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  • C.S.: Iranian Diplomats to UN Should Face Increased Scrutiny (Oh, those 'diplomats' Islamists)

    02/16/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NY Observer/Politicker | 02-15-12 | Colin Campbell
    Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.” “With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said...
  • Police Commissioner’s son Greg Kelly will not be charged with rape by Manhattan prosecutors

    02/07/2012 5:27:15 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 7:46 PM | Melissa Grace AND Helen Kennedy
    Accuser had said she was raped after boozy night EXCLUSIVE: Manhattan prosecutors cleared TV anchor Greg Kelly of rape, the Daily News has learned. “We have concluded that the established facts do not constitute a crime under New York criminal law,” said Joan Vollero, spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. News of the prosecutor's decision was first reported on ANALYSIS: KELLY STILL HAS A FUTURE IN TV A 28-year-old paralegal had accused the “The Good Day New York” host and son of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly of raping her in October after a boozy night at a...
  • Kelly and accuser exchanged messages before, after alleged rape

    01/29/2012 3:14:41 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 42 replies · 2+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 29, 2012 | BRAD HAMILTON
    It was just a chance encounter on a downtown street — but she was instantly enamored. “I’ve seen you on TV. You’re so cute,” said the woman who would later accuse Greg Kelly of rape, according to a law-enforcement source. The brunette crossed paths with the handsome “Good Day New York” host two days before the alleged attack. “She stopped him,” the source said. “She told him she was star-struck.” DA TAKING HIS TIME ON CASE What followed was about 48 hours of marathon sexting ahead of their Saturday-night date at the South Street Seaport. “The texts were explicit,” said...
  • CIA to pull officer from NYPD after internal probe

    01/26/2012 11:08:56 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:40 PM EST | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
    CIA operative's unusual assignment inside the New York Police Department is being cut short after an internal investigation that criticized how the agency established its unprecedented collaboration with city police, The Associated Press has learned. In its investigation, the CIA's inspector general faulted the agency for sending an officer to New York with little oversight after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and then leaving him there too long, according to officials who have read or been briefed on the inquiry. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation. The CIA said last...
  • Muslims call for NYPD chief to resign over movie

    01/26/2012 11:15:37 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:31 PM EST | unattributed
    Muslim groups are calling for New York's police commissioner to step down because of his appearance in a film they say paints them in a bad light. About 20 activists held a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Thursday and criticized Ray Kelly for giving an interview to the producers of the movie "The Third Jihad."
  • AP source: NYPD head's son accused of sex assault

    01/26/2012 11:22:58 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:38 PM EST | JENNIFER PELTZ
    The son of New York City's police commissioner, also a co-host of a popular New York City morning television show, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman, a person familiar with the investigation said Thursday. Greg Kelly, 43, was absent Thursday morning from his job as anchor of "Good Day New York" and through a lawyer denied the allegations. The woman said she had drinks with him on Oct. 8, then went back to her office, where she was assaulted, the person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. She went to police Tuesday, according to the person,...
  • Bloomberg blasts use of 'Jihad' movie during police training

    01/25/2012 7:10:29 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 1-24-12 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that New York police used "terrible judgment" in showing officers a film about Muslims that Islamic groups have complained is inflammatory. Bloomberg said commanders have stopped showing the movie, "The Third Jihad," which contends that Muslims are bent on establishing an Islamic regime worldwide. The film, which was played during counterterrorism training seminars, was bankrolled by a conservative group called the Clarion Fund, according to The New York Times. "Somebody exercised terrible judgment," Bloomberg said in Albany. "As soon as they found out about it, they stopped it."
  • The State of the NYPD - Technology and private philanthropy help keep the department at the top...

    01/20/2012 10:06:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | 18 January 2012 | Judith Miller
    Technology and private philanthropy help keep the department at the top of its game.Less is more. That was the message that New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly gave the Police Foundation Tuesday morning as he offered an upbeat report on the department’s accomplishments and innovations over the past year. In a speech billed as his annual “state of the NYPD” assessment, Kelly touted crime statistics showing not only that the city was the safest it has been since 1963, but also that his department was operating at its leanest. Despite having 6,000 fewer cops on the street than six years...
  • 'Friendly fire' eyed in death of hero ATF agent(NY)

    01/03/2012 7:11:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 2 January, 2012 | LARRY CELONA, KIERAN CROWLEY and BOB FREDERICKS
    Authorities are investigating whether friendly fire killed a hero ATF agent trying to stop a drug-addled ex-con from robbing a Long Island pharmacy, sources told The Post yesterday. Officials said off-duty Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agent John Capano, 51, a married father of two teens, was trying to foil a stickup at Charlie’s Family Pharmacy in Seaford on Saturday when a retired Nassau County police lieutenant and off-duty NYPD cop in a nearby deli heard there was a robbery in progress and the two armed men ran over. Within seconds, Capano and career thug James McGoey, 43, lay dead outside...
  • Muslims upset by NYPD to boycott mayor's breakfast

    12/28/2011 5:58:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Several Muslim leaders have declined invitations to the mayor's annual year-end interfaith breakfast, saying they're upset at police department efforts to infiltrate mosques and spy on Muslim neighborhoods. The imams and activists said in a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that they're disturbed at his response to a series of stories by The Associated Press detailing New York Police Department intelligence-gathering programs that monitored Muslim groups, businesses and houses of worship. Bloomberg has defended the NYPD, saying last week it doesn't take religion into account in its policing. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser acknowledged Wednesday that about...
  • Blame perps, not cops

    12/16/2011 9:21:00 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | RENEE BARRETT
    As a New Yorker, I am heartbroken by the death of Police Officer Peter Figoski, and as a black woman, I am outraged by the hypocrisy of elected officials like City Councilman Jumaane Williams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and others who consistently critique the NYPD and oppose its stop-and-frisk policies. Have Williams, Jeffries and everyone else expressed their grief in the wake of the Figoski killing? Yes. But that doesn’t change the fact that these politicians and their allies never miss a chance to attack cops for their supposedly discriminatory targeting of black youth. Meanwhile, every day I read the paper...
  • Man Arrested and Charged in Bomb Plot (NYC)

    11/20/2011 8:24:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 20, 2011 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Updated 7:47 p.m. | The authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement officials believe was planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York with government workers, returning military personnel and elected officials as the target, two people briefed on the case said on Sunday. Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly of the New York Police Department announced the charges against the man at a Sunday evening news conference at City Hall. The man was arrested within the last 24 hours. The defendant in the case, identified...
  • OWS Places Entire NYPD Under "Citizen's Arrest"

    11/20/2011 4:43:24 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/20/11 | Aurelius
    Occupy Wall Street has declared that they are placing the entirety of New York City's police department under citizen's arrest, demanding that police agree to be imprisoned and stop arresting protesters. The citizen's arrest has come from dozens of OWS supporters, who have declared that the police are part of the "1%" and that following laws is illegal. I have a strong feeling, however, that the NYPD will not allow themselves to be cuffed by a bunch of protesters. Despite this, however, OWS is not backing down from their citizen's arrest. Here are several examples from Twitter. Arrest them all:...
  • NYPD: Counter Terrorism Units (Wall Street Protection of Utmost Importance in Post 9-11 Era) vs. OWS

    11/17/2011 12:46:30 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 28 replies
    "Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI): The Lower Manhattan Security Initiative (LMSI) is a networked surveillance project designed to detect threats and perform pre-operational terrorist surveillance south of Canal Street in Lower Manhattan. LMSI combines an increased police presence with technology to accomplish its mission. At the heart of this initiative is the public-private partnership fostered amongst the NYPD, private entities, and public agencies in Lower Manhattan to create an information sharing environment and better defend against potential threats to the nation's financial capital. The Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center (LMSCC), staffed 24/7 by NYPD officers, recently opened in November 2008...
  • LRAD vs OWS: Sound cannons rolled out for Zuccotti park raid

    11/16/2011 4:37:58 AM PST · by Cardhu · 21 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 15th 2011 | Staff
    Riot police deployed under cover of darkness at 1 am. No video cameras were allowed during the early hours of the raid. News teams were barred from the scene. Air space above Zuccotti park was shut down. ­Above all, a well-prepared removal plan received shock-op back-up as the NYPD rolled out long range acoustic devices (LRADs) on the streets of NY. The device is capable of emitting a tone higher than normal human pain threshold and can permanently damage hearing. Evidence of LRAD weaponry was captured with cell-phones during the raid against OWS protestors, early morning November 15. This is...
  • New York police demolish anti-Wall Street camp

    11/15/2011 12:17:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/11 | Sebastian Smith and Mariano Andrade - AFP
    Protesters in New York faced off with police Tuesday after being kicked out of their tent camp in lower Manhattan in a huge operation that threw the two-month old Occupy Wall Street movement into crisis. All morning, several hundred protesters played cat and mouse with the authorities as they searched for a way to reestablish themselves in the wake of the nighttime raid. About two dozen people were arrested when one group of activists tried to occupy a small park apparently owned by a church. The crowd marched through the Financial District and eventually turned back to Zuccotti Park, their...
  • New York City cop imprisons college student without ID for two days

    11/03/2011 1:41:48 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/3/11 | Chris Lehmann
    Note to tourists visting New York: Don't be caught out without your ID, or you could be caught in the city's penal system for days, if the recent experience of 21-year-old college student Samantha Zucker is anything to go by. Actually, Zucker, barely qualifies as an out-of-towner, since she hails from the Westchester town of Ardmore. And the underlying charge that led to her tour in jail was a minor trespassing citation, dismissed by a presiding judge in no time. But no matter: A vigilant NYPD officer deemed her a sufficient threat to public safety to have her handcuffed and...
  • American Muslims Demonstrate in New York in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Protests

    11/03/2011 3:52:44 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | October 23, 2011 | Press TV (Iran)
    See video
  • Officers Jeer at Arraignment of 16 Colleagues in Ticket-Fixing Investigation

    10/29/2011 5:41:02 PM PDT · by Immerito · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 28, 2011 | N. R. KLEINFIELD and JOHN ELIGON
    A three-year investigation into the police’s habit of fixing traffic and parking tickets in the Bronx ended in the unsealing of indictments on Friday and a stunning display of vitriol by hundreds of off-duty officers, who converged on the courthouse to applaud their accused colleagues and denounce their prosecution. As 16 police officers were arraigned at State Supreme Court in the Bronx, incensed colleagues organized by their union cursed and taunted prosecutors and investigators, chanting “Down with the D.A.” and “Ray Kelly, hypocrite.” As the defendants emerged from their morning court appearance, a swarm of officers formed a cordon in...
  • Hundreds of union members back 16 NYPD cops in court over 'huge traffic ticket scam'

    10/28/2011 7:22:49 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 26 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10.28.11
    Hundreds of police union members turned up outside court today to support 16 New York policemen charged with abusing their authority by helping family and friends avoid paying traffic tickets. The 13 officers, two sergeants, one lieutenant and five others were arraigned in a Bronx court on Friday after handing themselves in last night following a mammoth city investigation. But union members made their voice heard by clogging the street near the courthouse, filling the hallways near the arraignment room and applauding in court after the officers left.Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, said ticket fixing was sanctioned...
  • SHOCKER: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters

    10/28/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 28 2011 | Glenn Reynolds
    SHOCKER: Report: Fights erupt among Occupy Wall Street protesters. “Fights are erupting among Occupy Wall Street protesters, so much so that one corner of Zuccotti Park has emerged where protesters say they won’t go for fear of their safety, the New York Daily News is reporting.”
  • Protesters lose generators amid Occupy crackdowns nationwide

    10/28/2011 12:44:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | October 28, 2011 | Ed Payne and David Ariosto
    Authorities in lower Manhattan removed propane tanks and generators from Occupy Wall Street protesters' home base Friday, raising the stakes as the weather turns cold and as officials across the country push for more strict control of the loosely defined movement. "It came to our attention cans of gasoline and generators were in the park. These are fire hazards (and) against the law," New York Mayor Michal Bloomberg said during his weekly WOR-AM radio show. Bloomberg said that up to 40 firefighters had removed six generators and several gasoline cans from Zuccotti Park in the financial district early Friday. "Our...
  • NBC's Matt Lauer Urges Obama to Prevent Unfair 'Income Distribution'

    10/27/2011 2:38:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-27-11 | Kyle Drennen
    In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting richer" and pleaded: "So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?" [Audio available here] Lauer began his push from the left by explaining: "Some of these young people are the same young people who are occupying parks across the country and they're out there protesting Wall Street. They're also protesting the White House."
  • Some Democrats Are Wary of Occupy Wall Street (urging a softer tone)

    10/27/2011 6:37:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/27/11 | Alex Roarty
    Some Democrats Are Wary of Occupy Wall StreetBy Alex Roarty Oct 27 2011, 4:29 PM ET Pinched by a still sour economy and a deeply pessimistic public, President Obama and his Democratic allies are evincing a sharper, far more populist message as a defense against next year's Republican charge. Highlighted by a $450 billion proposal in Congress, paid for by taxing the wealthy, they have found a message tailor-made for their traditional base. But their new tone and, most notably, the emergence of the populist-fueled Occupy Wall Street movement, have left some Democrats worried. They are nervous that the president's...
  • Fire Officials Conduct Safety Inspection Of Zuccotti Park, Remove Generators And Gasoline Cans

    10/28/2011 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/28/11
    Fire Officials Conduct Safety Inspection Of Zuccotti Park, Remove Generators And Gasoline CansOctober 28, 2011 10:20 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Protesters who woke up to the chill Friday morning were greeted by fire officials conducting a safety inspection of Zuccotti Park. The FDNY were looking for safety violations. At issue: Propane tanks and gas generators being used to keep the protesters warm. The inspection, involving dozens of firefighters, was overseen by Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano. Protesters turned over six generators and a dozen of gasoline cans, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. He reiterated that the protesters can stay as long...
  • NYPD Union Warns of Lawsuits Against ‘Occupy’ Supporters [Public Employee Unions thwart Democracy! ]

    10/28/2011 11:59:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 28 2011 | Sean Gardiner
    The head of the police sergeants’ union has issued a warning to Occupy Wall Street: protest-related incidents that result in injuries to his members could be met with civil lawsuits against any group supporting the encampment. Ed Mullins, president of the New York Police Department’s Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, said Thursday that if one of his sergeants is assaulted while policing the protests, his union would file civil lawsuits seeking monetary damages against individual protesters as well as any groups whose support has sustained the demonstrations in lower Manhattan. Any civil suit would be in addition to criminal charges faced by...
  • NYPD Union Chief: We'll Sue Protesters Who Hurt Sergeants

    10/28/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 10/28/11
    NYPD Union Chief: We'll Sue Protesters Who Hurt SergeantsNew York City Sergeants Benevolent Association president says protesters who hurt sergeants will be taken to court Friday, Oct 28, 2011 | Updated 8:17 AM EDT The head of the union representing New York City police sergeants wants Occupy Wall Street protesters to know that he'll pursue legal action against anyone who harms police. In a New York Post op-ed, Ed Mullins, president of the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association, writes that he respects the ideas of free speech and assembly that have empowered the Wall Street movement. But cops should...
  • NYPD checking up on Muslims who change their names

    10/27/2011 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/26/11 | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO
    NYPD checking up on Muslims who change their namesBy ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO AP – 18 hrs ago NEW YORK (AP) — For generations, immigrants have shed their ancestral identities and taken new, Americanized names as they found their place in the melting pot. For Muslims in New York, that rite of assimilation is now seen by police as a possible red flag in the hunt for terrorists. The New York Police Department monitors everyone in the city who changes his or her name, according to interviews and internal police documents obtained by The Associated Press. For those whose...
  • NYPD arrests OWS organizer Debra Sweet

    10/21/2011 4:25:17 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 139 replies
    PressTV ^ | 10/21/2011
    Debra Sweet, the organizer of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, has been arrested by New York police, just minutes before her interview with Press TV channel.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-17-11 (Times Square OWS Drama Queens Screech 'Police Violence')

    10/17/2011 4:42:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 17, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    The way the OWS protester Drama Queens carried on in this VIDEO, you would have thought the Czar had sent out mounted Cossacks to cut them down with swinging swords. However, when you actually watch the video what really happens is...NOTHING! Well, from the police nothing much happened. From the OWS Drama Queens you hear a lot of outraged screeching about "THE NYPD IS USING HORSES ON PEOPLE!!!" What? Did the NYPD gallop into that mangy crowd in Times Square? Nope. They committed the "outrage" of (GASP!) pointing their horses at the unruly crowd. Oh, the HORROR! The closest...
  • We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective

    10/13/2011 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | October 13th 2011 | John Marzulli
    A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas. The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup. Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as "flaking," on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose...
  • Corporation that owns Zuccotti "Protester" Park Wins $168 Million Loan Guarantee from Obama DOE!

    10/11/2011 2:51:57 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 45 replies · 6+ views
    Original Research ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | chatteringclassof58/FightinJAG, ed.
    (This info was developed and originally posted by chatteringclassof58. The original post was deleted. This is an edited version of the material.) Occupy Wall Street protesters have been camped out in and trashing Zuccotti Park for weeks. Zuccotti Park is a very nice private park, right in the middle of Manhattan. Zuccotti Park is owned by Brookfield Office Properties, which is part of Brookfield Asset Management, worth at least $150 billion. Brookfield Office Properties Mayor Bloomberg has said he can do nothing about the protest unless the park owners (Brookfield Properties) ask the protesters to be evicted. Brookfield issued a...
  • Kelly: Protesters To Be ‘Met With Force’ If They Target Officers

    10/06/2011 11:35:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 31 replies
    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly had some strong words for “Occupy Wall Street” protesters Thursday, blaming participants for starting skirmishes which led to more than 20 arrests on Wednesday. “What they did is they counted. They actually had a countdown — 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 — they grouped together, they joined arms and they charged the police. They attacked the police. They wanted to get into Wall Street, they wanted to occupy Wall Street,” Kelly told reporters. Police arrested 28 people Wednesday — mostly for disorderly conduct. There was at least one arrest for assaulting a police officer and police...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters turn violent

    It was only a matter of time before the Wall Street protesters turn violent. The leftist protesters always do resort to violence whether they’re protesting the G8 or the World Bank they always resort to violence while giving lip service to peace. Gubenyasha who posted the video titled it This is What a Police State Looks Like, however, it appears to me that the protesters surrounded NYPD’s finest and they had no choice but to defend themselves. You be the judge…
  • Situation at Wall Street Appears to be denigrating. (police, pepper spray, arrests)

    10/05/2011 5:11:11 PM PDT · by Beckett08 · 203 replies
    Whiny messages on the side of the screen.
  • NYPD Warns Women Not to Wear Short Skirts Because They Could Get Raped

    10/01/2011 2:13:06 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 10-01-11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Don’t wear short skirts — you could get raped. That’s essentially the advice the New York Police Department is giving young women in one Brooklyn neighborhood following a slew of unsolved sexual attacks in the past few months. The warnings are being met with outrage, with residents saying police should be focusing on catching the suspects, not criticizing women for what they choose to wear. One South Park Slope resident told the Wall Street Journal about an encounter she had with an NYPD officer this past week:
  • NYPD Can Shoot Down Planes, But With What Weapon?

    09/26/2011 6:11:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 2+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 9/26/11 | Russell Goldman
    The NYPD is capable of shooting down planes in the event of another 9/11-style attack on New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday, but it's unknown exactly what weapons the police have at their disposal, and whether their arsenal includes surface-to-air missiles. "The NYPD has lots of capabilities that you don't know about and you won't know about," Bloomberg told reporters Monday, echoing recent comments by police commissioner Ray Kelly. "Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?" Kelly was asked by "60 Minutes" on Sunday . "Yes," he replied, "I...
  • Wall Street Protest Begins, With Demonstrators Blocked

    09/18/2011 7:56:10 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 12 replies
    New York Times Blog ^ | September 17, 2011 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    For months the protesters had planned to descend on Wall Street on a Saturday and occupy parts of it as an expression of anger over a financial system that they say favors the rich and powerful at the expense of ordinary citizens. As it turned out, the demonstrators found much of their target off limits on Saturday as the city shut down sections of Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall well before their arrival.

    09/14/2011 6:02:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 44 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Pamela Geller
    The caption on the above photo reads: President Obama and former President George W. Bush greet family members of the deceased. Bush read a letter from President Abraham Lincoln (who) wrote to a widow who lost sons in the Civil War: Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press (hat tip Boq) The picture says it all. When President Bush spoke at the official ceremonies of the tenth anniversary of the 911 attacks, he was met with applause and warmth from the families. When Obama spoke, there was silence (just as with Mayor Bloomberg). The animus was palpable. UPDATE: Wait, there's more to turn...
  • New York 9/11/11 - Ten years after the terror attacks, the city is safer, thanks to the NYPD...

    09/12/2011 7:35:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2011 | Judith Miller
    Ten years after the terror attacks, the city is safer, thanks to the NYPD—but the threat remains.On a clear summer day, Lieutenant Isa Abbassi and Officer Jamal Kilkenny are taking in the sights, NYPD-style. Their Agusta A119 helicopter, bearing the NYPD’s distinctive blue and white markings, soars 700 feet above the East River, its single engine purring at top speed. Heading north at 70 miles per hour, the chopper whirls by the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges as Kilkenny points its L-3 Wescam multisensor camera at various tourist destinations: the South Street Seaport, the United Nations’ headquarters, the 59th Street Bridge....
  • America Attacked - 911 Video by A New Yorker

    09/11/2011 5:11:58 AM PDT · by q_an_a · 13 replies ^ | Steve - gunstuff
    Please click on the link this is the best ever video about 911 by a New York guy who shows so many images of the towers, the Pentagon, and Shanksville...the people on the planes in the buildings. He names names and shows the work of heroes. We must never forget and I hope you will share this video with others.
  • America Attacked - 911 video

    09/10/2011 6:05:15 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 10 replies
    America Attacked - GunStuff ^ | 9.11.12 | gunstuff
    Every year I watch this two or three times to remind myself that foru planes with innocents aboard crashed into the Pentagon, a field in PA and the twin towers. It breaks your heart to hear the phone calls - to family to say good bye. We must never forget that evil has a name...Islam perverted
  • Of Mafiosi and Mullahs

    09/10/2011 7:59:07 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This was supposed to be a reflection on 9/11 and what we’ve learned in the decade since — what we’ve done right, what we’ve done wrong. It would be foolish, though, to waste time retracing our steps when the lesson is simple and the threat that we will unlearn it is immediate and concrete. What we’ve learned is that the only protection from jihadist terror lies in good intelligence. And what we’re seeing is an attempt to re-establish pre-9/11 roadblocks to intelligence-gathering in the very place where, as 9/11 painfully proved, the threat to us is most profound. Commissioner Ray...
  • Dubya, my bullhorn bud

    09/07/2011 10:49:43 AM PDT · by dead · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2011 | KIERAN CROWLEY and ANDY SOLTIS
    They met as perfect strangers in the rubble of the World Trade Center, but in the 10 years since, retired firefighter Bob Beckwith and George W. Bush have become old friends, as this photo shows. “He said he was going down to Ground Zero [for Sunday’s memorial] and asked, ‘Are you going?’ ” Beckwith told The Post. “And I said, ‘Yes, I guess I’ll see you there.’ ” The chat between the two men, who’ve gotten together 11 times since their accidental first meeting was captured in an instantly famous photo in 2001, happened in the former president’s office in...
  • First Responders Walk to Remember 9/11 Heroes

    09/04/2011 2:58:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 9 replies
    NY1 ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | Staff
    Members of the city's police and fire departments, along with their families, gathered Sunday morning for the 10th annual "Walk of Remembrance" to honor those lost in the September 11th attacks. The walk started at Engine 1, Ladder 24 on West 31st Street and ended at Engine 10, Ladder 10 on Liberty Street. Walkers made stops along the way at firehouses and police precincts on their way to the World Trade Center site. Among their stops was the New York City Fire Museum, where a permanent exhibit of Father Mychal Judge's helmet and bunker coat will be blessed. Judge was...
  • How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right

    09/03/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Every conspiracy against Islam and scheming against Islam and the Muslims — its source is America.” “Jihad is Jihad. There is no such thing as commerce, industry, and science in jihad. This is calling things other than by its [sic] own name. If Allah says, ‘Do jihad,’ it means do jihad with the sword, with the cannon, with the grenades, and with the missile. This is Jihad. Jihad against Allah’s enemies for Allah’s cause and his word.” “Why do we fear the word ‘terrorist’? If the terrorist is the person who defends his right, so we are terrorists. . ....
  • Doing what NYC needs New NYPD critics have no case

    09/01/2011 6:31:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    NYPOST ^ | Sept 01, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    Of all the rights we cherish as citizens of the United States, the most important right is one that’s somehow become controversial since 9/11 -- the right to self-preservation. What else to make of a recent spate of stories criticizing the New York City Police Department for the imagined outrage of keeping surreptitious tabs on the city’s large and occasionally restive Muslim population through a network of undercover agents and informants? Yesterday, in its second article on the subject in less than a week, the Associated Press moved reporter Adam Goldman’s breathless revelation that the NYPD “maintained a list of...
  • Inside the spy unit that NYPD says doesn't exist

    08/31/2011 6:32:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 31/8/11 | Matt Apuzzo And Adam Goldman
    NEW YORK -Working with the CIA, the New York Police Department maintained a list of "ancestries of interest" and dispatched undercover officers to monitor Muslim businesses and social groups, according to new documents that offer a rare glimpse inside an intelligence program the NYPD insists doesn't exist. The documents add new details to an Associated Press investigation that explained how undercover NYPD officers singled out Muslim communities for surveillance and infiltration. The Demographics Unit, a squad of 16 officers fluent in a total of at least five languages, was told to map ethnic communities in New York, New Jersey and...
  • NYPD Blames Counter-Terrorism Criticism on Petty 'Jealousies'

    08/28/2011 8:06:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | Aug 24, 2011 | Jill Colvin and Leslie Albrecht
    UPPER WEST SIDE — NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne defended the city’s counter-terrorism efforts following allegations that police have been spying on Muslim communities with the CIA’s help, blaming criticism partially on petty "jealousies that success sometimes breeds.” In its efforts to stave off future terrorist attacks, the NYPD has been aggressively monitoring Muslim communities, according to the Associated Press, using tactics that some are slamming as gross infringements on civil liberties. The report included allegations that the NYPD has dispatched secret teams of undercover officers into ethnic neighborhoods around the area to collect intelligence at bookstores, bars, cafes and...
  • NYPD confirms CIA officer works at department

    08/26/2011 6:16:53 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 23 replies
    Associated Press via Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2011 | Eileen Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New York's police commissioner confirmed Thursday that a CIA officer is working out of police headquarters there, after an Associated Press investigation revealed an unusual partnership with the CIA that has blurred the line between foreign and domestic spying. But he and the CIA said the spy agency's role at the department is an advisory one. Speaking to reporters in New York, commissioner Raymond Kelly acknowledged that the CIA trains NYPD officers on "trade craft issues,"