Three members of Clinton Correctional Facility's executive team, along with nine security staff employees, have been placed on administrative leave as part of the review of two convicted murderers' escape, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Superintendent Steven Racette and Deputy Superintendent Stephen Brown are among the executives on leave, a state official told CNN on Tuesday. - Referenced Article
The Houston Texas City Council voted on June 24 to appoint Anthony Graves (pdf) to the board of the Houston Forensic Science Center, NBC News reports. Graves, 49, is capturing headlines because he spent 18 years in prison—most of that time on death row—before his murder conviction was overturned in 2010.
He has the full support of Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who submitted his nomination to serve on the nine-member board that replaced the scandalous Houston Crime Lab. - Referenced Article
After failing in their efforts to overhaul rent laws in Albany, New York City tenants in more than one million rent-regulated apartments got some good news: a one-year holiday from rent increases.
At a raucous meeting Monday evening, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted 7-2 to freeze rents for tenants signing new or renewal one-year leases in the year beginning Oct. 1. Tenants who opt for two-year leases would pay up to 2% more. - Referenced Article
NY Daily News By : JOSEPH STEPANSKY , BILL HUTCHINSON
Prison-break fugitive David Sweat’s life on the lam came to an abrupt end Sunday, thanks to the aim of a New York State Police sure shot.
Sgt. Jay Cook, a 21-year veteran state trooper and firearms instructor, was hailed a “hero” by Gov. Cuomo, after he single-handedly confronted escaped cop-killer Sweat on a desolate road and shot him twice in the torso as the fugitive made a run for the woods. - Referenced Article
The Financial Times has spoken, and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is the one to blame for the current debacle unfolding in Greece.
In an editorial from the FT posted Sunday, the paper argues that Tsipras has not only overplayed his hand, but may now be misleading his people on just what is at stake in Greece's July 5 referendum. - Reference Article
NY Times By : LANDON THOMAS Jr. and NIKI KITSANTONIS
Greek government officials and banking executives were meeting in Athens on Sunday evening to consider temporarily closing the country’s banks and perhaps setting limits on A.T.M. withdrawals in an effort to keep the banks from collapsing as the Greek financial crisis heads into uncharted territory.
The meeting came hours after the European Central Bank said it would not expand the emergency loan program that has been propping up Greek banks in recent weeks, as the government has tried without success to reach a new debt deal with international creditors. - Referenced Article
Gunmen killed at least 37 people at a beachfront Tunisian hotel on Friday, the same day terrorists lashed out brutally in France and bombed a mosque in Kuwait.
Tunisia's health ministry reported those deaths as well as 36 injuries in and around the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in the coastal Tunisian city of Sousse, according to the state-run TAP news agency. - Referenced Article