Assemblyman Joseph Morelle is in the news again after his wife Lauren passed away. Lauren was a mother of two and had been fighting breast cancer. The article goes on to link the death to the so-called “de-fund the police” movement, and mentions that Morelle pleads guilty to disorderly conduct and tests positive for COVID-19.
- Singletary tries to link Morelle to “defund the police” movement
- Singletary sues city of New York for wrongful termination
- Morelle pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
- Morelle tests positive for COVID-19
- Morelle says climate change is a reality
- Morelle is a gun control advocate
- Maxwell questions whether government should run health care system
Singletary tries to link Morelle to “defund the police” movement
La’Ron Singletary has announced his candidacy for the 25th Congressional District, the seat currently held by Democrat Joe Morelle. He joined the Republican Party in August and launched his campaign site on Wednesday. He spoke at a podium in the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, flanked by prominent Republicans. Singletary said he was inspired to run on the Republican line after meeting with the party chair of Monroe County and former state senator Joe Robach.
Singletary has spent about $160,000 on television ads. Singletary is running as a Republican in a city where Democrats are deep-seated. The Monroe County legislature is split between the two major parties. Morelle has a rift with Democratic President Sabrina LaMar, but she caucuses with Republicans to give Republicans a majority. LaMar, who previously feuded with Morelle, says she hopes Singletary’s focus on crime and law enforcement will appeal to Black voters.
Singletary is running in a district with a large Black population, which has historically been a solid Democratic voting bloc. Morelle, meanwhile, hails from Rochester’s mostly white suburbs. According to Gerald Gamm, professor of political science at the University of Rochester, Singletary has a legitimate path to victory and credibility among Republicans.
Singletary sues city of New York for wrongful termination
Police chief Michael Singletary is suing the city of New York for wrongful termination after the death of a man he was investigating. The incident led to a flurry of protests and the subsequent firing of Singletary. He filed the lawsuit after the State Attorney General’s office found no evidence to support the allegations against him. The officers involved in the case remain suspended with pay while an internal investigation takes place.
The city of Rochester has agreed to pay Singletary $75,000 in damages and health benefits for the next 24 years. He alleges a hostile work environment and defamation of character. The lawsuit alleges that the city of Rochester terminated Singletary for lying about the incident involving the death of Daniel Prude. In March 2020, Singletary was serving as police chief in Rochester when Daniel Prude died in hospital. Police officers found him unconscious and unresponsive.
The case also alleges defamation, constructive termination, and retaliatory confirmation. Singletary filed his lawsuit on Sept. 1, 2020. On Sept. 2, 2020, the city of Rochester’s attorney filed a reply to Singletary’s lawsuit. The case continues to reverberate one year later.
Morelle pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
Joseph Morelle was a former member of the Monroe County Democratic Committee. He held the position until 2014, and was sworn into office on November 13, 2018. A history of Morelle’s political career can be found on Wikipedia. His first campaign in the Rochester area was in 2007. He served as chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee for five years.
In 1992, Morelle pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct. The charges stemmed from an illegally obtained petition. He allegedly allowed area residents to sign petitions for him and his family members. He accepted a plea bargain from Monroe County District Attorney Howard R. Relin, who had originally filed misdemeanor charges against Morelle.
Morelle tests positive for COVID-19
Congressman Joe Morelle has been quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. He has been vaccinated against the virus, but has mild symptoms. He has urged everyone to get vaccinated against the illness. He also provided vaccination resources for the public.
In addition to Morelle, several other House members have been infected by the virus. They include Democratic Reps. Ralph Norman and Vern Buchanan, as well as Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. The House will hold a hearing to determine whether any other House members were infected.
The virus is transmitted through human saliva and can be passed on to people from one generation to the next. In recent years, there have been outbreaks in many US political circles. COVID-19, which is also known as poliovirus, has been found in about 250 US legislators. Some of them have tested positive, while others have remained silent about it.
Morelle says climate change is a reality
Morelle says he’ll work to make America a more environmentally friendly country and is backing the Climate Emergency Resolution. The Climate Emergency Resolution would require the government to close loopholes related to fossil fuels. It would also put a price on carbon emissions. Carbon emission fees have been a long-time goal of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
The climate crisis has forced some politicians to postpone a major conference on the matter. Long Island lawmakers met behind closed doors to discuss the problem. After a long discussion, the group dubbed the problem a “five-headed monster.” One of the leaders of this coalition, Rep. Amy Paulin, called on Rep. Sheldon Silver to step down and allow Morelle to take the interim charge. Silver has yet to respond publicly.
Despite this, many politicians continue to deny the existence of climate change. While more than a quarter of Americans disagree with the scientific consensus, most Americans accept the reality of the issue. Moreover, a recent poll showed that climate action was one of the top priorities of younger voters. Furthermore, the public is ready to make major investments in clean energy and clean economies to address decades of environmental injustices.
Morelle is a gun control advocate
Assemblyman Joe Morelle has a proven track record of fighting for gun violence prevention policies, and he is now running for Congress. As the State Assembly Majority Leader of New York, Morelle is well-versed in the challenges that come with balancing Second Amendment rights with steps to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. He will be a staunch advocate for commonsense gun laws in Congress.
Morelle has a long history of public service and has served in the state Assembly for many years. He has also co-sponsored climate change bills and has touted the climate-related components of the Inflation Reduction Act. However, he has said that he does not see a realistic way to transition the country away from its car-centered transportation infrastructure.
The House Majority PAC bought a $275,000 ad in his race against Singletary, who is the former Rochester police chief who was fired after the death of Daniel Prude. Singletary has also accused Morelle of failing to speak out against the anti-police movement in New York.
Maxwell questions whether government should run health care system
While some may oppose the idea of a government-run health care system, others think that it is the best solution for the health care system. The Affordable Care Act, which took effect in 2010, brought more public confidence to the idea. Almost half of the country feels that the government should be in charge of the health care system, and 56 percent say that it is the government’s responsibility to make sure everyone has access to health insurance.