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  • Two men plead guilty after accusations to set off pressure-cooker bomb in New York City

    02/11/2017 5:22:06 PM PST · by grundle · 43 replies
    kfor.com ^ | Feruary 11, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    <p>NEW YORK – Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges against them, federal prosecutors and New York City officials said.</p>
  • Cops suspect jogger’s killing may have been racially motivated

    02/08/2017 7:13:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    The confessed killer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano told detectives he hated the victim’s predominantly white neighborhood of Howard Beach, leading cops to believe race played a role in the murder, sources told The Post. “I don’t like those people over there,” said Chanel Lewis, 20, who is black and split time between homes in the largely impoverished neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville, according to sources. Lewis made the statement to a black detective when asked why he killed Vetrano, who was found strangled in Spring Creek Park. His comment caused cops to believe race was a factor...
  • Police Catch Suspect After DNA Is Linked to Slain Jogger Scene

    02/04/2017 10:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2017 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Cops caught a suspect Saturday in the murder of Karina ­Vetrano, the beautiful jogger whose brutal strangulation last summer — in the high weeds of Spring Creek Park in Queens — had transfixed the city. Officials did not immediately release the name of the suspect, but sources told The Post he is in his 20s and lives in a housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, a neighborhood just west of her home in Howard Beach. The suspect had been on police radar for a while, sources told The Post.
  • Queens Man Cuffed for Pushing Straphanger Onto Harlem Subway Tracks; Yelled, 'I Hate White People'

    11/23/2016 2:54:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Cops busted a Queens man for trying to push a straphanger onto the subway tracks in Harlem and yelling, “I hate white people!” Police cuffed Gary Weeks, 51, of Wavecrest for the bizarre attack Monday at 2 p.m. at the 4-5-6 subway station at 125th St. and Lexington Ave., officials said. The straphanger was waiting for a northbound train when Weeks walked up to him and tried to push him onto the tracks. The victim got away from Weeks, as other people started pointing and yelling at the attacker to simmer down. He then began yelling about his hatred for...
  • Queens Woman Receives Deceased Father’s Absentee Ballot

    10/23/2016 8:46:28 PM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 23, 2016 | CBS New York
    This election cycle is dredging up the pain of the past for one Queens woman. Michelle Dimino’s father, Anthony Baldomir, passed away in October 2012. Since then, she’s been receiving his absentee ballots for the primaries and general elections...
  • Police search for man who called in fake bomb threat in Queens subway station

    10/20/2016 8:54:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | October 17, 2016 | Paige Leskin and Nicole Johnson
    FOREST HILLS, Queens — Police are looking for a man who called in a bomb threat from a Queens subway station Thursday. Surveillance footage from the Forest Hills subway station, located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue, shows the man before and after the call was placed shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
  • Police eye Muslim NYPD cop's aunt's stabbing in Queens as possible hate crime

    09/01/2016 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    The 60-year-old aunt of an NYPD cop, moments after walking ahead of her asthma-stricken husband, was found mortally-wounded on a Queens sidewalk with a four-inch knife lodged in her chest, police sources said Thursday. The husband of Nazma Khanam rushed up Normal Rd. in Jamaica Hills about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday after he heard the screams of his gravely-wounded wife, sources said. “He attacked me and I’m dying,” Khanam told her husband, who didn’t see the assault, police sources said. The Bangladeshi-born victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead about an hour later, sources said. Queens woman,...
  • Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend taken into police custody, believed to be...

    08/14/2016 10:58:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 08/15/2016 | Ellen Moynihan, Ross Keith, Rocco Parascandola, Stephen Rex Brown.
    A man suspected of gunning down a Queens imam and his friend outside a mosque was taken into custody Sunday night by cops who believe the killer was an experienced shooter, sources said. An NYPD Regional Fugitive Task Force was doing “brief surveillance” on a suspect in Queens when he rammed an unmarked cop car, sources said. He was taken into custody for questioning, according to the sources. Police officials could not confirm whether a suspect was in custody.
  • 2 Crimes (Switzerland and Ozone Park)

    08/14/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | August 14, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    So far Swiss authorities have not come to the conclusion that the stabbing spree/arson attack on train passengers was linked to terrorism. Then again, we should recall that German and Scandinavian law enforcement have engaged in a systemic coverup of migrant sexual violence and crime against indigenous Europeans. Of course, it's entirely possible that this attack is simply an isolated outbreak of psychotic violence, a la the man who murdered over a hundred people on a South Korean subway. However, if this was indeed another example of Islamic terrorism, it would fit what social scientists, in any other context, would...
  • New York Muslims Blame Donald Trump for Imam Shooting

    08/14/2016 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Mona Salama
    Queens, New York– An imam and his associate were killed Saturday in Queens, NY, shortly after leaving the mosque where they were saying their afternoon prayers. The victims were identified by the NYPD as Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55 and Thara Uddin, 65. Both men were shot at close range in the head, just a block away from the mosque shortly before 2pm. The Imam was pronounced dead at the scene, while Uddin died four hours later at Jamaica Hospital. The shooter, according to Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner from the 106th precinct, remains at large. According to Sautner, the shooter is...
  • Queens imam & his asst shot to death by gunman in attack local Muslims blame on Donald Trump (trunc)

    08/13/2016 5:24:34 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 13, 2016 | Dale Eisinger, Thomas Tracy, Larry McShane, Rich Schapiro
    A lone gunman killed a Queens imam and his assistant as the pair walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers, shooting each in the head from close range, cops and witnesses said. Both victims were dressed in Muslim garb when targeted by the shooter, who fled the scene on foot and remained at large. Members of the mosque quickly denounced the double homicide as a hate crime. “That’s not what America is about,” said local resident Khairul Islam, 33. “We blame Donald Trump for this ... Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.”
  • Imam, Another Man Killed In Double Shooting After Leaving Mosque In Queens

    08/13/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 13 Aug 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An imam and another man are dead following a double shooting in Queens on Saturday afternoon. CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and a 64-year-old associate from his congregation were each shot in the head while on their way home from a local mosque by a man who came up behind them. The shooting took place near Liberty Avenue and 79th Street in Ozone Park around 2 p.m. Witnesses said the imam from the Al-Furqan Masjid mosque had just delivered an afternoon service and was walking home with another member of the mosque when...
  • Retired FDNY firefighter finds daughter, 30, strangled in Howard Beach park

    08/04/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    New York Daily News | August 3, 2016 | Byron Smith, Ryan Sit, Thomas Tracy, Larry McShane
    The father of slain Queens jogger Karina Vetrano had a bad back — and a worse feeling — when his devoted daughter left on her nightly run. The vivacious 30-year-old, who typically jogged alongside her dad, ignored his warning to avoid an overgrown trail and ran right into the hands of a merciless killer, cops said Wednesday. Though cops say it appears she fought desperately, her father, Philip Vetrano, found her lifeless body — strangled and likely raped — facedown amid the towering weeds about 15 feet off a desolate path in a Howard Beach park. Neighbors say the 10-foot-high...
  • Teacher abused by students wins $125k settlement ("White B---!" Pelted With Rocks)

    06/13/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-12-2016 | Susan Edelman
    “These kids knew they could beat on me all they wanted, and the administration would tacitly encourage it by not doing anything about it,” Perez said. “In no other workplace would I be expected to take this as part of my day.” MS 72 struggles with discipline problems and low student achievement. In school surveys, kids have complained of bullying. Perez says several kids taunted and threatened her as they spewed X-rated profanity. They called her “white bitch,” pelted her with pencils, and tossed rocks as she walked to her car, warning that she would “get shot” and “get my...
  • Historic Night? Donald Trump first major party nominee born in Queens, New York?!

    06/08/2016 6:40:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
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    Someone help me out, I may be wrong, but why isn't the media APPLAUDING the history-making night?! Seems to me that Donald Trump is the VERY FIRST MAJOR PARTY NOMINEE who was born in Queens New York!!
  • Queens Marine who died on Pacific island during World War II battle gets heroic homecoming

    06/11/2016 8:44:01 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Seth Bookey, Michael Cruz, Nancy Dillon
    More than 70 years after dying on a beach in World War II, Queens-bred Marine John F. Prince is finally coming home. His remains were excavated from a nondescript parking lot on Betio Island in the central Pacific, identified through dental records and due to arrive in New York next week for a burial with full military honors at Calverton National Cemetery, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday.
  • Don't Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers

    05/05/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/16
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A. The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City. But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays. "Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," he said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo. "This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that...
  • Bill de Blasio tells New Yorkers not to eat at ‘anti-LGBT’ Chick-fil-A

    05/04/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the company’s pro-traditional marriage views. “What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info. “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,” he said, adding that “they do have a legal right.” Mr. de Blasio’s comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in...
  • Winston Moseley, Who Killed Kitty Genovese, Dies in Prison at 81

    04/05/2016 7:00:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/4/16 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Winston Moseley, who stalked, raped and killed Kitty Genovese in a prolonged knife attack in New York in 1964 while neighbors failed to act on her desperate cries for help — a nightmarish tableau that came to symbolize urban apathy in America — died on March 28, in prison. He was 81. Patrick J. Bailey, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, confirmed the death on Monday. A medical examiner would determine the cause of death, Mr. Bailey said. Mr. Moseley, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophiliac, died at the maximum security Clinton Correctional...
  • City gives $500K to activist at center of Palestine-Israel Twitter war

    04/02/2016 6:15:49 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 2, 2016 | Rich Calder
    City First Lady Chirlane McCray is handing over more than $500,000 to an Arab-American activist who came under fire for denouncing critics on Twitter as “Zionist trolls.” The Arab-American Association of New York, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit run by Linda Sarsour, was selected as one of 14 groups by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York to receive $10 million over five years to integrate mental-health services into their community programs. McCray oversees the fund.