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Tuesday’s Headlines: More Carnage, Etc. Edition

12:05 AM EDT on September 8, 2020

The ghost bike of Robert Spencer is a reminder of the need for safety in Long Island City. File photo: Gersh Kuntzman

Holidays may make for slow news days, but road violence never rests: Capping off a bloody weekend for cyclists, a Brooklyn prosecutor was struck and killed by a tour bus while biking in Williamsburg early on Monday (Streetsblog, NYDN, NYPost).

In other news yesterday:

    • COVID made for fairly empty streets on J'Ouvert (Gothamist). Still, five people got shot at local celebrations (NYTimes).
    • The Tabloid of Record offered a thumbsucker on how COVID has changed traffic patterns (NYPost).
    • LIRR chief Phillip Eng penned an opinion piece with a now-familiar plea to the feds: Send cash now! (amNY).
    • An investigation of mask-compliance on 15 bus routes found that a quarter of passengers rode bare-faced (TheCity).
    • ICYMI: City and State rounded up some notable recent incidents of police brutality in New York.
    • The city's Law Department and Department of Investigation missed the Aug. 31 deadline for filing their report on the NYPD's misconduct during the recent Black Lives Matter protests (GothamGazette).
    • More on police misconduct: Local legislators are training their sights on the doctrine of qualified immunity for officers (GothamGazette).

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