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NYC Mayor Adams’ controversial new policy on mental illness

New York City mayor Eric Adams announced a controversial new plan last week to address what he calls a mental health "crisis" in the city. The directive instructs police and first responders to remove people displaying severe symptoms of mental illness from the city's subways and streets and take them to area hospitals even if against their will. But using police intervention for mental health emergencies among people experiencing homelessness has the potential to cause more harm than good. Critics of the plan argue that the police force is not equipped to effectively deal with mental health crises without the risk of violent escalation. Amy Watson, a professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin and Sonia Pruitt, a retired police captain for the Montgomery County, MD police department discuss the mayor’s plan and the potential challenges.Dec. 4, 2022.
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Giants vs. Commanders Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 13 Online Today

These two NFC East teams are heading in opposite directions. After starting the season 1-4, the Commanders have won three straight and six of their last seven games to get to 7-5 and on the periphery of the NFC playoff picture. Meanwhile, the Giants shot out of the gate at 6-1 but have faltered of late, losing two in a row and three of their last four to drop to 7-4 on the year. If the Giants lose at home to the Commanders, they'll slip to last place in the division. Kick off is set for 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on Fox.

Shops and residents displaced in Middlesex fire Saturday

MIDDLESEX - A fire on Saturday morning displaced 11 residents and closed numerous shops at a mixed-use building on Lincoln Boulevard, said Sergeant Sean Flanagan of the Middlesex Police Department. At 9:31 a.m Saturday, the Middlesex Police Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a fire at 625 Lincoln Boulevard. Police officers confirmed a working...

Three players that could be moved if the Rangers are sellers

With the way the season is going for the New York Rangers, the direction of the team remains unclear. Last season, the Rangers emerged from the grasp of their rebuild and the expectations of the Blueshirts rose sky-high. Powered by a hot goaltender and a 50-goal winger, the Rangers were able to threaten even the established Tampa Bay Lightning for their place representing the East in the conference finals.

Op-ed | Rerouting Brooklyn buses to serve the borough better

Brooklyn, where the bus network moves 650,000 people per weekday, just doesn’t work without buses. If Brooklyn buses were a standalone transit system, it would be the sixth largest in the country on its own. It’s an invaluable asset, but one that’s in need of improvement according to our most recent customer survey.

Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks picks and predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (15-8) visit Madison Square Garden Sunday to face the New York Knicks (10-13). Tip-off is at 6 p.m. ET (NBA TV). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Cavaliers vs. Knicks odds, and our expert NBA picks and predictions. New York is on the 2nd of...