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  • NY mayor gives school's first black valedictorian a platform after principal refuses [t]

    07/05/2018 5:55:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    Hill ^ | July 4, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Lovett, who graduated from Rochester's University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men last month, had initially planned to give a speech at the ceremony, as other student valedictorians had done in the past, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reported. But Lovett, who said he had a few encounters with his principal over student protests, told the outlet that the principal, Joseph Munno, refused to let him deliver the speech. "Unfortunately, Jaisaan's school did not allow him to give his valedictorian speech," Warren says in the clip on her public Facebook page. "For some reason, his school — in a...
  • Video of arrest at U of R raises questions about police response

    05/28/2018 6:17:33 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 8 replies
    WHEC10 ^ | 5/28/2018 | Jennifer Lewke
    Video of an arrest made at the University of Rochester over the weekend has been shared hundreds of times on social media and is now sparking questions about how University Police handled the situation. The incident happened on the River campus Saturday night. News10NBC is told the man who was handcuffed was a student at the University but he’s not taking summer classes. The night before, he was using a computer lab and was told by University Police to leave. The night of the incident, according to people who were there, the man was on the quad outside with friends...
  • Rochester cops advise man to break into home; woman inside house responds with a gun

    05/22/2018 12:30:31 AM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    A situation escalates when the police tell a man to break into his home.Moments after arriving at the city house, Rochester Police Officer Korey McNees offered a solution for the man standing outside who wanted to retrieve items from his uncooperative girlfriend who'd earlier changed the locks: Just break into the house, McNees said. The law allowed it, McNees told the man time and time again in conversations outside of the Genesee Park Boulevard home and captured on police-worn body cameras. If the boyfriend lived there, then he was in his legal right to kick in a door or break...
  • Commission on Judicial Conduct removes Judge Astacio from bench

    04/24/2018 1:31:12 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 18 replies
    Canandaigua Messenger ^ | 4/24/2018 | By News partner, News10NBC
    Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been officially removed from the bench. The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct released its decision Tuesday morning at a news conference.
  • Mom charged with decapitating her 7-year-old son in western New York

    04/06/2018 2:26:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    fox ^ | april 6, 2018 | fox
    A mother stabbed and decapitated her 7-year-old son in rural western New York minutes before deputies arrived in a response to a call of a “suicidal female” armed with a knife, according to reports Friday. First-grader Abraham Cardenas was killed Thursday evening after being stabbed in the back and neck with a "large-bladed kitchen knife," authorities said. Hanane Mouhib, 36, was charged with murder after deputies subdued her with a stun gun in the small town of Sweden, near Rochester. “There’s absolutely no explanation for us,” Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said at a Friday news conference, according to the...
  • Cynthia Nixon, in public radio interview, says Hillary's loss inspired her run

    04/05/2018 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    WXXI News - PBS Local ^ | April 5, 2018 | By KAREN DEWITT
    Cynthia Nixon is spending the day traveling the New York State Thruway from Syracuse to Rochester as part of her upstate campaign swing. We caught up with her in between stops, where the actor and underdog candidate talked about how the loss of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 helped inspire her to run for governor and why she thinks Andrew Cuomo is not doing enough to help the state. Nixon says in addition to running in the Democratic Party primary she’s also actively seeking the nomination of the Working Families Party, a group that gave Cuomo the nomination four...
  • Doctor accused of spiking woman’s drink with abortion pill

    12/13/2017 4:18:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    news10 ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | staff
    ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for 3 years. Imran, a doctor, had moved from Rochester to Arlington, Virginia for a new job – when he learned from Fiske, she was pregnant. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion… which I didn’t want to do,” explained Fiske. Fiske says she was 17 weeks pregnant when she went to Virginia to visit Imran to plan how they would raise the child. And that’s when she says, he poisoned her. “When I was...
  • Rochester judge jailed again, allegedly refused to wear ankle monitor

    11/12/2017 4:57:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    New York Upstate ^ | 11/10/17 | Ngoc Huynh
    Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been sent back to jail for allegedly violating her probation again by refusing to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. Wasn't Astacio already in jail? Last month, she was in jail for violating her probation related to a drunken driving conviction. Last week, a hearing determined that she should be released due to a technicality. Astacio's lawyer argued that she was not immediately given terms of her probation when she was sentenced in July. How did she end up in court again? Upon released from custody on Monday, she's accused of refusing to put...
  • Robocall reminded Democrats to vote "early and often" Tuesday

    09/14/2017 9:13:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester NY | Published 9:13 a.m. ET Sept. 14, 2017 | Gary Craig, @gcraig1
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  • Judge Gets 60 Days in Jail for Violating DWI Conditions

    07/06/2017 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 6, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.
    Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been locked up since June 5 when Judge Stephen Aronson sent her to jail upon her rejection of a plea deal. Aronson sentenced her Thursday to 60 days in jail plus three years of probation and six months with an ankle monitor....She was jailed in June after skipping a court-ordered test and taking an extended vacation in Thailand.
  • New York judge still rakes in $175K salary in jail

    06/24/2017 12:26:06 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Julia Marsh
    A New York judge is raking in $175,500-a-year in her state-taxpayer-funded salary — for sitting in jail. Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been locked up since June 5 for violating her parole for a DWI conviction. “You’re ruining my f–king life,” Astacio reportedly whined to cops when they found her behind the wheel of her car on the side of the highway around 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2016. She reeked of alcohol and refused a Breathalyzer, according to reports. Still she got off with a $500 fine, a one-year conditional discharge and an interlock device on her...
  • Convicted Rochester judge appears in court, leaves in handcuffs; jailed without bail

    06/06/2017 9:21:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies ^ | 6/5/2017 | Ben Axelson
    Rochester judge Leticia Astacio appeared in court this morning after being summoned to a meeting with her supervisor who had previously said her job was in jeopardy. A warrant was issued for Astacio's arrest last week after she failed to appear at a hearing for alleged violations of her probation. Astacio is accused of having her daughter breathe into her interlock device which she must use due to her DWI conviction last year. Astacio was vacationing in Thailand, but returned to the United States and appeared before Judge Craig Doran on Monday morning. Doran had told her failure to do...
  • [Rochester] Cathedral Offering Informational Sessions on the History and Practice of Islam

    02/27/2017 6:23:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    WXXI News ^ | 2/18/17 | Caitlyn White
    A class offered at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester is encouraging people to learn more about the history and practice of Islam. Dr. Joseph Kelly is the professor emeritus of religious studies at Nazareth College and leads the sessions. He said the classes were created to eliminate any uncertainty or fear people might have towards the faith, and separate the religion from extremist groups. "There are extreme groups. There are extremists in the Jewish tradition, the Christian tradition and yes the Islamic tradition. But this is a very small percentage of the people who practice it, and unfortunately they get...
  • Rochester, NY: Confirmation that the US State Department has packed the pipeline with refugees (tr)

    01/09/2017 4:23:53 AM PST · by Ray76 · 36 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | Ann Corcoran
    This is direct confirmation from a resettlement contractor in Rochester, NY that indeed the pipeline of refugees headed to America is packed to overflowing and that local resettlement agencies are struggling to cope with the numbers. Of course this means that refugees will suffer as will local communities, governments/school systems that must adjust to rapid cultural and demographic change (in addition to shelling-out for taxpayer-funded expenses for schooling etc.). On January 20th, Donald Trump could simply turn off the spigot, and if he does there will be howls of rage by contractors who say he is mean and hateful as...
  • Liberal fascism exposed in Seacoast Peace Response

    10/05/2016 6:23:24 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In Yesterday's article, we exposed Seacoast Peace Response, a communist so called anti-war group Based in New Hampshire in the seacoast region that consists of Dover, Durham, Rochester, Portsmouth and Hampton. This group espoused anti-American sentiment in the form of protests and poetry along with articles including by one Doctor David Diamond of Rochester New Hampshire who has a practice in the Dover Area Many of its articles expressed sympathy for communists and terrorists while attacking Bush, Cheney and conservatives in particular, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. There are also leftist poems by the group and other vile disgusting left...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters sprayed with tear gas in Phoenix as rally spirals out of control...

    07/09/2016 11:05:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 70 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/8/2016 | Ollie Gillman and Khaleda Rahman
    Police fired pepper spray at the protesters in Phoenix, who were seen running away and shielding their eyes A white man holding a Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' placard interrupted the protest on Friday night In Rochester, New York, 74 people were arrested for blocking the street after protesters sat down Thousands of protesters blocked a highway in Atlanta, Georgia, as they marched against police brutality An estimated 5,000 people halted traffic as they demanded justice for black men killed at the hands of police There was a heavy police presence during the protest, with officers on high alert...
  • Rochester Police Arrest 74 at Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/09/2016 10:21:54 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 40 replies
    Police arrested 74 people at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Rochester, New York, on Friday amid nationwide protests against police shootings of black citizens. The Rochester demonstration was one of many held in the wake of deadly police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and came after the sniper attack that killed five police officers in Dallas. Texas Leaders Anxious to Begin Healing Process Officials said they had made attempts to communicate with organizers and thought the protest was ending before the arrests were made. "We actually started demobilizing officers and ... arranging for some...
  • Man charged in Rochester terror plot removed from court after disruption

    06/16/2016 5:31:50 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    © 2016 Advance Media New York. All rights reserved ^ | June 16, 2016 at 2:28 PM | By Kevin Tampone |
    Rochester, N.Y. — A man accused of planning a New Year's Eve attack on a Rochester bar disrupted a court appearance today and had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom. Emanuel Lutchman refused to follow directions from court security.... Lutchman allegedly planned to attack a Rochester bar on New Year's Eve with knives and a machete provided by an informant for the FBI.... Authorities said in court papers that Lutchman, 25 at the time of his arrest, is a convert to Islam who said he received direction from an overseas Islamic State member...
  • LIVE:Donald Trump for President Rally, April 10, 2016:Rochester, NY at JetSmart Aviation at 3PM EDT.

    04/10/2016 3:37:02 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 513 replies
    Trump Rally today, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at JetSmart Aviation 3pm EDT. Rochester, New York Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the western portion of the U.S. state of New York, and the seat of Monroe County. Population: 210,358 Rochester High Falls JetSmart Aviation
  • Rochester, NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students (Infiltration)

    02/13/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 86 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that 'there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event' than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf." Really? What kind of a legal issue? Would the school be brought up on charges of "Islamophobia"? Is that trumped-up propaganda term a crime now? School board president Van Henri White said of the Hijab Day organizer, student Eman Muthana: "She's not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are, but she...