Tag Archives: New York

NY: Cuomo wants Internet companies to spy on users for him

Source: New York Daily News

“In the wake of Monday’s terror attack in Manhattan, Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo questioned whether internet companies should do more to stop would-be attackers. Cuomo, in a series of cable news appearances, noted that the suspect in the botched bombing, Akayed Ullah, likely downloaded bomb-making information from the web and the governor said internet service providers may need to start sounding the alarm when people frequent such sites. Internet service providers already have ‘machine learning tools’ that allows them to track usage and target advertising, Cuomo said.” (12/11/17)


NYC: Alleged Islamic State inspired terrorist injured, captured in unsuccessful suicide attack

Source: New York Daily News

“A terrorist detonated a pipe bomb in a subway passage between Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal — one of the busiest transit hubs in the world — during the Monday morning rush-hour, injuring three people and causing commuter chaos. Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi native, detonated part of his ‘low tech’ explosive in the passage just 200 feet from the bus terminal at West 42nd St. and Eighth Ave. at 7:20 a.m., officials said. Three commuters suffered minor injuries, officials said. After the explosion, Port Authority cops struggled with Ullah, 27, who had wires attached to his body, sources said. The device was affixed to his body with Velcro and zip ties, police officials said. He tried to set off the rest of his bomb, but only part of it went off. Two PAPD officers grabbed him and successfully removed the explosives without further incident.” (12/11/17)


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)