Advocates, elected officials and union members chanting "Show us the money!" gathered outside Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Sunday to protest the state's demand that the ailing hospital turn over its clinics to Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center before the state releases $3.5 million in promised funding.
Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to "advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate."
Call it a Christmas reprieve.
Interfaith Medical Center, which was slated to be ordered closed on Monday, won a last minute
stay of execution with a reported $2 million infusion of money from the State Department of
Health, according to sources at the hospital.
The money is expected to leave the beleaguered facility located at 1545 Atlantic Avenue open
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