ALBANY, N.Y. — Gatherings of up to 10 people will now be allowed in New York after a lawsuit challenged a directive from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that only gave the green light to Memorial Day celebrations and religious services.The change came Friday evening after the New York Civil Liberties Union sued the governor on behalf of a Brooklyn woman arrested twice outside City Hall for protesting the statewide coronavirus shutdown.The group argued that Cuomo’s initial order signed a day earlier infringed on New Yorkers’ First Amendment rights by allowing certain gatherings but limiting protests and demo…
‘Nazi Nuremberg defense’: Buffalo police ripped for defending cops who pushed elderly man
The Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team was harshly criticized online after all 57 officers resigned from the team in solidarity with officers who were suspended for shoving an elderly man during protests against police violence.
Video went viral on Thursday that showed police shoving 75-year-old Martin Gugino, who bled from the ear after his head hit the concrete with a thud.
“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” Buffalo Police Benevolent Association president John Evans said in a statement.
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"Majdi Wadi, CEO of Holy Land Brand Inc., which operates a Middle Eastern grocery store, restaurant and deli in northeast Minneapolis, apologized for the 2016 posting and revealed that it was written by his daughter, Lianne Wadi, the company’s catering director. She was fired," said the report.
57 Buffalo cops resign to support suspended officers who pushed down elderly man
The entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team -- a total of 57 officers -- has resigned from the team in support of the two officers who pushed 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground, seriously injuring him.
They are still employed, but no longer on ERT.
According to Buffalo Police Benevolent Association president John Evans, the cops who pushed Gugino down were just following orders.
“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” Evans, said in a statement.