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  • Ghislaine Maxwell news: Fears four other women helped heiress recruit girls for Epstein

    07/12/2020 6:07:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/12/20 | Alex Winter, Chiara Fiorillo
    FOUR women have been accused of helping Ghislaine Maxwell supply young girls to billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, Lesley Groff, and Nadia Marcinkova are being investigated for their alleged role in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph. This comes as Ghislaine Maxwell is being moved from "cell to cell" as authorities fear someone will try to kill her in prison. The 58-year-old arrived at the Metropolitan Detention Centre (MDC) in Brooklyn, New York, last Monday ahead of a hearing on child sex abuse charges. A source told The Mail on Sunday:...
  • Back the Blue' protesters met with Black Lives Matter counter-protesters

    07/11/2020 7:57:37 PM PDT · by Marinario · 21 replies
    ABC NY ^ | July 11, 2020 | N D
    DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Nearly four hundred people hit the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday to rally in a march called 'Back the Blue.' They held signs and chanted slogans as they walked down Bay Ridge Parkway. Their message was that policing is needed to keep crime down and communities safe. This comes after, they say, months of anti-police sentiment stemming from allegations of police brutality that started off with the death of George Floyd in May, and backlash since city council has decided to defund the new NYPD by $1 billion.
  • De Blasio heckled as he paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural at Trump Tower

    07/09/2020 6:06:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 86 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 7/9/2020 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Lia Eustachewich
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was greeted with a few jeers as he showed up to help paint a giant Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower on Thursday — with a couple of angry onlookers shouting “douchebag de Blasio” upon his arrival. The mayor joined first lady Chirlane McCray, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to fill in the letter “L” with yellow paint for what some critics, including President Trump himself, have called a political stunt. When he arrived around 11:30 a.m., two or three men shouted “douchebag...
  • Man shot dead in Bronx while walking with 4-year-old daughter

    07/06/2020 7:00:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 6, 2020 | By Larry Celona and Aaron Feis
    Harrowing surveillance footage captured the moment a man was fatally shot while crossing a Bronx street — hand-in-hand with his 4-year-old daughter. The clip, tweeted by Rodney Harrison, the NYPD’s chief of detectives, opens with Anthony Robinson approaching the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street in Mount Eden around 5:50 p.m. Sunday.
  • Mob of 50 people cause huge late-night disturbance in Brooklyn by firing dozens of illegal fireworks into the sky while marching down the street - as NYC attempts to tackle ongoing problem

    06/25/2020 3:59:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2020 | Karen Ruiz
    Video has emerged showing a large group of people causing a late-night disturbance in Brooklyn by shooting dozens of fireworks into the sky, amid a citywide crackdown on the illegal explosives. Witness Christopher Maslanka was driving through Crown Heights on June 16 when a 'mob of 50 to 60 people' emerged and began setting fireworks alight in the middle of the road. Maslanka captured the incident on video which showed the crowd marching down the street while firing off multiple Roman candles into the air in an elaborate display lasting about two minutes long.
  • Brooklyn tells public NOT to call 911 to report epidemic of illegal firework displays that have plagued NYC because they are 'non-violent protests' that should be resolved by 'community response' - as anti-social trend spreads across nation

    06/22/2020 9:18:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2020 | Lauren Edmonds
    The Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Sunday urged residents to not call 911 to report the skyrocketed use of illegal fireworks that have overwhelmed the city as some view them as a form of nonviolent protests. Americans in other cities have been kept up all through the night by the sound of booming fireworks for the past three weeks. New Yorkers, gripped with tension since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic and volatile clashes over police brutality, has discovered a new way to express their frustrations: setting off scores of booming fireworks into the wee hours of the morning...
  • At Least 19 Injured In Over A Dozen Shootings Across NYC In 24 Hours

    06/21/2020 2:37:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    CBS local ^ | 06 20 2020 | Staff
    The NYPD is investigating more than a dozen shootings that took place across New York City in just 24 hours. At least 19 people were injured, CBS2’s Cory James reported Saturday. Since 12 a.m. Saturday, six shootings happened in the Bronx, and four took place in Brooklyn. There were two more in Queens and one in Manhattan. One incident happened on Milford Street and Blake Avenue in Brooklyn around 11 a.m. Surveillance video shows the suspect approach a man washing his tires, pull out a gun and then fire at least one round at a 35-year-old man, hitting him in...
  • After Rift Over Protests, N.Y.P.D. Pulls Out of Prosecutors’ Offices

    06/16/2020 7:39:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2020 | Jan Ransom
    A few hours after the Manhattan district attorney announced he would not prosecute some of the protesters who had been arrested during demonstrations against police brutality, the Police Department sent him a message: All the officers assigned to his office would be pulled off the job to help with crowd control. The district attorneys in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens made similar decisions and received the same news. Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said on Friday that the timing was unrelated to the prosecutors’ decisions. Resources were pulled from the entire department to cover the protests, he said. But to...
  • WATCH: Orthodox Jews Cut Open Bill de Blasio’s Locked Parks

    06/15/2020 6:08:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jun 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Orthodox Jews used bolt cutters Monday to cut through gates that had been welded shut by New York City authorities earlier in the day to prevent children in Jewish neighborhoods from playing, ostensibly because of fears of coronavirus. Mayor Bill de Blasio has continued cracking down on religious observance, and on religious Jews in particular — while supporting large, crowded Black Lives Matter and transgender demonstrations in the city over the past several weeks. The community has been eager to use the parks again, but the city has removed children from them. As Breitbart News reported earlier Monday, the city...
  • NYC Authorities Weld Brooklyn Playground Shut One Day after Massive ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ Protest

    06/15/2020 5:13:56 PM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | June 15, 2020 | Zachary Evans
    New York City workers were seen welding shut the gates of a playground in Brooklyn on Monday, one day after a demonstration in the borough saw thousands of attendees. On Sunday, thousands gathered at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza for a Black Trans Lives Matter rally. Despite the protests, New York City remains under the “phase 1” stage of the state’s reopening plan, allowing retail businesses to operate curbside pickup while large gatherings are still technically banned. Local observers filmed city park workers welding the gates of Middleton Playground, which is frequented by members of the Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg....
  • Molotov cocktail-tossing lawyers tried to pass out firebombs to protesters: feds

    06/01/2020 1:15:06 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY ^ | 6/1/20 | Ben Feuerherd
    Molotov cocktail-tossing lawyers tried to pass out firebombs to protesters: feds The two attorneys busted for throwing a Molotov cocktail through a police car window during protests in Brooklyn early Saturday were trying to pass out the incendiary devices to demonstrators in the crowd, federal authorities said Monday. Brooklyn community board member Colinford Mattis, 32, and his alleged accomplice, 31-year-old Urooj Rahman, were driving around in a tan minivan near a clash between police and demonstrators at the 88th Precinct stationhouse in Fort Greene, federal prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York said in a detention memo Monday.
  • Thousands rally in Brooklyn for black transgender people

    06/14/2020 7:18:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 6/14/20
    NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of marchers dressed in white flooded several blocks around the Brooklyn Museum to support human rights for black transgender people Sunday afternoon. Organizers included the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, the Okra Project and Black Trans Femmes in the Arts. Scheduled speakers included transgender activist Raquel Willis, author Ceyenne Doroshow and the family of Layleen Polanco, a transgender woman who died after an epileptic seizure in solitary confinement last June at Rikers Island jail. The march comes days after the reported deaths of two black transgender women, Dominique “Rem'mie” Fells in Philadelphia and Riah Milton in...
  • NY Times: Black Supporters Are Abandoning New York City Mayor De Blasio

    06/13/2020 7:36:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2020 | John Sexton
    As Jazz Shaw pointed out last weekend, Mayor de Blasio has been desperately trying to keep up with the demands made by activists. The short version is that after signaling some initial opposition to defunding the NYPD, de Blasio reversed course and announced plans to shift funds to other priorities. But de Blasio’s flat-footed response to the demands has apparently worn out some of his black supporters. Today the NY Times reports many are choosing to abandon him. The change in tone was evident at George Floyd memorial in Brooklyn last week: Mayor Bill de Blasio looked out into...
  • Video: “Peaceful” Protester Stabs A Police Officer In The Neck And Shoots Two Others While Yelling Out ‘Allahu Akbar’

    06/07/2020 7:53:30 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 21 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.07.2020 | Sarah Hall
    A man suspected of stabbing one NYPD officer and shooting two others reportedly yelled out ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the violent attack. Dzenan Camovic, 20, allegedly walked up to the group of cops in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn Wednesday night and lunged a knife into one of the officer’s necks. According to officials, he then took control of that policeman’s gun and shot the other two deputies in the hands. Camovic is accused of screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ three times. The assailant was himself shot and injured by another police officer who quickly responded to the scene. Camovic, whose family hails...
  • NYC educators demand de-funding of police, diverting funds to schools

    06/06/2020 8:40:59 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    New York City educators are mounting a letter-writing campaign to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio and city and state lawmakers to dramatically slash funding to the police department and instead divert millions of dollars to public schools. The campaign, launched by Brooklyn MS 839 principal Michael Perlberg and first reported by Chalkbeat, has garnered more than 600 signatures from school supervisors, teachers and parent activists.
  • Police urging caution in assigning motive to man who stabbed a police officer while yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’

    06/06/2020 2:49:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 6, 2020 | Brett T.
    NBC News: The suspect in Wednesday night's stabbing of a NYPD officer in Brooklyn was recorded saying "Allahu Akbar" 3 times during the incident, the NYPD says. But they're urging caution in assigning an ideology or specific motive based on what they've found so far in the case. — Tom Winter
  • New York Appeals Court Orders Molotov Cocktail Lawyers and Domestic Terrorists Back to Jail

    06/05/2020 10:44:20 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 30 replies ^ | June 5, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday the two Brooklyn-based lawyers facing federal charges for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into a NYPD cruiser during the riots are back in federal custody after an appeals court reversed the bail decision. According to Legal Insurrection the two domestic terrorists were ordered back to jail. They are a danger to the public.
  • Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser

    06/01/2020 11:34:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Daily News ^ | 5/31/20 | Noah Goldberg, Catherina Gioino, Ellen Moynihan and Dave Goldiner
    Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges over accusations they tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York, was charged along with fellow attorney Urooj Rahman with the attempted attack on an empty police cruiser parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene. “This is shocking news to me,” Andre Mitchell, president of Community Board 5 told the Daily News. “The allegation...
  • Two New York Attorneys Arrested For Throwing Molotov Cocktail At Police

    06/01/2020 9:49:08 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    jonathan Turley ^ | 6-1-2020 | Jonathan Turley
    Yesterday we discussed the four arrests associated with two attacks on New York police officers using Molotov cocktails. It is now being reported that one of the defendants arrested, Colinford Mattis, 32, is a furloughed Pryor Cashman associate. Mattis is a graduate of New York University and Princeton University. He was reportedly arrested with a second attorney in the attack. Mattis is accused of driving a van and passenger Urooj Rahman, 31, threw a Molotov cocktail. Rahman is reportedly a human rights lawyer but also recently lost her job. An NYPD surveillance camera reportedly recorded Rahman throwing the device toward...
  • Ivy league corporate attorney arrested along with a fellow lawyer for 'throwing a Molotov cocktail at empty NYPD van' during violent George Floyd protests in Brooklyn

    06/01/2020 7:54:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2020 | By Marlene Lenthang For
    Two Brooklyn lawyers have been charged for allegedly tossing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest decrying the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate attorney with Pryor Cashman, and attorney Urooj Rahman, 31, were charged with the attack where they threw the bomb into an empty police cruiser that was parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, cops say.