posted on May 06, 2013 07:18
The only person convicted of murder in the 1971 Attica prison riots has died in Canada. John Boncore appears to have slipped and fallen on cement steps in the province of British Columbia, causing a deadly head injury. Boncore was convicted of murder for the beating death of a corrections officer during the riot, where 39 prison employees and inmates died. Boncore was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the killing but was pardoned by Governor Hugh Carey in 1976.
A couple of Bad Cabs operating in Batavia.
Local lawmen have cracked down on illegal taxi cabs operation in and around Batavia.
Tickets were issued to two drivers.
60-year-old Julious Murphy of Ellicott St. was ticketed for having improper plates and without proper insurance.
32-year-old Jennifer Cudney of Walden Creek Drive was ticketed for improper plates and insurance and driving with an out of class license. She was also ticketed for driving while on a cellphone.
Taxi cabs in New York State must be registered in a “for hire” classification.
Canadian officials are blaming the Cuomo administration for the growing disagreement over the future of the Peace Bridge. The Canadian chairman of the Peace Bridge Authority, Anthony Annunziata, says he will no longer work with Sam Hoyt, Cuomo's representative on the panel.
Annunziata says he will not deal with Cuomo's office on any level until Hoyt is replaced.
Hoyt says he is not going anywhere.
A non-profit group this past week made a fully operational plastic handgun using a 3-D printer. Senator Chuck Schumer says he will call for legislation to immediately prevent the production of these guns via 3-D printers. Schumer says the 3-D technology can turn anyone's garage into a gun factory. The plastic guns are also not detectable in a metal screening system like at airports or sporting events.