Greedy, Not Needy: Another Albany Legislator Indicted

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Since 1999, 26 state legislators — from both sides of aisle — have left office due to criminal or ethical issues, according to Citizens Union, a good-government group.

The second highest-ranking Republican in the New York State Senate, Thomas Libous, is facing criminal charges after allegedly lying to the FBI during an investigation into political corruption. Continue Reading →

Rev. Sharpton Secretly Worked As FBI Informant

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The longtime agitator, civil-rights activist and TV host was exposed Monday as an alleged former key FBI informant whose tips helped take down some of the biggest names in New York Mafia history. Continue Reading →

Black Women 3 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Men

tapeBlack women face a disproportionate share of fatal domestic violence in America, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data. Continue Reading →

Con Edison Rushes To Pay The Harlem Explosion Victims

the harlem exlposion 1Two days ago, federal investigators found a leak in a 125-year-old gas main adjacent to one of the two East Harlem buildings that exploded last week, killing eight, injuring 58, and displacing dozens more. Continue Reading →