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Jun
24

Police arrest Niagara Square protesters

Buffalo Police today arrested 13 protesters who had been occupying Niagara Square for a week and a half.  The order to clear the square came directly from Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood, police spokesman Captain Jeff Rinaldo told Investigative Post. The arrests were made about 1 a.m. Wednesday, just hours before the department put in place […]

Jun
23

Heaney discusses Buffalo Police on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney talks the pitfalls and politics of policing during an interview with David Lombardo of The Capitol Pressroom. Investigative Post has reported extensively on policing issues since 2016, including coverage of anti-racism protests in recent weeks.  

Jun
23

Pandemic cited as child porn complaints spike

The COVID-19 pandemic has yet another dark side: child pornography complaints have doubled since March. The reason: children are home from school and frequently on their cell phones and other digital devices, making them more susceptible to overtures from predators. New York State Police report the number of complaints in March, April and May jumped […]

Jun
19

Gambini: Senecas & COVID-19 on WBEN

The Seneca Nation of Indians has weathered the pandemic, but faces an uncertain economic future because of its impact on the tribe’s casino and hospitality business. Casino-related revenues account for nearly three-quarters of the nation’s budget. Phil Gambini discusses his recent story with NewsRadio 930 WBEN.  

Jun
18

COVID-19: Senecas face economic uncertainty

As reopenings across the country begin, the impacts of COVID-19 continue to threaten the economies of Native American governments, including the Seneca Nation here in Western New York. Many tribes rely on casinos and other Native-owned businesses to fund services and capital improvements, but how soon those enterprises bounce back is uncertain. Of particular concern […]

Jun
16

Union shares Buffalo police contract

Today Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told reporters that it was the responsibility of the city’s police union to make its contract public. “Why doesn’t the media ask the police union to make the contract public?” Brown said. “Why are the requests always of the city?” Well, the union did release it — yesterday. The Buffalo […]

Jun
12

Online petition seeks Brown’s resignation

A group of local community activists have launched an online petition demanding the resignation of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. The activists say Brown has failed to show leadership in the two weeks since demonstrators took to the streets to protest police brutality. The petition states: From the start on Saturday, May 30th, protestors were met […]

Jun
12

Heaney assesses police reforms on WBEN

Some in the media have described Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed police reforms as “sweeping.” Not so, Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney told Susan Rose during an interview Friday on NewsRadio 930 WBEN. The reforms are modest, at best, he said. Heaney and Ali Ingersoll, in an analysis published Wednesday, concluded that while the mayor’s proposals […]