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  • Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control_(member, member the virus?)

    05/31/2020 10:41:44 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 23 replies
    apnews ^ | 6/1/2020 | By MIKE STOBBE
    Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement’s response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need newly infected people to remember and recount everyone they’ve interacted with over several days in order to alert others who may have been exposed, and prevent them from spreading the disease further. But that process, known as contact tracing, relies on people knowing who they’ve been in contact with — a daunting task if they’ve been...
  • New York City police officers kneel with protesters to show that they are against senseless killings of other black people.

    05/31/2020 6:17:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/31/2020 | Theresa Waldrop, CNN
    In the midst of protests and destruction around the nation, a moving scene unfolded Sunday in New York when some of the city's police officers knelt with protesters. Aleeia Abraham shot a video of the officers taking a knee during a march in Queens calling for justice for George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, and in protest of the senseless killings of other black people. In the video, the protesters are kneeling and you can hear the crowd's surprise when some of the officers take a knee as well. "I definitely didn't expect that," Abraham said. "I've...
  • PICTURED: Ivy league corporate attorney arrested along with a fellow lawyer for 'throwing a Molotov cocktail at empty NYPD van' during violent George Floyd protests in Brooklyn

    05/31/2020 4:01:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 31, 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    wo Brooklyn lawyers have been charged for allegedly tossing a Molotov cocktail into a New York Police Department vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest decrying the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a corporate attorney with Pryor Cashman, and attorney Urooj Rahman, 31, were charged with the attack where they threw the bomb into an empty police cruiser that was parked outside the 88th Precinct station house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, cops say. Police say Rahman, a registered attorney in New York, tossed a bottle filled with gasoline through a broken window into the cruiser just before...
  • Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruise

    05/31/2020 12:11:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 57 replies
    Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges for tossing a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd. Colinford Mattis, 32, a lawyer and member of Community Board 5 in East New York, was charged along with fellow attorney Urooj Rahman with the attempted attack on an empty police cruiser parked outside the 88th Precinct stationhouse in Fort Greene.
  • NYPD cop fatally shoots herself in the head: sources

    05/31/2020 11:27:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2020 | By Tina Moore
    A female Manhattan cop fatally shot herself in the head, police sources said Sunday. The NYPD officer, who worked at the 23rd Precinct in East Harlem, was found dead by her fellow-cop girlfriend in the wee hours in their living room, sources said. The girlfriend had just returned home from work, sources said.
  • Multiple Fire at Union Square, NYC; NYPD Surrounded

    05/30/2020 8:20:21 PM PDT · by wrrock · 22 replies
  • Report: NYPD 88 PCT in Brooklyn Overrun; Officer Down; Police Van Engulfed in Flames

  • ICE chief rips ‘dangerous’ move by New York to make sharing illegal immigrant driver data a felony

    05/28/2020 7:49:29 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/2020 | Adam Shaw
    The original law went a step further than similar laws in other states by forbidding state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) agencies from sharing data with immigration authorities like ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). But the new amendment goes even further and makes it a class E felony for officials to share such information.
  • Curtis Sliwa defies de Blasio no-swimming order in front of Parks cops

    05/24/2020 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/20 | Reuven Fenton and Kate Sheehy
    Curtis Sliwa hopped into the water off Coney Island on Sunday, defying Mayor Bill de Blasio’s no-swimming order — and mocking hapless city Parks Department cops who watched him from shore as a crowd cheered him on. But Sliwa, dressed in a wet suit — and his trademark red Guardian Angels beret — strolled into the surf and swam around for about an hour without consequence, while a crowd of people on a pier near the old Parachute Jump cheered for him. Seven or eight Parks officers tried ordering the Guardian Angels’ founder and mayoral candidate out of the drink...
  • Hardest Hit State, New York Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Drops Below 100 For First Time in Months

    05/23/2020 9:54:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/23/2020 | Benjamin Fearnow
    New York state saw its coronavirus death toll drop below 100 on Saturday for the first time in months. Governor Andrew Cuomo and health officials announced Saturday that the hardest hit state in the country recorded 84 daily deaths tied to the coronavirus as of May 22, marking the first fall below 100 daily deaths since the pandemic began in March. The governor noted this number is "still a tragedy, no doubt," but said it showed massive improvement from the tens of thousands of total deaths recorded over the last two months. Cuomo also said hospitalizations and new cases are...
  • Beach Towns Have a Message for New York City Residents: Go Away

    05/22/2020 12:13:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | May 22, 2020 | Staff
    In the Hamptons, the locals have put up barricades to limit parking and deployed enforcement officers to ticket outsiders. Jersey Shore towns have banned short-term leases and Airbnb rentals. The Suffolk County executive’s office taunted Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Do your job. Figure out a plan to safely reopen your beaches.” Since the coronavirus pandemic began, tensions have repeatedly flared over whether too many New York City residents have decamped to outlying vacation areas, potentially taking the virus with them. But now the region appears on the brink of a full-fledged (and nasty) battle over beaches, touched off by the...
  • Will NYC become a ghost town? 80% of one landlord's retail tenants skipped April and May rent as companies 'take a field day' from office lease payments while weighing permanently working from home - triggering an 'alarming' drop in tax revenue

    05/22/2020 9:32:55 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22 2020 | JENNIFER SMITH
    New York City's real estate market continues to be battered by the coronavirus lockdown and is likely to keep suffering with no end to the current lockdown in sight. One major commercial landlord said 80 percent of their retail tenants missed rent payments in April and May and others are reporting that even companies that have healthy finances are simply choosing not to meet their lease agreements, amid growing uncertainty over how many businesses will actually work in offices in the future. Residents are also abandoning their expensive apartments by breaking their leases or failing to renew them to wait...
  • Fox Business’s Melissa Francis TEARS into NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

    05/22/2020 6:43:43 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/22/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has been vastly criticized for his poor handling of the coronavirus, and one Fox Business anchor has had enough of him.
  • End New York City’s lockdown now!

    05/21/2020 11:05:19 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21 2020 | David Marcus
    Sometimes, a good rant is all a writer can offer. Bear with me. Last Friday morning, some 3,500 New Yorkers lined up at a Catholic church in Queens to receive free food hours before it even opened, ­according to the New York Police Department. Catholic Charities has reported a 200 percent increase in demand over the past month and a half. By prolonging the coronavirus shutdown long after its core mission was accomplished, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have plunged tens of thousands of New Yorkers into poverty. It needs to end. Now. In mid-March, we...
  • New York’s Mayor Goes After Jewish Residents Again

    05/21/2020 8:25:09 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    dailysignal ^ | 5/20/20 | Nicole Russell
    For the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic became a daily battle between disease control and civil liberties, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken to Twitter to criticize the peaceful assembly of Jews in a city that boasts over a million Jewish residents. This time, de Blasio specifically targeted children meeting at a yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish elementary or secondary school. Just a few weeks ago, the mayor slammed his city’s Jewish community for gathering to grieve at a large funeral for a beloved rabbi. Writing for The Daily Signal, I said de Blasio’s behavior was un-American and...
  • Non-eviction order leads to squatting in style in the Hamptons

    05/20/2020 8:28:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jennifer Gould Keil and Kate Sheehy
    Some unscrupulous tenants in the tony Hamptons are using the state’s non-eviction order to squat in style, local landlords and real-estate brokers claim. The short-term renters moved into their beach-town pads on Long Island before the coronavirus struck and Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted a moratorium on evictions till at least Aug. 20 to protect those financially struggling amid the pandemic. The tenants are now allegedly twisting the non-eviction order to their benefit, refusing to vacate their prime summer pads even though their leases are up — and exasperated local landlords say there is nothing they can do about it. “We’re...
  • De Blasio: NYC health commissioner won't be fired despite crass remarks about NYPD's coronavirus mask requests

    05/18/2020 12:29:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said Sunday he hopes to "move forward together" with his health commissioner despite days of backlash after reports that she made disparaging remarks about police officers. De Blasio said during his daily coronavirus briefing that he had spoken to Dr. Oxiris Barbot "to clear the air on some of the recent issues" and that she would remain in the role she's held since 2018. Barbot drew ire from lawmakers and police officials alike after the New York Post reported she told NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, who wanted more masks for officers on the frontlines of the...
  • New York City beaches will NOT open on Memorial Day and Bill de Blasio threatens to close them off with fences as he also hits out at partygoers congregating outside bars on the streets of Manhattan

    05/18/2020 3:39:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2020 | Valerie Edwards
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday morning that the Big Apple's beaches will not open on Memorial Day and he's not comfortable with people gathering outside bars. After giving updates about the coronavirus in the city, de Blasio addressed questions about beaches reopening in the city. 'There's obviously a huge interest in the beaches and the state of New York has said that different localities can make different choices and some are deciding in the metropolitan area to open beaches for Memorial Day - the traditional start of the beach season. 'I've said before and I'll say...
  • People flock to NYC-area bars, beaches as ‘quarantine fatigue’ intensifies

    05/17/2020 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/20 | Sara Dorn, Khristina Narizhnaya, Laura Italiano
    They’re partying like it’s 2019. Lockdown-weary New Yorkers ditched the distancing to get social instead this weekend - transforming parts of the Big Apple into a raucous, late-season Mardi Gras. Yet the city’s COVID-be-damned attitude was nothing compared with the scene in Belmar, NJ, a beach popular with Staten Islanders and Brooklynites. Huge crowds waited shoulder-to-shoulder on the boardwalk for their turn to buy beach badges. “The line for beach badges was like four non-socially distanced blocks long,” tweeted Jarrett Seidler, who described the boardwalk as “obscenely packed.” Outside popular bars on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side,...
  • Just In: 10 Alleged MS-13 Members And Associates Charged With Horrific Crimes We Can’t Even Mention

    05/16/2020 1:50:25 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 21 replies
    Right Wing Tribune ^ | May 16, 2020 | DINO PORRAZZO
    NEW YORK — Following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the FBI, four complaints were unsealed Thursday in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, variously charging 10 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, a transnational criminal organization, with murder in-aid-of racketeering, attempted murder, murder conspiracy, related firearms offenses and marijuana distribution conspiracy. This gang investigation was prompted by three murders, occurring on the street, at Kissena Park and on an elevated Subway Platform in Queens. One defendant...