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  • Bill would make annoying a cop a crime

    06/05/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 47 replies
    http://www.wivb.com ^ | 6/5/13 | staff
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - A bill currently making its way through the State Legislature would make it a crime to annoy a police officer, a move that could have far reaching consequences. The State Senate passed the bill Wednesday that makes it felony to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an on duty police officer by subjecting them to any physical contact. A press release from the NYS Senate originally stated, “The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty.” However, as the bill...
  • Senate Passes Bill Making the Harassment of a Police Officer a Crime

    06/06/2013 5:11:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    The New York State Senate today passed a bill that creates the crime of aggravated harassment of a police or peace officer. The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten a police officer while on duty. Our system of laws is established to protect the foundations of our society, Senator Griffo said. Police officers who risk their lives every day in our cities and on our highways deserve every possible protection, and those who treat them with disrespect, harass them and create situations that can lead to injuries...
  • New Bill: Annoy A Cop - Get Up To Four Years In Jail

    06/06/2013 1:48:06 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 6, 2013 | Tim Brown
    I guess New York hasnt brought the hammer down hard enough on its citizens, so a new bill is moving through the State legislature which would make it a crime to annoy a police officer. Just think of the far reaching consequences of this measure. The bill, passed by the State Senate on Wednesday, makes it a felony to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm an on duty police officer. WIVB reports, A press release from the NYS Senate originally stated, The bill (S.2402), sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo (R-C-I, Rome) would make it a felony to harass, annoy, or threaten...
  • New York's Fracking Ban Suffocates New Yorkers

    06/04/2013 7:01:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/04/2013 | By Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    Upstate New York is in economic crisis. And New York's moratorium on hydrofracturing, or "fracking," is impeding recovery. In New York City, private sector wages grew by 4 percent in real terms between 2000 and 2011. But in New York State's Southern Tier, in counties such as Broome, Chemung, and Tioga, wages declined by 1%. Over the past decade, employment in New York City has grown by 9 percent. But in Binghamton and its surrounding suburbs, in Broome County, employment has declined by 11 percent over the same period. Elmira, Chemung County, has seen a decline of 8%. These counties...
  • School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy -(Gates Foundation funded Common Core )

    06/02/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away from the project amid protests from irate parents. The database, funded mostly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is intended to track students from kindergarten through high school by storing myriad data points: test scores, learning disabilities, discipline records - even teacher assessments of a child's character. The idea is that consolidated records make it easier for teachers to use software that mines data to identify academic weaknesses. Games,...
  • EMPIRE STATE DA: I WONT PROSECUTE CUOMOS NEW GUN LAW

    05/31/2013 9:31:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/30/2013 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York prosecutor told Human Events he will not go after an individual for a misdemeanor violation of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, signed into law on Jan. 15, in an extraordinary two-minute-drill session of the state’s legislature. “As I do in all cases, I considered all of the circumstances surrounding the summons,” said Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czajka.“I declined to prosecute one particular offense,” he said. If the DA had moved forward, it would be one of the first attempts to bring a violator of the new law to trial.The incident in question took...
  • Anthony Weiner now top mayoral choice among male Democratic voters: poll (NYC males love Weiner)

    05/29/2013 6:52:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/13 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Men may be ready to forgive Anthony Weiner. Although women continue to have their doubts about the scandal-scarred pol, a new poll released Tuesday found that Democratic men named Weiner as their top choice for mayor more than they did any other candidate. And men are leading the way for Weiner as he gains altitude among all Democratic voters, dramatically cutting into front-runner Christine Quinns lead and underscoring the dramatic impact the ex-congressman has had on the race in mere days. Weiner is clearly a factor to be considered in the mayoralty, said Lee Miringoff, who directs the Marist College...
  • Immigration Bill Swells to Over One Thousand Pages

    05/28/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 28 May 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has increased the already-sizable length of the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill to more than a thousand pages during the markup process ... The first version of the bill that was filed by the eight senators--Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ)--totaled 844 pages. An updated version, filed just before the bill went to the committee markup, stretched 867 pages in length. The new bill towers over previous versions in length, clocking in at 1,076 pages. It...
  • Could a Mayor Weiner Pose a Threat to New York City Security? (How about a run by Hillary in 2016?)

    05/27/2013 6:41:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2013 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Huma Abedin is back in the spotlight again, as her husband Anthony Weiner has announced that he is running for mayor of New York City. The Daily Mail of the United Kingdom claims that "Huma Abedin [is] deemed her husband's greatest political asset." Michael M. Grynbaum, et al. of the New York Times claim that "it is Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, [who] has been a main architect of her husband's rehabilitative journey[.]" The word "operative" is a word that needs careful examination. If Weiner were to win the mayoral election in New...
  • A Wife With Powerful Ties Is an Unexpected Architect of a New York Comeback (Huma, MuzzBro Alert)

    05/24/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/24/13 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, MICHAEL BARBARO and AMY CHOZICK
    When Chelsea Clinton wanted to make a low-key visit to the hurricane-stricken Rockaways last fall, she arranged to take a trip with her close friend Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton. -snip- But the reality, it turns out, is just the opposite: Those close to the couple say that Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, has been a main architect of her husbands rehabilitative journey, shaping his calculated comeback and drawing on her close ties with one of the countrys most powerful families to lay the groundwork for his return. A...
  • Colleges as tax havens [ Same Ole tired economic policies from Cuomo ]

    05/23/2013 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 22, 2013 | Eric Anderson and Larry Rulison
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling job creation the state's "number-one mission" on Wednesday unveiled a plan for dozens of tax-free zones on public college campuses across the state. The zones would be available to new businesses as well as to businesses that relocate from outside the state, and to those that create net new jobs. In the zones, they would face no business or corporate tax, no sales tax, no property tax, no franchise fee and no state income tax for the owner of the company or its employees. The breaks would last for 10 years. (...) One of...
  • Supreme Court could give landmark ruling on public prayer

    05/22/2013 6:21:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    cna ^ | May 22, 2013 | Kevin J. Jones
    First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, in Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Washington D.C., May 22, 2013 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a move that could have national consequences for prayer in public life, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a federal case challenging the constitutionality of opening prayers at the town council meetings of Greece, New York. “It is perfectly constitutional to allow community members to ask for God's blessing according to their conscience,” Brett Harvey, Senior Counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA May 21. “A Supreme Court ruling reaffirming this historic tradition and...
  • Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence

    05/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 21 May, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind
    The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York's gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet. Opposition to the new law has simmered in upstate areas since Cuomo signed the law in January. Many county sheriffs oppose it, particularly its expanded definition of banned assault weapons, and have spoken out around the state. In January, the New York State Sheriffs' Association wrote Cuomo with an analysis, and later suggested tweaks. Cuomo invited its leaders to the Capitol last month, people briefed on the...
  • Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence [Threaten Sheriffs speaking out against gun control]

    05/21/2013 5:23:46 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 26 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind
    The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York's gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet. (...) Cuomo invited its leaders to the Capitol last month, people briefed on the meeting said. The group included Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe and Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss. "We didn't get a response (to the analysis) from him, but we could tell after the budget was passed that none of those recommendations were taken into consideration," Moss said. "When we got there, we never...
  • Rally to defeat NYSAFE Act

    05/20/2013 10:51:01 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 7 replies
    US for Palin ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 05:57 EDT | Ron Devito
    Richmond County Tea Party Patriots and Gun Rights Across America yesterday held a rally in the rain to defeat Gov. Cuomo's unconstitutional and ill-conceived NYSAFE Act. Tea Party Patriots member and American Grizzlies United / Organize4Palin NY State Coordinator, Ron Devito spoke at this rally, beginning at the 21:45 mark in the video. His remarks were covered by the Staten Island Advance. The Richmond County Tea Party Patriots were initially denied the permit to hold the rally, but it was ultimately granted. The denial may or may not be part of a pattern of harassment and intimidation of Tea Party...
  • Pro Gun march on Albany, NY - May 21

    05/20/2013 4:35:46 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    Email | 5/20/2013 | Al Bel
    Fantastic Historic Civic Action May 21 If you deem this worthy spread the words We are On the March for real. Look at all the stuff we are achieving there are too many action items to mention here but we know there are many such a rewarding feeling. We have rallied in more places and with more people on one issue than ever before. We now have bad governance in fear of We the People. We are making a DEMAND for a vote and have at least 300,000 signatures to back it up. We have put them...
  • Where is Huma Abedins Security Clearance Form?

    05/19/2013 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 25 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 31, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    "The State Department says, Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to those for whom an appropriate personnel security background investigation has been completed."
  • Humas Moonlighting? No Problem Just Dont Mention Her Crescent-lighting

    05/19/2013 7:31:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    P J Media ^ | 5/17/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Well, well, well, the Huma Abedin controversy has finally hit the legacy media. Okay, okay its not the Huma Abedin controversy, but its one Obamas court stenographers apparently feel comfortable talking about. It seems Ms. Abedin, accurately described by the New York Times as Hillary Rodham Clintons longtime aide and confidante, spent her last months at the State Department not really at the State Department. Despite maintaining her title as Secretary of State Clintons deputy chief of staff, she was permitted, upon returning to government service from maternity leave in mid-2012, to remain at home in New York with...
  • Judge dismisses case against cop who broke into home with no warrant & killed unarmed man

    05/18/2013 10:35:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 15, 2013 | Rambone
    THE BRONX, NYC, NY -- After a year of public outrage and legal proceedings, a judge has simply thrown out the indictment of Officer Richard Haste, who gunned down an unarmed man inside his own home, without a warrant. Haste was facing manslaughter charges until the judge tossed the indictment. https://www.facebook.com/PoliceStateUSA In February 2012, police broke into the home of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham without a warrant, did not announce themselves as police, shoved guns in the faces of the residents and ultimately gunned down Graham for no reason.
  • Humas Moonlighting? No Problem Just Dont Mention Her Crescent-lighting

    05/18/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ..It seems Ms. Abedin, accurately described by the New York Times as Hillary Rodham Clintons longtime aide and confidante, spent her last months at the State Department not really at the State Department... This story is getting some attention sure to be fleeting ...But that has more to do with a potential Weiner political campaign than with the tangled web of government policy-making and Clinton cronies (like the Saudis and Qataris multi-million dollar donors to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation who do mega-business with the State Department). There has to date been scant media interest in...