On October 24, 2013, members of Enough is Enough, along with others in the community gave testimony of Rochester Police Officers behaving aggressively and with brutality at a forum organized by The United Christian Leadership Ministry of WNY, The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the NAACP, Spiritus Christi Anti-Racism Coalition.
About 25 veterans and supporters gathered and rang bells outside the Rochester Armed Forces Recruiting Center at 11:11 AM this Veterans Day. Despite it being a national holiday the recruiting center was open. The rally was organized by Veterans for Peace and Band of Rebels, a local activist group comprised mainly of retirees.
Blog #22: The 13th Amendment—Prison Slavery and Mass Incarceration
The Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows:
Section 1. Slavery prohibited. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
NYS SUPREME COURT Rules Rochester Red Light Camera Law Is Constitutional
In a decision released late Friday, November 1, Supreme Court Justice Scott Odorisi ruled against plaintiff Lawrence Krieger in his lawsuit against Rochester's red-light camera scheme.
In a twenty-seven page opinion Justice Odorisi ruled that the scheme did not create quasi-criminal liability and that the due process rights in the U.S. Constitution are not violated by the City's enforcement procedures.
Submitted by T. Forsyth / photos: Michele Cunningham on Tue, 2013-10-29 14:57
On July 28, 2013, Michele Cunningham (formerly Fineout) walked into the Public Safety Building's main lobby at 185 Exchange Boulevard around 5:30PM. She was upset that police had racially targeted, harassed and then arrested her friend Juan, while they were walking down East Main Street earlier in the day. Because of the unjust behavior of the police, she found herself at the Public Safety Building that evening attempting to bail him out.
The Spacebar in Canandaigua isn't a bar. It's a space. It's space for lots of things. It's located in the former Simco Galleria building on Main St in Canandaigua. The building formerly housed All Things Art, a community art space. Unlike its former nonprofit operators, its current owners the Simmons family are running it as a commercial enterprise. Downstairs in front along Main St is an antique market. But owner Marc Simmons describes it as a "micro mall" which will encompass different types of retail businesses calling attention to a small display of toys for sale.