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Hiram Monserrate Assault

Carl Kruger's Fall Highlights Woeful State of Albany's Senate Democrats

Dan Collins | Posted 02.20.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.

Hiram Monserrate, Karla Giraldo Reunited: Assault Lawmaker Back With Girlfriend | Daniel Edward Rosen and Corky Siemaszko | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ousted lawmaker Hiram Monserrate planted a kiss on his girlfriend Tuesday after a Queens judge gave the looney lovebirds the OK to see each other agai...

Peralta Beats Monserrate In Special State Senate Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (BY KAREN MATTHEWS, AP) - A New York state senator who was expelled after a domestic violence conviction has lost his long-shot bid to get hi...

Monserrate Casts Himself As Underdog In Election Bid | By Clare Trapasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He's been called a lot of names recently - girlfriend slasher, Democratic Party traitor and public enemy No. 1 to the gay community. One thing former ...

Monserrate Supporters Launch Campaign Against Gay-Friendly Jose Peralta

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's an anti-Jose Peralta flier making it's way around the district, noting that he is supportive of same-sex marriage....

Pro-Gay Marriage Group, Fight Back New York, Targets Monserrate | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Angered by the defeat last year of a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, a group of well-financed gay rights advocates has started...

Monserrate's Expulsion Upheld By Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK � A federal judge has rejected an attempt to temporarily block the expulsion of a New York state lawmaker. Colleagues voted to remove Hi...

Albany for Dummies

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The expulsion of Hiram Monserrate from the state Senate capped another hallucinogenic week in New York's capital. Here are three theories that might explain the madness we call Albany.

State Senators Parker And Klein Have Shouting Match In Midst Of Monserrate Decision | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A heated exchange took place at last night's closed-door Senate Democratic conference between Sens. Diane Savino, Kevin Parker and Jeff Klein resulted...

Hirame Monserrate To Fight Senate Expulsion

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y — A Democratic state senator who betrayed his colleagues by joining Republicans in a brief coup and was convicted of a misdemeanor a...

Senate Votes To EXPEL Hiram Monserrate

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y — The New York Senate voted Tuesday night to expel a senator convicted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, a resol...

Hiram Monserrate Removal: Senate Dems Push For Expulsion Vote | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A group of Senate Democrats, concerned about efforts within their party to block the removal of a senator convicted of domestic violence, say they wil...

Why I'm Introducing a Resolution to Expel Sen. Monserrate from the NY State Senate

Brian X. Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian X. Foley

Given Sen. Monserrate's appalling behavior, I am introducing a resolution to expel him from the New York State Senate. Domestic violence has no place in our legislature.

Will Monserrate Keep His Seat? Committee To Decide

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York Senate committee met Tuesday to decide whether a state senator convicted of assaulting his girlfriend should remain in off...

Hiram Monserrate Verdict: Guilty Of Lesser Charge In Girlfriend Attack, Acquitted Of Felony (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate was found not guilty on two counts of felony assault in his slash-and-gash case today. The Queens Democrat wa...

Sen. Hiram Monserrate Might Face Expulsion Due To Assault On Girlfriend | By Glenn Blain | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A special Senate committee is likely to recommend lawmakers consider ousting state Sen. Hiram Monserrate for beating up his girlfriend, the Daily News...

Karla Giraldo, Monserrate Girlfriend, Asks Judge To Lift Restraining Order | Murray Weiss and William J. Gorta | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One trial down, one restraining order to go. Less than two weeks after state Sen. Hiram Monserrate was convicted of assaulting Karla Giraldo, she's a...

Two Charges Thrown Out In Hiram Monserrate Case | By Thomas Zambito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Sen. Hiram Monserrate's girlfriend was so drunk before she was slashed across the face that the host of a 2008 Christmas party told her she'd ha...

Monserrate: Senate Panel To Vote On Whether Senator Should Be Expelled Or Censured | JEREMY W. PETERS and FERNANDA SANTOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Queens Democrat convicted of assault in a dispute that left his companion with a gash on her face, is not expected t...

WATCH: Gay Activists Crash Hiram Monserrate's Christmas Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gay activists hit Hiram Monserrate on his home turf Tuesday by crashing the state senator's Christmas party and protesting his stance on gay marriage....

Hiram Monserrate Trial Paints Starkly Differing Accounts Of Karla Giraldo's Injuries

New York Times | Ralph Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Senator Hiram Monserrate used "force, not violence" to get his injured companion, Karla Giraldo, to a hospital the night he cut her face -- acci...

Hiram Monserrate Criticized By Fellow Senators In Report | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Hiram Monserrate behaved recklessly and callously after his companion was hurt during an argument at his Queens home, failing to call 911, dra...

Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

There is only one possible upside to the pathetic, miserable, appalling story of New York state Senator Hiram Monserrate: Teenagers are not generally known to take state legislators as role models.

Hiram Monserrate To Be Censured Or Expelled From New York Senate: Report

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) - Legislative officials says a special New York Senate committee is recommending either censuring or expelling a senat...

Monserrate Might Get Dropped By Queens Democratic Party | Nicholas Confessore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With statewide elections a year away, the Queens Democratic Party will take the unusual step on Thursday of announcing its support for a primary chall...