NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

“New York City doesn’t do business with insurrectionists,” de Blasio tweeted Wednesday morning.

The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park and a golf course in the Bronx.

According to de Blasio, the City is looking to terminate contracts with the Wollman and Lasker skating rinks at Central Park and the Ferry Point Golf Course.

De Blasio says the Trump Organization

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Utah gang enhancement law being debated in court, statehouse

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SALT LAKE CITY — A judge in Salt Lake City declined to downgrade a criminal charge for one of several people accused of flipping a police car and setting it aflame in May, rejecting an argument that prosecutors improperly used gang enhancements to ratchet up charges.

Third District Judge Barry Lawrence on Thursday ordered Miles Dalahn Henry, 25, to stand trial for criminal mischief, a first-degree felony; and rioting, a third-degree felony.

The development in the case comes as one Utah lawmaker seeks to limit the use of gang enhancements, which now allow prosecutors to bump up charges by one

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A Federal Domestic Terrorism Law Could Threaten Civil Rights Groups Like BLM

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In the wake of the insurrection on the nation’s Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden did not hesitate to refer to the far-right extremists who perpetrated the attack as domestic terrorists. “They weren’t protesters. Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists,” Biden said. “It’s that basic. It’s that simple.”

This is no light claim to make. Although US law defines domestic terrorism, it’s not a distinct crime that you can be charged with. That could change, as even before the attacks, Biden’s transition team urged the passage of a law that would make it a

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Even after Capitol assault, Biden team undecided on domestic terrorism law

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President-elect Joe Biden referred to the Trump supporters who assaulted and ransacked the Capitol as “domestic terrorists,” but his incoming administration has yet to decide what new laws, if any, it needs to address domestic terrorism.

The Biden-Harris campaign website states that a Biden administration will “work for a domestic terrorism law that respects free speech and civil liberties, while making the same commitment to root out domestic terrorism as we have to stopping international terrorism.” But free-speech and civil rights groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union have strongly opposed the idea of a domestic terrorism law out

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After Capitol riot, Biden backs domestic terror law. It’s a predictably misguided response.

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As Muslims whose communities have been stereotyped, surveilled and vilified by the government, we understand the desire to call the white supremacists who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 domestic terrorists. For us, it comes from a deep desire to say, “See, the problem was not our communities.”

But by using the “domestic terrorism” label to promote more criminal statutes and police authorities, our country’s leaders are invoking systems that have been — and will continue to be — used to target and harm Black and brown people.

Federal law enforcement already has the tools necessary to investigate and prosecute

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