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  • 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
    NBC News ^ | JUL 9 2016, 11:21 AM ET | BY F. BRINLEY BRUTON AND KURT CHIRBAS
    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 | ktampone@syracuse.com
    Rochester, N.Y. ó 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 ‚ÄėHijab Day‚Äô 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...
  • Melissa Gilbert tells Mike Bishop to end Planned Parenthood investigation

    01/27/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 40 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Brian Johnston
    HOWELL Michigan congressional candidate Melissa Gilbert (D, Howell) is calling upon Rep. Mike Bishop (R, Rochester) to end his Planned Parenthood investigation and ‚Äúapologize to Michigan taxpayers.‚ÄĚ Gilbert said in a press release that Bishop is ‚Äúwasting ‚Ķ time and money investigating Planned Parenthood based on heavily-edited videos.‚ÄĚ A Texas grand jury indicted David R. Deleiden and Sandra S. Merritt for tampering with government records, according to the New York Times. The grand jurors said Planned Parenthood was not guilty of any wrongdoing. According to Gilbert, Bishop has voted six times to defund Planned Parenthood. Gilbert, an actress and former...
  • Rochester man charged with planning ISIL attack at bar on NYE

    01/01/2016 8:46:43 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    cnycentral.com ^ | December 31st 2015 | WHAM
    Rochester, N.Y. - Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. and Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen of FBI's Buffalo Division announced Thursday that Emanuel Lutchman, 25, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
  • Cuomo: Suspect in Rochester New Year's Eve attack became Muslim in NY prison

    12/31/2015 2:20:37 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 12.31.15 | Teri Weaver
    A man suspected of supporting the Islamic State and planning a New Year's Eve attack in Rochester became a Muslim while serving in a state prison, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged Emanuel Lutchman, 25, of Rochester, with attempting to provide material support to terrorists. The governor said Lutchman had served time for robbery in Attica, which is home to the state-run Wyoming Correctional Facility. Cuomo said the man "became radicalized" on the Internet. The federal complaint says Lutchman is a self-professed convert to Islam who claimed to receive direction from an overseas ISIS member and...
  • New Year's Eve terror plot foiled in Rochester (Muslim)

    12/31/2015 11:01:05 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    FingerLakes1.com ^ | 12/31/15 @ 12:28 pm
    A man in Rochester has been charged with providing material support to the ISIL, as officials linked Emanuel Lutchman, 25, to the terrorist group from Syria. It has been reported that Lutchman was in contact with a member of the Islamic State, and receiving direction from that individual. The FBI's Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force has been investigating this matter, and according to officials involved in the investigation -- Lutchman stepped up the pace of working toward an attack on New Year's Eve. According to the few details that have been available at this juncture, Lutchman expressed a need for...
  • NY man charged with planning New Year's Eve terror attack (convert to Islam)

    12/31/2015 9:35:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 64 replies
    WCVB ^ | 12/31/15 | WCVB
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. ‚ÄĒFederal authorities say a New York man has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. Prosecutors announced Thursday that 25-year-old Emanuel Lutchman, of Rochester, has been charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists. They say he was snared in an FBI sting. A federal complaint says Lutchman is a self-professed convert to Islam who claimed to receive direction from an overseas Islamic State member and planned to carry out an attack at a bar...
  • Pastor and daughter in terrible head-on crash with drunk, previously deported, illegal alien

    12/25/2015 12:46:19 PM PST · by rochester · 45 replies
    Time Warner Cable News ^ | 12/25/2015 | TWC News Staff
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A teenage girl remains in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital when the car she was riding was struck by a drunk driver in Clarkson Thursday night. Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened on Redman Road, just north of West Ridge Road around 7 p.m. They say Efrain Lopez-Contreras, 29, was driving drunk and crossed the center line and struck a car being diven by Tony Bartolucci, 52, and his 14-year-old daughter Gianna. Witnesses told deputies that following the crash, Lopez-Contreras got out of his car and left the scene. The car being driven by Bartolucci became...
  • Rochester Gas & Electric Works on Plans for a World Without Ginna Nuclear Plant

    11/17/2015 11:49:50 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 11/16/2015 | Barry Cassell
    Rochester Gas & Electric filed with the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 10 a heavily-redacted copy of an Oct. 27 report on what it is doing, and plans to do, in case the Ginna nuclear plant of Exelon (NYSE: EXC) is retired later this decade. Since last year, Exelon has been working at the New York PSC and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the life of Ginna, which the company says is not economic to operate in the current power market following the expiration last year of a long-term contract to supply power to...
  • Trump Declines to Defend Obama's Christianity Out of Deference to Mrs. Clinton -- Who Did It First

    09/18/2015 4:17:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Before we go to the phones we have a guy from Miami on the phone. Grab audio sound bite number three, 'cause he's calling about this. Last night in Rochester, New Hampshire, Q&A, an unidentified audience member and Trump had this exchange... MAN: Okay, we have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims. We know our current president is one. TRUMP: Right. MAN: You know, he's not even an American. TRUMP: We need this question! (laughing) This is the first question! (laughing) AUDIENCE: (laughing) MAN: But, anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us....
  • Ted Cruz adds 66 to NH campaign leadership

    08/26/2015 8:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced additions to his New Hampshire leadership team, which he says now numbers 107. The U.S. senator from Texas previously named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Executive Councilor David Wheeler, R-Milford, and former New Hampshire House Speaker William L. O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, as his state co-chairmen. The latest roll-out of 66 conservatives comes as Cruz plans a busy weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire. The list features several prominent conservatives, activists, faith leaders and state and local lawmakers. It includes former state Sen. Fenton Groen and Rep. Warren Groen of Rochester, Rep. Rick Christie of...
  • Seven Shot in Drive-By Near Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, New York

    08/20/2015 5:31:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2015 | F. Brinley Bruton and Shamar Walters
    Three people were killed and four injured in a drive-by shooting outside a Boys and Girls Club in western New York on Wednesday. Shots were fired into a crowd that had gathered after a basketball game in Rochester a few minutes before 11:30 p.m. ET, police said. "Seven victims were shot and we've now confirmed that three were deceased," Rochester police chief Michael Ciminelli told reporters at the scene. Police said they were waiting to release the names of those killed until their families had been notified. None of those hurt ó all men between 20 and 29 years old...
  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 94 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI ó Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House in the Prairie," is running for the U.S. House out of Michigan. Gilbert, a Democrat who has lived in Livingston County since 2013, announced Monday that she is running for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester. "Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want," Gilbert said...
  • Defense contractor Harris to cut 360 jobs in Fort Wayne (Indiana)

    07/21/2015 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | July 16, 2015 | Unattributed
    <p>FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) ó A contractor with the U.S. military says it's getting rid of 360 jobs in its Fort Wayne facility as it moves radio manufacturing to an existing plant in Rochester, New York.</p> <p>Harris Corporation announced Wednesday that job cuts will begin this fall and finish by the middle of next summer. WANE-TV reports that about 900 people currently work for Harris in Fort Wayne, and that the cuts only affect the division that makes radios.</p>
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work ó like rolling...
  • Arctic conditions turn geyser in to 'ice volcano' [ New York ]

    02/19/2015 10:07:22 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Robert Midgley
    The arctic conditions have turned a geyser at a state park in western New York into a five-story-tall "ice volcano." The geyser is in a pond near the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park, which straddles the Wyoming-Livingston county line 40 miles south of Rochester. Days of subzero temperatures have formed a solid cone of ice several feet thick with water still spouting out of the top. Park officials tell local media that the formation dubbed an ice volcano is at least 50 feet high.
  • Many Landlords Won't Take Section 8

    01/10/2015 1:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 164 replies
    WROC-TV ^ | December 8, 2014 | Rachel Barnhart
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rochester, NY (WROC) - LaTanya Daughtry needs a new place to live. The single mother of two boys is on disability and gets a Section 8 housing voucher. But many online classifieds ads say "No Section 8." "It just makes me feel people look at me differently because I'm on Section 8," Daughtry said. "A lot of ads say no Section 8 right off the bat." Section 8 is a federal housing program run through the Rochester Housing Authority. Recipients pay a portion of the rent and Section 8 pays the rest. Section 8 vouchers are in short supply. In...
  • Syracuse mayor appoints Nation of Islam leader to cityís school board [ New York]

    01/09/2015 6:41:57 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    EAGnews ^ | January 9, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    Syracuseís Nation of Islam representative Mark Muhammad will join the cityís school board at the mayorís request ... Muhammadís ties to the Nation of Islam Ė heís Louis Farrakhanís local representative Ė that have some questioning how the groupís radical views on education and race will play into his new role. And it doesnít appear that they will get any easy answers. A Post-Standard reporter questioned Muhammad about his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, and how the groupís beliefs, such as the needed segregation of black and white students, will guide his leadership. ... he doesnít want the public...
  • HOW THE GOOD GUYS CAME TO LOSE

    12/06/2014 8:58:51 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 4 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/6/2014 | Bob Lonsberry
    In Rochester, New York, in early December of 2014, after considerable commotion from the cityís liberal religious, non-profit, university and political sectors, the police chief and police union president, in concert with the lieutenant governor, pressured a group of Americans not to exercise their constitutional rights of free speech and peaceable assembly. Weird, huh? And what did these several hundred Americans intend to do? Thank the police. And firefighters, and other first responders. Un-effing-believable. In a city which had featured four consecutive days of protests against the police, a rally for the police was deemed too dangerous. In ďthe interest...
  • Ukip's Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood by-election

    11/21/2014 4:03:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7:39AM GMT 21 Nov 2014
    UK Independence Party candidate Mark Reckless, who defected from the Tories, has beaten his former party to win the Rochester and Strood by-election by a majority of 2,920.
  • Rochester: Farage looks to more UKIP gains after success

    11/21/2014 5:31:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/21/2014 | BBC
    UKIP's Mark Reckless says the Conservatives have been a "cosy cartel for too long" Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election...... Mr. Reckless took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan on 6,713-ahead of the Green Party.... In his acceptance speech on Friday morning, Mr. Reckless said Rochester and Strood had been UKIP's 271st most winnable seat and "if UKIP can win here, we can win across the country."...... UKIP leader Nigel Farage denied the result...
  • Legalise handguns and repatriate migrants: Ukip's 7 most controversial policies

    11/19/2014 3:55:30 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 44 replies
    On the eve of the Rochester by-election we take you through the Ukip policies and positions which have caught the imagination of voters. Deport migrants Mark Reckless, the Ukip candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election, has raised the prospect of European migrants being forced to leave Britain if Ukip wins power. Mr Reckless said workers from the continent would only be allowed to stay in Britain for a fixed ďtransitional periodĒ under Ukip plans to end unrestricted migration from the rest of Europe. He said the party would be willing to ďlook sympatheticallyĒ at people who have ďintegratedĒ. The...
  • Common Core math can be a mystery, and parents are going to school to understand it

    11/01/2014 5:44:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2014 | Lyndsey Layton
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. ó Jennifer Craig stared at her daughterís fifth-grade math homework. It was a three-digit multiplication problem, and it seemed simple enough. But her 10-year-old was supposed to solve it by drawing a chart, breaking apart numbers, multiplying, adding and maybe more. ďIím lost,Ē said Craig, a 31-year-old stay at home mother of three. And thatís how she found herself in her daughterís classroom Monday night, sitting alongside other parents in child-size chairs and listening as teacher Alyshia Thomas explained new math strategies. Most U.S. public school students are learning math very differently than their parents did, due to...
  • UKIP on course to crush Conservatives in Rochester

    10/31/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20:42 GMT, 31 October 2014 | By Jason Groves, Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art
    UKIP is on course to crush the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election, according to a new poll last night. The Survation poll for the Unite trade union gave Ukip candidate Mark Reckless a 15-point lead over his former party. The lead has widened by six points since an identical poll last month, and suggests that a huge Tory effort to hold the seat is failing to gain traction. The poll puts support for Ukip on 48 per cent, with the Conservatives on 33, Labour, who came second in 2010, on 16 per cent, the Greens on two percent...
  • Jim Hagedorn says Rep. Tim Walz(D-Mn) wants to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester(Mn)

    10/24/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Stephen Rydberg
    Representative Tim Walz's republican challenger, Jim Hagedorn, is accusing Walz of wanting to move Al Qaeda prisoners to Rochester. Hagedorn talked to the media outside Federal Medical Center in Rochester on Thursday. He said Representative Walz voted to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison and supports transferring what Hagedorn calls the worst Islamic terrorists on the planet into the US. Hagedorn goes on to say that Walz is open to bringing some of those prisoners to FMC in Rochester. "The people of Southeast Minnesota, the people of Rochester, are protected by the Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo bay by 1,875 miles, an...
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Arrest Holiday Robbery Suspect at Makeshift Homeless Camp

    10/04/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | KTTC TV
    Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Holiday convenience store on Wednesday. Police said Todd Mielke, 40, was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. at a makeshift homeless camp near the HyVee South supermarket. Capt. John Sherwin said it all started when a man walked into the Holiday convenience store at 1520 2nd St. SW just before 1:15 a.m. and implied that he had a weapon. Sherwin said the man was wearing a camouflage mask and demanded money from a 20-year-old clerk. The masked man fled the Holiday southbound on 14th Avenue Southwest. The vehicle he was driving was...
  • Man Assaulted and Robbed in Northeast Rochester (Mn) (When Several Cars Pulled Up)

    10/01/2014 3:09:47 PM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin said a man was walking on the 600 block of Silver Lake Drive Northeast about 4 a.m. Sunday when several cars pulled up and a group of men jumped out. The man told police the men kicked, punched and scratched him, eventually taking car keys, a cell phone and some cash. Sherwin said the man's earrings were also ripped out before the group drove off. The man wasn't seriously hurt. He wasn't able to offer a description of the cars involved.
  • Police: 2 Arrested in Street Riot in Downtown Rochester (MN) (40-60 People Fighting)

    09/29/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Son House · 45 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin described the scene officers were called to about 1:40 a.m. Sunday as a "riot." Officers found 40-60 people fighting in the area of Third Street and First Avenue. When one officer tried making an arrest, his glasses were knocked off and stepped on. When another officer tried making an arrest, four to five people tried grabbing an officer and pulling away. "The officers do what they have to do, and their safety dictated that they responded in a way where at least a few people had to get away. Just because they got away Sunday...
  • How To Survive A Beheading Attempt

    09/20/2014 9:58:05 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 9/19/14 | Donald Joy
    The good news first: Australian authorities have fortunately discovered and broken up a in-progress plot by Muslims to stalk, attack, and behead random innocent people on the streets of that country. Meanwhile, here in America this week our own law enforcement nabbed an accused ISIS supporter from Yemen, living in Rochester, New York, who is charged with actively recruiting for ISIS and providing weapons and material support for said recruits to attack U.S. military personnel. Now the bad news: There are still countless numbers of jihadists (Muslims) here among us, and ISIS operatives have repeatedly Tweeted their plans and commands...
  • Rochester, N.Y., man charged with trying to help Islamic State

    09/16/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/16/2014
    A Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Rochester handed down a seven-count indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, following an investigation by the FBI's Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force, a Justice Department statement said. According to court records, Elfgeeh, beginning last year, tried to help three people - two of whom were cooperating with the FBI - to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State, a Sunni...
  • Army officer is told not to enter his daughters high school because he's wearing his uniform

    09/10/2014 5:36:01 AM PDT · by Abathar · 154 replies
    MyfoxDetroit.com ^ | Sep 10, 2014 | Fox 2 News Staff
    ROCHESTER, Mich. (WJBK) - Lieutenant colonel Sherwood Baker was just a father trying to help his daughter find her way at her new high school. Sherwood who has served in the Army for 24 years was told by Rochester Adams high school security that if he wanted to get into the high school with his daughter he was going to have to go home and change his clothes. Baker's wife Rachel Ferhadson says, "before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you're not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform...
  • Slain Rochester Police Officer Identified; Suspect in Shooting is Recent Parolee

    09/04/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    TW Cable News ^ | 14/9/4/1525 | Mike Hedeen
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Police Department has identified the officer shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night as Daryl R. Pierson. Police and emergency crews rushed to the area of Hudson Avenue and Warsaw Street shortly before 9:30 p.m., where according to Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, Pierson and a suspect exchanged gunfire following a pursuit. Ciminelli said Pierson was fatally wounded. At a news conference Thursday, Ciminelli said Pierson leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 4 and 3-months-old. - See more at: http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/all_news/rochester/766374/slain-rochester-police-officer-identified--suspect-in-shooting-is-recent-parolee/#sthash.DOL1PMWA.dpuf
  • After four decades, Rochester eliminates lay preaching at Mass

    07/21/2014 11:50:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | July 20, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    I’m frankly surprised that this has been going on for so long.Details: For the better part of 40 years in churches across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, clergy ceded the floor to laypeople for the delivery of the homily — the sermon that follows the reading of the Gospel at Mass.The practice, which dated to the mid-1970s and was simultaneously derided by the faithful for running afoul of church law and praised for its inclusiveness, has come to an end.In an extensive interview, Bishop Salvatore Matano said he has been confronting the issue on a case-by-case basis since his...
  • Housing undocumented children at Blossom South Nursing Facility

    07/21/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    WHEC-TV Rochester NY ^ | July 21, 2014 | By: Rebecca Fath
    A growing issue capturing headlines across the country is now back in the spotlight in Rochester. Monday morning, Mayor Lovely Warren will be briefed on the possibility of the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center housing immigrant children. According to statement from City Hall, members of Warren's staff were contacted by representatives of the owner of the former nursing home. They asked if the City had any interest in getting behind an idea to turn the complex into a home for kids in the U.S. illegally and without their parents. When Mayor Warren was asked about the issue last...
  • Imaging Technology Restores 700-Year-Old Sacred Hindu Text [ Sarvamoola granthas ]

    09/19/2006 9:13:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 450+ views
    RIT University News Web ^ | Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | Susan Gawlowicz
    Scientists who worked on the Archimedes Palimpsest are using modern imaging technologies to digitally restore a 700-year-old palm-leaf manuscript containing the essence of Hindu philosophy. The project led by P.R. Mukund and Roger Easton, professors at Rochester Institute of Technology, will digitally preserve the original Hindu writings known as the Sarvamoola granthas attributed to scholar Shri Madvacharya (1238-1317). The collection of 36 works contains commentaries written in Sanskrit on sacred Hindu scriptures and conveys the scholar's Dvaita philosophy of the meaning of life and the role of God... "It is literally crumbling to dust," says Mukund, the Gleason Professor of...
  • Reports of Tractor Trailer shot on 390 (Rochester NY)

    05/01/2014 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Revelation 911 · 18 replies
    WHAM 1180 AM RADIO ^ | 5/1/14 | wham news
    Reports to our own Bob Lonsberry, and other media outlets, say a tractor trailer was shot at on 390 South Near Buffalo Road. Last week a vehicle was reported as shot in the same area. Read more: http://www.wham1180.com/articles/local-news-122742/breaking-reports-of-tractor-trailer-shot-12308244/#ixzz30TsLisrU
  • 'Few fights' bring cops running to school riot

    02/16/2014 7:13:07 AM PST · by Anila · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 02/13/14 | Colin Flaherty
    100 in black mob found destroying property and attacking people These are supposed to be the good kids. The ones supposed to be impressed with the legacy of their high schoolís namesake: Frederick Douglass. They wear uniforms. They have a strict code of conduct. They prepare for college. They are black. And this week, they are the ones rioting at Frederick Douglass high school and junior high in Rochester. Maybe the students donít know the story of Frederick Douglass: How it was against the law for a slave to learn to read or get any kind of education. How he...
  • Black Mob Violence in Rochester: Get Used To It

    01/09/2014 9:01:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/09/2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Rochester does not have a problem with black mob violence. Or black on white crime. The city does, however, have a problem with white people who are not used to it.So says a Rochester city councilman.The latest example is a ¬ďdisturbing¬Ē video of a group of black people laughing and dancing as they talk about how they are going wait for an ¬ďold lady¬Ē to leave a convenience story, then smash her in the face with a snow ball. And a fist.Which they did. Thanks to the efforts of local activist Davy V., police have a copy of the video...
  • [Rochester,] New York cops call video taped ĎKnockoutí attack harassment, not assault

    01/08/2014 10:24:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:08 PM 01/08/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Rochester New York police are characterizing the brazen attack of an elderly woman as harassment rather than what it appears to beóanother example of the hotly-debated ďknockout game.Ē The attacker, a young black male who operated a Facebook account under the name ďTrue Goon Tocool SneekeyĒ, narrated his plan for the camera. [Ö] Despite the obvious assault, Rochester police spokeswoman Sgt. Elena Correia said that the incident ďis more likely an example of a harassment than an assault,Ē reported The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Ö
  • The Text of Bishop Matanoís Homily Given at His Installation Mass January 3, 2014 (Inspiring!)

    01/07/2014 7:02:29 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Cleansing Fire of DOR ^ | January 5, 2014
    BISHOP SALVATORE R. MATANOíS INSTALLATION MASS HOMILY JANUARY 3, 2014In the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.On this very joyous day, the first sentiments that must be expressed are those of very sincere gratitude. Gratitude to all of you gathered today in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, the Mother Church of our Diocese and to those throughout the Diocese of Rochester and beyond are united with us in spirit and in prayer through television and other media. I am particularly grateful to our late Holy Father of Venerable Memory, His Holiness...
  • Bishop Matano (Diocese of Rochester NY!) Celebrates New Year with the Carmelites

    01/03/2014 1:50:20 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Cleansing Fire of DOR ^ | January 3, 2014
    Click on picture to see clearer imagesA rumor spread that Rochester’s new bishop, Salvatore Matano, would be celebrating his first Mass of the new year with the Discalced Carmelites at their monastery in the Brighton-Henrietta area of Monroe County.You just can’t keep these things secret!I’m not sure if there was any attempt to keep it secret, it just wasn’t publicized. The chapel was overflowing as it was.Sure enough, there was the new bishop offering Mass on the occasion of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. Well over one hundred people, on the chance the Bishop would be there,...
  • (Rochester NY) Mayor-Elect Warren Reveals Husbandís Criminal Record

    01/01/2014 6:59:31 AM PST · by Third Person · 34 replies
    YNN NY State of Politics ^ | December 31, 2013 | Staff
    Just hours before her swearing in as Rochesterís first woman mayor, Lovely Warren released a statement regarding the criminal history of her husband, Timothy Granison, when he was a teenager. Warren said her statement came in response to a question posed today by a reporter about her husbandís past. She said in 1997, when Granison was 17 years old, he was ďwas involved in a situation instigated by other youth that resulted in an encounter with the criminal justice system.Ē ďBecause of his age and the nature of the alleged offense, he was adjudicated a youthful offender,Ē Warren said. ďThe...
  • ĎKnockout gameí attackers posts video on Facebook Ė along with their information [VIDEO]

    12/16/2013 11:38:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | december 16, 2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    Following the latest knockout game attack against an elderly man in Rochester, N.Y., the alleged attacker and his cameraman posted the video on Facebook ó along with their identifying information. Tiaje Gray of Rochester posted the video over the weekend of a young man running up and striking an elderly man from behind, who was walking through the snow with his hood up. Though Gray didnít identify the attacker in his post, Facebook alias ďHaze on HomageĒ commented on the post and, with the inclusion of some explatives, said: ďHe saw me the whole time getting ready to punch him...
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloombergís anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesdayís elections, including the organizationís two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of ďmayor.Ē According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...
  • A new bishop for Rochester: reconstruction continues (wow ... excellent insight)

    11/06/2013 2:15:58 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 6, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    As I wrote when His Excellency Most Reverend Leonard Blair was translated from Toledo to Hartford: ‚ÄúBishops are not being penalized for involvement in the doctrinal assessment of the LCWR. They are being promoted.‚ÄĚ The Fishwrappers had a spittle-flecked nutty. Micken‚Äôs of The Bitter Pill had a melt-down.Now Bp. Salvatore Matano has been moved from Burlington, Vermont to Rochester in New York‚Ķ where he replaces one of the most liberal and loooooong-ruling bishops ehvur.I wrote about Bp. Matano HERE. He celebrated a Pontifical Mass in the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite in the jammed co-Cathedral of Burlington. At...
  • For Rochester, Rome Declares Matano Law Ė Vt. Prelate to Upstate Post (detailed info)

    11/06/2013 9:27:09 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    Capping weeks of speculation surrounding Bishop Salvatore Matano, at Roman Noon this Wednesday the Pope named the 67 year-old prelate Ė head of Vermont's statewide diocese of Burlington since 2005 Ė as bishop of Rochester. In the upstate New York post, the Providence-born, Rome-trained canonist succeeds Bishop Matthew Clark, who led the 320,000-member diocese for 33 years Ė a length of tenure practically unheard of in recent times Ė until his retirement was accepted last September, two months after his 75th birthday. While Rochester under Clark had been an outlier among Northeastern dioceses in its normative embrace of a...
  • Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for the RC Diocese of Rochester

    11/06/2013 8:18:47 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican ^ | November 6, 2013
    ‚óŹ NOMINA DEL VESCOVO DI ROCHESTER (U.S.A.)¬†Il Papa ha nominato Vescovo di Rochester (U.S.A.) S.E. Mons. Salvatore Ronald Matano, finora Vescovo di Burlington (U.S.A.).¬†S.E. Mons. Salvatore Ronald MatanoS.E. Mons. Salvatore Ronald Matano √® nato il 15 settembre 1946 a Providence (Rhode Island). Ha frequentato la scuola elementare di "Saint Ann" e la secondaria presso la "LaSalle Academy" a Providence. Nel 1964 √® entrato nel Seminario "Our Lady of Providence". Alunno del "Pontifical North American College", ha proseguito gli studi di Teologia alla Pontificia Universit√† Gregoriana a Roma (1967-1972), conseguendovi successivamente il Dottorato in Diritto Canonico (1983).√ą stato ordinato sacerdote, per...