The 2013-14 Knicks are the worst Knicks team I have ever experienced because of the totality with which the franchise, at every level of engagement, has destroyed even the illusion of hope.
The Bulls can offer Melo a stable franchise with a fierce, battle-tested roster as well as a superb head coach. The best the Knicks can do is the most lucrative payday, which may be too good to reject.
Source New York Daily News
The U.S. Treasury said Thursday it placed Kingpin Act sanctions on Hugo Cuellar Hurtado, a dual Colombian-Mexican national, for his alleged support of the Sinaloa Cartel, marking the first move Treasury has made against the cartel since last week’s capture of Joaquin Guzman Loera, the cartel’s reputed leader known as “El Chapo.”
Britain’s surveillance agency, with help from the NSA, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal, The Guardian.
Yahoo denied any prior knowledge of the program, accusing the agencies of “a whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy.”
Upzoned lots tended to be in areas that were less white and less wealthy, with fewer homeowners. Downzoned lots tended to be areas that were more white and had both higher incomes and higher rates of homeownership than upzoned areas. Areas with contextual rezoning were even whiter and richer (with median incomes “much higher than that of the city”), and had “very high rates of homeownership.” In other words, more privileged people were more likely to have the city change the zoning of their neighborhoods to preserve them exactly as they were.
New York has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, with illegal possession of a loaded firearm carrying a minimum sentence of three and a half years. In Felton’s case, prosecutors must establish that the weapon was illegally possessed by Felton, said Eric Michael Arnone, a defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor who has no direct knowledge of the Felton case. Prosecutors are likely to rely on statements by Felton’s estranged wife and whatever other evidence they can find to establish that the gun belonged to him.