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  • Hundreds march across New York bridge for stricter gun laws

    05/07/2016 3:51:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 6:10 PM EDT | Julie Walker
    Hundreds of people carrying photos of loved ones killed by gun violence marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to rally for stricter gun laws and chanted demands for action. The fourth annual march, held on the eve of Mother’s Day, was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We are going to stand up and fight until our last breath because if we lose our children we have nothing left to lose,” said the group’s founder, Shannon Watts. …
  • Epic Fail of Disarmist March across Brooklyn Bridge

    05/10/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 5/10/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, a few dozen misguided marchers straggled across the Brooklyn bridge, demanding that more Americans be disarmed. Notice the widely debunked "120" school shooting meme in the sign. When you have to resort to easily disproved lies, your "movement" has no moral validity. Consider, in a city of 12 million, in the heart of the densest support for citizen disarmament in the country, in a legal regime that has stifled the right to bear arms with numerous infringements for a century, this morally bankrupt astroturf organization is able to attract, pay, or bully only a few dozen marchers.
  • Pre-emptive Expulsion - Two Iranian U.N. Workers Expelled From the United States

    06/27/2002 10:37:51 PM PDT · by niki · 26 replies · 347+ views ^ | 6/27/02 | John McWethy
    Pre-emptive Expulsion Two Iranian U.N. Workers Expelled From the United States By John McWethy June 27 — Two men who work in New York for Iran's mission to the United Nations are being expelled from the United States, ABCNEWS has learned. Sources told ABCNEWS that the two Iranians were seen five days ago videotaping the Brooklyn Bridge, the entrance to the tunnels into Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The men, who have been in the United States only four months and are described as security workers for the mission, were stopped and questioned by New York police, sources said,...
  • Who Started New York’s Dead Cops Chant?

    12/23/2014 4:50:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    ".......An Instagram of that “No Cops No Prisons” banner displays a number of hashtags, including #turnuptheanger, a hashtag associated with TMOC. (The first mention of #turnuptheanger on Twitter, for example, directs to a Facebook page hosted by the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee NYC.) It’s not the only apparent link between the “dead cops” chant and TMOC. At the beginning of the video and before the call to kill police, you can hear what sounds like, “arms up, shoot back!” That slogan appears on TMOC’s Twitter account....... [SNIP] ......There are not many TMOC members willing to openly admit that they’re part...
  • 12/19: De Blasio secretly meets with protest leaders (Justice League NYC at 1199 SEIU’s HQ's)

    12/20/2014 8:08:04 PM PST · by maggief · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | sDecember 19, 2014 | Kevin Fasick, Kirstan Conley and Danika Fear
    Mayor de Blasio held court on Friday with ringleaders of the city protests that have led to cop assaults and other mayhem — lending a sympathetic ear as they ticked off their demands. Hizzoner had tried to keep the location of his meeting with the members of Justice League NYC a secret, but reporters discovered it was at the Midtown offices of a union connected to the one that employs a man charged with busting an NYPD lieutenant’s nose on the Brooklyn Bridge. “They have a list of demands, some which I agree with, some which I don’t,” de Blasio...
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • CUNY Professor Arrested on Riot Charge After NYC Protest Violence

    12/15/2014 4:49:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | Dec 15
    A part-time CUNY professor faces a slate of charges accusing him of sparking a violent run-in with police during Saturday's protest demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge. Eric Linsker, 29, was allegedly spotted by police carrying a large garbage can on walkway of the bridge above the traffic lanes during the protests against the police killings of unarmed black men. Protesters had been tossing debris at police on the bridge's lower level at the time, police said. Police Lt. Philip Chan ordered Linkser to put down the trash can and attempted to arrest him, according to court records. A small group...
  • Palestinian banner unfurled on NYC bridge (Manhattan Bridge)

    08/21/2014 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2014 1:17 AM EDT
    Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The flag had the words “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” on it and was lowered from a part of the bridge near the Manhattan side Wednesday evening. Activists on the Brooklyn Bridge met its appearance with cheers. …
  • German Artists Say They Put White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    08/13/2014 11:50:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2014 | By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
    Mystery solved? A pair of artists in Berlin said they were the ones who pulled off the stunt of the summer, hoisting two big all-white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge last month, swapping them for the usual red, white and blue. When the flags appeared, rumors flapped: It was a prank or a grave security breach. But the artists, Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke, say the flags — with hand-stitched stars and stripes, all white — had nothing to do with terrorism. In a series of phone interviews, they explained that they only wanted to celebrate “the beauty of public...
  • Theory of 2 teams floated by NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge flag-swipe

    07/23/2014 11:34:38 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    NYPD officials investigating how the two American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced with two white banners said Wednesday that the act was likely carried out by up to five intruders in two teams with knowledge of the bridge, The New York Post reported. The teams' plan to evade police in four patrol cars included aluminum lasagna pans they used to cover the floodlights aimed at the flags during the switch at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday. The 11-by-20-foot white flags were first spotted at the break of dawn by a police officer, The Post reported. "For someone to...
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Apollo 11 and Modern America's Can't-Do Spirit

    07/19/2014 6:28:23 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/18/2014 | IBD Staff
    Cultural Inertia: Remember how 45 years ago we were suddenly able to say: "If we can send a man to the moon, why can't we (fill in the blank)"? If only we could say the same today. It's worth remembering Neil Armstrong's July 21, 1969 "giant leap for mankind," if only as a measure of what the country used to be able to accomplish, but increasingly can't do today. When President Kennedy announced his goal of "sending a man to the moon and returning him safely to earth" in less than nine years, it was a laughably audacious promise. By...
  • Obama defends Bergdahl deal — ‘We seized that opportunity’

    06/03/2014 4:27:08 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 43 replies
    President Obama said Tuesday he had an obligation to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, regardless of the circumstances surrounding Sgt. Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban five years ago and despite claims he’s a “deserter” who walked away from his unit. Speaking at a news conference in Warsaw alongside Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Mr. Obama said he, like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and FDR before him, must take every possible step to bring home American fighting men and women held in captivity at the end of a war. U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan will cease at the end...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • The View From the Bridge

    12/18/2011 4:56:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 18, 2011 | Salena Zito
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 at the height of America’s most turbulent political era. Built with steel, adorned with electricity, this marvel of the future was rooted in our past – a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War. “What you do not see when you walk across the bridge is that you are overlooking where George Washington and his defeated army of the Battle of Brooklyn escaped in the middle of the night across the East River,” explained David McCullough, historian and author of The Great Bridge. McCullough sees the bridge’s story – the creativity, work...
  • 500 arrested after protest on NY's Brooklyn Bridge

    10/01/2011 6:56:46 PM PDT · by quantim · 72 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 1, 9:27 PM EDT | COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say about 500 protesters have been arrested after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours. Police say some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway Saturday night after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway. They face disorderly conduct and other charges. The lane has since reopened. Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are railing against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances. The group has been camped near the Financial District for two weeks and clashed with police on earlier occasions. Earlier Saturday,...
  • '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...
  • Meet Donald Trump: Democrat Donor, Abortionist, Single Payer Supporter, and Taxer

    04/17/2011 10:09:04 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 119 replies ^ |
    Meet Donald Trump: Democrat Donor, Abortionist, Single Payer Supporter, and Taxer Update 1: A New NBC/WSJ Poll has Trump at an astonishing 17%, tied for second with Mike Huckabee behind Mitt Romney (21%). I know this is probably just a little surge by people who know nothing of Trump’s politics pre-3 weeks ago, and he is making an interesting splash right now. It’s like he found a Tea Party manual sitting around somewhere and suddenly adopted all of those positions (and then added birthirism for good/bad measure). Update 2: 2008 Trump Blasts Bush, Praises Obama, Says he Can Save the World:...
  • Biden calls bridge inspector's wife

    06/04/2010 10:26:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 946+ views
    upi ^ | June 3, 2010
    NEW YORK, - A chief inspector for New York's Brooklyn Bridge renovation project said he talked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden into calling his wife, shocking her. Tom Shepherd, 44, a city Department of Transportation Inspector working on the bridge project, said he told his wife, Betty, he might be meeting Wednesday with Biden, so he promised to "tell Joe you said hello," the New York Post reported Thursday. Shepherd said he mentioned the conversation when he met with the vice president later in the day and Biden immediately suggested he call Betty on his cellphone. "I'm Vice President Joe...
  • Johnny Maestro, Crests and Brooklyn Bridge singer, dies at age 70 of cancer - Blow Out The Candles

    05/12/2010 10:20:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,047+ views
    nydailynews ^ | March 25th 2010 | David Hinckley
    Johnny Maestro, who started out singing on the New York subways and a few years later recorded one of the great teen love anthems, "Sixteen Candles," died late Wednesday night in Florida after a battle with cancer. He was 70. A distinctive and highly respected vocalist both among his peers and fans of early rock ‘n' roll, Maestro spent his life in the music business, scoring hits as lead singer of the Crests in the 1950s and then the Brooklyn Bridge a decade later. He continued performing live shows with the Brooklyn Bridge until he was diagnosed several months ago...
  • S.E.C. Charges Psychic With Securities Fraud

    03/04/2010 2:55:02 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 14 replies · 429+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/04/2010 | Michael J. de la Merced
    The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sued a well-known fortune-teller who called himself “America’s Prophet,” charging him with securities fraud for swindling investors out of $6 million with the promise that he could accurately predict market moves. (Read the lawsuit after the jump.) Sean David Morton, 51, is accused of inducing more than 100 investors into pouring money into the Delphi Investment Group through his newsletter, Web site and guest spots on a nationally syndicated radio show. Among his pitches: “I have called ALL the highs and lows of the market giving EXACT DATES for rises and crashes over...
  • Lifelock - Real or Scam? (Vanity)

    06/26/2008 1:34:34 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 15 replies · 817+ views
    I'm really thinking about using some sort of identity theft service, especially since I got married and my credit card usage went up. Questions to anyone using these services: Can Lifelock be trusted and does it work? How does it work?
  • Brooklyn Bridge to celebrate 125th birthday

    05/12/2008 11:56:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 230+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | AP
    NEW YORK - The Brooklyn Bridge is 125 years old this month and New York City is getting ready to celebrate. The city on Monday announced an array of activities including a special bridge lighting, concerts, lectures, film series and family events. The five-day festivities will kick off on May 22 with a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, and a Grucci fireworks presentation. The bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan across the East River, and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country. It will be lit up in an array...
  • Ron Paul Blimp Flying Over Raleigh

    12/14/2007 12:00:40 PM PST · by this is my name not yours · 193 replies · 908+ views
    Raleigh Chronicle ^ | 12/14/07 | Elliott West
    RALEIGH - No, you're not imagining things. That really is a Ron Paul for President blimp flying over the City of Raleigh today. Organizers for the blimp took off this morning at 8am at the Airship Management Hangar in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and they are on their way to Chester, South Carolina where they will make their first stop. This afternoon, the blimp will be flying over north Raleigh and will most likely be visible from Interstate 540 at some point, said Bryce Henderson, a media coordinator for the effort. Organizers say the current schedule has it passing over...
  • Weinshall-Bloomberg Bridge [Schumer's Wife and Brooklyn Bridge Disrepair]

    09/15/2006 5:35:23 AM PDT · by syriacus · 7 replies · 835+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | September 13, 2006 | New York Sun Editorial
    ...the superannuated span, as emblematic of the city as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, has been falling into disrepair. ...its steel elements are rusting, exposed to the elements by lack of paint. ....It turns out that the way the city will pay for the upcoming paint job is symptomatic of New York at its fiscal worst. The bulk of that $85 million, or whatever the cost shoots up to by the time painters actually arrive on site, will come not from the city's operating budget but from its capital budget. That means the city will be...
  • Terror suspects plotted against Brooklyn Bridge, other landmarks, officials say

    07/09/2006 6:42:53 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 9, 2006 | MOHAMAD BAZZI
    BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Before Assem Hammoud and his associates decided to try to bomb New York's PATH trains, they had considered several other targets: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and the forests of California, where they would set a huge fire, Lebanese security officials told Newsday.
  • Hilary Duff Is Saving Herself for Marriage (possible Republican?)

    06/16/2006 9:09:26 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 54 replies · 2,439+ views
    Starpulse ^ | 6/16/06
    06/16/06 08:17:49, Categories: Celebrity News Hilary Duff Is Saving Herself for Marriage Hilary Duff insists her rocker boyfriend Joel Madden will have to put a wedding ring on her finger before he gets the chance to sleep with her because she plans to stay a virgin until her wedding night. The 18-year-old pop star/actress has revealed she has never had sex and is upset when fans automatically assume she and Good Charlotte star Madden are bedmates. She says, 'It's harder having a boyfriend who's older because people just assume.' But (virginity) is definitely something I like about myself. It doesn't...
  • Inside the Brooklyn Bridge, a Whiff of the Cold War

    03/21/2006 12:38:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 2,785+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2006 | SEWELL CHAN
    For decades it waited in secret inside the masonry foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge, in a damp, dirty and darkened vault near the East River shoreline of Lower Manhattan: a stockpile of provisions that would allow for basic survival if New York City were devastated by a nuclear attack. City workers were conducting a regular structural inspection of the bridge last Wednesday when they came across the cold-war-era hoard of water drums, medical supplies, paper blankets, drugs and calorie-packed crackers — an estimated 352,000 of them, sealed in dozens of watertight metal canisters and, it seems, still edible. To step...
  • Fixing the leak

    12/24/2005 8:25:40 AM PST · by ncountylee · 40 replies · 1,976+ views
    toledoblade ^ | December 24, 2005 | Kelly, Jack
    FINALLY, some good may come from the Valerie Plame kerfuffle - if Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has the stones to do what's right. A grave crime was exposed Dec. 16 when New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau published a story revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to listen in on conversations between al-Qaeda suspects abroad and people in the United States without first obtaining a warrant. "We're seeing clearly now that [President] Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator," wrote Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. But the scandal was not the program Mr....
  • The Valerie Plame Precedent

    12/21/2005 10:43:04 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 34 replies · 1,766+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 22, 2005 | Jack Kelly
    Finally, some good may come from the Valerie Plame kerfuffle -- if President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez have the stones to do what's right. A grave crime was exposed Dec. 16th when New York Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau published a story revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to listen in on conversations between al Qaida suspects abroad and people in the United States without first obtaining a warrant. "We're seeing clearly now that (President) Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator," wrote Newsweek's Jonathan Alter. But the scandal was...

    11/09/2005 11:50:22 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 458 replies · 11,086+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 9 November 2005 | William Donohue
    WAL-MART BANS CHRISTMAS: BOYCOTT LAUNCHED A woman who recently complained to Wal-Mart that the store was replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays” received an e-mail response from Customer Service. It appears below in its exact form: “Walmart is a world wide organization and must remain conscious of this. The majority of the world still has different practices other than ‘christmas’ which is an ancient tradition that has its roots in Siberian shamanism. The colors associated with ‘christmas’ red and white are actually a representation of of the aminita mascera mushroom. Santa is also borrowed from the Caucuses, mistletoe from the...
  • Heroic Viet vets plan major march-(NY vets to march, Friday, May 6th)

    05/04/2005 3:20:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 327+ views
    While others talked the cheap talk these are the guys who walked the real Vietnam walk. And this Friday, as a new war rages in Iraq, the New Yorkers who served in Vietnam will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this city's Vietnam veterans "Welcome Home" ceremony. The event will start at 10 a.m. at Cadman Plaza Park, with an 11 a.m. march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Vietnam Veterans Plaza at 55 Water St. Remembrance ceremonies begin at noon with keynote speakers, followed by a POW/MIA wreath laying, and a reunion center. Although I...
  • Any ideas for 80k?

    05/02/2005 2:54:00 PM PDT · by maineman · 123 replies · 3,321+ views
    I'm looking for a place to put 80k. Anybody have any good suggestions other than their own pockets?
  • Promise Keeper, by Bernie Kerik (America's 9/11 Police Commissioner)

    11/01/2004 6:23:11 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 1,542+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2004 | BERNARD KERIK
    ...I am voting for George W. Bush because he has shown me that he has the resolve and the strength to fight and win the war against terrorism. In this year's presidential election, the first held since the attacks of 9/11, the most important election in our lifetime, these qualities have never been more critical. I'm voting for President Bush because I was the commissioner of the New York City Police Department on 9/11 and I watched the planes crash into the World Trade Center, and take the lives of 23 of my cops, 37 Port Authority officers, 343 firefighters...

    09/03/2004 11:45:47 PM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 815+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/04/04 | Larry Celona
    September 4, 2004 -- Al Qaeda plans to use fuel-laden trucks to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and one of the tunnels to New Jersey between Sept. 24 and Oct. 10, an anonymous tipster recently warned federal authorities. Homeland security officials took the tip seriously enough to pass it on to the Police Department and other government agencies this week, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
  • Vets take swipe at bridge flag thieves

    09/03/2004 2:09:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 767+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/03/04 | PETE DONOHUE and GREG GITTRICH
    Bring back the Brooklyn Bridge flag! That was the cry yesterday from veterans alarmed by the apparent theft of a U.S. flag from high atop the bridge by anti-Bush protesters. The battle-tested veterans took aim at the suspected thieves and held out hope that the Stars and Stripes had not been destroyed. "It's disgraceful," Vietnam veteran Tom Shannon, 54, said from VFW Post 107 in Marine Park, Brooklyn. "They should be prosecuted. I believe that 100%." In order to hold someone accountable, cops first must determine what happened to the missing 12-by-18 foot banner. NYPD officials said they were investigating...
  • Protesters March Across Brooklyn Bridge

    08/28/2004 11:03:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/04 | Verena Dobnik - AP
    NEW YORK - Thousands of abortion-rights activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, the latest in a growing procession of protests leading up to the Republican National Convention. Protesters were expected to gather later in the day in Central Park and at the World Trade Center site, where anti-Bush demonstrators planned to ring 2,749 bells — one for each victim of the Sept. 11 attacks there. The Brooklyn Bridge march, organized by the abortion rights group Planned Parenthood (news - web sites), attracted thousands of people on a hot, humid day. They crossed the bridge in a line 10...
  • So just who is targeting whom?

    06/30/2004 9:33:51 AM PDT · by snopercod · 8 replies · 202+ views
    NY ^ | June 30, 2004 | Ellis Henican
    Are they vicious foreign terrorists, scheming to blow up New York? Or just a couple of wide-eyed visitors from abroad, snapping sentimental photos of the Statue of Liberty and other tourist cliches? ~~~snip~~~ The issue came up again yesterday, as U.S. officials announced they'd expelled two Iranian security guards. These two gentlemen, unnamed, were working on Third Avenue at the Iranian Mission to the United Nations. They are now back in Tehran. U.S. envoy Stuart Holliday, speaking to the reporters at the UN, picks up the story there: "These individuals were moving around New York City and essentially taking photographs...
  • Operations chief describes further plots by al Qaeda

    06/16/2003 10:20:53 AM PDT · by mhking · 3 replies · 278+ views
    <p>The al Qaeda Islamist militant group once planned to demolish New York's Brooklyn Bridge, blow up grounded airliners with explosive-laden vans and derail passenger trains, Newsweek magazine reported yesterday.</p> <p>Quoting federal investigators who interrogated captured al Qaeda operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the magazine said he told them he recruited a naturalized U.S. citizen, a truck driver from Columbus, Ohio, named Lyman Farris, to assess several terrorist attacks in the United States that never materialized.</p>
  • New life begins for shooting victim [1994 Brooklyn Bridge terrorist attack]

    03/22/2004 6:33:18 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 17 replies · 293+ views
    Daily Record (Morris County, NJ) ^ | 03/22/04 | Matt Manochio
    <p>MORRIS TWP. -- With a bullet still lodged in his brain from a shooting in New York 10 years ago, Nachum Sasonkin turned a page in his life and became a rabbi.</p> <p>"I just want to say I'm very happy to come to this point today," Sasonkin said to a roomful of reporters before his ordination as a rabbi Sunday at the Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbinical College of America. Sasonkin was one of 75 students to become rabbis during the Sunday afternoon ceremony.</p>
  • Judge Sentences Al Qaeda Supporter to Prison

    10/28/2003 3:14:40 PM PST · by wheelgunguru · 1 replies · 183+ views
    abc ^ | 10-28-03
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Iyman Faris, an Ohio truck driver, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for supporting al Qaeda, after first admitting he cased the Brooklyn Bridge to see if it could be destroyed and then trying to withdraw his guilty plea. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema gave the maximum term possible after rejecting a request by Faris to withdraw the initial guilty plea he entered in a deal with prosecutors. She said he knowingly pleaded guilty and that his credibility now was "in serious question." She also said that Faris underwent a mental competency examination...

    10/28/2003 1:27:50 PM PST · by freeperfromnj · 17 replies · 278+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A terror defendant accused of plotting to cut through the cables that support New York’s Brooklyn Bridge was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who refused to let him withdraw his guilty plea. Iyman Faris was sentenced to 15 years for aiding and abetting terrorism, plus five years for conspiracy. According to prosecutors, Faris, 34, traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan, carrying out low level missions for terrorists. He provided sleeping bags, cellular telephones and cash to members of al-Qaida and met with Osama bin Laden in 2000 at a terrorist training camp in...
  • US Al-Qaida's Brooklyn Bridge plot

    06/20/2003 12:42:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 304+ views
    Guardian ^ | 6/20/03 | David Teather in New York
    A truck driver who became an American citizen three years ago has admitted his involvement in an al-Qaida terrorist plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Kashmiri-born Iyman Faris was ordered by leaders of the terrorist network to get hold of equipment to cut the cables of the bridge, according to documents unsealed in Washington yesterday. Faris, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to two criminal charges of providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to provide support. According to his affidavit, Faris attended a series of meetings with senior al-Qaida figures between 2000 and 2002 in...
  • Truck Driver Pleads Guilty to Al Qaeda Ties, Conspiracy

    06/19/2003 12:59:01 PM PDT · by soccermom · 51 replies · 1,011+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2003
    <p>ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An Ohio truck driver worked directly with Al Qaeda (search) terrorists in a plot to derail trains in the United States and sabotage a bridge in New York City, believed to be the Brooklyn Bridge (search), Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday as he announced the man's guilty plea to two felony charges.</p>
  • Al Qaeda Plea (Ohio sleeper cell)

    06/19/2003 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 9 replies · 368+ views
    ABC ^ | June 19, 2003
    June 19 — An Ohio truck driver who lived a "secret double life" has admitted to meeting with Osama bin Laden and plotting with al Qaeda to launch new attacks in the United States, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today. Iyman Faris, a U.S. citizen, has pleaded guilty to two counts of providing material support to terrorists, stemming from a variety of plots against targets in the United States, including the Brooklyn Bridge. "From late 2000 to March of this year, Faris worked in concert with al Qaeda, our enemies, to plot potential attacks against America and its citizens here...
  • Nigerian Scam Artist Wants To Buy Brooklyn Bridge From Me!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    02/24/2003 8:41:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies · 1,847+ views
    E-Mail | February 24, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I actually got one of those Nigerian scam artists interested in buying the Brooklyn Bridge from me. First let us take a trip down memory lane with his original e-mail to me which I posted on this THREAD and which I reprint below: Attn: Sir, I am Mr. Martin Uche Senior Manager accounts/audit department, in (UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) Mr. Mark johnson a national of your country, who was a consultant with Shell-development Company in Nigeria and a personal friend Died and left behind his deposit in my finance house(UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) valued at $7,753,000.00 (Seven...
  • Contact Me ASAP (Nigerian Contacts Me About Depsiting MILLIONS Into My Bank Account)

    02/20/2003 4:31:35 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 79 replies · 5,345+ views
    E-Mail | February 20, 2003 | Martin Uche
    Attn: Sir, I am Mr. Martin Uche Senior Manager accounts/audit department, in (UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) Mr. Mark johnson a national of your country, who was a consultant with Shell-development Company in Nigeria and a personal friend Died and left behind his deposit in my finance house(UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) valued at $7,753,000.00 (Seven Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand United States Dollars Only). My relationship with Mr. Mark started in 1992 when I was a supervisor in UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC , Marina branch. We met in my social club's annual end of the year...
  • BREAKING: Suspicious package on Brooklyn Bridge

    05/22/2002 3:08:25 AM PDT · by mhking · 41 replies · 249+ views
    WAGA/Atlanta (Fox5) | 5.22.02
    Fox 5 Morning News (WAGA/Atlanta) reporting that a suspicious package has been found on the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge has been sealed off as a precaution. No other details are available.