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  • The Strange Inception of NYC’s Onerous Gun Laws

    07/01/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several months, at least four out-of-state concealed carry holders were arrested for carrying handguns in New York City. Unbeknownst to these otherwise law-abiding gun owners, NYC has an extremely tough and unforgiving gun control laws. All of these tourists were caught when they naively sought to check their weapons with security (at an airport, at the Empire State Building, at the 9/11 memorial etc.). So, why is NYC so tough on guns? Why do city officials lack commonsense when it comes to applying the law? Well, to answer these questions it might help to take a brief...
  • With no malt houses in New York, Hawley's new venture to fill unique niche at the right time

    You can't brew beer without malt, which is something Ted Hawley thinks legislators forgot about when they passed a farm brewing bill last year that will eventually require ales and lagers labeled "New York Beer" to contain 90 percent locally grown ingredients. "They just thought they could grow barley in New York," Hawley said. "They didn't know there was another step, which is malting. It has to be malted before you use it in a brew. So it was kind of interesting that they put this huge amount of effort into requiring 90 percent ingredients from New York, but there's...
  • New York Wants to Help You Plan Your Next LGBT Vacation

    06/29/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/29/2013 | Caroline Bankoff
    Governor Cuomo celebrated Pride Weekend and the overturning of DOMA by announcing the launch of a tourism website aimed at the LGBT community, because all out-of-state dollars are equal in his eyes. [NBC New York]
  • Bloomberg: NYPD officers 'disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little'

    In defending New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that local police officers “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” The comment, made by the mayor to radio host John Gambling during a Friday morning interview on WOR-NY, comes on the heels of a New York City Council decision earlier this week to create an independent inspector general to oversee the police department’s practices amid allegations that law enforcement wrongfully targets blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk program. Speaking on the air, the mayor dismissed the suggestion that the New York Police Department needs...
  • LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen...

    06/28/2013 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies
    NYPOST.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | By SELIM ALGAR
    "LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen to wage war on American forces" SNIPPET: "Justin Kaliebe, 18, of Bay Shore, was arrested by NYPD and federal agents at JFK Airport in January as he prepared to board a flight to Oman, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court today. He planned to travel by land to Yemen to sign up with al Qaeda, officials said."
  • SAF, CCRKBA file FOI request for all Bloomy-MAIG records

    06/27/2013 5:00:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today sent a Freedom of Information Law request to the office of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, asking for all records relating to the Bloomberg administration’s involvement with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. SAF and CCRKBA are joined in the request by Tom Gresham, host of the nationally-syndicated “Gun Talk” radio program. The request, prepared by SAF Special Projects Director Philip Watson, was sent electronically and via overnight mail. Gresham and the two gun rights organizations are asking for the following: 1. All electronic records...
  • Bellevue group wants Bloomberg investigated by NYAG

    06/25/2013 6:33:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Dave Workman
    Following weekend revelations that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) website is registered to a New York City government server and apparently administered by city employees, a Bellevue-based gun rights group wants New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate. CBS News, Politico and others learned about the MAIG website registration and Monday morning, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called on Schneiderman to determine whether any laws have been broken. Gottlieb told Examiner that using taxpayer-owned computer servers to host a website for a politically-motivated gun control group is “pretty...
  • Bloomberg gun group website registered on NYC government servers(CBS News)

    06/23/2013 10:50:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 22 June, 2013 | Jake Miller
    The website for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group formed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to push stronger gun safety laws, is registered to NYC government servers and administered by NYC government staffers, according to Politico, raising questions about whether Bloomberg has blurred the line between his dual roles as mayor and advocate. The domain names for the gun group - mayorsagainstillegalguns.com and mayorsagainstillegalguns.org - are both registered under the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, which was first reported by Ace of Spades blogger John Ekdahl. Bloomberg has poured millions of dollars into an...
  • UPDATE: Gov. Cuomo resurrects radical abortion-expanding proposal as stand-alone bill

    06/20/2013 5:57:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 19, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    ALBANY, June 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears determined to expand abortion in the Empire State, making a last-ditch move this week to resurrect what appeared to be a defunct abortion proposal by separating his “Women’s Equality Act” into 10 separate bills. On Monday, the Independent Democratic Committee (IDC) had introduced Cuomo’s “Women’s Equality Act” with only nine of the ten original points, excluding the highly controversial provision that addressed abortion.  An IDC spokesman said the coalition’s decision to drop the abortion provision was a political necessity, since with the abortion provisions intact, the bill would...
  • Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    06/19/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    poststar.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Bill Toscano
    DANBY, Vt. — The stepmother of a Vermont man who shot a Hudson Falls man to death Sunday said her stepson was defending his family. Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after being shot by Michael White, 24. Police said Allen went to a house on John Corey Road Sunday evening with a knife and was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Heather Thompson, when he was shot. Thompson, 22, had a restraining order issued in Washington County against Allen because of an April arrest for unlawful restraint, police said. “He came to kill her, and who knows,...
  • Muslim hate group testifies on … hate crimes (CAIR)

    06/18/2013 11:04:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | June 18, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    No, this is not the Onion. The New York chapter of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations is submitting testimony on “hate crimes.” The hate group announced in a press release last week: “On Friday, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) submitted written testimony for a public hearing on that state’s hate crimes law hosted by ranking member of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, State Sen. Brad Hoylman.” Hamas-CAIR is submitting testimony on hate crimes? This is Shariah in action. Why aren’t the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) or Stop Islamization of...
  • $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack

    06/18/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    $65,000 Reward Offered for Information in Search for Bomber in 2008 Times Square Attack Bomber May Have Also Been Involved in Two Other Unsolved Bombings—One at the British Consulate in 2005, the Other at the Mexican Consulate in 2007 FBI New York June 18, 2013 SNIPPET: "Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York City Police Department announced a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the unsolved 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Also released today...
  • Cuomo’s radical late-term abortion expansion act dies in NY State Senate

    06/18/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    ALBANY, NY, June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A controversial provision that would have struck down late-term abortion restrictions in New York state has died in the state senate. The measure, which would have radically expanded abortion-on-demand for reasons of “health,” among other changes, was the tenth point of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Act. However, just after midnight last night, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) introduced the other nine planks – and others of its own creation – while ignoring the abortion language. Governor Cuomo struck out at the IDC during a public radio interview on Monday, vowing a bruising...
  • Library board rehires worker [ Was likely fired for relative's opposition to gay marriage ]

    06/13/2013 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    Albany TU ^ | June 13, 2013 | Paul Nelson & Dennis Yusko
    The rumble in Round Lake is over. As its first order of business, a newly appointed seven-member Board of Trustees held an emergency meeting Wednesday night and unanimously voted to reinstate longtime librarian Theresa Marchione to her job with back pay. "Come on back, Theresa," said Bill Ryan as sustained applause from the audience filled Village Hall. Marchione, a familiar face at the Wesley Avenue facility for decades, had been terminated for shutting down the library 40 minutes early on May 29 because of a tornado warning. A powerful twister touched down later in nearby Vischer Ferry. Since Marchione's dismissal,...
  • NY:L.I. Teen Fatally Stabs Mom's Handgun-Wielding Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

    06/12/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother's former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say. Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager's mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday. When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing. It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
  • New York lays out $20 billion plan to combat effects of climate change (NOT Bloomberg's loot)

    06/11/2013 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/12/13 | Hilary Russ
    (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a $20 billion plan to prepare for rising sea levels and hotter summers expected as a result of climate change in the coming decades. The plan, which follows widespread destruction wreaked by Superstorm Sandy last year, included about 250 recommendations ranging from new floodwalls and storm barriers to upgrades of power and telecommunications infrastructures. It coincided with a report updating projections of the impact of climate change, saying that over the next 40 years the number of sweltering summer days could double or even triple and that the sea level...
  • Andrew Cuomo Can Never Have Too Many Abortions

    06/08/2013 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2013 | Matthew J. Franck
    In a brazen push to make his state even more decisively the abortion capital of the United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is trying to ram through the legislature, before its June 20 adjournment, a radical expansion of the abortion license in the provisions of his “Women’s Equality Act.” As my Witherspoon Institute colleague Gabrielle Speach, and co-author and practicing physician Elissa Sanchez-Speach, write today at Public Discourse, Gov. Cuomo’s bill is an open invitation to the Kermit Gosnells of the abortion trade to move to New York and ratchet up their performance of late-term abortions on viable...
  • Legal Guns en Route to New York Are Cause for Arrest Before Flight Home

    06/10/2013 5:18:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9 June, 2013 | MICHAEL WILSON
    A subset of visitors to New York City looks, on the surface, just like the rest. Some are high profile, like the boxer this year, and the football player, and the Tea Party leader from California. They are joined by the anonymous: the military wife from Minnesota, and the hazardous waste expert. There was a minister, and a surgeon, and someone in pest control. What sets them apart is what each brings along on a visit to the city. A handgun. The guns are legally owned, with the home state permits all in order. The visitors have locked the gun...
  • 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...