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  • There Is Basically No Snow In New York — But, Absurdly, The Entire City Is Shut Down

    01/27/2015 8:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2015 | HENRY BLODGET
    I haven't seen official snowfall totals yet, but judging from a glance out the window, it looks as if New York City might have gotten about 6 inches Monday night. Meanwhile, the entire city is shut down. Schools, government, public transportation, private transportation, and — by virtue of the lack of transportation — most offices and businesses. It's just absurd. I've lived in New York for almost my whole life — 48 years and counting. I have seen the city weather many actually large snowstorms, including a 26-incher just a few years go. The city stayed open through all of...
  • De Blasio Orders Indefinite Street Shutdown Tonight During Blizzard

    01/27/2015 4:12:11 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 48 replies
    New York Observer (via Drudge) ^ | 1/26/15 | Will Brederman
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon that he is shutting the city’s streets, schools and parks tonight until further notice as the city braces for a blizzard of historic proportions. (SNIP) Alternate side parking will be suspended through Wednesday, perhaps longer, and there will be no garbage pickups at least through mid-week. The mayor asked that citizens not attempt to clear their cars in the next several days, and not shovel snow into the streets or bury fire hydrants. He also advised that New Yorkers remain indoors throughout the duration of the storm. Non-authorized persons caught driving in non-emergency...
  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 6:58:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1-27-2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ By Jillian Jorgensen | 01/27/15 8:29am After a much-hyped blizzard-that-wasn’t, Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning that he was glad the city had prepared for a worse storm and that New York would be getting back to normal quickly. “We thought we were going to get something much bigger,” Mr. de Blasio told CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo (who happens to be the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo). Forecasts of two or even three feet of snow led Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Cuomo to essentially shut the...
  • Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

    01/22/2015 3:29:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Toshiba ^ | January 22, 2015 | Tom Hays and David Klepper
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. The 70-year-old Democrat was taken into custody by the FBI on federal conspiracy and bribery charges that carry up to 100 years in prison and could cost him his political seat. He was released on $200,000 bail.
  • 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 I’ve always known Shelly Silver to be a man of integrity and he certainly has due process rights and I think it’s important that we let the judicial process play out,” the mayor said at City Hall.
  • Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

    01/20/2015 4:11:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/20/15
    **SNIP** “It won’t help with the police unions, certainly,” said political consultant Hank Sheinkopf. “They don’t like Al Sharpton; never have. They see him as an enemy, and furthermore, they see him as a lawbreaker who owes millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.” “Politically, it is unfortunate that he seems to want to keep being identified with Sharpton so explicitly, given Sharpton’s reputation out there,” added Doug Muzzio of Baruch College. “So the mayor is, in a sense, being truthful to himself, but that not be the wisest thing politically.” Political experts pointed out that it is unlikely that Mayor...
  • NYC may scrub report on Islamic terrorists to appease mosque “spying” critics

    01/19/2015 5:47:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | January 19, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    As the jihad steps up in intensity and Islamic jihadist Zale Thompson attacked NYPD officers with an axe just weeks ago, de Blasio’s New York may scrub a report on Islamic jihadists because it offends Muslims. De Blasio is setting up New York for much, much more jihad.
  • De Blasio To Deliver MLK Day Remarks At Sharpton Event

    01/18/2015 9:59:46 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/17/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio is not distancing himself from Rev. Al Sharpton anytime soon. De Blasio’s office announced on Saturday he will be giving a speech on Monday at the National Action Network’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Policy Forum. The event is taking place in Manhattan.
  • de Blasio Yet to Confirm For Sharpton’s MLK Day Event (WH visits cancelled, too?)

    01/17/2015 7:27:00 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Michael Howard Saul
    NYC Mayor de Blasio has yet to publicly confirm his attendance at Al Sharpton’s annual forum Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day....raising questions about whether the Mayor might distance himself from the reverend. de Blasio faced intense criticism from police union leaders, and hasn’t been seen publicly with Mr. Sharpton, a frequent police critic. Last year, de Blasio announced Rachel Noerdlinger, former Sharpton aide, as chief of staff to Mrs. de Blasio. de Blasio gave his wife total control of the multi-million dollar "Mayor's Fund." Noerdlinger has since left after objections about her live-in--- a man w/...
  • Poll: New Yorkers hate NYPD protests, back de Blasio over police union leader

    01/15/2015 8:35:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    According to statistics obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the NYPD’s operational “slowdown” continues. Though the rates of arrests and citations are beginning to accelerate compared to the week of December 22 to 28 when they were down 90 percent from the year prior, New York City police activity remains relatively low. The reduced police activity is largely seen as a protest in response to the actions of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who angered police when he implied that racism played a role in the death of Eric Garner and the grand jury’s subsequent decision not...
  • [Quinnipiac U] Poll: New Yorkers don’t approve of police rebuffing mayor

    01/15/2015 6:08:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST | Colleen Long
    Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had “blood on his hands,” according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 69 percent disapproved of the silent protest among police at the funerals of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and 77 percent considered union leader Patrick Lynch’s comment “too extreme.” …
  • NYC Mayor on IDs For Illegals: "Don’t Want Them To Feel Like Second-Class Citizens"

    01/14/2015 1:19:07 PM PST · by Smedley · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 13, 2015 | Penny Starr
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said on Monday that giving identification cards to illegal aliens allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens. "We don't want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens,” de Blasio was quoted as saying in a National Public Radio website article. “We don't want them to feel left out.”
  • De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

    01/13/2015 8:57:37 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    New York City shouldn’t 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...
  • BRATTON: ITS TIME COPS GET BACK TO WORK (Commish all puckered up, on his knees to De Blobbio)

    01/12/2015 4:35:55 AM PST · by Liz · 38 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/10/15
    NYC Police Commissioner says cops are in a slowdown. Bratton says he still doesn’t know the root causes, but police brass are taking steps to make sure street cops fall in line. Bratton called in borough commanders....says he fully expects normalcy by next week. He attributed the slowdown partly on cops enforcing recent protests, and working in pairs to ensure their safety after two cops were assassinated by an anti-cop maniac.
  • 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 shouldn’t 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 Blasio’s 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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 they’re different

    01/11/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The War Room ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    There’s 35,000 of them, but they’re not an army. So, it’s a new year, and we’re already hip-deep in horrors. I can’t even begin to write about the Charlie Hebdo massacre; I’m not an expert on terrorism or on France, and in general I agree with Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s made a good point recently on Twitter that there are too many of these “what’s 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...
  • NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million revelers, zero tickets

    01/10/2015 12:47:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2015 11:56 AM EST | Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz
    Of all the statistics from the recent New Year’s Eve in Times Square—1 million revelers, 2,000 pounds of confetti, thousands of police officers, dozens of surveillance cameras—there is one number that stands out: zero, as in zero tickets for low-level crimes. No tickets for having an open container of alcohol, no tickets for public urination, no tickets for double parking, no tickets for furry, costumed characters hassling tourists to take their picture. Add in low-level arrests, and there was just one, for a subway-related offense. And that wasn’t just on New Year’s Eve. That was for the entire week containing...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Giuliani to de Blasio: Put Cops Back in Mosques After Charlie Hebdo Massacre

    01/10/2015 7:23:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    observer.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Will Bredderman
    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called on current Mayor Bill de Blasio to place NYPD personnel in the city’s mosques yesterday, after Islamic extremists slaughtered the staff of the Parisian magazine Charlie Hebdo. Speaking on Fox News, Mr. Giuliani criticized his successor for ending a two decade-old policy of planting police informants in Muslim houses of worship, and urged him to again assign cops to keep tabs on the religious institutions. The former mayor argued such action was justified because the conspirators behind the 1993 World Trade Center attack met in mosques, and subsequent investigations led to arrest and the conviction...
  • The Top 10 Most Stoned Young De Blasio Photos

    01/10/2015 1:53:02 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 1/9/15 | Ben Yakas
    Oh sure, Mayor Bill de Blasio—aka Mayor de Blaze-io (GET IT)—probably doesn't smoke marijuana anymore, regardless of what certain people want you to believe. But he definitely used to, and he doesn't mind you knowing that—he slyly sent out this tweet on Thursday as reports of his past pot use once again made "news." To put this all in context for you, let's count down the 10 best young BDB photos and wildly speculate on what corresponding drugs he might have been taking at the time.
  • Groundhog Day 2015 - Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year

    01/09/2015 7:54:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year The NYPD isn't the only city organization that has lost complete confidence in the esteemed Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. After he dropped the groundhog during last year's Groundhog Day celebrations, the Staten Island Zoo has unequivocally banned De Blasio from holding or handling any more of their animals in a celebratory setting. - Mayor de Blasio won’t be killing any more groundhogs — zoo handlers are forbidding the butter-fingered mayor from holding the critter at the annual shadow-sighting ceremony on Feb. 2, The...
  • After Paris, De Blasio Should Reinstate Mosque Monitoring

    01/08/2015 3:52:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In the wake of the Islamist terrorist attack in Paris, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani argues to reinstate a policy cancelled by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has arguably left the city as exposed as it was on Sept. 10, 2001. Although the Paris terrorist attack by Islamists has not been linked to any mosque, the historical record is dotted with similar attacks that have such links, including the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan that killed 13 and wounded 31 as the self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouted "Allahu...
  • NYPD union leaders: Only (Bill) Clinton can fix rift with de Blasio

    01/08/2015 12:42:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2014 | Kirstan Conley, Shawn Cohen and Bruce Golding
    It’s Bubba to the rescue! NYPD union leaders think the rift between the rank and file and Mayor Bill de Blasio is so bad, it can only be healed by one man — ex-President Bill Clinton — and police brass are receptive to the idea, sources told The Post. The startling proposal, made during a meeting between Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and the NYPD’s five union chiefs on Wednesday, came as a shot cop got a hero’s send-off upon being released from the hospital.
  • The speech Bill de Doofus didn't want made public

    01/08/2015 8:19:11 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/8/2015 | Ann Coulter
    If you're wondering why New York City police officers keep turning their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio, let's review parts of the mayor's recent speech on the Eric Garner case that have been removed from the "Official Website of the City of New York." De Blasio said: "I was at the White House the other day, and the president of the United States turned to me and he said that [De Blasio son] Dante reminded him of what he looked like as a teenager." Why does Obama think every black teenager looks like him? Does he think they all...
  • As New York Police Strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio Outlaws Packing Peanuts

    01/08/2015 8:18:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    With the NYPD slowdown due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support for racist cop killers, no one is actually enforcing the minor rules and regulations, summonses aren’t being issued and people hop turnstiles in the subway with reckless abandon.But petty tyrants aren’t to be deterred and Mayor Wilhelm/De Blasio has focused in on the city’s greatest enemy. Packing peanuts. Nearly two years after Mr. Bloomberg first proposed banishing the material in his final State of the City address, de Blasio administration officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they have completed the deed.Beginning on July 1, food establishments...
  • The QUIET Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    01/07/2015 9:58:47 PM PST · by lee martell · 3 replies
    January 7 2015 | Lee Martell
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last year during his final days as Mayor, that he would not publicly criticize Bill deBlasio in his first year in office. So far, he has kept that promise. "In the first year, in particular, when you're a new mayor, you just don't need a previous mayor criticizing your every move, and Rudy (Giuliani) never once did." Despite the fact that deBlasio and his team has bashed Bloomberg over the past year on his handling of Hurricane Sandy recovery and his failure to negotiate new contracts with city unions, Bloomberg has maintained his...
  • Bill de Blasio is showing his disrespect

    01/07/2015 8:19:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    There’s an old saying that it’s “better to be lucky than good,” but what if you are unlucky and bad? That would describe Mayor Bill de Blasio, who in the span of a few hours went from defiant to deflated. He started out crowing and ended up eating crow. The mayor emerged from hiding Monday to use the ­release of 2014 crime stats to heap more abuse on cops, saying a decline of 4.6 percent in major felonies meant he was right to demand both a “safe city” and a “fairer city.” He also blasted officers for turning their backs...
  • New York Mayor's Secret Past Comes to Light

    01/07/2015 6:01:32 PM PST · by hope · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/15 | Aaron Klein
    Largely unreported in the news coverage of the recent race-related demonstrations is that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a history of working with extremist activist groups to stir protests. Further, de Blasio has a largely unreported history with the controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. ACORN’s renamed group, the New York Communities for Change, is one of the organizations helping to lead the protests over the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by police in July. De Blasio has been accused by critics, including New York police Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/new-york-mayors-secret-past-comes-to-light/#Cl6dqdzAGZToP2k2.99
  • De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals

    01/07/2015 4:48:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/7/14 | By Jamie Schram
    De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals By Jamie Schram A Manhattan judge known for being tough on criminals has been booted from the bench by Mayor Bill de Blasio — even against the ­advice of his own vetting team, law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday. The move comes on the heels of de Blasio’s reappointment of Brooklyn Judge Laura Johnson, who set free without bail two men who threatened to kill cops just days after a double police assassination. The booted judge, Diana Boyar, “was fair, knowledgeable and ran the courtroom professionally,” a stunned...
  • No more dead cops!

    01/07/2015 4:26:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/15 | Fredy 'Brooklyn' Lowe
    No More Dead Cops! The work slow-down continues. Peace in the City can only begin when de Blasio is gone from City Hall. As a former member of the NYPD, I stood on the frontline of the Harlem and Columbia riots, worked the Eastside of Manhattan back in ‘72 on the night Officers Foster and Laurie were assassinated - just for being Cops, and patrolled the mean streets of the South Bronx when it was ‘officially burning’. Back then we worked during a time of great hostility and danger to Police Officers, but we came to work and did our...
  • That’s it Obama: Go Wrap Yourself in a Dead Cop

    01/07/2015 9:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | John Ransom
    Let’s make one thing absolutely clear at the outset: Neither Barack Obama nor Bill De Blasio ever considered a political action they didn’t respect. These guys are all politics, all the time. If any of their kids got killed they’d figure out how to do a fundraiser off of it or run a campaign. And if that’s an exaggeration then the burden of proof is on them to disprove it. Because we have ample evidence that they lack the normal human decency that tells the rest of us when we have gone too far. Exhibit One from the White House...
  • Why the NYPD Turned Its Back on the City (Grab a pail)

    01/06/2015 7:56:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Does believing the police are constantly under fire serve a productive function for society? On Sunday, a relatively large group of New York police officers, sworn to protect and serve the public, turned their back on the public's elected executive, Mayor Bill de Blasio: The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian Liu was remembered as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had immigrated at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country. The gesture, among officers watching the mayor's speech on a screen, added to tensions between the...
  • Cop wounded in shootout not happy about de Blasio’s visit

    01/06/2015 2:48:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | 11:44am | Kevin Sheehan
    One of the cops wounded in a wild Bronx shootout didn’t appreciate a hospital sympathy visit from Mayor Bill de Blasio, the wounded officer’s dad told The Post on Tuesday. The mayor accompanied NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to St. Barnabas Hospital overnight to see wounded plainclothes officers Andrew Dossi, 30, and Aliro Pellarano, 38. “He wasn’t too happy about the mayor’s visit,” Dossi’s dad, Joe, told The Post at the family’s home in Rockland County. “He (Dossi) deals with some crappy people every day and getting no support (from the mayor), come on. These are the guys in the trenches...
  • Bill de Blasio: Those cops turning their backs on me shouldn’t be so disrespectful

    01/06/2015 8:52:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    De Blasio has engaged in non-stop political action for his own benefit at the expense of the police The guy who has built is career largely by railing against the police, and by opposing much of what they do to control crime on the grounds that it is beastly and unfair to the citizens, is having a hard time understanding why cops would turn their backs on him - as they of course did, literally - at the funerals of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Bill de Blasio just finds the whole thing so disrespectful: “They were disrespectful to...
  • For Second Week, Arrests Plunge in New York City

    01/06/2015 6:04:26 AM PST · by proxy_user · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | J. DAVID GOODMAN and AL BAKER
    1. The NYPD is being paid to do a job, and paid very well incidentally, and the public has a right to expect them to do their jobs. This "go slow" is just demonstrating the lack of professionalism and judgment that was the original source of complaint against them. 2. Why is this being described as a problem? There is no indication that anyone is less safe. The only "complaint" seems the decrease in revenue from fines. This seems to smack of corrupt third-world cops shaking down the peasants for what little money they have. 3. This is absurd the...
  • De Blasio: NYPD Who Turned Backs Were Disrespectful

    01/06/2015 5:36:23 AM PST · by bestintxas · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/5/15 | p key
    Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said police officers who turned their backs on him during the funeral services for two murdered NYPD officers were disrespectful to the mourning families and the people of New York City. Mayor de Blasio said, “Those individuals who took certain actions this last week, or last two weeks, really, they were disrespectful to the families involved. That’s the bottom line. They were disrespectful to the families who had lost their loved ones. And I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that. I think it just...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Civil war' in Democratic Party

    01/05/2015 9:18:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 5, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. The first time was when Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at Woodhull Hospital where mortally wounded officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been taken on Dec. 20. The second was when the mayor spoke at Ramos’ funeral. The third was at Liu’s service on Sunday. Detestation of de Blasio among the NYPD and the cops who came from across the country to stand in solidarity with their slain brothers is broad and deep. And, in a way, de Blasio served...
  • De Blasio slams cops for 'disrespect' despite his wife wearing jeans to funeral

    01/05/2015 8:23:18 PM PST · by blueyon · 98 replies
    Examiner ^ | 01/05/15 | Timothy Whiteman
    New York City's First Lady wears jeans to funeral. While thousands of present and former members of the New York City Police Department have recently displayed their displeasure and anger at Mayor Bill de Blasio by turning their collective backs on him, the mayor fired back by referring to those officers as "disrespectful," but made no mention of his wife sporting denim blue jeans to the funeral of assassinated Detective Wenjian Liu this past Sunday. As reported by The Washington Post on Jan. 5, 2015, accompanied by his ever present Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the city's mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio, Commissioner William Bratton tout lower crime rates

    01/05/2015 1:54:09 PM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    WABC7 ^ | January 5, 2015
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio touted new crime statistics Monday, one day after members of the NYPD once again turned their backs on him. The mayor spoke with police commissioner William Bratton, hailing big drops in the murder and robbery rates. At the funeral of officer Wen Jian Liu Sunday, some officers turned their backs when de Blasio spoke, claiming the mayor doesn't have their back amid growing anti-police sentiment, despite a memo from Bratton asking the officers refrain from acts of protest. De Blasio has tried repeatedly to close the divide. "Rather than...
  • When Orangutans Get Lawyers

    01/05/2015 6:57:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Monkeys are not people. Trees are not children. And human beings are not causing the earth to melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. “It’s probably the equivalent of watching your family getting shot before a firing squad,” environmental extremist Tom Whitaker described his emotional response to logging for National Geographic in July of 2000. Fast forward to December of 2014: a 29-year-old orangutan named “Sandra” was represented by a lawyer named Andres Gil Dominguez who helped the ape win human rights in an Argentine court of law. Meanwhile, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is succumbing to animal...
  • NY Cops Shame the Democrats

    01/05/2015 6:30:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | John Ransom
    Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, and his inauguration in 2009, Democrats have increasingly shown no shame. They showed no shame when they passed the trillion dollar stimulus bill that was so full of pork that it failed to produce jobs; they showed no shame when they handed out Department of Energy “green” loans to their cronies; they showed no shame when they pandered to Hispanics, while not providing them the comprehensive immigration reform that Democrats say they favored; they showed no shame by giving Al Sharpton his own TV show; they showed no shame in the way...
  • De Blasio Pressured Pols to Condemn Police; Will Other NYC and National Media Ignore?

    01/04/2015 11:21:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 31, 2014 | 2:04 PM EST | Tom Blumer
    Let’s say that a Republican or conservative governor or big-city mayor (yes, there actually are quite a few) was in a heated dispute with his state’s or city’s police union. Let’s further say that this official decided that his or her best method for whipping up support was to order the staff to (ahem) “ask” GOP legislators or council members to issue public statements of support while bashing the cops. If such a campaign were exposed, that town’s or state’s press would appropriately be all over it. That public official would also get plenty of negative national attention, especially if...
  • Second NYPD officer honored at funeral; officers again turn backs on Mayor de Blasio

    01/04/2015 5:56:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2015 | By Peter Holley
    Police, public officials and mourners from across the country gathered Sunday to honor a detective killed last month in an act of violence that has roiled New York City, with a large number of officers again making their frustrations with the city’s mayor apparent by turning their backs on him as he paid tribute to the slain officer. Defying a request from Police Commissioner William Bratton, the strident display of protest began as Mayor Bill de Blasio took the podium at the Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn to eulogize Detective Wenjian Liu, reinforcing entrenched feelings of hostility that have gripped...
  • Cops ignore Bratton, turn backs on de Blasio at officer’s funeral

    01/04/2015 12:39:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-4-2015 | Shawn Cohen and Aaron Short
    <p>Thousands of NYPD cops turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio on Sunday outside a Brooklyn funeral home as he eulogized a murdered NYPD officer inside.</p> <p>As de Blasio addressed the loved ones of Detective Wenjian Liu in the Aievoli Funeral Home in Bensonhurst, the sea of blue watching the funeral on huge TV screens outside showed their disgust for Hizzoner by turning around as he spoke.</p>
  • Buddhist monks lead ceremony for slain cop as thousands of officers turn their backs on de Blasio

    01/04/2015 11:17:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Thousands of police officers are paying their respect to a New York Police Department officer shot to death along with his partner as mourners converge from around the country Sunday for a second funeral that stands to test tensions between the city's mayor and police. Buddhist monks led a Chinese ceremony for Officer Wenjian Liu, followed by a traditional police ceremony with eulogies led by a chaplain. Liu, 32, had served as a policeman for seven years and was married just two months when he was killed with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, on Dec. 20. Despite commissioner Bratton's warning...
  • NBC reporting- Hundreds of officers turn back on De blasio at Detective Wenjian Liu's funeral

    01/04/2015 9:26:57 AM PST · by God luvs America · 63 replies
    NBC News | 1/4/2015 | me
    Watching local coverage of Detective Wenjian Liu's funeral. NBC reporter mentioned dozen of officers in front of the church turned their backs when De Blasio spoke but further down the road there were hundreds who turned their back.
  • De Blasio should resign but of course he won’t

    01/04/2015 10:37:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Police are only making arrests when they have to and are letting a number of minor crimes go. Those that laughed at the broken windows theory of crime are now panicking The New York Post obtained policing statistics for the week following the targeted cold blooded murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu on December 20. They then compared these stats to the relevant time period the year before. Citations for traffic offences dropped 94% during the week. In the 87th precinct where Ramos and Liu worked, only one citation was issued all week. Summons for minor offences...