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12.11.14 Rhett Jones

Hip-hop moguls came together on Wednesday to talk to Governor Andrew Cuomo about reforms needed in the wake of the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD. Jay Z and Russell Simmons came together at Cuomo’s Manhattan office to talk about the specific changes that should be made to restore public confidence […]

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10.27.14 Rhett Jones

After an NYC resident, Dr. Craig Spencer, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus last Thursday, state and city leaders have stepped up their insistence on mandatory quarantines to the chagrin of federal authorities. Governor Cuomo of New York and Governor Christie of New Jersey have both instituted a mandatory 21-day quarantine for health care workers […]

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02.08.13 Andy Cush

Yesterday, the 3D-printed gun operation Defense Distributed –whom ANIMAL profiled recently— posted the above video, which shows an assault rifle emptying 30 rounds from a new 3D-printed magazine design. The magazine’s name? The “Cuomo” after the New York governor, who recently signed a bill banning all magazines larger than seven rounds. “He [Cuomo] wants to […]

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07.18.12 David Lumb

There’s legislation circling around in Albany that would require public alerts when wastewater spills into the Hudson River and other waterways–because currently, there’s no state law requiring the state’s 643 water treatment plants to give the public a heads up when shit spills into our water. FYI: overflows routinely occur during huge rainstorms and places […]

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06.21.12 Allison Burtch

In his new short, Fox compares the campaign of disinformation waged by the gas industry to that of Big Tobacco and climate change. Like Big Tobacco knew their cigarettes caused cancer and sat on the information, Fox says that the gas industry knows that fracking is causing significant damage to aquifers. […]

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06.20.12 Allison Burtch

The Ray Kelly, Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo were all in favor of the decriminilzation of public possession of small amounts of weed, citing the increasing incarceration of minorities as a result of stop-and-frisk. But the GOP was having none of it. Sad face. Cuomo responded to the GOP in a radio interview. “I believe […]

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06.07.12 Allison Burtch

Earlier this week, New York Governor Cuomo announced that he will seek legislation to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana. Though possessing weed was decriminalized in New York State thirty-five years ago, there’s a weird gray area where as soon as the weed is in “public view,” you get a misdemeanor. And […]

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06.04.12 Allison Burtch

In a press conference today, New York Governor Cuomo announced that he will seek legislation to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, placing him squarely in the stop-and-frisk debate and annoying the crap out of Mayor Bloomberg. Possessing weed was decriminalized in New York State in 1977 and according to the current […]

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