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.
Source The New York Times
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