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  • Protest Grows ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Kennedy Airport After Iraqis Are Detained

    01/29/2017 12:00:45 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 29 Jan 17 | ELI ROSENBERG
    It began in the morning, with a small crowd chanting and holding cardboard signs outside Kennedy International Airport, upset by the news that two Iraqi refugees had been detained inside because of President Trump’s executive order. By the end of the day, the scattershot group had swelled to an enormous crowd. They filled the sidewalks outside the terminal and packed three stories of a parking garage across the street, a mass of people driven by emotion to this far-flung corner of the city, singing, chanting and unfurling banners. This was the most public expression of the intense reaction generated across...
  • Live Protest at JFK demanding release of illegal immigrants

    01/28/2017 2:23:47 PM PST · by seastay · 60 replies
    We are here at JFK airport demanding that visa holders and refugees JFK has detained are released! We will be here until all people detained are released. #Terminal4 arrivals. #NoMuslimBanJFK #NoBanNoWall
  • Protests at JFK over detention of two Iraqi men in wake of Trump immigration ban

    01/28/2017 11:33:19 AM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    QNS ^ | January 28, 2017
    Protesters have already begun gathering outside Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport after two Iraqi refugees were detained as a result of an immigration ban ordered by President Donald Trump on Friday. Make the Road New York, which is located in Jackson Heights, will hold a formal protest at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at JFK’s Terminal 4 to protest Trump’s executive order that prohibits residents of Iraq and a select number of other Middle Eastern nations from entering the United States for at least 90 days.
  • Man Kicked J.F.K. Airport Worker Wearing Hijab, Prosecutor Says

    01/27/2017 10:26:46 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/26/17 | CHRISTOPHER MELE
    A Massachusetts man was charged with hate crimes after he threatened an airline worker at Kennedy International Airport who was wearing a head scarf, kicked her and told her “Trump is here now” and “he will get rid of all of you,” officials said on Thursday. The man, Robin A. Rhodes, 57, of Worcester, Mass., arrived from Aruba on Wednesday night and was awaiting a connecting flight to Massachusetts when he approached the worker, Rabeeya Khan, in the Delta Air Lines Sky Club lounge at Terminal 2 between 7:10 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., the Queens district attorney, Richard A. Brown,...
  • Witness Describes Ivanka Trump's JetBlue Incident

    12/23/2016 9:12:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Gothamist ^ | December 23, 2016 | Ben Yakas
    Yesterday, a couple was kicked off a JetBlue flight before it left JFK after they expressed their displeasure with fellow passengers Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. Brooklyn lawyer Dan Goldstein and his husband Matthew Lasner, a Hunter College professor, and their child were removed from the San Francisco-bound flight around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. But while TMZ and other outlets initially reported that Goldstein was "screaming" and "out of control" when he confronted Trump, at least one eyewitness had a very different take on the incident. Marc Scheff, who sat in the "next row up from Ivanka," wrote in...
  • Reports Of Shots Fired At JFK Airport

    08/14/2016 7:00:35 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 134 replies
    CBS New York ^ | August 14, 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are reports of shots fired at JFK International Airport. The FDNY said a call came in at 9:38 p.m. for reports of shots fired at JFK.
  • Elderly woman arrested at JFK airport with 4 pounds of cocaine in her underwear

    04/21/2015 3:17:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    A passenger search at John F. Kennedy International Airport of a 70-year-old woman turned up 4 pounds of cocaine — in her underwear. Olive Fowler of Georgetown, Guyana, arrived in New York on April 12 when officials found her in possession of $73,000 worth of cocaine.
  • Daughter Of JFK Terror Plot Suspect Freed On $50

    06/17/2007 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies · 496+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 17 JUNE 2007 | AP/CBS
    Saudia Kadir Was Arrested On An Unrelated Weapons Possession Charge (CBS/AP) GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The daughter of a man accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport fuel lines is free on U.S. $50 bond following her unrelated detention on suspicion of weapons possession. Sauda Kadir told The Associated Press early Sunday that police detained her after they saw photos taken last Christmas showing family members posing with toy guns. Kadir, 31, said she did not know how police obtained the pictures and declined further comment. She was ordered to appear Tuesday at police headquarters for further...
  • JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs

    02/23/2015 6:52:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government is looking for doctors to help monitor suspected smugglers’ bowel movements at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, in a solicitation that sounds like it could be something out of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” program. In reality it’s all a very sanitary process and even includes a special high-tech toilet to recover the drugs or other contraband from the other waste passing from the suspected smuggler’s system. But the details, described in a new solicitation for doctors to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection, underscore the efforts smugglers will go to in trying to...
  • Police Swarm JFK After Alleged Bomb Threat Directed At Landing Delta Flight

    01/19/2015 7:07:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 6 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An alleged bomb threat prompted a massive police response at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night. Around 8:15 p.m., emergency alarms went off at the airport for a security alert, due to what officials told CBS2 was a telephone bomb threat called in to a Delta flight that was landing at JFK, Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2.
  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport: ‘We can’t get the risk to zero’

    10/12/2014 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2014 | Karen Matthews (AP)
    NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Federal health officials said the entry screenings, which will expand to four additional U.S. airports in the next week, add another layer of protection to halt the spread of a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people.
  • Kayakers breach secure area at JFK airport

    07/28/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Phillip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    Two kayakers adrift in Jamaica Bay with just one paddle unwittingly breached Kennedy Airport’s $300 million perimeter detection system. They could have been spotted by a boat patrol — except there wasn’t one. Port Authority boats don’t patrol the bay at night, police sources said.
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Report: Nerve Gas Sickens Postal Inspectors at New York's JFK Airport(Update post 122)

    08/11/2013 10:11:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 122 replies
    WABC-TV via Twitter ^ | Sunday, August 11, 2013
    BREAKING NEWS: Two postal inspectors at JFK Airport sickened by nerve gas after opening package
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Flight 23 - The 5th plane to be seized on 9/11, and the terrorists who got away

    09/11/2012 6:50:56 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 67 replies
    NewsWorks ^ | 05.16.2011 | Jan C. Ting
    Have you heard about the airliner which was ordered back to the gate on 9/11 when the terrorist attacks began, only to have four young Arab passengers jump off the plane, after which box cutters and Al Qaeda documents were found in their abandoned bags?
  • TSA Pats Down Breast Cancer Survivor Even After Getting Scanned

    10/01/2011 6:06:59 PM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Oct 1, 2011 | Kwame Opam
    Lori Dorn, the wife of Laughing Squid's Scott Beale, recently submitted to a backscatter scan at JFK airport. The TSA pulled her aside for a breast patdown, even though she stated she had breast implants in place after her bilateral mastectomy. Of course, that didn't stop them. They didn't even let her take out the Device Identification Card that would could have explained where the implants came from and their medical purpose. No. Instead they humiliated her in public
  • FBI & Probers Targeted / Say terror sheik's Staten I. aide found (Agents) homes

    04/23/2002 2:07:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 74 replies · 732+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/23/02 | GREG B. SMITH
    A Staten Island mailman who was a follower of the blind terror sheik tracked down confidential addresses of FBI agents and prosecutors pursuing Al Qaeda, according to court records and federal sources. Ahmed Sattar, described by federal prosecutors as a point man for a major terror group in America, was spotted by one federal agent near his home. The agent moved his family from the area.Sattar also was put on the federal payroll, receiving thousands of dollars to be a paralegal for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman during his 1995 terror trial, government officials said.Even though federal investigators became suspicious of...
  • JFK Airport closed due to blizzard

    12/26/2010 5:54:37 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 55 replies · 4+ views
    USA Breaking News ^ | December 26, 2010
    USABreakingNews has confirmed that JFK Airport is fully closed until further notice due to the snow storm in the area.