Skip to comments.Public advocate caught in homeless fib upon taking office
Posted on 01/03/2014 5:59:48 AM PST by lowbridge
She lied on her first day on the job and got caught.
Just hours after being sworn in as the citys public advocate, Letitia James went on TV to claim that she played a key role in helping expose the face of poverty in the City of New York on the front page of The New York Times.
James, a former City Council member, said she had appointed a task force to examine conditions at the Auburn homeless shelter in her old Brooklyn district.
When those conditions didnt improve, James said, she acted to publicize the plight of Dasani Coates, a 12-year-old homeless girl subsequently spotlighted in a lengthy Times series.
I was aware of it and had a little bit something to do with it, James insisted on NY1 Wednesday night, speaking of the Times exposé.
And, in fact, I had established a task force on Auburn, and the conditions continued. And so we decided to work together to basically put on the front page of The New York Times the face of poverty in the City of New York.
It wasnt James first attempt to portray herself as a champion of the homeless at the inauguration, she invited young Dasani to stand at her side for the swearing-in.
But the Times refuted James account, saying she had nothing to do with its articles.
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she has seen obama do it and get away with it so why not her
The schools don't do much with "truth" anymore. It's not a value which is taught.
OY, NY is in the very best of hands.
It was SO BAD at the inauguration that a DEMOCRAT woman pol (no doubt from the outer boroughs) tweeted that it was pretty much racist.
How bad is that?
It’s all like watching an horrific automobile wreck. Brazzaville on the Hudson, as NYC embraces Afro-Marxism. The only thing missing is palace guards in leopard sash and chromed helmets.
Another sewer sucking, commie ‘RAT politician lying to the people. So what else is new?
,...she has tax problems too..dating back to 2010 AND 2011....GENUINE RAT LYING TAX DODGER
Who’s more to blame, the thieving, lying POS that spews self aggrandizing bullsh!t or the ignorant imbeciles that lap it up and vote them into positions of power?