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Editorial: Silver tough on Lopez, but not tough enough

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To be sure, longtime Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez has paid a stiff penalty for sexually harassing — verbally and physically — three female staff members: Last Friday, Speaker Sheldon Silver formally censured him, stripped him of his Housing Committee chairmanship and reduced his staff allocation to freshman levels. But Silver’s accompanying assertion that “the Assembly has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment” rang hollow over the weekend when a story surfaced that ...

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August 29, 2012
5:49 a.m.

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It onlt takes one word to describe this "Democrats"

August 29, 2012
4:07 p.m.

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Why were public funds used to settle this? How come Vito Lopez was not forced to pay restitution back to the state? NYS Legislature cronyism sucks!