporary law governing initiative expired.... 'It’s really shameful that the senate leadership would play these politics games with lives, children’s lives, parents’ lives, teachers’ lives. Now the cameras have gone dark and we’re here, the district attorneys and I, fighting for them to stay on....” ( See "DAs from across the city press lawmakers to get back on track with speed cams in school zones" by Leonard Greene & Esther Shittu, 8/7/18, NY Daily News/ New York [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-speedcams-20180807-story.html#]).
MEANWHILE THE "BATTLE" FOR THE STREETS OF BAY RIDGE INTENSIFIED WITH FORMAL COMPLAINTS AND COUNTER-COMPLAINTS BACK'N'FORTH BETWEEN THE GOLDEN HORDE AND FBBR
My BSIs are on it. When I get more details I'll comment on these things below.....
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