Michael Grimm's congressional seat looked like a prime pickup, after the two-term GOP incumbent came under a federal indictment. But with his rival still trailing in the polls, it could be just another sign of a tough midterm election for Democrats.
Mayor Bill de Blasio hired cop’s cop William Bratton to lead the NYPD, but the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner has heightened acrimony between the police and minority communities. The events in Ferguson, Mo., have added to tensions.
Staten Island district attorney Daniel Donovan will convene a grand jury in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner. While some have praised the move, the black community is skeptical.