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  • Brave new world: Mayor de Blasio bans NYC employers from asking applicants about criminal history

    06/30/2015 7:18:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m guessing this is the new face of equality. Or at least a redefinition of sanity. In any case, welcome to the Big Apple, employers! (From the NY Daily News) In front of emotional supporters, Mayor de Blasio signed legislation Monday that will prohibit employers from inquiring about a candidate’s criminal record prior to a job offer.“Today I see hope for people like me,” said Marilyn Scales, 52, of the Bronx, who said she never has had a full-time job because of her record for dealing heroin. As crazy as this may sound, there’s actually a bit more to...
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Lashes Out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    06/30/2015 3:10:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Dawsey
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasnt focused on New York City residents but instead cared about deal making and revenge. Mr. de Blasio said he expected more retribution from the governor, a fellow Democrat, for expressing his views Tuesday afternoon, but he said he was prepared to handle it. Mr. de Blasio also said the governor had been disappointing since the mayor endorsed him last year for re-election. ... Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Mr. Cuomo wished the mayor well on his coming...
  • Escaped Killer David Sweat Tells All, Throws 'Shaw Skank' Joyce Mitchell Under the Bus

    06/30/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | By Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding, Kevin Fasick and Larry Celona June 30, 2015 | 7:32 | By Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding, Kevin Fasick and Larry Celona
    Captured killer David Sweat gave cops a blow-by-blow of his escape and time on the run with fellow fugitive Richard Matt revealing that their original plan was to flee to Mexico with the help of Shaw-skank prison worker Joyce Tillie Mitchell. Sweat claimed the lovestruck sewing-shop supervisor, who is charged with smuggling tools to the convicted killers, was the only other person who knew of their elaborate breakout plan, sources said on Monday. Sweat who a source said was spilling his guts to investigators said he and Matt planned to drive to Mexico in Mitchells car following...
  • Grassroots group plans American and Confederate flag burning event in Brooklyn

    06/30/2015 9:13:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    pix11.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Ayana Harry
    FORT GREENE, Brooklyn The Confederate flag controversy continued Monday. Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in from the campaign trail on the heated debate. The symbols are racist and if youre trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements, Bush said. PIX11 has learned a new survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from their statehouse grounds if lawmakers vote on the issue. Over the weekend, activist Bree Newsome illegally scaled the pole bearing the Confederate flag in Columbia,...
  • Hillary Clintons Softer Side Shows Up on Pinterest

    06/30/2015 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Amy Chozick
    Cookies have played a part in previous Clinton campaigns: Like the time, in 1992, when Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a criticism when she said, in response to a question about her legal career: I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. Twenty-three years later, this time in her own campaign for president, Mrs. Clinton pinned a recipe for chocolate chip cookies under the Summer Style category of her brand new Pinterest page. The page also shows off a Grillery Clinton apron (modeled by a young campaign aide) and Iowa cherry pie with the campaigns H...
  • Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

    06/30/2015 8:10:05 AM PDT · by all the best · 8 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | June 29, 2015 | David Boaz
    Here are some words that dont appear in the article: rent control, regulation, zoning. But those are among the reasons that housing is expensive in New York. As a Manhattan Institute report noted in 2002: New York City and State have instituted policies that severely distort the dynamics of housing supply and demand. Only 30 percent of the citys rental units, for instance, are subject to market prices. These distortions coupled with Rube-Goldbergian environmental and zoning regulations have denied New York the kind of healthy housing market enjoyed by most other major cities. And a report by Edward...
  • Trump in Chicago: Says hes 100 percent correct about Mexicans, blasts U.S. as laughingstock

    06/29/2015 8:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times / The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sandra Guy and Bill Zwecker, AP
    Donald Trump brought his in-your-face presidential campaign to Chicago audience on Monday, declaring that if is he is elected, he would make America rich, stop illegal immigration and knock out federal health-care reform that the U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled the law of the land. And even as NBC became the latest network to sever its ties to Trump after he characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, Trump insisted he had nothing to apologize for, saying his remarks were 100 percent correct.(continued)
  • Escaped Inmate Richard Matt Died From Three Shots to Head: Autopsy

    06/29/2015 8:19:20 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 54 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | June 19, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Escaped inmate Richard Matt was shot three times in the head and died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries, according to autopsy results released Sunday. Matt, a convicted murderer, was shot and killed Friday by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer after nearly three weeks on the run while hundreds of authorities searched for Matt and David Sweat, who broke free from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on June 6.
  • Donald Trump Refuses To Back Down On Immigration Stance After NBC Firing

    06/29/2015 7:13:00 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 30 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | June 29 2015 | Bonnie Fuller
    Donald Trumps not worried about hearing youre fired and hes not about to backtrack on his beliefs. Right after NBC cut all ties with him, the presidential candidate was already in a press conference, and revealed that even though NBC doesnt agree, he still stands by the controversial remarks on Mexican immigrants. Following being dropped by NBC on June 29, Donald Trump, 69, revealed that he was not going to backtrack and that NBC was actually just mad that he was running for president. The network announced that they were ending their entire business relationship with Donald Trump, dropping...
  • Miss Kansas: Unfair to hurt Miss USA pageant for Donald Trumps speech

    06/29/2015 6:23:19 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 29, 2015 | By LISA GUTIERREZ
    Miss Kansas Alexis Railsback of Shawnee is in Baton Rouge, La., for the Miss USA pageant, which will be July 12. Thanks to NBCs decision on Monday not to broadcast the pageant, the trip of a lifetime is shrouded in controversy. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article25773886.html#storylink=cpy
  • NBC wants to play hardball? EVERYONE do NOT turn to any channel with NBC on it.

    06/29/2015 3:18:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 78 replies
    29 June 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Quit watching NBC, period. Everyone. Have some backbone and self discipline. Quit watching that network. Permanently, no matter what. I do not watch nor will I ever watch it again.
  • Horses' future uncertain if NYC carriage rides end [de Blasio may turn them into burgers]

    02/10/2014 6:21:10 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK (AP) Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan. While that debate could be over, at least one nagging question remains: What will become of the horses? In Pennsylvania's Amish country, which is the source of many of the horses that wind up working in Central Park, this oversupply plays out weekly at the New Holland Livestock Auction. Every Monday, buyers for foreign meat factories...
  • NYPD Officer Bumps, Grinds, Simulates Sex with Gay Pride Parade Member

    06/29/2015 7:37:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 29, 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Sunday, one NYPD officer joyfully danced with a member of the gay pride parade, bumping and grinding and letting the parade member get behind him and simulate sex on the street in front of appreciative onlookers. Afterward, the gay pride parade member gave the officer a nice hug and kiss, while the officer beamed....
  • De Blasio comes up short on results, clout in Albany

    06/29/2015 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Newsday ^ | June 28, 2015 | By Emily Ngo
    Who's afraid of Mayor Bill de Blasio in Albany? Not state Senate Republicans, who denied his request for permanent mayoral control of New York City schools, granting him one year instead. Not Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who didn't deny he and his team were the unnamed officials in news reports who belittled the mayor as "incompetent" and clueless on influencing the legislative process. Not advocates for charter schools, who won a lifting of a cap for new schools over de Blasio's opposition in the three-way agreement last week among Cuomo, state Senate Republicans and the Democrat-led state Assembly. "There isn't...
  • The NYT Doesnt Publish Religiously Offensive Images, Except When They Offend Christians

    06/29/2015 6:14:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/15 | Jim Treacher
    The staff of a newspaper can run any images they want, or refuse to run any images they want. Theyre paid to make those decisions. And when the rationalizations they give for their editorial judgments are a bunch of crap, we can point out that theyre a bunch of crap.Back in January, heres what New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet told his public editor, Margaret Sullivan, about his decision not to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons after their staff was slaughtered by Muslim terrorists: He said he had spent about half of my day on the question, seeking out...
  • Donald Trump names NH co-chairman (Interesting quote ... "clamoring for Trump bumper stickers")

    06/29/2015 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | June 29. 2015 | By DAN TUOHY
    A freshman state representative will be named state co-chairman for Donald J. Trumps presidential campaign. Rep. Fred Doucette, R-Salem, said he is excited to work for Trump as the real estate mogul seeks the Republican nomination. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150629/NEWS0605/150629003/-1/sports0101#sthash.Fcsuooj1.dpuf
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) Todos por Jeb!

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bushs campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. Its not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized, his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. Thats why Jeb needs...
  • New York bans fracking after years of "exhaustive research"

    06/29/2015 1:28:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Oneida Dispatch ^ | 6-29-2015 | AP
    <p>New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.</p> <p>Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced the decision Monday, saying a ban was the "only reasonable alternative" after "years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts."</p>
  • Jeb Bush and His Friends Have Spent a Lot of Time Explaining His Bad Business Deals

    06/29/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/29/15 | Jaime Fuller
    The Washington Post has a story today about 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush's unfortunate habit of getting involved in business deals destined to crumble and make him look bad. The problem is widespread enough that his career is littered with a graveyard of hilariously halfhearted explanations for his mistakes from friends, staffers, and Bush himself. In 1998 shortly before he became governor of Florida, Bush told the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Post, Im 45 years old. I have to have better radar. Bush's running mate in his failed gubernatorial bid in 1994, Tom Feeney, argued that the...
  • He's Fired! NBC Severs Ties with Donald Trump [For insulting remarks about Mexicans]

    06/29/2015 1:43:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Cape Code Times ^ | 06/29/2015
    NBC has severed all ties with Donald Trump after his insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the network said in a statement. "To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Celebrity Apprentice on...
  • NBCUniversal cuts ties with Donald Trump

    06/29/2015 1:25:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Brian Stelter and Frank Pallotta
    NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled for next January. Both pageants were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," the company said in a statement on Monday. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump." Speaking to reporters after...
  • Supreme Court Aftermath: Millions flood NYC and San Francisco streets to celebrate gay pride

    06/29/2015 1:21:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/29/2015 | By Peter Holley
    Two days after the Supreme Court affirmed gay marriage as a fundamental right, New York Citys pride parade began, appropriately enough, with a wedding. Presiding over the same-sex ceremony, which took place in front of the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on Sunday afternoon, was New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, according to Newsday. Cuomo, who noted he was officiating his first wedding ceremony, wed Human Rights Campaign staffer David Contreras Turley, 36, and UBS financial analyst Peter Thiede, 35, while a crowd of onlookers cheered and The Beatles Love Is All You Need played, Newsday reported. The Stonewall...
  • The Trump Card

    06/29/2015 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Peter Roff
    Those who think Donald Trumps bid for the Republican presidential nomination is little more than an ego trip, super-sized, should probably reconsider. The bombastic billionaire from the five boroughs ranks just behind the little man from the Monopoly game when it comes to conspicuous displays of wealth. He lacks anything close to a natural political constituency. Hes been a major donor to candidates and causes on both sides of the aisle and does not, it seems, have anything close to a consistent political ideology. And that, for most political professionals and commentators, is reason enough not to take him seriously....
  • Donald Trump's statement about NBC hits 'lying' Brian Williams

    06/29/2015 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 29 2015 | Brian Stelter
    After NBCUniversal severed its relationships with Donald Trump on Monday, the billionaire businessman and presidential candidate responded by invoking suspended NBC anchorman Brian Williams and threatening to meet NBC in court. Here is Trump's statement: "As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct--- that is why our country is in serious trouble. (continued at) http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/29/media/donald-trump-statement-nbc-brian-williams/index.html
  • Stop Letting the Rich Move to Puerto Rico as a Tax Haven

    04/14/2015 6:23:43 AM PDT · by cll · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Edward Kleinbard
    Now that youve created the next great app and your investment in your startup is worth a billion dollars, at least on paper, its time for a really difficult challenge: how to cash out without paying capital gains taxes anywhere in the world? With no U.S. or Puerto Rican tax on much investment income of new residents, U.S. citizens now can pay zero tax on capital gains. For several hundred affluent Americans over the last couple of years (including Toby Neugebauer, a key financier to Ted Cruz) the answer has been to establish a principal residence in Puerto Rico, and...
  • Donald Trumps Yuuge Hypocrisy

    06/29/2015 12:33:39 PM PDT · by bkepley · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | 4/25/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (and Sid Blumenthal who, like some albino monk in a Dan Brown novel, feels that this is your time to defend the faith from the infidel menace and their horrifying reliance on truth, facts, and logic), So this may be my last newsletter. We had some good times, didnt we? Im not sure what Ill miss more: The thoughtful e-mails from really smart people offering me insights that never would have occurred to me? We had some good times, didnt we? Im not sure what Ill miss more: The thoughtful e-mails from really smart people offering me insights...
  • NBC Finally Dumps Donald Trump

    06/29/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 54 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6-29-2015 | Inae Oh
    On Monday, NBC released a statement announcing it was severing its business ties with Donald Trump following his recent remarks stating Mexican immigrants were "rapists" who carry drugs into the United States. The network will no longer be airing the real estate mogul's Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Trump, who earlier this month descended from an escalator and announced he was making a bid for the White House, stepped down as host from the reality show in order to run for president. Just last week, the Spanish-language television network Univision also announced it was cutting ties with Trump due...
  • NBC Cutting Ties to Donald Trump Over Derogatory Remarks About Immigration

    06/29/2015 11:57:52 AM PDT · by John W · 107 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopefuls recent comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Nor will he return to host Celebrity Apprentice. In a statement, NBC said: At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.
  • Univision's Attack on Donald Trump Backfires

    06/29/2015 9:33:43 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 119 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 6/29/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The scene comes to mind with the news that Univision has abruptly told Donald Trump that they will no longer carry the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant. Why? It seems that the network is displeased that in his announcement speech. And while all this was going on? Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos sent a handwritten note to Trump asking - yes - for an interview. Or in other words? Were going to break your contract and call you a racist but would you like to sit down for a chat? So. As a result of Univisions decidedly unthought-through stab at partisan politics...
  • Benghazi night call between Clinton and Obama withheld, documents show

    06/29/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Catherine Herridge
    New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack -- but the contents are being withheld by the State Department. It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call -- after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. The contents of the call, however,...
  • (NY City) Cops livid over proposed police reform measures

    06/29/2015 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    Rank-and-file cops are fuming over several police reform measures City Council members plan to review this week, including bills that would force cops to get suspects consent for searches, imprison police for using chokeholds, and require cops to give out the Civilian Complaint Review Boards phone number. These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime, PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement Sunday.
  • Finally, hundreds of cabbies ticketed for shutting down NYC streets during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    People have written me for years about how NYC Muslim cabbies shut down these streets and police do nothing. Under both de Blasio and Bloomberg as well. But if you jaywalk, deBlasio sics the cops on you. I have been reporting on this repeatedly: NYC Traffic Snarled By Muslim Cabbies Stopping To Pray Finally. Equality for all before the law. But thats not how Muslims see it it is seen through their supremacist prism: I cant help but to think they are being prejudiced. They dont understand. We have to be here. Uh, no, you have to obey the...
  • Second Escaped Convict from Dannemora Prison Shot and Captured

    06/28/2015 1:46:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting that David Sweat, 35, the second convicted killer who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6, has been shot and captured in the town of Constable, New York, near the Village of Malone, just a few miles south of the Canadian Border. According to tweets from Press-Republican editor Lois Clermont, Sweat has been taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.Here is the report from the Press-Republican: 4:05 p.m.: Sweat is alive, Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill tells Press-Republican. 4:04 p.m.: Sweat rolled in on stretcher, IV poles showing. Sheriffs deputy wearing bulletproof...
  • Richard Matt and David Sweat, Convicted Murderers Who Escaped Prison, Have Grisly Past

    06/26/2015 2:54:58 PM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2915? | Erin McClam
    He [Richard Matt] killed a 76-year-old businessman by breaking his neck, then cut up the body and threw the pieces into a river. (snip) The victim was a food broker named William Rickerson who had hired and then fired Matt. (snip) On Dec. 4, 1997, according to the trial testimony of an accomplice, Matt beat Rickerson with a knife sharpener, bound him with duct tape, tossed him in the trunk of a car, and then drove around for 27 hours looking for a place to kill and bury him. At one stop on the drive, Matt opened the trunk, broke...
  • Source: New York escapee Richard Matt shot

    06/26/2015 1:35:46 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    wcvb ^ | 6-26-2015 | Lorenzo Ferrigno, David Shortell and Shimon Prokupecz CNN
    <p>Richard Matt, one of two escaped murderers from an upstate New York prison, has been shot and officers involved in a nearly three-week manhunt are pursuing fugitive David Sweat, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation said Friday.</p> <p>Escaped murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat may be headed to Canada, a New York State Police spokesman said Friday.</p>
  • David Sweat shot by trooper, bleeding badly

    06/28/2015 1:00:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 169 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | June 28, 2015
    MALONE David Sweat was shot by a state trooper in the Town of Constable Sunday afternoon, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. Sweat is bleeding badly, according to the source who called his wounds life-threatening. The Press-Republican also reported that David Sweat was shot. The paper said he is seriously wounded. Constable is just north of Malone, where Matt was shot Friday afternoon, and just south of the Canadian border. More than 1,300 federal, state and local officers were hunting for Sweat in the dense woods of Franklin County in the northern Adirondack Mountains. More...
  • Sources: NY Jail Escapee Richard Matt killed in shootout near Malone

    06/26/2015 2:06:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    BUFFALO NEWS ^ | 06/26/2015 | By Maki Becker
    MALONE Richard Matt has been shot and killed near Malone, two sources have told The Buffalo News. The sources said that a shootout occurred and that Matt was killed. At least one of the two fugitives shot at a camper, which brought a quick response team to the area, the source told The News. The FBI and other law enforcement were involved in the incident. No police were injured. David Sweat is believed to be in a nearby wooded area, and a furious ground search is underway, one source told The News. Sweat is believed to be armed. Canine...
  • Dannemora Prison Escapee DNA found in Same Cabin by Where Richard Matt was killed

    06/28/2015 10:37:00 AM PDT · by onona · 21 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | today | The Buffalo News
    Dannemora prison escapee David Sweat's DNA found in the same cabin where Richard Matt was. (Matt was shot and killed in area nearby).
  • N.Y. prison escapee Richard Matt fatally shot: official

    06/26/2015 2:06:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Tribune wire reports
    One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday, but the other is still on the run. An official with knowledge of the manhunt said Richard Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on the run. The official wasn't authorized to talk about the development publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
  • Convicted killers escape maximum-security prison with power tools and extra bedding

    06/07/2015 6:37:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/07/2015
    A manhunt is underway in Upstate New York for a pair of inmates who pulled off an elaborate overnight escape from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border, according to news reports. On Sunday, more than 200 law enforcement officers using bloodhounds and helicopters were searching for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, in the region surrounding the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., according to the Associated Press. The men were referred to as dangerous individuals by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who joined searchers to examine the prisoners escape route before holding a news conference outside the prison. It...
  • Two murderers escape maximum security NY prison . . . using power tools?

    06/08/2015 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat escape Am I the only one who allows himself to think, if only for a moment, that this is kind of impressive? I know, I know . . reality has to hit you and do so quickly. These are very dangerous men who have killed before and almost surely would have no compunction about doing so again if they think its necessary to help them evade capture. So its not with approval, but a sort of horrified respect, that I observe escape from maximum security prison using power tools is quite the dubious...
  • One of the New York Prison Escapees, Richard Matt, Is Fatally Shot [Sweat Shot Caught]

    06/26/2015 1:43:47 PM PDT · by Syncro · 104 replies
    nyt ^ | JUNE 26, 2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and BENJAMIN MUELLER
    Richard W. Matt, one of the convicted murderers who staged an elaborate escape from New Yorks largest prison nearly three weeks ago, was killed on Friday in a burst of gunfire by federal agents, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
  • Residents of upstate New York town arm themselves as police search area for 2 escaped prisoners

    06/10/2015 6:38:48 AM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 9, 2015 | Edgar Sandoval , Glenn Blain , Corky Siemaszko
    Terrified residents of a small upstate New York town grabbed their shotguns Tuesday after the two killers who staged a dramatic escape from a nearby state prison were tracked to their burg. They armed themselves even as legions of cops and corrections officers descended on tiny Willsboro, N.Y. in hot pursuit of escaped convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat. My husband I both have conceal carry (licenses) and we have our guns loaded and theyre here in the house, said Teresa Sayward, a former Republican Assemblywoman whose farm is located near where the wanted men were spotted. Hopefully we wont...
  • Two convicted murderers escape from NY max-security prison; leave 'have a nice day' note

    06/07/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | June 6, 2015 | Denis Slattery
    In a sensational Shawshank Redemption-style prison break, a pair of cunning convicted murderers used power tools and tunnels to escape an upstate maximum-security penitentiary near the Canadian border. A massive manhunt was underway Saturday after killers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, were discovered missing from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 25 miles from Canada, officials said. The inmates made their extraordinary dash to freedom after faking out guards with makeshift dummies made out of hooded sweatshirts to appear as if they were still sleeping inside their cells. And once officials discovered they were gone, they found...
  • In prison break story, CNN thinks Pennsylvania is New York

    06/10/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    Post Standard ^ | 06.10.14 | Mark Weiner
    During a Wednesday morning live broadcast from outside the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., CNN reported that escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt could be anywhere between New York's North Country and Canada, or even south to Mexico. As a reporter spoke, a map on the screen showed the words "New York" over Pennsylvania, and then tracked a potential path north to Canada or south to Mexico.
  • Escaped Killer Richard Matt shot and Killed by Police

    06/26/2015 1:40:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/26 | Jamie Schram and Selim Algar
    Escaped killer Richard Matt was shot and killed by the State Police deep in the woods of upstate New York on Friday afternoon, law enforcement sources told The Post. The other fugitive, David Sweat, was being hunted by the cops in the wilderness area around Lake Titus about 50 miles west of the Dannemora prison from which they escaped on June 6. Earlier in the day, authorities confirmed Matts DNA was discovered in a cabin in Malone, NY, about 10 miles north of the shooting scene.
  • Inmate: 'Shaw-Skank' Had Closet Sex With Killer At Least 100 Times

    06/27/2015 1:14:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/26/15 AST | By Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Prison worker Joyce Tillie Mitchell had sex at least 100 times in a sewing-shop storage closet with one of the convicted killers she helped spring, a former inmate told The Post hours after her clueless husband insisted she never could have bedded the escaped criminals. Mitchell spent her jailhouse days giggling, chatting and showering gifts on convicted cop-killer David Sweat in the Clinton Correctional Facility workplace she was supposed to be supervising, said the former prisoner, Erik Jensen. She would routinely end her shift by disappearing into the 8-foot-by-15-foot stockroom with the 35-year-old Sweat for at least a half-hour...
  • Mayor de Blasio Poised to Hire Nearly 1,300 Police Officers

    06/28/2015 12:41:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 22 June 2015 | Michael M. Grynbaum, Matt Flegehheimer
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a sharp shift from his initial objections, is poised to hire nearly 1,300 additional officers for the New York Police Department, a surprising addition in a $78.5 billion budget deal announced by city leaders on Monday night. The mayor, who has pledged to improve police-community relations, has long been hesitant to hire more officers, saying he felt comfortable with the citys near-record-low level of crime. But his administration has come under intense pressure in recent weeks after a notable increase in homicides and shootings compared with the same period last year.
  • For Broadway's Audra McDonald And Others, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is A 'No-Brainer'

    06/28/2015 10:30:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 28, 2015 | DAVID NG AND DEBORAH VANKIN
    For Broadway's Audra McDonald And Others, Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is A 'No-Brainer' By DAVID NG AND DEBORAH VANKIN Prominent members of the performing and visual arts professions have voiced their approval of Friday's ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage around the country. Their reactions are perhaps not surprising for a community, including Broadway, that has long supported same-sex marriage and that counts many gay individuals both behind and in front of the curtain. Many states had already decided to legalize same-sex marriage, but Friday's decision means that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states....
  • Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride Marchers

    06/28/2015 11:07:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for gay pride parades, parties and celebrations around the world Sunday. Most events were peaceful, but in Istanbul, Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd. It was not immediately clear why Turkish police stopped marchers in Istanbul, where gay pride parades have been held in previous years. Turkish media reported that police said people would not to be allowed to march this year. In New York, massive crowds gathered ahead of the citys annual gay pride parade, which was first held in 1970. Organizers said they expected a record...