The majority of the new 25-member commission attended the event held in the Red Room of the Capitol, including those who joined from New York City via webcast. Speaking along with Gov. Cuomo was Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and one of the three chairs of the commission, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.
“You’ve given me and the rest of the commission a tremendous responsibility,” Fitzpatrick said. “I will make only one promise today governor and that is I will not let you down and I know I speak for all of us.”
The power to authorize the Moreland commission comes from Section 6 of Executive Law, which states that the executive has the right to investigate any areas of public office deemed necessary. This includes any organizations that deal within the realms of public peace, safety or justice.
A key task the commission will be charged with…
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Secular and liberal factions trying to install one of their own as Egypt’s new prime minister collided into strong resistance Sunday from the sole Islamist faction that backed the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, reflecting the difficulties in building a broad coalition behind a new leadership.
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From Breitbart.com comes this amazing story of Holder’s justice department and the ignoramuses trying to run it. In this case they have withheld funds for two youth programs set-up to help troubled youth in Louisiana.
See what you think of this silliness:
The Department of Justice has summarily removed federal funding from two Louisiana youth programs because a local official refused to sign a pledge stating he would require the programs to ban mentions of God.
Julian Whittington, the sheriff of Bossier Parish, LA, told Fox News that Obama’s Justice Office of Civil Rights de-funded the Young Marines chapter and another youth program over mentions of religion. In the case of the Young Marine program, chartered in 1965, the funding was cut off because the group features an oath that mentions “God.” In the other case, it was because a program for at-risk youth featured a voluntary, student-led prayer…
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