Forcing cops to attend hearings? Letting victims be part of the process? Reforming the law itself? We asked experts and advocates to weigh in on how to fix flaws in the city’s ‘failure to yield’ law exposed by a City Limits investigation.
A majority of summonses issued under the city’s ‘failure to yield’ law end up getting dismissed after hearings, a City Limits investigation found, and victims rarely learn the outcome of those cases.
City Limits’ editor appeared on BRIC-TVs 112BK to discusses the Gowanus rezoning, combined sewer overflows, the Queens DA race and Bill de Blasio’s run for president, among other things. Somehow, they got on to the topic of ‘mole people.’
Everyone from rent-stabilized renters to rent-controlled tenants to people who live in mobile-home parks would be affected by the reforms, which now await action by Gov. Cuomo.
‘Ranked Choice Voting is a simple but powerful change to our election system that will ensure those elected to office have the support of a majority of their electorate—and are responsible to a broad base, not just the loudest few.’