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  • Brooklyn guy uses drone to hit on a gal during coronavirus lockdown

    03/27/2020 4:40:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2020 | Kirsten Fleming
    Like a responsible New Yorker, Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen was cooped up in his apartment practicing social distancing during the coronavirus lockdown. But when he spotted a girl dancing on her rooftop, he channeled his inner Romeo, using his balcony and technology to get her attention. In a 31-second TikTok video that has 4.4 million views on Twitter as of Monday afternoon, he captures the entire meet-cute moment. He also notes, “I can’t believe this actually worked, and yes this is a true story.” “I looked out my window and saw this girl dancing, perhaps to a TikTok song,” Cohen,...
  • Kevin Durant Among Four Nets Tested Positive for Coronavirus

    03/17/2020 3:00:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 17, 2020 | Peter Botte
    Superstar Kevin Durant was among four members of the Brooklyn Nets who tested positive for the coronavirus, the superstar told The Athletic. The team announced Tuesday that multiple players were diagnosed with the deadly virus, without disclosing names. “Of the four, one player is exhibiting symptoms while three are asymptomatic,” the team added in a statement. “All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians.”
  • Brooklyn DA says his office won't prosecute some low-level offenses amid coronavirus outbreak

    03/17/2020 8:42:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 17 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Low-level offenses that don’t jeopardize public safety will not be prosecuted in Brooklyn amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said Tuesday. The measure is part of an effort for his office to implement social distancing practices in order to limit potential exposure to the virus for employees and visitors, Gonzales said. “During this public health emergency, it is imperative that we also protect those who might be exposed to the coronavirus during the procedures of arrest, processing and detention in Central Booking,” he said in a statement posted to Twitter. SNIP
  • Seven more teens arrested for beatdown of 15-year-old Brooklyn girl

    03/08/2020 7:58:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Mar 08, 2020 | Wes Parnell
    Seven more teens have been arrested for the brutal beatdown of a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn, cops said Sunday. The teens, ranging in ages from 14 to 16, were charged with robbery and gang assault for the attack at Sterling Place and Utica Ave. in Crown Heights about 4 p.m. on Thursday. They were all nabbed over the weekend, authorities said. The attack sparked an outcry from local officials and advocates after the NYPD released shocking footage of the attack.
  • Jewish New Yorker in serious condition after Italy trip

    03/07/2020 8:07:50 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MARCH 8, 2020 05:57 | AARON REICH
    A member of the Sephardi Jewish community in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is in serious condition following a trip to Italy due to a possible case of coronavirus, Yeshiva World News reported. The man, who is in his 30s and resides on Ocean Parkway, just returned from Milan, Italy, and is currently on a respirator. The identity of the patient is unknown, but Yeshiva World News have asked people to pray for Yosef ben Esther.
  • Horrific moment nearly 20 teens beat a 15-year-old girl on a Brooklyn sidewalk before stealing the sneakers off her feet, her phone and debit card

    03/06/2020 9:29:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2020 | Lauren Edmonds
    A 15-year-old girl was brutally beaten and robbed by a group of almost 20 teenagers after they chased her around Brooklyn, New York. The NYPD released footage of the horrific attack which was captured by security cameras. Authorities said the incident began around 4.10pm Thursday when the victim was approached by a group of unidentified individuals in front of 216 Utica Avenue. It's unclear what started the altercation, but surveillance footage shows the group of young teenagers chased after the girl until she fell on the sidewalk.
  • Gang brutally beats 15-year-old girl on Brooklyn sidewalk

    03/06/2020 7:36:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 6, 2020
    NEW YORK — A 15-year-old girl was brutally beaten by a group of people Thursday afternoon on a Brooklyn sidewalk, video shows. The suspects chased the victim, then pummelled her, punching and kicking her multiple times around 4 p.m., WCBS reported. Video shows the victim being beaten as more people run up and participate in the assault.
  • ICE arrests illegal immigrant accused of raping Brooklyn teen after city cut him loose

    03/03/2020 5:59:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 3, 2020 | Larry Celona, Andrew Denney and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    An illegal immigrant accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn was cut loose thanks to New York’s “sanctuary city” policy and the Brooklyn District Attorney — despite a request by immigration officials that he be detained. Guatemalan national Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, 20, was arraigned Friday on a 20-count criminal complaint for allegedly raping the girl five times in 2018. But Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office didn’t ask the judge to set bail, and Criminal Court Judge Hilary Gingold agreed to let him go on supervised release. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had issued a detainer asking the city to nevertheless...
  • Brooklyn mom gives birth to second Leap Year baby

    03/02/2020 6:21:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.29.20 | ear baby By Dean Balsamini and Khristina Narizhnaya
    This Sunset Park family is growing by leaps and bounds! Lindsay and Dane Demchak were all set to throw a birthday party Saturday for their son Omri, who was born Feb. 29, 2016, the last Leap Year. But that soiree was put on hold when the 31-year-old stay-at-home mom unexpectedly gave birth Saturday morning, four days early, to a 7-pound, 2-ounce baby girl at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn. “We’re the double Leap Year family!” a beaming Lindsay Demchak boasted from her hospital bed as she cradled a swaddled Scout on her right arm. “We don’t believe in superstition. We...
  • Justice Department Secures Denaturalization of Convicted Terrorist Who Sought to Help al Qaeda Destroy the Brooklyn Bridge

    02/05/2020 5:38:52 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 4, 2020 | doj
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 4, 2020   Court Denaturalizes Iyman Faris Based on His Provision of Material Support to al Qaeda in Early 2000s, Which Included a Personal Meeting with Usama bin Laden at Terrorist Training Camp Months After Taking Oath of Allegiance to the United States On Feb. 3, Judge Staci M. Yandle of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois entered an order revoking the naturalized U.S. citizenship of convicted terrorist, Iyman Faris. Faris, a native of Pakistan, was convicted in 2003 of providing material support...
  • FBI probes allegations of ‘deep-rooted’ academic fraud in NYC schools

    01/25/2020 6:56:38 PM PST · by karpov · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 25, 2020 | Susan Edelman
    The feds have started looking into allegations of widespread academic fraud in New York City schools, a Queens lawmaker says. City Councilman Robert Holden met this month with officials in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York after his call for a federal probe of “deep-rooted fraud” in the city Department of Education. Meanwhile, Holden and The Post received additional whistle blower-letters from anonymous “investigative staff” with the Special Commissioner of Investigation for city schools. A similar letter sent last summer said SCI was sitting on cases alleging waste or misconduct by Mayor de Blasio, First...
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tells new New Yorkers ‘go back to Iowa’

    01/20/2020 6:49:59 PM PST · by karpov · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 20, 2020 | Olivia Bensimon, Khristina Narizhnaya and Bruce Golding
    He has a dream — of leading a New York City that is home to far fewer Midwesterners. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — the leading fundraiser in the 2021 mayoral race — used Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday to deliver an inflammatory broadside against newcomers from the nation’s heartland. “Go back to Iowa, you go back to Ohio,” he said during a speech in Harlem. “New York City belongs to the people that was here and made New York City what it is.” Speaking at the National Action Network’s “King Day Celebration,” hosted by founder the Rev....
  • Michael Bloomberg Gets First Endorsement From Member of Congress

    01/13/2020 11:24:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, January 13, 2020 | Jimmy Vielkind
    U.S. Rep. Max Rose of Staten Island announced his endorsement of Michael Bloomberg’s presidential bid, making Mr. Rose the first member of Congress to back the former New York City mayor’s campaign. Mr. Rose, a Democrat, specifically cited Mr. Bloomberg’s management of the city in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mr. Bloomberg was elected to the first of his three terms as mayor that year. “Mayor Bloomberg’s even-keeled and visionary leadership is what we need to reduce the chaos, partisanship and hyper-vitriol that has overtaken Washington,” Mr. Rose said. “Rather than submit to another stage of...
  • Thief who robbed four banks is FREED on New York's no-bail policy - then knocks over another bank 24 hours after shouting 'I can't believe they let me out'

    01/12/2020 9:20:12 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2019 | Ralph R. Ortega
    Gerold Woodberry, 42, is alleged to have robbed banks in New York's Midtown Manhattan, Harlem, West Village and the Upper West Side, since December 30 He was accused of passing notes to tellers and got away with $1,000 twice before cops on patrol nabbed him on Thursday But he was released under the city's new 'no bail law,' which doesn't require bail to hold a suspect accused of non-violent felonies, including robbery 'I can't believe they let me out,' sources said he boasted as he left the New York Police Department's headquarters. 'What were they thinking? 'Woodberry was then alleged to...
  • Queens Woman Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Teaching and Distributing Information About

    01/10/2020 8:41:52 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    justice.gov ^ | January 9, 2020 | DOJ
    Full Title: Queens Woman Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Teaching and Distributing Information About Weapons of Mass Destruction Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 9, 2020Queens Woman Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment for Teaching and Distributing Information About Weapons of Mass Destruction Asia Siddiqui and Her Co-Defendant Planned to Build Explosive or Destructive Devices Similar to those Used in Prior U.S.-Based Terrorist Attacks Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, Asia Siddiqui was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. for her role in planning to build...
  • Alleged Anti-Semitic Arsonist Released With No Bail In New York

    01/08/2020 7:09:10 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/2020 | Luke Rosiak
    James Polite, who was charged with hate crimes and arson after he allegedly set fire to seven Jewish sites and vandalized a synagogue, was released from jail without bail Tuesday, according to court records. Polite allegedly wrote “Die Jew Rats” and “Hitler” at the Union Temple of Brooklyn in November 2018. Security footage allegedly showed him setting setting fires at “seven shuls and yeshivas in Williamsburg.” The incidents led to the cancellation of a Democratic event at the synagogue, with a candidate saying it highlighted the need to vote out “hate.” Polite is a self-identified queer black man who was...
  • De Blasio intervened in prosecution of accused anti-Semitic attacker Tiffany Harris

    01/05/2020 9:51:06 PM PST · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2020 | Rebecca Rosenberg, Julia Marsh and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio intervened in the prosecution of an accused anti-Semitic attacker — leading to her lock-up in a psych ward — because she was generating negative publicity for his administration, The Post has learned. Brooklyn’s supervising judge was forced to hold an unscheduled hearing late on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve after City Hall contacted the state Office of Court Administration about Tiffany Harris, 30.
  • Man sucker punches, wrestles NYPD cop to the ground in Brooklyn

    12/28/2019 11:40:21 AM PST · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 28, 2019 | Tina Moore and Ruth Weissmann
    A deranged man sucker-punched an NYPD officer on a Brooklyn sidewalk, pinning the cop to the ground and refusing to budge, body camera footage obtained by The Post shows. The wild video shows Steven Haynes, 40, socking the uniformed officer across the face outside a Bank of America near the corner of Livingston St. and Court St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, officials said. Haynes, who police said had been sitting on the sidewalk drinking and blocking pedestrians, briefly brawls with the officer before wrestling him to the pavement in a swift attack that sends a nearby trash can flying...
  • NYPD Investigating 9th Anti-Semitic Attack Reported This Week

    12/28/2019 7:19:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS 2 NYC ^ | December 28, 2019 | Staff
    New information was released Saturday morning about another anti-Semitic incident in Brooklyn. It follows a series of anti-Semitic attacks this week and an increase in overall hate crimes around the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that acts of hate shouldn’t be belittled or explained away when he toured the Chabad World Headquarters in Brooklyn on Friday. “We see exactly what’s happening, and we will not accept it,” he said.
  • NY Muslim Patrol Bullies Get Bullied Back by the Bloods

    12/17/2019 10:02:49 AM PST · by mkleesma · 67 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 12/17/19 | Martin Mawyer
    Members of New York’s Muslim Patrol recently became embroiled in a near-explosive altercation outside the Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn with members of the Bloods, a notoriously violent gang. The Muslim Patrol gained international attention in the fall of 2018 after several of its patrol cars — which look like New York Police Department (NYPD) cars –were spotted in Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Bloods are a violent African-American street gang known for trafficking drugs and guns. This criminal organization has made national headlines with targeted assassinations, drive-by shootings and deadly gun battles with law enforcement. On December 10, a verbal...