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  2. Stop-and-frisk in New York City - Wikipedia

    It would also send the message that reducing the number of stops is somehow dangerous to the residents of this city." [31] On October 31, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit blocked the order requiring changes to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program and removed Judge Shira Scheindlin from the case.

  3. Aftermath of the September 11 attacks - Wikipedia

    The attacks caused an estimated overall economic loss to the city of $82.8-USD 94.8 billion, with the lower number being consistent with the NYC Partnership's November 2001 estimate and the high end being consistent with the New York City Comptroller's October 2001 estimate.

  4. Minimum wage in the United States - Wikipedia

    The bill would have amended the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to increase the federal minimum wage for employees to $10.10 per hour over the course of a two-year period. The bill was strongly supported by President Barack Obama and many of the Democratic Senators, but strongly opposed by Republicans in the Senate and House.

  5. List of American state and local politicians convicted of ...

    Secretary of State Bill McCuen (D) pleaded guilty to bribery, kickbacks, tax evasion and trading in public office. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison and fined (1996) [622] State Senator Carolyn Walker (D) was convicted of accepting payoffs for pledging to support gambling legislation as part of the AZSCAM Investigation.