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  • SWAT officer attracts ridicule after he’s pictured with his rifle sight on backwards

    03/16/2013 12:35:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle. As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless. Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.
  • Woman killed, child raped in NY mall carjacking

    03/15/2013 7:33:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 March 2013 | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man previously charged with having child pornography cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle before carjacking a woman, fatally stabbing her and raping her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. David J. Renz abducted the school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, about 150 miles west of Albany, on Thursday night, state police said Friday. Renz bound both victims, raped the girl and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl escaped and was found by a passing motorist, troopers said....
  • New York-based Muslim extremist group demands court halt publication of book

    03/15/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT · by wesagain · 25 replies
    Act for ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Brigette Gabriel
    The Muslims of America based in Hancock, Delaware County, is suing Martin Mawyer and his Christian Action Network for $3 million in federal court in Syracuse, seeking to halt the continued publication of his book, ‘Twilight in America’ – the Untold Story of Islamic Training Camps in America.” (h/t Andrea K) The book takes aim at Muslims of America with false claims that have put the group’s members in fear of violent attacks from Mawyer’s followers, the lawsuit said. The co-author of the book, Patti Pierucci, is also named as a defendant. The Christian Action Network isn’t the only...
  • Jailed cop killer slinging threats and gang signs

    03/15/2013 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/15/13 | John Marzulli
    'Not a model prisoner,' says attorney of Ronell Wilson COP KILLER Ronell Wilson has been misbehaving in the Brooklyn jail where he's awaiting re-sentencing for killing two undercover NYPD detectives. “He is not a model prisoner,” Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen said Thursday. Wilson is being kept in solitary confinement because he's under “criminal investigation” by the Bureau of Prisons and another law enforcement agency, Cohen told Judge Nicholas Garaufis. Earlier this month, “a force team” at the Metropolitan Detention Center removed Wilson from a rec area after he refused to budge. He also was “threatening the staff, yelling...
  • Dow’s winning streak ends; dollar falls

    03/15/2013 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:52pm EDT | Richard Leong
    Wall Street stocks fell on Friday as a drop in JPMorgan Chase led to the end of Dow Jones industrial average’s 10-day rally, while the dollar retreated from a seven-month high despite more signs the U.S. economy is strengthening. With the pullback in U.S. stock prices, the broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index .SPX failed to make another run to break its all-time closing high, while European shares retreated from 4˝-year highs. Investors shifted some money into safe-haven gold and U.S. and German government debt ahead of the weekend. … The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI ended down 25.03 points,...
  • Woman killed, child raped in NY mall carjacking

    03/15/2013 2:12:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15 2013 | GEORGE M. WALSH
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man previously charged with having child pornography cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle before carjacking a woman, fatally stabbing her and raping her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. David J. Renz, 29, abducted a school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay at about 9 p.m. Thursday, state police said Friday. Troopers said he bound both victims, raped the child and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl managed to escape and was found by a...
  • 5th Night of Protests Planned in Brooklyn for Kimani Gray

    03/15/2013 1:02:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Demonstrators planned to protest in Brooklyn for a fifth night Friday against the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy, who officers claim had a gun when he was killed. No major clashes were reported on the fourth night of demonstrations Thursday in East Flatbush, after protests earlier in the week resulted in arrests, looting and minor scuffles with officers. Carol Gray spoke publicly for the first time Thursday, choking up as she talked about her son, Kimani Gray, who was killed Saturday in a confrontation with police. Police have said the boy had a gun, but his supporters dispute...
  • Schumer’s Transfer Tyranny “Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013”

    03/15/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    S. 374 represents a direct blow to Americans’ right to keep and bear arms without excessive government interference. The bill holds that any “transfer” of a firearm must be conducted via a middleman (in practice, a law-enforcement officer or the holder of a Federal Firearms License) and that a transferee is obliged to submit to a check under the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. There are good-faith arguments in favor of and against this provision. But Chuck Schumer has narrowed the definition of “transfer” so strictly as to make his proposition absurd. If, for example, a gun owner...
  • Councilman urges residents to channel anger on 4th night of Brooklyn unrest (Shorten)

    03/15/2013 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | 3/15/13 | by Jay Dow
    For the fourth consecutive night residents, police officers, and news crews converged on East Flatbush Brooklyn Thursday to take part, respond to, and report the outrage over the fatal police shooting of 16-year old Kimani Gray. Carol Gray told Pix11, “He’s not the public’s angel. But he’s my baby. And he was slaughtered. And I want to know why. Even after the first shot, second bullet, why third bullet, why fourth bullet, why?” Gray’s mother seemed to acknowledge the negative characterizations of her son now swirling in the media. Statements made by the NYPD that Gray was armed, his gun...
  • TV-smashing, rock hurling 'candlelight vigil'

    03/15/2013 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Anila · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/12/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Kiki Gray would never point a gun at a cop, said his family and friends. He was a “good boy.” Kiki would never even carry a gun. But if he did point it at two plain clothes cops in Brooklyn last Saturday night, Kiki would not have shot them. After all, Kiki was only 16 years old and he was a “some mother’s son.” The videos show a different picture of Kiki. A violent, lawless Kiki that perhaps his family and friends did not know. More on that in a minute. First the killing, then the riot that followed Kiki’s...
  • [NY] Attorney General challenges NFL

    03/14/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2013
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman urged the NFL on Thursday to investigate whether possible draft picks were improperly asked about their sexual orientation during the league's combine, which he said would be illegal in New York. "We ask that the league immediately issue a statement that any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation by league teams or players against potential recruits or players constitutes a violation of state, local and, in some cases, contractor law and will not be tolerated," Schneiderman said in a letter dated Thursday and released to news...
  • TSA sells your confiscated items

    03/14/2013 9:11:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Mar 13, 2013 | Jackie Kent
    According to TSA, an average of 425 pounds of "stuff" is turned over at some of the nation's largest airports, and TSA sends it to states to make a profit. ... Pennsylvania, specifically, is turning the collected items into a profit. They have one of the largest receiving centers, which holds boxes and buckets of your personal belongings from major airports, including Laguardia, JFK and Newark. Over the past nine years, they have sold knives and other paraphenalia for nearly $900,000. Some items are sold at a government surplus store. Ten pounds of assorted black knives can be worth an...
  • 3rd straight night of rioting in Brooklyn (Over young man shot by police)

    03/14/2013 7:37:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2013 | Rick Moran
    An incident involving a teenager who was shot by police after he pointed a .38 at them has enraged Brooklynites and caused three straight nights of rioting. From NY Daily News: At least 46 demonstrators were arrested along Church Ave. in East Flatbush. Police struggled to control a hostile crowd that broke away from a planned peaceful vigil for Kimani (Kiki) Gray, 16, killed by police on Saturday night. Gray's sister Mahnefeh was among those arrested. A police officer suffered a gash in the face when a tossed brick hit him, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, and a window was...
  • To Speak of Woe That Is in Teen Pregnancy - Mayor Bloomberg dares do it, with predictable backlash

    03/13/2013 8:33:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11 March 2013 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has drawn the ire of the poverty-industrial complex for launching a gutsy ad campaign against teen pregnancy. Posters in thousands of bus shelters and subways show tiny tots bewailing the bad news about teen pregnancy. “Because you had me as a teen,” cries one, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school.” Other stressed-out toddlers warn of the financial burdens their unwed mothers will face and the near certainty that their fathers won’t stick around. One little sage identifies the simplest way to avoid poverty: graduate from high school, get a job, and...
  • Posters on Teenage Pregnancy Draw Fire

    03/13/2013 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    The curly-haired baby looks out from the poster with sad eyes and tears dripping down his tawny cheeks. “I’m twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen,” the text next to his head reads. In another poster, a dark-skinned little girl casts her eyes to the sky and says, “Honestly Mom ... chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?”
  • JUDGE BLOCKS BLOOMBERG'S SODA BAN — Calls It 'Arbitrary And Capricious'

    03/11/2013 1:38:49 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-11-2013 | Kim Bhasin
    JUDGE BLOCKS BLOOMBERG'S SODA BAN — Calls It 'Arbitrary And Capricious' Kim BhasinMarch 11,2013 A judge has invalidated New York City's ban on large sodas, which was supposed to go into effect tomorrow, saying that the limits on sugary drinks are invalid, according to CNBC. The New York City Mayor's Office said it would appeal the decision "as soon as possible" in a tweet shortly after the ruling came down. Bloomberg's new sugary drink regulations, which were supposed to go in effect Tuesday, are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling wrote. "It is...
  • New Gun Law Facing Court Hearing (NY)

    03/13/2013 6:03:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    WENY-TV NEWS ^ | March 13, 2013 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state judge is scheduled to hear arguments challenging New York's tough new gun law by more than 1,000 plaintiffs who claim it violates the state constitution because it was passed too quickly and restricts the guns of its citizen militia. Robert Schulz, who's helping lead the effort, wants a preliminary injunction from Justice Thomas McNamara to stop further implementation of the law...
  • Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

    03/13/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    fox ^ | 3-13-13 | Eric Shawn
    a total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election. The latest guilty pleas expose the ease with which political insiders can apparently manipulate the electoral system and throw an election their way, by the forging of signatures of unsuspecting voters that are then cast as real votes.
  • Charlie Rangel Goes off the Liberal Plantation

    03/13/2013 4:58:27 PM PDT · by wesagain · 18 replies ^ | Mar 12, 2013 | Gary DeMar
    New York Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked by MSNBC anchor and openly homosexual Thomas Roberts what he thought about the next Pope and the direction of the Catholic Church. Here was Rangel’s response: “I hope they stick by their guns on same-sex marriage and telling a woman what she should do with her body.” Wow! Where has Charlie been all these years? Let’s see if the Gaystapo go after him to force an apology out of him. It doesn’t take them long to hunt down anyone who utters a word against their so-called lifestyle choice. Liberals will attack Rangel by...
  • Shooting in Herkimer, New York kills four.

    03/13/2013 3:22:11 PM PDT · by karatemom · 37 replies
    SWAT teams have moved in on a jewelry store in upstate New York where a man accused of killing four people and wounding two others is in hiding. The Herkimer Police Department confirmed that the suspect fired shots at police officers. A black armored vehicle and a track-driven robot with a camera on top rolled up in front of Glory Days Food and Spirits in the village of Herkimer on Wednesday afternoon as officers surrounded blocks of shops topped with apartments Read more: