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  • Science: Nobel Prize-winning doctor backs Chris Christie’s quarantine plan

    10/30/2014 8:19:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Noah Rothman
    This administration is fond of saying that its policy of opposing quarantining health care workers who may have come in contact with Ebola but embracing the internment of American soldiers in the same condition is based on “science.” Administration officials reportedly berated Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie for imposing a mandatory 21-day quarantine on potentially symptomatic care workers who were exposed to Ebola by saying that this policy “doesn’t comport with science.” White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest insisted that the president’s administration acquiesced to the quarantining of American soldiers who served in Ebola-affected regions only because they...
  • California issues quarantine policy for Ebola exposure

    10/29/2014 2:25:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Oct 29 2014 | J serna
    Anyone arriving in California from an Ebola-affected area and who has had personal contact with a person infected with the deadly virus will be quarantined for 21 days, according to an order issued Wednesday by the state's public health director. The order provides a more nuanced set of guidelines to assess the risk associated with people returning from regions afflicted by an Ebola outbreak -- currently Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea -- than the controversial blanket quarantines in New Jersey, New York and Maine.
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

    10/29/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    NBC News' Today Show ^ | October 29, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Nurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending three days in a New Jersey isolation tent after flying home from Ebola-stricken West Africa — remains under quarantine at home in Maine, but for only another day, she tells TODAY's Matt Lauer. “I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10. “I truly believe...
  • Kaci Hickox Won't Follow Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule,

    10/28/2014 8:48:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won't follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight. "Going forward she does not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she is not a risk to others," her attorney Steven Hyman said. "She is asymptomatic and under all the protocols cannot be deemed a medical risk of being contagious to anyone." ... Maine requires that health care workers such as Hickox who return to the state from West Africa will...
  • New York’s Rules to Let Travelers Pick Site for Isolation

    10/28/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 28, 2014 | Marc Santora and Thomas Kaplan
    Offering the first detailed account of how New York State’s quarantine order for travelers returning from West Africa will be put into effect, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration has issued guidelines that go beyond federal recommendations but seek to allow people to choose where to spend their enforced isolation. The state protocols show an effort by the administration to portray the quarantine, which has been criticized as excessive by some experts and doctors’ organizations, in a humane manner. The protocols are meant to ensure “a respectful and supportive approach” to arriving travelers, who are supposed to be “treated with the...
  • Released Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Works For CDC…Her Lawyer Is A White House Visitor

    10/28/2014 7:06:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Ebola health care worker Kaci Hickox, who was released from quarantine with the support of the White House, is a Centers For Disease Control and Prevention employee, records reveal. The lawyer who helped earn her release is a recent White House state dinner guest.Hickox was released from Ebola quarantine in Newark, N.J., Monday afternoon after the White House pressured New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to release the nurse that was working in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. Hickox’s case for release was also bolstered by New York civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, who took on Hickox’s case.“I feel like...
  • 2016 hopefuls catch Ebola flak

    10/28/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 27, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Potential 2016 presidential hopefuls are facing political peril as they grapple with the spread of Ebola in their backyards.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) encountered those exposed risks this weekend as he faced fierce criticism from a nurse quarantined in his state after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.  ADVERTISEMENT New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), considered a possible Democratic contender or vice presidential pick, appeared with Christie on Friday to emphasize the risks of the virus. After facing criticism, on Sunday night he walked back a stringent Ebola quarantine protocol and said medical workers with no contact with Ebola...
  • Ebola Nurse Who Was Quarantined in NJ Now in Maine

    10/28/2014 10:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/28/2014 | By ROBERT F. BUKATY
    The nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is seeking time to decompress at an undisclosed location in Maine, her lawyer said Tuesday. Kaci Hickox's partner, a nursing student, has opted to stay away from the University of Maine at Fort Kent to be with her, a university official said. His off-campus home showed no sign of activity Tuesday. "At this point, he has made a decision he has decided to take a break from campus," said Ray Phinney, associate dean of student life and development. "We don't...
  • New York Magazine: Chris Christie Is Trying to Fight an Ebola Panic That Doesn’t Really Exist

    10/28/2014 10:23:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/28/2014 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Over the weekend, a strange and revealing episode of political theater surfaced. An American nurse named Kaci Hickox, who had just returned to the United States from West Africa where she had been working with Doctors Without Borders to help patients afflicted with Ebola, was quarantined against her will in a tent inside a Newark hospital. To public-health officials, this seemed an extreme overreaction: There was no reason to think that Hickox, who was completely healthy, had Ebola, and soon she began to protest the absurdity and inhumanity of her circumstances. Among other indignities, she was provided no shower. That...
  • Obama Crushes State Ebola Quarantines

    10/28/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10-27-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So let me see if I understand this. The states want to set up their own Ebola quarantines. Why would they want to do that? That's because they don't trust the federal government's quarantine protocols, right? That means they don't trust the CDC. That means they don't trust Obama, the Ebola czar, who has yet to make an appearance. They had a 27-member meeting, though, they had an Ebola meeting with 27 people, problem solved. So one week before the election we have here a bunch of states that are deciding to do their own quarantines, and the...
  • New fight over Ebola quarantine looms as nurse returns to Maine

    10/28/2014 6:38:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa before being briefly and controversially quarantined in New Jersey could be the focus of a new battle over state health policy as she returns to her home state of Maine. Kaci Hickox left a Newark hospital on Monday and was expected to arrive in the northern Maine town of Fort Kent early Tuesday. Maine health officials have already announced that Hickox is expected to comply with a 21-day voluntary in-home quarantine put in place by the state's governor, Paul LePage. However, one of Hickox's lawyers, Steve Hyman, said he expected her...
  • White House warns Cuomo and Christie over Ebola quarantine rules

    10/28/2014 6:57:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/27/14 | Dominic Rushe and Lauren Gambino in New York and Dan Roberts in Washington
    White House officials warned the governors of New York and New Jersey of the “unintended consequences” of quarantining all medical workers returning from west Africa, as a political crisis deepened on Sunday over how to counter public fears about the spread of Ebola in the US.
  • Darrell Issa on Quarantines: Governors React To Ebola Leadership Void

    10/27/2014 7:45:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    State governors are enacting quarantines on healthcare professionals returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa because the American public does not trust the Obama administration to handle the growing crisis, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Sunday. "Governors of both parties are reacting to an absence of leadership," Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley. Over the weekend, the states of New York, New Jersey, and Illinois have all imposed mandatory quarantines on people returning from West Africa, particularly healthcare workers, after Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer was...
  • Daily Beast Column: New York & New Jersey’s Ebola Quarantines Are an Insane Overreaction

    10/27/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/27/2014 | Kent Sepkowitz
    With the West African Ebola epidemic still raging out of control, killing 20 people a day in Sierra Leone alone, Americans, confronted with their first few cases, are taking on the tough questions: Can Ebola be transmitted by a bowling ball? What about co-location in a hipster coffee bar near the High Line? And—OMG—what about Uber-based transmission? Right on cue, as if in an attempt to push the discussion ever further toward irrelevancy, the twin towers of presidential posturing, Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, agreed to hog the spotlight together in order to get presidentially tough over an issue...
  • White House Pushes Back on State Ebola Quarantines

    10/27/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 27, 2014 | Colleen McCain Nelson, Melanie Grayce West and Betsy McKay
    The White House pushed back against the governors of New York, New Jersey, Illinois and other states that instituted procedures to forcibly quarantine medical workers returning from West Africa, deepening an emotional debate brought on by recent Ebola cases in the U.S. [snip] It wasn’t clear what action the (Obama) administration could take to end the quarantines. New York Gov. (Andrew Cuomo) on Sunday night gave the first new details about how his state’s quarantine would work, ( noting that individuals would be allowed to stay in their homes for 21 days).
  • New Jersey Releases Nurse Quarantined for Suspected Ebola [Christie Reverses Course]

    10/27/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/27/2014
    The nurse forcibly quarantined in New Jersey after she came home from treating Ebola patients in West Africa will be released Monday, state officials said. Kaci Hickox has been held against her will in a tent outside a New Jersey medical center since she was taken off a flight, flushed and distraught, Friday. Hickox has hired a lawyer and spoken out publicly against her quarantine. “Since testing negative for Ebola on early Saturday morning, the patient being monitored in isolation at University Hospital in Newark has thankfully been symptom free for the last 24 hours,” New Jersey health department officials...
  • NYT: Nurse in Newark to Be Allowed to Finish Ebola Quarantine at Home, Christie Says

    10/27/2014 6:50:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | MICHAEL BARBARO and MARC SANTORA
    A nurse who recently returned from West Africa and was quarantined for the past three days in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital despite having no symptoms associated with Ebola will be allowed to return home to serve out the rest of her mandatory quarantine. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, in a brief interview, said that he expected her to be transferred Monday morning after doctors and federal officials signed off on the plan. The treatment of the nurse, Kaci Hickox, has drawn withering criticism from both public health officials and the nurse herself. Ms. Hickox lives in...
  • New York mayor criticizes New Jersey's 'disrespect' of Ebola nurse

    10/26/2014 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Karl Spooner · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/26/2014
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the treatment of a symptom-free nurse quarantined in New Jersey after she returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, saying, “What happened to her was inappropriate.”. De Blasio’s remarks came during a news conference at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, where a doctor infected with the deadly virus remained in serious but stable condition Sunday, showing slight improvement. Dr. Craig Spencer had recently returned from a stint with Doctors Without Borders in West Africa, where he treated Ebola patients. Spencer tested positive for Ebola on Thursday. The mayor spoke during...
  • Nurse describes Ebola quarantine ordeal: 'I was in shock. Now I'm angry'

    10/26/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | October 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Cohen, Leslie Holland
    In a separate interview with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, Hickox elaborated on what she thought of Christie's assessment of her medical condition. "I'm sorry, but that's just a completely unacceptable statement in my opinion. For (Christie) -- a politician who's trusted and respected -- to make a statement that's categorically not true is just unacceptable and appalling." "She's fine. She's not sick." Hickox told Crowley that mandatory quarantine is "not a sound public health decision" and that public health officials -- not politicians -- should be making the policies related to Ebola and public safety. "For the first...
  • White House Presses States to Reconsider Mandatory Ebola Quarantine Orders (You read that correctly)

    10/26/2014 3:08:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Marc Santora and Michael D. Shear
    The Obama administration has expressed deep concerns to the governors of New York and New Jersey and is consulting with them to modify their orders to quarantine medical volunteers returning from West Africa as President Obama seeks to quickly develop a new, nationwide policy for the workers, according to two senior administration officials. One administration official said the federal government has been pressing the governors to back off their decisions, which quarantine all medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients. But another official said the administration has not specifically asked the governors to reverse their policies. Mr. Obama held...
  • White House Presses States to Reverse Ebola Quarantine

    10/26/2014 12:53:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | MARC SANTORA and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said. But on Sunday both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision, saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough. At the same time, the first person to be forced into isolation under the new protocols, Kaci Hickox, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, planned to mount a legal challenge...
  • NJ Nurse in Quarantine Whines About the Way She Was Treated

    10/26/2014 12:13:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    I read this account of Kaci Hickox, a nurse for Doctors without Borders who returned from West Africa and was placed in quarantine as a result of the new policy adopted by New Jersey, with a growing sense of outrage and disgust.She says there’s “disorganization” and “fear.” She says people treated her “like a criminal.” She says she worries that other health workers returning from Africa will also be put upon.The fact that all four cases of Ebola in America are directly connected to returning health care workers from Africa doesn’t seem to penetrate; that the routine screening done...
  • N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

    10/25/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Ray Sanchez and Elizabeth Cohen
    A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of Ebola without cutting the flow of medical aid to the hardest-hit West African countries. The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola-affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola...
  • Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism

    06/13/2014 9:46:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
    Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes questions at San Francisco flower shop GOP's Chris Christie pays a visit Facebook headquarters in California New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an apt analogy," Christie said during a San Francisco appearance alongside Neel Kashkari, the GOP candidate for California governor. Christie was appearing with Kashkari in his...
  • N.Y., N.J., Illinois to impose new Ebola quarantine rules

    10/25/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2014 | Brady Dennis et. al.
    ... his own Ebola diagnosis prompted the governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from the countries hit hardest by the epidemic. Illinois later in the day imposed similar restrictions. [Snip]“For everybody who is professionally trying to go to the three epidemic countries, the situation has become more difficult with each passing day and each Ebola case — or alleged Ebola case — named in the United States,” said Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, who says returning health workers...
  • Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine

    10/25/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    A nurse who was being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone criticized her treatment on Saturday as an overreaction after an initial test found that she did not have the virus. “I am scared about how health care workers will be treated at airports when they declare that they have been fighting Ebola in West Africa,” the nurse, Kaci Hickox, wrote in an essay on the website of The Dallas Morning News, in collaboration with a friend who works for the paper. “I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and...
  • Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

    10/24/2014 9:14:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WCBS-TV ^ | October 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night. The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on...
  • Woman quarantined in New Jersey develops fever

    10/24/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT · by knak · 22 replies
    ap ^ | 10/24/14
    <p>RENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch has developed a fever.</p>
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • New (Female Health Care Worker Back from Hot Zone now sick)

    10/24/2014 6:51:38 PM PDT · by SteveAustin · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ray Sanchez
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said.
  • New York and New Jersey Tighten Ebola Screenings at Airports

    10/24/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | By MARC SANTORA
    The governors of New York and New Jersey announced Friday afternoon that they were ordering all people entering the country through two area airports who had direct contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to be quarantined. The announcement comes one day after an American doctor, who had worked in Guinea and returned to New York City earlier in October, tested positive for Ebola and became the first New York patient of the deadly virus. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. “This is too serious a public health...
  • New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat

    10/24/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 10/24/2014 | None credited
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. [SNIP] “We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures),” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. “We believe it within the State of New York and the State of New Jersey’s legal rights.” Under the new...
  • Trenton forum to discuss last words of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin

    10/23/2014 5:56:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Foster
    In a week that saw the capital city remove a mural that paid tribute to Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a police officer while unarmed, a forum will be held to discuss the 18-year-old’s last words, in addition to other murder victims. Playing off the Seven Last Words of Jesus, the Shiloh Baptist Church will hold an event Friday to dissect the last words of seven murder victims, including Brown, Amadou Diallo, Shantel Davis, Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Renisha McBride. Preachers assigned to discussing each victim’s last words, include Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson...
  • Camden forum on driver's licenses for undocumented draws 300

    10/23/2014 9:17:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Julia Terruso
    Eufracia Mora and her husband run a commercial and residential painting business, and often have to drive from two to three hours for a job. The parents of two small children ride the whole way unlicensed and on edge. "I'm always nervous every time I get in the car," Mora said, "Every day I drive for work, or I drive the kids to school, I'm worried I'll see a police car." Mora is undocumented and cannot legally obtain a driver's license. She joined nearly 300 people Wednesday night for a forum on immigration issues largely focused on whether driver's licenses...
  • New Jersey Police Seize 633 Packages Of Heroin Stamped 'Ebola'

    10/22/2014 10:42:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 10 replies
    business insider ^ | 10/22 | sterbenz
    Toms River Police in New Jersey arrested a man for possession of 633 wax folds of heroin that were stamped "Ebola" and packaged for selling, NJ.com reports.
  • The NYTimes is Worried About “Orthodox Jewish Beggars”

    10/21/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:09 PM | Ronn Torossian
    Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled “The Beggars Of Lakewood”, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the Hareidi-religious Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey. The article describes how the people of Lakewood do not turn anyone vetted as needy away. It could—and should—have been called “The Generous Givers of Lakewood.” Because this is a community of Torah scholars who, barring a few, are far from wealthy. Instead, it focuses on those asking for funds. The piece uses the hackneyed stereotype of Jews as money-grubbing beggars—replete with a picture of a black hat surrounded...
  • Man convicted in 1976 sex assault, killing of 10-year-old Trenton boy loses another appeals

    10/21/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Times of Trenton ^ | 10/21/2014 | James McEvoy
    A man prosecutors called “the personification of evil” after he was convicted of the kidnapping, sex assault and killing of a 10-year-old in 1976 was denied another appeal Tuesday in the decades-old case. Anthony “Lee” Foskey, who later changed his name to Jamal Waliyuallah, had sought to have his sentence reconsidered on the grounds he received ineffective council --SNIP-- The 10-year-old's body was later found mutilated with more than 80 cuts and stab wounds, according to prosecutors. Police interviewed Waliyuallah multiple times over several years as a suspect in the case before he failed a polygraph test and later confessed.
  • DHS: All passengers from Ebola affected countries to fly through 1 of 5 airports

    10/21/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 62 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Vanzetta Evans
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all people flying from three Ebola affected nations must fly through one of five American airports. One of the airports being Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. DHS says this move is to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the United States. Passengers flying from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will undergo additional health screenings and protective measures that were put into place at the five airports last week. The five airports are JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and O'Hare. This new mandate will go into effect Wednesday.
  • Silence in the face of Jihad in New Jersey

    10/21/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Recently, Australian policed uncovered a jihadist plot to kidnap regular citizens on the streets of Sydney, behead them, and send the gruesome and terrifying videos over the internet. The aim of the terrorists was to bring Australia to its knees and bend it to Islamic demands. Unknown to most, we in America were not as fortunate as the Aussies. Something similar to what happened in Australia took place here, but the mainstream media is keeping it quiet. In West Orange, New Jersey, a lovely middle-class suburb, an American jihadist, Ali Mohamed Brown, shot and killed a promising 19-year-old right on...
  • Detroit With a Boardwalk: Why Atlantic City is dying.

    10/21/2014 6:35:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 20, 2014 | George Anastasia
    Thirty years ago, disgraced Atlantic City Mayor Michael Matthews stood in front of a federal judge and pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an FBI agent posing as a mobster. It was 1984. Atlantic City was a boomtown then, just six years into the casino gambling era that was going to remake the shabby resort town that I was assigned to cover as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Every day, I watched as buses from up and down the East Coast dumped thousands of slot machine mavens and roulette table hopefuls at the eight gambling palaces that had...
  • Ferguson-inspired 'Sagging pants is not probable cause' mural removed after police request

    10/20/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Times, Trenton - NJ.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Pizzi
    A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations. The painting depicted Brown’s face with the caption “Sagging pants … is not probable cause.” Will "Kasso" Condry, the artist behind the mural, said he wanted to start a conversation about racial profiling. The Trenton Downtown Association elected to remove the image after hearing concern from police officers that the mural sends a negative message about the relationship between police and...
  • Immigrant families torn by detentions

    10/19/2014 6:08:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies
    The Record ^ | October 19, 2014 | MONSY ALVARADO
    After six 10-hour workdays a week at a nail salon, Gloria Chocoj picks up her children from the baby sitter, walks them home and begins her evening routine: cooking dinner, helping with homework, giving baths before bedtime and packing school lunches. It is a full schedule she has tackled alone since December — after her husband, Jose Estrada Lopez, who entered the country illegally from Guatemala 14 years ago, was picked up by immigration officials. His arrest and detention in Elizabeth forced Chocoj to get a full-time job and become the sole provider and caregiver of their three young children....
  • Christie Will Speak, Not Shoot, at Iowa Pheasant Hunt

    10/16/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    <p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at U.S. Rep. Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt in Iowa this month — but he won’t be shooting game himself.</p> <p>Ann Trimble-Ray, an advisor to the King reelection campaign, said Christie will be present at a fundraising luncheon in Iowa on Saturday, but he won’t be hunting because he’s on a campaign swing visiting other candidates.</p>
  • Newark Boy Speaking At Anti-Violence Event Interrupted By Nearby Gunfire

    10/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unk
    ......a poetic plea from an 8-year-old boy. His message was broadcast inside a community center in Newark on Saturday afternoon, but his words were interrupted by gunshots. “Violence came as I was talking,” Nyeeam Hudson said. During Nyeeam’s plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.
  • NBC Doctor Who Ignored Ebola Quarantine Issues Apology

    10/15/2014 11:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    WWOR-TV ^ | October 15, 2014 | Tamara Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hopewell, New Jersey - NBC's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, violated her voluntary quarantine when she left her home to go get a sandwich at the Pleasant Grill in Hopewell, New Jersey. Dr. Snyderman was in Liberia when her cameraman contracted Ebola, which is why her and her team are under quarantine. Dr. Snyderman issued an apology, but some people are saying she dodged responsibility for her actions and she threw her crew members under the bus. “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated...
  • President Obama To Hold Ebola Meeting With Cabinet; Cancels Trip To New Jersey, Connecticut

    10/15/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/14 | cbs new york/ap
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.”
  • Scarborough: 'Off the Air, Nobody Thinks Christie Can Win'

    10/14/2014 4:49:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Christie might have millions of admirers across the country, people who love the Jersey governor's blunt style. But among the Republican media and political elites who populate Morning Joe, Christie's a no-hoper. That's what Joe Scarborough divulged on today's Morning Joe. Said Scarborough: "off the air in Republican circles . . . nobody thinks Christie can win." View the video here.
  • NBC reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman leaves home while under voluntary Ebola quarantine

    10/13/2014 7:24:56 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    New Jersey 12 News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Krystal Knapp
    [snip] Snyderman issued an apology to the public in her statement, but did not indicate that she had violated the voluntary confinement agreement she and her crew made with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Princeton Health Department, or take personal responsibility for the violation. [snip] “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed,” [snip]
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/12/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The isolation deal was made with the CDC, state and local health officials. “Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22,” the spokeswoman for the New Jersey Health Department told the Associated Press.
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/11/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT · by Hoboken · 45 replies
    planet princeton ^ | Krystal Knapp
    The New Jersey Health Department has issued a mandatory quarantine order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the other members of an NBC crew who were exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The mandatory order was issued after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. A spokeswoman for the state health department told the The Associated Press that Snyderman and her crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community. Citing privacy concerns, the spokeswoman would not give further details, including who violated the agreement and how the state learned...