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Marijuana legalization advocates have some hard numbers on their side, thanks to a report from the Office of the City Comptroller. Comptroller John Liu announced a proposal on Aug. 14 that would make marijuana legal in New York City: New Yorkers 21 and older would be permitted to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Liu delivered some shocking statistics. For instance, in the Bronx, approximately one percent of the entire adult population was arrested for lowlevel marijuana possession in 2012. “Most of those arrested are under 25 years old,” Liu said. “Just getting started, And many will suffer for the rest of their lives.” Both Liu and Gabriel Sayegh with the Drug Policy Alliance emphasized the racial disparity in marijuana arrests as well. The proportion of white New Yorkers and black and Hispanic New Yorkers who use marijuana are roughly the same, but black and Hispanic New Yorkers make up 86 percent of pot-related arrests while white New Yorkers only account for 11 percent. Liu’s proposal likens the regulation of mari-
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“Were President Obama a law school student in New York City today, using marijuana as he did at that time, it would be very likely that he would be stopped, questioned, illegally searched and potentially arrested for marijuana.”
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Man stabbed to death in Brooklyn A 39-year-old man was found stabbed to death inside the lobby of a Brooklyn public housing project on Aug. 13, cops said. Police found John Reeves, of BedfordStuyvesant, with multiple stab wounds
juana with that of alcohol, and the current situation to the era of Prohibition. “Look how badly the prohibition of alcohol worked,” Liu said. “It drove alcohol and the people who wanted to consume it into the hands of gangsters operating in an underground environment.” Liu’s proposal is supported by Joanne Naughton, a petite, white-haired former NYPD lieutenant who used to work undercover in narcotics. “I went out on the streets and I bought heroin and cocaine and pills and everything else,” Naughton said. “Decades ago — and we’re still doing it. What we did then and what we’re doing now doesn’t work. If it worked, we wouldn’t be here; we wouldn’t have a problem.” Naughton shrugged off the notion that some people won’t want to buy marijuana legally, because they won’t want to be perceived as a marijuana user, particularly those with employers who may frown on marijuana use. “They’ll have to make changes,” Naughton insisted. She allowed that “there will be a period of time where kinks will have to be worked out,” but said legalizing the substance would serve to reduce and eventually eliminate the stigma that leads to furtive use.
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Anti-gay assault in Chelsea Police are reporting an apparent anti-gay assault that happened in Chelsea on Aug. 13 at 12:10 a.m. According to police reports, the victims were two men, ages 27 and 53, who were holding hands on their walk
home from the movies. Cops said that the victims were confronted by two teenagers, who demanded: “What are you looking at, you f—g f—ts?” The situation reportedly escalated into fisticuffs, with four additional attackers joining the fray and helping beat up the two victims. One of the victims suffered swelling and
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cuts to the left side of his face, and the other had a gash on his chin that required seven stitches. DANIELLE TCHOLAKIAN
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Group protests killing of Staten Island turkeys Bird is the word. GooseWatch NYC is rallying after some turkeys were taken and euthanized. A group known for rounding up geese in an attempt to save them from slaughter rallied in Staten Island Wednesday to protest the removal of the boroughâ€™s wild turkeys from the grounds of a mental health facility. On Monday and Tuesday, several of the birds
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Vote. Spitzer leads with majority in race With black voters hoisting him up, former Governor Eliot Spitzer is leading with more than 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the City Comptroller race. Of 579 likely primary voters, Spitzer leads Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 56 to 37 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. While the survey showed no gender gap,
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Assault. Corrections officer charged with rape in attack: NYPD A Department of Corrections officer is charged with rape, criminal use of a firearm, assault and unlawful imprisonment after a domestic assault on Aug. 13, cops said. Officer Eddie Colon, 49, was arrested at 2:11 a.m., police reported. Cops identified the victim as a 31-year-old woman. Because of the sexual nature of the alleged crime, police will not provide further information about her.
Police said Colon attempted to forcibly sexually assault the victim and when she resisted, he held a gun to her head. Cops said after Colon raped the woman, she tried to escape the apartment. Colon reportedly punched her in her stomach and ribs. Colon was off-duty at the time of the alleged attack, which took place at an apartment in Brownsville, police reported. DANIELLE TCHOLAKIAN
Nassau County oﬃcer shot A 32-year-old Nassau County police officer was shot while responding to a call of a burglary inside a New Hyde Park home on Aug. 14.
The officer had to undergo surgery on his hip, NBC4 New York reports. He is in critical but stable condition. Two suspects have been taken into custody, police said. LAURA SHIN
City will commission local design projects Creative makeover. The program’s goal is to help boost the design industry in New York City. The city aims to stimulate the local design economy through a new program launched Aug. 14. Built/NYC will commission designs from local firms and designers for city capital projects such as parks and municipal offices, officials said. “Instead of automatically purchasing a desk, a lighting fixture or other furnishings made in another country, we can allow the city to purchase products that have been designed and manufactured right here in the five boroughs,” City Council
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Plane crash. Pilots killed in UPS accident A large UPS cargo plane crashed and burst into flames early Wednesday, Aug. 14, on approach to the airport in Birmingham, Ala., killing the pilot and co-pilot in the latest in a series of aviation accidents in the United States this year. “I can confirm they were killed in the crash,” Birmingham Mayor William Bell said of
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Legal. Pentagon unveils benefits for married same-sex couples The Pentagon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed military personnel and civilian employees, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in June forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are legal. The Defense Department will make spousal
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“What is exciting about him and why we love him is, he is a truth-seeker. He will not let any of his actors get away with a single breath that’s a false moment. I can testify to that. He doesn’t allow you as an actor get away with anything that’s remotely fake. And if you do he’ll yell, ‘Fake!’” Oprah, on director Lee Daniels
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Oprah Winfrey is not a control freak Interview. The Oscar nominee comes back to the big screen for the ﬁrst time since “Beloved.”
There was one major reason Oprah Winfrey returned to screen acting for her first prominent role since 1998’s “Beloved.” His name is Lee. Winfrey worked with director/producer Lee Daniels behind the scenes of his breakout film, “Precious,” which she also executive produced. She was coerced in front of the camera for his fourth effort, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” playing the wife of a man (Forest Whitaker) who works at the White House from the 1950s through the ’80s. “I wanted the opportunity to be in his hands, really,” she says. She said he was relentless in pursuing her. “I was telling him, ‘Lee, I got a network thing going on!’ But he wouldn’t listen to me. He’d been stalking me for some time.” Of course, there was also the subject. The film spans the beginning of the civil rights movement and ends with Obama’s election. “I’m a historian of my own history — of African-American history. I believe that when you know who you are, you have the ability to move forward not only with your own strength, but with the strength of your entire ancestry,” Winfrey says. While specifically about black culture — and in a way that doesn’t portray it through white eyes, despite a Caucasian screenwriter (Danny Strong) — it’s also, she says, universal. “You see the two of us at the bus station sending our son off to college. That’s how every parent, regardless of race, regardless of
On her notoriety
“Contrary to what everyone assumes about me, I’m really not a control freak. I like to hire someone who knows what they’re doing so I don’t have to do it. Then they come back to me and tell me it’s done. That’s how I like to operate.”
In “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey gets her ﬁrst ﬁlm role since 1998’s “Beloved.” GETTY IMAGES FOR HEARST
economic background, feels when you have to let go of your son.” There’s also her character: the longsuffering wife of a workaholic, who spends her days drinking. “I thought a lot about what it meant to be a woman in the ’50s and ’60s. All of us got a lot of fire inside us. What is it like to have that fire but have nothing to do with it? You can’t just sit around watching ‘The Edge of Night’ all day long, make a sandwich, have a beer, tiptoe with the nextdoor neighbor,” Winfrey
Forest Whitaker plays The Butler and Winfrey is his (somewhat) faithful wife. /ANNE MARIE FOX
explains. “This gave me the opportunity to show the women of that era. Gloria is not just herself, but a composite of the women of the era who sacrificed themselves to become the stabilizing forces of their families.” In terms of race relations today, Winfrey says she’s the same Oprah for both white and black audiences. “I feel I have made a living being myself. I’ve made a career out of my own authenticity. I don’t have one face I present to the white world or to the black world. I talk to my dogs the same way I’m speaking right now.” But she understands that her being able to feel that way was hardearned by others. “I am the daughter of a maid, and my grandmother was a maid, and her mother was a maid, and her mother was a slave,” she says. “I feel validated by the war that the butler and his entire generation fought in their own way — and the fact that there’s another generation of freedom writers and freedom fighters that, because of evolution and growth and change, decided they weren’t going to do that anymore. Both wars were necessary for their times.”
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‘Paranoia’: Dial ‘M’ for moronic Just because a movie is set in the world of adults doesn’t mean it’s not childish. In “Paranoia,” a young tech whiz (Liam Hemsworth) gets blackmailed by a cell phone CEO (Gary Oldman) into spying on another (a hairless Harrison Ford). Not since undercover agent Ryan Phillippe was able to gain the confidence of seasoned fed Chris Cooper in “Breach” has a painfully wooden actor been so mysteriously capable at expert subterfuge. Hemsworth is younger brother to “Thor”’s Chris, and he lacks his build, presence and modest chops. Dumb twists abound, but one would have to be thick, not paranoid, to not see them coming. MATT PRIGGE
Sequel needs more Hit-Girl
Comics comeback. The second “KickAss” fails to build on the ﬁrst and wastes Jim Carrey.
Mark Millar’s “Kick-Ass” comics are “Watchmen” where the makeshift notso-superheroes actually get to kick ass. They have no significant neuroses. There is only a superficial deconstruction of comics. Early on in the movie sequel, the new guardian (Morris Chestnut) of pint-sized vigilante HitGirl (Chloe Grace Moretz) voices an understandable concern: A little girl ought not to be masquerading as a violent avenger. She
should go to the school she usually skips. Not that it ever means to meaningfully explore this idea; it’s just mere meat to feed the plot. Ditto the main thread, which follows nerve-frayed teen Kick-Ass (Aaron TaylorJohnson) as he joins a gang of copycat would-be vigilantes. Their leader is a twist on Captain America: a demented, born-again sadist played by Jim Carrey. It’s a mild spoiler to reveal that Carrey gets little to do and is given no chance to establish his presence beyond a gruff New York accent and a fake nose. The villain this time is the son of the previous one: Christopher MintzPlasse’s mafia scion has rechristened himself the S&M-garbed “The
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz strut their stuﬀ in “Kick-Ass 2.” / DANIEL SMITH
Motherf—er.” He’s out to avenge his father, killed by Kick-Ass in the first via rocket launcher. Again, this possibly trenchant storyline — the hero becoming someone else’s villain — is only there to give the audience a rise. Like all the other shocking things that happen in “Kick-Ass 2” — including a couple significant deaths — it happens, it’s forgotten and it’s on to the next shocking twist. Millar was recently (and justly) upbraided when he defended the re-
peated use of rape in his comics, saying they were just there as plot points to get readers angry at the perpetrators. This obliviousness carries through on to the films. The first was peppy enough it more or less got a pass. “Kick-Ass 2” needed to deepen the world, but it only makes it slightly grittier. It slightly atones with a Brigitte Nielsen-esque Amazon villain (Olga Kurkulina), who brings forth the only set piece worth remembering in six months.
Review ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Stars: Aaron TaylorJohnson, Chloe Grace Moretz Rating: R