Aaron Showalter/New York Daily News The Oct. 4 1982 edition reported detailed de Blasio’s ongoing student activism. De Blasio did not graduate on time that May; he got his degree nine months later. In a brief interview with the Daily News, he downplayed the expulsion threat, saying, It wasnt that formal. He said his graduation was delayed because he didnt complete some coursework on time. RELATED: DE BLASIO SHOWED PROMISE AS A POLITICIAN EVEN AS A KID In the end, de Blasios coalition achieved none of its goals while he was at NYU. Still, Fred Paprin, a former classmate, remembered de Blasio as upbeat in the face of defeat. I just remember him as someone who was always working hard at it and someone who was very inclusive but not inclusive to the extent of not getting anything done, Paprin said. Aaron Showalter/New York Daily News The March 16 1983 edition reported on student demonstrators marching in the Bobst Library, in protest against student exclusion from tuiton. Those involved, including de Blasio, were threatened with expulsion. In one interview with the school paper, de Blasio seemed chastened by his defeats. He admitted that his coalition had to battle stereotypes created by the activist label, and he vowed to take a more innovative approach with no set ideologies to attract broader support.
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His license was suspended, and he was ordered to surrender his passport. Cruz’s lawyer insisted he is not guilty. “His motorcycle was struck, and he stood right there,” his attorney H. Benjamin Perez said. “He never assaulted this man. He never tried to assault him in any way. And he does not know any of the other motorcyclists who were involved in this beating.” A second biker, who was in custody, was released Wednesday, when authorities determined that he may have been trying to help. The NYPD released photos Sunday of two other men they want to find and question as part of the investigation and asked for the public’s help in identifying them. Mieses’ family, meanwhile, says he is the real victim. “All of his ribs are fractured. His lungs are so badly bruised that he’s still on a ventilator,” Yolanda Santiago, his mother, told CNN affiliate WCBS.
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Then they were questioned by a second U.S. team who identified themselves as FBI investigators. Then, with little or no judicial review in Djibouti, the men were flown to New York. After first being detained in secret, they were charged in November and ordered held without bail. SEEKING INFORMATION A main objective of the U.S. operation appears to have been to collect intelligence about al Shabaab. Information on the group has become more urgent for security services following the deadly attack by militants on the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. At least 67 people were killed in a four-day siege. Ahmed Godane, the leader of Shabaab’s dominant, pro-al Qaeda faction, claimed credit for the attack. Defence lawyers said that once Ahmed, Yusuf and Hashi, all of Somali extraction, were in the United States, investigators began pressuring them to provide information about al Shabaab’s leaders and operations. “It’s all about getting information,” said Susan Kellman, a lawyer for Ahmed.