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  • In It For The Long Haul

    09/29/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    If things were different, Wendy Long would be a household name. She'd be a heroine, and she'd be driving the election season. But Long is the Republican running for Senate in New York, where calculations were made long ago to ensure that Republicans don't win Hillary Clinton's old spot, the old Daniel Patrick Moynihan seat. But such plans don't have to pan out. Long is exactly the kind of woman the Senate needs. A former Supreme Court law clerk, she left private practice at an esteemed firm to build the Judicial Confirmation Network, a conservative advocacy group. This campaign is...
  • October 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

    10/31/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Various ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Various
    On October 31st 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 struck the ocean with the loss of all on board. The end of the NTSB's final summary reads thusly "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer's actions was not determined."
  • Woman spray-painting anti-jihad ads in NYC shocked at arrest [VIDEO]

    09/26/2012 5:34:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/2012
    <p>Egyptian-American progressive activist Mona Eltahaway was arrested in New York on Tuesday after spray painting over both a pro-Israel Subway advertisement and anti-jihadist blogger Pamela Hall, who tried to block the pink-clad Eltahaway from destroying the poster.</p> <p>“I am not violating it [free speech], I am making an expression on free speech,” Eltahaway said as the bizarre encounter was being recorded.</p>
  • Cardinal Dolan Slams Giving Morning After Pills to 14-Year-Olds

    09/25/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies
    Life News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Cardinal Dolan, the head of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of New York, is slamming a program that will give morning after pills to girls in NYC schools as young as 14-years-old.The New York City Department of Education is furnishing morning-after pills and other birth control drugs to students at 13 city high schools and without parental permission. School nurses supplied with the drugs, which can cause a very early abortion, are dispensing “Plan B” and other oral or injectable birth control to girls as young as 14 without telling their parents — unless the parents...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • An Urgent Message from the Publisher of National Review (he's for Wendy Long)

    09/22/2012 11:15:05 PM PDT · by Sun · 11 replies
    email from Wendy Long | Fri, 21 Sep 2012 | Jack Fowler
    Dear fellow conservative: Could there be a worse incumbent Democrat senator facing re-election than New York's Kirsten Gillibrand? And could we have a better challenger-a more reliable, articulate, intelligent woman; a more authentic, talented, and real conservative-than my old pal, Wendy Long? snip The act of political donating used to be so . . . provincial. But we're all smarter now: We've learned, too often the hard way, that every senator, not just those from our own state, but every single senator has a huge impact on our lives. That one vote always seems to matter, snip Without question, Wendy...
  • Ex-Sen. Espada Jr. helped himself to one last payday by taking money from sale of Bx. clinic

    09/20/2012 9:04:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    ny post ^ | september 19, 2012 | chad rachman
    Disgraced former State Sen. Pedro Espada helped himself to one more big payday, selling off tattered remains of his Bronx health clinic and pocketing the dough, prosecutors said in court papers unsealed today. The US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn is asking a federal judge to revoke bail and lock up Espada, who was convicted earlier this year of using his Soundview Health Center as his personal slush fund. Brooklyn federal judge Frederic Block ordered everyone to court for a hearing on Friday. Following Espada’s May 14 conviction, state and federal authorities moved in and prevented the disgraced pol and his...
  • A win for same-sex marriage foes? [New York]

    09/14/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 21 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | Sep 14 2012 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Opponents of same-sex marriage took the neck-and-neck finishes of Republican primary challengers to Sens. Roy McDonald and Steve Saland as a sign of strength. McDonald, R-Saratoga and Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, were among four Republicans who sided with a slew of Democrats to assure the same-sex marriage bill’s 33-29 passage in 2011, and conservatives have had them in their sights ever since. (Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, easily won a primary and Sen. Jim Alesi, R-Rochester, did not seek another term.) While gay rights advocates stuffed McDonald and Saland’s coffers, grass roots groups mobilized against them, and may have succeeded in ousting one...
  • Tornado Warning

    09/18/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 52 replies
    TV Warning | 9/18/2012 | me
    Very odd. I am here in Suffolk County Long Island and we just had an interruption warning us of a tornado warning. Last time that happened was in the late 90's.
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    09/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 15 January, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    <p>These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.</p> <p>The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.</p>
  • NYS Primary Day! Call to Action!

    09/13/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT · by lowtaxsmallgov · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/11/2012 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    'TROY, N.Y. — Before State Senator Roy J. McDonald, a Republican, voted last year to legalize same-sex marriage, he told reporters that anyone unhappy with his position could “take the job and shove it.” Now comes the test.' 'Mr. McDonald’s challenger, Kathleen A. Marchione, the Saratoga County clerk, is running an insurgent campaign, dialing voters from a windowless office next to a Subway sandwich shop. She accuses Mr. McDonald of having deceived the voters who elected him by changing his position on same-sex marriage, which he voted to oppose in the past. “People feel betrayed,” Ms. Marchione said. “I’ve heard...
  • The pain stays, the fight goes on

    09/11/2012 3:08:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 11, 2012 | RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI
    In the days immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many assumed that it would be difficult to lure people back to downtown Manhattan either to live or work. Today, there are more people living downtown than ever before. As people return, small businesses return to serve them. The twin towers were attacked twice by Islamic extremists. America’s financial center will always be a target. That’s what makes the resurgence of lower Manhattan all the more impressive. We have demonstrated the resiliency that’s one of the greatest defenses against Islamic extremist terrorism. Take a walk in Manhattan below Canal...
  • Kachalsky v. Cacace - Oral Arguments Before The 2nd Circuit Court Of Appeals (NY carry case)

    09/11/2012 2:01:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Kachalsky v. Cacace was the second case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation after their Supreme Court win in McDonald. It challenged the State of New York's requirement to show "good cause" before the issuance of a carry permit. Judge Cathy Seibel using intermediate scrutiny found for the defendants and against the plaintiffs saying that the State of New York had an important governmental interest in regulating carry. She also said that the Second Amendment protections as affirmed in Heller only applied to "hearth and home." Alan Gura filed a notice of appeal on September 12, 2011 to the 2nd...
  • Mets Honor a Longtime Rival, Who Returns the Love

    09/08/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies
    The NY Times. ^ | September 7, 2012 | KEN BELSON
    <p>Chipper Jones said he was asked the other day how he would feel about himself if he were a Mets fan. “I would respect the body of work,” Jones said, “but I would hate his guts.”</p> <p>Chipper Jones received a brief standing ovation at the start of his farewell visit to Queens.</p>
  • Chairman Long Writes Speaker Boehner on Wendy Long (Chairman gives Boehner the "what for")

    09/02/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Sun · 33 replies
    Livingston Conservative ^ | August 31, 2012 | Staff
    The following is the text of a letter sent to US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on August 31, by the Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Michael R. Long: Dear Speaker Boehner: snip New York State, in 2010, delivered more new GOP Congressmen to you than any other state in our Nation. They helped you become the Majority Leader and this year will help keep the GOP Majority in the House, in fact may even be part of giving you a bigger majority. Why would you say there is "no significant US Senate race underway" when we...
  • Victor Rod and Gun Club hosts NRA's 'Women On Target'

    09/02/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    mpnnow.com ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Melody Burri
    Victor, N.Y. — Even though it was Jill Marks’ first time shooting a gun, she turned out to be a natural. The Victor resident was one of about 36 enthusiasts ranging in age from 16-67 who attended Women on Target, a National Rifle Association ladies-only clinic hosted by the Victor Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, Aug. 25. They came with all levels of experience and skill from all over the northeast: Syracuse, Prattsburg, Buffalo, and even Boston. “It’s pretty awesome,” said Marks. “We spent all morning learning about the guns and how they work, and learning about the different...
  • Shot Bystander Defends NYPD in Empire State Shooting

    08/29/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | Gus Rosendale
    One of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire when police shot and killed Jeffrey Johnson near the Empire State Building last week says an inch probably made the difference between life and death for him. In his first television interview Tuesday, Alberto Ramos of the Bronx told NBC 4 New York he was shot through his left foot, and that a bullet also came close to hitting his head.
  • Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt

    08/28/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 50 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology. Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a “game changer,” allowing authorities to quickly identify the registered guns used in crimes. Opponents claim the process is...
  • Anti-gunners skipping the important facts, naturally(Empire shooting)

    08/27/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In their zeal to exploit Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building in New York City, anti-gunners are deliberately overlooking some facts and adding their own agenda items instead. Kudos to the Seattle Times for not picking up on the rhetoric in its selection of stories about the incident to publish. Then, again, one might wonder if the Times is just playing down the event because the “mass shooting” that had initially been reported now has been revealed to have been caused by police gunfire, not dead gunman Jeffrey T. Johnson. His pistol was an old Star .45-caliber semi-auto, a...
  • NY Senator Says She Expects to be Arrested (RAT Shirley Huntley)

    08/25/2012 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 8/25/12 | Michael Gormley
    NY Senator Says She Expects to be ArrestedState Sen. Shirley Huntley from Queens is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary. By Michael Gormley | Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 | Updated 6:46 PM EDT A veteran New York state senator said Saturday that she expects to be arrested Monday in the state's continuing investigation into the use of pork-barrel grants by legislators. Sen. Shirley Huntley, a Queens Democrat, didn't indicate what the charge against her might be. Huntley founded a nonprofit social service and education group that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is...
  • NYPD: Ricochets Wounded Bystanders in Jeffrey Johnson Shooting(Video of shooting at site)

    08/25/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The security cam video of Jeffrey Johnson’s final moments have hit the ‘net. At the same time ABC is reporting that “[Jeffrey Johnson] was cut down in a hail of 16 bullets that left Johnson riddled with 10 bullet holes.” Sixteen (shots fired) minus 10 (bullet holes in the perp) leaves six (rounds). How did police fire wound nine bystanders? “Some of the 10 bullet holes were exit wounds, authorities said.” Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne added that it was “very likely” all nine bystanders were “hit by police gunfire or ricochets or fragments from the planters that were hit...
  • Gun store owner receives damages(NY)

    08/24/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    theislandnow.com ^ | 23 August, 2012 | RICHARD TEDESCO
    A man who owns gun stores in Garden City Park and Seaford was awarded $5 in a federal jury verdict last Wednesday that found his business suffered monetary damages from a wrongful arrest by the Nassau County Police for reckless endangerment in 2008. Belmore resident Martin Tretola was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages last week by a federal jury in Central Islip, according to court records. He was arrested on June 1, 2008 for allegedly maintaining an illegal firing range near a natural gas line at T&T Gunnery on 3778 Merrick Road in...
  • Letter: Keep McDonald doing good work (Sen. McDonald R. voted for gay marriage in NY)

    08/19/2012 4:21:42 PM PDT · by Sun · 15 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | August 19, 2012 | Gordon Boyd
    Republicans and Conservatives looking for a truly pro-family candidate on Primary Day, Thursday, Sept. 13, will vote for Roy McDonald. Sen. McDonald is not only the proven friend of families in our community, he is the No. 1 leader whose dedication and vision have helped our families to a better life. snip As senator, Roy has continued his dedication to the well-being of families, especially by sponsoring and seeing approved major legislation to assist individuals with disabilities. Sen. Roy McDonald has been doing right by our community, our families, for a long time. Let’s keep him on the job.
  • 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...
  • Mike blasts court decision clearing teen busted with gun in stop-and-frisk(NY)

    07/02/2012 4:12:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 29 June, 2012 | DAVID SEIFMAN, ERIK KRISS and DAN MANGAN
    Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted the appeals judges who threw out the case against a 14-year-old punk nabbed with a loaded gun after a routine stop-and-frisk. “I can’t imagine what was going through these three judges’ heads,” Bloomberg fumed about Tuesday’s shocking decision overturning the Family Court conviction of Darryl Craig — whom cops caught carrying a .25-caliber pistol in The Bronx’s Tremont section in February 2010. He was stopped in a high-crime area in the wake of two recent gang shootings. “Here’s a case, as far as we can tell, [of] a police officer doing everything by the book trying...
  • Pls. vote for Wendy Long on June 26 for NY U.S. Senator & here's WHY (a vanity)

    06/22/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT · by Sun · 27 replies
    Did any of you listen to the debate last Sunday, and forum by NewYorkFamilies.org on Thursday, featuring the three NY U.S. senatorial candidates? After listening I will definitely vote for Wendy Long at the primaries this Tuesday. Wendy Long is 100% pro-life, belonged to Americans United for life, pro-Constitution, worked for Justice Clarence Thomas, and much more. While all of the candidates are conservative, Maragos (sadly) has the exceptions on abortion, and according to the NY Post is tight with the NY GOP, which is too "moderate" imo. Turner is a very fine man, but is too open to the...
  • MILLER: Backdoor gun ban

    06/22/2012 3:48:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun grabbers need to be sneaky to accomplish their goals. Their latest trick is to convince anti-gun states to mandate that handguns be microstamp-ready. That means the weapon’s firing pin is redesigned to imprint a code on the primer so that, in theory, it will give law enforcement the ability to identify a specific gun from shell casings left at a crime scene. Like most left-wing endeavors, this one isn’t going to work. That didn’t stop the New York State Assembly on Tuesday from passing a microstamping bill backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael R....
  • Lesbians Sue Catholic Hospital for Denying Spousal Health Care Benefits

    06/20/2012 2:48:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York hospital worker and her spouse have filed a lawsuit saying spousal health benefits were denied to the same-sex couple.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan sought past and future health care benefits and a declaration that the Westchester County couple is entitled to the benefits.The lawsuit's plaintiffs remained anonymous. Defendants included Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and St. Joseph's Medical Center. Neither immediately responded to messages for comment. The lawsuit says one of the women works at St. Vincent's Westchester, a division of St. Joseph's. The women's attorney, Randolph McLaughlin, said...
  • Obamacrats Shout Down Children Singing “God Bless the USA” (video)

    06/19/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    A group of Obama Fool-Aid drinkers heckle kids singing a patriotic song in New York City.
  • Grand jury indicts illegal immigrant who allegedly tried to rape and kidnap a 67-year-old woman

    06/18/2012 9:30:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | June 18, 2012 | Staff Report
    Grand jury indicts illegal immigrant who allegedly tried to rape and kidnap a 67-year-old woman in Saratoga Springs BALLSTON SPA — A grand jury has indicted the man accused of trying to rape and kidnap an elderly woman last month in downtown Saratoga Springs, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday. Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III said Antonio Lopez-Bautista, 18, of South Federal Street in Saratoga Springs was in the country illegally when he allegedly pulled a 67-year-old woman from her car near Congress and South Franklin streets in the early morning hours of May 22 and began...
  • Nanny State (Maryland)

    06/17/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Maryland Public Policy Institute ^ | June 6, 2012 | Marta Hummel Mossburg
    State police officers routinely scan license plates at toll booths to ensure emissions inspections are up-to-date. Portable cameras fine speeders practically everywhere in the state. In the name of safety, children of all heights and weights are now required to sit in a rear- facing car seat for their first two years, regardless of whether they fit in it. And legislators once again found new and creative ways to tax residents this year, in part by redefining rich. But, relax, the government doesn't control everything in this state ... yet. You can still freely sip sugary soft drinks of any...