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    Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering running for political rival Letitia James' attorney general post, sources said.  Cuomo, 63, held the position from 2007 to 2010 before becoming governor and now sources close to the politician told the New York Post he could run for the position in 2022.  'People in Cuomo’s orbit are tossing it out there,' a person close to Cuomo told the New York Post. 'They’re floating [the idea].' The source said Cuomo and his team are gauging reaction after the former governor's reputation hit an all-time low following the probe into sexual harassment claims.  Cuomo has been keeping a low profile and enjoying fishing trips with his dog Captain. He claims he has no plans to make a political comeback  Despite resigning from his position and having to move out of the Executive Mansion, Cuomo's war chest - money that can be used to campaign - remains high at $18million, the New York Post reported.  His political rival Letitia James, 63, won the attorney general position with $1million.   Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo's spokesperson, said:...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday officially launched a bid for governor against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. James’ announcement comes just two months after the resignation of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to multiple claims of sexual harassment. As attorney general, James oversaw the five-month investigation into the claims, which the inquiry found to be credible. James’ announced her campaign in a video where she touted her wide-ranging lawsuits against various groups and vowed to be someone embodying a “force for change.” “I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers,” James said, adding in the video that she’s “held accountable those who mistreat and harass women in the workplace, no matter how powerful the offenders.” Im running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers.  Lets do this, together. pic.twitter.com/JA21M19p5m — Tish James (@TishJames) October...
    Share this: New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced her historic candidacy for governor of the state of New York. The announcement, made in a video and on her website, highlighted the vast work that Attorney General James has done across the state throughout her career and lays out why she is the change that New York needs. “As I’ve traveled all around New York state, I have witnessed too many working families struggling to make ends meet, and it’s clear that the status quo just won’t do,” said Attorney General James. “New Yorkers need a governor who isn’t afraid to stand up to powerful interests on behalf of the vulnerable. Throughout my career, I’ve taken on big forces and New Yorkers know I will never back down when it comes to fighting for them. Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for governor of New York so we can bring transformational change that uplifts all New Yorkers.” About Attorney General James   Letitia James is the 67th Attorney General for the state of New York. She is the first woman elected attorney general...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday officially launched a bid for governor against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. James’ announcement comes just two months after the resignation of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo due to multiple claims of sexual harassment. As attorney general, James oversaw the five-month investigation into the claims, which the inquiry found to be credible. James’ announced her campaign in a video where she touted her wide-ranging lawsuits against various groups and vowed to be someone embodying a “force for change.” “I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers,” James said, adding in the video that she’s “held accountable those who mistreat and harass women in the workplace, no matter how powerful the offenders.” (RELATED: Hochul Hints At Releasing Nursing Home Data) I’m running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers. Let’s do this, together. pic.twitter.com/JA21M19p5m — Tish James (@TishJames) October 29,...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced Friday that she is running for governor of New York — a move which is likely to set up a bruising primary fight against incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul (D). “As I’ve traveled all around New York state, I have witnessed too many working families struggling to make ends meet, and it’s clear that the status quo just won’t do,” James said in a video advertisement. “New Yorkers need a governor who isn’t afraid to stand up to powerful interests on behalf of the vulnerable.” Im running for Governor of New York because I have the experience, vision, and courage to take on the powerful on behalf of all New Yorkers.  Lets do this, together. pic.twitter.com/JA21M19p5m — Tish James (@TishJames) October 29, 2021 “Throughout my career, I’ve taken on big forces and New Yorkers know I will never back down when it comes to fighting for them. Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for governor of New York so we can bring transformational change that uplifts all New Yorkers,” she added. James’...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James entered the race for governor on Friday, kicking off a Democratic primary clash that will immediately pit the progressive favorite against moderate Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office this summer following the resignation of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.In a video announcement, James highlighted her New York roots as well as her work as attorney general and former New York City public advocate."I've spent my career guided by a simple principle: stand up to the powerful on behalf of the vulnerable, to be a force for change," James said. "We can do this if we stand up and speak out together."The next gubernatorial election in New York will be held in November 2022.James, 63, has been weighing a run at New York's top job for months and could become the first Black woman in American history to be elected governor of any state.Read MoreWith James officially launching her campaign, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams expected to formally enter the race soon and New York Rep. Tom Suozzi, a moderate from Long Island, rumored...
    Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her run for governor on Friday. In a video released on YouTube and Twitter, James said, “I have spent my career guided by a simple principle: Stand up to the powerful on behalf of the vulnerable to be a force for change.” “I’ve gone after the drug companies for fueling the opioid crisis,” she said. “I’ve fought for better conditions and transparency in nursing homes,” she continued, referring to investigating and releasing a report about the state of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, a matter for which now-former Gov. Andrew Cuomo came under fire. “I’ve sued the Trump administration 76 times, but who’s counting,” said James. Moments later, she said, “I’ve held accountable those who mistreat and harass women in the workplace, no matter how powerful the offenders.” James announced in August the results of an independent investigation that found that Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees. Cuomo resigned in August and on Thursday was charged with forcible touching of a former aide. “Today I am...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Attorney General Letitia James announced that she will run for governor of New York.In a video released on James' website, she lays out why she feels she is the change that New York needs.James is the first woman elected as state attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role.She is expected to be a formidable opponent. She has earned high praise for forcing the NRA into bankruptcy, for prosecuting former President Donald Trump and for launching the investigation into Cuomo that forced him from office.James joins current Governor Kathy Hochul in the race, Hochul has already said she will run.Hochul replaced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo who resigned after a sexual harassment investigation headed by James.Hochul said she's not worried about James and has been focused on her job.She has been running at a break-neck pace since taking over Aug. 24."So you're going to continue to see me out," Hochul said. "This is not a tragedy to convince anybody of anything. This is who I am and this is how I govern."Also potentially...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James announces run for governor, challenging incumbent Gov. Hochul in Cuomo aftermath. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, speaks during a news conference, to announce criminal justice reform in New York City, May 21, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday announced she will run for governor next year. James's announcement, which was expected, puts her at odds with Gov. Kathy Hochul, another Democrat, who intends to seek election on her own after recently taking off upon the resignation of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo had resigned after James issued the results of an investigation that he had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, including current and former staffers. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Attorney General Letitia James officially launched her bid for governor Friday. Check back with CBS2, CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com for more on this breaking news.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York State Attorney General Letitia James is reportedly getting ready to announce a run for governor. The New York Times reports the announcement could come as soon as Thursday. A spokesperson tells CBS2 that James has made a decision regarding the governor’s race, and she will be announcing it in the coming days. James would become the biggest Democratic challenger so far to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who has announced she is seeking re-election.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A source close to Attorney General Letitia James says she is preparing to announce a run for governor of New York.The announcement could come as early as Thursday.Current New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has already said she will run.Hochul replaced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo who resigned after a sexual harassment investigation headed by James.RELATED | Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa trade attacks in final New York City mayoral debateEMBED More News Videos Josh Einiger has more on the heated final debate between New York City mayoral candidates Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * Follow us on YouTube * More local news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts Submit a News Tip
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable candidate for the Democratic nomination just months after issuing a damning report that drove Andrew Cuomo from office in a sexual harassment scandal. The three people familiar with her plans were not authorized to speak publicly. James is expected to make an announcement later this week, according to one of the people. Messages seeking comment were left with James’ office and several of her advisers. James, 62, is the first woman elected as New York’s attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role. With a power base in New York City, she is poised to be a top threat to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who had been Cuomo’s lieutenant governor. Hochul, who is from the Buffalo area, entered office with a reputation as a political centrist but has been striving to win over New York City progressives,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — AP Sources: New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who investigated Trump and Cuomo, will run for governor. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is planning announce a bid to become the state's next governor, with an official announcement coming as soon as Thursday, according to a report. "Attorney General Letitia James has made a decision regarding the governor’s race," James adviser Kimberly Peeler-Allen said. "She will be announcing it in the coming days." That decision will be to jump into the race, six Democratic leaders briefed on her plans told the New York Times. James plans to challenge current New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced scandal-ridden former Gov. Andrew Cuomo after his resignation earlier this year, in next year's Democratic primary.  New York State Attorney General Letitia James (Courtesy NY State Attorney General via AP) KATHY HOCHUL TO BECOME FIRST FEMALE NY GOVERNOR AFTER CUOMO RESIGNATION Democratic insiders say that the attorney general's team has already been seeking early endorsements to help springboard the campaign after months of deliberating over whether to run. James previously served on the New York City Council as a representative of Brooklyn, and if elected would become the first black...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York Attorney General Letitia James remained quiet as allies of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the investigation that led to his resignation, but she used a speech Wednesday before the Association for a Better New York to say, "That changes today."James' investigation found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including a state trooper assigned to his security detail, which Cuomo has denied."The former governor has spent a lot of energy criticizing it and me," James said. "Until now, I've chosen to take the high road. I've chosen not to respond in detail. That changes today."ALSO READ | Equity Report: Racial gaps in health insurance in New York CityEMBED More News Videos COVID-19 doesn't discriminate against who gets sick, but some some groups have been hit harder. And they're the most likely not to have insurance. James used the speech to sharply criticize the former governor and his treatment of women."Mr. Cuomo broke the laws he championed," James said. "He has never taken responsibility for his own conduct. He has never held himself...
    New York Public Advocate Tish James, center, speaks during a news conference outside Supreme Court building in the Manhattan borough, after receiving endorsements for her state attorney general candidacy from nine Congressional members, including Adriano Espaillat, far left, Grace Meng, second from left, Hakeem Jeffries, second from right, and Eliot Engel, far right, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018, in New York.Bebeto Matthews | AP New York Attorney General Letitia James has been talking with her advisors and supporters about potentially running for governor next year, according to people familiar with the matter. In the weeks since James' investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended early last month, she and her political advisors have been testing the waters to see whether she would have the backing of previous donors and supporters if she opts against running for reelection and instead runs for governor. James' name recognition within the state and beyond has skyrocketed in recent years. In addition to her investigation into Cuomo, the attorney general's office has been probing the National Rifle Association and former President Trump's company, the Trump Organization....
    Attorney General Letitia James is being eyed as a key contender in next year's Gubernatorial race after clearing her own path by taking down Cuomo last week with her damning sexual harassment report in scenes that were reminiscent of Cuomo helping to take down Governor Eliot Spitzer in 2007.  James announced in February this year that she was investigating Cuomo's handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.   In March, she launched a sexual harassment investigation which produced a damning report, triggered impeachment proceedings, three criminal investigations, one lawsuit and eventually prompted the Governor's resignation yesterday.  He insists he is innocent and has fallen victim to James' political ambitions, claiming the report lacks evidence and he was never given the chance to rebut it.  In Albany, where he is disliked by other lawmakers, there has been a stampede to impeach him.  James has not yet indicated if she'll run for Governor but she hasn't yet spent any of her fundraising dollars for next year's AG campaign on polling for it - which is a clear indicator she may be stalling.  She hasn't...
    LETITIA James is the 67th attorney general of New York state. She is the first woman of color to hold statewide office in New York and the first woman to be elected attorney general. 2Letitia James is the 67th attorney general of the state of New YorkCredit: AFP or licensors Who is Letitia James? James was born on October 18, 1958, and grew up in Brooklyn. Known as "Tish," she graduated from Lehman College and Howard University School of Law before launching her career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society. James, a Democrat, was elected public advocate for New York City in 2013 and won the statewide attorney general post five years later. "With decades of work, she is an experienced attorney and public servant with a long record of accomplishments," reads her bio. According to Bloomberg News, she scored a series of legal victories over the Donald Trump administration, including housing discrimination. “No one like her has ever been in this position before, and she is seizing the opportunity,” former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn told...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is making an announcement Tuesday amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made by former staffers of the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo. The investigation began in March after at least five former staffers to Cuomo came forward to describe what they said was inappropriate behavior by the governor. Charlotte Bennett, who was the governor's executive assistant and a health policy adviser, said in a March interview with CBS News that Cuomo said he was comfortable dating 22-year-olds and was looking for a girlfriend. She said he asked about her sexual relationships. Bennett said that during a one-on-one meeting on June 5, 2020, Cuomo asked multiple questions that led her to the conclusion that, "the governor's trying to sleep with me." "Without explicitly saying it, he implied to me that I was old enough for him and he was lonely," she said. The Wall Street Journal reported that Ana Liss, a woman who served as a policy and operations aide to Cuomo between 2013 and 2015, said that Cuomo had once asked...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids across the U.S., two people with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press. As a precursor to the bigger deal, New York reached an agreement Tuesday with the distribution companies AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson to settle an ongoing trial in the state. That deal alone would generate more than $1 billion to abate the damage done by opioids there. The trial is expected to continue, but the settlement leaves only three drug manufacturers as defendants. READ MORE: Police: Daniel Ufares Arrested For Stealing 7-Year-Old Boys Scooter In Brooklyn “For more than two decades, the opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on countless communities throughout New York and across the rest of the nation, killing hundreds of thousands of our friends and family members and addicting millions more,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James. “And over the course of these past two decades, McKesson,...
    (CNN)The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization's constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it's been operating lawfully in the state.The NRA says in a statement that it "voluntarily" withdrew this suit "in favor of pursuing the same claims against James in New York State court in Manhattan." It filed a similar suit in New York state court in February.Judge dismisses NRAs bankruptcy petition, allowing New York AG lawsuit to move forward"The NRA dropping its countersuit today in federal court is an implicit admission that their strategy would never prevail," James said in a statement. "The truth is that Wayne LaPierre and his lieutenants used the NRA as a breeding ground for personal gain and a lavish lifestyle. We were victorious against the organization's attempt to declare bankruptcy, and our fight for transparency and accountability will continue because no one is above the law."This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    A powerful police union boss in New York City has slammed the state's attorney general after she proposed sweeping reform legislation that would make it 'impossible' for officers to discern if use of force is permitted. Pat Lynch, the head of the Police Benevolent  Association for the City of New York, ripped into the proposal from Attorney General Letitia James while noting that 'violent criminals' are not hesitating in using force against cops. James' proposal, revealed on Friday, comes after her frustrations regarding the lack of prosecution after the death of Daniel Prude - the 41-year-old black man who died while he was handcuffed, naked and had a spit hood placed over his head. 'This sweeping proposal would make it impossible for police officers to determine whether or not we are permitted to use force in a given situation,' said Lynch, who endorsed Donald Trump for president in the 2020 election,' he said. 'The only reasonable solution will be to avoid confrontations where force might become necessary. Meanwhile, violent criminals certainly aren't hesitating to use force against police officers or...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York state Attorney General wants sweeping new legislation to try to hold police more accountable. It would change laws governing excessive use of force. READ MORE: Students Work With Nonprofit Group To Grow And Maintain Hydroponic Farms To Fight Food Insecurity In New York City As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports., the legislation seeks to change New York’s law that justifies police use of force. Attorney General Letitia James says the standard is too high for prosecutors seeking justice against officers who have gone too far, but police say the law will put officers’ lives at risk. “Our goal today is to preserve lives by making sure that under the law lethal force is a last resort,” James said. James says in light of the George Floyd killing and other instances of police brutality, she wants to change the law governing use of force by police “from one of simple necessity to one of absolute last resort, mandating that police officers only use force after all other alternatives have been exhausted.” “It will mandate that...
    New York's attorney general is now investigating the Trump Organization for criminal offenses, it emerged on Tuesday night. The office, led by Letitia James, had been investigating the company for civil tax offenses since 2018. The investigation has now escalated. 'We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the Organization is no longer purely civil in nature,' said Fabien Levy, a spokesman for the office.  'We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA.' The district attorney's office, led by Cyrus Vance, has been investigating possible criminal tax fraud. 
    More On: scott stringer Scott Stringer says he’s ‘never felt this good’ despite sexual assault allegation Embattled Scott Stringer believed Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser Teamsters endorse embattled Scott Stringer for mayor, reject assault allegations The left’s vile reaction to Sen. Tim Scott’s speech The woman who accused mayoral candidate Scott Stringer of sexual misconduct has now filed an official complaint with state Attorney General Letitia James to investigate her allegations against the city comptroller. Jean Kim last week alleged publicly that Stringer repeatedly groped her and said, “Why won’t you f–k me?” when she worked as an “unpaid intern” for his 2001 campaign for public advocate. He was an assemblyman at the time. Stringer has denied wrongdoing but said he had a “consensual” relationship with Kim. “Jean Kim, through her attorney, has filed this morning a formal complaint with the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleging Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment by Scott Stringer while he was a New York State Assemblyman running for the office of Public Advocate,” Kim’s lawyer Patricia Pastor said in a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York attorney general has named the two attorneys who will lead the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday the appointment of former Acting U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim and employment discrimination attorney Anne L. Clark as the two attorneys who will lead an independent investigation."We are committed to an independent and thorough investigation of the facts," James said. "Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark are independent, legal experts who have decades of experience conducting investigations and fighting to uphold the rule of law. There is no question that they both have the knowledge and background necessary to lead this investigation and provide New Yorkers with the answers they deserve."The investigation will include issuing subpoenas and related compliance; examination of relevant documents and records; interviews, including formal depositions; and analysis of data and information pertinent to the investigation.Over the weekend, two more women came forward saying Cuomo was inappropriate with them. However, the governor said he...
    (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James was only a few months into her second term as New York City's public advocate when, over a few hours during a dinner party with friends, a stunning twist of fate put her on a collision course with the state's most powerful man, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.In a report published on the evening of May 7, 2018, by The New Yorker, then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was leveled with a series of domestic and sexual abuse allegations. Within hours -- by the time dessert came around, James recounted later that year -- Schneiderman had announced plans to step down. The next week, James declared her candidacy to replace him.That November, James was elected New York's attorney general, the first Black person and woman to win statewide office. On the same night, Cuomo won his third term. The pair, who exchanged endorsements that spring, made for strange political allies. James is a favorite of New York progressives, Cuomo their longtime rival and antagonist. But the support of the governor proved too much to turn down and, despite...
    New York State Attorney General Letitia James has promised to make public the findings of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo.   Two former aides have accused Cuomo of making inappropriate remarks to them and one says he forcibly kissed her. He tried to play down the claims in a statement on Sunday, apologizing to the women but insisting they misinterpreted what he considers to be joking. At first, he wanted to run his own investigation into the allegations but James shot it down, insisting that his office refer it to her. On Monday, his office completed the referral process and she is now legally able to appoint a third party to investigate it.  In a statement on Monday afternoon, she said: 'Today, the executive chamber transmitted a referral letter to our office, providing us the authority to move forward with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment claims made against Governor Cuomo. 'This is not a responsibility we take lightly as allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously.  NY State Attorney General Letitia James...
    New York state Attorney General Letitia James, who in January released a report that claimed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration dramatically undercounted COVID-19 nursing home deaths in the state, will have full control over the sexual harassment inquiry that threatens his administration. James said Sunday that she expected to be granted a referral that would give her office subpoena power and allow her to deputize an outside law firm for "a rigorous and independent investigation." Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, both Democrats from New York, called for investigative power to be granted to James "so that she can conduct a transparent and thorough investigation with subpoena power." VideoThe Democrat & Chronicle reported that Cuomo—at first—wanted to refer the issue to Barbara Jones, a former U.S. district judge, who worked with one of his former advisers. After that idea was rejected, the paper reported that Cuomo wanted James to work with a judge that he appointed to help select an appropriate independent attorney to look into the matter. Over several hours Sunday, James and other leading party officials rejected two of Cuomo’s proposals for...
    New York State Attorney General Letitia JamesDrew Angerer | Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday that her office is continuing to actively investigate the Trump Organization's alleged inflation and deflation of property values to evade tax liability in the state and receive other financial benefits. James also said that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow the Manhattan District Attorney office to obtain eight years of former President Donald Trump's income tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation would not affect her own ongoing civil probe. That ruling, issued Monday, "doesn't change the tenor of our lawsuit," James said in an interview for The New York Times's DealBook DC Policy Project. "We will continue our investigation and upon completion we will announce our findings," James said. James also said the Supreme Court's ruling would not mean that her office would get Trump's tax records from Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr., who is expected to receive them this week from the former president's accounting firm through a grand jury subpoena. "There's a...
    New York : New York Attorney General Leticia James Photo: Michael M. Santiago / . President Joe biden kept his promise of suspend deportations, which he did for 100 days, in order to review the policies to be followed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, but his initiative faces a lawsuit from the Texas Attorney. Judge Drew tipton has blocked the moratorium for two 14-day periods, but a group of 16 prosecutors led by the New York Attorney General, Letitia james they joined the defense of the Biden Administration. Sofia Quintanar, head of Hispanic media at the Attorney General of Nueva Yor, explains to Daniel Parra, of City without Limits, already Jesus Garcia, of The newspaper, how Prosecutor James and other prosecutors joined this legal battle and what their help consists of. What is an ‘amicus’? Why is it important for a coalition of prosecutors to join the legal battle for immigrants? What are other successful efforts that Attorney James has led on behalf of immigrants? Why is it important to defend immigrants...
    Retail giant Amazon sued New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday after she threatened legal recourse over a protest at one of the company's facilities during the beginning of the pandemic. Amazon came under fire in March 2020 when a number of workers demonstrated in a Staten Island warehouse, which employs 5,000 people, to demand stronger coronavirus protocols. Christian Smalls, an Amazon worker, was terminated by top brass after leading his colleagues out of the facility during a lunch break, drawing condemnation from Empire State leaders, including James, who initiated an investigation into the corporation's conduct. Amazon accused James of violating federal labor laws when she threatened legal action and demanded that the company hand over profits, according to a complaint obtained by the Washington Examiner. On March 30, around the time of Smalls's protest, city authorities inspected the retail giant's facility and indicated that it passed guidelines on social distancing, shift separations, and temperature checks. Attorneys for Amazon called the investigation and the apparent worker strike "baseless." James, who has filed a number of...
    More On: letitia james Judge shoots down NRA bid to move New York AG suit to Albany Tish James sides with goons against the NYPD Letters to the editor — Jan. 20, 2021 NRA is leaving ‘toxic’ New York, heading to Texas New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday for denying the state a public hearing over the dismantling of the Indian Point nuclear power point before approving a sale. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., asks the federal court to review the NRC’s decision as well as another one related to the funds that would be used for decommissioning. The NRC in November had approved Entergy Corp.’s sale of the plant north of New York City to New Jersey-based Holtec International, and last week denied petitions from the state for hearings. An email was sent to the NRC seeking comment. The Unit 2 reactor at the plant along the Hudson River was shut down permanently in April. The last operating reactor will shut down in April under a deal...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing the New York City Police Department and its leadership over their ‘excessive, brutal and unlawful’ handling of Black Lives Matter protests last year. As part of the filing, James is requesting the police department installs a federal monitor to oversee their policing tactics. The ‘landmark’ suit, filed in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, names Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, Chief of Department Terence Monahan and Mayor Bill de Blasio as defendants. It comes as the culmination of a months-long investigation into the NYPD's actions during racial injustice protests in the Big Apple from May through December, which erupted after the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota on Memorial Day. ‘We found a pattern of deeply concerning and unlawful practices that the NYPD utilized in response to these largely peaceful protests,’ James said in a Thursday news conference, adding the ‘pattern of abuse’ stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline. ‘As the demonstrations continued, the very thing being protested — aggressive actions of law enforcement — was on full public display.’...
    'We found a pattern of deeply concerning and unlawful practices that the NYPD utilized in response to these largely peaceful protests,' said Attorney General Letitia James. New York's attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision, and discipline. Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit includes dozens of examples of alleged misconduct during the spring demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's police killing, including the use of pepper spray and batons on protesters, trapping demonstrators with a technique called kettling, and arresting medics and legal observers. "We found a pattern of deeply concerning and unlawful practices that the NYPD utilized in response to these largely peaceful protests," James said at a news conference announcing the lawsuit.
    New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and its leadership for their alleged “brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters.” “There is no question that the NYPD engaged in a pattern of excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters,” James said in a statement. “Over the past few months, the NYPD has repeatedly and blatantly violated the rights of New Yorkers, inflicting significant physical and psychological harm and leading to great distrust in law enforcement. With today’s lawsuit, this longstanding pattern of brutal and illegal force ends.” “No one is above the law – not even the individuals charged with enforcing it,” the statement continued. Following a investigation into allegations of police brutality against protesters, James alleged in the suit that members of the NYPD have a “pattern of responding to racial justice and related protests with gratuitous force.” Since May 30, her office has received more than 1,300 complains and pieces of evidence of misconduct, the statement said. (RELATED: Biden Says Black Lives Matter Protesters Would ‘Have...
    Loading the player... New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline. Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit includes dozens of examples of alleged misconduct during the spring demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s police killing, including the use of pepper spray and batons on protesters, trapping demonstrators with a technique called kettling and arresting medics and legal observers. Read More: NY AG Letitia James preparing ‘long list’ of Trump initiatives to undo “We found a pattern of deeply concerning and unlawful practices that the NYPD utilized in response to these largely peaceful protests,” James said at a news conference announcing the lawsuit. New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a news conference about the ongoing investigation into the death of Daniel Prude on September 20, 2020 in Rochester, New York. Prude, who is Black, died March 30 after being taken off life support following his arrest by...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Attorney General Letitia James is recusing herself from the state’s criminal investigation into ParCare. The health network is accused of wrongfully obtaining and distributing COVID vaccines. In a statement, the attorney general’s office said James wanted to avoid “even an appearance of conflict.” MORE: New York Attorney General Opens Investigation Into ParCare’s COVID Vaccine Distribution As State’s Positivity Rate Climbs Critics questioned her political ties to ParCare CEO Gary Schlesinger. In December, ParCare returned 2,300 doses to the state after being accused of obtaining them illegally and offering shots on a first come, first serve basis. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Must-See Video: Hollywood-Style Heist Leaves Bronx Business More Than $35,000 Light And In Danger Of Closingr 2021 Predictions: What Psychic Nikki Sees For Us In The Coming Year: A Slow Transition Back To Normal Squirrel-Mania! Queens Residents Describe In Graphic Detail Being Attacked By Crazed Rodents
    An amicus brief charges that New York Attorney General Letitia James is biased and that the NRA is protected by the First Amendment. A group of 16 Republican state attorneys general asked a federal court this week to stop their New York Attorney General Letitia James from enforcing the laws of her state. They charge that James' actions in response to alleged illegality within the National Rifle Association are grounded in bias against the group. In their filing, the attorney generals argued that James, a Democrat, supports gun control and is therefore biased against the NRA, against which she filed suit in August for, as her office noted, the "culture of self-dealing, mismanagement, and negligent oversight at the NRA that was illegal, oppressive, and fraudulent."
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office’s special investigations and prosecutions unit is looking into the death of Sofia Gomez, a pedestrian who died three days after she was hit by an NYPD cruiser. It happened at the corner of Pelham Parkway and Wallace Avenue in the Bronx on Oct. 5. Police said Gomez was in a crosswalk when she was hit by a cruiser that was responding to another officer’s call for backup at a traffic stop on the Throgs Neck Bridge. MORE: Woman Struck By Police Cruiser In The Bronx, Taken To Hospital In Critical Condition Police gave Gomez CPR before she was rushed to the hospital, where she died on Oct. 8. The marked patrol car had its flashing lights and siren on, police said. The attorney general is authorized to investigate cases where a police officer causes the death of an unarmed civilian, and prosecute if warranted. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here. (© Copyright 2020 CBS...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office’s special investigations and prosecutions unit is looking into the death of Sofia Gomez, a pedestrian who died three days after she was hit by an NYPD cruiser. It happened at the corner of Pelham Parkway and Wallace Avenue in the Bronx on Oct. 5. Police said Gomez was in a crosswalk when she was hit by a cruiser that was responding to another officer’s call for backup at a traffic stop on the Throgs Neck Bridge. MORE: Woman Struck By Police Cruiser In The Bronx, Taken To Hospital In Critical Condition Police gave Gomez CPR before she was rushed to the hospital, where she died on Oct. 8. The marked patrol car had its flashing lights and siren on, police said. The attorney general is authorized to investigate cases where a police officer causes the death of an unarmed civilian, and prosecute if warranted. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here. (© Copyright 2020 CBS...
    Letitia James claimed the National Rifle Association (NRA) was a “terrorist organization” during an interview with Ebony magazine, one week before she was elected to the office of New York attorney general. James won the November 6, 2018, election for New York attorney general. A week before that, on October 31, 2018, Ebony asked James, “What is the most important issue you have heard from prospective voters?” She gave a broad-based response, which included tying “gun violence” to the repeal of the individual mandate in Obamacare. Here is an excerpt of James’s response: The foreclosure crisis is not behind us, students debt is a major issue, health care is a challenge since they repealed the individual mandate, people are having a difficult time with premiums that have increased and are often times deciding to go without medicine because of the costs, resulting in premature death and gun violence. The NRA holds [itself] out as a charitable organization, but in fact, [it] really [is] a terrorist organization. On August 6, 2020, James made news by bringing a lawsuit—New York vs. National Rifle...
    New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a press conference announcing a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA on August 06, 2020 in New York City. New York State Attorney General Letitia filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association charging the organization as a whole as well as Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre, former Treasurer and CFO Wilson Phillips, Chief of Staff and Executive Director of General Operations Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer with failing to manage the NRA’s funds and failing to follow state and federal laws. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan after an 18-month investigation, highlighted misspending and self-dealing allegations that have roiled the NRA and its longtime leader, Wayne LaPierre, in recent years...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Thursday that she was suing the NRA, claiming its former leadership mismanaged funds and doled out lucrative, fake deals to former employees to fund their lavish lifestyles.  James - who is a vocal Trump critic and is anti-guns -issued a press release on Thursday announcing the lawsuit shortly before a scheduled press conference. She had teased the press conference on Wednesday, saying it was a 'big announcement'.  James claims that former Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre, former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wilson 'Woody' Phillips, former Chief of Staff and the Executive Director of General Operations Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer used the NRA as a 'personal piggy bank'.  She claims in her lawsuit that they used NRA funds to pay for 'trips for them and their families to the Bahamas, private jets, and expensive meals.'   In a statement, James said:'The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets.  'The NRA is fraught...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Attorney General Letitia James is set to provide and update Wednesday on her investigation into recent protests and the actions of police. Her office held public hearings last month, with testimony from more than 100 witnesses. James is probing the NYPD’s response to weeks of demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd. GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS CBS2’s Maurice DuBois, Documentary Filmmaker Marshall Curry Discuss Where The Conversation About Race Goes From Here Public Advocate Jumaane Williams On What’s Next With Race In America Having The Difficult But Important Conversation About Race How To Be A Part Of Making Change Beyond Protesting Schomburg Center Releases ‘Black Liberation Reading List’ Child Psychologist On Talking About Race & Activism Complete CBS2 Coverage More From Minneapolis From NYPD vehicles lurching into crowds to Molotov cocktails being thrown at police cruisers, cameras have captured tense and sometimes violent moments between protesters and police in the wake of George Floyd‘s killing. Some officers were disciplined by the department for actions observed during the protests. PHOTO GALLERY: George Floyd’s Death Prompts Days Of Protests In NYC
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