Buckley & Flegenheimer report: “The arrest of a Crown Heights man last week on charges of sexually assaulting a protester at Zuccotti Park added to an already raucous public discussion of lawlessness at the site, where a revolving group of demonstrators has been camped for nearly eight weeks. Stories of crimes and dangerous behavior, mostly anecdotal, have been used as fuel by those who say the protesters must go.”
Benjamin Weiser writes: “A federal jury in Manhattan ended its first afternoon of deliberations on Tuesday in the corruption trial of William F. Boyland Jr., a Democratic assemblyman from Brooklyn, by reporting in a note to the judge that it was at ‘an impasse.’ “
“About New York” columnist Jim Dwyer writes about a nightmarish ordeal that a college student went through after “trespassing” in Riverside Park.
Kate Taylor reports: “Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Tuesday that it was time for Washington to take serious steps to address the federal deficit, starting with a measure certain to be unpopular with some of his financial industry friends: a change to the way that hedge fund managers are taxed. Mr. Bloomberg, in a speech in Washington at the liberal research group the Center for American Progress, said both parties were merely tinkering around the edges of a major problem that threatened the economy. He urged them to hammer out an agreement on spending cuts and tax increases to balance the budget in 10 years.”