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  • Man overheard on cell phone 'I'm going to kill another cop,' police say

    12/26/2014 7:58:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    Elvin Payamps was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a call from a Queens bank customer who became alarmed as he listened to Payamps talking on his cellphone, a criminal complaint said. The customer, according to the complaint, heard Payamps say: "I'm going to kill another cop. We should do it before Christmas. The cop should have been white that was killed. I always have a gun on me."
  • Clinton family, including new baby Charlotte, spotted strolling through Manhattan

    12/27/2014 12:48:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Oren Yaniv
    The stroll was the first public appearance by the whole family since baby Charlotte's birth three months ago. Proud grandparents Bill and Hillary had their hands on a stroller pushed by daughter Chelsea as her husband Marc Mezvinsky walked nearby.
  • Cops Fund Anti-de Blasio Banner Over NYC

    12/27/2014 12:33:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast via AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    An anti-de Blasio banner was flown by a plane above New York City on Friday, bearing the message “De Blasio, our backs have turned to you.” Former police officer John Cardillo said on Friday that the banner, which references some NYPD officers and union leaders who turned their backs to the mayor after two officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn last week, was paid for by retired and current officers. Read it at AP
  • Plane hauling anti-de Blasio banner flies over NYC

    12/26/2014 7:48:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 5:26 PM EST
    An airplane hauling a banner insulting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been spotted flying above New York City. The banner Friday read: “De Blasio, our backs have turned to you.” […] A de Blasio spokesman called the banner divisive. …
  • Sharpton, Eric Garner’s Family Pray for Fallen NYPD Officers

    12/26/2014 12:34:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    EURWeb ^ | December 26, 2014 | Staff
    *New York Cares, the group that finds coats for homeless men and women to brave the winter months, launched their distribution at the New York City rescue mission on Christmas with Rev. Al Sharpton, his National Action Network and the family of Eric Garner on hand. Sharpton handed out food, along with gifts to children. He was joined by Garner’s widow Esaw and his mother, Gwen Carr, on the Garner family’s first Christmas since his death from a police chokehold. The family and Sharpton also observed a moment of silence for the two NYPD officers shot to death in...
  • Cold war between NYPD cops, de Blasio takes to skies over the Hudson

    12/26/2014 11:50:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 26, 2014 | Celeste Katz
    Ashley Chalmers, head of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, told the Daily News the people who paid for the airborne message 'want to remain anonymous.'The bad blood between NYPD cops and Mayor de Blasio became an air war Friday. A plane trailing a banner reading "DE BLASIO, OUR BACKS HAVE TURNED TO YOU" flew over the Hudson River in a show of disdain for the mayor after two officers were executed in their squad car in Brooklyn last Saturday. Ashley Chalmers, head of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, told the Daily News the people who paid for the message "want to remain...
  • Sanders: I'll Decide on Presidential Run by March

    12/26/2014 9:34:43 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | unknown
    Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left. "I don't want to do it unless I can do it well," he told The Associated Press. "I don't want to do it unless we can win this thing." Sanders, a socialist, said he grew up "solidly lower middle class" in a Jewish family in Brooklyn — his father, an immigrant from Poland, sold paint for a living —and...
  • The Strange Source of Our Cuba Policy

    12/21/2014 6:56:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet failure was no enemy of longevity. There are many reasons for its endurance. But if you're parceling out responsibility, you have to start with a curious invention of the founding fathers that we know as the Electoral College. Without it, our Cuba policy never would have persisted for so many years -- which is a reminder that...
  • Florida Becomes 3rd Largest State Following California and Texas, New York Drops to 4th;

    12/26/2014 10:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The US census bureau reports Florida Passes New York to Become the Nation’s Third Most Populous State I added the dashed red line to show the stagnation in Illinois. The Bureau Reports .... By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida’s population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million. California remained the nation’s most...
  • The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights

    12/26/2014 7:48:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Opposition to de Blasio reaches new heights By Yaron Steinbuch December 26, 2014 | 10:20am The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights Friday – with a plane flying a banner reading “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” over the Hudson River. Ashley Chalmers, owner of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, the company that flew the banner, declined to reveal from the airborne plane who hired him for the flight. John Cardillo, a blogger and former NYPD cop, tweeted that he was contacted by a “coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors” and asked to release their statement:...
  • Liberal Congressman Rangel Insists Protesters Never Chanted They Want “Dead Cops”

    12/26/2014 7:17:11 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    – Then He’s Shown Video Of Them Saying It…New York Rep. Charles Rangel was on CNN this morning being interviewed by Ashleigh Banfield. During the otherwise fairly agreeable interview, Rangel insisted that protest chants calling for “dead cops” never happened, and he was shown proof otherwise After being shown evidence contrary to his claim, Rangel changed gears and said the behavior he denied existed was unacceptable saying they must be mentally ill
  • NYPD: 7 arrested for allegedly posting, phoning in threats to officers

    12/26/2014 6:55:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/26/2014 | By David Shortell and Sarah Jorgensen
    Seven men have been arrested in connection with alleged threats made toward police officers since Saturday afternoon, when two NYPD officers were shot in the head from behind while sitting in their patrol car, New York City police said. Police said in a statement Wednesday that they have assessed hundreds of online postings and calls to 911 and pressed the public to continue to report any suspicious activity. "All threats against members of the NYPD are taken seriously and are investigated immediately to determine the credibility and origin of the information," the statement read. The arrests come as an investigation...
  • Florida Leaves New York Behind in Its Rear-View Mirror

    12/26/2014 6:33:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/26/2014 | John Fund
    It’s official. Florida is the nation’s third-largest state with 19.7 million people. It surpassed New York this month by adding an average of 803 new residents every day as opposed to New York’s 140. Contrary to the stereotype, sun-seeking seniors aren’t the main drivers of Florida’s population growth. James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina, told the AP that Florida’s powerful economic engine is driving its growth: “I think it’s going to be for the 21st century what California or New York was for the 20th century.” As the James Madison Institute reports, Florida’s growth is...
  • Could bulletproof glass have saved NYPD Officers?

    12/26/2014 6:03:45 AM PST · by BCW · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 DEC 2014 | Fox News
    Technology breakthroughs in protective armor for vehicles is driving down the otherwise expensive proposition of outfitting police cruisers for a higher degree of protection against street attacks. The latest in ballistic glass called “transparent armor” weighs less and can stop more bullets from penetrating when installed on a police cruiser. The NYPD has a estimated fleet count of 8,200 police cruisers. At an approximate cost of $12-18K per vehicle for a 360 degree armored protection, the cost would range between $98M to $147M for the entire fleet of police cruisers.
  • American Airlines boots man from plane after ‘Merry Christmas’ prompts meltdown

    12/26/2014 5:29:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A passenger was booted from his flight out of La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after the holiday greeting “Merry Christmas” caused him to have a meltdown. “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man said while boarding his flight, The New York Post reported Wednesday. When the flight attendant for American Airlines Flight 1140 asked him what he would prefer, he replied, “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ “
  • Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

    12/26/2014 12:57:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 25, 2014 | Reuters
    Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The arrests bring to six the number of those detained for threats against the New York Police Department since officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot on Saturday by a gunman seeking revenge for unarmed black men killed by police. Tyrone Melville, 41, of Manhattan, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly called the switchboard of...
  • It’s the lawlessness

    12/25/2014 7:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    <p>Marchers take over the Brooklyn Bridge in protest against the decision of a grand jury not to indict a police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, in New York, New York.</p> <p>Mayor de Blasio’s call, apparently unheeded, for protesters to stand down until after the funerals for Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu was meant to give a city torn apart by their barbarous double murder some time to come together and heal.</p>
  • Merry Christmas: CUNY editorial advocates violent protests

    12/25/2014 12:06:44 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2014
    A graduate newspaper connected with the CIty University of New York featured an editorial this month calling for protestors against the police to arm themselves and direct their rage toward "those deserving the most virulent response of an enraged populace.” New York Post: “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. “The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more so...
  • IDNYC Announced as Valid Identification by NYPD (For illegals, yutes and transgenders)

    12/25/2014 9:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The South and West Forum ^ | December 25, 2014 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Police Department Commissioner William Bratton, and Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal last week announced a notable update to the NYPD Patrol Guide – the upcoming municipal identification card, IDNYC, will be a valid and recognized form of government-issued identification. This important step will help prevent the arrests of New Yorkers previously unable to provide proof of their identity during interactions with the Police Department – including many immigrant, young adult, and transgender residents. IDNYC cards with names and home addresses will also be recognized as a form of identification in the issuance...
  • NYPD find arsenal after busting man who ‘talked about killing cops’

    12/25/2014 8:50:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | Rebecca Harshbarger
    <p>Police found two guns, two bulletproof vests, brass knuckles, and a holster in.</p> <p>A Queens man with two illegal guns in his home and bulletproof vests was busted after a good Samaritan overheard him talking about killing police and reported it.</p>
  • JetBlue offering free flights for officers wishing to attend NYPD funerals

    12/25/2014 8:30:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2014 | (AP/NY Post)
    JetBlue airlines plans to offer free flights to police officers across the country who want to attend the funerals for the fallen NYPD cops over the weekend, the company said Wednesday. Two cops from each department will be allowed to fly at no charge anywhere across its route network to New York City, the New York Post reports. …
  • 3 things cops can take away from the NYPD ambush

    12/24/2014 9:30:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Police One ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lieutenant Colonel Paul C. Wood
    There are no “low-risk” assignments when you’re on duty, just a bunch of “unknown risk” assignments.In the days to come, we’ll learn more about the cowardly ambush killings of two NYPD officers and will be able to analyze it in detail for lessons learned, but until then I want to discuss a few initial thoughts prompted by these senseless murders — not accusations about the incident but rather some officer safety issues that need to be readdressed. Please be assured that I am not making any accusations about the fallen officers here — I’m only saying that the situation has...
  • De Blasio Confronts a Crisis Over the Police and Race With a Practiced Calm

    12/24/2014 6:25:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/23/14 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, NIKITA STEWART
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, confronting the gravest crisis of his young administration, has been by turns composed and defiant, empathetic and indignant, urging calm in one moment and lashing out in frustration the next. In other words, he has acted like himself: a confident but mercurial leader whose singular political style has not wavered, even in the face of a potentially career-defining flash point over the police and race. In a sharp turn from his predecessors — the pugnacious, prosecutorial Rudolph W. Giuliani and the business-minded Michael R. Bloomberg — Mr. de Blasio, a political professional who promised a warmer,...
  • CUNY newspaper editorial calls for violent protests

    12/24/2014 6:00:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Gordon Barnes, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, penned the disturbing editorial calling for violent protests. A disturbing editorial in a CUNY grad-student newspaper calls for rioters protesting the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to arm themselves and wage violent war with cops. “The time for peace has passed,” says a revolutionary editorial titled “In Support of Violence” that was penned by editor-in-chief Gordon Barnes in the Dec. 3 issue of The Advocate. The problem with the protesters’ violence in Ferguson is that it is unorganized. If the violence was to be organized, and the protesters armed — more...
  • NYPD Sources: No Arrests During #ShutDown5thAve Protests, per De Blasio

    12/24/2014 5:55:48 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    breitbart.com/big-government ^ | 12-24-2014 | Kerry Picket
    Breitbart News learned from an NYPD source that officers made no arrests Tuesday night, despite bottles being hurled at police and other violations of the law by protesters. That’s how Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton wanted it, the source explained. “Last night was an abortion–air mail. The bosses are weak. [They] Let them sh*t all over us. Real cowardly,” said the NYPD source. “This is part of a bigger picture,” the law enforcement source stated. “This was extremely well thought out… I’m thinking that the planning of this goes back to the campaign.”
  • JetBlue offers to fly police to NYPD funeral

    12/24/2014 4:14:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Money ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Rooney
    JetBlue (JBLU) is offering to fly two police officers from each department on its route around the country to New York for the funerals of two NYPD officers killed last weekend. The New York-based airline is also working with its partners to have family members of one of the slain officers, Wenjian Liu, flown in from overseas. Liu and a second NYPD officer, Rafael Ramos, were sitting in their patrol car when they were shot and killed by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a Georgia man with a long criminal record. Ramos's funeral is being held on Dec. 27, whereas Liu's funeral hasn't...
  • New York Group That Called For ‘Dead Cops’ Was The ‘Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee’

    12/24/2014 10:25:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 23, 2014 | Alex Griswold, media reporter
    The New York City group that called for “dead cops” in a widely circulated video is most likely– no joke — the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee (TMOC). In a piece outing “The Monsters Who Screamed For Dead Cops,” The Daily Beast’s Jacob Siegel cites a “web of circumstantial ties” to the group. The man who shot the disturbing video — showing marchers chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” — told Siegel that he saw the group marching with signs reading “No Cops, No Prison.” Siegel produces evidence from Instagram that the TMOC marched...
  • Judge turns loose thug who posted gun threat against cops

    12/24/2014 10:06:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | Josh Saul and Jamie Schram
    Judge Laura Johnson (left) released Devon Coley (right) without bail after he made death threats against the NYPD on Facebook. A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their patrol car — ignoring prosecutors’ pleas to keep him behind bars, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let Devon Coley, 18, waltz free without bail despite the fact that he faces seven years behind bars on charges he made a terroristic threat — complete with an image of a...
  • After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police

    12/24/2014 8:57:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/24/14 | DAVID CRARY
    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies by the hundreds to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, police and sheriff's officers were treated by residents to a chili dinner. ....Becky Grizovic, of Walton, Kentucky, helps orchestrate a campaign called Cookies for a Cop that provides treats to officers in more than 200 departments in 23 states. She was joined by her husband, son and a neighbor in delivering cookies to Cincinnati police stations on Monday. At the District 2 station house, Capt. Jeffrey Butler said the gesture was especially...
  • Pelosi to Boehner: Force Michael Grimm to resign over tax-evasion conviction

    12/24/2014 8:11:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How Michael Grimm (R-NY) won re-election to the House in November may be the greatest political mystery of 2014, having tax-evasion and fraud charges as well as a televised threat to a journalist hanging over his head. After all, his NY-11 district has only an R+2 Cook rating, so it’s not as though it resembles a district like … oh, Charlie Rangel’s D+41 NY-13, for example. Having prevailed despite those handicaps, Grimm refuses to resign his office even after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Grimm faces up to three years in prison for...
  • NY Times: 'There Can Never Be A Justification For Any Lethal Assault On An Unarmed Man'

    12/05/2014 5:58:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There is some good debate and conversation happening in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. But there is also plenty of nonsense. Consider this gem from the New York Times editorial of this morning about police arrests: "there can never be a justification for any lethal assault on an unarmed man." How absurd. In Ferguson, there is evidence that Michael Brown was attempting to wrest the officer's gun away. Should Darren Wilson have waited until Brown was successful before defending himself? Whatever the facts from Staten Island, if a single officer finds himself in a struggle...
  • Obama to Remain in Hawaii as Biden Attends Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral

    12/24/2014 5:05:38 AM PST · by don-o · 51 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 24, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of a slain NYPD officer, the White House announced. “The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday. Additional details will be forthcoming from the Vice President’s office,” said spokesman Eric Schultz. The president was on the golf course, in Hawaii, when the announcement was made. He's scheduled to return to Washington on January 4.
  • De Blasio and Dinkins: When cops and mayors feud

    12/24/2014 6:21:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podhoretz
    He [de Blasio] said as much when he proudly informed the world he had warned his own biracial son to beware the cops. In doing so, he did not sink to Dinkins’ level in the matter of Kiko Garcia. But in delineating a hostile racial divide between his own family and the police, he did something emotionally abusive to 34,000 people who work for him. After a fanatic assassinated two cops on Saturday, de Blasio clearly understood he had to do something to calm the waters between himself and the NYPD. But it was telling that de Blasio could not...
  • #SHUTDOWN5THAVE Closes Stores, Roads In New York City

    12/24/2014 4:12:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 24, 2014 | Mary Chastain
    Protesters in New York announced a march on 5th Avenue to defy Mayor DeBlasio’s moratorium on demonstrations after two NYPD cops were slaughtered. The Twitter account @MillionsMarch posted a sign that said to meet at 59th and 5th. Another Twitter account posted a sign that said “No Christmas shopping as usual.”
  • Blame Game in New York Cop Killings Shows a Demonization Double Standard

    12/24/2014 2:46:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama or any of the protesters and activists they supported, encouraged and allied themselves with. Going by what we know, the only person to blame is the man police identified as the killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley. This is the standard I've upheld in this space for years, when one madman after another has killed and maimed in the name of one...
  • Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards (Baltimore City)

    04/23/2013 6:37:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/23/2013 | Ian Duncan and Jessica Anderson
    A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant. An indictment unsealed Tuesday names 25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers — who face racketeering, drug and money-laundering charges. It alleges that Tavon White, an inmate known as "Bulldog," took control of the prison gang soon after his arrival in 2009 on an attempted-murder charge. He is accused of building a network of...
  • Live Stream: NYC Crowd Protests in Defiance of De Blasio

    12/23/2014 6:13:28 PM PST · by servo1969 · 135 replies
    breitbart.com/big-government ^ | 12-23-2014 | Breitbart TV
    Anti-police protesters are currently marching the streets of New York City in defiance of Mayor Bill De Blasio’s request to cease demonstrations after the execution of two police officers on Saturday.
  • Davi: DeBlasio, Black Leaders Fueling Flames of Racism in America

    12/23/2014 6:10:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 22, 2014 | Robert Davi
    President Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Bill de Blasio, and the Rev. Al Sharpton are fueling the flames of racism in America just as the Ku Klux Klan did 100 years ago. Sounds inflammatory? It is. What’s worse, it’s true. The reason? They are considered the establishment. They are out in broad daylight perpetrating a racist agenda and, instead of wearing a white sheet to protect their identity, they are shrouded in the cloak of government. They are adept and skillful at delivering a populist message of redistribution of wealth or how minorities are targeted by the police. Listen my friends,...
  • More Chants Comparing NYPD To KKK Possible As Protesters Break Mayor’s Moratorium

    12/23/2014 5:26:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | December 23, 2014
    Organizers In Advance Of Tuesday Night Demonstration: He Can't Tell Us What To Do.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Some protest organizers have dismissed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s request for a “time out” until after murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are laid to rest. In fact, a protest was underway early Tuesday evening, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported. Ralliers marched on Fifth Avenue chanting “How do you spell murderers? NYPD!” and “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell,” Aiello reported....
  • Dante’s real danger isn’t the NYPD

    12/23/2014 3:13:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12-23-14 | Editorial
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has spoken of conversations with his son, Dante, about the “dangers he may face” from the police. Like so many other assertions connected with the cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, it is a fiction — and a dangerous one. Truth is, a young man of Dante de Blasio’s age faces far more danger from violent men his age than he does from cops. Zach Emanuel found this out the hard way. Zach’s father is Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago. Like Dante, he’s 17. Last Friday, he was assaulted and mugged just a block from...
  • Weeks before assassinations, officers’ killer attended anti-NYPD rally

    12/23/2014 2:02:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | December 22, 2014 | Mary Murphy
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW YORK (PIX11) – Investigators found video on a cellphone used by Ismaayil Brinsley, the executioner of two New York City police officers, indicating Brinsley attended an anti-NYPD protest in Union Square Park weeks before he assassinated the officers as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce revealed Monday. This latest detail emerged as the NYPD announced one of the slain officers — 40-year-old Rafael Ramos — would be laid to rest Saturday. “We recovered his cellphone in Baltimore,” Boyce said of Brinsley, at a press conference attended by Mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • Hearts and minds: Anti-police protesters crash memorial for slain NYPD officers

    12/23/2014 11:09:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 23, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Part of the reason for the major public rift between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police forces he commands has been the freedom that anti-police protesters have enjoyed over the past several weeks. New York Police Department officers chafed over allowing protesters, incensed over the decision of a Staten Island grand jury to issue no-bill over the killing of Eric Garner, to take over major arteries in the city. In the wake of that grand jury’s decision, protesters crowded the FDR Drive, halted traffic on the West Side Highway, temporarily blocked circulation in and out of...
  • Chinese Community Reels After Brooklyn NYPD Shooting

    12/23/2014 1:37:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chris Fuchs
    Standing in the back of his shop on Broome Street not far from Manhattan's Chinatown, the owner of MNC EBike, a Chinese immigrant who called himself "Mister Lin," folded his arms tightly together as he reflected on the death of another immigrant from his home country -- Wenjian Liu, the New York City police officer shot to death while he and his partner sat in their patrol car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn. "Whenever you hear about something so violent like this, it's really difficult to accept," Lin explained in Mandarin. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In just one month, two high-profile cases -- the first...
  • The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops (Daily Beast/Newsweek throwin' 'em under the bus?)

    12/23/2014 11:54:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jacob Siegel
    Evidence from photos, video, social-media posts and interviews suggests it was a single group, desperate to ‘turn up the anger’ at otherwise-peaceful protests.A little over a week ago, a group of people marched down the streets of Manhattan and called for police to be killed. But exactly who cried out for violence has been something of a mystery as New York goes through its most tense moment in more than a decade. Evidence from photos, videos, social-media posts and interviews suggest that a group—the New York chapter of the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee, or TMOC—might have been involved. There is...
  • The cold blooded execution of two NYPD officers

    12/23/2014 1:12:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor ^ | December 23, 2014 | Greg Gutfeld, guest host
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," December 22, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. Watch "The O'Reilly Factor" weeknights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!Hi, I'm Greg Gutfeld in for Bill O'Reilly, who will join us in just a moment. Our top story, of course -- the cold blooded execution of two New York City police officers. On Saturday afternoon, officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Lu were sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn when 28-year- old Ismaiiyl Brinsley walked up to their vehicle, pulled a gun and...
  • GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

    12/23/2014 12:04:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 12/23/2014
    New York Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. The guilty plea comes one month after the congressman, a Republican who represents Staten Island, was elected to a third term. In April, Grimm was named in a 20-count indictment that accused him of under-reporting the payroll and earnings of his Upper East Side restaurant, Healthalicious, which he ran from 2007 to 2010. He pleaded not guilty in federal court and was released on bond. Prosecutors alleged Grimm employed a number of immigrant workers who did not have legal status to...
  • A felon to serve in Congress? Michael Grimm will test House

    12/23/2014 11:41:28 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Deirdre Walsh
    Washington (CNN) - After pleading guilty to a judge Tuesday on a felony tax evasion charge, New York Rep. Michael Grimm pledged to reporters he would also stay in Congress. Grimm pled guilty in court to one count of tax evasion and was set to submit to a "statement of facts" that admits to all the conduct alleged in the 20-count federal indictment.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 911 operators made 'anti-police' remarks, causing quarrel with FDNY dispatchers...

    12/23/2014 11:42:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Marzulli and Ginger Adams Otis
    The war of words occurred when news broke that NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot Saturday. One dispatcher allegedly said the cops ‘deserved it,’ said a law enforcement source. A union spokesman for the 911 cop operators said the union was not aware of a shouting match.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)A war of words erupted in the city’s 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made “anti-police” remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned. The fracas occurred when news broke that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been shot execution-style by a deranged gunman, sources...
  • Giuliani: Anti-Police Rhetoric Akin To Soviet Propaganda

    12/23/2014 11:37:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Monday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Hannity,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decried the attacks on police, in particular regarding the Ferguson, MO Michael Brown case, because it is tied to what he called a false narrative.
  • NYPD Commissioner: Cop Killer Had Cash; Where From?

    12/23/2014 11:33:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    New York City’s police commissioner says investigators are looking into how the gunman who killed two officers had money despite not appearing to have a job or a home. Commissioner William Bratton spoke Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.” He said killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley seems to have had cash — in $100 bills — though he lived on friends’ couches and doesn’t appear to have been employed...