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Report Finds Former State Assemblyman Breached Public Trust

Report Finds Former State Assemblyman Breached Public Trust

12/31/2015  |  Comments Off on Report Finds Former State Assemblyman Breached Public Trust

The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) released a report on Wednesday concerning former New York State Assemblyman... more

The Upstate/Downstate Divide

The Upstate/Downstate Divide

10/01/2015  |  Comments Off on The Upstate/Downstate Divide

A collection of gun rights groups, pro-fracking advocates and other activists will rally Sunday in a small town near Binghamton. ... more

Will Sheriff’s Use of Cell Phone Spying Lead to Reopened Criminal Cases?

Will Sheriff’s Use of Cell Phone Spying Lead to Reopened Criminal Cases?

03/18/2015  |  Comments Off on Will Sheriff’s Use of Cell Phone Spying Lead to Reopened Criminal Cases?

A New York State Supreme Court ruling is requiring the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to turn over documents related to... more

Buffalo Schools Board Member Carl Paladino Threatens Legal Action Over Charges He Calls Slanderous

Buffalo Schools Board Member Carl Paladino Threatens Legal Action Over Charges He Calls Slanderous

02/26/2015  |  Comments Off on Buffalo Schools Board Member Carl Paladino Threatens Legal Action Over Charges He Calls Slanderous

WGRZ’s Kelly Dudzik asked for my analysis on Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino’s threat to take legal action against... more

Guns America’s S. H. Blannelberry and I Discuss New York’s SAFE Act and Orders of Protection

Guns America’s S. H. Blannelberry and I Discuss New York’s SAFE Act and Orders of Protection

02/05/2015  |  Comments Off on Guns America’s S. H. Blannelberry and I Discuss New York’s SAFE Act and Orders of Protection

Reporter S. H. Blannelberry of Guns America and I spoke recently. Click on the video above for the full interview.... more

How Is the Supreme Court Likely to Rule on States’ Authority to Regulate Gay Marriage?

How Is the Supreme Court Likely to Rule on States’ Authority to Regulate Gay Marriage?

01/16/2015  |  Comments Off on How Is the Supreme Court Likely to Rule on States’ Authority to Regulate Gay Marriage?

While same-sex marriage is currently legal in 36 states and Washington DC and recognized by the federal government, the 6th... more

“Stingray” Technology Secretly Being Used by Police to Track Citizens’ Cell Phones

09/24/2014  |  Comments Off on “Stingray” Technology Secretly Being Used by Police to Track Citizens’ Cell Phones

The International Business Times sought comments from me for an article about police departments in 18 states using technology called "Stingray"... more

Terror Suspect from Rochester in Custody

Terror Suspect from Rochester in Custody

09/17/2014  |  Comments Off on Terror Suspect from Rochester in Custody

A Yemen-born man who was resided in Rochester was indited on Tuesday.  He is accused of recruiting for the terrorist... more

Erie County Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Ruled Unconstitutional

Erie County Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Ruled Unconstitutional

06/25/2014  |  Comments Off on Erie County Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Ruled Unconstitutional

Over the past 4 months, NBC News affiliate WGRZ has been investigating the Erie County Sheriff's Department and its use... more

Erie County Sheriff's Office Spends Over $350,000 to Spy on Citizens' Cell Phones

Erie County Sheriff’s Office Spends Over $350,000 to Spy on Citizens’ Cell Phones

05/06/2014  |  Comments Off on Erie County Sheriff’s Office Spends Over $350,000 to Spy on Citizens’ Cell Phones

A WGRZ investigative report has unveiled that the Erie County Sheriff's Department has spent over $350,000 on equipment used to... more