Police officers in Manhattan will start issuing criminal summonses instead of making arrests for public marijuana smoking starting Sept. 1. People who are on parole or probation and have open warrants, have violent criminal histories or fail to show identification will still be arrested. … [Read more...] about New York City prosecutors split on trying marijuana cases
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New York is home to more than 2.7 million students, the fourth-highest public school student population in the country. New York City's school district makes up the largest percent of the state's total student population, with 1.1 million children and 1,800 schools — the biggest district in the country. … [Read more...] about New York, State With Largest School District, Allows Schools to Reopen — Here’s Where Second-Ranked California Stands
“People bring in knives, weapons, they say they’re going to hurt you if you say something they don’t like, if you look at them”, he recounted. “I had a staff member pull a knife on me”. City authorities, including NYPD officers and homeless outreach workers, have tried to convince Mishefski to leave his makeshift shrine after numerous 311 calls, but he declined. Homelessness in New York City is not a crime, and the Department of Homeless Services explained that he cannot be removed forcibly because he is not presenting a risk to himself or others or breaking the law. … [Read more...] about Naked in the Rain: ‘Jesus’ Descends on New York Park, Turns Drained Fountain Into Shrine
But, as the piece begins wrapping up — and after the Times literally spent more than 1,000 words assigning the blame firmly on Trump, the paper adds, “It’s far from clear how much support, if any, Mr. Trump might lose because of the absence of college football.” … [Read more...] about New York Times Asks if Ohio State Football Cancellation Will Hurt Trump in the Midwest
This is an addition to confirmation that New York saw an increase in shootings in June compared to the same period in 2019. Between June 1 and June 30, there were 205 shooting incidents in the city, a 130 percent increase compared to the 89 which occurred in June 2019. … [Read more...] about More Than 80 Shootings Rock New York, Chicago as Gun Violence Surges in U.S. Cities
All travelers seeking to enter Alaska must complete a mandatory traveler declaration form. They must also arrive with proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test or be tested on arrival in the state and self-quarantine until their test result is received or self-quarantine for either the duration of their trip or for 14 days (whichever is shorter), the state government website noted. … [Read more...] about Do You Have to Quarantine After Flying From New York?