A new memo circulating among the NYPD is now instructing officers to NOT stop people smoking marijuana on city streets.
“Under the law, residents can have up to 3 ounces of cannabis and 24 grams of cannabis concentrate on them outside of their homes,” reports The Hill. “It says that smoking marijuana in places such as sidewalks, on front stops and other public places ‘is not a basis for an approach, stop, summons, arrest or, search.’”
— The Hill (@thehill) April 2, 2021
“However, the trunk may not be searched unless the officer develops separate probable cause to believe the trunk contains evidence of a crime,” reads the memo.
Read the full report at The Hill.
DE BLASIO'S NYC: 62-Year-Old Bus Driver ‘Knocked Out’ After Asking Rider to Wear a Face Mask
A New York City bus driver was attacked by one of his passengers this week after he asked the rider to put on his face mask at the request of others; saying the exchange was calm before he was “knocked out cold.”
— The Hill (@thehill) September 18, 2020
“A 62-year-old public bus driver in New York, Mr. Reid was on his last run in East New York, Brooklyn, when passengers complained that a man in the back was not wearing a face covering. Mr. Reid pulled over and called out to the man, reminding him that masks were required on public transportation,” reports the New York Times.
“It was a calm exchange with him, but then he just knocked me out cold,” said Mr. Reid.
“It’s very dangerous, very dangerous,’’ Mr. Reid said. “I was just trying to protect myself and protect the passengers. I paid a price for that.”
Read the full report at the New York Times.
DE BLASIO'S DISASTER: NYC ENRAGED after Mild Storm Causes CHAOS, Calls for Mayor to Resign
Big Apple residents raged at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tepid response to a mild autumn snow storm Thursday night; with commuters sitting in gridlocked streets for up to 12 hours as roughly 3 to 6 inches of snow fell on the region.
Locals fumed at city officials Thursday evening and Friday morning while de Blasio feverishly deflected criticism; claiming “bad luck” and a series of poor weather forecasts threw the nation’s largest city into chaos.
“I’m tired, hungry, running out of gas and patience, I have to use the bathroom, I’m still stuck in traffic BUT I’m safe!” wrote a Democratic councilwoman on social media. “Only God to thank for that because of the HORRIBLE response to today’s snowstorm! This is beyond ridiculous and completely UNACCEPTABLE! Just terrible!”
I’m tired, hungry, running out of gas and patience, I have to use the bathroom, I’m still stuck in traffic BUT I’m safe! Only God to thank for that because of the HORRIBLE response to today’s snowstorm! This is beyond ridiculous and completely UNACCEPTABLE! Just terrible!
— Hon. Vanessa L. Gibson, MPA (She, Her, Hers) (@Vanessalgibson) November 16, 2018
“Somebody dropped the ball. No way a few inches of slush should bring the greatest city in the world to its knees,” added another council member.
Manhattan Port Authority last night pic.twitter.com/dL9hTy6UzY
— evan (@Theevanpt) November 16, 2018
Read the full report at the New York Post.