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State Senator Pressures Manhattan DA To Not Drop Strauss-Kahn Case

07/10/2011 09:50 AMBy: NY1 News

A Harlem lawmaker is calling on the Manhattan district attorney to pursue sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn and let the alleged victim have her day in court.

State Senator Bill Perkins said District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. should not drop the case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund, since a dismissal could discourage future victims of sex attacks from coming forward.

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July 13, 2011
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Chorus of voices rises urging NY prosecutors to see Strauss-Kahn sex assault case through

Jul 13, 3:07 AM EDTBy COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- As prosecutors privately weigh what to do with the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an increasingly loud discussion is shaping up between legal experts who say the case is doomed and advocates who argue the prosecution should proceed despite questions about the accuser's credibility.

July 13, 2011
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N.Y. community groups, activists unite to support Strauss-Kahn accuser

July 10, 2011|  From Susan Candiotti, CNN National Correspondent

July 13, 2011
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Perkins Calls for Manhattan DA to Pursue DSK Case

By Ivan PentchoukovEpoch Times Staff

July 10, 2011

NEW YORK—State Sen. Bill Perkins called on Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to continue pursuing the sexual assault case against former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn on behalf of a Sofitel hotel worker.Perkins issued a letter to Vance prior to the press conference held on Sunday in the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem.“We believe that the district attorney has a responsibility to pursue this case, because apparently there is some evidence that merited him getting involved to begin with,” Perkins said.

July 13, 2011
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A Vigorous Prosecution of Strauss-Kahn Is Urged

By NOAH ROSENBERG

NY TimesPublished: July 10, 2011

As the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn teetered on the brink of collapse, several supporters of his accuser gathered in Harlem on Sunday to urge the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., to pursue the case “vigorously.”“Today is a very important day because it is a time for us to guarantee that justice is done,” said State Senator Bill Perkins, a Democrat, who was joined at an afternoon news conference by other politicians and members of various advocacy organizations.

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July 13, 2011
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'Courageous' maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of rape must have her day in court, say supporters .

By Richard Hartley-parkinsonLast updated at 4:07 PM on 11th July 2011

Activists have rallied behind the woman who accused former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault.Calling on authorities to continue his prosecution, the women's rights groups and other community leaders say they want the local district attorney 'to do his job' and let the alleged victim have her day in court....

July 13, 2011
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July 13, 2011
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DREAM Act Draws Fire at Senate Hearing

DREAM Act Draws Fire at Senate Hearing

By: Simon Garron-Caine, Staff Writter for the Legislative Gazette

April 28, 2011
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State bill revives pieces of DREAM Act for illegal immigrants - access to financial aid, work

BY Erica PearsonDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERThursday, March 24th 2011, 4:00 AM

A new bill in the state Legislature would make college life easier for undocumented immigrant students - giving them benefits like financial aid and driver's licenses.

Unlike the federal DREAM Act that died in the Senate last year, the Albany bill wouldn't provide a path to citizenship - but advocates say it would be life-changing for the more than 10,000 undocumented kids who graduate New York high schools each year.

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March 24, 2011
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Bill Seeks to Expand Rights for New York’s Immigrants

By KIRK SEMPLEThree months after the defeat of the Dream Act, a Congressional bill that would have provided a path to legal residency for young illegal immigrants, a state senator from New York City has introduced his own version of the legislation in Albany.

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March 24, 2011
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Local Dems Stand With Wisconsin Unions

By Tara MacIsaacEpoch Times Staff

NEW YORK—Republicans and Democrats across the nation are increasingly polarized on the issue of collective bargaining rights for unions. In New York, the Democratic majority tips the legislative scale in favor of unions. However, New York Democrats remain wary of the events in Wisconsin and have vowed not to become too complacent....

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March 1, 2011
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Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

Pols Seek Answers in Housing Crime Rise

By: Tina MooreDaily News Staff Writer Elected officials want an emergency meeting with Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea in response to a Daily News report on a crime spike in public housing.

"We believe there is much more crime than has been revealed," Harlem state Sen. Bill Perkins said yesterday.

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February 15, 2011
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The government will pay 40% of your renovation costs…

The government will pay 40% of your renovation costs…

Written by Jay Harper on October 8th, 2010

It’s amazing how much we didn’t know when we bought our place. I was doing TONS of research, thought I knew a fair amount, but first I didn’t know we were buying into the roughest block in the neighborhood, and now I find out there are government programs that will pay up to 40% of our renovation costs. 40% makes a REAL difference and we had no clue when we went into contract… If we had picked the “wrong” building we would have gotten nothing....

 

October 15, 2010
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Perkins Sees Union-Backed Win As Repudiation of Foes

Perkins Sees Union-Backed Win As Repudiation of Foes   By DAVID SIMS

Embarking on a tour of polling sites on primary day Sept. 14 with a team of District Council 37 supporters, State Sen. Bill Perkins huddled the workers around him for a photo opportunity, donning a green union shirt in solidarity even though it clashed with his crisp suit....

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October 6, 2010
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Sen. Perkins’ charter school hearings will focus on finance

by Anna PhillipsNew York’s state senator most opposed to the growth of charter schools has his sites set on the schools’ books.State Senator Bill Perkins, whose Harlem district includes about one in five of the city’s charter schools, threatened to hold charter school hearings a month ago after a group of charter school parents came to him with concerns about too little regulation and parental involvement. Now Perkins is planning a hearing for April 22 that will focus on the schools’ finances and whether the people running them are corrupt....

March 18, 2010
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In Harlem, Epicenter for Charter Schools, a Senator Wars Against Them

By JENNIFER MEDINAPublished: March 6, 2010

When hundreds of parents went to Albany last month to rally for charter schools, they were greeted by a parade of politicians offering encouragement and promises...

...Mr. Perkins recently announced plans to hold public hearings on charter schools, to examine, among other things, the sources of their financing and “how much profit there is in not-for-profit” schools....

March 9, 2010
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Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

New York Times

Lesson on Limits of Eminent Domain at Columbia

By TERRY PRISTINPublished: January 19, 2010

January 21, 2010
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Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

The New York Observer

Who Has the Right to Say What's Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling

By Eliot BrownJanuary 6, 2010 | 2:03 p.m

 

State Senator Bill Perkins is apparently not happy about the state's choice of consultants.

January 7, 2010
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