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    Well, it’s finally happened. The late, great , one of our most important Founding Fathers, and a principal writer of the Constitution of the United States, is being “evicted” from the magnificent City Council Chamber. Who would have thought this would ever be possible (I did, and called it long ago!). Next up, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and, of course, George Washington. The Radical Left has gone crazy, and it’s hurting our Country badly—But someday soon, sane people will be back, and our Country will be respected again!

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    The recent ignominious departure from office of Andrew Cuomo is the latest act in New York’s sad saga of political decline. Cuomo fell because of his private life, such as it was; the right thing for the wrong reason.

    The standards applied to him would have victimized, among others, the state’s 49th governor, Nelson Rockefeller. Cuomo’s manipulation of nursing home statistics would have been an appropriate ground for forcing his departure; groping was not, unless we are to make of sexual harassment law a blackmailer’s charter. The facts of these matters cannot be accurately determined, especially when time has passed, and in any event they are largely irrelevant to performance in public office, though the greatest leaders, e.g. Winston Churchill and Charles De Gaulle, avoid such hazards.

    One reflecting on the downfall of the New York Democracy must call to mind the words of the railroad president Charles Francis Adams in his “Chapters of Erie,” quoting the third act of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, on the decline of the New York judiciary from Chancellor Kent to the satraps of the Tweed Ring: ”Could you on this fair mountain leave to feed. And batten on this moor?”

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    Health care providers must report “within three hours.” Three hours! The price of non-compliance? “Civil penalties of up to $2,000 per day.” No mention in the advisory of privacy safeguards or limits on what can be done with the information. Medical professionals in New York understand the need for Covid-19 testing, but concerns are mounting that Cuomo is using a March state of emergency declaration to trample patient rights

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    President Trump has won a last-minute reprieve in his effort to block a New York subpoena for his tax records, delaying a federal judge’s ruling from taking effect that would have forced his accounting firm to hand the records to the Manhattan district attorney beginning Monday afternoon.

    The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted the emergency stay.

    • The president's lawyers had argued in court last month he was immune from being investigated while in office
    • Manhattan District Attorney obtained a grand jury subpoena for the returns as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization and potential campaing finance violations
    • Trump refused to release his returns voluntarily during the campaign 
    • DA probing whether Stormy Daniels payoffs and reimbursement constituted a violation
    • Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence 
    • President's legal team immediately filed an appeal on Monday 
    • The president accused 'Radical Left Democrats' of pushing the investigation

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    The FBI and ICE are reportedly using driver’s license photos for facial recognition without consent. According to reports Monday, the two agencies compiled a facial recognition database of millions of people living in the U.S. between 2014 and 2017. 

    ICE mined driver's license databases in Utah, Vermont and Washington using facial recognition technology to analyze millions of Americans' photos without their knowledge

    • Records obtained by Georgetown Law researchers reveal how ICE officials requested access to DMV databases in Utah, Vermont and Washington
    • Those states are among 13 that offer licenses to undocumented immigrants
    • The practice of cataloging biometric data such as fingerprints and DNA from criminal suspects has long been used by law enforcement
    • However, DMV records are far more intrusive given that they contain data for the vast majority of a state's residents, most of whom have no criminal record
    • The records published over the weekend mark the first known instance of ICE using facial recognition technology to comb state driver's license databases
    • A growing number of lawmakers from both parties have expressed concern that facial recognition technology is unreliable, intrusive and dangerous

    The database was designed to help law enforcement agencies battle crime and deport illegal aliens. However, some congressional Democrats say facial recognition could violate — what they call — the civil rights of illegals. Meanwhile, Republicans have raised privacy concerns.

    Some U.S. states and cities have banned the use of facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, and some lawmakers are concerned with possible abuses of the technology. 

    Illegal Aliens in New York are panicking that they may be profiled based on new drivers license applications.