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  • Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show (De Blasio)

    03/24/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 March 2017 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show By Grace Rauh Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday spoke out for the first time about his loss in court to NY1 over his emails with a so-called "Agent of the City." The mayor on Thursday refused to answer our questions about the lawsuit and the emails he exchanged with an outside advisor - emails a state Supreme Court judge ruled that the city must turn over to NY1 and the New York Post. • READ...
  • NYC mayor De Blasio prepares schools to “resist ICE”

    03/22/2017 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to “resist” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance. At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed...
  • De Blasio dodges federal charges in campaign fundraising probe

    03/16/2017 2:50:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/16/17 | By Yoav Gonen, Carl Campanile, Kaja Whitehouse and Yaron Steinbuch
    Mayor de Blasio won’t face criminal charges related to his campaign fundraising practices, the acting US attorney in Manhattan announced Thursday. In tandem with his federal counterpart, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. also announced he wouldn’t prosecute de Blasio or his team — even though they violated the “spirit” of the election law. Acting US Attorney Joon Kim said making a case against the mayor and his aides would have been difficult since there was “no evidence of personal profit.”
  • HILLARY CLINTON:'THINKING' ABOUT NYC MAYORAL RUN

    03/16/2017 10:59:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 15, 2017 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton was at a small gathering recently with some politically connected people in NYC, and it seems she's noodling the idea of running for mayor. A source who was at the gathering last month says Hillary brought up the topic of running and made it clear she was honestly considering it.
  • Trump’s Victory, De Blasio’s State of the City

    03/08/2017 4:13:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Gotham Gazette ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ben Max
    Perhaps so as not to pour salt in the wound, Mayor Bill de Blasio took a few days to give his assessment of what went wrong for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But, since he started to explain his take on how the Democrats blew it and the country wound up with Donald Trump as President, de Blasio has laid out in sharp terms what he believes should have been done differently. “I think the campaign became about the wrong thing,” de Blasio said during a February 10 taping of Pod Save America, a podcast hosted by former...
  • Sanctuary Policies Shield Convicted Criminals From Feds

    03/08/2017 1:38:06 PM PST · by Epoch Times · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    The number of illegal immigrants handed over to authorities nationwide is less than 3 percent of what it was six years ago, thanks to a suite of sanctuary policies at the local level combined with a hands-off approach at the federal level in recent years. The New York and Los Angeles metro areas are the most popular destinations for illegal immigrants in the country. New York City has an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants, according to the mayor’s office. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order that promises to ramp up interior...
  • New York Mayor Hides 500,000 Illegals, Vows to Ignore Immigration Laws

    03/05/2017 9:31:11 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2017 | Mona Salama
    The NYPD won’t cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seeking to repatriate illegal immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio told RTVi, or Russian Television International. “The NYPD will not participate as immigration enforcement agents because we have, for decades, built a close working relationship with immigrant communities,” de Blasio said. “Our police force is not going to be out there knocking on people’s door and it is not going to share information about people’s documentation status with the federal authorities.”
  • De Blasio’s quest for national respect hits another roadblock

    02/27/2017 4:37:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Mayor de Blasio’s endless drive to win respect as a national progressive leader hit another banana peel Saturday with the defeat of his candidate to chair the Democratic National Committee. The mayor had dramatically flown to Atlanta on Friday afternoon, after his 4˝-hour grilling by federal prosecutors probing the possible sale of City Hall favors, to rally support for Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. The change-the-subject stunt annoyed some in the Ellison camp. As Mary Kay Linge and Aaron Short reported in Sunday’s Post, one Democratic source said Ellison allies had asked de Blasio not to come: “The buzz is, what...
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio meets with federal prosecutors

    02/25/2017 5:07:46 AM PST · by Makana · 10 replies
    http://www.marocjournal.net ^ | February 24, 2017 | marocjournal.net
    Bill de Blasio met with federal prosecutors in a Manhattan law office on Friday where he faced questions related to a criminal probe of his fundraising, the mayor’s office said. Prosecutors have been investigating whether or not donors to de Blasio’s 2013 campaign or his former nonprofit, Campaign for One New York, were rewarded with favors. De Blasio, who agreed to speak voluntarily and without immunity to prosecutors, arrived at Kramer Lefin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, the firm of his defense lawyer Barry Berke, just after 9 a.m.
  • Mayor Clinton? Hillary Will Win Election For NYC Mayor Against All Opponents, Polls Show

    02/26/2017 6:53:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    International Business Tribune ^ | 02/16/2017 | Chris Riotta
    The mayor of New York City just may be the second most powerful elected position in U.S. politics, only behind the presidency. Located inside City Hall in the heart of Manhattan's bustling and brightly lit Broadway, the Big Apple's mayoral office is arguably the most influential in the world. And it looks like Hillary Clinton has her eyes all over it. The former Democratic candidate who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election but lost in a shocking electoral upset to President Donald Trump has reportedly been flirting with the idea of a run for New York City...
  • New 'Agents of the City' Documents Released After de Blasio's 'Pay to Play' Investigation Meeting

    02/25/2017 2:26:24 AM PST · by csvset · 9 replies
    NY1 ^ | February 24, 2017 | Bobby Cuza
    Shortly after Mayor Bill de Blasio met with the U.S. Attorney's office Friday morning, City Hall released a trove of documents concerning communications between the de Blasio administration and outside advisors, known as the "Agents of the City." NY1's Bobby Cuza dug through the documents and filed the following report on what he found. On what turned out to be a bad news day for the mayor, one where reporters were busy reporting on his meeting with federal investigators, City Hall decided it was a good time to dump some documents — about 1,600 pages in all, including correspondence between...
  • Soon: Mayor's Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office (NYC)

    02/24/2017 5:00:21 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | Courtney Gross
    Soon: Mayor's Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office By NY1 News Friday, February 24, 2017 at 06:29 AM EST NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's long anticipated meeting with the U.S. Attorney's Office will take place later this morning in Midtown. For the past two days, the mayor has been inside in his attorney’s office for hours at a time, presumably preparing for this interview. Today's meeting comes as the U.S. Attorney’s office potentially wraps up a lengthy investigation into the mayor’s fundraising and campaign activities. De Blasio voluntarily agreed to sit down with federal investigators and he has...
  • New York Mayor Warns Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline

    02/20/2017 3:18:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    telsurtv.net ^ | 2/20/17 | telsurtv.net
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Wells Fargo & Company over its funding for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying he has the power to pull the plug on the bank’s contract for operating accounts. “I am writing to express my deep concern about your involvement, and the involvement of other banks, in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline,” de Blasio wrote in a Feb. 17 letter to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan. He said his concern stemmed from the fact that he is the mayor of a “coastal city threatened by climate change" and that such a structure carrying...
  • De Blasio Threatens Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline

    02/19/2017 10:54:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2017 | By Kerry Picket
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened Wells Fargo bank for its investment in the North Dakota Access Pipeline. In a February 17 letter to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, de Blasio said he wanted to “express my deep concern about your involvement, and the involvement of other banks, in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline,” noting his concern is partly based on being a Mayor of a “coastal city threatened by climate change.” De Blasio claimed the pipeline would violate “human and tribal rights of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation” and would have “negative environmental consequences” to the land...
  • With UFT endorsement, de Blasio just raised a red flag for Preet Bharara

    02/13/2017 4:33:27 AM PST · by csvset · 1 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10 Feb 2017 | Bob McManus
    Hello? Just as Mayor Bill de Blasio is to meet with federal prosecutors to talk possible pay-to-play with the city’s teachers union, that same union fulsomely endorses the mayor for a second term. Awkward? You might say. Really. Why not take a bright red Sharpie and draw a fat circle around that $350,000 American Federation of Teachers “donation” to de Blasio’s now-defunct-but-certainly-not-forgotten Campaign for One New York slush fund — followed days later by the $9 billion contract the mayor laid on the union’s local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers.
  • Mayor Addresses Protesters at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Rally in Battery Park

    02/13/2017 3:53:59 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    Ny1 ^ | 12 Feb 2017 | Courtney Gross
    Mayor Addresses Protesters at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Rally in Battery Park By Courtney Gross Updated Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 06:25 PM EST Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed of thousands of protesters today at a rally in lower Manhattan to support refugees. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a Jewish non-profit that aims to protect refugees held the event at Castle Clinton in Battery Park at 11 a.m. Organizers said they were calling on elected officials to keep America's doors open to refugees fleeing violence and persecution. "This is what a fight for conscience looks like," de Blasio said to...
  • Cops suspect jogger’s killing may have been racially motivated

    02/08/2017 7:13:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    The confessed killer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano told detectives he hated the victim’s predominantly white neighborhood of Howard Beach, leading cops to believe race played a role in the murder, sources told The Post. “I don’t like those people over there,” said Chanel Lewis, 20, who is black and split time between homes in the largely impoverished neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville, according to sources. Lewis made the statement to a black detective when asked why he killed Vetrano, who was found strangled in Spring Creek Park. His comment caused cops to believe race was a factor...
  • De Blasio’s Staff Afraid They Might Be ‘Sacrificed’ to Prosecutors in Probe

    02/06/2017 12:18:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Jack Heretik
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's staffers are afraid that he will "sacrifice" one or more of them to federal prosecutors investigating potential corruption at City Hall. A source in City Hall told the New York Post on Monday of the anxiety being experienced by aides who fear de Blasio will throw one of them under the bus over allegations that he and his office gave illegal favors to the mayor's campaign donors from 2013. De Blasio is expected to meet with Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the next few days. "Folks in the mayor's office are very...
  • Preet Bharara to question Mayor de Blasio over City Hall corruption

    02/01/2017 8:59:18 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/27/2017 | Chris Perez
    Things are starting to get real for Mayor de Blasio. First the mayor was questioned for nearly two hours by Manhattan prosecutors over his fund-raising for state Senate elections — and now Hizzoner has agreed to talk to the feds because he wants to convince them to stop investigating him for possible corruption at City Hall, it was reported Friday.
  • DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers

    01/30/2017 4:20:41 AM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2017
    New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome." Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday's "State of the Union" if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump's executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario. "Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are listed as serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of New...
  • To Defeat De Blasio, Republicans Attempt Early Rally Behind One Candidate

    01/30/2017 7:29:17 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Gotham Gazette ^ | January 30, 2017 | Samar Khurshid
    In hopes of denying Mayor Bill de Blasio a second term, some New York City Republican leaders intend to rally around a single candidate to avoid a contentious primary and present a stronger challenge in the general election. Starting this week, Republican Party leaders and members will begin the process of vetting candidates who have declared their intention to run for mayor or are exploring a mayoral bid. Party organizations will host public meetings where each candidate will have the opportunity to present their ideas to party voters and functionaries. When it fielded Joe Lhota in 2013 after a primary...
  • De Blasio threatens lawsuit over Trump's move on sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:10:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is threatening to sue President Trump's administration in response to an executive order signed Wednesday to strip federal grants from "sanctuary" cities, Politico reported. "President Trump issued an executive order today and it's purported purpose was to enhance public safety, but here in New York City and in cities across this nation this executive order could in fact undermine public safety,” de Blasio said during a press conference at City Hall. De Blasio said the "potential funding cuts suggested in the executive order would first and foremost fall on the NYPD." There...
  • De Blasio Suggests NYC Won’t Help Deport Thieves, Because They’re Family ‘Breadwinners’

    01/26/2017 7:05:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this weren’t so infuriating, it might be funny . . . Appearing on CNN this morning to discuss President Trump’s plan to cut funds to sanctuary cities, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio implied that the city will not cooperate in the deportation of thieves who don’t use violence because they might be the “breadwinners” of their families. Message to the mayor: thieves aren’t bread “winners.” They are bread stealers. They’re taking bread from the mouths of children whose family earned it legally. In this theater of the absurd, de Blasio held up a list of crimes for which NYC...
  • Fossella would support Catsimatidis for mayor 'in a heartbeat' (NYC)

    01/15/2017 8:30:42 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | November 29, 2016 | Rachel Shapiro
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis runs for mayor again, he has the wholehearted support of former Congressman Vito Fossella, who spoke about the Greek-American self-made man on Joe Piscopo's radio show on AM970 Tuesday morning. Asked whether he'd support Catsimatidis, who hosts the station's "Cats Roundtable" on Sunday mornings, Fossella said, "In a heartbeat. John is an American success story. He loves this country and never forgot where he came from. Works like I've never seen anybody work before and truly loves people, loves this city, loves this country and deserves to be elected to whatever...
  • Rumors Swirl That Hillary Is Considering A Run For New York City Mayor

    01/06/2017 12:34:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 6, 2017
    After failing miserably in her 2016 bid for the White House, several sources are reporting today that Hillary Clinton is mulling a potential run for New York City Mayor. Although Mayor de Blasio, whose term ends at the end of 2017, has close ties to the Clintons there is no love lost between the two after de Blasio initially refused to endorse Hillary's presidential bid. According to New York's Daily News, Hillary is being pressured by many New York Democrats to challenge Mayor de Blasio and wouldn't explicitly rule out a run when pressed by one top Dem late in...
  • Hillary Clinton Urged to Run for New York Mayor

    01/05/2017 9:55:32 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 81 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/05/2017 | John Gizzi
    Barely two months after Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump, she is being urged by major Democratic donors and leaders to make a bid for New York City's mayor and challenge incumbent Bill de Blasio, Newsmax has learned. "She's talking about it," a former city Democratic elected official admitted to Newsmax over the weekend, saying the idea has not been dismissed by the former first lady's inner circle. "If she ran, she'd win," another source with deep ties to the Democratic and media establishment said. Some Clinton advisers are reportedly predicting Trump will stumble badly in his first...
  • NYPD Officers Will be Allowed to Wear Turbans and Grow Beards for the First Time (Ed. Tr.) (PICS)

    12/29/2016 9:41:13 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-29-2016 | Hannah-Al-Othman
    The New York Police Department is now allowing officers to wear beards and grow turbans in a bid to accommodate Sikh recruits. Sikh officers will be allowed to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long, which are required for religious reasons. Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the new rules that affect all religious members on Wednesday following a graduation ceremony for new police recruits.
  • New York City mayor fined for even more campaign fund abuse

    12/21/2016 1:27:33 PM PST · by Bogle · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Given all the attention which liberal media outlets love to shower on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his progressive agenda and “reforms” in the Big Apple, it’s amazing how little attention is given to the many scandals which have engulfed his administration.
  • Report: Grand Juries to Hear Testimony Over Bill de Blasio Fundraising Probes

    12/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Two separate grand juries in Manhattan, one federal and one state, have reportedly started hearing testimonies relating to criminal investigations into Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraising with possible pay-to-play violations. According to the New York Times, these grand jury actions represent “the strongest indication” yet that indictments could be forthcoming.
  • Angry White Guy From Queens Now Running to Oust NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

    12/18/2016 1:10:54 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Queens State Senator Tony Avella gathered a dozens-strong crowd outside the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens—the site of a bitter battle over the city’s effort to lodge homeless families—to launch a quixotic bid to beat Mayor Bill de Blasio in next fall’s Democratic primary, accusing the liberal leader of an arrogant “top-down” approach that ignores the needs of local communities.[snip] “It is time to stop dumping homeless families and individuals in hotels and motels throughout the city without support services and the prospect of stable long-term housing and without community notification or involvement,” Avella said. “It is time to...
  • De Blasio “really angry” with Muslim hate crime hoaxer because it’s really Trump’s fault

    12/17/2016 12:21:17 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 17, 2016 | By Robert Spencer
    “There is an obvious spike in hate crimes. We can’t have deniers telling us that the rhetoric of many people, including Donald Trump, didn’t lead to that.” De Blasio is enraged that this girl has cast doubt on the flimsy and fictional Leftist narrative that Trump has led to a spike in hate crimes. He is not “really angry” with the girl’s parents for shaving her head and publicly humiliating her, and showing that she is in obvious danger for straying from Islamic norms. De Blasio can’t be angry about that: to do so would be “Islamophobic. . .”
  • Beloved Harlem deer died for the sins of Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio

    12/17/2016 5:21:05 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 17, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    Of all of the players in the zoological drama that led to today’s death of Harlem’s beloved deer — Mayor de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and the cervine himself — only the deer is completely innocent. Inside the Gov. Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio feud The governor and the mayor? Perhaps someone can arrange for both of them to be transported elsewhere.One-antlered Harlem deer dies immediately after life is spared In happier times: The deer in Jackie Robinson Park earlier this week.(Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News) Let’s remember the facts: Sometime late last month or early this month, a deer showed up in...
  • Another week, another Staten Island crime spree (commentary)

    12/16/2016 4:13:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Those safe Staten Island streets of ours are feeling less safe by the day. And the crime is hitting us right where we live and shop. Here's the latest example: A string of minivan break-ins in North Shore neighborhoods like West Brighton and Grymes Hill. The method is simple and shocking: There are vans where the rear windows can be forced open without breaking them. The crook then slithers through and takes whatever money or valuables can be found. You have to be pretty thin to get it done, but it's all too possible.
  • Mayor de Blasio fined over $47G for violating campaign finance regulations

    12/15/2016 8:46:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Mayor de Blasio was hit with over $47,000 in fines for violating campaign finance rules— including having his partially taxpayer-funded campaign pick up the tab for a makeup artist for his family and a six-figure payout to his buddy’s PR firm that appeared unwarranted. The huge sum is one of the highest fine amounts hit on any of the 2013 campaigns. The Campaign Finance Board, in a determination released Thursday, levied most of the $47,778 in fines against the mayor for what it called “impermissible” post-election spending. The $21,159 fine for that violation largely stems from a $168,750 payout to...
  • DeBlasio Endorses Ellison

    12/14/2016 6:27:22 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/16 | Mallory Shelbourne
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) in his bid to chair the Democratic National Committee (DNC). "The Democratic Party stands at a crossroads, and needs leadership that will expand our vision to more Americans — while also intensifying our commitment to our core values. Keith Ellison is that leader," De Blasio told NBC News. De Blasio said Ellison is "a unifier who worked tirelessly for both Bernie Sanders and then Hillary Clinton, he will bring the party and the grassroots together..."
  • And You Thought You Were Sad Now. Get Ready for President de Blasio.

    12/07/2016 5:23:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2016 | Matthew Hennessey
    Conservatives don’t want to read about Bill de Blasio. This I have learned the hard way. Publish an article about New York’s lefty mayor in a conservative outlet and the reader reaction will be as predictable as a Mets loss on opening day. “Why should I care about this?” goes the typical comment. “New Yorkers voted for this crazy guy. Let them suffer the consequences.” Fair. And true enough. If you live in the Midwest or Texas or Florida — or anywhere, really, outside the self-obsessed media market of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut — the constant barrage of...
  • NYC mayor blames Trump, hate speech for rise in hate crimes

    12/06/2016 6:44:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:07 AM EST
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he believes president-elect Donald Trump is to blame for an increase in reported New York City hate crime incidents. The Democratic mayor made the comments at a news conference Monday. The topics included weekend threats made against an off-duty Muslim New York Police Department officer while she was with her teenage son in Brooklyn. …
  • The real reason for New York City's traffic nightmare

    12/03/2016 4:47:01 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 67 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Shawn Cohen, Yoav Gonen and Laura Italian
  • Second time could be the charm for Christine Quinn

    11/23/2016 3:57:24 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Crains' New York Business ^ | June 26, 2016 | Eddie Borges
    The next citywide election is 16 months away, but with polls showing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support at an all-time low, potential challengers have been clamoring for attention. Yet perhaps the most viable one has managed to keep her name out of the speculative talk: Christine Quinn. The former City Council speaker has clearly learned a lesson from peaking too early in a campaign. At this time four years ago, Quinn had a 10-point lead on the pack of Democrats looking to succeed Michael Bloomberg. When the only poll that counts closed on primary day, she came in third.
  • New York to remain a ‘sanctuary city’ for immigrants: de Blasio

    11/20/2016 11:27:38 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    New York will remain a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants, Mayor de Blasio promised on Friday — even if Donald Trump makes good on his threats to yank federal funding in retaliation. In fact, the city will reject federal aid that comes with objectionable “strings attached,” such as requiring local cops to turn over people they learn are here illegally, an action that, as a sanctuary city, New York won’t allow, he said. “That may be a choice we have to make,” de Blasio told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.
  • De Blasio staffer under fire over '(expletive) whiteness' sign

    11/17/2016 7:14:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A senior adviser to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come under fire after posting a photo on Facebook that included his sister holding up a sign that said "F--- Whiteness," The New York Daily News reported Thursday. Lincoln Restler posted a photo earlier this week of his parents and sister. His father held a sign that said "Black + Brown + Immigrant Lives Matter," and his mother held a sign that said "Love." His sister's was more profane. Restler said he took the photo when he and his mother "took to the streets to stand in solidarity...
  • Mayor of New York warns Trump over illegal immigrants

    11/16/2016 7:28:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.17.2016 | mm/bw (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has told US President-elect Donald Trump that the city is “fearful” of his incoming administration. De Blasio said he expressed concerns about Trump’s policies towards illegal immigrants. After visiting Manhattan’s Trump Tower on Wednesday, where the billionaire president-elect is building his team to lead the country, de Blasio said he would do all he can to prevent the large-scale deportation of immigrants. Vowing to obstruct Trump’s campaign pledge to expel millions of undocumented immigrants, the liberal mayor said the billionaire’s stance “flew in the face of all that was great about New York City.”...
  • Mayor de Blasio Holds Media Availability at Trump Tower

    11/16/2016 9:22:06 AM PST · by Stalwart · 61 replies
    Youtube live stream ^ | 11/16/2016 | NYC Mayor's Office
    Live stream of press conference following meeting with Trump
  • Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

    11/15/2016 6:55:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:32 PM EST | Deepti Hajela and Jennifer Peltz
    When New York City launched the nation’s biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. But since Donald Trump was elected president, city officials are instead fielding questions about whether the cards could put those same people at greater risk of being deported. The city has vowed to protect cardholders’ personal records and might even delete them using a kind of self-destruct provision that allows for the information to be destroyed at the end of the year. At least one state lawmaker has criticized...
  • NYC Mayor to Delete Illegal Alien Database [semi-satire]

    11/15/2016 9:46:54 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 November 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will order the deletion of the database of 850,000 illegal aliens residing in his city “to protect them from any enforcement action President Trump may attempt after he takes office.” The database was established as part of deBlasio’s initiative to issue ID cards to those in the country illegally “so they can live normal lives like any other American. New York has been and will remain a sanctuary city. If it was important when a friendly Administration was in charge in Washington, it is crucial now that a hostile bigot...
  • Another Liberal Mayor Pledges To Protect Illegal Immigrants From President Trump

    11/15/2016 5:20:20 AM PST · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised illegal immigrants living in New York City that they need not fear Donald Trump's deportations plans. He plans to resist President Trump's immigration policies at all costs, whatever that means. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is echoing De Blasio's declaration. Speaking at a press conference at the Lurie Children's Hospital on Monday, Emanuel said Chicago will "always be a sanctuary city." "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we've spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are...
  • Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They'll never believe it.

    10/19/2016 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 2016 | Project Veritas
    Video only. Full title: Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They will never believe it. my Transcript from the video: Alan Schulkin - Commisioner Board of Elections -NYC. There's lots of voter fraud going on out there. They put people in busses and move them around to certain neighborhoods. They drive them from polling site to polling site to vote.... The buses frequent all kinds of minority neighborhoods: Black, Hispanic, and Chinese. We can't ask for ID. It is against the law to ask for identification to vote in NY. Doesn't matter anyway,...
  • N.Y.C. mayor stops in Toledo, Ohio

    10/17/2016 7:39:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    The Blade ^ | October 16, 2016 | Lauren Lindstrom
    During a stop in Toledo Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told Hillary Clinton supporters that he’s personally seen a “toughness and purposefulness” about her. Supporters gathered at Warren and Pat Tipton’s home to hear the mayor at an event to promote early voting. Mr. de Blasio, who ran Mrs. Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, said those are the qualities voters should value. “And that’s what I want in a president,” he said. “I think we need to really dwell on that. Do we want a president who is going to have a solidity to keep going no matter what’s...
  • Safe Streets Ahead? Stop & Frisk Law, NY

    09/27/2016 8:30:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    CITY JOURNAL MAGAZINE ^ | 2013 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Safe Streets Ahead? Judicial rulings and anti-cop activists threaten the city’s triumph over crime. Heather Mac Donald Special Issue 2013 Public safety New York As the 1990s came to a close, the criminology profession declared that New York’s recent crime free fall was over. Homicides had declined a remarkable 72 percent over the previous decade, but that trend couldn’t possibly continue, the academy opined. “It is probable that another crime wave will engulf the City in the near future,” warned Andrew Karmen, a sociologist at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in 2000. Karmen and his colleagues were right about...
  • Bill De Blasio and Progressives Want Terrorism Normalized

    09/26/2016 8:21:28 AM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Splice Today ^ | September 26,2016 | Chris Beck
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a couple of days after U.S. citizen and Afghani immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami’s terrorist attack had injured 29 in his city that this was the time to bring in more Muslim immigrants. The timing of the Mayor’s immigration comment, which had a forced, agenda-driven quality was odd. Many New Yorkers certainly wished for a brief period of reflection, at least, before plunging willy-nilly back into the quixotic pursuit of the multicultural dream. The Mayor had just met with his London political and ideological counterpart, Sadiq Khan, who’d stated that terrorism was part...