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  • Shocking footage shows 'full-on looting street party' in Soho - while NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio downplays the extent of rioting in the streets of the Big Apple

    06/03/2020 2:17:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 03 2020 | RACHEL SHARP
    Shocking footage has emerged showing a 'full-on looting street party' in Soho Tuesday night, taken as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio downplayed the extent of rioting in the streets of the Big Apple. In the video, which has gone viral on Twitter, hundreds of people are seen gathering in the streets of Soho, with several rioters dancing on top of cars and others filming the raucous scenes on their cellphones. The wild scene was captured on video and posted on Twitter at 10.21pm Tuesday, just after de Blasio downplayed the rioting in the city and claimed there was...
  • Black Lives Matter plans armed 'peace officers' in 'war on police,' NY leader says

    06/03/2020 2:06:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Peter Aitken
    The Black Live Matter movement will develop an armed branch of “peace officers” to combat police brutality in black communities during the so-called “war on police,” according to one of its leaders. Protests broke out across the country following the death of unarmed Minneapolis black man George Floyd while in police custody, bringing the BLM movement back into national focus. In an interview with the Daily Mail, BLM New York chapter Chairman Hawk Newsome described how the group plans to follow in the footsteps of the Black Panthers Party by matching fire with fire – when necessary. “We're talking about...
  • Cuomo says Trump policies ‘vicious’ for state: ‘He has failed to do anything positive for New York’

    06/03/2020 11:43:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Adam Shaw
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday took fresh shots at President Trump, saying the native New Yorker has “failed to do anything positive” for the state while in office -- the latest escalation in the war of words between the two men. “His policies have been vicious to New York,” Cuomo said at a press conference. “He changed the tax code in a way that increased the taxes in New York and other Democratic states. He has failed to do anything positive for New York.” Cuomo was responding to criticism by Trump of the way Cuomo has handled both...
  • Nephew- 1st year in the NYPD- is being thanked by people in the Bronx (vanity)

    06/03/2020 9:39:59 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 8 replies
    6/3/2020 | Me
    My dad was NYPD for 23 years, starting in 1966. I have two nephews presently in the NYPD- both in their first year, one who started six months ago. The one who started six months ago has worked more than 36 hours straight. Monday night he was at the Herald Square melee and made three arrests. They moved him to a strip mall in the Bronx. He told his mother not only was it peaceful at the Bronx strip mall, but people were coming up to him and thanking him. The media is helping fuel this fire.
  • Looters in NYC were 'dropped off in luxury cars with power tools and suitcases before being picked up and driven to next location', eyewitnesses tell police as officials around the US blame 'organized crime' for the chaos

    06/03/2020 8:32:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2020 | Lauren Freun
    Looters in New York City were dropped off in luxury cars with power tools and suitcases before being picked up and driven to next location, according to eyewitnesses. Police are said to be looking into numerous reports the rioters were organized and are now checking license plate numbers of vehicles that dropped groups off. One witness, Carla Murphy, who lives in Manhattan, told ABC: 'Cars would drive up, let off the looters, unload power tools and suitcases and then the cars would drive away.' Protests were largely peaceful Tuesday and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in...
  • John Catsimatidis eyeing another run for mayor of NYC

    06/03/2020 8:04:16 AM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    Business mogul John Catsimatidis is laying the groundwork to run for mayor again next year. Catsimatidis, 71, a Republican whose Red Apple Group owns the Gristedes supermarket chain, a slew of energy companies and 77 WABC radio, said he’s forming an exploratory committee for a 2021 mayoral bid. He ran for mayor in 2013, narrowly losing in the 2013 Republican primary to former MTA boss and deputy mayor Joe Lhota. Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, won the general election and was reelected in 2017.
  • Cuomo and de Blasio are refusing to face what rioting means for New York

    06/03/2020 3:43:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Bob McManus
    Macy’s? The cops let them loot Macy’s — the Miracle on 34th Street store? Wow. Everybody who grew up in this town has at least once ridden the rickety wooden escalator at the center of Macy’s Herald Square — a building almost as iconic to New York City as the Empire State Building. They’ve made movies about them both. And so a city with 40,000 cops hasn’t the will to station a couple of hundred of them between its cultural heritage — kitschy as it sometimes may seem — and an opportunistic mob? Shocking and shameful. The thing with anarchists,...
  • Cheering for Chaos: New York’s political leaders excuse and rationalize the looting and destruction of their city.

    06/03/2020 4:00:54 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | June 2, 2020 | Seth Barron
    The extent to which high elected officials in New York City are willing to excuse the mobs burning and looting the city, and attacking its police officers, is shocking. Even Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is taking enormous heat from the Left for his supposed hard line on policing the “protesters,” makes a point every time he opens his mouth of embracing their demands for “change” and acknowledging their “deep pain.” Enough already. Peaceful protesters have had several days in which to make themselves and their concerns heard about the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The...
  • Worse than war: My night besieged by looters and thugs in NYC

    06/03/2020 5:29:29 AM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | By Sohrab Ahmari
    As every parent knows, children can sleep through anything when they’re tired enough. So it was with our two kids Monday night. They snored away, oblivious to the buzz of helicopters overhead, the constant wail of sirens — and the distinct crack of gunshots that rang out at around 10:40 somewhere in Midtown East, where we live. Their parents, on the other hand, were bundles of racked nerves. I went downstairs to see for myself. In the four hours that followed, I felt the insecurity of lawlessness and disorder more acutely than I ever had before — and I’ve filed...
  • Weaponized Wednesday

    06/03/2020 6:56:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 6-3-20 | MOTUS
    The word of the year, or perhaps decade: weaponize: weap·​on·​ize | \ ˈwe-pə-ˌnīz weaponized; weaponizingDefinition of weaponizetransitive verb: to adapt for use as a weapon of war You’d have to be living in a cave to have not noticed how things have become weaponized in the 21st century, both figuratively and literally. The media, Hollywood, politics, science - everything is fair game as a weapon in the ideological war between the left and right. Weaponized Zombie with extra ammo…just in case. Therefore nearly everyone is aware that the left has weaponized race, gender, income, food, medicine, viruses, etc. in order...
  • Ex-NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly Slams deBlasio For Failure To Control Lawlessness

    06/03/2020 12:56:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Vos Iz Neias ^ | June 2, 2020 2:34 pm
    Mayor de Blasio came under fire Tuesday morning as he was blasted by the ex-NYPD Commissioner for failing to control the violent lawless behavior plaguing the streets of New York City as of late. Raymond Kelly made his comments on the Joe Piscopo radio show Tuesday morning. “One of the problems in New York City is … Mayor de Blasio. Everything seems to be run through City Hall,” Kelly said. “You can’t have that kind of micromanagement and expect executive staff to be able to function.” Among the various criticisms Kelly levied at de Blasio, was his mistake of “giving...
  • Police union boss says 'NYPD is losing the city of New York,' begs Cuomo, Trump to send reinforcements

    06/02/2020 11:01:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02 2020 | Victor Garcia
    The head of a prominent New York City police union told "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday that President Trump should consider sending federal personnel to prevent more rioting and looting in America's biggest city. "NYPD is losing the city of New York and we have no leadership in the city of New York right now, from City Hall to the brass of the NYPD," New York Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told Laura Ingraham. "The men and women are being pelted with rocks, bricks, cars [are] lit on fire. And this is continuous. We have a curfew that's been implemented...
  • Rudy Giuliani: De Blasio Is Calling Individual Police Chiefs and Telling Them Not to Enforce the Law or Make Arrests

    06/02/2020 8:55:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    GP ^ | June 2,2020 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy says de Blasio is calling the individual police chiefs and telling them NOT to enforce the law or make arrests. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: The de Blasio Cuomo problem is a special problem. And they hate each other. And frankly de Blasio is completely incompetent. And the governor really in good conscience should replace him. He is the sole reason the New York City Police Department is not acting… De Blasio over the last three or four or five nights calls individual police chiefs and tells them not to enforce the law and not to make...
  • Written by an NYPD Officer on the front lines

    06/02/2020 5:41:23 PM PDT · by MNDude · 47 replies
    (Allegedly)Written by an NYPD Officer on the front lines tonight. The world needs to know. Almost 32 years with NYPD, I have never felt such disgust, hopelessness, and anger. Manhattan was occupied territory tonight, we were totally outnumbered by miscreants. They were brazen, laughing and rampant. It was so prevalent there was nothing a police officer could do according to the rules and expectations of the Democrat Party. Our leaders took knees of solidarity with "protesters" during the day, and then had a (humiliation) forced down their throats at night. Zero leadership. Zero courage. Complete and utter pandering. And I...
  • Engel, on hot mic, begs for speaking time at NY protest event: ‘If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn't care'

    06/02/2020 2:09:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., was caught on a hot mic Tuesday saying he “wouldn’t care” about not being allowed to speak at a news conference about the unrest in his Bronx district following the death of George Floyd – if he wasn't in a competitive Democratic primary. “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care,” Engel can be heard telling Bronx President Ruben Diaz twice, as he asks for a chance to speak at a news conference with city and state officials. “Don’t do that to me,” Diaz responded.
  • Judging from the line outside this Long Island gun store, the ‘you don’t need a firearm to protect yourself just call the police’ narrative is in trouble

    06/02/2020 2:01:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 2, 2020 | Doug P.
    In the last several days we’ve seen many people on social media say that they’ve called the police and have been told the response either wouldn’t happen or would take a long time. It seems now more than ever that Americans increasingly aren’t relying on the police to protect them and are taking things into their own hands. Here’s just one example: Line up for a gun shop in Long Island right now. +50 people and over a 2 hour wait. pic.twitter.com/SOVAfoc3Gk — Clarion Project (@clarionproject)
  • Looters Grab $2.4 Million Worth of Watches from Soho Rolex Store

    06/02/2020 12:51:56 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | JOHN CARNEY
    The looters of a New York City Rolex store did not get justice, but they did get a high price timepiece on Monday night. Looters grabbed $2.4 million worth of watches after breaking into a Rolex store in New York’s Soho neighborhood, according to a New York Post report citing police sources. A video shows a huge crowd of people running toward the store, entering it, and then leaving shortly afterward.
  • House Democrat Defies Bill de Blasio: Deploy the National Guard in NYC

    06/02/2020 12:39:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 02 2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) of New York’s Staten Island declared that Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has lost control of the city’s streets and called for the deployment of the National Guard to assist with enforcing Tuesday’s 8 p.m. curfew. Rose said in a statement that the “majority of the protests yesterday were peaceful,” but he acknowledged the “mayhem that occurred in parts of the city last night—the unprecedented looting and attacks on officers and bystanders.” “It was not part of the movement to ensure justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. And anyone who would say...
  • De Blasio to Keep NYC Shut "as Long as I Can" [semi-satire]

    06/02/2020 10:29:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 May 2020 | John Semmens
    While he acknowledged that "the fight against COVID is largely won," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) vowed "to keep this City shutdown as long as I can. We mustn't overlook the greater threat posed by the possibility that Trump will be reelected. Averting such a possibility is my top priority. If that causes additional suffering in the short-run that's a price we have to be willing to pay." To bolster his strategy, the Mayor pointed to a just-released statement by Harvard professor Jason Furman that "a strong economic recovery would almost certainly lead to President Trump winning...
  • George Floyd had ‘violent criminal history’: Minneapolis police union chief

    06/02/2020 10:08:52 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 258 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | 12:04pm | Updated | Kate Sheehy
    The head of the Minneapolis police union says George Floyd’s “violent criminal history” needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.” “What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police union president Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter. Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily...