face without warning minutes apart
in NYC’s Greenwich Village: cops 2 replies
A crazed assailant slashed two strangers in the face without warning during a frightening eight-minute span in Greenwich Village, police said Monday.
The mayhem began when the nut came up behind a 39-year-old woman as she was walking near Sixth Ave. and W. 12th St. at 10:22 p.m. Sunday, police said. He tapped her on the shoulder then slashed her face when she turned around before running off. As medics took the woman to Bellevue Hospital with a deep cut to her face her assailant struck again just eight minutes later, attacking a 59-year-old man at the Mobil
secret agent of Chinese government 2 replies
An NYPD cop and US Army reservist was charged Monday with secretly serving as a spy for the Chinese government who passed on information to a handler involved in “neutralizing” Tibetan opponents in America. Baimadajie Angwang, who works a community affairs officer in the 111th Precinct in Queens, allegedly began acting on behalf of the People’s Republic of China in May 2018 after being recruited by an unidentified “handler” stationed in the Chinese consulate in Manhattan, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court.(Snip) Angwang, an ethnic Tibetan, is accused of reporting on the activities of fellow ethnic Tibetans, including by scoping out
mayor disbands police gun unit 13 replies
Shootings in Portland, Oregon, nearly tripled over the summer after Mayor Ted Wheeler disbanded the city’s police gun crimes unit, according to new police data. The city recorded 223 shootings in July and August, up from 77 over the same period in 2019. And a little more than halfway through September the city already had 64 shootings, or double the shootings from the same month last year. The numbers were released last week. On Monday the federal Justice Department declared Portland and two other cities, Seattle and New York, to be “Anarchy Jurisdictions.”(Snip) The city has faced near-nightly mayhem since late May,
for causing train derailment: cops 11 replies
The man suspected of causing a Manhattan subway derailment by tossing metal construction debris onto the tracks was hit with a number of charges for the vandalism on Sunday night, police said. Demetrius Harvard, 30, is accused of chucking the material onto the tracks at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue as an uptown A-train was pulling into the station at about 8:20 a.m, authorities said. The suspected subway saboteur was hit with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, assault and criminal trespass charges in the incident that created delays to the transit system, officials said. The first car of the train veered off the tracks,
Seattle ‘anarchist jurisdictions,’
moves to cut federal funding 14 replies
The Justice Department on Monday declared New York, Portland and Seattle ‘anarchist jurisdictions,” the first step toward revoking federal funding from those cities. President Trump earlier this month ordered federal agencies to look for ways to cut off federal funding in Democratic-led cities besieged by violence this summer.(Snip) “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens,” he said.
illegally in 2016 still on voter rolls 7 replies
Juan Landeros-Mireles admitted in court last year that he registered to vote and even cast ballots in the 2016 election, though he has never been a U.S. citizen. As the November election nears, he is still listed as an active voter in Wilson County, North Carolina. Given his past, it’s not likely he will try again, but his experience does strengthen an argument of voter integrity advocates: Some local rolls haven’t been cleansed of illegitimate voters, creating opportunities for fraudulent ballots to be cast. Landeros-Mireles isn’t alone. Federal prosecutors charged 17 other people with illegally voting as noncitizens in eastern North Carolina
mural painted on Brooklyn street 16 replies
The writing’s on the wall—er, road. Fed-up New Yorkers painted a massive stretch of Brooklyn blacktop with the yellow message “F–k Cuomo and de Blasio” over the weekend in the vein of Hizzoner’s “Black Lives Matter” art, only for the city to quickly scrub the statement. The not-so-subtle shout-out to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio went up around 1 a.m. Saturday on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street in Williamsburg, during the waning hours of an annual block party which this year doubled as a “small business owner protest,” one attendee told
‘laughing homeless man throws
metal clamps onto the tracks’ 11 replies
Police in New York have arrested a homeless man who placed metal clamps on subway tracks and watched, laughing, as a train derailed, injuring three people. The incident occurred in the West Village, as the uptown A train was entering the 14th St—Eighth Avenue station at 8:17 am. The homeless man had found a pile of tie plates, which are normally used to secure the train tracks to the foundations, on a pile of construction materials at the 14th St. station, police sources told the New York Daily News. He took the plates and put them on the tracks before the train came
amid devastating wildfire season 14 replies
At least six men in Oregon have been accused of intentionally setting blazes during the state’s devastating wildfire season, according to a report. There is no evidence that the suspects were motivated by politics, despite conspiracies that such an animus has fueled the fires that have burned more than a million acres, Oregon Lives reported. Instead, some of the blazes were attributed to petty beef, relationship troubles and enjoying the “smell of smoke,” officials said. One of the alleged arsonists, Jedediah Ezekiel Fulton, 39, was discovered setting fires July 28 in the woods outside Glide after he became upset with a member of a local
mail-in voting is a crime 18 replies
Mason, Mich.—A Michigan resident’s apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official. The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, “Place mail in ballots here.” Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, filed a complaint with police over the display, saying it could mislead people who aren’t familiar with the voting system. “It is a felony to take illegal possession of an absentee ballot,” Byrum said Friday. “Elections in this country are to be taken seriously and there are many people who are voting by mail for the first time
the spread of violent crime
across Minneapolis this summer 10 replies
Violent crime has surged to record highs across Minneapolis this year, rising in more prosperous neighborhoods that typically experience few such incidents while continuing to exact the heaviest toll in the city’s poor, ethnically diverse areas. Through last week, the city had logged 3,674 violent crimes—defined as homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults—up 17% from the previous five-year average for this period, according to a Star Tribune analysis of police statistics. City Council members, who have gained national attention for their calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department, last week shifted focus and pressed Chief Medaria Arradondo to address crime in their wards.
BLM activist and spokesman for
family of man killed by cops
admits posing as a black person 26 replies
A community activist who campaigned for racial justice has outed herself as a race faker after posing as a black person for years despite being white.
Satchuel Cole, born Jennifer Lynn Benton, admitted in a Facebook post to having ‘taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white’. The activist, from Indianapolis, was a member of the Indy10 Black Lives Matter group and in 2017 acted as a spokesperson for the family of Aaron Bailey, who was shot and killed by police following a traffic stop in June 2017. Cole—who uses the pronouns they and them—is just the latest