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  • Hochul calling New York lawmakers back to Albany next week to address SCOTUS concealed carry ruling

    06/25/2022 4:05:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/24/22 | Denis Slattery
    ALBANY - State lawmakers will return to work next week to address the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a New York law limiting the carrying of concealed firearms, Gov. Hochul announced Friday. The governor signed an order mandating a special legislative session in response to the court’s 6-3 decision doing away with the century-old statute. “The Supreme Court’s reckless and reprehensible decision to strike down New York’s century-old concealed carry law puts lives at risk here in New York,” Hochul said in a statement. “My number one priority as governor will always be to keep New Yorkers safe.” The Supreme...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down New York’s Proper Cause Requirement for Concealed Carry

    06/23/2022 9:11:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    bretibart ^ | 23 Jun 2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on June 23 that New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance is unconstitutional. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association [NYSRPA] v. Bruen centered on denials for permits under New York’s concealed carry permitting law. The NYSRPA filed suit claiming that one of its members was eligible for a permit but was denied because of New York’s requirement that concealed carry applicants prove why they need to carry a gun. The case ultimately dealt with the scope of the Second Amendment — whether the right to keep and bear arms applies only...
  • While you’re paying $5 a gallon for gas, New York City is spending over $200k for drag shows at city schools

    06/15/2022 9:47:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    NEW YORK CITY- Fear not, America. While you’re paying $5 a gallon for gasoline, can’t find baby formula in most states, and are paying $24 for an order of chicken wings, sleep soundly knowing the city of New York feels your pain. In yet another case of the government apparatus pissing away taxpayer dollars on dumb stuff, such as conducting torturous experiments on poodles, giving smartphones to illegal aliens, abandoning $80 billion in sophisticated military equipment in Afghanistan, and indoctrinating school children to hate America, there is the Big Apple. According to the New York Post, the city that never...
  • NY Lawmakers pass historic gun control legislation on final day of session

    06/03/2022 9:56:26 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 46 replies
    NY1 ^ | 6/3/2022 | Zack Fink
    The gun legislation also included a bill to micro-stamp every bullet shot out of newly purchased guns, assisting law enforcement in ballistics investigations. “New York cannot stand idly by. And that’s why we are here. We are taking action. We are once again leading the nation on smart and common sense gun laws. State legislatures have to act,” said Stewart-Cousins. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this month on whether to overturn New York’s concealed carry law. State lawmakers say if that happens, they may have to go back to Albany for a special session to...
  • NY bill would move local elections to even years, GOP cries foul

    05/27/2022 1:36:14 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 5 replies ^ | 5/27/22 | Robert Harding
    Abill to move nearly all of New York's local elections to even years has attracted renewed attention, especially from Republicans who accuse Democrats of attempting to "rig" the races. The legislation sponsored by state Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and state Sen. James Skoufis, both Democrats, would shift county, town and village elections to even years, which means they would be held at the same time as presidential and midterm elections. New York City would be exempt from the change. Proponents of the bill argue that it would increase turnout for local elections. Under New York's current system, local elections are held...
  • Who Rigged the Census? (Fraud Steal House Seats)

    05/24/2022 10:51:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2022 | Wall St Journal Editorial Board
    Under-counts may have cost Florida and Texas another House seat. Well, well. Remember how Democrats accused the Trump Administration of trying to rig the 2020 Census? Now a Census Bureau study reveals that Republican-leaning states may have been hurt by mistaken under-counts. On Thursday the bureau published the results of its post-enumeration analysis, which it does after every Census to identify errors in the count. Its study found that 14 states were over- or under-counted by statistically significant margins. Compare that to 2010 when the bureau’s post-hoc analysis found that all the state population counts were more or less accurate....
  • Brooklyn ‘caveman’ sentenced to 8 months for storming Capitol during Jan. 6 riot; acted out ‘fantasy game,’ says judge

    05/07/2022 7:44:52 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies
    NY Daily ^ | 5/7/22 | Leonard Greene
    Brooklyn ‘caveman’ sentenced to 8 months for storming Capitol during Jan. 6 riot; acted out ‘fantasy game,’ says judge A caveman-clad New Yorker who stormed the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection was acting out a stolen election “fantasy game,” said a federal judge who sentenced the rioter to eight months in prison on Friday. Aaron Mostofsky, 35 — the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge — was photographed wearing a fur costume and a police bulletproof vest inside the Capitol. His sentencing came after he his guilty plea to a felony charge of civil disorder and...
  • NYC Raises COVID Alert Level From “Low” To “Medium”, South Africa Faces Another Outbreak

    05/02/2022 2:56:14 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-2-2022
    With US markets still in turmoil during Monday’s thin-liquidity sessions, more troubling COVID headlines added to the general downcast mood when NYC raised its alert level from “low” to “medium”. The shift comes as the number of new cases per 100K people over the past week has surpassed 200. The latest number of 209.02 cases per 100,000 is the highest since early February. Patients hospitalized with the virus also have increased over the last month, but still remain below 500. During the omicron-induced surge around the holidays, hospitalizations in the city peaked above 6,500 in January, per NY State data....
  • News Anchor Caught Trying to Meet Young Boy in ‘To Catch a Predator’ Style Bust, Whines That It’s ‘Cancel Culture’

    05/01/2022 2:19:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 1, 2022 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Zach Wheeler, an anchor at NBC affiliate WETM-TV, was busted driving three hours trying to meet a 15-year-old boy in a “To Catch a Predator” style bust by a group called 607 Predator Hunters.
  • Likelihood of Trump Indictment in Manhattan Fades as Grand Jury Wraps Up

    04/29/2022 6:50:16 AM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    NYT via MSN ^ | April 29, 2022 | Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich, William K. Rashbaum and Lananh Nguyen - 4h ago
    When some two dozen New Yorkers filed into a Manhattan courthouse this week to finish out their grand jury service, the case against a man who would have been the world’s most prominent criminal defendant was no longer before them. That man, Donald J. Trump, was facing potential criminal charges from the grand jury this year over his business practices. But in the weeks since the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, stopped presenting evidence to the jurors about Mr. Trump, new signs have emerged that the former president will not be indicted in Manhattan in the foreseeable future —...
  • AG James to landlords: Don’t raise rent after accepting ERAP funds

    04/19/2022 4:50:03 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 3 replies ^ | 4/18/22 | Harrison Gereau
    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Attorney General Letitia James issued an advisory Monday to landlords, reminding them that they cannot raise rents if they accepted or plan to accept money from the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Landlords who accept payments from the program, which was recently expanded in the state’s budget, are prohibited from raising rents for a year after they receive funds. Attorney General James is ready to take action to protect tenants if landlords fail to abide by these rules.
  • Gov. Hochul hits election hurdle in running mate's arrest (NY)

    04/16/2022 2:10:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Auburnpub ^ | 4/15/22 | Marina Villeneuve
    ALBANY - One man's scandal catapulted New York Gov. Kathy Hochul into office. Will alleged misconduct by another man hurt her chances of holding on to the job? Hochul's previously smooth path to a Democratic primary win hit a major bump this week when her lieutenant governor, Brian Benjamin, resigned following his arrest in a federal corruption investigation. One of Hochul's first big decisions as governor was to appoint Benjamin, then a state senator, after she took over from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned last summer rather than face impeachment over sexual harassment allegations, which he has denied. Her leading...
  • Old New York City Footage (1911)

    04/14/2022 6:00:23 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 17 replies
    New York City as it was 111 years ago.
  • Suspect Frank James nabbed in Brooklyn subway shooting

    04/13/2022 11:07:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | April 13, 2022 | Larry Celona, Joe Marino and Mark Lungariello Social Links for Mark Lungariello VIEW
    The madman who opened fire on a Brooklyn subway car and left 29 injured, 10 of them shot has been taken into custody, law enforcement sources told The Post.Frank James, 62, was named by cops as the sole person of interest after a man in a gas mask, helmet, and neon construction vest threw two smoke grenades and opened fire on straphangers while riding the Manhattan-bound N train just before 8:30 a.m.James rented a U-Haul van linked to the attack, authorities said during a news conference on Tuesday.The suspect had posted several rambling conspiracy-laden YouTube videos, railing against the city’s...
  • New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Resigns After Arrest in Campaign Finance Scheme

    04/12/2022 3:51:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2022 | Nolan Hicks, Social Links for Nolan Hicks
    Embattled Lieutenant Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday evening just hours after he was indicted by federal prosecutors in Manhattan on a five corruption-related charges that alleged he attempted to trade a state grant for campaign contributions. “I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. SNIP Hochul — who picked Benjamin as her running mate last year — announced his departure after spending much of the day dodging questions about his arrest Tuesday morning.
  • New York Judge Kills Himself Weeks After Authorities Raided His Home

    04/06/2022 12:17:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 6, 2022 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A veteran New York state judge killed himself less than two weeks after his home was raided by investigators, according to one of his attorneys. John Michalski, an acting justice on the Erie County Supreme Court, died by suicide Tuesday at his Amherst home, where federal and state law enforcement officers had executed a search warrant 12 days earlier, the Buffalo News reported. He was 61. “It’s heartbreaking,” defense attorney Terrence Connors told the newspaper. “He was such a good guy. This just didn’t have to happen.”
  • New York Jet Fuel Soars to Record High as Inventories Plunge

    04/05/2022 9:31:56 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    USSA News ^ | 4-5-2022
    Wholesale jet fuel prices in New York have risen more than 162% since mid-March, as buyers at some of the world’s busiest airports, located on the US East Coast, anticipate dwindling supplies as Western sanctions shun Russian energy exports. On Monday, jet fuel prices jumped 93 cents to $7.61 a gallon, a new record high, according to Bloomberg data going back to 1988. According to Reuters, there are two major issues. The first is East Coast depends on fuel shipments via the Texas-to-New Jersey Colonial Pipeline for refined products and imports from Europe. But there’s been a snag as distillate...
  • Local radio personality loses battle with cancer

    04/03/2022 9:43:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WBNG ^ | Apr. 3, 2022 | Nick Golluscio
    Radio personality and broadcaster Dana Potter has lost his battle with cancer.Radio personality and broadcaster Dana Potter has lost his battle with cancer, according to Magic 101.7 FM’s website. In a Facebook post, the station said it’s radio family is mourning the loss of Potter, and he was one of the best to ever join its family. In a statement from the station, “Dana Potter fought hard in his battle with cancer but as it often does, it took our friend tonight and the world is a more empty place for it. Dana loved radio almost as much as he...
  • DOCCS To End Parole Supervision For 8,000 Parolees At End Of March

    03/30/2022 9:30:54 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will end parole supervision for 8-thousand parolees at the end of this week. This is under a good faith measure of the ‘Less is More’ legislation signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul last fall to improve justice and safety in city jails. Also, it ensures that DOCCS focuses its resources on helping people complete community supervision. “When the Governor signed Less Is More into law she transformed the parole system in New York State. In the spirit of the law, DOCCS staff immediately went to...
  • Horrific moment gang of four brutally beat 14-year-old in random attack inside a Brooklyn train station in latest act of gratuitous violence on NYC's subway

    03/23/2022 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 23, 2022 | Adam Solomons
    A 14-year-old boy was punched in the head and body countless times by a gang of attackers at a Brooklyn train station in a seemingly random attack. The unidentified victim was targeted at Van Siclen Avenue station in East New York, Brooklyn. Video released by the NYPD shows the perpetrators making their way into the station before choosing to beat up the boy. The gang of four then proceed to violently attack the youngster, punching him repeatedly in the body and head as he tries to protect his face. After the vicious attack, which took place last Monday, the gang...