Tag Archives: New York

NY: Voters shoot down constitutional convention proposal

Source: New York Post

“New York State voters were soundly rejecting a ballot proposal Tuesday night to hold a constitutional convention following a multi-million dollar campaign by public employee unions against it. The question is asked of voters every 20 years to determine whether to convene delegates to amend the state constitution and take up issues that have been rejected by the state Legislature — such as term limits and stricter ethics laws that could bar lawmakers from earning outside income. But Big Labor claimed that the convention, which would be run by delegates elected across the state, could jeopardize pension protections enshrined in the state Constitution.” (11/07/17)


NYC: Eight dead in Islamist terror attack

Source: CBS News

“Police and witnesses say a man deliberately drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and seriously injuring 11 others, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and brandishing imitation firearms before he was shot by police. The suspect was wounded and taken into custody. … Law enforcement sources identified the suspect to CBS News as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29 years old, who has lived in Tampa, Florida, and New Jersey. He came to the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan. Sources tell CBS News'[s] senior investigative producer Pat Milton the suspect yelled ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Arabic for ‘God is great,’ when he exited the truck.” (10/31/17)


NYPD detectives indicted in rape of 18-year-old

Source: CBS New York

“Two NYPD detectives have been suspended amid allegations that they raped an 18-year-old woman. The men have been indicted in the rape of the woman who was picked up for drug possession, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported. … [Detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall] claim the sex was consensual and are expected to surrender next week.” (10/27/17)


NY: Cuomo signs latest Nicotine Nazism Enabling Act

Source: Albany Times Union

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed into law a bill that adds e-cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, banning their use in bars, restaurants and other indoor and some outdoor areas. The bill was one of 83 that Cuomo has until the end of the day to act on. Under the new law, vaping will be banned in, among other areas, the workplace, on public transportation, indoors at all public and private colleges, and in outdoor areas where smoking is otherwise banned. The new proscriptions will go into effect in 30 days. Vaping still will be allowed in any private home, hotel rooms and outdoor dining areas that do not have a roof or ceiling enclosure, among other areas.” (10/23/17)


NYC: On-duty cops “handcuffed 18-year-old girl, took her to deserted spot and raped her”

Source: Independent [Ireland]

“An 18-year-old girl says two NYPD officers raped her after arresting her, according to reports. Two detectives and their supervisor have been stripped of their badges and guns while the NYPD Internal Affairs’ Bureau’s investigation is ongoing, according to the New York Daily News. … According to her attorney, Michael David, she was handcuffed and driven by the police officers to a secluded spot where they forced her to perform sex acts on them. … The officers in question did not deny the sexual acts occurred, but both claimed they were consensual …” (10/02/17)


Jared Kushner voted as a woman, according to his registration

Source: Wired

Since moving into his White House office months ago, Jared Kushner — senior adviser and son-in-law to the President, savior of the Middle East, and possible person of interest in a federal investigation —
has amassed a rather extensive project portfolio. The issues under Kushner’s purview include negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine, fixing the opioid crisis, updating technology across the entire federal government, and spearheading criminal justice reform, to name just a few. It seems like a nearly impossible set of challenges for anyone to tackle, and even more so for Kushner. Because in addition to not having any previous government experience, the former real estate exec has demonstrated repeated difficulty filling out simple, routine forms correctly. This includes his own voter registration form. According to the records held by the New York State Board of Elections, Jared Corey Kushner is a woman.” (09/27/17)


NYC: Nicotine Nazis boost cigarette prices to $13, ban sales by pharmacies

Source: Bloomberg

“New York boosted the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes by 24 percent to $13 and placed a cap on the number of tobacco sellers, part of the city’s biggest crackdown on smoking in more than a decade. The anti-tobacco moves came in the form of a seven-point package of laws that Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Monday. The measures create a retail license fee for sellers of electronic cigarettes and almost double the licensing fee for tobacco retailers to $200. The city is also requiring all apartment buildings of three or more units to create explicit smoking policies, while banning smoking in all common areas. Pharmacies will be prohibited from selling tobacco as their licenses begin to expire in 2018.” (08/289/17)


NY: ICE gang abducts 114

Source: Newsday

“Two immigrants living on Long Island were among 114 foreign nationals [abducted] during a recent sweep in the metropolitan area of those wanted for various offenses and violations, the federal immigration enforcement agency said Wednesday. The announcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not disclose the identities of the two immigrants — one living in Nassau County and one in Suffolk — or why they were [abducted].” (07/26/17)


NY: Cuomo pardons former 9/11 worker fighting deportation

Source: Fox News

“A former ground zero worker fighting deportation to Colombia for a 1990 drug conviction received a pardon from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday and will use it to challenge his removal from the country. Cuomo, a Democrat, said that if Carlos Cardona is deported he might not be able to receive adequate health treatments for ailments he suffers after working in the Sept. 11, 2001, recovery effort. … Cardona, who lives in Queens, has been detained since February after appearing for a routine ICE appointment, Cuomo said. He has been held in Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, New Jersey. Cardona entered the U.S. illegally in 1986 from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. He was convicted in 1990, when he was 21, of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He has lived crime-free since then, and the pardon should allow him to fight deportation, Cuomo said.” (06/22/17)


NY: Regime raises minimum marriage age to 18

Source: CBS News

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation putting an end to child marriage in the Empire State. The legislation raises the age of consent from 14 to 18, and amends the process to require parental and judicial consent for marriage involving 17- and 18-year-olds, CBS New York reports. ‘This is a major step forward in our efforts to protect children and prevent forced marriages, and I am proud to sign this legislation that puts an end to child marriage in New York once and for all,’ Cuomo, a Democrat, said in a news release.” [editor’s note: No, it puts an end to marriage LICENSES; the people in question will continue to marry whether the state of New York recognizes their marriages or not. The main effects of the law will be to 1) remove some people from their spouses’ employee health benefits, etc., and 2) reduce the degree to which people care whether or not the state approves of what they do (yay!) – TLK] (06/21/17)