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  • Man hails cab on New York highway while date burns to death (Muslim male, go figure)

    10/14/2017 8:19:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 10/14/2017
    BROOKLYN (WPVI) -- A woman's body was found in a car after a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn Friday morning, and authorities say the driver -- believed to be a man she was dating -- hailed a cab in the middle of the highway while she burned to death. The car was found facing eastbound in the westbound lanes between Hamilton Avenue and Prospect Expressway just after 4 a.m. The 2007 Infiniti G35 was fully on fire. When firefighters put out the flames, they found a badly burned woman in the passenger seat. She was pronounced dead...
  • Man hails cab on Gowanus while date burns to death in car fire

    10/14/2017 6:38:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | October 14, 2017
    A woman's body was found in a car after a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn Friday morning, and authorities say the driver -- believed to be a man she was dating -- hailed a cab in the middle of the highway while she burned to death. -snip The driver, 23-year-old Saeed Ahmed, was later located at Maimonides Medical Center, where he was being treated for burns to his neck, arms and legs. Police confirm he hailed a cab on the Gowanus Expressway while leaving Grewel in the burning vehicle, and Eyewitness News obtained exclusive video of a...
  • Woman’s reaction to Islamic call to prayer in Brooklyn has Twitter in uproar [video]

    09/17/2017 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Maceman · 81 replies
    mediaequalizer.com ^ | 9/17/2017 | Brian Maloney
    Can Twitter users remain one step of ahead of company censors seeming to block a viral clip? One woman’s stunned reaction to an Islamic call to prayer broadcast over loudspeakers in a Brooklyn neighborhood has spread like wildfire across the social media network. Yet some say the video has repeatedly been yanked, causing others to rapidly retweet in an effort to keep it from disappearing. In the clip, an unidentified woman is seen reacting in disbelief as the man calls out in Arabic at an overpowering decibel level. “What’s going on, this is Brooklyn?” she asks at one point, before...
  • Two stabbed during West Indian Day Parade

    09/04/2017 6:51:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Khristina Narizhnaya
    A teenager with his mom was stabbed, and another man slashed, in separate incidents Monday afternoon during the annual West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn, cops said. The first victim, 19, was at 277 Eastern Parkway near Franklin Avenue along the parade route with his mother when he was stabbed at around 3:35 p.m., according to police.
  • Pics of shootings and violence today in leftist-controlled Oaxaca (Photo Essay)

    10/27/2006 8:57:47 PM PDT · by StJacques · 115 replies · 6,475+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | October 27, 2006 | El Universal Staff Photos
    These are all from the homepage of the Mexico City newspaper El Universal's web site, I am including translations of the captions provided: Unknown subjects burn a van of the PRI [Institutional Revolutionary Party], where a shootout supposedly began in the municipality of Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca Unknown men shoot at APPO members and reporters in Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca; a foreign cameraman dies Unknown men shoot at journalists and members of APPO in the municipality of Santa Lucia; up to now they report 12 injured and the death of a foreign cameraman A cameraman, who looks foreign,...
  • Horrified Wife Witnessed Husband’s Senseless Murder

    08/19/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Kathianne Boniello August
    A native Texan who recently moved from Cypress Hills to Greenpoint because he thought it would be safer, was stabbed to death by a stranger in his new neighborhood — as his wife watched in horror. George and Christina Carroll were enjoying a stroll home along Monitor Street late Friday after checking out a new apartment and then hitting a local bar, when one of a pair of men hanging out on the steps of a school muttered something to them as they passed, the stunned widow told The Post. “It was basically, ‘What are you looking at?’ ” said Christina...
  • Frank Serpico, NYPD cops raise their fists,

    08/19/2017 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    NYDaily Skews ^ | 8/19/17 | Dale W. Eisinger Larry Mcshane
    take a knee for team-less Colin Kaepernick at Brooklyn rally Because Colin Kaepernick took a knee, these cops have his back. Law enforcers past and present turned out Saturday in a show of support for the controversial NFL quarterback — whose public stance against racism and police violence preceded his current unemployment. “What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event. “And that's the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here...
  • Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

    08/16/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceGov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson...
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial in Brooklyn to Be Taken Down

    08/15/2017 11:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Chris Perez
    The South isn’t the only place where Confederate monuments still exist. New Yorkers need only look to Brooklyn — where a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has been affixed to a maple tree outside a church for more than 100 years. It won’t remain there for long, though.
  • Firefighters pick up, move parked car blocking their path

    07/27/2017 9:07:07 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.27.17
    A number of news outlets have shared a recently uploaded YouTube video that reportedly a group of Brooklyn firefighters manually lifting a moving a small vehicle en route to an emergency.
  • Everything We Know About the 'Aggressive Squirrel' Terrorizing Brooklyn

    07/26/2017 3:11:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/24 | Rae Paoletta
    Summer—the season when everything smells like hot garbage—is finally in full-swing in New York City. With the MTA seemingly intent on preventing us from going anywhere—never mind outside the city—folks from Brooklyn and beyond trek to Prospect Park to cool down and escape the pungent odors in the air. Unfortunately, our idyllic summer days at the park might already be over as an “unusually aggressive” squirrel has infiltrated and attacked five park goers. In a press release shared with Gizmodo, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)—which is overseeing SquirrelGate —said the attacks took place between...
  • Patrick K. O’Donnell: How an Elite Unit of Iron Men Saved [G] Washington’s Army and Changed History

    07/04/2017 10:37:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | John Hayward
    snip... Washington’s Immortals tells the story of a heroic regiment that saved the Continental Army from destruction at the Battle of Brooklyn by holding the British at bay. Despite the pivotal importance of their sacrifice, the regimental dead are buried in a mass grave with only the most minimal markings, their story largely unknown to the modern public. “About 2010, I was in New York City, and the regimental commander I was with in the Battle of Fallujah, Colonel Willie Buell, is assigned there. He’s part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He just called me up and he said,...
  • Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contestants Step Up to the Scale

    07/03/2017 11:19:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    It's weigh in time for competitors ready to stuff their faces Tuesday at the famous Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney Island. Eaters to watch this year include reigning hot dog champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut. He's taken home the mustard yellow belt nine of the last 10 years. Chestnut will try to chew his way to the top against rival Matt Stonie, who briefly took the title two years ago. Chestnut bit back last year, redeeming the frankfurter crown, out chomping Stonie during a nail biter at the beach. He ended up scarfing down a record 70 dogs in...
  • Confederate street names stir debate in ... New York City?

    07/01/2017 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2017 11:01 AM EDT | Deepti Hajela
    Two of the Confederate Army’s best-known leaders have streets named for them in a place not normally associated with the Southern side of the Civil War — New York City. Now some elected officials are trying to undo it. They say it’s high time Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue in Brooklyn are renamed, pushing to join a number of Southern cities that have removed or are considering taking down Confederate statues and other memorials in public places. “To honor these men who believed in the ideology of white supremacy and fought to maintain the institution of slavery constitutes...
  • Macy’s pulls plug on 4th of July fireworks near Brooklyn Bridge

    07/01/2017 9:56:37 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 06/30/2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    Macy’s is planning to pull the plug on its Fourth of July fireworks display near the Brooklyn Bridge — and revelers who counted on dazzling views in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan are seeing red. Fireworks will light up the sky above five barges on the East River between 24th and 41st streets, unlike last year’s showcase, which featured a breathtaking display near the Brooklyn Bridge, according to Macy’s reps. Scrapping the show near the iconic bridge leaves neighborhoods including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Heights in the dark, angry residents and business owners said. Claire Long 26, a...
  • Brooklyn woman whose mother died after the two fought over their cat blames alcohol

    06/22/2017 7:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fran Kilinski and Denis Slattery ^ | June 21, 2017 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    A Brooklyn woman whose mother suffered a heart attack and died after the two feuded over a pet feline can barely remember the fight, she told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I had one drink, and then I don’t know what happened,” Chandra Sutton, 50, said during a sitdown at Rikers Island.
  • Panic erupts after gunshots ring out near Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn

    06/14/2017 4:31:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | June 14, 2017
    Crowds of people went running after gunshots rang out near Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. near the Target at the intersection of Fort Greene Place and Hanson Place. This is in close proximity to Barclays Center. A 50-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
  • Cops nab gang members after seeing Facebook Live video..

    06/10/2017 9:18:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/10/17
    of them planning bloodbath outside Brooklyn court Police stopped a potential bloodbath outside Brooklyn Criminal Court — thanks to Facebook, officials said Thursday. Cops grabbed three gang members planning violence outside the courthouse on Joralemon St. in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday after finding a Facebook Live video that showed they had a gun and planned to shoot members of a rival crew, police sources said. Cops monitoring social media sites of gang members found the video around 10 a.m. Wednesday. It showed Rashid Celestine, 19, Davon Arthur, 20, and Envoy Bullock, 24, in a car and armed with a...
  • U.S. schools 'bowing' to Islam during Ramadan

    06/04/2017 2:41:12 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 6/4/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One campus in Brooklyn has agreed not to serve food at its prom until after sundown while another school in upstate New York is setting up prayer rooms to satisfy the demands of students who observe Ramadan. Among the Muslim groups agitating for special privileges for Muslim students are the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Student Association and Sound Vision.
  • Vin Scully has microphone retired at Dodger Stadium ceremony

    05/04/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Bill Shaikin
    For a franchise that has been so successful in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ 10 retired numbers speak largely to a Brooklyn heritage. On the day the Dodgers retired his microphone alongside those numbers — and perhaps for the last time at Dodger Stadium — Vin Scully told stories of the Boys of Summer. “Those numbers are not numbers at all,” Scully said Wednesday. “I can hear them. I really can.” ... In a pregame ceremony, [Tommy] Lasorda and Sandy Koufax unveiled Scully’s blue and white circle along what the Dodgers now call their “ring of honor,” with “VIN SCULLY” atop...