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  • 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...

    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...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Constitutionality of NY Town's Public Prayers

    11/04/2013 11:58:11 AM PST · by Center2Right · 21 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether or not the sectarian prayers offered at a New York town's meetings are constitutional. The highest court in the land will hear an appeal from a lower court decision regarding Greece, N.Y.'s practice of having explicitly Christian prayers open town meetings. Known as Galloway v. Town of Greece, the lawsuit was filed by two residents of Greece who felt the sectarian prayers made them feel excluded from the public affairs of the town. Susan Galloway and Linda Stephens, the two plaintiffs, are being represented by the Washington, D.C.-based group...
  • The Blood Flows in Rochester

    10/11/2013 7:04:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Rochester city councilman Adam McFadden has to be wondering why so many people are still so puzzled at the frequent black mob violence in Rochester. After all, McFadden explained it all to us just two years ago. "I think what you saw at the beach is what we've been seeing in many of our neighborhoods for two decades," (black) Councilman McFadden told WHAM TV. "It's just that you had a lot of people there who are not used to that culture and got to witness it personally."
  • Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

    09/04/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Channel ^ | September 3, 2013 | Christopher Klein
    On September 3, 1838, Frederick Bailey undertook the riskiest journey of his life. The 20-year-old slave made a daring escape from his master in Baltimore, and with his newfound freedom came a new name -- Frederick Douglass... After Douglassí attempt to escape slavery two years prior was betrayed by a fellow slave, he had been jailed, sent to Baltimore by his master and hired out to work in the cityís shipyards. Undeterred, Douglass vowed to try to escape again on September 3, 1838, although he knew the risk. "I felt assured that if I failed in this attempt, my case...
  • How Government Violates the Fourth Amendment Rights of Renters (Rochester, NY)

    08/14/2013 8:30:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | August 14, 2013 | Dan Wang
    In Rochester, New York, renting rather than buying a home is enough cause for a search warrant. Florine and Walter Nelson are grandparents who have lived in Rochester for over 30 years. For nearly a third of that time, they have resisted the efforts of city officials to inspect their home on the basis that they are renters rather than buyers. Since 2005, the city has steadily escalated its efforts to enter their house, by charging them with contempt and attempting to use ďadministrativeĒ search warrants to conduct suspicionless searches.The Nelsons and other renters claim that the city is violating...
  • Crumbling American Dreams

    08/05/2013 10:53:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AUG 3,2013 | ROBERT D. PUTNAM
    <p>My hometown ó Port Clinton, Ohio, population 6,050 ó was in the 1950s a passable embodiment of the American dream, a place that offered decent opportunity for the children of bankers and factory workers alike.</p> <p>But a half-century later, wealthy kids park BMW convertibles in the Port Clinton High School lot next to decrepit ďjunkersĒ in which homeless classmates live. The American dream has morphed into a split-screen American nightmare. And the story of this small town, and the divergent destinies of its children, turns out to be sadly representative of America.</p>
  • Happy holiday! Let the violence begin (Miami Beach, Jacksonville, Rochester, Baltimore)

    05/31/2013 6:38:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | May 30, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    While locals fled in anticipation of the annual celebration of violence and chaos during Black Beach Week over the Memorial Day holiday in Miami Beach, large-scale black mob violence erupted in Jacksonville, Rochester, West Bloomfield, and Baltimore. A lot of it on video. The Jacksonville Beach riot started much like the other examples black mob violence documented in ďWhite Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.Ē When initial reports came in that police closed a section of the shore at Jacksonville Beach, police assured the media that it wasnít much: Just a...
  • RIT Students Accosted By Gunmen In Their Home

    01/24/2013 3:08:47 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 22 replies
    wham13 ^ | 1/23/13 | evan white
    Rochester, N.Y. ó Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment. "They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise. Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond. "It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," Raymond said. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag." Raymond owns...
  • Can the Governor of New York and 2016 Presidential Hopeful Actually Be this Thick?

    01/15/2013 7:13:03 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 15 replies
    In reading up on Governor Cuomo's new gun legislation in New York, I came across a rather startling statement. Startling in it's pure and utter stupidity. And in what Cuomo termed "the Webster Provision" ó a reference to the Dec. 24 killings of two firefighters fatally shot while responding to a call in a suburb of Rochester ó the murder of a first responder will become a felony punishable by life in prison without parole. That's right, a future Presidential hopeful for 2016 is actually bragging about a provision in his gun law named specifically for one individual gun man,...
  • City employees caught by red light cameras 119 times

    09/08/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    Copyright © 2012 www.democratandchronicle.com. All rights reserved. | 9:19 AM, Sep 8, 2012 | Written by Brian Sharp Staff writer
    The Rochester, NY, Democrat & Chronicle reports that city of Rochester employees have committed at least 119 red light violations while driving city vehicles. But, unlike John Q Public, the violators have their fines waived.
  • Making The Bus Monitor Cry (video of feral kids)

    06/20/2012 3:56:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 70 replies
    You Tube ^ | 19 June 2012
    Video of widow Karen Klein being bullied and threatened in most disgusting ways by school children she is there to monitor for their protection.
  • Disturbing Viral Video Shows Middle Schoolers Abusing & Threatening Bus Monitor

    Prepare to see a disturbing video of young people at their worst. This clip of middle schoolers allegedly abusing a bus monitor is so disgusting, so bothersome that it will leave many wondering what has gone awry in our society. Of course, it is merely one of the many tragic, anecdotal instances of human cruelty that we so often see today. The unbelievable clip is painful to watch, as it shows alleged students from Greece Athena Middle School in Rochester, New York (my hometown) take their abuse to horrific levels. The woman purportedly shown in the video, Karen Huff Klein,...
  • Sign at Wegmans draws attention (New York supermarket becomes sharia complaint (Wegmans)

    04/01/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT · by lward99 · 115 replies
    WHEC News 10 ^ | March 30, 2012 | Ray Levato
    Itís a first for Wegmans in this area. Theyíve put up a sign asking customers buying pork or alcohol not to use a particular checkout line when a Muslim teenager is on duty as the cashier. The sign went up a week ago at their Lyell Avenue store. Read more: http://times247.com/articles/rochester-supermarket-becomes-sharia-complaint#ixzz1qpo9ZdRt

    10/03/2011 9:26:07 AM PDT · by shortstop · 123 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/03/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    My work is done. Those words were some of the last penned by George Eastman. He included them in his suicide note. They mark an ignoble end to a noble life, the leave taking of a truly great man. The same words could now be said for the company he left behind. My work is done. For all intents and purposes, the Eastman Kodak Company is through. It has been mismanaged financially, technologically and competitively. For 20 years, its leaders have foolishly spent down the patrimony of a centuryís prosperity. One of Americaís bedrock brands is about to disappear, the...
  • Vanity-RE: Rules- NYS Mayors and 'gifts' (or free stuff)

    09/04/2011 9:50:58 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 2 replies
    9/4/11 | nobody special
    FRiends, I'm looking for references to what kinds of gifts or freebies a mayor in NYS may recieve. Digging thru legal pages, .Gov pages, but can't find I'm looking for. Some friends having trouble with their Mayor , drinking at different bars every day, not paying. Thank you for any help in this.
  • Emily Good to sue Rochester Police Department (videotape at traffic stop)

    06/28/2011 1:39:35 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 312 replies
    WHEC.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Ray Levato
    The Rochester woman whose run in with the law with her iPhone and made national headlines, plans to file a lawsuit claiming Rochester police violated her civil rights. Donald Thompson, attorney for Emily Good, told News 10NBC's Ray Levato Tuesday they may sue the individual police officer involved in her arrest, the Rochester Police Department, "any or all of the above and that's something to be discussed and considered." Good was arrested in her bare feet and pajamas while standing in her own yard one night in May while taping a traffic stop that happened in front of her 19th...
  • VIDEO: Wash D.C. - Take a Photo? Go to JAIL! That's the law...? (OBAMA'S AMERICA)

    06/27/2011 6:15:15 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 17 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/24/11 | YouTube video
  • Charge dismissed against woman who videotaped police encounter (Rochester NY)

    06/27/2011 2:32:01 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 306 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 6/27/11 | Jesse Solomon, CNN
    (CNN) -- Prosecutors dismissed a charge Monday against a community activist who was arrested while filming a police encounter with her iPod camera because she was concerned it was initiated by racial profiling. "I'm feeling vindicated, I'm feeling energetic" Emily Good, 28, of Rochester, New York, said of the decision to have the charge dropped. Good had been charged with obstruction of governmental administration when she began videotaping the interrogation of a black man by three white officers in front of her house on May 12, she said. "Based upon the evidence, we could not make out the elements of...