NY Politician Uses Billboard To Attack Saggy Pants

NY Politician Uses Billboard To Attack Saggy Pants

Attention saggy pants lovers: A state senator in NY has commissioned a billboard that calls on you to “Stop the Sag.” [More]

NY Attorney General Unfriends Tagged.com, Files Lawsuit

NY Attorney General Unfriends Tagged.com, Files Lawsuit

New York’s crusading Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, has a new target: social networking contact-spamming site Tagged.com. He intends to stop the company’s practices and seek fines from them. Were the fine $1 per spammy e-mail they’ve sent, the total would be $60 million. Too much?

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Abusive Debt Collection Operation, Puts Owner's Rap Career On Hold

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Abusive Debt Collection Operation, Puts Owner's Rap Career On Hold

The New York Attorney General shut down a network of debt collection agencies today that were run by convicted felon Tobias Boyland, who along with his colleagues impersonated police officers, threatened debtors with arrest, and told them they were being sued in civil court. Boyland is also an author and a musician, and he has an awesome website, bagsofmoney.us, which—warning—launches into a street-friendly rap song as soon as it loads.

Comcast Joins NY's Anti-Newsgroup Crowd, Shuts Off Access

Comcast Joins NY's Anti-Newsgroup Crowd, Shuts Off Access

Comcast has joined pretty much every other ISP in New York by shutting off access to newsgroups, effective two days ago, although current users will still have access through October 25th. A lot of stories on this topic have focused on how New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has led the overall “crackdown” due to kiddie porn, but we think this is really just a politically convenient business decision to cut costs on a service that’s declining in popularity. DSLReports seems to agree, and they offer some advice on where you can get affordable newsgroup access now that your ISP is no longer footing the bill.

NY Attorney General: 25% Of Gas Stations "Engage In Deceptive Practices"

NY Attorney General: 25% Of Gas Stations "Engage In Deceptive Practices"

New York’s Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, is warning consumers after an undercover investigation found that 25% of gas stations are engaging in “deceptive practices, including wrongfully surcharging credit card customers.” The AG says that under New York state law, retailers are not allowed to impose surcharges for using a credit card.

Man Tries To Buy From "The Camera Professionals," Fails

Man Tries To Buy From "The Camera Professionals," Fails

“The Camera Professionals” are not actually that professional, nor do they have cameras to sell you. That’s what ZDNet reporter Josh Taylor discovered when he decided to take their Google AdWord bait and buy a camcorder they were offering for nearly $300 less than other stores. He didn’t expect much success, and he was richly rewarded:

Amazon Sues Over Law That Forces Them To Collect NY Sales Tax

Amazon Sues Over Law That Forces Them To Collect NY Sales Tax

Amazon has filed a complaint in NY’s State Supreme Court challenging a new law that forces the retailer to collect sales tax on shipments to residents of NY state.

Postal Worker Steals Your New Credit Cards, Goes On Shopping Spree

Postal Worker Steals Your New Credit Cards, Goes On Shopping Spree

Police have arrested Paul Hank, a distribution clerk at the Smithtown, NY post office, after he stole credit cards from the mail and went on a shopping spree, says Newsday

NY Governor and Former AG Apparently Quite Fond Of Whores

NY Governor and Former AG Apparently Quite Fond Of Whores

“I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,” said Mr. Spitzer, who appeared with his wife Silda at his Manhattan office. “I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public to whom I promised better.”

Will Spitzer's Proposed Child Protection Laws Work?

Will Spitzer's Proposed Child Protection Laws Work?

As we mentioned earlier, Elliot Spitzer, the governor of New York, seems a bit miffed about the whole lead recall thing. He’s issued a press release about some “initiatives” he’s taking in response to the recent recalls because he feels the CPSC doesn’t have enough power to deal with the problem.