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  • (New York City) Mayor Bloomberg wants to impose 16-ounce limit on sugar drinks

    05/31/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    ny post ^ | may 31, 2012 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    No more super-sized Cokes. Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC. Even 20-ounce Snapples are on Mayor Bloomberg’s latest heath-conscious hit list. In a dramatic move to reduce obesity, the city is going to become the first in the nation to impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened beverages sold in food establishments that receive letter grades from the Health Department, as well as mobile food carts. The list includes more than 20,000 restaurants, as well as movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. Bloomberg posed for a photo-op yesterday where he used sugar cubes as props to highlight how...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 29-June 1, 2012

    05/29/2012 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
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  • U.S. Senate Candidate Wendy Long Stands With Cardinal Dolan (snip) Religious Freedom

    05/27/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    Wendy Long for New York ^ | May 22, 2012 | Staff
    Calls on Gillibrand to support rights for all New Yorkers New York, New York – U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long stands with Cardinal Dolan, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, the University of Notre Dame, and all people of conscience to oppose the Obama administration’s attack on religious liberty, calling on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to support the rights of all New Yorkers, not just some. While Sen. Gillibrand is relentless in her efforts to extend benefits to certain select groups, she has turned her back on the fundamental freedom of faith and conscience that is protected by the United States...
  • Suspect Arraigned in Alleged Homicide of Riverhead Woman

    05/25/2012 1:02:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Riverhead Patch ^ | May 25,2012 | Lisa Finn
    Mirian Yohanna Garcia Mancilla's family faces her alleged killer in court on Friday morning. Tears streamed down the faces of family and friends of a woman found dead in Riverhead as they faced the man who allegedly killed her in a Riverside courtroom on Friday.
  • House Democrats: NYPD should purge spy files

    05/10/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Thursday urged the New York Police Department to purge its intelligence databases of information gleaned from its clandestine spying on Muslim neighborhoods. They also criticized the Obama administration for offering tepid responses to questions about whether it endorses such tactics.
  • Knife Rights Bolsters NYC Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

    05/24/2012 1:57:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2012 | Doug Ritter
    New York, NY --(Ammoland.com)- America’s premier knife owners’ organization defending the right to own and use edged tools – announced it has bolstered support for its federal civil rights lawsuit to stop New York City officials from abusing a vague state law to make questionable arrests of law-abiding citizens carrying common pocket knives, and coerce knife retailers into making huge payments to avoid prosecution. An amended complaint adding two additional plaintiffs to the case was submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on May 23 2012. New plaintiff Native Leather, Ltd., is one of...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"LET FREEDOM RING!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 21-25, 2012

    05/21/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
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  • Sean Hannity Show,"LET FREEDOM RING!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,May 14-18, 2012, WABC AM

    05/14/2012 11:59:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 14-18, 2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Mother’s Day idea from Kirsten Gillibrand: Why not donate to a pro-choice group? (NY U.S. senator)

    05/13/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT · by Sun · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2012 | Allahpundit
    This Mother’s Day, thank mom for the gift of life by helping to ensure that other kids don’t receive it. snip “This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List,” Gillibrand writes. “They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.”
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 7-11, 2012

    05/07/2012 2:07:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
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  • Wendy’s No Long-Shot (NY's US Senator Gillibrand slayer? Gilli "tied for No. 1 Most Liberal.")

    05/04/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Interview of Wendy Long by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Left has accused Republicans of a “war on women,” but New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand could wind up running against a woman in the fall. The contest for who will face Democrat Gillibrand is on, and Wendy Long discusses what a Senator Long would look like with Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What do you have against Senator Gillibrand?WENDY LONG:  National Journal recently came out with its annual congressional rankings — the gold standard in political measuring sticks. Kirsten Gillibrand was tied for No. 1 Most Liberal Member of the United States Senate. She’s metamorphosed from...
  • New York and Christianity

    05/04/2012 8:46:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/04/2012 | Eric Metaxas
    When Tim Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets, media reports focused on two issues: first, how would the trade affect starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez? And second, how would the unapologetically evangelical Tebow do in New York City? More than one Christian writer has even referred to my hometown as "Babylon."Now, if all you have to go on are television and movies, then I can see why you might think that New York is particularly hostile to Christians and Christianity. Apart from weddings, I can't recall any fictional New Yorkers attending church services.The key is...
  • Banks Get White Powder Envelopes, But Tests Show They're Non-Toxic

    05/01/2012 1:31:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | May 1,2012 | Richard Esposito
    Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent through the mail to at least seven locations in Manhattan, primarily Wells Fargo banks, police officials said. "This is a reminder that you are not in control," said a message that arrived with the envelopes. "Just in case you needed some incentive to stop working we have a little surprise for you. Think fast you have seconds." Several samples tested negative -- evidently containing corn starch, police said. Later, all the powder samples were determined to be non-toxic, The Associated Press reported.
  • Wendy Long | New York Senate (Endorsed by pro-life SBA)

    04/30/2012 10:22:23 PM PDT · by Sun · 5 replies
    Susan B. Anthony List ^ | April 3, 2012 | Staff
    Wendy Long | New York Senate Endorsed: April 3, 2012 snip Wendy joined Americans United for Life and was soon driven by the desire to defend pro-life principles as a lawyer. Wendy received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she studied under the direction of a great pro-life legal scholar, the late Professor Victor G. Rosenblum. She also studied at Harvard Law School under another prominent pro-life legal scholar, Professor Mary Ann Glendon. Her professional legal career includes serving as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a law clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"LET FREEDOM RING!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 30-May 4,2012

    04/30/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
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  • Public quick to pull trigger on easier access to pistol permits(NY)

    04/30/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    thedailynewsonline.com ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Paul Mrozek
    BATAVIA — Patty Glomb, recording clerk in the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, sat at her desk Tuesday and motioned to her left and right, then behind and in front of her. Her work space in County Building 1 was surrounded by drawers and cabinets full of file folders, all of them applications from county residents for new, amended or upgraded pistol permits. She and her co-workers, are, pun intended, under the gun. “It’s almost impossible to keep up,” Glomb said. The backlog is partly a result of a change in Genesee County policy that makes it easier to obtain a...
  • Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City

    04/27/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    ap/daily mail ^ | april 24, 2012
    Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet. The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight --from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.
  • (NY city) Council fire fiend (councilman spokesman once set fire to army recruiting center)

    04/27/2012 5:19:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    ny post ^ | april 27, 2012 | BETH DEFALCO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    There’s a terrorist in City Hall. The mouthpiece for Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) is a cop-hating con who served federal prison time for torching an Army recruitment center in The Bronx, The Post has learned. David Segal, 26, who grew up in leafy Litchfield, Conn., landed the spokesman job last March even after disclosing the arrest to Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s office, which conducts the background checks, sources said. In January 2005, Segal threw a burning rag into the Parkchester facility —and was carrying a note that described a “wave of violence” targeting military complexes in the Northeast. Before he...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 23-27,2012

    04/23/2012 11:44:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
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  • Romney camp [Guy Molinari] is taking nothing for granted on Staten Island or in NY [they can't]

    04/23/2012 6:07:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    SI News - Staten Island News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mitt Romney may be the presumptive GOP nominee against Democratic President Barack Obama, but Republican primaries will still be held in New York and elsewhere tomorrow. Guy Molinari, Romney's state campaign director, said the Romney forces are taking nothing for granted, looking to battle Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich across the Empire State, where 95 delegates are at stake. "We have to redouble our efforts and go for a clean sweep," said Molinari. "We want to win every congressional district." And that includes Staten Island. Even though Molinari said informal tracking shows Romney is "very strong"...
  • NYC's '1 percent' totally 'gun'-ho

    04/23/2012 6:42:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 22 April, 2012 | BRAD HAMILTON and GARY BUISO
    The “1 percent” comes in piece. Dozens of New York City’s billionaires, real-estate moguls and Wall Street CEOs are really loaded, according to the NYPD’s gun-permit list obtained by The Post under the Freedom of Information Act. Top guns include Donald Trump, Marvel Comics head Isaac Perlmutter and Gristedes chairman and mayoral wannabe John Catsimatidis. Billionaire cosmetics heir Ron Lauder — who once dumped $4 million of his own cash on an effort to install term limits for city pols, only to do a complete 180 and back anti-gun zealot Mayor Bloomberg’s third term — also packs heat. Real estate...
  • 3 more bomb threats reported at different (University of) Pitt buildings

    04/05/2012 4:12:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 5, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — Wednesday night the 14th, 15th and 16th bomb threats were reported at different buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus. School officials sent out the following alert to students and staff just after 5 p.m., "A general bomb threat has been received for the Cathedral of Learning, Posvar Hall and Litchfield Tower C. Please evacuate these buildings. If safe to do so please tell others of this message." Wedneday morning a 13th bomb threat was reported at a building on the University of Pittsburgh's campus. The threat was reported at Thackeray Hall around 10:30 a.m. University officials increased...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"LET FREEDOM RING!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 16-20, 2012

    04/16/2012 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
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  • Do 8 cop shootings trump stop-and-frisk concerns?(NY)(Poll to freep)

    04/11/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    crainsnewyork.com ^ | 10 April, 2012 | NA
    Eight New York City police officers have been shot in the past four months. Illegal guns from out of state “are turning our city into a shooting gallery,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the New York Daily News this week. His department’s controversial stop-and-frisk polices uncovered 800 such guns last year. “There is a reason why we continue to be proactive on the street,” Mr. Kelly said. But critics of his stop-and-frisk practices say that tens of thousands of Constitutionally wrong searches conducted annually in mostly minority neighborhoods do not a single right make. Does the spree of recent cop-shootings...
  • New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan's stance on gay rights prompts resignation

    04/09/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | 04.07.12
    A day before Easter, the head of New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation of a church charity board member who says he's "had enough" of the cardinal's attitude. Joseph Amodeo told The Associated Press on Saturday that he quit the junior board of the city's Catholic Charities after Cardinal Timothy Dolan failed to respond to a "call for help" for homeless youths who are not heterosexual. "As someone who believes in the message of love enshrined in the teachings of Christ, I find it disheartening that a man of God...
  • New York Democrats Shield Election-Rigging, Convicted Felon [mic cord pulled during public meeting]

    04/10/2012 2:38:46 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    (...) Question by Premo: “And you said a few minutes ago that you realize you committed crimes in this case. Is that correct?” Answer by McGrath: “I have been told, yes.” This candid admission according to Gordon, "is in clear violation of the Troy City Charter due to his “disorderly conduct” as outlined in Article VII, subsection C-31." (...) Video of the incident can be seen below, with the relevant portion beginning at 28:33. As Gordon begins reading his letter, McGrath can be seen sitting to the left of the viewer's point of view, and is seen motioning to Kopka...
  • New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's War on Guns (Barf Alert)

    04/10/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Michael Allen
    New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly is under criticism for his "stop-and-frisk" policies that took 800 guns off the streets in 2011. Kelly sees his actions as saving lives, but pro-gun groups like the NRA do not. Nevertheless, Kelly is sticking to his proverbial guns to get firearms off the streets, whether they be new or old. He told the NY Daily News: “But here is the thing about old guns. They can be around a very long time, and then you load them and pull the trigger and they still work, against a cop or anybody else.” “These...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"LET FREEDOM RING!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 9-13,2012

    04/09/2012 12:08:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 9-13,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • New York “Cop-Killer” Bullet Correction and Amplification

    04/04/2012 4:40:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    We posted a piece Saturday on the ominous re-appearance of (cue scary music) “cop-killer” bullets in New York. It will probably come as an Earth-shattering, illusion-destroying revelation, but you need to hear the truth from someone, so here it is – sometimes reporters make mistakes. And the author of the New York Post article RF referred to, Kristan Conley, misquoted firearms instructor Kenneth Cooper. Well, that’s what he tells us, anyway. So we invited him to set the record straight. We hope Ken isn’t holding his breath until he gets the same treatment from the Post . . . I...
  • The End Of COBIS In New York!(gun law)

    04/04/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NSSF
    NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- On Friday evening, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state budget into law immediately eliminating the Combined Ballistics Identification System (CoBIS), the state’s ineffective ballistic identification database. Just as important, the budget did not contain a microstamping provision sought by anti-gun legislators. This is a major victory for manufacturers, retailers and law-abiding firearms owners throughout New York. NSSF thanks the governor and Senate Republicans for protecting New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights. The CoBIS was put in place in 2000 by then Gov. George Pataki. In the words of the New York Post today: “Trouble is, the...
  • NY police probe death of top French academic

    04/04/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    A prominent French academic, Richard Descoings, was found dead naked in a New York hotel room on Tuesday afternoon and New York police opened an investigation into the circumstances of his death. New York City Police said that the body of Descoings, 53, director of the prestigious Institute of Political Studies or "Sciences Po" in Paris and a member of France's Council of State, a government advisory body, was found in his room at the Michelangelo Hotel on 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan.
  • Rep. Owens supporting bill to protect firearms transportation (NY)

    04/04/2012 6:42:41 AM PDT · by marktwain
    northcountrynow.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    The incumbent North Country congressman is cosponsoring legislation the National Rifle Association has put forward that will strengthen protections for people who want to check unloaded firearms onto airline flights. 23rd District Rep. Bill Owens has signed on as an original cosponsor of a bill that would protect law-abiding gun owners from what he says have been incidents of inappropriate detention. The bill, H.R. 4269, bolsters both the Second Amendment and the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) by ensuring that no state regulation will impede the lawful transportation of firearms. “The Second Amendment protects law abiding gun owners against the...
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Sean Hannity Show Thread,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,April 3-6,2012, WABC AM

    04/03/2012 12:06:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
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  • Sean Hannity Show Thread,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,April 3-6,2012, WABC AM

    04/03/2012 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | April 3-6,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Al-Qaida's online forums go dark  

    04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack. While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..." SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites. "It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
  • Rare Victories for Gun Owners in New York

    04/02/2012 7:53:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 30 March, 2012 | NRA
    New York gun owners finally have something to celebrate -- a rare double victory in the Empire State. The New York state budget was signed today by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and it eliminated CoBIS, the costly state ballistic identification database that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars while failing to solve a single crime. The final budget bill also struck a microstamping provision that had been included in an earlier Assembly version of the state budget. After the state Assembly passed microstamping earlier this session, the Senate Codes Committee moved S675C, by state Senator Jose Peralta (D-13), to the Senate Rules...
  • 16 Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Geneva Fire House

    04/01/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    YNN Staff ^ | March 31,2012 | YNN Staff
    Police say sixteen illegal immigrants were arrested at a party at the North Side Fire Company in Geneva. This occurred after numerous complaints regarding parties at the rented fire hall.
  • NYC Gun Owners Misfire in Legal Challenge

    03/29/2012 5:52:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    courthousenews.com ^ | 28 March, 2012 | ADAM KLASFELD
    MANHATTAN (CN) - As dusk settled over the city Monday, a federal judge ruled that New York City won its showdown with handgun owners who challenged a $340 residential licensing fee as unconstitutional. A city attorney applauded the ruling, saying the fees were needed to do the exhaustive background checks that keep New York City safe. "The city has some of the strongest laws in the nation to ensure that guns do not fall into the hands of criminals," Michael A. Cardozo said. "Today's decision rejects a constitutional challenge to home handgun application and renewal fees, upholds our ability to...
  • Mike Bloomberg: Having An Illegal Gun In New York Isn't Quite As Bad If You're From Out Of State.

    03/28/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    villagevoice.com ^ | 27 March, 2012 | James King
    Last week, we told you about a former United States marine who was sentenced to 10 hours of community service for possessing a gun that wasn't registered in New York state. We noted that Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who's led the charge in calling for stricter gun laws across the country (despite his jurisdiction extending no further than the five boroughs, the mayor's taken it upon himself to investigate gun shows...in Arizona), hadn't made a peep about the seemingly light sentence for the marine -- which seemed a little strange considering how vocal he was about wanting to throw the book...
  • The Bloody Fingernails of David Soares [Albany County District Attorney]

    03/28/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Soares Spot ^ | March 26, 2012 | Prudently Anonymous
    Everybody knows we like to laugh it up here on SoaresSpot on any number of different topics. But this is not one of those times. What I'm about to write below compels nothing other than sober awareness for Albany County voters. That's because there is no funny or jovial element to this story, no appropriately humorous images or photoshopping--absolutely nothing about this incident can be processed and construed that way. Notwithstanding our comprehensive absence of faith in everything about David Soares, this is truly stunning--even for him. In my lap I've this package somebody sent my way the other day....
  • Harlem Police Shooting Suspect Used Stolen Gun, Cops Say

    03/27/2012 3:13:02 PM PDT · by Yehuda · 10 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | March 26, 2012 | Sonja Sharp, Paul Lomax, Jeff Mays, Tom Liddy and Patrick Hedlund
    HARLEM — The man shot by police during a wild gun battle in Harlem Sunday has been hit with a list of charges including criminal possession of stolen property for firing at cops using a handgun reported missing in North Carolina last year. Police recovered a .45 caliber Colt 1911 handgun that was reported stolen in North Carolina in 2011. (NYPD) Franklyn Nunez, 23, was struck in the chest and thigh after opening fire on officers outside his apartment at the Drew Hamilton Houses at 2698 Frederick Douglass Blvd., near West 143rd Street, Sunday shortly before 6:30 p.m., the NYPD...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,March 26-30, 2012

    03/26/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 8+ views
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  • New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest six (the freeloader spring thaw)

    03/21/2012 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/21/12 | Barbara Goldberg
    New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest sixBy Barbara Goldberg | Reuters – 2 hrs 5 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 100 protesters from the reawakened Occupy Wall Street movement were ejected from Union Square Park early Wednesday after a standoff with police resulted in six arrests. **SNIP** One person, Paul Schoechert, who refused to leave the park was arrested at 12:20 a.m. for disorderly conduct and violating a local law on park closure. The crowd continued to mill around the area and before dawn five other men were arrested for blocking pedestrian traffic, police said. Charges...
  • NYC Makes Meredith Graves Gun Case Go Away

    03/19/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Maybe the most widely known of the out-of-towners recently snagged by NYC’s web of anti-gun laws, Meredith Graves took a misdemeanor plea deal this morning, paid a $200 fine and, do doubt, got the hell out of Dodge. Almost no one who purports to be in charge in the Big Apple wanted to see Graves, a nursing student from Tennessee, do any time. As we pointed out earlier, making a sympathetic example of her would only have provided a never-ending supply of ammo to HR 822 proponents and made it that much harder for New York to keep its crazily...
  • Sean Hannity Show Thread,"LET FREEDOM RING!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM, March 19-23,2012

    03/19/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 19-23,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Protesters back in NY park for Occupy Wall Street anniversary (freeloaders look for goals)

    03/17/2012 10:03:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/12 | Chris Francescani
    Protesters back in NY park for Occupy Wall Street anniversaryBy Chris Francescani | Reuters – 30 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 200 protesters gathered on Saturday in New York's Zuccotti Park to mark the six-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and clashed with police, resulting in several arrests and three officers injured, officials said. At least four people were arrested, according to organizers. Police would not confirm the arrests but said three officers suffered injuries. Police did not provide any details as to the extent of the injuries. Organizers vowed that Saturday's rally was the...
  • St. Patrick’s (Cathedral in NY) to Undergo a Three-Year, $177 Million Renovation

    03/17/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | March 16, 2012 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    Take one good, long last look at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a defining landmark of New York City. It is about to disappear for two or three years under a cocoon of scaffolding, inside and out, that will permit a $177 million rehabilitation project to unfold, the most extensive work at the cathedral in generations.Come to think of it, don’t take too good a look. You may see the growing cracks in the marble facade and the patchwork of repairs up and down the buttresses, the dimness of the stained-glass windows and smoke-darkened walls, the zebra striping caused by lathing behind...
  • No Charges After Worker Allegedly Shoots Would-Be Burglar At Jamaica Store

    03/14/2012 7:07:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 13 March, 2012 | Derricke Dennis.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Queens District Attorney has decided not to prosecute a grocery store worker in the shooting death of a would-be burglar in Queens. The 54-year-old worker was stocking shelves alone inside the Met Supermarket on Jamaica Avenue when two men cut a hole in the roof above the cash registers and lowered themselves inside the store around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, reports 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria. The worker told police that one of the suspects came at him with a blunt object in hand. Police say the worker grabbed the store’s registered shotgun and opened fire. One...
  • Archdiocese (of NY) Welcomes 1,470 Entering Church at Easter Vigil

    03/12/2012 2:03:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    CNY ^ | March 7, 2012 | MARY ANN POUST AND RON LAJOIE
    REFLECTION—Over the past two weekends, nearly 1,500 persons who will enter or come into full communion with the Church in parishes of the archdiocese at the Easter Vigil took important steps on their journey. A catechumen and his sponsor, at left, pray during Rite of Election ceremony led by Cardinal Dolan in St. Patrick’s Cathedral Feb. 26. The archdiocese rolled out the welcome the past two weekends for 1,470 people who will be fully received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil April 7. On Feb. 26 the Church welcomed to St. Patrick’s Cathedral 655 who will be baptized,...