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Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

03/03/2017  |  Comments Off on Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

NRP Properties filed a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Byron Brown and others were engaged in “pay-to-play”. A federal judge recently... more

Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

11/11/2016  |  Comments Off on Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

On November 10, a Niagara Falls councilman was charged with an elections law violation. I spoke to WGRZ about the... more

Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

10/06/2016  |  Comments Off on Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied allegations that he was involved in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal after a witness... more

After Years of Rumors, Former NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Faces Serious Charges

02/02/2015  |  Comments Off on After Years of Rumors, Former NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Faces Serious Charges

Sheldon Silver, who served as speaker of the New York State Assembly for two decades, was arrested January 22 on... more

Prosecutors’ Failures Led to Decisions Clearing Police Officers of Brown and Garner Deaths

12/22/2014  |  Comments Off on Prosecutors’ Failures Led to Decisions Clearing Police Officers of Brown and Garner Deaths

While prosecutors typically present their cases and ask grand juries for indictments, this was not done effectively in Ferguson, Missouri,... more

Following Failures to Indict Police Officers Wilson and Pantaleo, Many Ask “Is Our Grand Jury System Broken?”

Following Failures to Indict Police Officers Wilson and Pantaleo, Many Ask “Is Our Grand Jury System Broken?”

12/05/2014  |  Comments Off on Following Failures to Indict Police Officers Wilson and Pantaleo, Many Ask “Is Our Grand Jury System Broken?”

The recent failure of grand juries in St. Louis County, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, to indict police officers... 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

Buffalo Police Using Audio Surveillance

Buffalo Police Using Audio Surveillance

08/27/2014  |  Comments Off on Buffalo Police Using Audio Surveillance

The Buffalo Police have begun to utilize new audio surveillance technology.  The device allows police to know when a shooting... more

Taxpayers Paying for Buffalo Board of Education Conflicts

Taxpayers Paying for Buffalo Board of Education Conflicts

04/21/2014  |  Comments Off on Taxpayers Paying for Buffalo Board of Education Conflicts

Buffalo Board of Education member Carl Paladino is reported to have some strong opposition to fellow members of the Buffalo... more

Penn State: The Path Forward

11/18/2011  |  No Comments

Liz Kahn, former Assistant Managing Editor of the Buffalo News, recently contributed a wonderful article to the Buffalo News that... more