Yu Mei Chen (center), the wife of Xiu Mei Chen, joined dozens who rallied in Foley Square to call for the release of Xiu Qing You, a father of two and husband of a U.S. citizen, who is being detained by ICE, on Monday, June 18, 2018. (Jefferson Siegel / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Hizzoner announced this week that cops will stop arresting most people caught smoking in public, instead giving them criminal summonses. But there are exceptions, including for people on parole or probation, with open warrants, or without ID. Cops also have discretion to make an arrest if they think there’s a valid law enforcement reason and a supervisor approves.
New Yorkers can nominate their favorites at women.nyc, but officials launching the panel Wednesday had some ideas of their own – from Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, to Margaret Sanger, who pioneered family planning, to writers Edith Wharton and Zora Neale Hurston.