Gay officers organization to posthumously honor Police Officer Michael Hance, who danced in Pride Parade

Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) will posthumously honor NYPD Officer Michael Hance, who died of World Trade Center-related cancer in March of this year, writes Ciara McCarthy in the Tribeca Patch. Officer Hance, who was 44, made a sensation dancing while guarding the New York City gay pride parade in 2015.

Officers from GOAL raised money for Officer Hance’s two young daughters  in gratitude to the girls’ father. They will present the money to the girls on June 21, 2017.

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Supreme Court says 9/11 detainees can’t sue

By a vote of 4 to 2, the Supreme Court has ruled that the men detained after the September 11 attacks cannot sue U.S. law enforcement officials, writes Mark Sherman for the Associated Press

The vote ends a lawsuit filed against former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, former immigration chief James Ziglar and other officials filed by a group of men jailed in Brooklyn on suspicion of terrorism shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. All those arrested were in this country illegally.

Three of the Supreme Court’s justices were ineligible to decide the case — Justice Neil Gorsuch because he joined the Supreme Court after the case had been argued, and Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor had both been involved with the lawsuit before they were appointed as Supreme Court justices.

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JFK Airport wins PAPD Madness basketball tourney title honoring P.O. Stephen Huczko and P.O. Thomas Gorman, PAPD

In the 8th annual PAPD Madness basketball tournament, honoring PAPD Officers P.O. Thomas Gorman and P.O. Stephen Huczko, the JFK Airport team won, reported the Staten Island Advance Sports Desk.

Fifteen teams from the Port Authority Police Department participated in the tournament.After losing the opening round, the JFK players, Sgt. Sean Dale, Officers Aaron Dellions, Jeff Leiter, Kevin Leiter, Pat Long, Sean Murray, Jesse Orro and retired Officer Duran Lawrence, won five games in a row before winning the championship over the Newark Airport team.

P.O. Stephen Huczko and P.O. Thomas Gorman, who were both killed while saving lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were this year’s honorees. Sons of both the fallen officers are currently serving as Port Authority police officers.

Some of the money raised by the event went to the Special Olympics, a charity both Huczko and Gorman supported.

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