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July 30, 2017 2:54 PM Police chiefs denounce Trump’s endorsement of ‘police brutality’

Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from — or to outright condemn — President Trump’s statements about ‘‘roughing up’’ people who’ve been arrested. The swift public denunciations came as departments are under intense pressure to stamp out brutality and excessive force that can erode the relationship between officers 161

July 29, 2017 11:00 AM Long Island Teachers Seek to Protect Students From MS-13 Gang

In New York’s Central Islip and Brentwood communities, school is a haven for many children CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—Patricia Christian, a high-school teacher here, said helping non-English speakers learn the language is her calling. But keeping students outside of the grasp of gangs has become part of the job. In April, four young men were found dead in a park less than 2 miles 39

July 28, 2017 11:34 PM Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

During a speech on Long Island on Friday, President Trump took a break from discussing gang violence and illegal immigration to give the law enforcement officers gathered for his remarks some advice on how to treat suspects. “When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?” Trump said, miming 53

July 28, 2017 11:19 PM Bill Browder, from red diaper baby to Putin's nemesis

Witness: Putin in the business of creating chaos Michael Weiss is an international affairs analyst for CNN and author of "ISIS: Inside the army of terror." (CNN)No quintessential New York argument was ever ended so conclusively as in 1950, when a public debate took place on whether or not the Soviet Union then constituted a "socialist community." Max Shachtman 81

July 28, 2017 8:19 PM Trump’s speech encouraging police to be ‘rough,’ annotated

On Friday, President Trump traveled to Long Island to address a group of law enforcement officials and speak about the administration’s efforts to eradicate the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. His speech stuck largely to that theme, though he also made note of Thursday night’s failed health-care vote. Trump’s speech was noteworthy, though, for its embrace 80

July 27, 2017 9:56 PM A trifecta of criticism for President Trump with this message: Change your behavior

President Trump recorded a remarkable trifecta on Thursday. In fewer than 24 hours, he was rebuked by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the chief scout executive for the Boy Scouts of America. On a day when so many eyes and ears in Washington were riveted on the escalating feud between White House Chief 58

July 27, 2017 4:40 PM Aliana opens new model homes with multicultural features

Master-planned community Aliana has new model homes by J. Patrick Homes and Perry Homes with features appealing to multicultural families in the Richmond area. The homes, on 65-foot-wide lots, offer spice kitchens and prayer rooms as options, large secondary bedrooms and gourmet kitchens. Prices range from $420,000 to more than $600,000. The J. Patrick 59

July 27, 2017 3:33 PM Late Night SOUNDS OFF On Donald Trump's Transgender Military Ban — WATCH!

Donald Trump got a collective "fuck you" from the late night community on Wednesday night after his decision to recklessly announce (via Twitter, no less) that transgender soldiers would be banned from the military. Remember, these are brave individuals volunteering to risk their lives to protect our freedoms — something Trump deferred FIVE times in his youth 47

July 27, 2017 1:08 PM 96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

NEWPORT, R.I. – A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a U.S. Navy installation to reminisce about his 20-year naval career is getting his wish. Edmund Delbarone is scheduled to tour Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island on Thursday. The senior community where Delbarone lives in East Greenwich contacted a Denver-based nonprofit 50

July 27, 2017 12:51 AM Trump bans transgender military members; celebrities react

President Trump on Wednesday issued a ban on transgender people serving in the military and now Hollywood is chiming in on the news. POTUS announced the ban in a series of tweets, which sent the social media world into a firestorm. George Takei, Andy Cohen, Sandra Bernhard and Mia Farrow are among the celebrities lashing out at the president. Takei wrote 67