Rape on Philadelphia train echoes NYC’s notorious Kitty Genovese murder

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed, robbed, raped and killed on a street in New York City. The crime went on for almost an hour, with nobody coming to Genovese’s aid. Initial media coverage suggested that dozens of people had watched it take place and done nothing, not even calling police. It was revealed years later that these details had been considerably distorted, but by then the Genovese incident had taken shape in the public mind as a cautionary tale about life in big cities.

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NIMBY New Yorkers Sue City Over ‘Proliferation of Outdoor Dining’

A group of New York City residents has sued the city to end the “proliferation of outdoor dining” that’s taken place under the city’s Open Restaurants Program, which expanded al fresco dining options during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The Open Restaurants Program was launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in June 2020.

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Stop pressuring women to have abortions

At least two Washington, D.C., police officers allege that the Metropolitan Police Department gave them an ultimatum: have an abortion or lose your job.
D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson claims she was told this while undergoing the MPD cadet program in 1988. Another woman, D.C. police officer Karen Arikpo, said the sergeant leading the department’s recruiting class in 1997 told her the same thing. Arikpo said the sergeant even referred her to an abortion doctor, according to Fox 5 .
It’s disgusting that any employer would make a woman kill her unborn baby to keep her job.

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Stop pressuring women to have abortions

At least two Washington, D.C., police officers allege that the Metropolitan Police Department gave them an ultimatum: have an abortion or lose your job.
D.C. Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson claims she was told this while undergoing the MPD cadet program in 1988. Another woman, D.C. police officer Karen Arikpo, said the sergeant leading the department’s recruiting class in 1997 told her the same thing. Arikpo said the sergeant even referred her to an abortion doctor, according to Fox 5 .
It’s disgusting that any employer would make a woman kill her unborn baby to keep her job.

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Wage Theft at Restaurants Is Getting Worse

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As if restaurant workers weren’t already suffering enough during the pandemic from lost hours and angry customers, many of them have also had to contend with not being paid for all of the hours they’ve worked. 
Tipped workers, most of them restaurant workers, have experienced increased wage theft this year compared to last, according to a recent report by nonprofit restaurant advocacy group One Fair Wage.

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Wage Theft at Restaurants Is Getting Worse

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As if restaurant workers weren’t already suffering enough during the pandemic from lost hours and angry customers, many of them have also had to contend with not being paid for all of the hours they’ve worked. 
Tipped workers, most of them restaurant workers, have experienced increased wage theft this year compared to last, according to a recent report by nonprofit restaurant advocacy group One Fair Wage.

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Wage Theft at Restaurants Is Getting Worse

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As if restaurant workers weren’t already suffering enough during the pandemic from lost hours and angry customers, many of them have also had to contend with not being paid for all of the hours they’ve worked. 
Tipped workers, most of them restaurant workers, have experienced increased wage theft this year compared to last, according to a recent report by nonprofit restaurant advocacy group One Fair Wage.

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GOP in ’24; Abrams and Elections; Quote of the Week

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Good morning, it’s Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise quotations intended to be uplifting or educational. Today’s lines come from two famed 19th century American authors, and on the same subject — grand opera.
The news peg for this morning’s missive is that New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors for the first time on this date in 1883. The Met, as the opera company quickly became known (and is known still), was then located at 1423 Broadway, between 39th and 40th streets.

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GOP in ’24; Abrams and Elections; Quote of the Week

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Good morning, it’s Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise quotations intended to be uplifting or educational. Today’s lines come from two famed 19th century American authors, and on the same subject — grand opera.
The news peg for this morning’s missive is that New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors for the first time on this date in 1883. The Met, as the opera company quickly became known (and is known still), was then located at 1423 Broadway, between 39th and 40th streets.

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Robert E. Lee Doesn’t Deserve a Statue, But Thomas Jefferson Does

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In New York City, a statue of Thomas Jefferson has graced the City Council chamber for 100 years. This week, the Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove it. “Jefferson embodies some of the most shameful parts of our country’s history,” explained Adrienne Adams, a councilwoman from Queens. Assemblyman Charles Barron went even further. Responding to a question about where the statue should go next, he was contemptuous: “I don’t think it should go anywhere. I don’t think it should exist.

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