The man Chicago police officers shot and killed in Little Village Friday has been identified.
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NEW YORK -- For pedestrians who cannot see or have limited vision, navigating the chaotic sidewalks and crosswalks of New York City was dicey enough before the pandemic. But the outbreak, blind people say, has made crossing the city's streets even riskier and more harrowing.It has reduced the flow of cars and trucks at times, leaving streets in some neighborhoods as placid as suburban lanes. That may sound like a blessing for blind New Yorkers like Terence Page.But, in fact, the opposite is true. The normal roar of traffic moving past provides clues -- often the only ones -- about when it is time to venture into a crosswalk.Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times"Quiet is not good for blind people," Page said as he swept his long green cane across the sidewalk along Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, trying to locate the curb at West 23rd Street.But Page had just traversed the avenue with confidence because that crossing is equipped with an audible signal that tells pedestrians when they have the go-ahead to stride across the pavement. The vast majority of the city's 13,200 crossings are not, including the one at 23rd Street that Page faced after crossing Sixth Avenue.As a result, a federal judge has found that the city has failed to fully protect some of its most vulnerable residents.The judge ruled in October that the "near-total absence" of those devices -- known as Accessible Pedestrian Signals -- violated the civil rights of blind people by denying them equal access to the city's crosswalks.Blind New Yorkers "must risk being hit by cars and bicycles and becoming stranded in the middle of intersections," wrote the judge, Paul A. Engelmayer of U.S. District Court in Manhattan.Page, 6 feet and sturdy, knows well what the judge was describing. Standing at the northeast corner of the normally busy intersection, Page hesitated. Without an audible device, blind pedestrians like him have to guess when they have the light."I know I am taking my life in my hands," Page said, as he prepared to step off the curb half a block from his home.The court ordered the city to negotiate with the group that filed the suit, the American Council of the Blind of New York, on a remedy for the lack of audible signals. That decision was welcomed by Page and advocates for the blind who have been pressing city officials for years to address the issue."We are thrilled with the dramatic changes that this victory will mean not only for those who are blind or low vision, but for all New Yorkers who want safer streets," said Torie Atkinson, a staff attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, which represented the plaintiffs in a class-action suit filed in 2018.City officials declined to explain why audible signals have been installed at less than 5% of the city's intersections that have traffic signals.Instead, Mitch Schwartz, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, issued a statement saying, "The city is dedicated to making our streets more accessible to all New Yorkers with and without disabilities, including those are who are blind or have low vision." He added that the Department of Transportation plans to continue to install audible signals across the city.Since 2014, the city has had a Vision Zero policy to reduce pedestrian fatalities, which has included redesigns of intersections and signals. But advocates argue that some of those changes have actually made matters worse for the blind.At some intersections, the Department of Transportation has implemented "leading pedestrian intervals," which give walkers a head start of several seconds before the light turns green for the parallel traffic.But Lori Sharff, former president of the American Council of the Blind of New York, said that does not help them because they rely on traffic noise for cues. Without the roar of engines in motion, they are left standing at the curb while sighted people rush across the street, Scharff said.When in doubt, they often can rely on other pedestrians to offer guidance or an elbow to clasp. But in the grip of COVID-19, fellow travelers are less inclined to get so close, Page said."There are less people who want to help you or even touch you," he explained. "Since COVID has happened, a lot of the things that blind people need are not there."To make matters more challenging, the sidewalks and streets are filled with new obstacles: dining tables surrounded by makeshift fences and tents.As Page ambled up Seventh Avenue, his face smacked into an umbrella emblazoned with a Campari logo that protruded into his path.The midday journey around Page's Chelsea neighborhood revealed just how hazardous things would be for blind pedestrians in New York even if intersections were equipped with audible signals. But there a fewer than 700 of those beeping devices across the city."When I hear an APS, I feel safe," Page said.In a four-block loop from his building on the north side of 23rd Street, Page encountered a variety of hazards, including scaffolding, police barricades, sandwich boards promoting businesses, workmen sprawled on the sidewalk eating lunch and open stairways to the subway.He took all those in stride, locating them with his ball-tipped cane -- "Jets green" for his favorite football team -- before they caused him any harm. But the stop-and-go traffic of cars, trucks, buses and bicycles was a different matter.When he returned to Sixth Avenue and crossed at 22nd Street without the aid of an audible signal, Page paused to catch his breath and admitted how anxious that made him. He said he usually depended on strangers for guidance, though he would rather not.He said people frequently take hold of his arm, meaning to be helpful. But he has to explain that he would rather take hold of theirs so that they can guide him.Right on cue, a young woman gripped Page's elbow and offered to help him across 23rd Street at Seventh Avenue. He switched to holding her arm and chatted with her as they crossed, even though he had the aid of an audible signal there.The woman, Yolanda Yona, an interior designer and model from Zimbabwe, said she had noticed the beeping that emanated from yellow devices on each corner. "I just like helping people I guess," she said, adding that she was undeterred by the pandemic.Even a few audible signals would be a godsend for Myrna Votta, who has had to negotiate the streets of Brooklyn Heights without them for more than 40 years. Votta, 81, made use of audible signals in Manhattan when she taught music at the 59th Street headquarters of the charitable organization for the visually impaired known as the Lighthouse.She occasionally encounters an audible signal when she takes her guide dog, a yellow Labrador retriever, to the veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center on the Upper East Side."They really are very helpful," Votta said, especially at intersections where it otherwise would be easy to find yourself and your guide dog headed in the wrong direction. "You've got to be lined up the right way," she explained. "If you're facing diagonally, the dog's going to take you that way."Votta said she and her husband Pat, who is also blind but uses a cane, go out of their way to reach certain places in the neighborhood, including a favorite diner, because some intersections are just too dangerous. She said she hoped the court's ruling would force the city to install more audible signals soon in Brooklyn Heights and throughout the city."The whole deal for me is let's make the playing field even," Votta said. "If you can see, you've got a much better chance of not getting killed than I have."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company
Neither Jon Ossoff nor the Rev. Raphael Warnock has endorsed the Green New Deal. But that has not stopped the Sunrise Movement, the activist climate group that champions the sweeping climate change plan, from mobilizing in force for the two Georgia Democrats in their high-stakes runoff races for Senate seats.The group is aiming to help register 10,000 to 20,000 Georgians who will turn 18 by Jan. 5, the day of the elections. It has people on the ground canvassing and dropping off campaign literature. And while its appeals mention the threat from climate change, it does not present the issue as a litmus test."Right now, we're focused on the bigger picture," said Shante Wolfe, who is leading the Sunrise Movement's work in Georgia. "Our effort is in favor of the greater good."Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York TimesThe furious efforts in Georgia by the Sunrise Movement and other progressive groups -- on behalf of two candidates who do not share their most ambitious policy goals -- reflect the urgency that is consuming the Democratic Party's left flank. Two victories in Georgia would produce a 50-50 tie in the Senate, giving Democrats control of the chamber because Kamala Harris would cast tiebreaking votes as vice president.Without Democratic control, progressive lawmakers, activists and their grassroots supporters worry that they will not be able to achieve even a pared-down version of their policy wish list for the country.But they also understand that for decades Georgia has been a Republican stronghold with a large number of conservative voters, and their efforts there need to be modulated. President-elect Joe Biden won the state, many Democrats point out, with a moderate agenda that tempered the rhetoric and policy goals of the left. Biden, Warnock and Ossoff do not support "Medicare for All," another priority of the party's left wing.Wolfe said the Sunrise Movement had tried to adjust its messaging for a state like Georgia by "making sure that we localize the Green New Deal in a way that resonates with Southerners." For instance, canvassers are emphasizing how climate change affects the air that Georgians breathe, she said.Other groups are also pouring money and resources into the state.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has raised $386,000 for the two Democratic candidates. MoveOn, a progressive group, hopes to mobilize many of its 250,000 members in Georgia, and more nationwide, to canvass and phone bank in the state. Our Revolution, the political organization that spun out of Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, is contacting its 50,000 member households in the state to encourage them to request mail ballots."We are moving heaven and earth and pointing all of our resources as much as we can to help us win those two seats in Georgia," said Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat who will be sworn into the next Congress.Bowman said he spoke recently with Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in 2018 and is widely credited with voter turnout initiatives that helped flip Georgia blue this year, to see how he could support her efforts. And he said that he and other progressives in the House -- including "the Squad," a now-growing group that began with four congresswomen of color -- were strategizing about how to help in Georgia."Georgia is not New York. It's not California. It has its own culture," Bowman said. "But it's a culture rooted in justice for all, and we just want to make sure we support that initiative as much as we can, as representatives from other parts of the country."Amid deepening ideological fault lines among Democrats over messaging and electoral strategy -- divisions that have burst into the open as the party takes stock of its painful losses down the ballot -- the two Senate runoff elections will also be a test case for whether progressives can balance their broad calls for change with the realities of campaigning in a once reliably Republican state.Defeating two Republican incumbents, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, will be no easy task for Ossoff and Warnock. Still, the competitiveness of the races, and the progressive focus on Georgia, underscores the political evolution occurring in the state.Biden was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since Bill Clinton in 1992. And although Georgia does not have a reputation now as a hotbed of liberalism, some organizers and strategists inside and outside Georgia contend that it is becoming increasingly receptive to left-leaning ideas.While many of the Democrats who won in Georgia last month were more moderate, including Carolyn Bourdeaux, who flipped a longtime Republican House district in metropolitan Atlanta, several local progressive candidates won farther down the ballot. They include Nicole Love Hendrickson, who became the first Black person elected as commission chair of Gwinnett County, in suburban Atlanta.Progressives see Georgia not as a one-off endeavor in 2020 but as a top target of their efforts for years to come."Is Georgia a Tier 1 state? Is Georgia a progressive state? Are we building a new Georgia? Yes, yes and yes," said Britney Whaley, a political strategist with the Working Families Party, a progressive group that has been operating in Georgia since 2018 and has endorsed Warnock.Nse Ufot, chief executive of the New Georgia Project, which was founded by Abrams and has registered hundreds of thousands of new voters, said there was still "an obsession with moving white moderate men back into the Democratic Party." But that thinking was mistaken, she said, even -- and perhaps especially -- in Georgia."It just feels like people do not get, and do not understand, what it takes to win and what it takes to win in the South," she said. "We can contribute to this progressive majority -- it's just that it can't be race-blind. It can't be race neutral."There are plenty of signs that suggest liberals face an uphill battle in Georgia. Sanders, the Vermont senator and progressive standard-bearer, lost Georgia's Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton by more than 40 percentage points in 2016. (Sanders had dropped out of the race by the time Georgia held its primary in June this year.)Biden beat President Donald Trump in Georgia by making significant gains among affluent, college-educated and older voters in the suburbs around Atlanta, according to a New York Times Upshot analysis of the results; at the same time, the Black share of the electorate fell to its lowest point since 2006.Those findings indicate that Democrats must still depend on the support of traditionally conservative voters to win statewide -- rather than turning out a progressive majority led by young voters and nonwhite voters.Even if the Democrats win the two Georgia Senate seats, progressives will face significant barriers to passing their policies. It is unlikely that all 50 Democratic senators would get behind a left-wing policy proposal like expanding the Supreme Court, or that Biden would support it.Rep. Ro Khanna of California, the first vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said the Georgia races were "about the here and now.""We understand the stakes, and every progressive group that I know of has made that a priority with the same passion and determination as winning back the presidency," he said.But he also said the horizon for the movement was long. Even if Democrats fail to win control of the Senate, he said, progressives should try to pass an agenda in the House that includes less transformative policy goals than "Medicare for All" -- including raising the minimum wage, forgiving student loan debt and expanding access to Medicare."I don't think that their outcome should determine the boldness of our agenda," Khanna said, referring to the Georgia runoffs. "The mistake would be to pull back."For the party's left wing, the potential limits on a progressive agenda have not dampened the resolve.In a fundraising email last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts hailed Biden's success as proof that "the path to victory in Georgia is clearer than ever."Then she issued a call to arms: "Democrats can win these two Senate races too -- and we must."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company
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