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  • RPD (Upstate Rochester NY PD): Fights break out at Ontario Beach Park, 1 person hospitalized

    05/26/2020 11:54:49 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 14 replies
    whec.com ^ | 5/25/2020 | Charles Molineaux
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police Officers say they cleared out Ontario Beach Park Monday night after fights broke out. RPD says the first fight broke out at around 8 p.m. on the pier. The captain at the scene said a command post was already set up, because incidents like this seem to happen at the park every Memorial Day weekend.
  • How Public Transit Makes The Nation More Vulnerable To Disasters Like COVID-19

    04/22/2020 6:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Randal O'Toole
    It's time to stop throwing money at an obsolete form of travel and focus on the transportation system that is already moving more than 80 percent of passenger travel in the U.S. When most of the nation’s governors shut down nonessential businesses and directed people to stay at home, they made the mistake of keeping urban transit systems running despite a 2018 study showing that mass public transportation systems expedite the spread of infectious diseases in communities. Further, a 2011 study found that people who ride urban transit are nearly six times more likely to suffer from upper respiratory infections...
  • DC's Ward 6 hardest hit by coronavirus (Swamp Fever)

    04/01/2020 8:52:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Foxdc5 ^ | April 1, 2020
    The D.C. government today released the number of positive coronavirus cases broken down by Ward and it shows no hotspots in the city. The most cases were in and around Capitol Hill with the fewest east of the river in Ward 8. This as we’re also hearing of more frustrations for people applying for unemployment in D.C. (Video at the link)
  • Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor

    03/29/2020 6:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 29, 2020 | By MORGAN LEE AND NICKY FORSTER
    SANTA FE, N.M. - As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. Data compiled by John Hopkins University shows that 1,297 counties have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 3,142 counties nationwide. Of the counties without positive tests, 85% are in rural areas - from predominantly white communities in Appalachia and the Great Plains to majority Hispanic and Native American stretches of the American Southwest - that generally...
  • Brasilia: How Not To Build A City

    03/13/2020 6:29:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 13, 2020 | Casey Chalk
    There is a popular legend that 19th-century Italian priest Don Bosco, the founder of the Catholic Salesian Order and a revered saint, had a prophetic dream in 1883 that predicted a flourishing, futuristic city between parallels 15 and 20 in central Brazil. Many Brazilians believe the dream of Dom Bosco, as they call him, found fulfillment in the modern capital city of Brasilia, built between 1956 and 1960. Indeed, even before Brasilia was completed, a shrine, located directly on the 15th parallel, was sculpted and dedicated to Dom Bosco. Today’s Brasilia is filled with references to him, including the Santuario...
  • Broadway shutting down all productions over coronavirus pandemic

    03/12/2020 11:44:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2020 | 2:07pm | By Michael Riedel
    Broadway will shut down for four to six weeks beginning tonight, due to the coronavirus outbreak, several sources told The Post. In what is the worst crisis the industry has faced since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, several shows will not be able to recover. “The Minutes,” a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts that was to open Sunday night, is likely to close and never return. Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed “Hangmen” is also unlikely to open this season, though it could come back in the fall. “Sing Street,” a new musical currently in rehearsals,...
  • Amazon opens full-size, 'cashierless' grocery store in Seattle

    02/27/2020 8:26:10 AM PST · by RightGeek · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/2020 | Kaelan Deese
    Amazon has opened its first-ever full-size, "cashierless" grocery store, providing shoppers an experience that does not require any human interaction. The project, called Amazon Go Grocery, has been in development for five years. Starting Tuesday, customers can scan a QR code from Amazon's mobile app, walk into the Seattle store, take any item they want to purchase and walk out without paying at a cashier station. Amazon said it is employing technology that senses when a product is taken from or returned to a shelf and keeps track of items in a virtual cart. When a customer leaves, they are...
  • NYPD officer shot while in police vehicle in the Bronx, officials say

    02/08/2020 8:36:38 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 57 replies
    abc7 ^ | february 8, 2020 | abc7
    LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) -- An NYPD officer was shot while sitting in a marked police van, sources say. The officer was shot in the neck and chin on 906 Simpson St. in Longwood just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Sources say the suspect walked up, started asking directions and then opened fire at the officer. The officers then fired back.
  • Horowitz: NY crime skyrockets, shootings up 60%, following prison reduction agenda

    02/03/2020 9:59:42 AM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | January 31, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    No ordinary citizen can legally carry a gun in New York City, yet shootings are up 59.6 percent over this time last year. On Sunday, a pregnant woman was shot while sitting in her own car in front of her home in Queens. This is becoming the new normal in New York after the memo has gone out to criminals in the city that politicians fear growing the prison population more than they fear crime. According to NYPD crime data, in addition to the 59.6 percent spike in shootings over this time last year, robberies increased 32.8 percent and grand larceny auto crimes were up a whopping...
  • Woman going to her 16-year-old daughter's school to report bullying says she was attacked by teens

    01/18/2020 5:52:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | January 18, 2020 | Mike Moffitt, SF Gate
    UNION CITY, Calif. — A California woman who was on her way to the principal's office at her daughter's high school to report that her daughter was being bullied says she was brutally attacked on campus by two teenage girls. According to multiple reports, Maria Guadalupe Jimenez was hospitalized for two days with broken bones after the teens beat her up outside James Logan High School in Union City, California. On Jan. 7, Jimenez, her husband, Eder Rojas, and their teen daughter went to the school to complain to the principal that students were bullying the 16-year-old. But before they...
  • Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America

    01/06/2020 5:27:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 6, 2020 | Noel S. Williams
    Recently, an oft-cited Business Insider survey ranked the rudest cities in America. The top 10 are all bastions of misguided liberalism. They are sanctuaries to illegal aliens and often hostile towards law-abiding citizens by imposing oppressive taxes and silly regulations and by encouraging lawlessness by handcuffing law enforcement. Intrigued, I compared the Business Insider list to a survey that ranks cities on a conservative-liberal spectrum, and to other surveys that rank by friendliness, safety, and crime. The results are insightful: independent surveys indicate that the rudest, most dangerous, and least friendly cites are overwhelmingly liberal and sanctuary cities. Moreover, some...
  • Why The Right Shouldn’t Just Abandon America’s Cities To The Left

    01/02/2020 7:27:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 2, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    Conservatives need to address urban concerns and try to bridge the growing rural-urban divide, rather than just denouncing cities as the malign foil of real America. Chicago, Illinois — Looking out over downtown Chicago on a bright, unusually warm Christmas Eve, I get why people love this city, even though I am not really among them. I’m not a city person, and even if I were, this isn’t my city.This is not just a burst of Christmas cheer. Christmas Day will be over by the time I finish writing this article, let alone by the time it is edited and...
  • In Pelosi’s District Homeless Drug Addicts Are Now Pooping In The Grocery Stores

    12/17/2019 9:51:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Conservativeus.com ^ | December 17, 2019 | Alex Hall
    What was once a hub for newcomers is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of its former residents as more and more citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area are jumping ship at a record-breaking pace. This is what happens when one Party has been in control for TOO many years. The cost of living in San Francisco is staggering. Renting a two-bedroom apartment costs $4,650 a month on average, which is the highest rate in the country, and if you want to buy a home in the Bay Area, the median price is $825,000. In fact, people are...
  • NY Muslim Patrol Bullies Get Bullied Back by the Bloods

    12/17/2019 10:02:49 AM PST · by mkleesma · 67 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 12/17/19 | Martin Mawyer
    Members of New York’s Muslim Patrol recently became embroiled in a near-explosive altercation outside the Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn with members of the Bloods, a notoriously violent gang. The Muslim Patrol gained international attention in the fall of 2018 after several of its patrol cars — which look like New York Police Department (NYPD) cars –were spotted in Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Bloods are a violent African-American street gang known for trafficking drugs and guns. This criminal organization has made national headlines with targeted assassinations, drive-by shootings and deadly gun battles with law enforcement. On December 10, a verbal...
  • Temple U. looks into student’s video which says campus neighborhood is a ‘ghetto’

    12/16/2019 6:52:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 15, 2019 | Staff
    Officials at Philadelphia’s Temple University are reviewing a video which features a white student and references to the campus neighborhood as a “ghetto.” According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the video shows the student “in front of images of rowhouses, some with boarded-up windows” along with the caption “going to a city school and walking two blocks off campus for a party.”
  • New York City police arrest 13-year-old in stabbing death of Barnard College student, report says

    12/13/2019 7:47:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Greg Norman
    New York City police have arrested a 13-year-old male juvenile in the shocking stabbing death of a Barnard College student, sources told Fox 5 News Friday. Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old freshman, was discovered unconscious with “multiple stab wounds about the body” near a staircase in Manhattan’s Morningside Park just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, police said earlier this week. The president of the all-women school says she “was fatally injured during an armed robbery” attempt. A police source told Fox 5 News Friday that the teen confessed to stabbing Majors. The report, citing police, adds that as many as three people...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Finally Indicted On Fraud Charges

    11/20/2019 8:50:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We haven’t heard much about the Healthy Holly bookgate scandal in Baltimore since May, when former Mayor Catherine Pugh was finally driven to resign from her office in disgrace. At the time, it looked as if she might actually get away with the self-dealing scam she’d been running on the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for years. It turned out that the city had never gotten around to passing a law against that sort of dubious financial activity. (Both the city and the state rushed to pass new laws after all of this was discovered, but those laws...
  • America’s Inner-City Cartels: Will the nation surrender to the forces of lawlessness?

    11/19/2019 6:46:21 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2019 | Robert L. Woodson
    ... Street gangs and other criminal rings have even abandoned an implicit moral code that prohibits targeting “civilians”—women, children and others not directly involved in their “beefs.” In more than 40 years of working with local anticrime groups and documenting their solutions to youth violence, I have never witnessed the depravity that is occurring today on the streets of black neighborhoods around America. Nationwide, the tragic number of unsolved murders was documented in a 2018 study by the Washington Post that mapped nearly 55,000 homicides in 55 cities. The study identified inner-city areas “where murder is common but arrests are...
  • San Francisco: It's OK to Crap in the Streets But They Arrest People for Eating on a BART Platform

    11/13/2019 7:51:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/13/2019 | Megan Fox
    This week, a video went viral of a man being detained by police on a public transportation platform in San Francisco, Calif., for eating a sandwich. You can see the police officer in the video below insisting that eating is a violation of the California penal code. They have Sanctuary Cities for Criminal Illegals but you can get arrested for eating a Sandwich in California. pic.twitter.com/EL4XRUKi50— Feisty??Floridian (@Feisty_FL) November 10, 2019 It turns out that while he might be slightly off base, it's mostly true. The California penal code lists eating on public transport property as a "miscellaneous crime"...
  • The Just Elected San Francisco District Attorney Is Not Going to Prosecute Public Urination

    11/13/2019 6:52:04 AM PST · by PPSman · 63 replies
    Target Liberty ^ | November, 13,2019 | Robert Wenzel
    David Gilbert, a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of the Weather Underground, sits in a maximum-security prison in upper state New York in the Wende Correctional Facility. He is serving a, 75 years to life, sentence for being a member of the Weather Underground group who along with members of the Black Liberation Army, robbed a Brink's truck on October 20, 1981. Two Nyack, NY police officers Waverly Brown and Edward O'Grady and Brinks guard Peter Paige were murdered during the robbery. Prison has apparently not mellowed Gilbert. He has a book out...