As shootings go unsolved, some elected officials think that officers are staging a slowdown. But the department says it is stretched thin.
Andy Newman# of people shot in NYC in last month up > 200% compared to same time last year. @AshleyAtTimes lays out ‘perfect storm’ of causes – enforcement shifts, virus, economy, protests, wave of retirements, eroded trust in police.
Police officials say there were “isolated cases” of inappropriate force. But footage shows many attacks on protesters that appear unwarranted.
Andy NewmanNYPD said violence against protesters was ‘isolated.’
We found over 60 videos of cops punching, batoning, knocking down, body-slamming and otherwise attacking protesters.
Warning: violent video thread ahead.
The first confirmed COVID-19 death in the Big Apple occurred on March 11 with the death toll reaching its horrible peak at 590 on April 7, according to records put out by the city.
Andy NewmanYou may have seen story in Daily News saying there were 0 confirmed virus deaths in NYC on Weds. This is very misleading. NYC will eventually revise its numbers and confirmed deaths will probably be in the 20s. Short explanatory thread
“It’s been very crazy,” said one of the thousands of New Yorkers under quarantine about the official guidance she has gotten.
Andy NewmanNYC woman tests positive.
Next day, city health dept says: You’re no longer under quarantine.
‘what??’ woman says.
9 hours later health dept slides a note under her door: You are under indefinite quarantine.
A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages.
Andy NewmanI spent a 24-hour shift with a home health aide to a man with Alzheimer’s. She’s his social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and much more. Here’s what I learned about this fast-growing, low-paying, relentlessly demanding job
Andy NewmanRead my full story about a day in the life of a health care aide, Marjorie Salmon, and her client Bob
Andy NewmanI just (2pm) called Marjorie the aide to tell her how much people were moved by her story. She apologized for not having had time to read it yet -- Bob has been very difficult today. That's what this job is like.