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Enduring The Same Injustice

You should know that both New York City Police Chief Gerald Nelson and New York City Police Inspector Manual De la Rosa have been confronted with difficult times and apparent discrimination toward them, within the NYPD.
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Police Chief: Edward Delatorre, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

You should know that there is an old saying: "No good deed goes unpunished."...
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The Insensitivity Of Eric Schneiderman

You should know that in one of my previous columns I wrote about how elected officials use all kind of tactics to keep their job....
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Queens Jurisdiction Over Rikers Island?

A bill proposing to change the jurisdiction of crimes committed on Rikers Island passed with seeming ease earlier this year, but has since become more controversial....
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Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino In Bronx

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to Bronx...
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage And Sukkot At Bronx Event

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Ido Aharoni headlined Monday evening a joint event at at SAR Academy in Bronx in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the upcoming Jewish Holiday of Sukkot....
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What You Should See

Melissa Mark-Viverito did not place her hand over her heart during a 9/11 ceremony.
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The War Against Women And Who Is Causing It

You should know that there are a lot of people who keep themselves busy talking about something they call the "War Against Women," pointing to incidents when people target, use, exploit, neglect and abuse women for their own benefit....
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The Dilemma Elected Officials Face

You should know that there are many times in politics when we are faced with especially delicate and sophisticated issues. There are times when our decisions may not hold up to everyone’s satisfaction....
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The Difference Between Governors Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, And Rick Perry?

You should know that there is an old saying: “You can indict a ham and cheese sandwich.” ...
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The Don Quixote Of Albany

You should know that Don Quixote de La Mancha is a book that was written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra back in 1605. For those who may not be familiar with the novel, here is a translation of an online summary:...
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The Presumption Of Innocence Should Apply For All

You should know that in the American criminal justice system, there is something called the presumption of innocence....
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Right To Sue When Videotaping Is Prevented

New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has introduced Senate Bill S.7932 to strengthen New York State's civil rights law permitting civilians to videotape uniformed personnel in the course of carrying out their duties....
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The Quid Pro Quo Of Politics

You should know that in politics, there is something known as quid pro quo....
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Immigration Should Not Be The Only Issue In Our Agenda

You should know that Paul the Apostle in his letter delivered to the Galatian believers instructed them to:...
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Ruben Diaz Introduces Anti-Chokehold Legislation

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is introducing a Senate Bill to make the use of chokehold illegal in New York State....
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The Tragedy Of Gabriela Rosa - And Many Others

You should know that in November, 2012, Gabriela Rosa became the first Dominican-born woman in the history of the New York State Assembly. She represented Upper Manhattan. For all of the time that I have known Gabriela, I have seen her functioning in a most professional manner. To me, she has been one of the more serious elected officials I have met - even to the point that I was looking forward to her becoming the standard bearer of New York State's Dominican community....
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For Now, I Will Defer To Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa."...
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Walmart Is Welcome Here

You should know that in the June 4, 2014 edition of the New York Post, there is an article written by James Covert titled "City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars.'"...
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Celebrating Of The Abrazo Boricua Banquet In New York

The Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York will take place this coming Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Eastwood Manor Restaurant located at 3371 Eastchester Road on the corner of Boston Road in Bronx, New York....
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Marricka Scott-McFadden Named Deputy Bronx BP

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced that Marricka Scott-McFadden would serve as the new Deputy Bronx Borough President, beginning in January 2018.

Right To Know Police Reform Legislation

Statement from Borough President Diaz Re: Right To Know Police Reform Legislation:

BP Diaz Unveils His Office's New Website

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today unveiled his office’s newly revamped website.
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Christopher Columbus: Score One For Italian Americans

Democratic Borough President of Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade.
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Dr. Scott Noren On The “Money To Entities” Announcements By Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY

Senator Gillibrand, along and other Congressional incumbents, travel to New York municipalities during reelection cycles announcing federal grants to local municipal entities like fire and police departments.
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Officials Suspect Russia Used U.N. Facilities to Impact 2016 Election

Richard Zablauskas’s cat was stuck in a tree—a tree that belonged to his neighbors, who he believed were Russian spies.
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The Top Secret Primary For Bronx Borough President

This time last year many political prognosticators thought it likely that Ruben Diaz Jr. would be on the 2017 Democratic primary ballot along with Mayor de Blasio. And that’s exactly where he will be on Tuesday—except instead of making noise as a challenger to the sitting mayor making a bid to be the first Latino in City Hall, Diaz will be seeking re-election to his current post.
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In Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem

One City Council race in Bronx pits a group of young progressives challenging a conservative Democratic senator from the old guard of Bronx politics.
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Bronx Pols Seek To Boot Sexual Predators From Family Shelters

A group of Bronx lawmakers want sex offenders out of city shelters.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City.

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Jasmeet Sidhu

is a New York-based writer and producer. She was previously a reporter for the Toronto Star in Canada, and a blogger for the Huffington Post. Jasmeet is currently a fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.