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  • NY Democrats are moving to lock in one-party rule — maybe forever

    08/11/2020 7:51:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 7, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Democratic lawmakers in Albany are never satisfied: Their party already has a firm lock on the key levers of power, yet last week they moved to solidify that power even more — via an amendment to the state Constitution. And because they control both houses of the Legislature, the measure sailed through easily, with barely any public input. The amendment deals with the redistricting process — how new maps, based on the Census, must be drawn and approved. And the changes essentially favor Dems and tie Republican hands, so Democrats will be free to draw lines to their advantage. Under...
  • Troy man accused of throwing molotov cocktail at police horses

    07/18/2020 3:59:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Troy Record ^ | 7/17/20
    TROY, N.Y. - Albany police say a Troy man was arrested following an incident in May involving a molotov cocktail being thrown at four police officers and their police horses during a riot. Dwight Parker, 38, of Troy, was arrested Thursday morning in the City of Troy following an investigation by detectives from the Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit. Parker was arrested at his residence with the assistance of the Troy Police Department. On Saturday, May 30, at around 9:15 p.m., police say Parker threw a molotov cocktail incendiary device at four police officers on horseback during a riot...
  • White woman who attacked police officers with firebomb blamed ‘black man’ for giving her the materials until her white accomplice confessed

    07/09/2020 6:54:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    https://atlantablackstar.com ^ | July 8, 2020 | Niara Savage
    Samantha Shader, a 27-year-old white woman, was arrested on charges of throwing Molotov cocktails at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four officers at a protest following the death of George Floyd in late May. She faces charges including use of explosives to commit a felony, arson, and use of a destructive device. Shader’s actions were caught on tape and she admitted to throwing the makeshift explosive but claimed three “Black” strangers had approached her on the street and given her the bottle. But this past Friday, July 3, police arrested a white man who admitted to federal authorities he’d given...
  • State Troopers’ union criticizes Gov. Cuomo, feels governor has offered ‘zero support’

    06/01/2020 6:17:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    The president of the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association was critical of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of violence throughout the state after some peaceful protests. President Thomas Mungeer wrote that he finds it “appalling” that the governor hasn’t condemned violence directed at State Police during “the riots across the state.” The letter continues, noting that members of the state legislature and governor’s administration have offered little support during ‘the riots across the state’. “I find it appalling that you have not condemned the violence directed at your New York State Troopers during the riots across the state,” he...
  • Sheehan warns residents of second 'Re-open New York' protest (Albany - Friday)

    04/29/2020 3:14:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Times Union ^ | 4/29/20 | Steve Hughes
    ALBANY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan is asking people to reconsider plans to attend a rally Friday to protest the state’s coronavirus quarantine orders. She's also warning city residents to avoid the area around the state Capitol. Conservative groups are planning the second rally in as many weeks for Friday afternoon in the city, hoping to pressure Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lighten the restrictions placed on many commercial and social activities. Cuomo announced earlier this week that a drop in coronavirus cases should allow some upstate businesses to reopen by mid-May. Some city residents were caught off-guard by last week’s protest....
  • Grondahl: For Holocaust Survivor Hedi McKinley, Turning 100 in a Pandemic Is a Tough Time to Pause

    04/14/2020 11:19:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Times Union ^ | April 14, 2020 | Paul Grondahl
    You can save the sentimental claptrap on turning 100 for some other centenarian. Hedi McKinley, who hits triple digits on Wednesday, is not interested in any sort of triteness. She is a Holocaust survivor and a woman who has looked evil in the eye and never blinked. “I didn’t expect to make it to 100, but here I am,” she said. “I don’t know why anybody wants to live this long. The world isn’t such a wonderful place, but I don’t know what the alternative is.” She spoke by phone Saturday from her apartment in Beverwyck, an independent senior community...
  • Sheriff's Office: Loud explosion determined to be meteor

    01/02/2020 4:35:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    WRGB ^ | Thursday, January 2nd 2020
    Sheriff Zurlo with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says that the December 29th reported explosion is a meteor. “We took close to 30 to 40 calls in a 10 minute period. All the calls were similar, houses rattling, sky turning a greenish color,” said Sheriff Michael Zurlo. Zurlo says the calls came from all over the county. “Ballston Spa area, Town of Milton, Town of Galway, Town of Providence, Town of Edinburgh, and the western part of the Town of Greenfield.”
  • City lawmakers want to impose gentrification tax

    12/26/2019 6:53:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/25/2019 | Julia Marsh
    Here’s one thing that unites local pols across the political divide — a gentrification tax. A bipartisan group of city lawmakers is pushing Albany to approve tweaks to the state tax laws that would allow them to hit new homebuyers with tax bills based on the actual market prices of their properties. The coalition of 13 Republican and Democratic city council members says that taxes would not go up for existing owners. New York’s famously opaque property tax system offers big breaks to new homebuyers by taxing them at assessed values that are often millions of dollars less than the...
  • The First Time a Bold New Yorker Got Impeached for Taking on the Swamp

    12/24/2019 9:36:50 AM PST · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 22, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    [snip]But reforming an old, entrenched system had its price. The system pushed back with impeachment, prompting the elected chief executive to respond: “I impeach the criminal conspirators.” It may sound similar to the current Washington saga and House Democrats’ impeachment of President Donald Trump. But this was nearly a hundred years ago in 1913 in Albany, New York, where Gov. William Sulzer took on the Empire State’s version of the “swamp.” It was known as Tammany Hall.
  • New York bill would force all public colleges to offer free abortions

    12/10/2019 8:21:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Paul Smeaton
    NEW YORK, December 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A proposed law in the state of New York will make it compulsory for all public universities to provide abortion pills to students at the taxpayers’ expense. State assemblyman Harvey Epstein of the East Side of Manhattan introduced the bill to the New York State Assembly on November 25. The bill states: "Each public college student health center shall make available to all students abortion by medication techniques onsite. This service shall be provided by medical professionals on staff at such student health centers or by a third party who has contracted with...
  • Unofficial results: Bo Dorough claims Albany mayor’s seat(Albany, GA)

    12/03/2019 6:31:32 PM PST · by devane617 · 19 replies
    WALB.COM ^ | 12/03/2019 | Madison McClung
    ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Unofficial results show that Bo Dorough will claim the Albany mayor’s seat. Dorough garnered 4,656 votes, or 51 percent, over Incumbent Dorothy Hubbard. Hubbard garnered 4,366 votes.
  • Mexican slaughter victims were from NXIVM recruiting ground

    11/07/2019 8:03:12 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 81 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2019 | Robert Gavin
    ALBANY – The nine U.S. citizens slaughtered in an ambush Monday were from a Mormon community in northern Mexico where NXIVM recruited teenagers for a "girls school" to live in the Capital Region under the care of a high-ranking "slave" for Keith Raniere. ... According to Moira Kim Penza, the lead federal prosecutor at Raniere's trial, Raniere created a “girls school” for Mexican teenagers, many of whom were recruited from within the LeBaron community to live in the Albany area under the care of a "first-line slave" for Raniere. Raniere secretly operated a"master/slave" group known as DOS or “Dominus Obsequious...
  • Longtime New York State Senator Bill Larkin dead at 91

    09/01/2019 9:43:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/1/19 | Berandette Hoganb, Carl Campaneile, and Tamir Lapin
    Bill Larkin, who spent four decades in the New York state legislature following a distinguished military career that brought him to the battlefields of World War II and the Korea War, has died, his family announced Sunday. He was 91. “America and the State of New York have lost a dedicated public servant, soldier and statesman,” the family said in a statement. “Our family lost a husband, father grandfather, great-grandfather and so much more.” The Albany legend and legislative war horse died Saturday night, his spokesman Brian Maher said. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lauded Larkin as “a constant force for good”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Alleged Gay Predator Bishop Sued for Sex Abuse

    08/17/2019 7:08:31 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 15, 2019 | David Nuss
    [Catholic Caucus] Alleged Gay Predator Bishop Sued for Sex Abuse Bishop Howard Hubbard was believed to be gay ringleader in Albany diocese ALBANY, N.Y. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A newly filed lawsuit accused a bishop of homosexually abusing a minor. In the suit, a man identified only as "P.R." claims that Bp. Howard Hubbard and Fr. Paul Bondi sexually abused him in the 1990s when he was a teenager. It states the Fr. Bondi abused P.R. while stationed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ballston Spa, New York, when P.R. was 12–15 years old. It also alleges that Bp. Hubbard abused P.R. when the...
  • New York Dems block bill to make water attacks on cops a felony

    08/10/2019 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/19
    Community: Blah blah blah better community relations is the answer Officer: This sucks
  • Second County Clerk Sues New York over Illegal-Alien Drivers’ Licenses

    08/02/2019 7:59:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Federation for Amearican Immigration Reform ^ | August 2019 | David Jaroslav
    Less than six weeks after Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law New York’s so-called “Green Light Bill,” Assembly Bill (AB) 3675, which allows illegal aliens to apply for drivers’ licenses, a second county clerk has stepped forward to sue the state in an attempt to prevent the law from taking effect. On July 24, Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola (R) followed Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns (D) lead and filed suit. Recent polls show a clear majority of New Yorkers are against giving drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens. Rensselaer County Clerk Merola called the Green Light Law a “travesty,”...
  • New York Doubles Down on Incentivizing Illegal Immigration

    06/18/2019 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2019 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    As New York State’s legislative session draws to a close, Democrats in Albany continue passing legislation that will further incentivize illegal immigration at a time when President Trump and the responsible members of Congress are desperately pursuing solutions to fix our broken immigration system and stem the unsustainable flow of illegal border crossings. Earlier this session, Governor Cuomo and the Democrats’ leadership in the legislature granted free tuition assistance to illegal immigrants, including some who have been in our state for as little as 30 days. Shocking to most New Yorkers is that lifelong residents and taxpayers of our state...
  • Episcopal bishop, William Love, bans gay unions on his turf [Albany NY]

    11/12/2018 9:50:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018
    An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church has been “hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda.’” The Rev. William Love says in a pastoral letter that Scripture describes same-sex relationships as “sinful.” He also says that “Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the church.” His directive Saturday comes three weeks before a resolution allowing same-sex marriages in Episcopal churches nationwide goes into effect. …
  • Feds Charge Man With Torching Albany County GOP Headquarters

    10/25/2018 5:27:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K2 Radio ^ | October 23, 2018| | Tom Morton
    The Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office has charged a Laramie man with vandalizing and burning the Albany County Republican Party headquarters last month, according to the statement supporting a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday. Kellen Michael Sorber is charged with one count of using fire to commit a felony, which is punishable by at least five years to 20 years imprisonment, according to the complaint written by an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agent's statement did not say if Sorber had been taken into custody, but the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • Family Of Seagram's Liquor Heiress Nabbed Nn NXIVMSsex Cult Arrest Pays Her $100M Bond

    07/27/2018 7:39:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/27/18 | By Emily Saul, Ruth Brown
    Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman wept in court Friday as family members signed on to pay her whopping $100 million bond, so she can stay out of jail while awaiting trial for her role in an upstate sex-slave cult. Dressed in a black long-sleeved shirt and baggy slacks, a blubbering Bronfman, 39, wiped tears from under her glasses as Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis reminded her mom and brother in law that they’re there to keep her honest. “I think she knows the responsibility as well,” said Basit Igtet, a Libyan entrepreneur who is married to Bronfman’s sister, Sara....