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Public advocate caught in homeless fib upon taking office
nypost.com ^ | january 3, 2014 | Carl Campanile and Beth DeFalco

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 city’s 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 didn’t 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 wasn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork

1 posted on 01/03/2014 5:59:49 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

she has seen obama do it and get away with it so why not her


2 posted on 01/03/2014 6:04:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lowbridge
The truth means nothing to such people. They say the stuff that makes them sound cool. They say whatever they think will persuade you to do something or to feel a certain way. Truth has nothing to do with it.

The schools don't do much with "truth" anymore. It's not a value which is taught.

3 posted on 01/03/2014 6:04:55 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: lowbridge

Uh-huh. SSDD.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 6:06:23 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: lowbridge

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?


5 posted on 01/03/2014 6:07:50 AM PST by jocon307
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6 posted on 01/03/2014 6:09:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: lowbridge

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.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 6:13:12 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: lowbridge

Another sewer sucking, commie ‘RAT politician lying to the people. So what else is new?


8 posted on 01/03/2014 6:15:53 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: PowderMonkey
The only thing missing is palace guards in leopard sash and chromed helmets.

lol...

9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:15:55 AM PST by TomServo
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,...she has tax problems too..dating back to 2010 AND 2011....GENUINE RAT LYING TAX DODGER


10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:25:38 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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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?


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:51:43 AM PST by traderrob6
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12 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:36 AM PST by TexasCajun
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