Knicks Morning News (2018.08.10)

  • [NYDN] Catalina Cruz is New York’s first Dreamer to run for office
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Catalina Cruz remembers arriving at JFK Airport from Colombia at just 9 years old with her single mother with one thing on their minds: Achieving the American Dream.

    That memory came flooding back to Cruz, now 35, as she stood with hundreds of protesters at LaGuardia Airport in June waiting for…

  • [NYDN] Police officers who shoot fleeing suspects aren’t always found guilty — even when the evidence seems overwhelming
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    There is no guarantee that the Nashville police officer who fatally shot a fleeing suspect last month will serve time behind bars – even with the shooting captured on video.

    Activists want Officer Andrew Delke to be held accountable in the July 26 shooting death of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick.

  • [NYDN] Gaza’s long war against Israel
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Since Wednesday night, Hamas has launched more than 150 rockets at Israel from the Gaza strip, killing one person and injuring 19 others. In response, the IDF targeted over 150 terrorist targets.

    Hamas exclusively aims to kill and maim civilians in Israel, and Hamas rockets have repeatedly landed…

  • [NYDN] Needed: CompStat for housing
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The affordable housing crisis isn’t new, nor is the destabilizing influence of tenant harassment. City and state government alike have recognized this crisis and allocated billions to try to reverse the tide.

    So why are bad actors like Kushner Companies, which has reportedly engaged in a systematic…

  • [NYDN] Assistant Wake Forest basketball coach accused of punching Boca Raton man who fell to sidewalk and died
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    An assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University in North Carolina faces assault charges after punching a Boca Raton man and leaving him mortally injured on a New York street over the weekend, police said Thursday.

    Jamill Jones, 35, surrendered to police early Thursday, with a lawyer at…

  • [NYDN] Strikingly stupid: A very, very bad idea from Cynthia Nixon
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    When mortal enemies Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio speak with one voice, listen. The warring governor and mayor are united in management and fiscal sanity against a cockamamie idea floated by would-be state chief executive Cynthia Nixon.

    Change the state’s Taylor Law, she says, to let public employees…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Coalition that includes wrongly convicted urges Cuomo to sign law creating prosecutorial misconduct commission
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — A coalition of more than 100 groups and individuals—including 16 who were wrongfully convicted —are urging Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill that would create a prosecutorial misconduct commission.

    The state Legislature passed a bill earlier this year — over the objections of the state’s district…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Oscars, immigration and Jamaica Bay
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Manhattan: To the dimwits of The Academy: If you were smart, you’d have an enthralling awards show that most of the world wants to watch. But you don’t. Which is proof you’re not smart and have no clue what you’re doing.

    Creating a new “Best Popular Film” category won’t draw any person I know to…

  • [NYDN] New Jersey high school principal used school computer to watch child porn, prosecutors say
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The principal of a suburban New Jersey high school arrested on child pornography charges Wednesday used a school computer to upload and view thousands of images of children, authorities said.

    Edward Bonek, 48, the head of Pleasantville High School, used peer-to-peer software and a taxpayer-funded…

  • [NYDN] Father of baby found dead in East River brought back to New York from Thailand to face charges
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    The father of an infant boy found dead in the East River Sunday is back in New York City and in police custody after he fled to Thailand.

    James Currie, 37, of the Bronx, landed in John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday night, after he was detained by Thai authorities in Bangkok, police said. He’ll be…

  • [NYDN] Sensitivity training ordered at KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell after deaf customer was mocked
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    JACKSON, Miss. — The management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide has agreed to provide sensitivity training at those outlets following a May incident at a KFC in Mississippi in which a deaf woman felt she was being mocked.

    Disability Rights Mississippi, a nonprofit…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Giants fans have every reason to ‘go berserk’ over Saquon Barkley after preseason opener vs. Browns
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Everyone knows Eli Manning has a short memory, but this is ridiculous.

    Thursday night, after No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley electrified MetLife Stadium with lightning quick jukes and bursts on his first-ever NFL carry, Manning cautioned not to overhype the rookie’s 39-yard rip.

    “Just a run,…

  • [NYDN] J.A. Happ gives Yankees six strong innings after return from hand, foot and mouth disease
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Resiliency has been the word of the week for the Yankees.

    After a deflating four-game sweep at Fenway Park, manager Aaron Boone’s young squad gutted out a three-game sweep over the White Sox in Chicago to keep above a quickly approaching wild-card scrap with Seattle and Oakland.

    The Bombers’ bounce-back…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 10, 2018
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 10, 2018

    Too much adrenaline in our bloodstream can prevent us from sleeping soundly now. The Moon’s shift into extroverted Leo at 12:17 am EDT stirs up our drive for self-expression. Unfortunately, the Moon opposes combative Mars and squares rebellious…

  • [NYDN] Tennessee carries out its first execution in nearly a decade with lethal injection given to man convicted of raping, killing child
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied the death penalty in nearly a decade.

    Inmate Billy Ray Irick, 59, received a three-drug injection at a maximum-security…

  • [NYDN] Paris terrorist shot after car attack
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:45:31 PM)

    LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France — A man rammed his car into a group of soldiers near Paris on Wednesday, injuring six, and then was cornered by police in a highway manhunt — the latest in what’s become a disturbingly familiar pattern of attacks targeting French security forces.

    It’s unclear what motivated…

  • [NYDN] Palisades Parkway Police chief busted trying to buy coke through the mail
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    The chief of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police was busted after trying to get cocaine delivered in the mail, according to published reports.

    Michael Coppola, 43, was charged Thursday with trying to buy coke and having drug paraphernalia, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office told

  • [NYDN] Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti exploring run at the White House in 2020, report says
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    President Avenatti?

    Michael Avenatti, the bombastic lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her federal court fight to tell the story of her affair with President Trump, is exploring a 2020 bid for the White House, according to the Des Moines Register.

    The pit bull litigator has been making…

  • [NYDN] Serial Midtown arsonist was busted after returning to the scene of one of his fires, feds say
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    A Brooklyn man who set more than a dozen small fires in Midtown returned to the scene of one of his arsons, where police were waiting for him, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

    On Wednesday, 24-year-old Jamal Deese showed up at the Five Guys burger joint on W. 14th St. at Sixth Ave., a day after…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Angry ‘Trump supporter’ calls police, reports black Brooklyn state Sen. Jesse Hamilton — who was (gasp) talking to voters
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    An angry white woman who identified herself as a Trump supporter called police Thursday morning to report a black state senator who was merely talking with voters outside a Brooklyn subway station.

    Sen. Jesse Hamilton was speaking with constituents at the Parkside Ave. subway entrance in Prospect-Lefferts…

  • [NYDN] Laura Pausini thrives on the thrill of worldwide tours
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Laura Pausini is in high spirits these days despite being in the midst of a grueling world tour that began in July and will wind its way through South America, Mexico, the U.S. and Europe through the fall.

    After more than a quarter century of bringing her brand of Latin pop and soulful ballads…

  • [NYDN] Gary Woodland’s career putting day gives him PGA lead over Rickie Fowler with a 64
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    ST. LOUIS — Lunch was going to taste particularly good to Rickie Fowler.

    Out early and having finished off an opening round of 5-under-par 65 that put him comfortably in the lead of the PGA Championship, Fowler could see the breeze beginning to ripple the flags at Bellerive Country Club.

    The greens,…

  • [NYDN] Anthony Anderson, Steven Seagal, Harvey Weinstein under investigation by L.A. District Attorney for sexual assault
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    The Los Angeles District Attorney’s sexual assault task force has added three new cases to its docket.

    Allegations made against Anthony Anderson, Steven Seagal and Harvey Weinstein are all under investigation by the DA’s office, a spokesperson told the Daily News.

    The Los Angeles Police Department…

  • [NYDN] Odell Beckham Jr. rests during Giants’ preseason opener against Browns as coach Pat Shurmur says it had ‘nothing’ to do with contract negotiations
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t get a chance to join Saquon Barkley in all the fun Thursday night. And head coach Pat Shurmur said that was his plan the whole time for the star receiver coming back from season-ending ankle surgery last October.

    “We want to be smart with his recovery coming back, and I…

  • [NYDN] Trump administration says 559 migrant children are still separated from their parents because of ‘zero tolerance’ policy
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    The Trump administration acknowledged Thursday that 559 migrant children remain separated from their parents — even though the government had a court-ordered July 26 deadline to reunite all families shattered by the “zero tolerance” policy.

    Government attorneys provided the new figure in a status…

  • [NYTimes] Coach at Wake Forest Is Arrested After Punch Leads to Man’s Death in Queens
    (Friday, August 10, 2018 5:01:34 AM)

    Sandor Szabo was punched on Sunday. He died on Tuesday. Jamill Jones was arrested on Thursday on an assault charge. The investigation is continuing.

  • [NYPost] James Dolan denies Knicks sale before debuting #MeToo song
    (Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:51:11 AM)

    Knicks and Rangers fans can stop dreaming. James Dolan isn’t going away. “We’re not going to sell,” Dolan said Thursday. The Madison Square Garden Company executive chairman said in June he was looking at a move to separate the Knicks and Rangers from the rest of the Madison Square Garden Company. As for where the…