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CITY ISLAND EVACUATION CENTER

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If you need to evacuate to a nearby location. The following is a recommended center;

HARRY S. TRUMAN HS 750 BAYCHESTER AVENUE BRONX, NY # 10475

CROSS STREETS:Between DONIZETTI PLACE and ALDRICH STREET

DIRECTIONS:

Limited parking, therefore evacuees are encouraged to use public transit whenever possible.

Use the MTA Trip Planner (below) for directions to a transit-accessible evacuation center.

Use the MTA Trip Planner (below) for public transit directions to your evacuation center.

Parking may not be available. Evacuees are strongly advised to use public transit.

THIS FRISKING PRACTICE

Issue

Today's landmark decision by a federal judge that NYPD has violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of Black and Latinos by subjecting them to unlawful stops. The judge told NYPD to bring its practices in line with the US Constitution and seeks an independent monitor.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s ruling in Floyd v. City of New York found the NYPD liable for violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Santa Baby

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Our granddaughter Olivia is only one month young and she is already prepared for her very first Christmas.

Her mother Sabrina and her father Stephen agree and we ask all of you... Inst she the most adorable baby girl who has managed to win all of our hearts? We certainly think so. What say you?

Santa Baby By Eartha Kitt https://youtu.be/g7T0IK99ELs via @YouTube

Photo: Stephen Grevenberg, DaD

LOVE YOUR BLOCK

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Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for "Love Your Block" grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.

THE HART ISLAND PROJECT

News

It was a free lecture and the standing room only event at The City Island Public Library today was fascinating as Melinda Hunt delivered her amazing presentation of the historic significance of NYC Potters Field.

The founding director of The Hart Island Project spoke about the need for the NY City Council to pass bill 848 allowing members of the public access to visit Hart Island, like they would visit other public parks.

PBS Frontline

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The Choice 2016 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history.

Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk goes beyond the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most.

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365848966/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS.

CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT

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www.civilrightssummit.org

On April 8-10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

To allow everyone to enjoy the Civil Rights Summit, April 8, 9 and 10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library—in collaboration with Google and Longhorn Network—will live stream each of the Summit programs on their website.

www.CivilRightsSummit.org

The Loose Juice?

Problem

Could Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson, aka The Juice, who was an NFL running back, broadcaster, actor, and convicted armed robber a kidnapper be dangerous?

Now that the parole board has issued a final decision, OJ may be on his way to a neighborhood near some of US.

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole https://apnews.com/1e3c4987a3ea43f79c0d45235c71fc3a

BBC News - OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40676882

Beware of Incosiderate Poeple

Problem

If you have ever known a person who when they started sneezing, or coughing they would never cover their mouth whenever they kept doing this?

At the very least, these inconsiderate people should direct their sneeze or cough into a folded handkerchief, a paper towel, perhaps a heavy-duty napkin or even toilet paper or a tissue. Whenever, or wherever this happened, I wished I had brought a face mask with me;.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.