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  • Muslim Imam: ‘Don‘T Trust The Cops? Call Me’ [NYC Pre-Sharia IGNORED by American media]

    01/20/2015 4:35:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    DON'T trust the cops? Call the “peace” patrol. A Muslim preacher in The Bronx is behind the Community Peace Patrol Officers — a neighborhood-watch group that helps teenagers who don’t want to listen to police. “There are lots of times where kids don’t like law enforcement because they were born and raised in a situation where ­[police] are their enemies,” said Sheikh Moussa Drammeh.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two Plainclothes Officers Are Shot in the Bronx

    01/06/2015 1:25:09 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By AL BAKER and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop a car while responding to a robbery, the police said. One officer was shot in the back and another officer was shot in the arm, police officials said. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. A search was underway for at least two assailants, Deputy Chief Kim Y. Royster, a Police Department spokeswoman, said. A gun was recovered a block from one crash scene, officials said, but it was not immediately clear if it belonged to either of the assailants. Chief...
  • NYPD: 2 officers shot in the Bronx

    01/05/2015 9:03:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 5, 2015
    Two police officers were shot in the Bronx Monday night, the New York Police Department confirmed Monday night. Details of the shooting and the condition of the two cops were not immediately known, the department said. The incident occurred in the Fordham section of the Bronx at 184th and Teibout Avenue and police are still searching for a suspect. Local New York City television news outlets reported the officers were rushed to St. Barnabas Medical Center and that their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening....
  • 2 NYPD Officers Shot in Bronx: FDNY

    01/05/2015 8:21:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 1/5/15 | staff
    Two NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx, police say. It's not clear what led to the shooting on East 184th Street in the Fordham section shortly after 10:30 p.m. Cops Who Turned Backs at NYPD Funerals Were Disrespectful: Mayor The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to be OK, the NYPD said.  A law enforcement source said it appears one officer was shot in the back and the other shot in the elbow. Dramatic Photos: 2 NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush   The shooter or shooters are being sought
  • EXCLUSIVE: Man beaten in broad daylight in Bronx neighborhood (Knockout game)

    12/30/2014 12:17:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | December 30, 2014 | Carolina Leid
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BEDFORD PARK (WABC) -- William King has lived in his Bronx neighborhood for 40 years, and since 1974 he has felt safe - that is until Saturday afternoon when he was brutally beaten in broad daylight. The vicious encounter was caught on home surveillance camera. "I got a cut above over my eyelid, and the side of my face is numb - I can't open my mouth that well and I had a lump the size of a baseball on the side of my head," says King. The incident happened near the corner of Briggs Avenue and East 197th Street...
  • Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources

    12/21/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-20-2014 | BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson
    Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11 PM Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot two cops dead as they sat in a patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He also shot his former girlfriend at her home in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning, police said. Law enforcement sources said the NYPD has dispatched investigators to Baltimore to probe Brinsley's past and suspected involvement with the Black Guerrilla Family prison...
  • Public defenders appear in ‘kill cops’ rap video

    12/12/2014 5:04:54 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12 2014 | Josh Saul, Susan Edelman and Kirstan Conley
    Taxpayers pay their salaries — but that hasn’t stopped two Bronx public defenders from appearing in a vile online rap video that urges black people to kill NYPD cops. The sickening video, for a rap called “Hands Up,” shows black men holding guns to cops’ heads and features the disgusting lyric, “For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed.”
  • Suspect charged with dropkicking woman carrying baby in the Bronx speaks out

    12/02/2014 4:16:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 ^ | 12.2.2014 | By Kemberly Richardson
    BRONX, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police have arrested the man they say brutally kicked and robbed a woman in the Bronx, an incident that was caught on surveillance video. The suspect, 18-year old Alonzo Brown, spoke with Eyewitness News following the arrest Tuesday. "I'm sorry," said Brown. ("Who are you saying that to, the lady?", we asked.) "The lady and the baby, I didn't know it was the baby that was there," he said.
  • 5-Year-Old NY Bronx Boy Tests Negative For Ebola, Officials Say

    10/27/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    DNAInfo New York ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Janon Fisher and Ben Fractenberg
    BELLEVUE — A 5-year-old Bronx boy quarantined with a fever after a recent trip to West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus Monday night, city health officials said. "The result of the test is negative," the city Department of Health reported. "Out of an abundance of caution, further negative Ebola tests are required on subsequent days to ensure that the patient is cleared. The patient will also be tested for common respiratory viruses. The patient will remain in isolation until all test results have returned." The boy, who returned with his family on Saturday from a trip to Guinea,...
  • Hot Mic Catches News Anchors’ Bashing Government Assistance & #EBT – Social Media Promptly Erupts

    09/26/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9-25-2014 | Juan Leon
    (strong language warning) There’s a time and a place for everything and for these two News 12 The Bronx anchors, they picked the wrong time and definitely the wrong place to vent personal opinions that were destined to generate some controversy. TV Spy reports: Yesterday morning at around 8:25 a.m., News 12 The Bronx anchors Amy Yensi and Matt Pieper were caught in an open-mic moment. The pair were about to report on the need for school crossing guards in certain areas, when they made the following off-the-cuff comments on air.
  • Cops coax suicidal, knife-wielding man off ledge of Bronx building with cigarette

    09/04/2014 5:27:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 8, 2014 | Thomas Tracy
    ...An unhinged, knife-wielding man about to jump from the top of a Bronx apartment building [August 8th] was coaxed off the ledge by a cop offering him a cigarette, authorities said. :snip: Cops from an NYPD Emergency Services Unit were dispatched to the scene near W. 183rd St. in University Heights and began a rapport with Paulson - who had a knife in his hand - but he refused to come down. He wasn't menacing the cops with the knife, he just ignored them," said one witness, who asked not to be named. After nearly an hour, cops struck up...
  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

    09/02/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Y. Park
    A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday.
  • Knock-out killer charged with misdemeanor

    07/31/2014 10:50:58 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 55 replies
    DailyKenn ^ | 7/31/14
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. Romero fell and hit his head on the curb, and his son found him unconscious on...
  • Family of Bronx Man Killed in Sucker-Punch Attack Stunned by Suspect Charge

    07/31/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York City ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 • Updated at 12:31 PM EDT | Ida Siegal
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. […] “This guy kills my father and he’s only gonna serve a year in jail? What...
  • Mercedes-Benz driver turns tables on carjackers, shoots both men dead...

    05/10/2014 4:10:23 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 128 replies
    Ny Dailynews ^ | 5/10/14 | BY ERIK BADIA , JOSEPH STEPANSKY , BARRY PADDOCK
    Mercedes-Benz driver turns tables on carjackers, shoots both men dead in the Bronx: cops The two men who were slain by the person they were trying to carjack were shot inside their car as they tried to flee from the vicinity of the Dyer Avenue Deli Grocery in Wakefield about 4:40 a.m. Friday, police sources said. The victim of an attempted Bronx carjacking went berserk Friday, chasing down the thieves and shooting them dead, cops said. The 30-year-old man was driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV when he was approached by Jermaine Johnson and Kaiison Lewis outside the Dyer Avenue Deli Grocery...
  • Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality

    04/22/2014 5:49:15 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22 2014 | Robert Barnes
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts like the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice Tuesday in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality — and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts
  • Pathmark Manager Tossed Bronx Mom Out of Store "Because You're Black": Suit

    Former customer Marie Bridgemahon says manager ejected her from Co-op City Pathmark because of the color of her skin. Another customer launched a racist rant against her moments before she was kicked out . Bridgemahon is now suing Pathmark.A Co-op City Pathmark manager added insult to injury by escorting a customer out of the store following a racially charged slur from another patron, a new lawsuit charges. Marie Bridgemahon and her daughter, both of whom are black, were forced to leave the Bartow Ave. grocery store in 2011 following an incident in which a white woman called her a “black...
  • Riverdale man moving after racially-charged messages are vandalized on his car (Bronx NYC)

    04/05/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:08 AM | Erik Badia, Barry Paddock, Nancy Dillon
    A black Bronx man feels he’s being forced out of his luxury high-rise in predominantly white Riverdale after waking Friday to find racially charged graffiti scrawled on his truck for the second time, he told the Daily News. Menuhin Hart, 54, said he discovered the hateful message: “U Shood Move” spray-painted on his 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck as he left to run errands with his Army vet brother. In 2013, his truck was keyed on every panel, and the words “black n-----” were clearly scratched into the paint, he said. …
  • Judge: No Nativity Scene Displays in NYC Schools

    02/18/2004 4:26:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies · 797+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 02.18.04
    <p>A federal judgeon Wednesday backed the city's Department of Education, ruling that the display of the nativity scene, unlike Christmas trees and menorahs, was not secular and has no place in classrooms.</p> <p>Judge Charles Sifton in Brooklyn dismissed the lawsuit brought forth by Andrea Skoros, 34, of College Point, saying the city's holiday displays policy banning non-secular symbols from schools did not violate her right to free exercise of religion.</p>
  • Officials: 4 Dead After Metro-North Train Derails In The Bronx

    12/01/2013 7:32:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    CBS NY ^ | 12.01.13
    Four people were killed and 63 injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx, officials said. All of the train’s seven cars came off the curved track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., MTA officials said. One car came to rest feet from the water.
  • There's Been A Major Train Derailment In The Bronx — At Least 4 Reported Dead

    12/01/2013 5:53:20 AM PST · by Cvengr · 51 replies
    "...CBS New York, citing FDNY sources, is saying there are "several injuries." Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/metro-north-train-derails-in-the-bronx-2013-12#ixzz2mEOvVQNG ..."
  • Man killed in Bronx after trying to break up fight between two women

    08/12/2013 3:35:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2013 | By Erik Badia AND Joseph Stepansky
    A Connecticut man was stabbed to death in the Bronx early Saturday after he stepped into the middle of a vicious fight between two women, police and neighbors said. Ronis Garcia, 28, was winding down an all-night rager at his friend’s sixth-floor Bryant Ave. apartment in Hunts Point when one woman, believed to be Garcia’s ex-wife, began brawling with another woman, neighbors said.
  • Predatory Gangs Recruit Young Boys

    08/06/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/06/13 | Friends of Ours
    In the Morrisania section of the Bronx street gangs are recruiting "boys as young as 9 or 10" to join their ranks as reported by WNYW. Similarly, a street gang in Suffolk County, NY is recruiting boys as young as nine years old as reported by Kevin Deutsch for Newsday: "police investigators believe that the gang's older members have sought out young neighborhood kids who 'show potential' for membership." Over the weekend a gun-toting 14-year-old gang banger in the Bronx was killed with a single shot by the NYPD after refusing to drop his weapon as reported by the Daily...
  • Teenager Shot and Killed by an Officer on Foot Patrol in the Bronx

    08/04/2013 6:36:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 151 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/4/2013 | VIVIAN YEE and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, the pop of gunshots cut through the air. Two rookie police officers — barely a month out of the Police Academy, and now on foot patrol in the Bronx — hurried toward the sound. They headed east on East 151st Street to find a chase unfolding, one man running down the middle of the street, another following with a handgun. The officers ordered the second figure to drop his gun. Instead, another shot rang out. One of the officers fired a single shot. The bullet struck the gunman in his lower left jaw, killing...
  • Bloody end for gun kid: Cop shoots armed 14-year-old dead in Bronx

    08/05/2013 4:26:08 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/5/13 | By KIRSTAN CONLEY and C.J. SULLIVAN
    Bloody end for gun kid: Cop shoots armed 14-year-old dead in Bronx By KIRSTAN CONLEY and C.J. SULLIVAN Last Updated: 6:08 AM, August 5, 2013 Posted: 1:56 AM, August 5, 2013 An armed 14-year-old with a violent rap sheet was shot dead in The Bronx yesterday by a cop who had been on the job for less than a month, officials said. Surveillance video shows Shaaliver Douse, a suspected gang member, chasing and shooting at a young rival on Courtlandt Avenue near East 151st Street just before 3 a.m., police said. Two rookie cops on patrol heard the gunfire and...
  • Elite School Acknowledges Decades Of Sexual Abuse

    05/26/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2013 | William Bigelow
    Horace Mann School, the elite Horace Mann prep school in the Bronx, has apologized for sexual abuse committed by its teachers and administrators between the years 1962 and 1996. But the school, which has said it will create an advisory panel on student safety, appoint one of the victims to the Head of School Committee that advises the board of trustees, and release the school's report of the sexual abuse committed by its employees, has refused to do one thing that the victims have asked for: support an independent investigation into the abuses. Joseph Cumming, a former victim, said, “The...
  • Bronx 'Ghetto' Tours Stop Amid Residents' Outrage

    05/24/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, May 23, 2013 | VERENA DOBNIK
    <p>NEW YORK — A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.</p> <p>Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.</p>
  • Clinic worker’s statement implies opposition to informed consent

    04/29/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Rebecca Downs
    Live Action has just released a new investigative video project, titled Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry. The newsroom has already published a piece with a description of the video, a portion of the press release, as well as the video of the investigation. The investigation took place at Dr. Emily’s Women’s Health Center in the Bronx, New York. The video involves a woman 23 weeks pregnant speaking to a clinic worker about a possible abortion, which will be a two-day procedure. The video, which is slightly over eight minutes, mostly is a conversation between this woman and a...
  • Castro forged papers

    04/07/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/7/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Democrat used trickery for gaining power, court papers show. Now resigned, state Assemblyman Nelson Castro---a Dominican Republic native---schemed to illegally register dozens of latino voters, and forged signatures on petitions to seek office earlier as a Democrat district leader. The revelations were spelled out in a deal in which feds agreed not to prosecute in return for Castro's wearing a wire to nail his shady Democrat colleagues. Castro admitted to lying about dozens of (illegals) registered to vote using his address.
  • 9-year-old Bronx boy fights for his life after being thrown off of building roof

    02/02/2013 4:50:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Dailly News ^ | 2/2/13 | MATTHEW LYSIAK AND JOE KEMP
    A 9-year-old boy was clinging to life after a callous teen neighbor chucked him off the roof of their five-story Bronx apartment building, cops said Saturday. The young boy, Freddy Martin, cried for his mother as soon as he landed on the cold concrete sidewalk in front of the Nelson Ave. building in Morris Heights about 8:30 p.m. Friday, neighbors said. “Mommy! Mommy!” the bloodied child wailed as he lay on the ground, unable to move.
  • Bronx family livid after developer builds apartment 12 inches from their home

    01/18/2013 9:24:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    ny post ^ | january 18, 2013 | LIA EUSTACHEWICH
    A new apartment building is being constructed just 12 inches from a family’s home in The Bronx, and the house’s owners are fuming mad. “This is what I get to see. Nice,” scoffed Fernando Justiniano, 49, yesterday as he drew open his dining-room curtains to reveal the “monstrosity’’ of gray cinder blocks a foot from his home at 3525 Bruckner Blvd. Justiniano and his wife, Patty, 44, said that when they bought the Pelham Bay home for $200,000 about 13 years ago, it overlooked another residence with a pristine yard. “It’s preposterous. The fact that [the developer] can build that...
  • NY Convict Indicted in Bronx Cold Case Killing

    12/19/2012 1:38:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012
    A 60-year-old New York man has been indicted on a murder charge in a cold case investigation. Lucius Crawford was charged with murder Tuesday in the 1993 stabbing death of Nella West. Crawford was arrested last month at his Mount Vernon, N.Y. home. Investigators made a shocking discovery when they went to his home: The body of another woman who had been stabbed to death.
  • The Failure of Those in Charge Permeates District 7 in the Bronx

    11/24/2012 9:22:20 PM PST · by clarkster · 9 replies
    South Bronx School ^ | 11/24/12 | BronxTeacher
    Juan Gonzalez wrote a great piece in yesterday's Daily News on how the Young Leaders Elementary School, a school opened up by Uncle Mike in 2008, is now on the list of possible closures. Funny thing is, Young Leaders Elementary School replaced another closed school, PS 220 back in 2008. PS 220 was run by one of the classiest principals ever to work for the DOE, Michelle Kahn. I know Michelle is up above having the last laugh. She should. Again, students and their families education is going to again be uprooted and thrown into disarray. Will another school be...
  • Confirmed: Mafia Towns Have Dirty Politicians

    09/18/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    The four areas where organized crime reigns in America -- New York City, Dirty Jersey, Chicagoland and South Florida -- also account for the lion's share of corruption convictions by federal prosecutors against local officials as reported by Joe Palazzolo for The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The U.S. Department of Justice has released the number of corruption convictions its prosecutors have won against public servants over the last ten years across the 93 federal judicial districts into which the country is divided, and at the top of the list is New Jersey with 429 convictions. Third on the list...
  • Boy, 4, shot in head and dies in wild shootout on a Bronx basketball court

    07/23/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/23/12 | EDGAR SANDOVAL AND JOE KEMP
    A 4-year-old boy died after he took a bullet in the head during a wild shootout on a Bronx basketball court Sunday night, cops and witnesses said. Two men were also wounded in the gunfire that erupted during a hoops tournament at an E. 165th St. court in Morrisania about 9:40 p.m., police said. -snip- The crowd of people had been watching the “First Annual Ghetto Angels Basketball Tournament” at the court in the Forrest Houses. The game was part of an annual memorial for a 15-year-old girl that was stabbed to death one year ago, housing residents said.
  • In Graying Priesthood, New York’s Grayest Keeps Faith in Bronx

    07/18/2012 3:44:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | July 17, 2012 | Sharon Otterman
    It was the bell that first called to him. It was a Sunday afternoon in the mid-1920s, and his family was living in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. When his priest rang the bell during Mass, Gerald Ryan, then about 4, thought the beautiful sound was coming from the monstrance that held the host. At age 7, he was hit by a car, and lost his hearing in one ear. The bell remained in his memory, as if Jesus were calling him in stereo. Now, he is a monsignor, and he has been a priest for 67 years....
  • New Yorkers Line Up For Fake Obama Stimulus Cards (Video)

    04/17/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 31 replies
    http://www.hapblog.com ^ | 4/17/2012 | HotAirPundit
    BRONX (WABC) -- What is drawing huge crowds in the Bronx, people lining up around the block, to get into a storefront that houses a tax preparation office, what's really going on? People who went to the storefront asked Eyewitness News to investigate after they claim they were promised thousands of dollars in government surplus money that would be put on pre-paid debit cards. Now, the bank that issues those debit cards has put out a warning. "I'd like to talk to the boss," Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said. "He's not here," security at E &M Multi Service...
  • NYC Extends Bronx Church's Lease Amid Fears of 'Crackdown' on Worship

    01/12/2012 11:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2012 | By Luiza Oleszczuk
    The New York City Housing Authority has extended the lease of a Bronx church that uses one of its facilities after the congregation accused authorities of trying to evict them in the context of an alleged clampdown on worship groups in government buildings. Infinity NY Church, a nondenominational ministry led by Pastor Dimas Salaberrios, has been fighting to keep its space at the Bronx River Community Center after it received a notification from NYCHA that its lease was going to expire, and that the church would need to move by February. A number of congregants staged a protest in front...
  • Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx (RAT) Councilman Larry Seabrook

    12/10/2011 5:36:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/11 | Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko
    Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx Councilman Larry SeabrookProsecutors plan to retry politician BY Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Saturday, December 10 2011, 1:56 AM **SNIP** Seabrook is accused of steering City Council slush funds to nonprofits under his control to benefit himself, mistress Gloria Jones-Grant and family members, including a teenage granddaughter. Seabrook is also charged with shaking down a Bronx business that he helped to win a contract on the new Yankee Stadium. In his summation, prosecutor Brent Wible said Seabrook's family and friends got more than $600,000 in city funds from...
  • Bronx bid for a bad bond bailout

    10/20/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2011 | NICOLE GELINAS
    If the Zuccotti kids want to protest Wall Street bailouts, they should go occupy the Yankees’ luxury parking garages in The Bronx. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wants to give the garages’ private investors a fat-cat rescue at the expense of Gotham’s Main Street mice. Four years ago, the Yankees wanted a souped-up parking “system” for their new ballpark, and Mayor Bloomberg obliged. City Hall helped a previously unknown outfit, the Bronx Parking Development Co., borrow $238 million to build and run a $300 million parking paradise on city land under a long-term lease. (The state supplied the balance of...
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Islamic school born on 9/11 spreads positive message: 'Allah wants us to(Barf2bags)

    09/10/2011 12:48:39 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Sept 9, 2011 | Daniel Beekman
    The same morning that radical Islamic terrorists destroyed the twin towers, the Islamic Leadership School in the Bronx opened its doors for the first time. "I don't remember much," said student Ameena Drammeh, 14, who was just 3 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. "I just remember everyone running around [the school]. I remember all the phones ringing." As New Yorkers mourn the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the only Islamic school in the Bronx will mark a decade of promoting goodwill between Muslims and non-Muslims. "Because we opened on 9/11, we know 100% that Allah wants us to be a...
  • 'Catch' of the day Brave pair chases down Bronx 'thief'

    08/02/2011 10:30:54 PM PDT · by Immerito · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2011 | LISA RIORDAN SEVILLE
    Hello, 911? Hey, I got your thief right here! Bronx auto-store clerk Nelson Lozanda made the call of duty yesterday, chasing and tackling a suspected shoplifter, then holding him down with one hand while phoning cops with the other. "There are a lot of thieves coming in here. They are thinking just because it's not our store, we are not going to respond to it," said Lozada, 23, one of two workers who grabbed the alleged perp about a block from an AutoZone store on East 149th Street. The drama started in the store at about noon when a man...
  • Man Stomped On Train "Because I'm White"

    07/19/2011 8:15:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | July 18, 2011 | Mary Murphy
    BRONX, NY (PIX11)— "I asked them to lower their voices and then they started in on me, 'Shut the f--- up, white boy. We'll beat the s--t out of you, cracker.'" Jason Fordell, 29, of the Bronx, said that was the first exchange he had with three black men and a Hispanic man on the #4 subway train near Grand Central early Sunday morning, and by the time the train got to Fordham Road, Fordell says he was being beaten and stomped by other passengers who were egging the original group on. "Eventually, half the car" joined in, Fordell told...
  • Bronx Zoo deadly escaped Egyptian Cobra is found alive after 6 days on the lam

    03/31/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 62 replies
    The NY Daily News ^ | March 31st 2011 | Barry Paddock
    Snakes alive! - the cobra has been found. The Bronx Zoo's escaped snake was snared in the House of Reptiles on Thursday, six days after she slithered out of her enclosure. "We found our snake and we're very happy," Jim Breheny, the zoo's director, told the Daily News. The fanged fugitive was spotted coiled in a corner around 9 a.m., during one of three daily sweeps by a half-dozen zoo workers. Using special tongs and hooks, they easily apprehended the deadly Egyptian cobra, which is now under observation. "We knew it was going to be a game of patience. We...
  • .Bronx Zoo cobra found in its reptile house

    03/31/2011 5:47:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/31/11 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR
    A highly venomous Egyptian cobra that went missing at the Bronx Zoo was found Thursday after nearly a week on the lam in the reptile house, zoo officials said. The approximately 24-inch snake was found coiled in a dark corner of the reptile house, about 200 feet from where it had escaped from a holding cage outside the exhibit into a space described by officials as a labyrinth of pipes and equipment.