Motorcyclists then swarmed Mr. Liens car angrily, and Lien hit several of them as he tried to flee, running over and badly injuring one of them. celebs Dozens of motorists looked on in horror as the bikers chased, cornered, and finally stopped the SUV, pulling Lien out and beating him before his terrified wife and daughter. The charges against Braszczok, especially, suggested that prosecutors have a lot at stake and are under heavy public pressure to make sure the bikers are punished. The reason we focus so much attention on this case is it makes everybody feel vulnerable, and thats why theres so much pressure on the prosecutors, says Jack Levin, a criminologist at Northeastern University, in Boston.
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Airbnb files motion to block New York AG's subpoena
A second video also revealed that a New York undercover police officer was among those throwing kicks and punches at the SUV at least, that's what New York prosecutors allege. Det. Wojciech Braszczok, who was off duty at the time, faces charges of gang assault and criminal mischief; he says he couldn't risk blowing his cover by going to the family's aid. That this year's Hollywood's Block Party dissolved into mayhem is not in dispute. A camera positioned on a rider's helmet showed hundreds of motorcycles chasing Lien's SUV up Manhattan's West Side Highway. It showed Lien, 33, running over a rider. It showed a swarm of bikers smashing Lien's car windows and dragging him onto the street for a beating.
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New York Fed fired examiner who refused to go soft on Goldman Sachs: report
Yet when Segarra asked to see all board presentations involving conflicts of interest and the merger, Goldman responded that its Business Selection and Conflict Resolution Group as a general matter did not confer with Goldmans board. The banks responses to her document requests offered no information from presentations to the El Paso board discussing conflicts, even though lawsuit filings indicate such discussions occurred. Goldman did provide documents detailing how it had divided its El Paso and Kinder Morgan bankers into red and blue teams. These teams were told they could not communicate with each other 2014 what the industry calls a Chinese Wall 2014 to prevent sharing information that could unduly benefit one party. Segarra said Goldman seating charts showed that that in one case, opposing team members http://free.yudu.com/item/details/1303040/---teen-Mom----Star-Farrah-Abraham-Didn---t-Want-Fame-An had adjacent offices. She also determined that three of the El Paso team members had previously worked for Kinder Morgan in key areas.
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Saying goodbye to New York
Airbnb files motion to block New York AG's subpoena The rent-out-your-home service vows to fight the external link state's subpoena requesting troves of user data saying it's a "government-sponsored fishing expedition" and "unreasonably broad." Follow @darakerr (Credit: Screenshot by Donna Tam/CNET) It appears that Airbnb is going to bat for its New York City hosts; the rent-out-your-home service has filed a motion objecting to the state's recent subpoena asking for troves of host data. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed the subpoena last Friday requesting that Airbnb divulge three years' worth of data on thousands of New York hosts. While Airbnb has said that it will cooperate with New York's lawmakers to root out illegal hotel operators and slumlords, its motion stated that it won't turn over sweeping amounts of information on hosts who have done no wrong. "We made it clear to the Attorney General's office from the very beginning that we would never agree to this type of government-sponsored fishing expedition," Airbnb's head of global public policy, David Hantman, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. "We believe this subpoena as written is unreasonably broad, and we remain committed to fighting it with everything we've got." Schneiderman's subpoena is based on a 2011 New York state law that makes it illegal for New York residents to rent out a property for less than http://mitchellidjj.blogs.experienceproject.com/2263148.html 29 days. The law is meant to protect renters, so that slumlords don't force them to leave to make a quick buck on unlicensed hotels and short-term stays.
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Could New York City be sued for brutal biker beating?
This is the point of Joan Didions 1967 essay Goodbye to All That (published in her landmark collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem); All I mean is that I was very young in New York, she writes, and that at some point the golden rhythm was broken, and I am not that young anymore. Didions line serves as the epigraph for Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York (Seal Press: 270 pp., $16 paper), edited by Sari Botton and featuring essays by 28 writers including Hope Edelman, Roxane Gay, Dani Shapiro, Rebecca Wolff,Meghan Daum and Cheryl Strayed. In many ways, it can be read as a follow-up to Kathleen Norris 1995 anthology Leaving New York: Writers Look Back, which reprinted, along with work by Frank Conroy, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mona Simpson, the original Didion piece, although that book took a more historical overview. Both collections get at the sense of hope (or ambition) with which New York seduces us, as well as how living in the city can turn, leaving us with wistfulness and regret. I am, I should admit, very susceptible to such a message; as a native New Yorker, I know firsthand the highs and lows of living in the city; I left, also, in my late 20s, although to this day, I continue to feel its pull. And yet, Im no longer very young, which is why, perhaps, I relate most viscerally to the writers in Goodbye to All That I have mentioned, to their experience and their years. When Edelman tells us, I felt certain Id cycle back some day: it didnt seem possible for me to ever break free of New Yorks gravitational pull.
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