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Autism Without Fear: On Darius McCollum, and the Necessary Resignations of Allen Cappelli, Charles Moerdler, and Andrew Alpert
I too, share Darius' diagnosis. But I've had a gazillion more opportunities than Darius. The whole gist of Darius' dilemma
Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are two national leaders who get it. They are throwing down the gauntlet and saying very passionately that it's time to really help people. No more band-aids, no more excuses.
The Mayor's plan for more supportive housing in New York is nothing short of seismic for local organizations and providers working in difficult circumstances, seeing and meeting homeless people every day, taking risks and pursuing all avenues to address the needs of individuals who have been through hell and back.
These poor creatures are entangled in a system where their fate is determined by financial viability rather than an undeniable right to exist. For many animals, the sand is flowing quickly and unimpeded. However, there is hope.
New York City's landmark Municipal Building will soon be named in honor of its 106th Mayor, David N. Dinkins. After being engaged in 36 political campaigns over the last 27 years -- from presidential to judicial -- I have a lot of stories to tell.
On Wednesday September 16, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration's plans for new reforms for the City's public schools. At the core of his vision were two words, "equity and excellence."
I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.
I am becoming increasingly concerned that New York's Mayor may be losing touch with the normally genial, coalition-building side of his persona. His behavior of late could cost the City in the future.
This week's expiration of rent regulations shows just how anti-tenant the state legislature remains, putting over one million apartments at risk for unreasonable rate increases.
Nobody of any age should be held in jail without a trial for three years. No child or adolescent should be held in an adult jail. Yet, a 16-year-old accused of stealing a backpack was kept in one of the most violent adult jails in the United States, Rikers Island in New York City, for three years without a trial. This was morally scandalous and inhumane. Even worse, he spent more than two years of that time in solitary confinement, locked up alone except to go to the shower, the recreation area, the visit room or the medical clinic. This was torture. The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder on June 6, barely two years after his release and return home, was the final horror in his tragic and brutal journey into the depths of the adult criminal justice system in New York.