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  • 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...
  • NYPD cops told no vacations until work slowdown ends

    01/11/2015 7:16:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | Shawn Cohen
    It’s a slowdown showdown. At precincts across the city, top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity and even barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days, The Post has learned. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders “activity sheets” indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift, sources told The Post. “Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses,” one union source said. “This is the same practice that caused officers to be labeled racist and abusers of...
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million revelers, zero tickets

    01/10/2015 12:47:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2015 11:56 AM EST | Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz
    Of all the statistics from the recent New Year’s Eve in Times Square—1 million revelers, 2,000 pounds of confetti, thousands of police officers, dozens of surveillance cameras—there is one number that stands out: zero, as in zero tickets for low-level crimes. No tickets for having an open container of alcohol, no tickets for public urination, no tickets for double parking, no tickets for furry, costumed characters hassling tourists to take their picture. Add in low-level arrests, and there was just one, for a subway-related offense. And that wasn’t just on New Year’s Eve. That was for the entire week containing...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • The Amazing Kreskin wants to read de Blasio’s mind

    01/09/2015 8:52:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    New York Post ... Page Six ^ | January 9, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    The Amazing Kreskin wants to read de Blasio’s mind The Amazing Kreskin will celebrate his 80th birthday with a star- studded bash at City Crab on Monday, and Bill de Blasio is invited. But if the mayor shows, “I will read his thoughts in public, in front of the audience,” offered the mentalist, who admits he’s at odds with de Blasio over his crusade to ban horse carriages. “I only have one fear — I may draw a blank,” Kreskin cracked of de Blasio’s brain.
  • DYING FOR A CIGARETTE IN NEW YORK

    01/08/2015 12:58:08 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 1-7-2014 | Ann Coulter
    DYING FOR A CIGARETTE IN NEW YORKJanuary 7, 2015 If you're wondering why New York City police officers keep turning their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio, let's review parts of the mayor's recent speech on the Eric Garner case that have been removed from the "Official Website of the City of New York." De Blasio said: "I was at the White House the other day, and the president of the United States turned to me and he said that [De Blasio son] Dante reminded him of what he looked like as a teenager." Why does Obama think every black...
  • AL SHARPTON FUMES AT NYPD AFTER VIAGRA PRESCRIPTION LEAKED TO PRESS

    01/08/2015 5:07:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/15 | Debra Heine
    The Reverend Al Sharpton lashed out at New York cops on Monday after they revealed to the New York Daily News that they found his Viagra prescription in the apartment of a lawyer friend recently cleared of rape charges. Sharpton claimed that he is “unembarrassable.” According to the NYDN, when asked about the find, “a shocked Sharpton” initially feigned ignorance about the RX note for the sex pills. “I don’t know anything about that, no, I don’t know anything about that,” Sharpton said, “after a speechless second.” He roared back a moment later, accusing the source who leaked the detail...
  • After Paris, De Blasio Should Reinstate Mosque Monitoring

    01/08/2015 3:52:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In the wake of the Islamist terrorist attack in Paris, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani argues to reinstate a policy cancelled by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has arguably left the city as exposed as it was on Sept. 10, 2001. Although the Paris terrorist attack by Islamists has not been linked to any mosque, the historical record is dotted with similar attacks that have such links, including the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan that killed 13 and wounded 31 as the self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouted "Allahu...
  • Weakened security in de Blasio’s Big Apple leaves the city vulnerable to terrorism

    01/08/2015 2:21:29 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/08/2015 | Jim Kouri
    In the aftermath of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France, on Wednesday — an attack that left 12 journalists and cops dead — cities throughout the world are increasing alert levels especially those in Western nations, according to a number of reports. However, the terrorists’ crown-jewel target, New York City, has become more and more vulnerable under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio. For example, his dismantling of a special operations unit of police officers that conducted surveillance and investigations of the city’s and metropolitan area’s mosques has left the Big Apple arguably as vulnerable as it was...
  • ‘I want to kill cops': Man who ‘tried to run over’ officers

    01/08/2015 1:37:20 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9 2015 | Philip Messing, Melkorka Licea and Joe Tacopino
    A man yelling “I want to kill cops” tried to run down two Port Authority Police officers with his car near the entrance to the ­Holland Tunnel Wednesday night in the latest attack on officers. Matthew Christian Cash, who has an extensive criminal record, was barreling down a restricted fire lane near Varick and Watts streets when he barely missed cops patrolling the tunnel and smashed his silver Audi right into their ­police cruiser at about 8 p.m., authorities said.
  • NYPD union leaders: Only (Bill) Clinton can fix rift with de Blasio

    01/08/2015 12:42:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2014 | Kirstan Conley, Shawn Cohen and Bruce Golding
    It’s Bubba to the rescue! NYPD union leaders think the rift between the rank and file and Mayor Bill de Blasio is so bad, it can only be healed by one man — ex-President Bill Clinton — and police brass are receptive to the idea, sources told The Post. The startling proposal, made during a meeting between Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and the NYPD’s five union chiefs on Wednesday, came as a shot cop got a hero’s send-off upon being released from the hospital.
  • Vandal loosens, removes lug nuts from cars in Brooklyn NYPD parking area

    01/08/2015 9:52:45 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 8, 2015 | BY Thomas Tracy
    What a no-good lug! A vandal tried to sabotage cops in Brooklyn when he loosened the lug nuts from a police cruiser, officials said. The menace also removed the lug nuts from the private vehicles of three cops in Bushwick, officials said. All four cars were inside an NYPD parking area on DeKalb Ave. near Wyckoff Ave. when the sabotage took place, officials said. The lug nuts were discovered missing or loosened on Tuesday morning, cops said. Police were still hunting for the perp Wednesday. . .
  • The speech Bill de Doofus didn't want made public

    01/08/2015 8:19:11 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/8/2015 | Ann Coulter
    If you're wondering why New York City police officers keep turning their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio, let's review parts of the mayor's recent speech on the Eric Garner case that have been removed from the "Official Website of the City of New York." De Blasio said: "I was at the White House the other day, and the president of the United States turned to me and he said that [De Blasio son] Dante reminded him of what he looked like as a teenager." Why does Obama think every black teenager looks like him? Does he think they all...
  • Wheely Dangerous! Someone Is Loosening Lug Nuts On NYPD Cop Cars

    01/07/2015 8:48:44 PM PST · by paltz · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/7/14 | Kerry Picket
    NEW YORK — Now someone is tampering with the lug nuts of NYPD police vehicles. The NYPD sent out a memo to all commands Tuesday night warning law enforcement personnel that they should check to see whether their personal and department vehicles have been tampered with. Station house security will “pay special attention to areas where members of the department park their own vehicles as well as the department’s automobiles,” the memo said. According to the memo, lug nuts were loosened from both personal and department owned vehicles “while parked in the vicinity of a department facility.” Station house security...
  • Bill de Blasio is showing his disrespect

    01/07/2015 8:19:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    There’s an old saying that it’s “better to be lucky than good,” but what if you are unlucky and bad? That would describe Mayor Bill de Blasio, who in the span of a few hours went from defiant to deflated. He started out crowing and ended up eating crow. The mayor emerged from hiding Monday to use the ­release of 2014 crime stats to heap more abuse on cops, saying a decline of 4.6 percent in major felonies meant he was right to demand both a “safe city” and a “fairer city.” He also blasted officers for turning their backs...
  • De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals

    01/07/2015 4:48:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/7/14 | By Jamie Schram
    De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals By Jamie Schram A Manhattan judge known for being tough on criminals has been booted from the bench by Mayor Bill de Blasio — even against the ­advice of his own vetting team, law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday. The move comes on the heels of de Blasio’s reappointment of Brooklyn Judge Laura Johnson, who set free without bail two men who threatened to kill cops just days after a double police assassination. The booted judge, Diana Boyar, “was fair, knowledgeable and ran the courtroom professionally,” a stunned...
  • No more dead cops!

    01/07/2015 4:26:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/15 | Fredy 'Brooklyn' Lowe
    No More Dead Cops! The work slow-down continues. Peace in the City can only begin when de Blasio is gone from City Hall. As a former member of the NYPD, I stood on the frontline of the Harlem and Columbia riots, worked the Eastside of Manhattan back in ‘72 on the night Officers Foster and Laurie were assassinated - just for being Cops, and patrolled the mean streets of the South Bronx when it was ‘officially burning’. Back then we worked during a time of great hostility and danger to Police Officers, but we came to work and did our...
  • That’s it Obama: Go Wrap Yourself in a Dead Cop

    01/07/2015 9:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | John Ransom
    Let’s make one thing absolutely clear at the outset: Neither Barack Obama nor Bill De Blasio ever considered a political action they didn’t respect. These guys are all politics, all the time. If any of their kids got killed they’d figure out how to do a fundraiser off of it or run a campaign. And if that’s an exaggeration then the burden of proof is on them to disprove it. Because we have ample evidence that they lack the normal human decency that tells the rest of us when we have gone too far. Exhibit One from the White House...
  • Why the NYPD Turned Its Back on the City (Grab a pail)

    01/06/2015 7:56:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Does believing the police are constantly under fire serve a productive function for society? On Sunday, a relatively large group of New York police officers, sworn to protect and serve the public, turned their back on the public's elected executive, Mayor Bill de Blasio: The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian Liu was remembered as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had immigrated at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country. The gesture, among officers watching the mayor's speech on a screen, added to tensions between the...
  • Cop wounded in shootout not happy about de Blasio’s visit

    01/06/2015 2:48:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | 11:44am | Kevin Sheehan
    One of the cops wounded in a wild Bronx shootout didn’t appreciate a hospital sympathy visit from Mayor Bill de Blasio, the wounded officer’s dad told The Post on Tuesday. The mayor accompanied NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to St. Barnabas Hospital overnight to see wounded plainclothes officers Andrew Dossi, 30, and Aliro Pellarano, 38. “He wasn’t too happy about the mayor’s visit,” Dossi’s dad, Joe, told The Post at the family’s home in Rockland County. “He (Dossi) deals with some crappy people every day and getting no support (from the mayor), come on. These are the guys in the trenches...
  • Massive Manhunt For Suspects After 2 NYPD Officers Shot, Wounded In The Bronx

    01/06/2015 8:38:39 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    CBSNew York ^ | January 6, 2015 | Staff
    A massive manhunt is under way for two suspects after police said two NYPD officers responding to a robbery (were shot and wounded in the Bronx.)The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Tiebout Avenue. Police said a team of plainclothes officers had just finished their shifts in the 46th precinct when a call came in about a grocery store robbery.[snip] “The suspects wanted for shooting these officers are described as two male Hispanics, approximately 25 to 30 years of age, wearing dark clothing,” Bratton said. “One of the suspects has a close-cropped full beard. One of the suspects may...
  • A Party at War with Itself

    01/06/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. The first time was when Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at Woodhull Hospital where mortally wounded officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been taken on Dec. 20. The second was when the mayor spoke at Ramos' funeral. The third was at Liu's service on Sunday. Detestation of de Blasio among the NYPD and the cops who came from across the country to stand in solidarity with their slain brothers is broad and deep. And, in a way, de Blasio served...
  • 2 Officers Responding to Robbery Call Shot in Bronx: NYPD

    01/06/2015 7:11:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 01/06/2015
    Two NYPD officers responding to a robbery call were shot in the Bronx late Monday, police and law enforcement sources say. A 30-year-old officer was shot in the arm and lower back and a 38-year-old officer was shot in the chest and arm near East 184th Street and Tiebout Avenue in Fordham at about 10:30 p.m., officials said at a news conference early Tuesday. The unidentified officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where they are in critical but stable condition. Both officers are expected to recover, the NYPD said. The officers, who were in plain clothes, were part of...