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  • Family Of Seagram's Liquor Heiress Nabbed Nn NXIVMSsex Cult Arrest Pays Her $100M Bond

    07/27/2018 7:39:58 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/27/18 | By Emily Saul, Ruth Brown
    Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman wept in court Friday as family members signed on to pay her whopping $100 million bond, so she can stay out of jail while awaiting trial for her role in an upstate sex-slave cult. Dressed in a black long-sleeved shirt and baggy slacks, a blubbering Bronfman, 39, wiped tears from under her glasses as Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis reminded her mom and brother in law that they’re there to keep her honest. “I think she knows the responsibility as well,” said Basit Igtet, a Libyan entrepreneur who is married to Bronfman’s sister, Sara....
  • Hillary Clinton Mega-Donor Nabbed in NXIVM Sex Cult Arrest Spree

    07/24/2018 10:15:04 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 55 replies
    constitution.com ^ | 7/24/18 | Andrew West
    (snip) -- There is another echelon of society that you and I may never experience. It is reserved for the unhealthily wealthy who have long abandoned the concept of consequences. And, without consequences, these bizarre, left-leaning cretins of depravity have turned to sickening and abhorrent behavior that is just now finding exposure in the media. Such is the case with deplorable Hollywood sex cult NXIVM, whose leadership has found themselves targeted once again this week. Federal agents on Tuesday arrested NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren Salzman and longtime bookkeeper Kathy Russell. Clare Bronfman, the longtime operations director for...
  • Shocked Smallville actress Allison Mack chases police car after officers take away Nxivm cult [tr]

    03/29/2018 5:44:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2018 | Gareth Davies and Rory Tingle
    The Smallville actress Allison Mack is understood to be the next person in line to be arrested as part of the alleged Nxivm sex cult sting. A woman understood to be the Hollywood actress, according to Art Voice, was seen chasing a police car carrying accused cult leader Keith Raniere after he was arrested, officers said. Officials believe both the woman thought to be Mack and fellow actress Nicki Clyne were brainwashed by the head of the secret society called DOS or The Vow. But it is now thought Mack herself could be the next person detained in the probe...
  • Eric Schneiderman’s Inevitable Fall (open secret to Dems)

    05/08/2018 6:40:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5/8/2018 | Seth Barron
    The New York attorney general’s dark-side personal life was an open secret in Democratic Party circles. New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman has resigned, just hours after it was reported that he had been accused of violent assaults on women he had dated. These allegations, which include threats that Schneiderman made to stalk and kill the women if they told on him, came as a shock—except to anyone who has followed his career in politics. Schneiderman’s louche ethics have been well known. You didn’t need an “in” at Albany watering holes; just reading the newspapers would have told you...
  • NY Governor Receives Backlash for Sacking a Catholic Charity

    04/13/2018 6:02:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 4/10/18 | Alexander Slavsky
    Andrew Cuomo forces Fidelis Care "into 'voluntarily' writing billion-dollar checks"ALBANY, N.Y. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The governor of New York is going after a Catholic charitable organization, forcing it to foot the bill for the state. In an op-ed published Monday in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Hammond, director of health policy at the Empire Center, criticizes the deal orchestrated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Good Friday between Fidelis Care, a Catholic nonprofit healthcare plan, and Centene Corporation, a leading government-sponsored healthcare company. "Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a disturbing new way to raise revenue: using government muscle to squeeze private organizations into...
  • HILLARY'S $30,000 FANS ARE HER 'CULT' FOLLOWING

    10/01/2007 9:27:38 AM PDT · by CHEE · 17 replies · 88+ views
    New Your Post ^ | October 1, 2007 | CHARLES HURT and JEANE MacINTOSH
    A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate group accused of being a "cult" - and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run. Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group - along with their family members - donated $29,900 to Clinton's presidential campaign, according to federal records.
  • Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

    02/21/2018 6:41:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Ryan Nobles
    Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters. Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead when she made the remark.
  • New York governor's office dismisses FBI probe as 'charade'

    12/08/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2017 7:04 PM EST | David Klepper
    The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended its hiring practices Friday amid scrutiny by the FBI, dismissing an investigation into a common practice in which senior staffers to the governor are paid by another state agency. The administration received a subpoena for documents months ago and is cooperating, Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said. New York governors, presidents from both parties and even the U.S. Department of Justice all have used similar staffing methods going back decades, he said. […] The investigation, which was first reported Friday by The Albany Times-Union, centers on the administration’s use of top staffers...
  • New York Agrees To Give Voter Info To Trump

    08/03/2017 7:08:20 AM PDT · by spokeshave · 52 replies
    East Village Patch, New York ^ | 8/2/17 | By Simone Wilson
    ALBANY, NY — (8/2/17)...Personal information about all New York voters will be released to President Donald Trump's controversial "election integrity" commission, the state Board of Elections announced Wednesday, despite promises from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state would withhold its voter database from the feds. "We will comply," a spokesman for the Board of Elections told Patch. "The data will be sent out this afternoon."
  • Albany cop admits he fled the scene of car crash

    08/17/2017 2:58:55 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 8/17/2017 | Staff
    ALBANY -- A city police officer pleaded guilty to a violation Thursday, admitting he fled the scene of a predawn-car crash in Pine Hills in May. The patrolman, Shawn Dixon, pleaded guilty before City Court Judge Holly Trexler to leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He agreed to pay $50 in restitution to the other driver involved. Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he allegedly ran a red light and slammed into another car in Pine Hills. Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Photo: Skip Dickstein / Times Union Albany police arrested Officer Shawn Dixon after he...
  • Soares unveils juvenile justice reforms

    06/07/2017 8:38:33 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | June 6, 2017 | Robert Gavin
    ALBANY – District Attorney David Soares launched a three-pronged juvenile justice reform initiative Tuesday to allow non-violent felony defendants between the ages of 16 and 24 to resolve their cases without a criminal record or any time behind bars. "What would a reformed criminal justice system look like ... if we came together and really imagined it?" Soares asked at a news conference in the jury room of the Albany County Judicial Center. "These projects, if applied and engaged in at the same time, we believe will lead to tremendous criminal justice reforms." The initiative — which began as a...
  • New York’s first government shutdown looms as lawmakers fail to agree on budget

    04/02/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 2, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain
    ALBANY — New York edged closer to its first-ever government shutdown Sunday as lawmakers struggled — once again — to reach agreement on a new spending plan. With the state entering its second day without a budget in place, legislative leaders said negotiations with Gov. Cuomo made progress but final agreements were elusive. As it has been all week, a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18 remained the critical stumbling block.
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Bill Clinton among electors to meet in Albany (faithless elector?)

    12/19/2016 8:34:46 AM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    wgrz ^ | 12-19-16 | Spector, Campbell
    Bill Clinton among electors to meet in Albany Joseph Spector and Jon Campbell, Gannett Albany , WGRZ 11:17 AM. EST December 19, 2016 ALBANY -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline the 29 New York electors who will meet Monday at the state Capitol to vote on the state's pick for president. Clinton, who lives in Chappaqua, will join the electors, a slate of top state dignitaries, labor leaders and elected officials, in choosing Hillary Clinton as the state's chose for president. It won't matter, though, because Donald Trump won more states under the Electoral College on Nov. 8, making...
  • UPDATE: Police clearing mall and no one in custody yet, shots fired in Crossgates Mall [Albany]

    11/12/2016 1:07:56 PM PST · by Shady · 48 replies
    WTEN Website ^ | WTEN News
    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS 10) – New York State Police say multiple police departments are on scene at Crossgates Mall currently sweeping inside the mall after reports of shots fired. Witnesses on scene say the mall is on lockdown. Police are currently evacuating the stores inside the mall. No reports of injuries or arrests made. We have multiple crews on scene.
  • UAlbany expels students indicted in hate crime hoax

    05/09/2016 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University at Albany has expelled two black female students and suspended a third after they were indicted for allegedly lying about being victims of a hate crime. The women grabbed national headlines — and a sympathetic tweet from Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton — after claiming that a group of 12 to 20 white men hurled racial slurs and attacked them on a CDTA bus about 1 a.m. Jan. 30 while others stood by and did nothing. The alleged incident sparked a large on-campus rally defending women of color and the social media campaign #DefendBlackGirlsUAlbany. Police now say there...
  • Live Thread:Trump in Albany, NY @ 7pm EDT 4/11/2016

    04/11/2016 1:17:24 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 765 replies
    Albany, NY Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Roughly 150 miles north of New York City, Albany developed on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. Population: 98,424 Time Union Center
  • LIVE STREAM: Ted Cruz campaigns near Albany

    04/07/2016 7:34:27 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 159 replies
    WIBV ^ | 4/7/16
    Video @ above link. Ted Cruz is campaigning in Scotia, near Albany, before the New York presidential primary elections April 19.
  • Black Lives Matter Members to Face Charges over False Claim of Hate Crime

    02/25/2016 8:47:40 AM PST · by rightistight · 19 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 2/25/16 | Aurelius
    Three UAlbany students, who claimed that they were the victims of a racially-motivated assault late last month, will be facing charges themselves because of the incident. The students, one of whom has been identified, claimed that they were riding a CDTA bus after 1 a.m. on January 30, when a large group of white people decided to attack them for no apparent reason, while hurling racial insults at them. Asha Burwell, the only one of the three who has been identified, took to Twitter to claiming, "I can't believe I just experienced what it's like to be beaten because of...
  • Churchill: 'Lynching' claim adds fuel to UAlbany bus attack fire [ "Academic Lynching" ]

    03/10/2016 6:53:01 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | March 9, 2016 | Chris Churchill
    Just when it seemed that cooler heads might prevail, when it seemed that the tension fueled by allegations of a racially motivated attack at the University at Albany might subside, along comes the attorney for Asha Burwell with a phrase that's gasoline for the fire. Academic lynching. Yes, Frederick Brewington went there. That's how the attorney described the UAlbany process being used to determine the potential on-campus punishment for Burwell and the two other black students who said a pack of white passengers beat them on a CDTA bus while yelling racial slurs. UAlbany now believes Burwell, Ariel Agudio, and...