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  • Jury picked for U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord El Chapo

    11/07/2018 1:57:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2018 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has been picked for the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. Seven women and five men were selected Wednesday as jurors in the case against Joaquin Guzman (wah-KEEN’ gooz-MAHN’). The trial is set to begin Nov. 13 with opening statements in federal court in Brooklyn.
  • The moment teens hurled a pole through a synagogue window

    11/06/2018 12:14:05 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 5, 2018 | Stephanie Pagones
    Startling video shows a group of teens hurl a metal pole through a Brooklyn synagogue window while congregation members were observing the Sabbath inside. The footage released by Williamsburg Shomrim on Twitter on Sunday shows half a dozen teens loitering near the synagogue on Franklin Avenue near Myrtle Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the tweet. The kids are seen leaning against a wrought-iron fence talking to each other while one of the teens — wearing dark clothes and a white, patterned backpack — is carrying the metal pole, the video shows. ETC...
  • Christine Quinn bashes ‘unqualified lesbian’ Cynthia Nixon

    03/20/2018 12:10:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay supporter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called Cynthia Nixon an “unqualified lesbian” a day after the actress announced she’s going to challenge the governor in a primary. In an interview with The Post, Quinn also denounced Nixon for endorsing Bill de Blasio over her in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor. “I’m surprised by this race. It’s a flight of fancy on her part,” Quinn said of Nixon’s announcement Monday that she would take on Cuomo in September’s Democratic primary. “Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of...
  • Ana Navarro, Christine Quinn meltdown – CNN implosion over Trump continues (VIDEO)

    11/23/2016 9:26:57 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | November 22, 2016 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    Ana Navarro is a bitter, pro-amnesty Bush hack who can’t handle the fact that Donald Trump not only won the presidency, but completely destroyed the Bush dynasty and any future in politics for Bush and their lackeys. Christine Quinn is a butch liberal New Yorker who ran for Mayor of NYC and failed to Communist Bill de Blasio. Both Ana Navarro and Christine Quinn were reduced to screamer at Kayleigh McEnany and Jeffrey Lord.
  • Ah, ba-ba-ba-ba! Hillary Surrogate Childishly Cuts Off Conservative Critic of Sanctuary Cities

    11/17/2016 8:52:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    And people have been worrying whether the Trump administration would conduct itself in a mature manner? . . . On CNN this morning, Christine Quinn—former NYC Council Speaker and a Hillary surrogate—used childish antics in an attempt to silence conservative radio talk show host Ben Ferguson on the subject of sanctuary cities. At one point [1:46 in video], Quinn raised her hand and angrily yelled “ah, ba-ba-ba-ba!” to shut Ferguson down. It was the most churlish display by a political pundit this Insurrectionist can remember. Ferguson took it all in stride, smiling wryly through Quinn’s antics. View the video here.
  • Watch: Clinton Surrogate Stumped by Trump Surrogate, Then Becomes Triggered and Spastic

    08/11/2016 1:42:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Justine Holcomb
    During a heated CNN interview on Wednesday night, Donald Trump surrogate Kayleigh McEnany questioned the appearance of Omar Mateen's father at a Hillary Clinton rally earlier this week. When McEnany questioned liberal Christine Quinn on the incident, Quinn screamed “Wait a minute, no!… You can’t ask me a question!” “‘Because you can’t answer the question,” McEnay said. Quinn shouted back, “Oh! You can’t ask me a question, honey, I can’t answer!” McEnany complied with Quinn's demands. "What attracted the father of the Orlando terrorist to your candidate?" she asked. "He's a mentally ill individual!" Quinn said. McEnany then concluded that...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Democrat Activist Charged with Vandalizing New York Synagogue

    11/05/2018 4:08:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 5, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    CNN goes into typical leftist “downplay” mode. On Friday, just days after 11 people were murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue, New York City , for vandalizing a New York synagogue with anti-Semitic messages. “Die Jew rats we are here,” read one message, along with “Jews better be ready,” and “Hitler.” The next day, CNN failed to report that Polite, 26, was a Democrat activist who had worked on the Obama campaign in 2008.  CNN described him as a “Brooklyn man” arrested and charged with a hate crime for the anti-Semitic messages and “criminal mischief and making graffiti.” Other reports found...
  • Photos Show Swastika-Scrawling Suspects In Brooklyn, Cops Say

    11/05/2018 6:25:30 AM PST · by Phillyred · 35 replies
    Police released photos of two teens they believe drew swastikas on a Brooklyn Heights block the night before Halloween. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS -- Police have identified two suspects who allegedly drew swastikas and other hate messages on a quiet Brooklyn Height block the night before Halloween. Two men scrawled their hate-filled messages on a garage door and several homes on Garden Place between Joralemon and State streets at about 9:35 p.m. on Oct. 30, police said. Police released photos of two approximately 18-year-old suspects on Saturday. This act of vandalism was just one of several anti-semitic acts to occur in Brooklyn...
  • Suspect in Vandalism Attack on New York Synagogue Is Democrat Activist

    11/04/2018 5:56:37 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Nov 2018 | Joel Pollack
    James Polite, the 26-year-old man who was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing a synagogue in Brooklyn Thursday, is a Democratic activist who once worked for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and also volunteered for Barack Obama. The New York Times reported Saturday:Mr. Polite was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime for writing “Die Jew Rats,” “Hitler,” “End It Now” and “Jew Better Be Ready” in marker on walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn.The police said surveillance video captured Mr. Polite, of Brooklyn, inside the synagogue.He was taken into custody on Friday...
  • Lawmakers Drafting Bill That Would Allow Social Media Checks Before Gun Purchase

    11/04/2018 7:18:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    CBS Radio ^ | 11/02/18
    Two New York lawmakers are working to draft a bill that would propose a social media check before a gun purchase. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. Kevin Palmer’s proposal would allow authorities to review three years of social media history and one year of internet search history of any person seeking to purchase a firearm.... The two are hoping to identify any hate speech on social media profiles, which are often revealed only after someone is arrested in a mass shooting.
  • New York Democrats drafting bill to screen social media accounts, Internet search history of gun...

    11/04/2018 7:26:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | November 3, 2018 | Joe Newby
    FULL TITLE: New York Democrats drafting bill to screen social media accounts, Internet search history of gun buyers If two New York Democrats have their way, prospective gun buyers in the state will have three years of their social media interactions screened as part of the background check process. On Friday, WCBS 880 reported that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. Kevin Palmer are drafting a proposal that would let authorities review three years of social media history and one year of internet search history of anyone seeking to purchase a firearm in the state. “A three-year review...
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect in NYC worked for Obama campaign in 2008, reports say

    11/04/2018 7:35:14 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    A 26-year-old man charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue on Friday, just days after the Pittsburgh massacre, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama who was profiled by the New York Times in 2017. The Times described James Polite as a young man who “spent much of his childhood in foster care,” and performed canvassing work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After a chance meeting, he got a job that year as an intern for Christine Quinn, a former speaker of New York City’s city council who was also a former mayoral candidate....
  • Political event canceled after vandals scrawl ‘Kill all Jews’ inside Brooklyn synagogue

    11/02/2018 7:10:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2018 | Alex Taylor and Tamar Lapin
    A political event hosted by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer at a historic Brooklyn synagogue was canceled Thursday when a vandal scrawled “Kill all Jews” inside. The NYPD said “anti-Semitic messages” were discovered on the stairwell of Union Temple in Brooklyn Heights around 8 p.m. Thursday. At about 8:30, Glazer came out of the venue to tell the crowds that the 8 p.m. event, in which she was scheduled to interview journalist Amy Goodman and New York state Senate candidates Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran, was canceled because of the graffiti. “She didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the...
  • Social justice group demands ouster of Golden staffer Ian Reilly

    10/30/2018 7:20:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | October 29, 2018 | Paula Katinas
    The controversy over a campaign staffer to Republican state Sen. Martin Golden inviting an alt-right leader to speak at a GOP club continued to escalate as a Bay Ridge social justice organization demonstrated in front of the lawmaker’s campaign headquarters and supporters staunchly defended him. The group Bay Ridge for Social Justice held a protest rally outside Golden’s campaign office at 7615 Third Ave. on Oct. 21 to demand that the senator fire Ian Reilly.
  • DOT Faces Wrath Of Brooklyn Heights Residents Over BQE Reconstruction Plans

    10/24/2018 1:15:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Gothamist ^ | September 28, 2018 | Caroline Lewis
    At a packed town hall meeting in Brooklyn Thursday evening to discuss options for saving a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, city officials from the Department of Transportation came up against some not-unexpected pushback against a proposal that would involve closing the Brooklyn Heights promenade for six years. This was the first public meeting since the city unveiled two separate proposals for the project last week. The meeting opened with a presentation of both options—each projected to cost between $3 billion and $4 billion—while Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, braced herself for the inevitable backlash. “I understand a...
  • Inside the Brooklyn Witches’ Antifa Hex on Kavanaugh

    10/21/2018 5:44:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2018 | Alaina Demopoulos
    You could see the protesters gathering outside the Hex on Brett Kavanaugh from the edge of an industrial block in Brooklyn. They could be heard from even farther down the street. The mainly Christian-identifying crowd condemned the group of antifa witches who made headlines this week for planning to conjure misfortune onto the new supreme court justice. The hex was hosted by Catland, an occult shop that sells spiritual literature, healing crystals, tarot cards, burnable incense, and other occult accoutrements.
  • New York cab driver shouting 'Allah' brutally beats man, 62, on his way to synagogue [tr]

    10/15/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2018 | Staff
    A 62-year-old Jewish man claims his attacker repeatedly shouted 'Allah' as he beat him in the middle of the road in Brooklyn, New York Sunday morning. Lipa Schwartz was on his way to synagogue when livery driver Farrukh Afzal, 37, battered him until another Hasidic man came to the rescue. 'All of a sudden 'boom!' I tried to protect myself, run away. I fell. He come again on me,' Schwartz told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
  • Surveillance footage proves white woman falsely accused black 9-year-old boy of sexual assault

    10/13/2018 6:16:10 AM PDT · by grayboots · 73 replies
    Pix11 ^ | 10/12/2018 | ANDREW RAMOS
    BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn woman is under fire after calling 911 on a young child, claiming he had groped her inside a Brooklyn deli. The incident has sparked a firestorm on social media because the woman is white and the young child is black. It all happened Wednesday at the Sahara Deli Market on Albemarle Road in Flatbush. The woman identified as Teresa Klein was being rung up at the front counter when the child walked by. According to Klein, the boy “grabbed my ass,” prompting her to call 911. Video of the exchange outside the deli when Klein confronted...