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  • Tech’s High Barrier to Entry for the Underprivileged

    01/28/2015 8:54:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Medium's Backchannel ^ | January 25, 2015 | Gerard O'Neill
    For many people who didn’t grow up in or around New York City, there are a few things that come to mind when they hear the name “Brooklyn.” Many automatically think of hipsters and indie rock concerts. Some think of artsy lofts and farmers markets. Others think of “brownstone Brooklyn,” where one can potentially afford a cute home and raise a middle-class family without the distance and suburban-like qualities of Queens. What people typically don’t think about are the underprivileged communities that exist here, many of which have become home to people priced out of their old homes in brownstone...
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • 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...
  • Slowdown has cost city over $46M in lost revenue

    01/12/2015 5:37:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Michael Gartland and Leonard Greene
    It’s the high price of the NYPD slowdown. Feuding between cops and City Hall has already cost the city more than $46 million in lost parking-ticket revenue — staggering losses that could take a bite out of critical programs and services, critics charged Sunday. “It’s not a natural disaster — this is man made,” said Glen Bolofsky, president of Parkingticket.com, a ticket-fighting service which crunched the numbers. Because ticket revenue is accounted for in the city’s budget — $518 million a year, according to a November 2014 Office of Management and Budget report — the spectrum of a budgetary shortfall has...
  • 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."
  • Sanders: I'll Decide on Presidential Run by March

    12/26/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | unknown
    Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left. "I don't want to do it unless I can do it well," he told The Associated Press. "I don't want to do it unless we can win this thing." Sanders, a socialist, said he grew up "solidly lower middle class" in a Jewish family in Brooklyn — his father, an immigrant from Poland, sold paint for a living —and...
  • Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days

    12/25/2014 4:30:44 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 14 | By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding She keeps turning ’em loose. A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a...
  • 'This was an egregious breach of our nation's air traffic security': Brooklyn district...

    12/24/2014 9:07:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/14
    'This was an egregious breach of our nation's air traffic security': Brooklyn district attorney slams gun smuggling ring that allowed 18 pistols and ammunition to get past TSA in Atlanta **SNIP** Thompson commented as he described a case brought against five people, including an airline baggage handler who was charged a day earlier by federal authorities in Atlanta. Thompson said he was not trying to scare anyone. But he said it's 'truly frightening' what investigators learned after a probe that started as a way to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn. He said former Delta Air Lines employee Mark Quentin Henry...
  • De Blasio makes final personal push on Democratic leaders to bring 2016 convention to Brooklyn

    12/23/2014 4:10:38 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 19, 2014 | Dan Friedman , Celeste Katz
    Mayor de Blasio on Thursday made a final personal appeal to Democratic leaders in hopes of bringing the party’s 2016 convention to Brooklyn. The mayor spent 90 minutes huddling with party chiefs at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. “The reality is we have the safest city in America, we have tremendous enthusiasm for the convention and an outsanding host committee — people who are really ready commit resources and energy to making this a great convention,” de Blasio as he left. “We think we can provide a really fantastic venue and we think it’s going to have a...
  • NYPD Officers Shot and Killed; Victim Revealed as Christian Chaplain in Training

    12/22/2014 4:12:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/22/2014 | Sami K. Martin
    Officer Rafael Ramos was passionate about serving God and saw his work as a police officer as a form of ministry; he would have been commissioned as a lay chaplain this past Saturday, the day he was killed. Ramos was shot and killed execution style along with his partner, Wenjian Liu, on Saturday by a lone gunmen who took his own life inside a New York City subway station after committing the double murder. Rev. Marcos Miranda, the president of the New York State Chaplain Task Force where Ramos was studying to be certified as a chaplain, remembers the officer...
  • DeBlasio goes AWOL, avoids families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 10:36:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Gartland, et al
    As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call at the home of one of the slain cops, but de Blasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. Modal Trigger De Blasio gets a blessing after taking Communion during Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.Photo: Helayne Seidman He showed up...
  • Wicked Mobs, Cop Killers, and the Attorney General

    12/22/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wickedness has darkened this season of lights in Brooklyn. It is no surprise or accident that a ghoul like Ismaaiyl Brinsley bathed himself in messages of hate, racial division and anger and then chose to destroy lives. But Brinsley wasn’t alone in his racially soaked hatred of the police. For starters, a mob has Brinsley’s back. This seemingly disconnected mob has been on the prowl in the months since America learned of Ferguson, Missouri. They’ve smashed up windows of banks in Berkeley, burned up bakeries in Ferguson, and looted, burned, shot, robbed and killed across the nation. But such mobs...
  • Brooklyn Gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had Been Arrested 20 Times; Had Troubled Childhood

    12/22/2014 5:40:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/22/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who allegedly ambushed and killed two New York police officers before killing himself Saturday, had a "very troubled childhood," had been arrested 20 times for petty crimes and was violent and suicidal, according to police and other sources. Brinsley, 28, had also spent two years in prison for firing a stolen gun near a public street in Georgia, according to The New York Times. After shooting his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore Saturday following an argument, Brinsley boarded a bus to New York, and called the victim's mother to apologize, NBC News quoted New York Chief of...
  • The 'worst day' of young Jaden Ramos's life: on of murdered policeman speaks out.

    12/22/2014 5:36:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While the bloodthirsty racist liberals exploded in joy over the deliberate slaughter of two New York City minority (for those who care about that, one was Puerto Rican, the other Asian) policemen, for 13-year-old Jaden Ramos, it was "the worst day of my life."  And that is because his father was one of the murdered cops.  #NYPD strong has a copy of his posts.  (Warning: you might have to wade through some ugly liberal troll comments.)   A year earlier, Jaden had wished his father a happy birthday with a Facebook greeting: Happy birthday to the best dad in...
  • The Brooklyn Slaughter and the End of Gotcha: Black racial hostility now an everyday fact of life.

    12/22/2014 5:33:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/22/2014 | Colin Flaherty
    We are way past playing games of gotcha. The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life. Part of the national fabric. So much so that no one even bothers to hide it. Not anymore. A few recent cases illuminate the bigger picture: In Portland, Oregon, a sales clerk for Nordstrom tells his Facebook friends black people should kill one white cop for every white cop who kills a black person. In Philadelphia, a paramedic said the same thing but took it one step further: He posted a picture...
  • Giuliani can run: NYC charter

    10/10/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    There are (unconfirmed) whispers that Rudy Giuliani wants to run for public office again. Swirling around martinis faster than the olive is an unconfirmed — also, so far undenied — rumor. Maybe just maybe just only possibly conceivably could be who-the-hell knows for sure but Giuliani might fleetingly far-flungedly casually lightheartedly consider peut ętre think of diving back into City Hall’s waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. He’s itchy to do something. 4. The field’s wide-open, and nobody’s focusing until Republicans play “Pin the Tail on Obama.” 5. Pay attention, kiddies, mother now informs you, our...
  • Bo Dietl FMR NYPD Detective " Fire Big Bird Mayor DeBlasio" 30k call for Mayor's Resignation

    12/21/2014 7:55:02 AM PST · by South40 · 37 replies
    YouTube (FNC) ^ | 21 DEC 2014
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  • Muslim NYPD cop killer told passers-by to watch

    12/21/2014 3:12:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    It’s hard to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” without an audience. “NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch,” by Tom Hays, Associated Press, December 21, 2014: NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday. Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street moments before opening fire and asked them to follow him...
  • NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

    12/21/2014 3:02:22 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 21, 2014 4:32 PM (ET) | By TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do." Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley talked to people on the street just moments before the shooting and told them to follow him on the social media site Instagram.
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • The Man Who Just Murdered Two Police Officers In Brooklyn Is A Muslim Jihadist (Title Shortened)

    12/21/2014 12:49:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 27 replies
    Shoebot.com Action and Awareness ^ | December 20, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So Ismaaiyl Brinsley the killer of the two cops in Brooklyn, NY, has two Muslim names “Ismaaiyl” and a middle name “Abdullah” (see mugshot bellow) which means “servant of Allah,” is a fan of sheikh Yusuf Estes, who is not only neck deep in the Muslim Da’wa movement (the call to convert westerners to Islam) but Estes meets with both ISIS and Hamas financiers, and Brinsley loved the Koran, specifically Surah 8 on his own Facebook page, which calls for arming for preparation for Jihad war; it says all on what we need for motive as to why Brinsley shot...
  • ‘They Deserved It’: The Repulsive Reaction to Brooklyn Police Executions

    12/21/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/21/2014 | by Joe Concha
    It’s a dark time in America — a time when two uniformed officers who had absolutely nothing to do with what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., or to Eric Garner on Staten Island, are executed without warning, and some witnesses actually say “They deserved it.” Again: “They deserved it.” They being two men marked for death because they wore a New York Police Department uniform. One of those men was the recently-married Officer Wenjian Liu; the other, Officer Rafael Ramos, who leaves behind a wife and 13-year-old son. In a related story, both were reassigned from an anti-terror...
  • Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway...

    12/20/2014 2:57:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | By Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway about the space they consume It is a gripe that frustrates subway riders daily: men with their legs splayed. So one woman decided to confront male commuters about the amount of space they consume. The investigation comes a month before New York City's MTA launches a campaign targeting 'manspreaders'.
  • A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs. (Manspreading)

    12/20/2014 12:14:03 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2014 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    It is the bane of many female subway riders. It is a scourge tracked on blogs and on Twitter. And it has a name almost as distasteful as the practice itself. It is manspreading, the lay-it-all-out sitting style that more than a few men see as their inalienable underground right. Now passengers who consider such inelegant male posture as infringing on their sensibilities — not to mention their share of subway space — have a new ally: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Taking on manspreading for the first time, the authority is set to unveil public service ads that encourage men...
  • Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept.

    12/20/2014 8:03:12 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Newsmax
    Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept. The New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the NYPD's union, has issued this statement following the deaths of two police officers in an ambush: "Starting IMMEDIATELY: At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. “IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. “These are precautions that...
  • 2 NYPD cops shot dead ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner

    12/20/2014 2:22:32 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 842 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Jamie Schram
    Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s execution-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “It’s an execution,” one law enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of the two officers, whose names were being withheld pending family notification of their deaths. The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot point-blank in their heads by the lone gunman, who approached them on foot from the sidewalk...
  • Brooklyn Shooter a Muslim, Posted Anti-Police Messages

    12/20/2014 1:57:59 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 47 replies
    It also appears that the yet unnamed Brooklyn shooter was also a Muslim, according to his Instagram account. We can see several instances where he professes his faith and celebrates the important feast of Eid-al-Mubarak.
  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 1:53:12 PM PST · by catnipman · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Two NYPD officers have been killed in an 'execution-style' ambush in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car. ...
  • 2 NYPD officers shot in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn

    12/20/2014 1:37:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    WABC ^ | 11-20-14 | WABC/AP
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WABC) -- Two police officers have been shot in Brooklyn. Officers were shot in a patrol cruiser. Both are in critical condition. They were taken to Woodhull hospital. Hundreds of police officers are on the scene. It is unclear what led up to the shooting or where exactly it took place, but streets are shut down near Tompkins and Myrtle avenues. Several surrounding streets are also blocked, and many people in their neighborhood are not allowed to leave their homes.
  • Two NYPD Officers Shot Execution Style by Black Man Enraged by Garner, Brown Decision

    12/20/2014 1:27:22 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    News is coming out quick after two NYPD officers were shot execution style by a black man in their squad car. Conflicting reports hve the gunman either dead or in custody. One report had him committing suicide. The man's identity is still being discovered, but his Instagram account seems to indicate that he was after the police for the recent court decisions regarding the Garner and Brown cases.
  • Two NYPD cops sitting in patrol car in Brooklyn are shot by gunman in 'ambush' shooting

    12/20/2014 1:26:12 PM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Daily News ^ | December 20, 2014, 3:26 PM
    A suspect fired at the officers as they sat in a squad car outside of the Tompkins Houses at Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, sources said. Both officers were wounded and taken to Woodhull Hospital.
  • Breaking: Two NYPD cops shot in an ambush attack while sitting in their patrol car

    12/20/2014 1:26:03 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12-20-2014 | soopermexican
    Very awful news out of New York City: Two NYPD cops were shot when a suspect ambushed them as they sat in a patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, police sources and witnesses said. The shooting took place outside of the Tompkins Houses, near Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, about 3 p.m., cop sources said. “The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a high-ranking police official told the Daily News. At least four witnesses who saw the shooting provided an identical account to a Daily News reporter, but...
  • Two Cops Shot in Brooklyn

    12/20/2014 1:24:07 PM PST · by Mazey · 124 replies
    BED STUY (WABC) -- Two police officers have been shot in Brooklyn. Witnesses said they police officers were in their car when they were shot. Hundreds of police officers are on the scene. It is unclear what led up to the shooting or where exactly it took place, but streets are shut down near Tompkins and Myrtle intersection avenues. Several surrounding streets are also blocked. There is possible surveillance video of the suspect. They were taken to Woodhull hospital. Stay with 7online.com for details. Map My News
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • CUNY Professor Arrested on Riot Charge After NYC Protest Violence

    12/15/2014 4:49:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | Dec 15
    A part-time CUNY professor faces a slate of charges accusing him of sparking a violent run-in with police during Saturday's protest demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge. Eric Linsker, 29, was allegedly spotted by police carrying a large garbage can on walkway of the bridge above the traffic lanes during the protests against the police killings of unarmed black men. Protesters had been tossing debris at police on the bridge's lower level at the time, police said. Police Lt. Philip Chan ordered Linkser to put down the trash can and attempted to arrest him, according to court records. A small group...
  • Peter Stuyvesant's rules for drinking responsibly (NYC opens historical records)

    12/11/2014 5:04:01 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Bowery Boys ^ | December 3, 2014
    From A New and Accurate Map of the Entire New Netherland, engraving believed to be by Carolus Allard, courtesy the Department of Records   Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New York City Department of Records just blew the minds of history geeks everywhere.  They released the first batch of digitized documents from the first years of the city's existence, back when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. You can find the first batch of released documents at the city's attractive new portal here. This is the equivalent of pulling out old photo albums of you playing with...
  • Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

    12/09/2014 4:36:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 12:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    A 22 year old Israeli Jewish man was stabbed Tuesday morning (roughly 2:00 am EST) in Crown Heights, outside the Chabad-Lubavitch building at 770 Eastern Parkway in New York City. The man’s condition is defined as stable, but serious; he was reportedly stabbed in the neck. The public has been asked to pray for him; his Hebrew name is Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel. Police arrived at the scene and apprehended the perpetrator, now revealed to have been a 40-year old African American man. He may have also been Muslim, but this has yet to be confirmed. The attacker died after...
  • Teens now have a say in New York City’s government

    11/29/2014 9:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 11:26 AM EST | jenniferpeltz
    Rashana Jackman isn’t old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues. At 17, the Brooklyn high school junior is considering applying to serve on her community board, under a new state law that lets 16- and 17-year-olds join the panels that function as front lines of local government in the nation’s biggest city. The advisory but oft-heeded groups opine on zoning changes and liquor license applications, consult on city budgeting for local projects and serve as conduits for community concerns. “It’s a great...
  • NYPD rookie calls fatal shooting of unarmed man an ‘accident’

    11/22/2014 9:25:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Lorena Mongelli and Danika Fears
    A rookie cop working the most dangerous beat in the city killed a man in an unlit housing-project stairwell in Brooklyn — firing off an “accidental” shot that hit a young father in the chest, authorities said Friday. “It was a pitch-black hallway,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the Thursday-night shooting at East New York’s Louis Pink Houses. “The deceased is a total innocent.” -snip- With his gun in his left hand and a flashlight in his right, Liang entered the stairwell at the same time Akai Gurley, 28, and his girlfriend, Melissa Butler, walked into the same stairwell...
  • Brooklyn man rushed to Bellevue with Ebola-like symptoms

    11/20/2014 3:16:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-20-14 | Natasha Velez
    A Brooklyn man, who recently returned from West Africa, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms Thursday, police sources said. The man, whose name is being withheld by The Post, returned from Mali on Nov. 14, and came down with flu-like symptoms which are similar symptoms to those exhibited by patients suffering from Ebola, the sources said.
  • Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose"

    11/19/2014 6:03:12 AM PST · by RummyChick · 119 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 11/18 | zerohedge
    Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything."
  • Grimm defeats Recchia in 11th Congressional District race

    11/04/2014 8:17:12 PM PST · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Brooklyn news 12 ^ | November 4, 2014
    UPDATE 11:05 PM: Rep. Michael Grimm has defeated Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia for the 11th Congressional District seat. We will continue to update this story with additional information. Original story below.
  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Chuck Todd just do it again? His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign. On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race. Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as "a fight between mob families." That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator. And at the end...
  • Video: Dozens of teens vandalize Brooklyn store, owner says

    10/14/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/10/2014 | JOSEPH STEPANKSY
    A surveillance video posted online shows a group of teens trashing a Brooklyn store Saturday night, the store’s owner said. Dozens of teens gathered outside of Gourmet Butcher on Troy Ave. near Carroll St. in Crown Heights before several rushed into the store and knocked over shelves and pushed products to the floor, a video posted on CrownHeights.info on Monday shows. The Store’s owner, Yanki Klein, told CBS 2 the vandalism happened on Saturday around 9 p.m., only hours after he reopened his store following the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
  • Tenant nearly beheaded Brooklyn landlord who had 'humiliated'him...

    10/13/2014 2:47:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/14 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    ...for being short on cash: NYPD sources The Brooklyn tenant accused of butchering his landlord nearly chopped the man’s head off in a fit of rage because he felt the 57-year-old victim had “teased" him for being poor, police sources said on Wednesday. Hours after the NYPD pulled off a nick-of-time arrest as Mohammed Siddiquee tried to flee the country, the suspect admitted to perpetrating the vicious killing of Mahuddin Mahmud. “Yes, I did it,” Mohammed Siddiquee, 27, said nervously when the Daily News asked if he was the culprit as cops hauled him out of a Brooklyn police station...
  • Brooklyn teen hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms

    10/11/2014 8:11:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Matt Mcnulty
    A teen who had recently returned home to Brooklyn following a trip to Sudan was rushed to the hospital with Ebola-like symptoms on Friday night, authorities said.
  • Ebola in Brooklyn? Teen hospitalized after showing symptoms of fatal virus

    10/11/2014 12:05:32 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 84 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11 October 2014 | Chris Spargo
    A Brooklyn teenager was rushed to the hospital yesterday after showing symptoms consistent with Ebola. The 14-year-old boy had a fever and was feeling fluish according to officials who spoke to the Daily News. He was brought to Brookdale Hospital where tests are being run to see if he has the disease. He is currently in isolation. The boy was apparently in Sudan for two weeks and hospitalized there as well, but lied to officials about being sick so he could fly home. Now, NYPD is working with officials to see if any of his family members should also be...
  • Head of Hebrew association attacked outside Barclays Center (Brooklyn NY, by “pro-Palestinians”)

    10/08/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | 3:08p | Kirstan Conley
    The head of the Brooklyn Young Men’s Hebrew Association was viciously attacked by hate-mongers outside the Barclay’s Center after a game and celebration honoring the Israel Defense Forces, the Post has learned. Leonard Petlakh, 42, was inside the arena with his children and friends for the Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game on Tuesday night, when a group tried to disrupt the event by unfurling the Palestinian flag, according to a statement released by the Kings Bay YMHA. An argument broke out between several groups and people were asked to leave. As Petlakh was walking out with his children, video captured...
  • Coffee Shop Owner Who Called Jews ‘Greedy’ on Instagram Was ‘Misunderstood’ (Brooklyn NY)

    10/03/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | October 2, 2014 1:49pm | Serena Dal
    A Bushwick coffee shop owner whose Instagram post called Jews “greedy infiltrators” told DNAinfo New York Thursday that his post was “misunderstood” and that people reacted so severely to it “because they identify so much with their race.” Bushwick native Michael Avila, 31, opened The Coffee Shop at 203 Wilson Ave. this summer in the hopes that it would become a place for the community. He’s had several customers come in describing poor living conditions and the “sneaky” methods that their landlords—who he said are often Jewish—use to try to kick them out, Avila explained. He said that after two...
  • Black mob pounces on young white couple

    10/21/2013 4:23:54 AM PDT · by Anila · 51 replies
    WND ^ | 10/20/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Editors and readers of the New York Daily News want us to know that race had nothing to do with the ten black people who stopped a car and beat a young white couple in Brooklyn. All the while yelling racial epithets. “It’s not just a black and white thing,” reported the Daily News. “It’s stupid teenagers thinking they can do whatever they want.” The attack happened Monday, Oct. 14, six days before it appeared in print in the Daily News. A group of 10 black youths – one of them a 12-year-old girl – pummeled a husband and wife...