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  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyone’s expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. “We shouldn’t have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged,” Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...
  • NYPD cops badly beaten by suspects during arrest

    03/09/2015 7:30:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2015 | Antonio Antenucci, Larry Celona and C.J. Sullivan
    Two cops patrolling a crime-ridden Brooklyn housing project were badly beaten by a group of men they tried to handcuff in a stairwell, police said. The attack happened as the unidentified housing cops were searching for a robbery suspect who was believed to be hiding in one of the buildings at the Marlboro Houses along West Eighth Street in Gravesend around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
  • Southern New Yorkers Consider Secession After Cuomo's Permanent Ban On Fracking

    03/09/2015 8:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/09/2015 | Thomas Miller via Oilprice.com,
    Submitted by Thomas Miller via Oilprice.com,One could argue America was conceived from intense frustration that ultimately led to separation. Fed up with what they perceived as excessive control by the Crown, colonists to the “New England”, in essence, seceded in 1776, and thus the United States was born.Now, there is a renewed and growing secession conversation brewing in the New England region, this time fueled by a commodity: Natural gas. Infuriated by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s December decision to permanently instill a ban against hydraulic fracture stimulation, or fracking, residents in 15 communities in the Southern Tier of New York...
  • DEMOCRATS---ANYBODY BUT CUOMO (Hillary sewage spilling over Dem wannabes)

    03/09/2015 6:46:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/9/15 | FRED DICKER, BUREAU CHIEF
    .....Hillary Clinton may not be their candidate....but Dems agree: It won’t be Gov. Cuomo. “People in the party all hate him. There’s an ABC factor at work....‘Anybody but Cuomo’.’’ Cuomo was described as detached and aloof from his party’s activities, without a significant party following.....a series of press interviews were remarkable for their hostility toward Cuomo....investigations into the governor’s closing of the Moreland panel on corruption, and his disappointing showing in last year’s primary cut into his standing. A Quinnipiac poll last week found Clinton backed by 56%, 14% for Sen Warren. Cuomo received 4% last fall, but received no...
  • Humor: The Violin is a Dead Giveaway

    03/07/2015 9:55:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/7/2015 | Scott Baker
    Story from a retired NYPD officer, starts out like this - One day, my partner Nicky and I responded to a call on Church Street in New York City. When we arrived, a woman was leaning out of a fifth story window yelling “Up here! Up here!” We ran up the stairs of the old five-story walk-up and saw that the old wooden door had been knocked in and was hanging by a single hinge. We went inside and met with a heavy set thirty-ish, latin lady who had been yelling from the window. She was clearly upset and sporting...
  • No link found between sharp drop in street stops, rise in shootings

    03/07/2015 6:30:12 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/07/2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    An internal NYPD study found no link between the sharp drop in street stops and a rise in shootings, the Daily News has learned. Shootings rose 6% in 2014 compared with the year before as the number of stop-and-frisk encounters dropped to a record-low 46,235 — a staggering decrease from the high of 605,328 in 2011. Shootings are up again — about 20% in 2015 through Sunday — but the NYPD said the study doesn’t prove a link between the increase in shootings and fewer stops.
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • Texas girl who mailed NYPD cops handmade thank you cards to visit NY, tour police precincts

    02/23/2015 7:41:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 23, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    The Big Apple is about to get a big ol’ “Hey, y’all” from cop-loving Texas kid Savannah Solis. The bright-eyed 10-year-old from Tyler, Tex. — who warmed cops’ hearts by mailing the NYPD 200 handmade thank you cards during one of the darkest periods in the department’s history — is flying into New York on Monday to be honored by the cops she touched with her missives, the Daily News has learned.
  • Cops instructed to ‘close eyes’ during tense situations

    02/23/2015 7:30:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    Cops should “take a deep breath’’ — and close their eyes — when dealing with angry people, according to the NYPD’s new “retraining’’ program. The potentially dangerous advice is part of a $35 million “smart policing’’ primer by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that most of the cops who have gone through it say is completely useless. One cop who sat through two full-day programs called them “not realistic’’ and “pretty silly.” At one point during the lectures, the cop said, those in attendance were given breathing exercises to learn how to calm down — even...
  • Ex-suburban New York police officer, 2 daughters found dead

    02/22/2015 9:56:22 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 2 replies
    Police in the village of Harrison have provided no details about Saturday's deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his two daughters yet all the news stories state the cop/dad did it. I'm very suspicious.
  • Rudy Giuliani is an Exceptional American

    02/20/2015 11:59:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    February 21, 2015 | Vanity
    After reading and listening to all the upset coming from the Left over Rudy's assessment of the President of the United States, it struck me - how different things would be if Barack Hussein Obama had been America's Mayor instead of Rudy. Rudy Giuliani is still on the job, serving as America's Mayor. Below is a quote about Mayor Giuliani and his actions after 9-11 (written in the NYT - in an otherwise typical NYT's hit piece) on September 21, 2007: "Political leadership is an uncertain alchemy, an admixture of the symbolic and substantive and the visceral. In times of...
  • NYPD’s idea of reform included breath mints and baby oil

    02/20/2015 6:45:24 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/20/15 | By Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Natalie O'Neill
    NYPD’s idea of reform included breath mints and baby oil By Shawn Cohen, Jamie Schram and Natalie O'Neill Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered sweeping reforms for the NYPD after the Eric Garner death — but his demands were handled by a goofball police bigwig whose ideas included arming cops with breath mints and spraying protesters with baby oil, sources revealed Thursday. Michael Julian, who was appointed deputy commissioner of training in November, lasted just two months on the job before his ridiculed proposals got him transferred out, the sources said. “He would come up with these wacky ideas. We would...
  • Rudy Giuliani WON’T BACK DOWN as Megyn Kelly GRILLS him on his Obama comments

    02/19/2015 7:34:57 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 163 replies
    theRightScoop ^ | 2/19/2015 | right scoop
    Megyn Kelly really grilled Rudy Giuliani on his comments where he said Obama doesn’t love this country. But Giuliani wouldn’t fold, standing firm, even doubling down on why he believes Obama doesn’t love this country.
  • Men catch kids dropped from burning building, saving them [Brooklyn: Urban heroes]

    02/17/2015 11:13:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 32 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Gabrielle Fonrouge and Matt McNulty
    Two men saved a little boy and his teen sister from a Brooklyn blaze on Monday, scaling scaffolding at a burning apartment building and catching the children as they were dropped from a window by their mother. Davon Flunory, 20, and his friend Kevin Ravenell, 27, leaped into action after spotting Cipriani Lundy and her kids, 4-year-old Julian and 15-year-old Imani, screaming for help in the window of their smoke-filled third-floor apartment in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “My first instinct is to call the Fire Department,” recalled Flunory, who was visiting a relative in the building when the...
  • Meet the most decorated detective in NYPD history

    02/16/2015 5:57:20 PM PST · by Labyrinthos · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 15, 2015 | Brad Hamilton
    It was the bad old days of 1974, the South Bronx, and NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman and his partner, Robert De Matas, were working undercover, posing as cab drivers..." I would love to have a beer or five with this guy.
  • Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Cuomo's administration as special adviser

    02/14/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:44 PM | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY — Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Gov. Cuomo’s administration as a special adviser to the governor, the Daily News has learned. Quinn will be a part-time staffer until mid-April when she finishes her stint as a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, a source said. After that, she will jump on board full-time. Quinn headed up the Cuomo-created Women’s Equality Party in 2014 during the governor’s reelection campaign.
  • Rookie NYPD Officer Peter Liang Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Akai Gurley

    02/10/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by FreeReign · 33 replies
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) ^ | February 10, 2015 5:47 PM
    The rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn public housing development was indicted Wednesday. As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, sources told CBS2 a grand jury indicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang. Specific charges will not be revealed until the indictment is unsealed, and Liang is arraigned, on Wednesday. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office would not confirm Liang’s indictment late Tuesday, but was set to hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Al Sharpton: Accidental Anti-Tax Crusader (Cough Cough, Ahem)

    02/06/2015 1:21:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    Al Capone, America’s “favorite” gangster, went to prison because he failed to pay $215,000 in taxes from his gambling profits. Al Sharpton, on the other hand, is still romping around screaming about racism despite the fact that he owes roughly $4 million to Federal and State revenuers. I guess the IRS is just too busy harassing conservatives to care about some uppity liberal who’s a few million dollars behind on his taxes.The gaffable (is that a word?) Al Sharpton personally faces Federal tax liens for more than $3 million in back taxes. He has over $770,000 in state tax liens. Two...
  • Revealed: Names of Seven American Muslim Leaders at White House ‘Anti-Muslim Bigotry’ Meeting

    02/05/2015 10:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House has still refused to name the “American Muslim leaders” with whom President Obama met to “discuss a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.” According to a White House statement on the President’s meeting, the domestic issues discussed were the “Affordable Care Act, anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, the 21st Century Policing Task Force, and the upcoming White House Summit on Countering Violence Extremism.” On the foreign policy front, “the President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly in the name of Islam,” while also congratulating Muslims on...
  • NYPD to launch a beefed-up counterterrorism squad

    02/01/2015 1:04:28 PM PST · by JOAT · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 30 January 2015 | Shawn Cohen
    <p>The NYPD will launch a unit of 350 cops to handle both counterterrorism and protests — riding vehicles equipped with machine guns and riot gear — under a re-engineering plan to be rolled out over the coming months.</p> <p>The Strategic Response Group, or SRG, will be devoted to “advanced disorder control and counterterrorism protection,” responding to the sort of demonstrations that erupted after the Eric Garner grand jury decision and also events like the recent Paris terror attacks.</p>
  • The Mayor Who Slandered the Police

    01/31/2015 10:27:06 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | 9 Feb 2015 | Heather MacDonald
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is “comfortable” with himself. So the city learned during the biggest crisis to hit a New York mayoralty in recent memory. “I’m comfortable with the fact that I’ve always tried to tell the truth and stay true to my values,” de Blasio said in mid January, as police officers across New York City continued a work slowdown that had brought discretionary police activity to a virtual standstill. De Blasio’s breezy self-assurance was revealing but unfortunate, since it was his belief in his own mission as social-justice truth-teller that had pushed the police into...
  • NYC gives machete-wielding thug $5K for menacing cops

    01/29/2015 7:48:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Selim Algar and Natasha Velez
    He menaced cops with a machete — and the city paid him for it. A Brooklyn thug who was shot by officers while waving an 18-inch blade at them and later sued the department for $3 million got a $5,000 settlement from the city — even though his own attorney said the shooting was probably justified. Ruhim Ullah, 24, had pleaded guilty to menacing a police officer after the 2010 confrontation, in which he was shot once in the leg by a cop trying to stop him from attacking ­officers with the machete, according to his lawyer. Despite his admission...
  • CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa

    01/27/2015 12:22:29 PM PST · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa
  • NYC may yank terrorism report to appease mosque ‘spying’ critics

    01/27/2015 12:07:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2015 | 6:33am | Susan Edelman
    In top-secret talks to settle federal lawsuits against the NYPD for monitoring mosques, the city is weighing a demand that it scrub from its Web site a report on Islamic terrorists, The Post has learned. The groundbreaking, 92-page report, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. But law-enforcement sources say removing the report now would come at the worst time—after mounting terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Boston, Sydney and Ottawa. …
  • De Blasio: Sheldon Silver is a ‘man of integrity’

    01/22/2015 12:53:58 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/22/15 | By Michael Gartland
    De Blasio: Sheldon Silver is a ‘man of integrity’ By Michael Gartland Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that he knows Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to be a “man of integrity” and rejected calls for him to step down from his leadership post while facing corruption charges. “Although the charges announced today certainly are very serious I want to note that I’ve always known Shelly Silver to be a man of integrity and he certainly has due process rights and I think it’s important that we let the judicial process play out,” the mayor said at City Hall.
  • Cuomo to name ‘independent monitor’ to review cop-related grand jury decisions

    01/21/2015 9:48:08 PM PST · by harwood · 21 replies
    Gov. Cuomo is assuming a key role in resolving cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police, announcing Wednesday that he will name an “independent monitor” to review grand-jury decisions when cops are not indicted.
  • Convicted by the FBI and DOJ | Obama, Holder, Sharpton

    01/22/2015 7:48:44 AM PST · by RobaWho · 10 replies
    Rob Cunningham ^ | 1/21/2015 | Rob Cunningham
    Today, the FBI and DOJ have VERIFIED #Obama's malicious, pre-mediated #racism, attempted character assassination and gross endangerment of every #police officer in America. A joint FBI/DOJ investigation of #Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of strong arm felon-suspect #MichaelBrown, has been validated as pure self-defense, fully exonerating Officer Darren Wilson. This FBI/DOJ decision exposes the FACT that racial politics MUST have been the ONLY possible calculation Obama used to deploy Al #Sharpton and Eric #Holder to Ferguson, just as Al-Qaida deploys IEDs - each designed to explode on impact. Today's FBI/DOJ exoneration of Officer Wilson translates into this: there was...
  • Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

    01/20/2015 4:11:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/20/15
    **SNIP** “It won’t help with the police unions, certainly,” said political consultant Hank Sheinkopf. “They don’t like Al Sharpton; never have. They see him as an enemy, and furthermore, they see him as a lawbreaker who owes millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.” “Politically, it is unfortunate that he seems to want to keep being identified with Sharpton so explicitly, given Sharpton’s reputation out there,” added Doug Muzzio of Baruch College. “So the mayor is, in a sense, being truthful to himself, but that not be the wisest thing politically.” Political experts pointed out that it is unlikely that Mayor...
  • King Holiday Events Include Air of Protest Over Deaths of Black Men (Gentle Giant, Trayvon & Eric)

    01/19/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Paulson
    After a year of unrest over how the justice system responded to the deaths of several unarmed African-American men, many people marking Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday were more rueful than celebratory. Some marchers in a small city in northern Alabama wore black shirts with the names of three of the men in white print: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. Two died in confrontations with police officers, and one with a neighborhood watch coordinator. In an acknowledgment of the complexity of the issue, the shirts also bore the names of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two...
  • Police Union joins de Blasio’s war against the NYPD

    01/19/2015 10:02:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We want more cars, better vests, more manpower” the rank and file cops yelled at a push and shove throw down held last week in Queens with the NYPD Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn (PBA). Anger and a serious split among borough cops surfaced against their union leaders, especially Patrick Lynch, head of the 23,000 member PBA. (1) What Lynch keeps demanding is not nearly as high on the constable’s wish list as their own physical safety. Lynch wants words, they want action. After all, an apology from New York’s Marxist Mayor for his abusive and dangerous criticism of the NYPD is...
  • MLK marches w/Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and slain officer on cover of New Yorker

    01/18/2015 9:35:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | January 17, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    The January 26th edition of The New Yorker imagines a world where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches arm in arm with some of the most polarizing news figures from 2014 and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The publication is known for it’s controversial covers, but this one entitled “The Dream of Reconciliation” – shows Dr. King with Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and New York City Police officer Wenjian Liu, who was killed by a gunman in December – peacefully walking with arms linked as an American flag waves in the background. Artist Barry Blitt who drew it says he...
  • Bill de Blasio will spend part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Rev. Al Sharpton

    01/17/2015 11:37:40 PM PST · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 18, 2015, | JENNIFER FERMINO
    It’s official: Mayor de Blasio is going to be spending part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Hizzoner last week refused to say whether he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharpton’s National Action Network Harlem headquarters. But the mayor’s office on Saturday confirmed he’ll be there. De Blasio would not confirm last week if he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharpton’s National Action Network Harlem headquarters.De Blasio would not confirm last week if he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharpton’s National Action Network Harlem headquarters. PreviousNextDemocratic...
  • Anonymous donor from Hong Kong gives $1m to families of two slain NYPD officers

    01/16/2015 5:41:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed on patrol on Dec 20 Entrepreneur contacted a Chinese newspaper with plan to donate $1m The money was wired to New York's Detectives Endowment Association Donor requested that Liu's father receive $100,000 a year for 5 years, and Ramos' sons have $500,000 put into their educational fund Both families wept as they gathered to receive the gift in Manhattan An anonymous donor from Hong Kong has given $1 million to the families of the two NYPD officers shot dead last month. Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were murdered on patrol in...
  • Rocket launcher recovered during investigation in Brooklyn

    01/16/2015 2:02:25 PM PST · by wtd · 30 replies
    ABC7 Eyewitness News ^ | 1/16/2015 25 minutes ago | Eyewitness News
    Rocket launcher recovered during investigation in Brooklyn Updated 26 mins ago BUSHWICK -- Police say a rocket launcher was recovered in Brooklyn as part of an ongoing investigation Friday. The weapon was seized by the NYPD from a home on Knickerbocker Avenue in the Bushwick section. Initially, authorities said the weapon was operational, but it is actually inert. Investigators have charged 41-year-old Juan Garcia with weapons and drug possession. Authorities say an investigation that started in the Bronx led police to Garcia's address in Brooklyn. Along with the rocket launcher, brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia were also recovered at the...
  • Poll: New Yorkers hate NYPD protests, back de Blasio over police union leader

    01/15/2015 8:35:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    According to statistics obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the NYPD’s operational “slowdown” continues. Though the rates of arrests and citations are beginning to accelerate compared to the week of December 22 to 28 when they were down 90 percent from the year prior, New York City police activity remains relatively low. The reduced police activity is largely seen as a protest in response to the actions of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who angered police when he implied that racism played a role in the death of Eric Garner and the grand jury’s subsequent decision not...
  • [Quinnipiac U] Poll: New Yorkers don’t approve of police rebuffing mayor

    01/15/2015 6:08:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST | Colleen Long
    Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had “blood on his hands,” according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 69 percent disapproved of the silent protest among police at the funerals of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and 77 percent considered union leader Patrick Lynch’s comment “too extreme.” …
  • Don’t tell me; “I saw the 3 minute video” and “the lady really was sawed in half”

    01/14/2015 8:40:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/14/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is an expression in police work: “If you weren’t there you don’t know what happened.” Cops know you need all available information to make a good judgment. When a cop sees a lady “sawed in half” on a stage he/she understands that what is being presented is a carefully crafted illusion. They understand that seeing a brief video, even one that was “shown on television thousands of times” doesn’t necessarily provide proof of what happened. The Rodney King case brought acquittals for the police when the first jury saw all of the available video; but a conviction when the...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • Bill De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

    01/12/2015 8:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City shouldn’t exist. Its population of waiters waiting to become actors, professors waiting to write bestsellers, muggers waiting to become drug kingpins, welfare cases waiting for American Idol and cyclists waiting to become international humanitarians are the natural constituency of the left. Like every major city in the last fifty years, New York City is caught between a progressive death wish to embrace every single insane policy of the left from midnight basketball for crackheads to a 99 percent tax on everyone who has a job and the common sense competence that keeps it afloat. Every election is...
  • NYPD on High Alert After ISIS Leader Tells Followers to Kill Americans

    01/12/2015 8:32:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The New York City Police Department has reportedly been placed on alert after an ISIS message surfaced calling on its followers to kill police officers, soldiers and civilians in the United States by any means necessary. "Pay close attention to people as they approach and look for their hands as they approach you," an internal NYPD memo read, according to the New York Daily News on Sunday. The threat was apparently made by ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad Al-Adnani, and mirrors a previous jihadist call for action in September 2014. The memo warns that the latest threat should be taken even...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasio’s Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • BRATTON: ITS TIME COPS GET BACK TO WORK (Commish all puckered up, on his knees to De Blobbio)

    01/12/2015 4:35:55 AM PST · by Liz · 38 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/10/15
    NYC Police Commissioner says cops are in a slowdown. Bratton says he still doesn’t know the root causes, but police brass are taking steps to make sure street cops fall in line. Bratton called in borough commanders....says he fully expects normalcy by next week. He attributed the slowdown partly on cops enforcing recent protests, and working in pairs to ensure their safety after two cops were assassinated by an anti-cop maniac.
  • Slowdown has cost city over $46M in lost revenue

    01/12/2015 5:37:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Michael Gartland and Leonard Greene
    It’s the high price of the NYPD slowdown. Feuding between cops and City Hall has already cost the city more than $46 million in lost parking-ticket revenue — staggering losses that could take a bite out of critical programs and services, critics charged Sunday. “It’s not a natural disaster — this is man made,” said Glen Bolofsky, president of Parkingticket.com, a ticket-fighting service which crunched the numbers. Because ticket revenue is accounted for in the city’s budget — $518 million a year, according to a November 2014 Office of Management and Budget report — the spectrum of a budgetary shortfall has...
  • NYPD on High Alert Following ISIS Call to ‘Rise Up and Kill Police Officers’

    01/11/2015 9:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/15 | Jordan Schachte
    The New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have been alerted to a new threat raised by the Islamic State terror group. The jihadist entity released a new video on Saturday urging fellow jihadists to “rise up” against the U.S. and other Western states. ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani told those loyal to the Islamic State to “rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians” in the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia. “Do not let the battle pass you by wherever you may be. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well
  • In poor New York neighborhoods, residents ask: Where are the police?

    01/11/2015 5:45:32 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 42 replies
    www.aol.com ^ | 1/9/15 | Emily Flitter and Luciana Lopez
    (Reuters) - On the sidewalk of a public housing development in Brooklyn, New York notorious for gang violence and drug activity, the words "Fascist pig, go home!" in black spray paint are fading but still legible. These are the Marcy Houses, 27 brick H-block buildings, each six stories high, that are home to nearly 4,300 people, many of whom are black or Latino. The rapper Jay-Z, who grew up in the complex, described Marcy as "a block away from hell," the place where "news cameras never come," in a song called "Where I'm From."
  • Obama administration responds to Hebdo attack by vowing to fight Islamophobia

    01/11/2015 5:01:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Joe Newby
    The civilized world is still reeling from Wednesday's brutal attack against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo by gunmen seeking revenge for cartoons attacking Islam. Nevertheless, Breitbart.com reported Thursday, the White House announced it would make fighting Islamophobia a priority. "Never mind that most Westerners aren’t Islamophobic, but rather GettingShotInTheFaceForExpressingMyOpinion-Phobic," Ben Shapiro wrote. Speaking with reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the real problem is lack of leadership in defending Islam. "There are some individuals that are using a peaceful religion and grossly distorting it, and trying to use its tenets to inspire people around the globe to...
  • NYPD Barred from Vacation Until Arrests Increase

    01/11/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 126 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-11-2015 | Dan Riehl
    Across New York City, policemen are being put on notice by higher ups, get back to business as usual, or no vacations, or sick days, according to reports. And borough commanders want to see the proof. “Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders ‘activity sheets’ indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift…” Said one union source, according to the New York Post, “Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses.”
  • De Blasio is leading this city into ruin by not having cops’ back

    01/11/2015 11:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2015 | Andrea Peyser
    Dec. 23 marked a banner day in the Peyser/Phillips household. My daughter, Eliza Phillips, turned Sweet 16. This was an excuse for her parents to enjoy mountains of cake (and a few nips of Scotch.) But it also brought us a sense of extreme anxiety. For soon my kid will choose a career. But like millions of parents, infamously including Mayor de Blasio, this seemed as good a time as any for me to sit my child down and give her “the talk.’’ I warned her — Do not join law enforcement. This makes me sad. Just as de Blasio...
  • Cops and soldiers, and why they’re different

    01/11/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The War Room ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    There’s 35,000 of them, but they’re not an army. So, it’s a new year, and we’re already hip-deep in horrors. I can’t even begin to write about the Charlie Hebdo massacre; I’m not an expert on terrorism or on France, and in general I agree with Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s made a good point recently on Twitter that there are too many of these “what’s it all mean” pieces and all far too soon. Instead, I want to go back to one of the stories we were all arguing about before the Paris massacre: the tension...