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  • Pizza Rat 1, Mayor de Blasio 0

    04/19/2018 8:06:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | April 18, 2018 | John Sexton
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is on a campaign to wipe out the large populations of rats that plague the city and, in particular, some of the city’s housing projects. Yesterday, he gave a presentation on his plan while sitting behind a large sign that read "Watch Out Rats!" "We love our city but our city is associated for many generations with the problem of rats," de Blasio said. He then outlined a new approach to the problem which involved the use of dry ice to humanely suffocate entire rat colonies in their burrows. In order to demonstrate...
  • New York Lawyer Burns Himself To Death In Protest (against Fossil Fuels)

    04/15/2018 12:21:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | Chantal De Silva
    A prominent New York lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to protest against the use of fossil fuels. David Buckel, 60, had been well-known for his work on behalf of the LGBT community, as well as with environmental groups. A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolize the damage humans are doing to the Earth. Buckel had also reportedly sent the note to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, warning that people were dying early deaths as a result of breathing in bad...
  • Prominent Lawyer in Fight for Gay Rights Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in Prospect Park

    04/15/2018 5:55:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2018 | JEFFERY C. MAYS
    A lawyer nationally known for being a champion of gay rights died after setting himself on fire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn early Saturday morning and leaving a note exhorting people to lead less selfish lives as a way to protect the planet, the police said. The remains of the lawyer, David S. Buckel, 60, were found near Prospect Park West in a field near baseball diamonds and the main loop used by joggers and bikers. Mr. Buckel left a note in a shopping cart not far from his body and also emailed it to several news media outlets, including...
  • Top LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Brooklyn park in protest suicide

    04/15/2018 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Hadean · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/2018 | John Bowden
    A prominent LGBTQ rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday. David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets including The New York Times claiming his intentions to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment. "Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather," Buckel wrote the Times in an email. "Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result - my early death...
  • Environmentalist Burns Himself to Death to Protest Fossil Fuels

    04/14/2018 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The New York Post reports that environmental activist and legal expert David Buckel has committed suicide in the name of environmentalism. The high profile lawyer, who made a name for himself as a prolific gay and transgender rights attorney, set himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier today.   From the New York Post: "In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said.He...
  • Green activist lawyer burns himself to death to protest global warming

    04/14/2018 6:55:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    A sad case of self-immolation with fossil fuels, to protest fossil fuels A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said. He left the note behind in...
  • Famed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in protest suicide(trunc)

    04/14/2018 5:17:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 98 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    A prominent gay rights activist set himself on fire in a protest suicide in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. David Buckel, 60, was found in the park at 6.30am on Saturday before hundreds descended on it to enjoy the warm Spring weather. He left a note in a bag for police which read: 'My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. 'I apologize to you for the mess.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5616241/Prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-60-sets-fire-protest-suicide-Prospect-Park.html#ixzz5ChC9t5Qt Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • NYPD Releases Video of Brooklyn Man Shot By Cops

    04/06/2018 9:15:26 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/06/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The NYPD received multiple reports Wednesday of a man walking through Crown Heights, Brooklyn pointing what appeared to be a handgun at people. Five officers responded to the 911 calls. As NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan described the situation when they approached Saheed Vassell . . . “The suspect took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform.”Four of the officers sent a total of ten rounds at Vassell, killing him. The silver thing he’d been holding turned out to be a pipe with a knob on one...
  • Man Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    04/04/2018 4:59:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    Police fatally shot a man in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. Police were responding to 911 calls reporting a man with a gun around 4:40 pm when responding officers encountered the suspect, who authorities say was holding a metal object near the corner of Montgomery and Utica Avenues in Crown Heights. Chief of Patrol Terrence Monahan says four officers opened fire and struck the man at least once in the abdomen. He was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County where he was pronounced dead. …
  • Dreamers Can Pursue Suit Charging Trump 'Bad Hombres' Bias

    03/29/2018 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | March 29, 2018 | Patricia Hurtado
    President Donald Trump’s administration must defend a lawsuit targeting his plan to end a program offering protection from deportation for hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants. U.S District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, narrowed but didn’t dismiss the suit on Thursday, finding that there was a “plausible inference” that it was illegally aimed at Mexicans. He previously blocked the U.S. government from ending the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and from halting the renewal process, but hadn’t decided whether to allow the case to proceed.
  • Audit slams city over ‘troubling’ grade-fixing fallout

    03/25/2018 8:39:19 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 24, 2018 | Susan Edelman and Anna Sanders
    They cheated the kids. John Dewey HS students got credit for sham “Project Graduation” classes in a grade-fixing scheme that robbed them of their education, according to a new state audit that also slams the city for shrugging off the findings. The Brooklyn school’s “make-up” and “credit recovery” courses failed to meet a slew of requirements — letting many students improperly graduate, says the blistering audit sent to the city on Friday and provided to The Post.
  • NYC firefighter dies battling blaze on set of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton film 'Motherless Brooklyn'

    03/23/2018 8:48:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2018 | Gregg Re, Sasha Savitsky
    One New York City firefighter has died and two have been seriously injured battling a blaze that broke out late Thursday on a film set in upper Manhattan, authorities said. The deceased firefighter was Michael Davidson, 37, authorities said. The 15-year department veteran, who had reportedly been cited for bravery four times, leaves behind his wife and four daughters.
  • Tony-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles Injured and Daughter, 4, Killed — Along With Toddler — in N.Y.C. Crash

    03/06/2018 8:57:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    People ^ | March 6, 2018 | STEPHANIE PETIT and LINDSAY KIMBLE
    Two children are dead — including the daughter of a pregnant Tony-winning Broadway star who was injured herself — after a driver allegedly struck them with her vehicle after running a red light in Brooklyn, New York, an N.Y.C. Police Department source tells PEOPLE. Ruthie Ann Miles, who won a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her role in the 2015 revival of The King and I, has been identified by family and friends on a GoFundMe page as one of three non-fatal victims of the crash. According to the page, Miles is pregnant. Two children...
  • Why Is Brooklyn Barbecue Taking Over the World?

    03/04/2018 1:07:03 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 107 replies
    Munchies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Nicholas Gill
    Brooklyn BBQ is spreading to every corner of the world—Colombia, Spain, Panama, Sweden, England, and Japan—looking like it came straight out of Williamsburg. But why aren't these countries taking cues from Texas or Kansas City? After sitting down at the restaurant Pork in Barcelona, a long menu describing different preparations of pork is set before me. There is charcuterie made from Iberian pigs, various types of dry-aged sausages and chorizos, and slow cooked and grilled pork. Everything is sold by weight. There are also hanging Edison bulbs and the beer, brewed in conjunction with a cult brewer in Liverpool, is...
  • Mohamed Rafik Naji, Brooklyn man, admits attempting to aid ISIS

    02/17/2018 1:05:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Mohamed Rafik Naji, a Yemen-born New York City resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of attempting to provide support to the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS. “I traveled to Yemen in 2015 to join ISIS and I encouraged another person to join,” Naji told U.S. District Judge Frederic Block during a hearing in Brooklyn federal court, Reuters reported. Naji, 38, faces a maximum term of 20-years behind bars when he’s sentenced at a later date, the Department of Justice said in a press release. Naji began publicly expressing support for ISIS on social...
  • Facebook excludes Israel as country option, includes 'Palestine'

    02/04/2018 2:40:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/18
    New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take immediate action on Facebook’s “shameful” exclusion of Israel. When creating a background profile on Facebook, users are given 50 nationality options. These options include Palestine, while Israel is conspicuously absent. “Palestine is not even a country,” said Hikind. “How did it end up as an option? Well, we all know the answer to that. I suspect some racist programmer was able to slip that by while purposefully excluding Israel as an option. That’s insulting and Facebook should be held accountable."
  • Brooklyn judge will consider Trump’s anti-Latino remarks in DACA decision

    01/30/2018 1:29:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | By Paul Frangipane
    A Brooklyn federal judge said in court on Tuesday that he cannot make a decision regarding the status of young undocumented immigrants in the country on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without considering President Donald Trump’s “incendiary” anti-Latino comments. “The statements that were made during the election cycle were extremely volatile,” said Judge Nicholas Garaufis in court, referring to Trump’s recurring comments that had painted Latinos with a broad negative brush. “This came from the top. This isn’t ordinary,” Garaufis added while DACA recipients in the audience nodded. “It’s not what we see from our leaders, I...
  • The Brooklyn Connection [Brooklyn resident arms narcoterrorists]

    07/19/2005 1:35:38 PM PDT · by pythagorean · 13 replies · 364+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 19, 2005 | Julia Gorin
    Albanian-American roofer Florin Krasniqi has been living in Brooklyn and smuggling American guns into Kosovo to arm the Kosovo Liberation Army--this time for war against its erstwhile saviors, NATO and the UN. The KLA are the bin Laden-trained, Iran-backed narco-terrorists whose 1999 jihad against the Christian Serbs we helped fight, abetting secession and creating a mono-ethnic terror haven and future Islamic republic in Europe. Krasniqi, who raised $30 million from fellow Albanian-Americans to help finance the KLA's war, is the subject of a documentary by Dutch filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns, titled "The Brooklyn Connection," which will air Tuesday night at 10...
  • Suspect in New York Port Authority bomb attack indicted

    01/10/2018 3:35:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    The suspect accused of detonating a bomb near the New York Port Authority last month was indicted on six counts by a federal grand jury. Akayed Ullah, 27, of Brooklyn, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, one count of using and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use and a public transportation system; one count of destruction and attempted destruction by means of fire or explosives, one count of conducting and attempting to conduct a terrorist attack against a...