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Five days before he was arrested on weapon and drug charges, Mayor Lovely Warren’s husband, Timothy Granison, allegedly conducted a drug deal on a Neighborhood of the Arts side street from the back seat of his car while his and the mayor’s 10-year-old daughter sat in the front seat.

Two days later, on a Sunday morning, Granison drove the mayor’s luxury car, a Lincoln MKS, to the same location on Birch Crescent to allegedly make another drug deal.

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A debate Tuesday between the candidates in the Democratic primary for Rochester Mayor didn’t show too many policy differences from the candidates, incumbent Mayor Lovely Warren, who is seeking a third term, and her challenger, Councilmember Malik Evans. The debate was hosted by the League of Women Voters and News 8 WROC.

Mayor Warren delivers heated address after husband's arrest

May 20, 2021
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An unbowed Mayor Lovely Warren on Thursday sought to distance herself from her husband and decried his arrest as a politically and racially motivated ploy by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to derail her campaign for a third term in office.

We discuss the latest information surrounding the raiding of Mayor Lovely Warren's house and the criminal charges against her husband.

Our guests:

Mayor Lovely Warren's husband pleads not guilty to drug and weapons charges

May 19, 2021
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Timothy Granison, the husband of Mayor Lovely Warren, was allegedly part of what prosecutors called a "mid-level" drug ring that they said peddled powdered and crack cocaine in and around Rochester.

Granison, 42, was arrested and charged Wednesday with two counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, including the intent to sell, and felony criminal possession of a firearm.

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Charles Henry “Charlie” Price, the first Black man to serve as a Rochester police officer, died Monday at the age of 98.

Warren’s budget would boost PAB funding, cut police spending

May 14, 2021
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Mayor Lovely Warren’s proposed 2021-22 budget would reduce funding for the Rochester Police Department, expand the city’s crisis intervention services, and provide the Police Accountability Board with the full $5 million it requested.

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During a news conference Friday, Rochester mayoral challenger Malik Evans said he intends to run in the general election, no matter the result of the primary election. He’s challenging Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren in the June 22 Democratic primary. Evans will be on the Working Family Party line in the general election.

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Malik Evans, a Rochester City Council member who is challenging Mayor Lovely Warren in the Democratic primary in a bid to unseat her, has secured the endorsement of the Working Families Party, guaranteeing him a spot on the November ballot.

Party officials announced their support of Evans on Thursday, citing Warren’s handling of the death of Daniel Prude and what they described as a “longstanding pattern of police brutality” in Rochester that has continued under her administration.

Is Rochester ready to finalize a plan for reparations? Mayor Lovely Warren said on Friday that she wants to see reparations for Black residents and residents of color who have long suffered from the multi-generational impact of redlining and economic dispossession. How would this work?

Last week, the RASE Commission released its own report and recommendations for action, but two members of the commission dissented, because they wanted to see a recommendation for reparations. We've invited them to join us, to explain how they think this could be done. We've also invited Rochester's two mayoral candidates to join us.

Confirmed guests:

  • Damond Wilson, RASE Commissioner and member of Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach
  • Danielle Ponder, RASE Commissioner and attorney
  • Malik Evans, candidate for Rochester Mayor

Note: Mayor Lovely Warren was unable to join the conversation.

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