Pressure mounts on Paterson

March 2, 2010 1:32:41 PM PST
What a mess. Again. New York State government has rarely been a role model for anything. But being a role model seems a far-fetched and rather unattainable goal. This model is just laughable.

It didn't start going down hill with the Spitzer sex scandal. It just careened out of control after that.

The calls for the man who took Spitzer's place to step down are growing louder. But where once Gov. David Paterson had insisted he would not resign, now it's not so clear. Paterson has been holed up in the Governor's Mansion in Albany all day, with visitors showing up like in a scene from The Godfather.

But they're not begging Paterson to "be my friend, Godfather." Instead, they're weighing the pros and cons about whether he should stay or go.

It ain't pretty. And it ain't over.

Our political reporter Dave Evans is in Albany for us tonight at 11. And we're also looking at the possible legal implications for Mr. Paterson: Was it a crime to try to intervene in a domestic violence allegation against the Governor's top aide?

Also at 11, our investigative reporter Jim Hoffer continues his exclusive look at what some call the dirty little secret within the NYPD - that apparently isn't much of a secret to many New Yorkers: Cops have quotas of arrests and summonses.

The NYPD denies quotas, but Jim's investigation looks at the pressure cops are under to make arrests and finds some case examples of how otherwise innocent people are stopped and taken in.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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