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  • NYC City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public [ed tr]

    04/20/2015 9:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Sarah Ryley
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses — including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination — in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPD’s “broken windows” approach to policing. The measures, still the focus of ongoing negotiations, could pit some Council members against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who raised questions about the potential changes just last month. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office is working on a proposal that would make some of the most common criminal court summonses civil charges instead. Violators would get...
  • Richard III returns to Bosworth Field for final time

    03/22/2015 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Prospero · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/22/2015 | Sarah Knapton
    The last time Richard III was at Bosworth Field the outcome proved less than satisfactory for the King. The battle, which was the last significant skirmish in the War of the Roses, saw Richard not only lose the English throne but also his life.
  • In WWI, Alvin York Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed

    03/13/2015 2:02:20 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Vacca Foeda Media ^ | Jan. 24, 1010 | Daven Hiskey
    In WWI Alvin York almost single handedly captured 132 German soldiers using nothing but a rifle and a pistol, while the German soldiers having among them 32 machine guns along with rifles and pistols and the advantage of being above him in the biggest of the forays.  And did I mention York was out in the open during the largest gun fight?  Ya, when the Germans attacked they pretty much mowed down almost the entire unit that York was with, including York’s commanding officer, which put him in charge.  The other soldiers left from the original group of 17, were...
  • DA Kearney: Wolf's death penalty moratorium a slap to victims' families

    02/17/2015 5:34:41 PM PST · by lightman · 29 replies
    The York Dispatcj ^ | 17 February AD 2015 | Thomas L. Kearney, Sr.
    After much thought and careful consideration, I am deeply saddened and disturbed at the actions taken by our governor this past Friday. Gov. Tom Wolf elected to place his own personal beliefs above the law of this commonwealth. As an elected district attorney, I took an oath to uphold the constitution of our commonwealth as well as the Constitution of the United States of America. Gov. Wolf recently took a similar oath; however, he has decided to usurp the roles of our Legislature, our courts, and the will of the people of this commonwealth. What Gov. Wolf does not understand...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY) in federal custody in Manhattan on corruption charges

    01/22/2015 5:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kenneth Lovett and John Marzulli
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan on corruption charges, The Daily News has learned. The impending arrest of Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was first reported overnight by The New York Times. While it’s unclear exactly what charges Silver could be facing, The Times reported the rap is linked to payments the powerful Manhattan Democrat received from New York City lawfrim Goldberg & Iryami that he did not disclose publicly, as required by law.
  • Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown

    01/08/2015 7:05:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 7, 2015 | Aurin Squire
    For the second consecutive week, New York City police have virtually ceased writing tickets and arresting people for many nonviolent crimes, on the order of a 90 percent drop from a year earlier. After perceived slights by Mayor Bill de Blasio, civil protests against police brutality, and the murder of two officers by a deranged gunman, the New York Police Department is fighting back by not doing its job. Or rather, police appear to be using their resentment as an organizing incentive to skip certain non-essential cop duties. The police seem to be trying to teach a lesson to a...
  • Three-card monte scam artists return to midtown

    12/27/2014 6:47:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Philip Messing and Steve Cuozzo
    Is this Christmas 2014 — or 1974? A stark reminder of New York City’s bad old days appeared on the streets of Manhattan Thursday , as three-card monte dealers turned out in force on Fifth Avenue. An army of the shady gamblers — offering both crooked card and shell games — set up between West 53rd and 56th streets, fleecing Christmas tourists like hapless rubes in an old-time movie.
  • Wrongly Pointing Fingers (Reply: You Got Nailed by Google)

    12/23/2014 6:32:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    It is absurd to have to say this, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, activist Al Sharpton and President Obama are in no way responsible for the coldblooded assassination of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Nor do the tens of thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against police brutality in recent weeks bear any measure of blame. A disturbed career criminal named Ismaaiyl Brinsley committed this unspeakable atrocity by himself, amid a spree of insane mayhem: Earlier in the day, he shot and critically wounded a woman he had been seeing; later, on a subway platform, he...
  • REPORT: PROTESTERS YELL AT NYPD AT SLAIN OFFICER MEMORIAL

    12/23/2014 4:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim reported that a small group of protesters were yelling at police officers who had gathered to pay their respects at a memorial to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday. While Ganim said that most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added “I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.”
  • Shock in Southern Tier of New York as Hopes of Gambling and Fracking Both Die

    12/22/2014 7:18:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jesse McKinley
    To get a sense of the deep disappointment felt by many here at the twin killings of two potentially lucrative dreams, hydraulic fracturing and a new luxury casino, one needed to look no further than the front-page headline of Thursday’s edition of The Press & Sun-Bulletin. It was two letters, in red type: “NO!” That cry could seemingly be heard all along New York State’s Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania and has long been one of the state’s most stubborn economic laggards. In recent years, both hydraulic fracturing — known as fracking — and casinos had been posited as potential...
  • Email circulated among cops: 2 cars respond to every call (70s style policing)

    12/22/2014 7:11:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kirstan Conley and Ben Feuerherd
    The first assassination of an NYPD officer since the 1988 ambush of Edward Byrne has rattled the rank-and-file — and prompted cops to adopt drastic “wartime” policing tactics not seen since the 1970s. “At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be,” an e-mail widely circulated among cops advised Saturday night.
  • Bratton: Tensions in NYC like 1970s

    12/22/2014 6:52:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | December 22, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that tensions in the city are echoing those in the 1970s — a fear he expressed only days prior to the ambush killings of two police officers. “Who would’ve ever thought déjà vu all over again, that we would be back where we were 40-some-odd years ago,” Bratton said in an interview on NBC’s “Today.”
  • New Yorkers souring on how Bill de Blasio has run the city

    12/12/2014 5:21:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With only weeks before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office comes to a close, the Big Apple’s voters are starting to sour on their famously progressive mayor. While a majority of voters continue to approve of the job the mayor has done in office (52 percent, according to the latest New York Times/Siena poll), a figure that remains largely unchanged from an April Siena poll, voters are turning on how the city is managed. 52 percent say that de Blasio’s New York City is on the “wrong track.” Only 41 percent disagree. That is a...
  • New York Citi Bike program accused of shoddy maintenance and poor cleanliness

    12/12/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    New York Citi Bike riders are at risk according to a new audit exposing spotty maintenance checks, poor cleanliness and defective docking stations. Comptroller Scott Stringer released his report Thursday looking at if New York City Bike Share, which manages the scheme, is in compliance with its Department of Transport contract. According to maintenance data, only 28per cent of the 6,000 two-wheelers in Manhattan and Brooklyn were inspected in November 2013, 34per cent in December 2013 and 38per cent in January 2014.
  • Obama on Garner: 'My Tradition is Not to Remark on Cases'

    12/04/2014 11:02:16 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    In his remarks Wednesday on the non-indictment of the New York police officer who allegedly choked Eric Garner to death during a routine arrest, President Barack Obama claimed that he does not involve himself in such controversies. "My tradition is not to remark on cases where there may still be an investigation," he said. The opposite is true: from Skip Gates to Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, Obama nearly always weighs in. Even more bizarre was the fact that Obama upstaged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The news networks had all been awaiting the mayor's press conference at...
  • Pennsylvania Town May Make All Schools For-Profit

    09/25/2014 7:14:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/2014 | Blake Neff
    York, Penn., desperate to turn around major holes in its budget and major shortfalls in academic achievement, is considering the drastic step of turning every school in the city into a charter school run by one of two for-profit companies.To do so, however, it will have to overcome major resistance from both parents and organized labor.York, which already has several small charters in operation, is considering hiring one of two charter school companies, Mosaica Education or Charter Schools USA, to take over all of the city’s remaining schools starting next year.The measure is primarily driven by York’s failing finances and...
  • Batman, Spider-Man Arrested Following Brawl With Man In Times Square

    09/15/2014 6:45:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 14, 2014 | Staff
    Two crime-fighting characters in Times Square have landed in the spotlight, and it’s not for saving lives. The NYPD told 1010 WINS two men, one dressed as Batman and another dressed as Spider-Man, were arrested after a brawl with another man at the Crossroads of the World Saturday night. Police said the fight started on 44th Street and Broadway after 23-year-old Thomas Rorke heckled the superheroes, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Times Square characters want to unionize

    08/13/2014 5:39:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    myfoxny ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stacey Delikat
    Times Square is quickly becoming the costume capital of the world. They seem to be everywhere. City officials have said they want to crack down, but now the people who wear the costumes also want to take action and organize to protect their jobs. You know them as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Woody, but the people who wear these costumes decided to take on a new name: Association of Artists United for a Smile New York City.
  • Couples marry, hundreds gather at Equality Fest in York

    08/03/2014 3:50:32 PM PDT · by lightman · 44 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 3 August AD 2014 | Tec Czech
    Couples marry, hundreds gather at Equality Fest in York The inaugural event, held at the city's Cherry lane, was a celebration of equality for all, its organizers said By Ted Czech tczech@ydr.com @TedCzechYDR on Twitter Updated: 08/03/2014 05:50:22 PM EDT Carey and Michele Jenkins clasped hands, gazed in each other's teary eyes, and whispered things to each other, as they became legally married at York's first-ever Equality Fest on Sunday. The Jenkinses, along with five more lesbian couples, were married by York Mayor Kim Bracey before several hundred who attended the event. After Bracey married the couples, the crowd erupted...
  • Opponent ousts York County [PA] GOP chairman, vows Tea Party inclusion

    07/13/2014 3:39:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Matt Miller
    Immediately after he ousted the York County Republican Committee's incumbent chairman Saturday, Alex Shorb vowed to ensure that Tea Party supporters are heard in the party's political deliberations. Yet Shorb, a financial services firm owner from York, said he did not regard his election as chairman as some sort of conservative coup. "I don't see it as a tea party takeover at all," he said. "I'm not a tea party member." Shorb's election and the tandem victory of his running mate, Lower Windsor Township Committeewoman Allison Blew, who is the party's new vice chairwoman, followed a push by conservative opponents...
  • Five negative campaign ads that backfired

    05/15/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 6 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/15/2014 | David Freddoso
    People complain about negative advertising, but campaigns do it because it works. Well -- at least it works when it's done well. Here are five examples where negative ads backfired. 1 In the current Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary, Rob McCord recently released an ad attacking the frontrunner, Tom Wolf, for his support of former York Mayor Charlie Robertson. last decade, Robertson was charged (and acquitted) for his role in York's 1969 race riots, during which Robertson had been a policeman. Since the ad came out, Wolf's numbers have actually spiked and he's considered the easy favorite to win next Tuesday. [WATCH...
  • Skeletons of foetus, heavily pregnant woman and crammed men found at York church

    04/25/2014 9:50:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Culture 24 ^ | 25 April 2014 | Ben Miller
    The bones of a foetus and its heavily pregnant mother have been found in a chamber of All Saints church in York, where three men were found “shoved” into a tomb with grave markings designed to ward off evil spirits during the early 13th century. Ancient serviceable drains, pottery fragments dating from Roman times to the 18th century, entrenched Viking pottery and Anglian pieces with possible links to the baptism of St Edwin, the 7th century King of Northumbria, have also been discovered in the Lady Chapel, where a medieval-style tile pavement has been laid in an English parish church...
  • Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat (run as a conservative and win!)

    03/19/2014 9:42:05 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-19-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    March 19, 2014 Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat Mark Tapscott York is a modest little city in Southern Pennsylvania not too far from Baltimore and right in the heart of Dutch country. It's not the sort of place where political revolutions are found. But Republican state Senate nominee Ron Miller may think differently this morning because he just lost a special election to a write-in Tea Party candidate, Scott Wagner. "With 100 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595, or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920, or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of...
  • Scott Wagner the presumed winner in 28th Senate

    03/19/2014 1:27:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43 replies
    yorkdispatch.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Christina Kauffman
    In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who had made s point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the state Senate. The closely watched, hotly contested face-off ended in disappointment for the Republican mainstay and a first major victory for the tea party in York County. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595 or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920 or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of New Freeedom...
  • DASHCAM VIDEO: York Co. deputy shoots man reaching for cane

    03/13/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 114 replies
    herald online ^ | 3-3-14 | unattributed
    The York County Sheriff's Office released dash cam video from a traffic stop in which a deputy shot an elderly man reaching for his cane. WARNING: Video includes some graphic material and language.
  • DOD Identifies Army Casualties (2 Soldiers)

    02/14/2014 3:19:13 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | N/A
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla. Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Joe Buck's Failed Super Bowl Promo (Hilarious!)

    02/01/2014 5:25:00 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | 1/20/14 | staff
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  • Pennsylvania GOP a party without principles (GOP-E War on the TEA Party)

    01/20/2014 7:41:46 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record ^ | January 2, 2014 | Elizabeth Roberts
    In March 2012, York's Republican Committee Chairman, Bob Wilson, made the following comments regarding the local "tea party" group, the York 912 Patriots: If the leadership of the York 912 group wanted to make a positive impact in York County and in Pennsylvania, they would be focusing their efforts on defeating Barack Obama, Bob Casey and Eugene DePasquale. Each year, the Liberty Index compiles a score for Pennsylvania's legislators based on how well they advance an agenda of limited government and economic freedom. Each earns a grade based on his voting record, and is ranked in order from best to...
  • New York Times Contradicts Own Reporting on Benghazi

    12/29/2013 10:39:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/29/13 | Kerry Picket
    Either New York Times writer David Kirkpatrick is ignoring his own colleagues’ work, or the Hillary Clinton supporters are laying out early foundations to combat what will be the biggest criticism of her tenure as Secretary of State if she decides to run for the Oval Office. The New York Times' assertion that Al Qaeda’s involvement in the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi is particularly questionable considering the preponderance of evidence that shows otherwise. In his piece, Kirkpatrick writes, ”But the Republican arguments appear to conflate purely local extremist organizations like Ansar...
  • The Sandinista supporter who married a former lesbian and rose through the political..

    11/07/2013 10:18:12 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 06, 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Bill De Blasio is a political insider who worked on campaigns of Bill and Hillary ClintonGrew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a lifelong Red Sox fanTraveled to Nicaragua as a student in the 1980s and became supporter of the socialist governmentMarried Chirlane McCray in 1994 after meeting at City Hall McCray wrote a seminal 1979 magazine article declaring that she was a black lesbian Bill De Blasio, the first Democrat elected mayor of New York City in a generation, is a Massachusetts-raised former supporter of the communist Sandinistas who married a lesbian poet. And he's a lifelong Boston...
  • Memo: Administration bungled Obamacare long before GOP had power to obstruct

    11/03/2013 6:48:06 AM PST · by wrhssaxensemble · 8 replies
    Memo: Administration bungled Obamacare long before GOP had power to obstruct BY BYRON YORK | NOVEMBER 3, 2013 AT 8:52 AM An emerging theme from Democrats struggling to explain the Obamacare fiasco is that stubborn Republican opposition has hobbled the administration's efforts to implement President Obama's complex national health care scheme. If you want the particulars, just glance at "The Obamacare sabotage campaign" by Politico's Todd Purdum. But a memo revealed in a new Washington Post examination of the rollout shows the administration was already on a disastrous path in May 2010, just two months after Obamacare was signed into...
  • Tropical Storm Karen Rain Dumps Official 9.11" on Southcentral PA Area.

    10/12/2013 5:06:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 11 replies
    York Daily Record, WGAL-8 ^ | 11/12/2013 | c_h
    Tropical Storm Karen dumped varying amount of rain all over the South Central, tri-county PA area, ranging from 5.6" to 10.2", but the "official" tally is 9.11"; all of it causing widespread flooding and misery. Multi-million-gallon retention ponds and containment areas overflowed quickly, wiping-out travel on roads and streets for much of Friday. I recorded 14.7" at my Condo's Weather Station, in East York, as of Saturday morning, at 6:45am. If you have pics of your area Compared to 2011's TS Lee, which dumped 13" over an even wider area, it's hard to tell much difference from the pictures coming...
  • Establishment Conservative Journalists Meet Off-the-Record with Obama at White House

    10/08/2013 9:14:29 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment conservative commentators who have loudly opposed the GOP’s current government shutdown strategy, President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, National Review’s Washington editor Robert Costa, syndicated columnist and former CNN co-host Kathleen Parker, and Byron York of the Washington Examiner.
  • New York Times: The Obama Administration 'Has Now Lost All Credibility'

    06/06/2013 2:58:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/6/13 | Brett Logiurato
    The New York Times editorial board ripped the Obama administration in a scathing editorial Thursday afternoon, writing that it has “now lost all credibility” after revelations that the administration has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. It came as something of a surprise, considering the board’s normally friendly view toward the administration. But in the editorial, the Times’ board criticised the Obama administration in much of the same way it scrutinized the Bush administration. It wrote that the Obama administration’s justification for the program —
  • Buffalo Senior James LeGrand Brutal Beating Caught on Tape

    06/04/2013 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Guardian Express ^ | June 3, 2013 | Paul Kasprzak
    A brutal beating of a Buffalo, N.Y. senior was caught on video. WGRZ-TV was given a video of a Buffalo man who was brutally beaten by a group of high school student. The incident happened in North Buffalo at Shoshone Park two weeks ago as James LeGrand, who is a part of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s Impact Team, was in the park’s parking lot when he noticed two girls arguing with a bunch of student who surrounded them and were encouraging them to fight. He tried to break up the fight several times and then got a camera and started...
  • Mosque praised for offering EDL protesters tea and biscuits

    05/28/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th May 2013 | BBC News
    'A mosque has been praised for serving tea and biscuits to English Defence League supporters after the far-right group arranged a demonstration there. About six people turned up to protest at the mosque in Bull Lane, York, on Sunday and were invited inside to play football with worshippers. More than 100 supporters of the mosque had gone there after learning of the planned EDL protest. Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said the mosque's response was "fantastic". He said: "Tea, biscuits, and football are a great and typically Yorkshire combination when it comes to disarming hostile and extremist views."'
  • Double Action: Two NY Times Columnists Embarrass Themselves on Guns in Sunday Review

    04/09/2013 5:54:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4-8-2013 | Clay Waters
    Two New York Times columnists embarrassed themselves over the weekend, betraying anti-gun ignorance in the paper's Sunday Review. Frank Bruni went hunting for the first time (with the chef of a ritzy Manhattan restaurant), and remarked "what an unfair fight" hunting is, as if he was the first person to think that up. After lamenting "how thoroughly a weapon can be romanticized and fetishized," he pivoted to easy access to guns in "this country of ours." "I could forget, when not aiming at a bird, to keep the gun pointed toward the sky or the ground. Or my pivot as...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/25/2012 10:04:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/25/12 | staff
    A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood." The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to...
  • Update: Polling place concerns in and around York County [DEM flyer sends voters to wrong poll!]

    11/06/2012 4:03:54 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 6 Novmeber AD 2012 | YDR Staff
    Problems were reported Tuesday at polling places in and around York County, as well as across the country. The Associated Press reported that there was a confrontation involving Republican inspectors over access to some polls and a last-minute court fight in Ohio over election software. One Florida elections office mistakenly told voters in robocalls the election was on Wednesday. Here's a look at some of the local issues: --- A voter in Perry County reported a voting machine that improperly indicated a vote for Mitt Romney when Barack Obama was selected. The problem, according to a news release from the...
  • Justice and Job: Unique sentence in York drunk driving case stirs up controversy (SC)

    08/04/2012 9:02:42 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 30 replies
    SCNow ^ | 4 Aug 2012 | Traci Bridges
    Judge Michael Nettles’ decision to tack a biblical assignment onto the sentence of a drunken driver in York County has people from South Carolina to Europe and beyond talking. Cassandra Belle Tolley, 28, pleaded guilty in June to a drunken driving crash in Rock Hill that left two people seriously injured – one had to have rods and screws surgically implanted to support his spinal column, the other has undergone six surgeries and could still lose his left foot. Nettles, a Lake City native and resident judge in the Florence-based 12th Circuit, accepted the plea and sentenced Tolley to eight...
  • New York Legislation Proposed...Bans Anonymous Online Speech; S06779

    05/23/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    assembly.state.ny ^ | March 21, 2012 | New York State Assembly
    S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6779 I N S E N A T E March 21, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to protecting a person's right to know who is behind an anonymous internet posting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. The civil rights law, is amended...
  • Rep. Todd Platts announces he will retire from Congress after current term

    01/17/2012 7:49:40 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 17, 2011 | Jeff Frantz
    U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York, announced this afternoon he will not seek a seventh term in office. During his time in office, Platts developed a reputation as a political moderate, who strongly supported the military and veterans. He routinely advocated more transparent government. In 2010, Esquire magazine named him one of the top-10 members of Congress. In the last year, Platts has drawn fire from the York 912 Patriots, a Tea Party group that criticized Platts for supporting the bank bailouts and the stimulus program. Platts, 49, is stepping away before a new district map for the state goes into...
  • Seoul project design criticized for evoking Twin Towers disaster

    12/12/2011 8:03:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    LATimesblogWorld Now ^ | December 12, 2011 | unknown
    REPORTING FROM SEOUL -– Even at first glance, the design renderings for the soon-to-be-built pair of apartment towers here pack a wallop: They evoke New York’s World Trade Center towers in mid-explosion in the terrifying moments after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But wait. The Dutch designers say the images have nothing to do with debris flying off two towers that have just been rammed by a pair of commercial airliners. It’s more like a dreamy cloud formation inspired by a gaze up at the sky. Netizens aren’t buying the explanation. In recent days, an international frenzy of criticism...
  • York Township man charged with rape of a child, indecent assault [Central PA child rape arrest]

    11/12/2011 3:44:04 AM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    WHPTV.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Nate Wardle, contributor
    A York Township man is in York County Prison Friday after an investigation into child sexual assault. Kevin Sipe, 55, is charged with rape of a child, indecent assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor for incidents that occurred from December 2010 through October 2011. Sipe was placed in prison on $100,000 bail.
  • WHOM DO I VOTE FOR TODAY, WEST SIDE NYC, DISTRICT #8

    11/08/2011 3:27:54 AM PST · by LyinLibs · 17 replies
    LyinLibs | 11/8/2011 | Myself
    WHOM DO I VOTE FOR TODAY, WEST SIDE NYC, DISTRICT #8 ? We've got Jerrold Nadler (aka Jabba the Hutt) over here in Manhattan district 8, and I cannot find a Conservative Voter Guide anywhere on the web. I have no clue who's running. Any tips on Conservatives (or at least Republicans), and Propositions to vote for/against today?
  • US Patrols New York on 9/11 Like IDF in Palestinian Authority

    09/11/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 9/11/11 | http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147743#.TmzRAGHC4tU
    Police man roadblocks with machine-guns and sniffer dogs. Drivers are questioned. Data bases are searched for suspects in potential terrorist attacks. The scene is not the IDF in the Palestinian Authority. It Is New York City on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attacks. Ground Zero was turned into a “frozen zone” Sunday prior to anniversary ceremonies that will be attended by President Barack Obama. Concrete barriers, similar to those separating some areas in Judea and Samaria from the rest of Israel, block cars from approaching the area. Bomb sniffing dogs late Saturday night patrolled Pennsylvania Station and...
  • New York Times's Washington Correspondent Calls Rick Perry 'Horrifying'

    08/16/2011 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/16/11 | Mark Hemingway
    Apparently, there was a kerfuffle earlier today because Rick Perry said the following: "If this guy [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke] prints more money between now and the election ... I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we -- we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous -- or treasonous in my opinion.” Now the very existence of the Federal Reserve is not without controversy, and the Fed's policy as of late has drawn some strong
  • Feminist summer school: training the new generation of 'suffragettes'

    08/14/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 14 replies
    (And you wonder why Britain is in trouble ....) After just one day of classes at her summer school of choice, Emily Birkenshaw had already learned a crucial lesson: how to "go floppy" when facing arrest. "You're heavier then, so you can't be carried," she said, with the genuine delight of a new recruit. The 24-year-old been practising by linking arms with her classmates and singing loudly at a pretend policeman. "It just felt really empowering," she said. "If that happened [in real life] – and I hope it wouldn't – I'd know how to do it without getting hurt."...
  • York prosecutor s misconduct hearing set for Monday

    08/09/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 2 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | Peter Dujardin And Tyra M. Vaughn
    The Virginia State Bar says an agreed disposition will be presented Monday during a hearing for York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney Eileen Addison on charges she mishandled the prosecution of three men in the 2006 shooting death of a JamesCity man. Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Clerk Lanier said Addison, her attorney and Virginia State Bar Counsel Montgomery have negotiated an agreed disposition--which is similar to a plea agreement--that will be considered by a five-member panel during the conference call hearing. But Addison said Wednesday there is no deal. "I asked my attorney two weeks ago why the hearing was still scheduled because...