Digest : Ongoing NYPD Controversies ; Senator Malcolm Smith trial update ; Assembly speaker race update

Digest :  Ongoing NYPD Controversies ; Senator Malcolm Smith trial update ; Assembly speaker race update

DIGEST : (i) Commissioner William Bratton creates a military battalion within NYPD ;  Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to discipline public defenders for appearing in a rap video even as City Hall has yet to introduce a mechanism to keep NYPD officers accountable for committing murder ; (ii) former New York State Senator Malcolm Smith's criminal trial should end soon ; and (iii) an update on race for a new State Assembly speaker.

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Bill de Blasio : Je ne suis plus Charlie

Bill de Blasio : Je ne suis plus Charlie

Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced some of the protest chants by some police reform activists exactly one week after he defended free speech following the deadly attack at Charlie Hebdo.

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In its article about Paris shooting, Daily News censors photo of Charlie Hebdo front page

In its article about Paris shooting, Daily News censors photo of Charlie Hebdo front page

After a terror attack aimed to silence the controversial Parisian newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, left 12 people dead, The New York Daily News reportage included a photograph that blurred out one of Charlie Hebdo's newspapers' covers.

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