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  • Bill De Blasio Time: Murders Up 20% in New York City

    03/05/2015 6:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/05/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kill Stop and Frisk, attack police for doing their jobs and promote the grievances of criminals… and strangely enough more shootings happen. The murder rate in New York City has spiked an alarming 20% in the first two months of the year, prompting NYPD brass to rethink strategy to curb the deadly trend.Since Jan. 1, 54 murders have been recorded in the city, up nine from the same period a year ago, according to the grim stats released Monday.Shootings have also climbed 20% — with 149 so far in 2015 compared with 126 in the first two months of 2014....
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/04/2015 8:09:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 03/04/2015 | CBS New York
    New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students, said Farina. De Blasio said the change means that Muslim families wont be forced to choose between observing the holidays and sending their kids to school....
  • 3 Men in Brooklyn Are Charged With Supporting ISIS

    02/25/2015 10:55:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 25, 2015 | MARC SANTORA and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Three men living in Brooklyn were arrested and charged on Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight. One of the men was arrested early Wednesday morning at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul and then planned to travel to Syria, according to the authorities. The men were identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov. ... (Excerpted per guidelines)
  • Rudy Giuliani clarifies Obama comments by claiming the President has been influenced by...

    02/20/2015 8:32:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 78 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 20, 2015q | BY Celeste Katz
    Trying to explain his controversial comments that President Obama doesnt love America, Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he believes the President has been influenced by communism and socialism. Look, this man was brought up basically in a white family, so whatever he learned or didnt learn, I attribute this more to the influence of communism and socialism than to his race, Giuliani told the Daily News. I dont (see) this President as being particularly a product of African-American society or something like that. He isnt, the former mayor added. Logically, think about his background. . . The ideas that are...
  • Morning Joe Rips Rudy, But No One Claims Obama Really Loves America

    02/20/2015 5:36:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Something striking on today's Morning Joe. On the one hand, there was complete consensus thatas a matter of politicsRudy Giuliani made a huge mistake in claiming that President Obama doesn't love America. Panelists called his comments "stupid," "crazy," "tone deaf," even "racist." But remarkably, there was one thing that no one said: that as a matter of substance Rudy was wrong. No one made the case that President Obama really does love America in the way most Americans do.
  • Rudy Giuliani WONT BACK DOWN as Megyn Kelly GRILLS him on his Obama comments

    02/19/2015 7:34:57 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 163 replies
    theRightScoop ^ | 2/19/2015 | right scoop
    Megyn Kelly really grilled Rudy Giuliani on his comments where he said Obama doesnt love this country. But Giuliani wouldnt fold, standing firm, even doubling down on why he believes Obama doesnt love this country.
  • Mark Levin on Giuliani's Comments: Rudy's Exactly Right...Obama Has Contempt for This Country

    02/19/2015 8:04:49 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Feb 19 2015 | You Tube
    Mark Levin weighs in on Rudy Giuliani's comments. Levin says he agrees with Rudy and also says that Obama has contempt for our country. Levin points out that Obama's desire for fundamental transformation of the country means that Obama thought it needed changing. Levin is visibly upset by the end of the segment. After reading from Anne Frank's diary, he challenges Obama to take action for the people who are the real victims.
  • Giuliani on Ferguson Federal Civil Rights Case: Its the Same Testimony

    12/01/2014 6:46:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/01/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani Sunday poopoohed the idea of a federal civil rights investigation of former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, noting that Attorney General Eric Holder would merely be reviewing evidence that has already been rejected by a Ferguson grand jury. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Giuliani made a funny YEEKS face before noting that had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity, the case against Wilson who shot and killed the unarmed Michael Brown during an altercation in August would not even have been brought to a grand jury. He...
  • Giuliani Was Correct About Black-on-Black Crime

    11/25/2014 1:21:08 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/25 | Dominic Carter
    But I must return to my overall point that Giuliani is correct about the problem of black-on-black crime. I have to admit that my major eye-opening experience regarding this serious problem came only just recently. I sat down to do a TV interview with former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who was defending the NYPD's controversial crime-fighting tactic of "stop and frisk." That's when Kelly told me that over 90 percent of murder victims in New York City are African-American, and the person who pulled the trigger is almost always African-American. You may not like what Giuliani said...
  • Giuliani: Michael Brown's Death Shouldn't Have Gone to a Grand Jury

    12/01/2014 6:42:51 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 30 replies
    The Wire ^ | 11/30 | Allen McDuffee
    After days of nation-wide protesting and rioting over the grand jury decision to not indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that prosecutors shouldn't have tried to indict him in front of a grand jury in the first place. Doing so, according to Giuliani, was political theater. "I don't see how this case normally would even have been brought to a grand jury," said Giuliani, a former prosecutor, on Fox News Sunday. "This is the kind of casehad it not had the racial overtones and the national publicitywhere a prosecutor...
  • The Blame Game over Police Shootings In New York

    12/23/2014 1:48:20 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 12/23/2014 | Maureen Fiedler
    On Saturday, Dec. 20, two police officers in New York City, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a man who claimed (on social media) that his actions were a "revenge" for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. Brinsley had a long criminal record, 19 arrests to be exact. New reports say he shot a former girlfriend in a suburb of Baltimore, then took a bus to New York, shot the police officers as they sat in their car, and then killed himself. He has no connection...
  • Giuliani slams 'racial arsonists,' calls Ferguson grand jury's decision 'correct'

    11/25/2014 1:25:59 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/25 | Dylan Stableford
    "When the president was talking last night about training the police, of course, the police should be trained," Giuliani said. "He also should have spent 15 minutes on training the [black] community to stop killing each other. In numbers that are incredible incredible 93 percent of blacks are shot by other blacks. They are killing each other. And the racial arsonists, who enjoyed last night, this was their day of glory."
  • Giuliani Slams de Blasio, Says He Has Real Disagreements With Mayors Policy

    03/27/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | March 26, 2014
    Former Leader of NYC: 'People Are Talking About Moving Out Of The City'Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, saying he has some real disagreements with the man now occupying his former desk at City Hall. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, de Blasio has been in office about 85 days two weeks shy of the 100-day mark. But that is enough time for Giuliani to make a judgment and to take the gloves off and unload on the current mayor. I know the economy of the city is going in the wrong...
  • Rudy Giuliani is an Exceptional American

    02/20/2015 11:59:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    February 21, 2015 | Vanity
    After reading and listening to all the upset coming from the Left over Rudy's assessment of the President of the United States, it struck me - how different things would be if Barack Hussein Obama had been America's Mayor instead of Rudy. Rudy Giuliani is still on the job, serving as America's Mayor. Below is a quote about Mayor Giuliani and his actions after 9-11 (written in the NYT - in an otherwise typical NYT's hit piece) on September 21, 2007: "Political leadership is an uncertain alchemy, an admixture of the symbolic and substantive and the visceral. In times of...
  • Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Cuomo's administration as special adviser

    02/14/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:44 PM | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Gov. Cuomos administration as a special adviser to the governor, the Daily News has learned. Quinn will be a part-time staffer until mid-April when she finishes her stint as a resident fellow at Harvard Universitys Institute of Politics, a source said. After that, she will jump on board full-time. Quinn headed up the Cuomo-created Womens Equality Party in 2014 during the governors reelection campaign.
  • Bill De Blasios NYC Too Corrupt to Host DNC

    02/12/2015 12:00:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-12-2015 | Brent Scher
    February 12, 2015Bill De Blasio’s NYC Too Corrupt to Host DNCBrent ScherNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bid to play host to the Democratic National Committee’s 2016 convention was derailed by corruption scandals surrounding Democrats such as former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the New York Post reports.Democrats announced on Thursday that they would be holding the convention in Philadelphia despite de Blasio’s full-scale campaign to bring the convention to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.The Post reports that a major reason Democrats passed on New York City was a fear that more federal corruption charges could be on the way. One national...
  • And the next President is...

    02/07/2015 4:57:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2015 | Robert Potts
    Based on historical patterns, the next president is likely to be a GenXer. This is not good news for the many baby boomers running, or thinking about running, in 2016. When voters decide it is time to move the presidency on to the next generation, they keep electing presidents in that next generation, or they go on to the one that follows. They do not go back. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were from the baby boomer generation. Barack Obama is from the Gen X generation (those born 1961 to 1981). If the pattern holds, the next president will...
  • Al Sharpton: Accidental Anti-Tax Crusader (Cough Cough, Ahem)

    02/06/2015 1:21:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Al Capone, America’s “favorite” gangster, went to prison because he failed to pay $215,000 in taxes from his gambling profits. Al Sharpton, on the other hand, is still romping around screaming about racism despite the fact that he owes roughly $4 million to Federal and State revenuers. I guess the IRS is just too busy harassing conservatives to care about some uppity liberal who’s a few million dollars behind on his taxes.The gaffable (is that a word?) Al Sharpton personally faces Federal tax liens for more than $3 million in back taxes. He has over $770,000 in state tax liens. Two...
  • New York City to ban Styrofoam takeout, delivery food containers, packing peanuts, plastic cups.

    01/09/2015 5:35:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 72 replies
    nydailynews ^ | January 8, 2015, | Jennifer Fermino , Ginger Adams Otis
    City to ban foam takeout, delivery food containers in environmentally friendly push The ban, which will start July 1, covers foam take-out containers, packing peanuts and plastic cups. New Yorkers beloved foam takeout and delivery food containers will soon be products of a bygone era. Mayor de Blasio finishing off an initiative begun by his predecessor will announce a ban on the environmentally unfriendly material Thursday, according to The New York Times. The ban will start July 1 and cover foam packing peanuts as well as plastic foam cups and takeout containers. City Hall declined to comment when...
  • Mayor de Blasio Refuses to Drop Church Worship Ban in NYC Public Schools: Congregation fights back

    02/03/2015 8:20:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/03/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    A Christian church is continuing its battle for the unfettered right to rent New York City public school buildings to host worship services during non-school hours, with a conservative legal firm filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that pushes back against the local governments ban on such rentals. The Alliance Defending Freedom has asked the Supreme Court to review a U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit decision that upheld a city policy banning the use of public school buildings for church worship after school hours, according to a press release from the legal firm. The latest legal clash...
  • Busted - Every Sharpton business known has been dissolved for failure to comply with tax rules.

    02/02/2015 9:41:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals. Records show that Sharptons beleaguered for-profit entities often overlap and intertwine, some sharing ties with the reverends nonprofit organization, National Action Network. Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants. He clearly appears based...
  • What exactly does the race industry want from white America?

    01/30/2015 12:37:53 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 79 replies
    AmericanThinker.org ^ | January 30, 2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    Nothing frustrates me more than for someone to rant on and on about something while never really specifying the desired outcome that he or she is seeking. Or for someone to imply that I somehow owe him something without specifically telling me what it is. This tactic of never specifying or articulating an actual wrong or debt is used so that the accused will be forever indebted to the accuser. The race industry and their cohorts in the Democratic Party have been ranting and raving about black injustice ever since the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and...
  • Powerful New York Assembly Speaker to leave post amid corruption Charges

    01/28/2015 3:35:19 AM PST · by Din Maker · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 28, 2015
    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful Democrats in Empire State politics over the past two decades, will leave his post next week as he fights federal corruption charges. The 70-year-old was taken into custody last Thursday on federal charges he took nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks, but he insists he is innocent. Silver faces five counts, including conspiracy and bribery, and is accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in kickbacks masked as legitimate income from two law firms. Members of the Assembly said Silver's criminal charges had become a...
  • Silver will be gone Monday - Assembly Dems want to keep de Blasio and Cuomo out of successor talk

    01/27/2015 9:40:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-27-15 | Glenn Blain, Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY Embattled Speaker Sheldon Silver will be gone by Monday and Assembly Democrats are strongly united that Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should keep out of picking his successor. On Monday, there will be a vacancy in the office of speaker, Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D-Rochester) said Tuesday. He said he didnt know if Silver would resign or the chamber would have to take a vote to oust him. Morelle will temporarily run the chamber until a permanent speaker has been chosen. A vote has been scheduled for Feb. 10. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol told the Daily News...
  • CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa

    01/27/2015 12:22:29 PM PST · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa
  • Silvers law firm rakes in millions from judges he controls

    01/25/2015 7:22:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Sheldon Silver has perverted the courts as well as the Capitol. His law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg, gets its asbestos cases and paydays moved more quickly than those of other attorneys, and reaps a fortune from favorable rulings by friendly judges, charge lawyers and tort-reform advocates. Silvers East Village firm handles more than half the cases in a special section of Manhattan Supreme Court called NYCAL (New York City Asbestos Litigation). So dominant is the firm, the courts Web site refers to cases as Weitz or non-Weitz. The chief asbestos judge, Sherry Klein Heitler also Manhattans chief...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's arrest is blow to progressive activists (& other crooks)

    01/25/2015 4:45:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/24/15 | Kenneth Lovett, Glenn Blain
    ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silvers arrest was a blow to the gut of the progressive activists who viewed the powerful Manhattan Democrat as their champion. Advocates on issues ranging from rent control to abortion rights have been left wondering whether Silver can still wield the clout theyve come to expect over two decades. I am very much concerned, said Michael McKee, treasurer of the Tenants Political Action Committee. He is the only one of the three men in a room who would be inclined to hold out for something better on rent regulations, McKee said. Silvers arrest on bribery...
  • Bharara: NYers should be outraged over corrupt politicians

    01/24/2015 2:56:52 PM PST · by 9thLife · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | 12:52pm | Antonio Antennuci , Sophia Rosenbaum and Laura Italiano
    Get angry, New York. ...We simply want people in high office to stop violating the law. People elected to make laws should not be breaking them. ...Money often seems to be at the core of the problem. ...We had a case against City Councilman Dan Halloran, which you may remember, Bharara said, referring to the Queens Republican convicted last July in a $200,000 bribery scheme. After allegedly receiving a $7,500 cash bribe, he says to the cooperating witness on tape, Money is what greases the wheels. Good, bad or indifferent. Thats politics. Thats politics. Its all about how much, and...
  • Obama Car Czar: Sheldon Silver's 100G+ Assembly Pay Wasn't 'Full-Time' Salary

    01/23/2015 5:25:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    According to the most recent information available, Steve Rattner's net worth is at least $188 million. So perhaps it's not surprising that the hedge fund partner and former Obama car czar, who flies his own private jet, doesn't deem $100G+ per year to be a "full-time" salary. On today's Morning Joe, commenting on the arrest of Dem NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on bribery charges, Rattner claimed that "they don't pay these guys full-time salaries. They pay them, I think, $112,000 a year." In fact, as Speaker, Silver was pulling down $121,000. The median annual income in the US during...
  • De Blasio: Sheldon Silver is a man of integrity

    01/22/2015 12:53:58 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/22/15 | By Michael Gartland
    De Blasio: Sheldon Silver is a man of integrity By Michael Gartland Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that he knows Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to be a man of integrity and rejected calls for him to step down from his leadership post while facing corruption charges. Although the charges announced today certainly are very serious I want to note that Ive always known Shelly Silver to be a man of integrity and he certainly has due process rights and I think its important that we let the judicial process play out, the mayor said at City Hall.
  • Cuomo to name independent monitor to review cop-related grand jury decisions

    01/21/2015 9:48:08 PM PST · by harwood · 21 replies
    Gov. Cuomo is assuming a key role in resolving cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police, announcing Wednesday that he will name an independent monitor to review grand-jury decisions when cops are not indicted.
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

    01/21/2015 9:19:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/21/2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and SUSANNE CRAIG
    Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a case that is likely to throw Albany into disarray. The investigation that led to the expected charges against Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, began after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March abruptly shut down an anticorruption commission he had created in 2013. Details of the specific charges to be brought against Mr. Silver...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY) in federal custody in Manhattan on corruption charges

    01/22/2015 5:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kenneth Lovett and John Marzulli
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan on corruption charges, The Daily News has learned. The impending arrest of Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was first reported overnight by The New York Times. While its unclear exactly what charges Silver could be facing, The Times reported the rap is linked to payments the powerful Manhattan Democrat received from New York City lawfrim Goldberg & Iryami that he did not disclose publicly, as required by law.
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: New Yorks biggest Dem powerbroker will be arrested today

    01/22/2015 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I will apologize in advance to our readers if this looks like coverage of a “local story” but it actually may be a harbinger for the kind of state and local level change which is required for real progress in America. The New York Times is reporting that today an arrest will be made in Albany, the state’s capital. The suspect is question is none other than the Speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with...
  • ALBANY: Sheldon Silver to be arrested (Dimocrat accidentally nailed by Cuomo)

    01/22/2015 6:14:23 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies
    nypost,.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Joe Tacopino
    Feds subpoenaed Manhattan Democrat Silver's records in a probe of undocumented payments he received from a law firm. He is reportedly to be charged via an investigation sparked when Gov. Cuomo abruptly shut down his 2013 anticorruption commission.....Silver's arrest was related to money he received from a small real-estate tax law firm that Silver failed to list on his official financial-disclosure form. The FBI and Manhattan US Atty's office are looking into exactly what Silver did to earn the money. Silver is a personal-injury lawyer associated with the high-profile law firm Weitz and Luxenberg. Goldberg & Iryami, w/ only two...
  • Dems Replaced MLK with Sharpton

    01/19/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Selma, the new Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, had barely been released before it was being used as a weapon of racial division by Sharpton. Al Sharpton is a racist whose advocacy of hate has made him the dominant black leader. The ascent of Sharpton from street thug to MSNBC host and Obama confidante is the clearest possible rejection of the MLK legacy, not by white racists, but by black racists and their progressive collaborators. That hasnt stopped Sharpton from hijacking the King legacy by holding annual MLK day events and using Selma to accuse Hollywood of racism to shake...
  • Despite having killed a patient, Black Lives Matter protestors continue to block ambulances

    01/19/2015 4:48:05 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Despite having killed someone less than a month ago, “Black Lives Matter” protestors continue to block ambulances This is really despicable.Less than a month after a man died because “Black Lives Matter” protestors blocked an ambulance in Berkeley, “Black Lives Matter” protestors just blocked an ambulance in Boston.The Boston Globe reports:Protesters snarl morning commute on I-93 near BostonProtesters affiliated with the activist group Black Lives Matter carried out their most audacious and disruptive demonstration yet in the Boston area Thursday, blocking the largest highway into the city, snarling rush-hour traffic, and stopping an ambulance in its...
  • Muslims also at risk by Obama dodging the I-word

    01/18/2015 11:28:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | Judi McLeod
    Why Obama goes into metaphoric pretzel mode all to avoid calling the scourge of the day what it undeniably is: Radical Islamic Terrorism Whats in a name? Everything when power is your game. Thats why Barry Soetoro (Barack Obama) and Warren Wilhelm Jr., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio changed theirs. Barack Obama sounds much more exotic than plain old, plebe-like Barry Soetoro. Bill de Blasio is a name that goes so much further to impart the image of being one of the guys than does Warren Wilhelm. Both Obama and de Blasio know the power in a name;...
  • Bill de Blasio will spend part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Rev. Al Sharpton

    01/17/2015 11:37:40 PM PST · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 18, 2015, | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Its official: Mayor de Blasio is going to be spending part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Hizzoner last week refused to say whether he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharptons National Action Network Harlem headquarters. But the mayors office on Saturday confirmed hell be there. De Blasio would not confirm last week if he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharptons National Action Network Harlem headquarters.De Blasio would not confirm last week if he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharptons National Action Network Harlem headquarters. PreviousNextDemocratic...
  • Rocket launcher recovered during investigation in Brooklyn

    01/16/2015 2:02:25 PM PST · by wtd · 30 replies
    ABC7 Eyewitness News ^ | 1/16/2015 25 minutes ago | Eyewitness News
    Rocket launcher recovered during investigation in Brooklyn Updated 26 mins ago BUSHWICK -- Police say a rocket launcher was recovered in Brooklyn as part of an ongoing investigation Friday. The weapon was seized by the NYPD from a home on Knickerbocker Avenue in the Bushwick section. Initially, authorities said the weapon was operational, but it is actually inert. Investigators have charged 41-year-old Juan Garcia with weapons and drug possession. Authorities say an investigation that started in the Bronx led police to Garcia's address in Brooklyn. Along with the rocket launcher, brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia were also recovered at the...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, lets get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the coward and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • Bill De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

    01/12/2015 8:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City shouldnt exist. Its population of waiters waiting to become actors, professors waiting to write bestsellers, muggers waiting to become drug kingpins, welfare cases waiting for American Idol and cyclists waiting to become international humanitarians are the natural constituency of the left. Like every major city in the last fifty years, New York City is caught between a progressive death wish to embrace every single insane policy of the left from midnight basketball for crackheads to a 99 percent tax on everyone who has a job and the common sense competence that keeps it afloat. Every election is...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasios Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • NYPD Barred from Vacation Until Arrests Increase

    01/11/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 126 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-11-2015 | Dan Riehl
    Across New York City, policemen are being put on notice by higher ups, get back to business as usual, or no vacations, or sick days, according to reports. And borough commanders want to see the proof. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders activity sheets indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift Said one union source, according to the New York Post, Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses.
  • NYPD cops told no vacations until work slowdown ends

    01/11/2015 7:16:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | Shawn Cohen
    Its a slowdown showdown. At precincts across the city, top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity and even barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days, The Post has learned. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders activity sheets indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift, sources told The Post. Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses, one union source said. This is the same practice that caused officers to be labeled racist and abusers of...
  • De Blasio is leading this city into ruin by not having cops back

    01/11/2015 11:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2015 | Andrea Peyser
    Dec. 23 marked a banner day in the Peyser/Phillips household. My daughter, Eliza Phillips, turned Sweet 16. This was an excuse for her parents to enjoy mountains of cake (and a few nips of Scotch.) But it also brought us a sense of extreme anxiety. For soon my kid will choose a career. But like millions of parents, infamously including Mayor de Blasio, this seemed as good a time as any for me to sit my child down and give her the talk. I warned her Do not join law enforcement. This makes me sad. Just as de Blasio...
  • Cops and soldiers, and why theyre different

    01/11/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The War Room ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    Theres 35,000 of them, but theyre not an army. So, its a new year, and were already hip-deep in horrors. I cant even begin to write about the Charlie Hebdo massacre; Im not an expert on terrorism or on France, and in general I agree with Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor, whos made a good point recently on Twitter that there are too many of these whats it all mean pieces and all far too soon. Instead, I want to go back to one of the stories we were all arguing about before the Paris massacre: the tension...
  • In poor New York neighborhoods, residents ask: Where are the police?

    01/11/2015 5:45:32 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 42 replies
    www.aol.com ^ | 1/9/15 | Emily Flitter and Luciana Lopez
    (Reuters) - On the sidewalk of a public housing development in Brooklyn, New York notorious for gang violence and drug activity, the words "Fascist pig, go home!" in black spray paint are fading but still legible. These are the Marcy Houses, 27 brick H-block buildings, each six stories high, that are home to nearly 4,300 people, many of whom are black or Latino. The rapper Jay-Z, who grew up in the complex, described Marcy as "a block away from hell," the place where "news cameras never come," in a song called "Where I'm From."
  • Obama administration responds to Hebdo attack by vowing to fight Islamophobia

    01/11/2015 5:01:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Joe Newby
    The civilized world is still reeling from Wednesday's brutal attack against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo by gunmen seeking revenge for cartoons attacking Islam. Nevertheless, Breitbart.com reported Thursday, the White House announced it would make fighting Islamophobia a priority. "Never mind that most Westerners arent Islamophobic, but rather GettingShotInTheFaceForExpressingMyOpinion-Phobic," Ben Shapiro wrote. Speaking with reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the real problem is lack of leadership in defending Islam. "There are some individuals that are using a peaceful religion and grossly distorting it, and trying to use its tenets to inspire people around the globe to...
  • Communist Lawyers and Judges subverting the American legal system

    01/11/2015 10:55:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/11/15 | Lou Hodges
    Wonder no more why the Supreme Court voted for Obamacare or why New York Mayor Bill de Blasio re-appointed Brooklyn Judge Laura Johnson who freed without bail 2 defendants who had threatened police just days after the double assassination of officers in Bedford Stuyvesant. The communist version of law is social justice as opposed to the rule of law. The Constitution protects the individual, whereas social justice protects the aims of the collective. That is why the Communist Party began sending certain of its members to law school; to gain credibility in the courts and subvert the Constitution by distorting...