John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, Joey Wells, Author, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, August 12, 2019 @10am EST

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John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter (WPCNR.com) Publisher / Editor opens the broadcast day at 10am and concludes his segment at 10:30am.  

  1. We learn the manner by which the White Plains Common Council came to define how they may reach a fair consensus.
  2. We learn that after an eight year dispute that the French American School of New York has been granted an extension by the Appellate Court, 2nd Circuit, to perfect the FASNY brief contesting the Gedney Association appeal of Judge Lefkowitz’s decision dismissing the Gedney Article 78 action against the French American School of New York plan to build a school campus on the former Ridgeway Country Club. FASNY attorneys argue that Gedney attorneys should reproduce all the Draft environmental Impact Statements (DEIS) and Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEIS) documents) – (Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements), to which Gedney attorneys the unnecessary and exorbitant  expense is repetitious of documents already presented and part of the court records. The Gedney legal team prediction …“looks like motion practice will ensue. This will take at least 2 years before the appeal is heard.” The dispute is in its 8th year.
  3. We learn why the Barker Avenue owners will not lease to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Does Westchester County Executive George Latimer have a Plan “B”? What cause the process to falter?
  4. We learn if there is a logical basis for the New York State Department to be late again in divulging the assessment results.

 

Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, delves into local, national and international news and analysis from 10:30-11am.

  1. Some media outlets suggest President Donald Trump is flirting with taking action on gun control in the wake of a pair of mass shootings that left 31 people dead and shook a country clearly tiring of a seemingly endless series of shootings. Trump on Friday voiced clear support for background checks and legislation that would keep weapons away from dangerous individuals, and expressed confidence a deal could be put together. He said, “I see a better feeling right now toward getting something meaningful done.” Can POTUS get enough Dems and GOPers to agree? Is this political drama or is America ready to contend with this contentious issue? Is consensus possible? 
  2. Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeming escalating his case that a panel is moving to launch impeachment proceedings for later this year despite yet having documentation that conclusively reveals POTUS’ wrong doing. Nadler suggests impeachment proceedings may never take place. Is this the impeachment process? Is it appropriate or fair to “try” the issues in the public arena before substantial evidence that can lead to impeachment is found? Is Nadler charging ahead prematurely? If so, is this simply conduct to undermine the president whether he is right or wrong? Is this fair?
  3. The Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr that states, “heads must roll” regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide after his body was found after it had been reported that he was taken off a suicide watch. “The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators think they might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal,” Sasse, who chairs the the Senate Judiciary oversight subcommittee wrote in a letter. “Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him,” he added. “Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance. Obviously, heads must roll,” he wrote. Sasse asked Barr whether Epstein had in fact been removed from suicide watch and whether the Bureau of Prison’s “mismanagement of the incarceration of Epstein” and “The Department of Justice should not have allowed this to happen,” he wrote. “His death not only deprives his victims of the opportunity to confront him in court and to see him held accountable for his crimes, but also makes it harder to unravel his ring and to hold accountable the many other powerful men who raped and exploited these children.” Whether there be an investigation? Are too many people of power worried they would have been implicated by Epstein’s past conduct.
  4. White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway expressed optimism that Republican senators who have been skeptical about gun control measures would cooperate with Pres. Trump. She said, “Their concerns are al reconcilable. And former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) might allow a vote on gun control measures in the wake of the recent mass shootings to increase his re-election prospects. Is President Trump likewise aligned? How will the NRA lobby view an curtailment of gun ownership and/or oversight?
  5. Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), in a Sunday interview said that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election revealed that race is the “Achilles heel” of the U.S. If that is a given, can America change its demeanor in time for the 2020 General Election? Does America have any intention of changing its perspective one way or the other? If so how and toward what direction? She also said that recent raids that swept up hundreds of undocumented immigrants in Mississippi are part of a “campaign of terror” that will result in a “flawed” census. Is she correct?
  6. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks about The Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income of $1000/mo. Medicare for All. Human-Centered Capitalism. He informs that his concepts are modeled to ameliorate the displacement of many workers who are presently, and will in even greater numbers continue t be displaced by automation and robotics. Is the concept gaining traction? This segment from 10:30-1am

 

Joey Wells’ compelling story growing up and his life’s journey, achievements, and goals are grand by any definition and   compelling beyond words. His telling is humbling. Discover him and his writing: Through My Eyes By Joey Wells and Momma Gave Birth to Greatness: Double Album: An artistic Autobiography By Joey Wells. We welcome him at 11am.

 

Thereafter, Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large delves into hyperlocal, city, county, state, national, and international issues with commensurate analysis. This segment from 11:30am-12Noon. 

 

eHeziJohn Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter Michael Edelman, Esq., Political Analyst, Joey Wells, Author, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large, on Westchester On the Level – Monday, August 12, 2019 @10am EST

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