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  • Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

    02/21/2018 6:41:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Ryan Nobles
    Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters. Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead when she made the remark.
  • New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

    12/08/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2017 7:04 PM EST | David Klepper
    The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said. New York governors, presidents from both parties and even the U.S. Department of Justice all have used similar staffing methods going back decades, he said. […] The investigation, which was first reported Friday by The Albany Times-Union, centers on the administration’s use of top staffers...
  • New York Agrees To Give Voter Info To Trump

    08/03/2017 7:08:20 AM PDT · by spokeshave · 52 replies
    East Village Patch, New York ^ | 8/2/17 | By Simone Wilson
    ALBANY, NY — (8/2/17)...Personal information about all New York voters will be released to President Donald Trump's controversial "election integrity" commission, the state Board of Elections announced Wednesday, despite promises from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state would withhold its voter database from the feds. "We will comply," a spokesman for the Board of Elections told Patch. "The data will be sent out this afternoon."
  • Albany cop admits he fled the scene of car crash

    08/17/2017 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 8/17/2017 | Staff
    ALBANY -- A city police officer pleaded guilty to a violation Thursday, admitting he fled the scene of a predawn-car crash in Pine Hills in May. The patrolman, Shawn Dixon, pleaded guilty before City Court Judge Holly Trexler to leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He agreed to pay $50 in restitution to the other driver involved. Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he allegedly ran a red light and slammed into another car in Pine Hills. Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he...
  • Soares unveils juvenile justice reforms

    06/07/2017 8:38:33 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | June 6, 2017 | Robert Gavin
    ALBANY – District Attorney David Soares launched a three-pronged juvenile justice reform initiative Tuesday to allow non-violent felony defendants between the ages of 16 and 24 to resolve their cases without a criminal record or any time behind bars. "What would a reformed criminal justice system look like ... if we came together and really imagined it?" Soares asked at a news conference in the jury room of the Albany County Judicial Center. "These projects, if applied and engaged in at the same time, we believe will lead to tremendous criminal justice reforms." The initiative — which began as a...
  • New York’s first government shutdown looms as lawmakers fail to agree on budget

    04/02/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 2, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain
    ALBANY — New York edged closer to its first-ever government shutdown Sunday as lawmakers struggled — once again — to reach agreement on a new spending plan. With the state entering its second day without a budget in place, legislative leaders said negotiations with Gov. Cuomo made progress but final agreements were elusive. As it has been all week, a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18 remained the critical stumbling block.
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Bill Clinton among electors to meet in Albany (faithless elector?)

    12/19/2016 8:34:46 AM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    wgrz ^ | 12-19-16 | Spector, Campbell
    Bill Clinton among electors to meet in Albany Joseph Spector and Jon Campbell, Gannett Albany , WGRZ 11:17 AM. EST December 19, 2016 ALBANY -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline the 29 New York electors who will meet Monday at the state Capitol to vote on the state's pick for president. Clinton, who lives in Chappaqua, will join the electors, a slate of top state dignitaries, labor leaders and elected officials, in choosing Hillary Clinton as the state's chose for president. It won't matter, though, because Donald Trump won more states under the Electoral College on Nov. 8, making...
  • UPDATE: Police clearing mall and no one in custody yet, shots fired in Crossgates Mall [Albany]

    11/12/2016 1:07:56 PM PST · by Shady · 48 replies
    WTEN Website ^ | WTEN News
    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS 10) – New York State Police say multiple police departments are on scene at Crossgates Mall currently sweeping inside the mall after reports of shots fired. Witnesses on scene say the mall is on lockdown. Police are currently evacuating the stores inside the mall. No reports of injuries or arrests made. We have multiple crews on scene.
  • UAlbany expels students indicted in hate crime hoax

    05/09/2016 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University at Albany has expelled two black female students and suspended a third after they were indicted for allegedly lying about being victims of a hate crime. The women grabbed national headlines — and a sympathetic tweet from Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton — after claiming that a group of 12 to 20 white men hurled racial slurs and attacked them on a CDTA bus about 1 a.m. Jan. 30 while others stood by and did nothing. The alleged incident sparked a large on-campus rally defending women of color and the social media campaign #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany. Police now say there...
  • Live Thread:Trump in Albany, NY @ 7pm EDT 4/11/2016

    04/11/2016 1:17:24 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 765 replies
    Albany, NY Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Roughly 150 miles north of New York City, Albany developed on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. Population: 98,424 Time Union Center
  • LIVE STREAM: Ted Cruz campaigns near Albany

    04/07/2016 7:34:27 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 159 replies
    WIBV ^ | 4/7/16
    Video @ above link. Ted Cruz is campaigning in Scotia, near Albany, before the New York presidential primary elections April 19.
  • Black Lives Matter Members to Face Charges over False Claim of Hate Crime

    02/25/2016 8:47:40 AM PST · by rightistight · 19 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 2/25/16 | Aurelius
    Three UAlbany students, who claimed that they were the victims of a racially-motivated assault late last month, will be facing charges themselves because of the incident. The students, one of whom has been identified, claimed that they were riding a CDTA bus after 1 a.m. on January 30, when a large group of white people decided to attack them for no apparent reason, while hurling racial insults at them. Asha Burwell, the only one of the three who has been identified, took to Twitter to claiming, "I can't believe I just experienced what it's like to be beaten because of...
  • Churchill: 'Lynching' claim adds fuel to UAlbany bus attack fire [ "Academic Lynching" ]

    03/10/2016 6:53:01 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | March 9, 2016 | Chris Churchill
    Just when it seemed that cooler heads might prevail, when it seemed that the tension fueled by allegations of a racially motivated attack at the University at Albany might subside, along comes the attorney for Asha Burwell with a phrase that's gasoline for the fire. Academic lynching. Yes, Frederick Brewington went there. That's how the attorney described the UAlbany process being used to determine the potential on-campus punishment for Burwell and the two other black students who said a pack of white passengers beat them on a CDTA bus while yelling racial slurs. UAlbany now believes Burwell, Ariel Agudio, and...
  • Racism Charges in Bus Incident, and Their Unraveling, Upset University at Albany

    03/02/2016 4:57:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | VIVIAN YEE
    ALBANY — The allegation set social media ablaze, sowing shock and outrage as it went: Three black students at the University at Albany had been attacked on a city bus by a group of white men who used racial slurs as other passengers and the driver sat silently by. The Jan. 30 episode, reported to the police, would draw hundreds of people to a campus rally against racism; an emotional response from the university’s president; and even the attention of Hillary Clinton, who condemned the attack on Twitter.
  • The Great Racial Hoax of Albany

    02/26/2016 2:16:46 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/26/2016
    <p>The Great Hoax of Albany started out straightforwardly enough: a dozen violent and racist white students harassed, threatened, tossed N-bombs and attacked three black coeds -- hurting them really, really, really badly.</p> <p>For no reason what so ever.</p> <p>It ended Wednesday when Albany police charged the three black women with assault, and charged two of them with filing a false police report about the racial violence.</p>
  • SUNY Albany students who claimed racial attack on bus could face charges

    02/25/2016 8:04:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/25/16 | Jason Silverstein
    Three SUNY Albany students who claimed they were victims of a racially motivated attack on a city bus might face charges themselves after surveillance footage apparently debunked their story.... The three students, who are all black women, initially said up to a dozen white classmates spewed racial insults and ganged up on them. But the video, which has not been released to the public, shows one of the alleged victims throwing the first punch, as well as one alleged victim using a slur against a white passenger...the footage shows no evidence of racism directed at the students.
  • CDTA video of alleged UAlbany attack 'not clear-cut' [Black Lies Matter]

    02/08/2016 7:55:13 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    Albany TU ^ | February 5, 2016 | By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist
    A handful of video recordings of the alleged racial assault on three black University at Albany students last weekend do not clearly show the women being attacked on a bus by a large group including white men, two community leaders who saw the recordings said Friday. The videos also contain no audible racial slurs — though the audio quality is often "bad" and sometimes nonexistent, said Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin and Alice Green, a longtime social justice activist in the city. But Green and McLaughlin, both leaders in the city's African- American community, stopped short of questioning the women's...

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Student who is police officer made to leave class because he had gun

    01/30/2016 4:54:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 71 replies
    WALB ^ | 1/30/15 | Andrew Gorton
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - On Wednesday, a police officer was escorted from a classroom at Darton State College. The officer is a student at the college, and was wearing his full police uniform. The teacher was reportedly uncomfortable with having a gun in the classroom, and asked the officer to be escorted out. The university has issued a statement, reading: "Darton State College is appreciative for the service of our law enforcement, and welcome them as students on our campus. We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this...