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  • Bumfight: As New York burns, Cuomo blasts de Blasio, de Blasio blasts Cuomo

    06/03/2020 6:27:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 3, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    In an unprecedented blue-on-blue round of finger-pointing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has blasted NY City's mayor, Bill de Blasio for allowing criminals under the guise of 'protest' to take over New York City and smash, burn, and loot the place into rubble. According to Breitbart: Cuomo issued stinging criticism of De Blasio and the NY Police Department, saying Monday evening’s failed attempt to quell violence was “inexcusable.” The governor explained that he offered help from the National Guard, but De Blasio rejected the offer. “My option is to displace the mayor of New York City and bring in the...
  • Road Rage: Man with ‘Wolverine Claw’ Confronts Teens Who Reportedly Threw Objects at His Car

    06/03/2020 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/20 | Joshua Kaplan
    A man angry with teenagers who reportedly threw items at his car was captured on video emerging from his vehicle with a double-bladed, wrist-strapped weapon — quickly dubbed a “wolverine claw” online — in Whitestone, Queens, Wednesday afternoon. The footage, shared by NBC New York reporter Myles Miller, shows a man shouting at the youths before turning his grey SUV around to drive up to them. The man is seen quickly exiting his vehicle and chasing down one of the young men as he asks, “You want to throw shit like that?” while pointing the weapon at him.
  • Shocking footage shows 'full-on looting street party' in Soho - while NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio downplays the extent of rioting in the streets of the Big Apple

    06/03/2020 2:17:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 03 2020 | RACHEL SHARP
    Shocking footage has emerged showing a 'full-on looting street party' in Soho Tuesday night, taken as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio downplayed the extent of rioting in the streets of the Big Apple. In the video, which has gone viral on Twitter, hundreds of people are seen gathering in the streets of Soho, with several rioters dancing on top of cars and others filming the raucous scenes on their cellphones. The wild scene was captured on video and posted on Twitter at 10.21pm Tuesday, just after de Blasio downplayed the rioting in the city and claimed there was...
  • Black Lives Matter plans armed 'peace officers' in 'war on police,' NY leader says

    06/03/2020 2:06:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Peter Aitken
    The Black Live Matter movement will develop an armed branch of “peace officers” to combat police brutality in black communities during the so-called “war on police,” according to one of its leaders. Protests broke out across the country following the death of unarmed Minneapolis black man George Floyd while in police custody, bringing the BLM movement back into national focus. In an interview with the Daily Mail, BLM New York chapter Chairman Hawk Newsome described how the group plans to follow in the footsteps of the Black Panthers Party by matching fire with fire – when necessary. “We're talking about...
  • ‘If I Didn’t Have a Primary, I Wouldn’t Care’: Rep. Engel Admits He Only Wants to Speak at George Floyd Rally to Get Reelected

    06/03/2020 11:54:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Yahoooooooo ^ | Zachary Evans ,National Review•June 2, 2020
    Representative Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) was caught on hot mic on Tuesday admitting that he only wanted to speak at a George Floyd rally because of his upcoming primary. The rally was led by Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. Engel, whose district covers parts of the Bronx, has not returned from Washington, D.C., for months during the coronavirus pandemic. When Engel asked Diaz to be allowed to address the crowd, Diaz answered “there’s just too many folks here” who were scheduled to speak. “If I didn’t have a primary I wouldn’t care,” Engel said. Diaz, shaking his head, responded...
  • Cuomo says Trump policies ‘vicious’ for state: ‘He has failed to do anything positive for New York’

    06/03/2020 11:43:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Adam Shaw
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday took fresh shots at President Trump, saying the native New Yorker has “failed to do anything positive” for the state while in office -- the latest escalation in the war of words between the two men. “His policies have been vicious to New York,” Cuomo said at a press conference. “He changed the tax code in a way that increased the taxes in New York and other Democratic states. He has failed to do anything positive for New York.” Cuomo was responding to criticism by Trump of the way Cuomo has handled both...
  • Hundreds of NYC ‘looters’ to be cut loose without bail

    06/03/2020 10:56:09 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 33 replies
    Report Door ^ | June 2, 2020 | James Thompson
    More than 400 people were awaiting arraignment in Manhattan criminal court Tuesday afternoon for allegedly looting stores Monday night — and most will likely be cut loose without bail because of the state law passed earlier this year, a court spokesperson said. By 4 p.m., a majority of the 400 people arrested were awaiting arraignment and most will be hit with a felony burglary charge for which bail cannot be set, meaning they will be released, New York State Court spokesperson Lucian Chalfen said in an email. Chalfen added Manhattan criminal court was operating two arraignment parts Tuesday afternoon and...
  • Cuomo responds to Trump: 'Here in New York we actually read the Bible'

    06/03/2020 9:55:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 03 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) responded to President Trump’s display of the Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church Wednesday saying, “Here in New York we actually read the Bible.” “The president held up the Bible the other day in Washington, D.C.,” Cuomo said during a Wednesday press conference. “Here in New York we actually read the Bible." The governor began the press conference by reading verses from the Bible that he said “are especially appropriate for today in this time of where we are,” as protests over the death of George Floyd continue to rock New York City and...
  • Liberal Cities, Radical Mayhem: Democratic mayors and governors seem unable to stop the destruction of their own cities.

    06/03/2020 8:27:08 AM PDT · by karpov · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The “broken-windows” school of policing says that you can help maintain public order by taking care of even small examples of disorder—such as fixing broken windows. Liberals scorned that policy in the last decade as somehow racist. Well, in recent days we’ve learned that America’s left does have a broken-windows policy: Let rioters break enough windows and loot enough stores and maybe their righteous anger will be satisfied. That’s certainly how it looked when the June sun rose Tuesday over the broken glass, looted storefronts, burnt-out cars, and vandalized buildings in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Madison and other American...
  • John Catsimatidis eyeing another run for mayor of NYC

    06/03/2020 8:04:16 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    Business mogul John Catsimatidis is laying the groundwork to run for mayor again next year. Catsimatidis, 71, a Republican whose Red Apple Group owns the Gristedes supermarket chain, a slew of energy companies and 77 WABC radio, said he’s forming an exploratory committee for a 2021 mayoral bid. He ran for mayor in 2013, narrowly losing in the 2013 Republican primary to former MTA boss and deputy mayor Joe Lhota. Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, won the general election and was reelected in 2017.
  • Cheering for Chaos: New York’s political leaders excuse and rationalize the looting and destruction of their city.

    06/03/2020 4:00:54 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | June 2, 2020 | Seth Barron
    The extent to which high elected officials in New York City are willing to excuse the mobs burning and looting the city, and attacking its police officers, is shocking. Even Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is taking enormous heat from the Left for his supposed hard line on policing the “protesters,” makes a point every time he opens his mouth of embracing their demands for “change” and acknowledging their “deep pain.” Enough already. Peaceful protesters have had several days in which to make themselves and their concerns heard about the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The...
  • Cuomo and de Blasio are refusing to face what rioting means for New York

    06/03/2020 3:43:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bob McManus
    Macy’s? The cops let them loot Macy’s — the Miracle on 34th Street store? Wow. Everybody who grew up in this town has at least once ridden the rickety wooden escalator at the center of Macy’s Herald Square — a building almost as iconic to New York City as the Empire State Building. They’ve made movies about them both. And so a city with 40,000 cops hasn’t the will to station a couple of hundred of them between its cultural heritage — kitschy as it sometimes may seem — and an opportunistic mob? Shocking and shameful. The thing with anarchists,...
  • Police union boss says 'NYPD is losing the city of New York,' begs Cuomo, Trump to send reinforcements

    06/02/2020 11:01:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02 2020 | Victor Garcia
    The head of a prominent New York City police union told "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday that President Trump should consider sending federal personnel to prevent more rioting and looting in America's biggest city. "NYPD is losing the city of New York and we have no leadership in the city of New York right now, from City Hall to the brass of the NYPD," New York Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told Laura Ingraham. "The men and women are being pelted with rocks, bricks, cars [are] lit on fire. And this is continuous. We have a curfew that's been implemented...
  • Rudy Giuliani: De Blasio Is Calling Individual Police Chiefs and Telling Them Not to Enforce the Law or Make Arrests

    06/02/2020 8:55:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    GP ^ | June 2,2020 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy says de Blasio is calling the individual police chiefs and telling them NOT to enforce the law or make arrests. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: The de Blasio Cuomo problem is a special problem. And they hate each other. And frankly de Blasio is completely incompetent. And the governor really in good conscience should replace him. He is the sole reason the New York City Police Department is not acting… De Blasio over the last three or four or five nights calls individual police chiefs and tells them not to enforce the law and not to make...
  • If protesters can march, why can’t businesses open?

    06/02/2020 7:31:59 PM PDT · by karpov · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Karol Markowicz
    Remember COVID-19? Owners of small businesses that have yet to open but are in danger of being smashed by rioters sure do. As Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo take turns making vague comments about the continued destruction, many small-business owners caught in limbo are asking: Why are crowds OK for protest but not anything else? Our fearful leaders have no answer. New York City is still a full five days away from entering Phase 1. This will open up only some industries, like construction and manufacturing and retail on a pickup basis only. Many business owners are...
  • 'Racism is an abhorrence': UN chief responds to George Floyd unrest

    06/02/2020 6:05:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 2, 2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    The U.N. chief posted a photo to Twitter with the words, “Racism is an abhorrence that we must all reject.” “I am heartbroken to see violence on the streets in our host country and our host city of New York,” Guterres said. “Grievances must be heard, but should be expressed peacefully - and authorities must show restraint in responding to demonstrations.”
  • In NYC, The Riots Have Shown That The Covid-19 Lockdown Is Over

    06/02/2020 5:26:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    An interesting bit of perspective on the shutdown situation in New York City comes to us this week from NY Daily News columnist Robert A. George, a resident of the Big Apple himself. Along with the rest of us, the author has been watching as the various demonstrations have played out across the five boroughs for the past few days. Some have been relatively peaceful with strong opinions being shared. Far too many more have quickly devolved into violent riots featuring assaults, arson and looting. But these events have brought one thing to light for Rob that others may...
  • Two More NYC Molotov Throwers (Both Attorneys!) Identified

    06/02/2020 5:18:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    A couple of days ago we looked at the case of Samantha Shader, the young New York City woman who has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after throwing a lit Molotov cocktail into an NYPD van with officers inside. Thankfully she failed in her attempt when the bomb refused to explode. But some of her fellow travelers were more successful, using the incendiary devices to destroy other emergency response vehicles. Two of them have now not only been identified, but significant evidence is building up that should ensure they are taken out of action for a...
  • Stop excusing the looters — they’re destroying New York’s future

    06/02/2020 4:48:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/2/20 | Nicole Gelinas
    Midtown Manhattan and Times Square looked like a war zone Tuesday. The mayor and his would-be successors are a lost cause, but if Gov. Cuomo won’t stop the looting, we’ll lose our retail tax base and hundreds of thousands of jobs — for years. Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman — icons of New York, windows smashed. But that’s not the worst part: It was clear that the office-building and retail managers and workers were bracing for more. From Central Park South through Rockefeller Center through the Bowtie to Herald Square, hundreds of essential workers — most of them minority men — scrambled...
  • Police Chief: Arrested Looters in NYC Are Immediately Released Because of Bail-Reform Law

    06/02/2020 4:22:17 PM PDT · by karpov · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | June 2, 2020 | Zachary Evans
    Most of the looters and rioters arrested by the NYPD over the past several days are immediately released as a direct result of New York’s new bail-reform law, New York City police chief Terrence Monahan told the New York Post on Tuesday. While the city police made over 650 arrests on Monday night alone, Monahan said that “just about all of them” will be released without bail. “We had some arrests in Brooklyn where they had guns, [and] hopefully [Brooklyn district attorney] Eric Gonzalez will keep them in, [but] I can’t guarantee that’ll happen,” Monahan said. “But when it comes...