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  • Thieves Rush Sneaker Stores, Steal Thousands in Merchandise in Just Seconds: NYPD

    08/22/2017 5:47:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    NBC New York ^ | August 22, 2017
    Police are looking for a group of 10 young men in a series of quick-hitting thefts at sneaker stores on the Upper East Side.  The group of alleged thieves, believed to be in their late teens to early 20s, have hit a Nike store and a Jack Rabbit store on Third Avenue at least three times since June, swiping up to $2,500 in merchandise each time.
  • New York Agrees To Give Voter Info To Trump

    08/03/2017 7:08:20 AM PDT · by spokeshave · 52 replies
    East Village Patch, New York ^ | 8/2/17 | By Simone Wilson
    ALBANY, NY — (8/2/17)...Personal information about all New York voters will be released to President Donald Trump's controversial "election integrity" commission, the state Board of Elections announced Wednesday, despite promises from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state would withhold its voter database from the feds. "We will comply," a spokesman for the Board of Elections told Patch. "The data will be sent out this afternoon."
  • Property taxes grow faster than Illinoisans’ ability to pay for them

    08/21/2017 1:52:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 16, 2017 | John Klingner
    Illinoisans already pay some of the highest, if not the highest, property taxes in the nation. An analysis of the past 15 years shows that property taxes are growing far faster than residents’ ability to pay for them. Between 2000 and 2015, the total property taxes Illinois local governments collected doubled. Household incomes in Illinois, in contrast, only grew 31 percent over that time period. Because taxes have grown so much faster than income, the burden property taxes impose on Illinoisans has grown significantly. In 2000, property taxes consumed 4.4 percent of household incomes. In 2015, property taxes consumed 6.7...
  • Man busted with 2,701 cartons of untaxed cigarettes

    08/21/2017 9:45:59 AM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 40 replies
    NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A Virginia man could face $1.6 million in fines after he was caught with more than half-a-million contraband cigarettes in Brooklyn. New York tax officials say the car he was driving had been under surveillance and in a garage. They arrested Derar Hajjat, 30, of Chincoteague, Virginia. He was charged with three cigarette tax-related felonies. Hajjat was released on his own recognizance. A court date has yet to be scheduled. In addition to the criminal charges, he faces fines of up to $600 per carton seized. That could amount to more than $1.6 million in fines....
  • Woman beats robbery suspect with his own gun

    08/21/2017 7:39:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/20/2017 | Daniel Prendergast and Emily Saul
    Three thrift store employees overpowered a robber who was wielding a shotgun in Long Island — including a woman who grabbed the weapon and beat the robber about the head with it, cops and witnesses said Sunday. Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the store manager empty the til, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The woman grabbed the gun, and with the help of two other employees managed to wrestle him to the ground. “She grabbed the gun and started struggling with the guy,” store manager Rich...
  • How to Make a Mint off the Homeless in de Blasio’s New York

    08/19/2017 11:06:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017
    You’ve got to hand it to developer Mark Stagg: He sure knows how to milk the most from city government — with the eager cooperation of Team de Blasio. We noted last month that Stagg had pulled a bait-and-switch on a proposed apartment building in The Bronx, belatedly turning it into a homeless shelter after winning the key construction approvals from the city. And, for all Mayor de Blasio’s supposed dedication to building “affordable housing,” his minions were too desperate to site new shelters to do anything but play along.
  • De Blasio Reportedly Considering a Presidential Run (Don’t Do It, Bill)

    08/19/2017 9:50:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    One of the things to keep in mind about an open presidential nominating contest with no clear front-runner is that an awful lot of politicians have been thinking of themselves as White House material since about the third grade. Add in the wildly unlikely identity of the 2016 winner and you have a recipe for egos running wild. In addition, as I noted recently, to the extent there are big, dominant figures in the potential 2020 Democratic field, they are Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren, who will be 78, 77, and 71 years old, respectively, when Iowans head...
  • Horrified Wife Witnessed Husband’s Senseless Murder

    08/19/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Kathianne Boniello August
    A native Texan who recently moved from Cypress Hills to Greenpoint because he thought it would be safer, was stabbed to death by a stranger in his new neighborhood — as his wife watched in horror. George and Christina Carroll were enjoying a stroll home along Monitor Street late Friday after checking out a new apartment and then hitting a local bar, when one of a pair of men hanging out on the steps of a school muttered something to them as they passed, the stunned widow told The Post. “It was basically, ‘What are you looking at?’ ” said Christina...
  • NYPD Officers Rally to Help Get Colin Kaepernick an NFL Job

    08/19/2017 6:53:40 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 84 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/19/17 | Alec Nathan
    Current and former members of the New York City Police Department rallied in Brooklyn Saturday in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), approximately 75 "mostly minority" officers attended the rally and wore T-shirts featuring the hashtag "#imwithkap." Frank Serpico, who was played by Al Pacino in the 1973 film Serpico that depicted police corruption, was also in attendance. "He's trying to hold up this government up to our founding fathers," Serpico told the AP. Kaepernick, 29, has been an unrestricted free agent since he parted ways with the 49ers in...
  • Two Patchogue bars raided as MS-13 hangouts, police say

    08/19/2017 6:43:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | August 19, 2017 7:36 PM | John Asbury
    Suffolk County police arrested seven people and detained two others on immigration holds during a raid of two Patchogue bars they said were MS-13 hangouts. Suffolk police and the state liquor authority raided Cuscatlon Sport Bar & Grill at 290 East Main St. and at El Capitan Sports Bar at 125 Medford Ave. about 1 a.m. Saturday, police said. Both bars were condemned and shut down because of unsafe conditions and structural issues, police said. Suffolk police Commissioner Timothy Sini said the bars were targeted as public nuisances, where gang members were known to gather. …
  • Frank Serpico, NYPD cops raise their fists,

    08/19/2017 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    NYDaily Skews ^ | 8/19/17 | Dale W. Eisinger Larry Mcshane
    take a knee for team-less Colin Kaepernick at Brooklyn rally Because Colin Kaepernick took a knee, these cops have his back. Law enforcers past and present turned out Saturday in a show of support for the controversial NFL quarterback — whose public stance against racism and police violence preceded his current unemployment. “What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event. “And that's the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here...
  • The Business Behind the Left’s Pay-to-Protest Scheme [ Antifa , George Soros ]

    08/19/2017 1:30:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
     LifeZette ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | Margaret Menge
    Big-money groups are helping to organize and fuel 'AstroTurf' progressive uprisings. ... The housing, the food, the organized activities and the defense attorneys at the ready made the riots possible. But why did news reports never mention that the riots were being funded? ... The DisruptJ20 website says its efforts are "nationally supported" ... The Black Lives Matter movement, one of the organizers of the violent counterprotests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, does take money ... Open Society Foundation documents showed that the George Soros-funded group gave Black Lives Matter groups $650,000. The Ford Foundation subsequently announced that it was...
  • Lives of 18th Century British Troops Unfold in Upstate New York

    08/19/2017 3:04:47 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Paul Post
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — Stuart Sutton ... a retired industrial arts teacher from Glen Burnie, Md. ... has spent the past two weeks here, painstakingly scraping away more than 250 years of history at one of North America’s most significant 18th century military sites. Every summer from 1755 to 1759, Fort Edward was the base of operations for more than 15,000 British soldiers and officers in support of Fort William Henry in Lake George, N.Y., about 14 miles north, during the French and Indian War. Back then this region was a frontier wilderness.
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway

    08/18/2017 12:24:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    fox5ny.com ^ | 8/18/17 | fox5ny
    In a statement to Fox 5 News the MTA says: "These are not confederate flags, it is a design based on geometric forms that represent the "Crossroads of the World" and to avoid absolutely any confusion we will modify them to make that absolutely crystal clear." The station sits below the former New York Times building and Times Square didn't actually exist at the time of the Civil War. The station was renovated in 1998 and included re-creations of the original mosaic design. Related Headlines
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • New York Is Named After A Horrendous Slave Trader (Oh Noes)

    08/18/2017 4:02:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Thomas Phippen
    New York, both the city and the state, is named after the house of York and particularly for James Stuart, then Duke of York, one of the most successful slavers in colonial American history. President Donald Trump wondered aloud during a raucous press conference Tuesday whether the impulse to tear down memorials to leaders of the Confederacy like Gen. Robert E. Lee would slip into calls to remove monuments to America’s founders, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, both of whom owned slaves. The memory of slavery is enshrined in the name New York as well as the name of...
  • Albany cop admits he fled the scene of car crash

    08/17/2017 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 8/17/2017 | Staff
    ALBANY -- A city police officer pleaded guilty to a violation Thursday, admitting he fled the scene of a predawn-car crash in Pine Hills in May. The patrolman, Shawn Dixon, pleaded guilty before City Court Judge Holly Trexler to leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He agreed to pay $50 in restitution to the other driver involved. Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he allegedly ran a red light and slammed into another car in Pine Hills. Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he...
  • Andrew Cuomo: Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Will Be Removed From CUNY Hall Of Great Americans

    08/17/2017 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/16/17 | Andrew Cuomo
    Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be removed from the CUNY hall of great Americans because New York stands against racism.
  • de Blassio :New York City will conduct a 90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property.

    08/16/2017 6:39:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Bill de Blassio twitter NYC Mayor ^ | August 16, 2017 | Mayor Bill de Blassio
    After the violent events in Charlottesville, New York City will conduct a 90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property.
  • Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

    08/16/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceGov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson...