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  • All in the Rivera family (sex-starved latina pol gets "pumped"-- sends taxpayers the bill)

    08/18/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/14/12 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    State Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx, NY) Rivera filed state papers listing her boy-toy Tommy Torres as her full-time "community-relations director" collecting a weekly $1,100 govt paycheck. BUT DOE records list Torres as a “full-time” Brooklyn public school gym teacher.....
  • State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...(NY)

    08/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    villagevoice.com ^ | 16 August, 2012 | James King
    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms. "We believe the message that that sends to those who have illegal guns is 'I can go away for a year, maybe two years. I'll come back on good behavior in a year and I have a badge of honor," Smith said at a press conference this afternoon. If...
  • NYC, “Safest Big City,” Systematically Falsifying Crime Statistics

    08/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Every gun controller’s favorite Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is awfully proud of his city’s crimefighting record. He never misses a chance to tell someone holding a mic that New York is the safest big city in the country. And he usually trots this claim out following a gang-related shooting or when a cop takes a bullet in the line of duty. Right after first decrying the prevalence of guns in America, that is . . . In fact, Hizzoner practically busted his buttons during last weekend’s National Night Out, blowing the New York safety horn yet again. nypost.com has the quote:...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Votes To Kick New York Seniors Off Medicare Advantage

    08/12/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Sun · 12 replies
    New York State Republican Party ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alex Carey
    “With Kirsten Gillibrand’s vote, millions of seniors are now in danger of losing their Medicare Advantage coverage as part of the $529 billion in Medicare cuts contained in the Democrats’ bill,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brian Walsh. “Clearly, President Obama, Kirsten Gillibrand, and the Democrats in Washington didn’t mean it when they promised Americans ‘if you like your current plan, you can keep it.’” “Senator Gillibrand has betrayed New York seniors, first by voting for a bill with more than $500 billion in Medicare cuts, then by rejecting the opportunity to protect New Yorkers from losing their...
  • US Senate Candidates To Debate Live On YNN And NY1

    08/09/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    YNN ^ | August 7, 2012 | Michael Johnson
    We here at Capital Tonight are proud to announce that YNN and NY1 will be hosting a debate between US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Wendy Long. Both candidates have agreed to a live hour long debate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, October 17th that will air on both YNN and NY1 reaching almost the entire state. The debate will be co-hosted by our very own Liz Benjamin and by NY1′s Political Anchor Errol Louis. The format will be similar to the one we have used in the past, including the GOP primary debate we did...
  • NYC Mayor Blows Up At Reporter Over Gun Control Question (VIDEO)(laugh till you barf)

    08/08/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wpix.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | MARY MURPHY
    QUEENS, NY (PIX11)— Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City may be taking a national stand against gun violence--but he apparently can't stand local, television reporters who challenge him on a city policy involving NYPD "shell casings." The Mayor got testy with yours truly--Mary Murphy--when I questioned him Monday about the June sale of 28-thousand pounds of spent, shell casings from the NYPD's firing range in the Bronx….to an ammunition dealer in Georgia. Bloomberg explained that competitive bidding allows anyone to buy scrap metal--and he suspects "some bullet manufacturer probably bought some to say, 'Gotcha'". The mayor has angered many...
  • Teachers Unions Go to Bat for Sexual Predators

    07/30/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 29, 2012 | Campbell Brown
    By resisting almost any change aimed at improving our public schools, teachers unions have become a ripe target for reformers across the ideological spectrum. Even Hollywood, famously sympathetic to organized labor, has turned on unions with the documentary "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010) and a feature film, "Won't Back Down," to be released later this year. But perhaps most damaging to the unions' credibility is their position on sexual misconduct involving teachers and students in New York schools, which is even causing union members to begin to lose faith. In the last five years in New York City, 97 tenured teachers...
  • Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

    07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals By MARY KAY LINGE Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012 Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012 The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also...
  • Mystery of the Beast of the East River.

    07/26/2012 11:45:20 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 29 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | July 25, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dubbed the 'Manhattan monster', a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers. Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the ghoulish pink carcass while walking along the East River on Sunday and the grisly images, first published by The Gothamist on Monday, have sparked an array of conspiracy theories as to whether it is a giant water-logged rodent, a cooked pig that a family couldn't fit in, a ballooned dog or some other, more sinister, being. 'We were horrified by it and we took...
  • Wendy Long Wins Senate Primary in N.Y.

    06/27/2012 1:40:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2012 | Michael Warren
    Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York. With over half of all precincts reporting, Long has won 55 percent of the vote, while Congressman Bob Turner has 34 percent and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos has 11 percent.
  • Law Enforcement Responds, Nanny Bloomberg Walks Back ‘Police Strike’ Comment

    07/25/2012 2:40:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    TammyBruce ^ | July 24, 2012
    A law enforcement professional responds to Bloomie’s stupid observation that police should go on strike until gun laws are changed. Rebuttal To Mayor Bloomberg …On the Piers Morgan Tonight show, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws are enacted. The first time I read that my brain skipped a moment, I blinked and then I went back and read it again. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws...
  • Victim in Chinatown Muder Helping Cops From Beyond the Grave, Daughter Says

    07/23/2012 12:42:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | July 20, 2012 | Serena Solomon
    The elderly woman gunned down in an an execution-style murder in Chinatown last month is trying to help police find her killer from beyond the grave, her daughter said at an emotional funeral Thursday. The daughter of Xiao Ling Li, 70, who police believe was an innocent bystander caught up in a gangland-style killing meant to take down the woman she worked for, said she believes her mother is doing everything possible to get justice. "[I] believe my mother will help from the grave," said Xu Yin, 40, who flew from China to be present at her mother's funeral at...
  • NY cop shoots and kills son in hotel, troopers say

    07/22/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/2012 | AP
    OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) — State troopers say a police officer in New York shot and killed his son, mistaking him for an intruder.Troopers say Parry Police Department Officer Michael Leach called 911 to report the shooting early Saturday. He was staying at the Clark Beach Motel and shot someone he believed to be an intruder. But the man turned out to be his 37-year-old son, Matthew Leach, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard (http://tinyurl.com/cdqn92c ).Troopers say Leach used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun in the shooting. He was hospitalized after the shooting.The investigation is continuing.
  • DA's disturbing report on ATF agent's death

    07/17/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | JOYE BROWN
    The Nassau County district attorney's office report on the shooting death of John Capano is the first official account of what happened the afternoon the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives special agent died. The report is raw and it is disturbing: Capano, we learn, was killed after a retired Nassau County police lieutenant who owned a deli three doors down from the Seaford pharmacy jumped on Capano's back and -- believing the ATF agent had fired a gun near the deli owner's head -- "put his gun to the agent's rib cage and fired." We learn that there were...
  • Couple handcuffed, jailed for dancing on subway platform: lawsuit (New York City)

    07/08/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | july 8, 2012 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    First smoking, then soda — now there’s no dancing in New York City. Caroline Stern, 55, and her boyfriend George Hess, 54, claim they were handcuffed for having happy feet on the platform of the Columbus Circle subway station — and spent 23 hours in custody as a result. “I’m a dentist, and I’m 55, and I got arrested for dancing,” Stern told The Post. “It was absolutely ridiculous that this happened.”
  • (“offensive and inflammatory”) MoveOn apologizes for criticizing New York Dem House candidate

    07/07/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/07/12 | Bernie Becker
    MoveOn apologizes for criticizing New York Dem House candidateBy Bernie Becker - 07/07/12 12:50 PM ET A prominent liberal group is apologizing for what it calls “offensive and inflammatory” criticisms of a recent Democratic congressional candidate. MoveOn had called Charles Barron, a candidate for a seat in Brooklyn, “unfit to serve” in advance of a June 26 primary. The grassroots group detailed a string of Barron’s inflammatory comments in an email to supporters before the primary, but now says that was the sort of divisive attack the group should avoid. “The email was all too reminiscent of the kind of...
  • British jiu-jitsu expert grabs Central Park 'snatcher' before New Yorkers could lay a hand on him

    07/07/2012 5:03:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2012 | BILL SANDERSON
    A tough-as-nails jiu-jitsu expert made such quick work of a purse snatcher in Central Park Thursday, a group of other would-be crime-stoppers could only stand by and watch his martial artistry. Gaston Cavalleri, a 32-year-old British tourist, used his skills to hold 16-year-old accused crook Charles Williams until cops came. Unfortunately for Williams, Cavalleri had studied jiu-jitsu at one of the world’s best schools in Brazil — meaning he needed about as much help as Batman would have needed from a group of Gothamites.
  • The Rangel Bungle (Botched NY primary exemplifies how American elections are amateurishly run)

    07/06/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2012 | John Fund
    The near-meltdown in the vote count for the New York Democratic primary featuring scandal-tarred congressman Charlie Rangel should serve as a warning siren about what could happen in this November’s national election. It’s not just voter fraud we have to worry about. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the fraud ends and the incompetence begins. The Rangel fiasco reminds us that the United States has, as Walter Dean Burnham, the nation’s leading political scientist, put it, “the developed world’s sloppiest election systems.” And New York City is no unsophisticated backwater. The troubles in the Rangel race began on Election Night,...
  • Stony Point Resident Shoots Black Bear During Family Barbecue (NY)

    07/02/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    patch.com ^ | 30 June, 2012 | Julia Halewicz
    A Stony Point resident hosting a family barbecue shot a black bear he deemed a threat to his guests when the bear would not leave his property Saturday afternoon. The incident took place at approximately 1 p.m. at 567 Willow Grove Road, Stony Point Police Sgt. John Wood told Patch. Guests, including children, were outside when the bear came onto the property and at the time of the shooting, but police did not know how many. "The bear came onto his property in close proximity to his guests and was not shooing away," said Sgt. Wood. "He took matters into...
  • Passing Bill for Fifth Time Requiring Microstamping of Handguns(NY)

    07/02/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    patch.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | Michelle Schimel
    Together with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol, we announced on June 20 passage of the Crime Gun Identification Act of 2012 that would require all new semiautomatic handguns sold in New York State, by 2014, to be microstamped with a unique code which is transferred to shell casings when the gun is fired. “Microstamping is a technological advancement that will not only help law enforcement officials investigate gun-related crimes, but will also act as a prevention tool to combat gun trafficking and reduce gun violence across New York,” said Silver. “Gun violence has caused great...