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  • Mother of bystander injured by 'Gran Torino' gunman who shot at 'dangerous' Brooklyn teens hails sho

    06/20/2011 6:55:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2011
    The 'Gran Torino' gunman who opened fire on a group of mischievous teens in Brooklyn was hailed as a hero Monday... by the mother of an innocent bystander hit with shrapnel. Larisa Kaprovskaya told the New York Daily News that accused shooter Thomas Dunikowski, 30, was just trying to protect their neighbourhood when he used his rifle. Ms Kaprovskaya, 50, told the paper: 'He shot because he wants to protect us. I don't know what would have happened to us if he didn't try to protect us. I appreciate him'.
  • Feds Plan Huge Campground - in Brooklyn (camp at old airport)

    06/14/2011 8:04:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Jun 14, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Old airfield could host 600 sites, says National Park Service Roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories and sleeping under the stars - in New York City? The National Park Service is planning a 600-site campground in Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, a onetime airport used by Amelia Earhart. The campground would be the largest urban tent-pitching site in the nation, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "We want to make New York the leading example of what we can do around the country with urban parks," Salazar said.
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Five People Shot on Boardwalk in Brighton Beach (in Brooklyn)

    06/09/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN
    Five people were shot along the boardwalk in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Thursday afternoon during a mini heat wave that had packed the city’s beaches. Two of the victims are badly wounded, the authorities said. The shooting took place around 5:20 p.m. on the boardwalk near Brighton Sixth Street, the Fire Department said. The shooting unfolded on a day when a mini-heat wave and a school holiday sent hordes of people to Coney Island and Brighton Beaches, which were teeming with beachgoers — many of them teenagers — trying to escape temperatures approaching 100 degrees.
  • Neighborhood reels in wake of death after teen gunned down at Brooklyn beach (graphic photo)

    06/10/2011 10:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | KEVIN FASICK, JENNIFER BAIN and ERIN CALABRESE
    Weeping, grief-stricken mourners today are pouring into the Harlem home of a vivacious 16-year-old girl gunned down in a senseless bloodbath at a Brooklyn beach where thousands of kids had gathered to enjoy a hot and sunny day off from school. High schooler Tysha Jones had been frolicking at Brighton Beach and joking and laughing with friends on the boardwalk when she was caught in a senseless hailstorm of bullets fired into the youthful crowd around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. She died later at Coney Island Hospital.
  • Source: Weiner to Resign by Thursday... Democrat colleagues urging... ‘to preserve his own dignity’

    06/08/2011 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Qbert · 226 replies
    Politisite ^ | 6/8/2011 | Politisite
    Politisite is hearing  one source close to the Congressman  that  Weiner will resign by the end of the day or early Thursday. A Marist poll by Weiners own constituents say he should  not resign by a  slim majority. CNN is reporting that Privately colleagues are recommending that he resign quickly. It was reported  that Weiners wife, Huma Abedin, is Pregnant adding to the family stress level.  Ironically Huma is with Secretary of State Clinton on Business who can probably help console Adedin during this time. Democrat colleagues urging Weiner to resign ‘to preserve his own dignity’ A Democratic lawmaker familiar...
  • A Republican Surge In Weiner's District

    06/01/2011 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 38 replies
    Hotline On Call ^ | 6-1-2011 | Josh Kraushaar
    Much of the attention being paid to Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is focused on the salacious - whether he sent the lewd picture to a college undergrad or whether he was the victim of a grand hoax. Few are talking about the possibility that Republicans could pick up Weiner's seat. If the scandal snowballs, however, there could be some serious political implications for Democrats from the incident. While Weiner represents a New York City district that's conventionally thought to be safely Democratic, in reality it has trended sharply in a Republican direction in recent years. If Weiner stepped down from...
  • Tot mauled to death by pooch was often left alone with killer dog, neighbors say

    05/30/2011 10:11:02 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Henrick Karoliszyn
    [WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURE AT LINK] The parents of a tragic Brooklyn tot savagely mauled by his stepdad's pumped-up pooch often left the boy alone with the killer dog, neighbors said Sunday. "He had no chance," said neighbor Sabrina Ramos. "I don't know how someone would leave a child that small with a dog that big." Neither Jayelin Graham's mother, Saquina (Honey) Jubeark, nor his stepfather, Damian Jones, have been charged in the boy's horrific death late Friday. Investigators say the brutal pooch - a 65-pound Cane Corso named "Machete" - chomped down on the 4-year-old boy's throat after his mom...
  • 'Sea Monster' Discovered Beneath Brooklyn Bridge

    05/27/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT · by Immerito · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Wild Nature 'Sea Monster' Discovered Beneath Brooklyn Bridge Published May 26, 2011 | * Print * Email * Share * Comments (196) * * * Text Size A 'sea monster' has washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. At left, the creature on May 21 in a frame from a NY1 video. At right, the beast 5 days later, as seen on NY1 / A 'sea monster' has washed up beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. At left, the creature on May 21 in a frame from a NY1 video. At right, the beast...
  • Cold-blooded murder of Trevonne Winn in Brooklyn caught on video

    04/27/2011 5:25:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 26, 2011 | Al Barbarino and Bob Kappstatter
    A Brooklyn sidewalk execution has been caught on a chilling video from a restaurant surveillance camera. A small candle vigil was set up Monday where police said Trevonne Winn, 24, was gunned down Saturday as he stood outside his uncle's Crown Fried Chicken shop at 2085 Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush.
  • International Manhunt For Russian Man Linked To Mother/Daughter Stabbing

    04/19/2011 6:04:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | April 19, 2011 | John Del Signore
    Hours after the savage murder of young mom Larisa Prikhodko, 28, and her mother, Tatyana Prikhodko, in the mom's Sheepshead Bay apartment, Tatyana's live-in boyfriend was caught on surveillance video leaving the premises with two suitcases. Police say Nikolai Rakossi hightailed it to JFK Airport and flew to Moscow on a one-way ticket. The NYPD and the State Department are working with Russian officials to negotiate getting him back, but one law enforcement official tells the Daily News, "If he has money or influential ties there, he's gone. They won't send him back." Rakossi, a 55-year-old Russian national who was...
  • Judge gives 'Juror No. 799' indefinite jury duty after she makes racist remarks on questionnaire

    04/07/2011 3:39:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 6, 2011 | John Marzulli
    An incensed federal judge sentenced a racist Brooklyn woman to indefinite jury duty on Tuesday after she trashed the NYPD and minorities.
  • Woman who admitted trying to induce abortion of cheating hubby's lovechild gets four years

    03/30/2011 9:13:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 29, 2011 | Oren Yaniv
    A batty Brooklyn mom who admitted to inducing the abortion of her two-timing husband's love child was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. Kisha Jones, 40, who has already been jailed for 17 months following her diabolical deed, has about two more years to spend in the clink when factoring time off for good behavior. The mother-of-five tricked her hubby's mistress Monique Hunter, 26, to take cytotec, causing early labor on October 2009. When the baby was born alive, she tried to deceive hospital workers into taking the premature newborn off the respirator. Both Hunter and her child are...
  • Young parents diagnosed with cancer (9 days apart)

    03/25/2011 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    Print    Close Young Parents Diagnosed With Advanced Cancer at Same Time Published March 25, 2011 | ADVERTISEMENT Two young parents were faced with the unimaginable when they were each diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer at the same time, The New York Daily News reported. Nathan Bond, 38, was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in mid-February and given a 60 percent chance of surviving five years; just nine days later, his wife, Elisa, 36, found out the lump on her breast was metastatic breast cancer. Because it’s metastatic, that means the cancer has already spread, and is considered...
  • Deadly five-alarm Brooklyn fire caused by candles that were knocked over during voodoo sex ritual

    02/25/2011 1:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 25, 2011 | JOHN DOYLE and JAMIE SCHRAM
    A windswept, five-alarm fire that killed an elderly Brooklyn woman was started by candles placed on the floor near a bed while a man and woman were having sex after a voodoo ritual, sources said today. Fire marshals determined that the Feb. 20 blaze at 346 East 29th St. in Flatbush escalated to a fifth alarm because of an open door and delays, but that it was all started by black magic. "Time and time again we respond to tragedies that could have been so easily prevented," said FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano. "This fire had so many of those elements...
  • Last Saturday's fatal Brooklyn fire started by voodoo sex rite

    02/26/2011 7:42:28 AM PST · by ETL · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2011 | JOHN DOYLE, JAMIE SCHRAM and TODD VENEZIA
    A wild candlelit sex ritual between a Brooklyn woman and her voodoo priest got so hot and heavy, they ended up torching their clothes and sheets -- sparking the nasty fire that killed a retired teacher and left 100 people homeless last week, sources said yesterday. The unidentified client was just looking for some good luck in her life when she forked over $300 to the horny holy man at his East 29th Street apartment in East Flatbush last Saturday, sources said. "She had problems in her life, and she wanted them taken care of," a law-enforcement source said. "He...
  • FDNY spokesman says 18 firefighters and 3 civilians injured in Brooklyn 5-alarm fire

    02/19/2011 7:41:20 PM PST · by library user · 10 replies
    BNO News | Feb. 19, 2011 | Staff
    No official link yet. However, more info will be updated here.
  • City Lays Down Law To Some Residents [Bloomberg Insanity]

    02/03/2011 8:01:29 AM PST · by ml/nj · 19 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 3, 2011
    Veronica Deignan’s family has lived in her Monitor Street home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn since 1945. But the city just informed her that part of her front yard belongs to someone else. When asked if the city had ever approach her family in the previous 66 years to say it owned the property, Deignan said, “No, this was our property.” The City Department of Design and Construction sent the Deignan’s and all their neighbors on Monitor Street letters to inform them their ages-old wrought iron fences and front stoops are on city-owned property. Residents must remove them or the city will...
  • Brooklyn Man Killed After Fall into Tortilla Machine

    01/24/2011 8:59:39 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/24/2011
    A worker was found dead on Monday morning after falling into a Tortilla mixing machine Monday morning in Brooklyn, New York. It all happened at about 2:30 a.m. at Tortilleria Chinantla when police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man. When police arrived they found the body of the 22 year-old Hispanic man who appears to have fallen victim to an industrial accident.
  • Qaeda Leader Indicted in New York Subway Plot (the beast, Shukrijumah)

    07/07/2010 10:15:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7-7-10 | William K. Rashbaum
    Meeting with violent Salvadoran gangs in Honduras. Seeking radioactive material at a university in Hamilton, Ontario. Running an import-export business and teaching English — wife and child in tow — in Morocco. Hiding out in Suriname. *snip* — or, to be more precise, the rumored trail — of an American citizen who spent part of his youth in Brooklyn, went to college in Florida and has long been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted list, a senior Qaeda operative who over the last seven years has been portrayed as part wraith, part James Bond, and large-scale bogeyman. On Wednesday,...
  • Five shot in B'klyn

    01/15/2011 6:31:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2011 | MATTHEW NESTEL
    Five people were shot last night -- including one critically -- in a pair of shootings in Brooklyn, authorities said. The bullets began flying just after 10 p.m. at an outdoor basketball court near Bishop Loughlin High School on Clermont and Greene avenues in Fort Greene. Four teens were shot, including a 19-year-old, who was hit in the hip and calf and two 17-year-old boys and an 18 year-old girl who suffered foot and ankle injuries.
  • Grave mistake: B'klyn headstones toppled in blizzard cleanup

    01/05/2011 11:41:52 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5 | JOE WALKER and BILL SANDERSON
    Even the dead can't escape the ineptitude of the city's Sanitation Department. Sanitation crews dumped tons of dirty snow from the Christmas-weekend blizzard into the city's biggest Jewish cemetery, toppling 21 gravestones and wrecking an iron fence. "It's jarring, and it's an emotional thing," said Yana Zhuravel, a Brooklyn lawyer whose grandparents' headstones at Washington Cemetery in Midwood, Brooklyn, were among those knocked over. "Clearly, nobody came with the intention of doing this, I'm sure," said Zhuravel. "But when an accident happens of this caliber, you expect some form of accountability." "We were devastated," said cemetery manager Marisa Tarantino.
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Trial of 1980 Brooklyn Mob Rubout to Feature a Who's Who of Mafia Snitches

    12/21/2010 12:08:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, December 21st 2010 | JOHN MARZULLI
    If you believed the mob rats, the Villa66 restaurant in Brooklyn must have been crowded with hit men the morning a shotgun blast blew away gangster Gerard Pappa. Stoolies have fingered more than six killers responsible for the July 10, 1980, rubout of Pappa as he ate breakfast, sources said. The challenge for federal prosecutors is none of them was reputed Bonanno soldier Armando Rea - who goes on trial next month for Pappa's killing. Former Bonanno underboss Salvatore (Good Looking Sal) Vitale recalled that Rea was tapped to kill someone in the late 1980s because it was believed Rea...
  • Brooklyn Coffee Shop Serving 'Porn in a Cup'

    11/18/2010 6:15:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2010 | DANIEL TROTTA
    A Brooklyn coffee shop is offering customers a real jolt: 10 shots of espresso in a single serving with the nickname "porn in a cup." The Pulp & The Bean in the Crown Heights neighbourhood put the item on the menu Tuesday with the official name of Dieci, Italian for 10. The nickname comes from a sign advertising the drink outside the store, whose specialty item was first reported by the New York Daily News. Shop owner Tony Fisher, 37, said sales were brisk in part because "nobody's ever had the chutzpah (audacity) to do anything like this before." "This...
  • Brooklyn Law School furious over steamy photo shoot

    11/13/2010 9:05:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2010 | KEVIN FASICK and DAN MANGAN
    There oughta be a law -- against being this naughty. Brooklyn Law School officials rented Diesel its library expecting a tasteful photo shoot for a jeans ad -- but what they got was a steamy display of writhing young models in skimpy lingerie grinding against books and computers. "It's gross. I work on those computers every day!" fumed a female student, referring to a shot showing two bra- and panty-clad women climbing over the machines toward an open-mouthed man. "Ugh. The library fantasies are now relentless."
  • Woman In Witch Costume Found Shot Dead

    One woman is dead and another man is in critical condition after being shot Saturday morning in Brooklyn. Authorities said they responded to 2336 Batchelder Street in Sheepshead Bay around 6 a.m. to a call of a person shot. When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Ciera Glenn dead with gunshot wounds to her stomach and leg. A 27-year-old man, who neighbors speculated was the woman’s boyfriend, was found shot in the face. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital and was listed in critical condition. Building resident Luke Kopelakis spoke to 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney and said he called 911...
  • Riots Spread From France To U.S. As Strikes Continue (cars set ablaze in Brooklyn?)

    10/21/2010 2:20:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Anarchist News ^ | 10/20/10
    Riots Spread From France To U.S. As Strikes ContinueSubmitted by anon on Wed, 2010-10-20 04:37 Rioting in France over austerity measures has spread across the Atlantic Tuesday night, with small groups of youths forming sporadically throughout Brooklyn and causing disturbances. The youths were seen building barricades, setting several cars on fire, and skirmishing with police, ostensibly in opposition to cuts to social services in France and the United States. The protests come as countries around the globe are adopting IMF-style austerity programs and cutting social services amid the global economic recession in attempts to right their economies. The demonstrators last...
  • Suspicious Packages Close Brooklyn Bridge In Both Directions

    10/15/2010 7:47:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/15/2010 | Jen Chung
    Someone wondered on Twitter, "Brooklyn Bridge closed to pedestrian and cycle traffic; cops refuse to say why. Why?" Well, it's also closed to vehicular traffic in both directions—apparently there are two suspicious packages, one in each direction!
  • Carl Paladino Attacks Gays in Brooklyn Speech

    10/10/2010 5:46:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/10/2010 | Elizabeth Harris
    Republican candidate for governor Carl P. Paladino told a gathering in Williamsburg Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality is acceptable, and criticized his opponent, Democrat Andrew M. Cuomo, for marching in a gay pride parade earlier this year. Addressing Orthodox Jewish leaders, in Williamsburg, Mr. Paladino described his opposition to same-sex marriage. “That’s not how God created us,” he said, reading from a prepared address. "I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into...
  • jimmy from brooklyn and 9/15/2010 Hanity tv show panel guest...

    09/17/2010 5:45:11 AM PDT · by jimmyfrombrooklynsupporter · 9 replies
    jimmy from brooklyn and NYC Tribune(1986?) | 9/17/2010 | jimmyfrombrooklynsupporter
    Ron Daniels appeared as guest on tv talk show hosted by Sean Hanity this past Wed. He was referred to as a "civil rights activist/attorney", and was embraced(for lack of a better word) by Mr. Hanity. What wasn't revealed, and known by Mr. Hanity for some time, is Daniels participation in the Marxist World Scholar Conference in the mid 1980s. The NYC Tribune quoted Daniels saying "only ballots and bullets will bring New World Order". Expected co-participant, Rev. Alan Thompson, "no showed" that day due to FBI arrest, when he accepted a bag of money from KGB controllers of the...
  • Boozed-up ex-Brooklyn cop pleads guilty to mowing down woman, faces only 90 days

    09/09/2010 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08 Sep 2010 | EDMUND DeMARCHE
    The boozed-up NYPD cop who fatally mowed down a Brooklyn woman last year pleaded guilty today and faces 90 days behind bars, authorities said. Officer Andrew Kelly, assigned to the 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge, was found reeking of alcohol with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes after his Jeep struck 33-year-old Vionique Valnord, the daughter of a minister, as she left a wedding at around 12:41 a.m. in Flatlands on Sept. 28, 2009. Kelly, 32, faced criminal charges of DWI and vehicular manslaughter after prosecutors charged that he and three buddies -- including another off-duty cop -- were driving home...
  • Brooklyn Tea Party Meeting August 15, 2010

    08/14/2010 11:44:02 AM PDT · by Cacique · 5 replies
    Brooklyn Tea Party | 8-14-2010 | Cacique
    Remember the Brooklyn Tea Party meeting this Sunday at 2 pm at Kosher Hut. Google Kosher hut to find a map. But it is at 709 Kings Highway between East 7th and 8th St. * We will choose speakers for our September 19th TEA PARTY rally !! * We will carve a pledge that candidates wanting to affiliate with Tea Parties in America must agree to !! * We will devise a strategy to attack local politicians Cymbrowitz and Weinstein !! * We will hear about Manhattan Tea party actions and coming activist events!! * We will design a...
  • Brooklyn Census Scandal Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

    07/12/2010 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    big government ^ | 7/12/10 | Stephen Robert Morse
    What happened last month at the Brooklyn census office was indeed unfortunate. But let us not be naive: Data collection inaccuracies and falsifications are happening throughout the entire New York Regional Area and possibly the entire nation, though perhaps on a smaller scale than in Brooklyn. There are many luxury rental and condominum buildings where real estate management companies have a strict “no enumerator” policy, as well as tenement buildings and brownstones where it is impossible to gain access. There are also one or two family houses where it is unclear how many people live there and a knowledgeable proxy...

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Exclusive: ‘Muslims-Only’ Enclave Thrives In Philadelphia

    07/02/2010 6:13:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Paul Williams, Ph.D.
    Thanks to U.S. taxpayers, an Islamic enclave is being carved out of the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. And how generous have you been with your tax dollars? You just gave $1.6 billion for the privilege of turning over all this cash to the Islamic community. The person doing the carving is Kenny Gamble, the author of such hit songs as “Love Train” and “Me and Mrs. Jones.” So far Americans have shelled out $1.6 billion in federal grants, loans, and “charitable” gifts to create an alleged “Muslims-only” community. A convert to Islam, Gamble, now known as Luqman...
  • Two Census Bureau managers fired for creating at least 10,000 bogus questionnaires

    06/26/2010 3:16:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6-26-10 | Samuel Goldsmith, Jake Pearson, Michael Mcauliff
    Two Census Bureau managers from a Brooklyn field office were fired after their bosses found they faked household surveys to meet deadlines, the Daily News learned. Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires, regional director Tony Farthing said. The managers - turned in by whistleblower employees - were caught last week. Now, at least 10,000 surveys need to be done or redone, officials said. Census officials in Washington only admitted to a string of incomplete forms and poor tracking in disclosing the firings...
  • ‘ACORN Youth Union’ Chapters Were Funded by Justice Department, Says GAO

    06/18/2010 5:11:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 442+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 18, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The U.S. Justice Department gave a group called the New York Agency for Community Affairs a grant of $135,130 in fiscal year 2005 to “provide youth leadership training to students at select New York City schools, form ‘ACORN Youth Union’ chapters, and coordinate student campaigns to address issues such as school funding, neighborhood safety, and school governance,” according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week. The GAO report says that in fiscal years 2005 through 2009 the federal government gave ACORN and what the GAO calls “potentially related organizations” more than $40 million in federal funds.  According...
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "( – Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israel’s...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...
  • Vice President Biden Visits Brooklyn Bridge To Highlight Recovery Act ($30 million = 150 jobs)

    06/03/2010 6:00:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 379+ views
    NY1 ^ | 6/02/10
    Vice President Biden Visits Brooklyn Bridge To Highlight Recovery ActBy: NY1 News Updated 6/02/2010 07:21 PM Vice President Joe Biden visited the city Wednesday to help mark the start of the Brooklyn Bridge rehabilitation project – which is partially funded by the economic recovery act. Biden discussed the $508 million makeover alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the Manhattan-side of the bridge. The project, which should be completed by 2014, involves repainting the bridge and expanding approach ramps to improve traffic flow. About 150 jobs will be created by this project, including 44 pre-existing jobs. "Here's the deal. This and the...
  • 'Don't kill' pol in a cop-out

    05/26/2010 9:06:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 793+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2010 | BRENDAN SCOTT
    ALBANY -- An assemblywoman under fire for sponsoring a bill that asks cops to shoot gun-wielding suspects in the arms and legs brushed off the outrage yesterday -- although she admitted she is no expert on police work. Asked about her critics' contention that the proposed legislation will put police lives at risk, Annette Robinson (D-Brooklyn) told The Post: "I understand that." She insisted that cops use too much force, but acknowledged she is unqualified to assess the issue.

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • ...Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    04/30/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 385+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. EL-HANAFI and HASANOFF are expected to be presented...
  • Rabbi Yehuda Levin interviews NY Congressional Candidate Joseph Hayon (my title)

    04/29/2010 2:51:07 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies · 281+ views
    The Fear Kashes: Parshas Emor Show 5770 ^ | 4/29/'10 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    This is a video/audio. Please click on the link to watch/listen.
  • Clash of the Bearded Ones; Hipsters, Hasids, and the Williamsburg street.

    04/13/2010 1:45:05 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies · 689+ views
    NewYorkMagazine ^ | Apr 11, 2010 | Michael Idov
    On a windy Monday night, Pete’s Candy Store—a bar in Williamsburg with a railcar-shaped performance space in the back—is crammed to capacity with the thin and the bearded. Almost no one is drinking. The mood is pregame, expectant and nervous. We’re at one of the oddest New York City powwows in recent memory: a panel designed to quell a metastasizing dispute between bicyclists and Hasidic Jews. Except no Hasids are present. For a moment, it looks like the bicyclists will have to debate themselves. At immediate issue is the Bedford Avenue bike lane. It’s the longest in Brooklyn and runs...
  • B'klyn man busted for selling cocaine on Craiglist

    04/08/2010 10:52:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 537+ views
    The New York Post ^ | April 8, 2010 | LAURA ITALIANO
    A Brooklyn personal trainer with a long record of armed robberies may be heading back to prison after getting busted allegedly selling cocaine on Craiglist. Kinrod Priester, 37, was busted after an undercover investigator for the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor answered his alleged ad, met him Wednesday night at a crowded Starbucks on 23rd St. and Fifth Avenue, and purchased four grams of coke. The muscle-bound alleged dealer shook loose as two investigators tried to cuff him outside the store — only to be apprehended after quickly tripping on some wire tree fencing en route to his nearby Mercedes,...
  • Michelle Obama, Daughters, Visit Brooklyn Pizzeria

    03/25/2010 8:37:04 PM PDT · by Palladin · 113 replies · 2,376+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 25, 2010 | Daily News Writers
  • 'Child defender' beat his kid: cops (anti-child abuse DA arrested for child abuse)

    03/20/2010 8:12:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 995+ views
    New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 6:14 AM, March 20, 2010 | By JAMIE SCHRAM and MURRAY WEISS
    A churchgoing former child-abuse prosecutor and his wife allegedly beat their naked 8-year-old daughter for hours with a belt -- leaving bruises and puncture wounds on the girl's arms and legs... Norman White, 34, and Alegra White, 27, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, surrendered late Thursday after the third-grader told her teachers. Wednesday's beating may have lasted up to seven hours, said sources... The 6-foot-1, 205-pound White worked in the Brooklyn DA's Office from September 2001 to June 2003 and spent his last year there in the Crimes Against Children Unit.

    03/04/2010 2:57:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 849+ views
    THE ^ | March 3, 2010 | n/a
    News - Crime & Courts Wednesday, Mar. 03, 2010 "Man charged in alleged identity fraud at airport" SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury has indicted a New York man who first came under suspicion at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport for unlawful possession of a credit card skimmer, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. An indictment issued in Columbia charges that Khalid Jamal Sumbry, age 27, of Brooklyn, New York, attempted to fly out of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Feb. 5 on an airline ticket he purchased under the name of Kimeth Allen." SNIPPET: "Before he was able to board...