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The Afternoon Roundup

Mayor Bloomberg: End “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Bloomberg is in Washington D.C. to announce a national campaign to repeal the controversial laws, which in general hold that a person has no duty to retreat when attacked. Opponents of the laws, however, say they should really be called “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later.” Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” provision is at the center of the firestorm surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. “I don’t think any civilized society should allow people to just all of a sudden decide they don’t like somebody, feel threatened or whatever it is, pull a gun and kill ‘em,” Bloomberg told reporters in New York before hopping a flight to D.C. Read More: Daily News

Police Arrest Man With Loaded Revolver On C Train

Police arrested a Brooklyn man on a Manhattan subway Tuesday night after finding a loaded gun in his pocket Rahmeek Younger, 22, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. Investigators say he got on a south-bound C train just after 10 p.m. when officers on the train noticed he looked nervous. They say the suspect kept adjusting his jacket and kept his hand inside his pocket. When they took him off the train at the Canal Street Station they found a fully loaded .38 caliber revolver in his pocket. Read More: NY1

 

Queens Straphangers Plan For Nine-Day Shutdown On E, F Lines

Track work is causing some changes to the E and F lines in Queens which has some riders searching for a backup route. Watch the Video: NY1

 

Jets coach Ryan against return to ‘Hard Knocks:’ report

HBO wants the Jets to be featured again on “Hard Knocks” but they have run into an unexpected obstacle: Rex Ryan. League sources tell FOX Sports that owner Woody Johnson wants his team back on the HBO hit show and has communicated that to the network. But his outspoken head coach is against the project. Ryan, according to sources, does not want any more of a circus-type atmosphere around the Jets after last season’s locker room issues and late-season collapse, followed by the recent trade for Tim Tebow. Read More: New York Post
Staten Islands’s most wanted fugitive busted in Minnesota

One of Staten Island’s most wanted fugitives — who is accused of raping a woman more than two years ago — was busted in Minnesota, authorities announced today.Emmanuel Parker, 25, was stopped Sunday for a traffic infraction just outside Minneapolis and, when the state trooper ran his information through a nationwide criminal database, it was uncovered that he had an open felony warrant, said a spokesman for DA Daniel Donovan. Parker waived extradition and will be sent back to Staten Island next week to face charges stemming from the Jan. 8, 2010 attack. Read More: New York Post

 

Trayvon Martin’s shooter to be charged by Florida special prosecutor

Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce Wednesday that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, according to multiple reports. Corey will hold a press conference on the case at 6:00 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla., FOX News Channel reported. The Washington Post first reported that Corey would bring charges. It is not known which charges she will file. Corey announced earlier this week that she was not convening a grand jury in the case, meaning the decision on whether to charge Zimmerman was hers alone. Read More: New York Post