out of downtown office spaces because
ongoing BLM protests have made the area
‘unsafe’—with reports of widespread
vandalism and ‘workers being attacked’ 8 replies
A number of companies based in downtown Portland are set to vacate or sell their offices because on-going protests in the city against police brutality have led to ‘unsafe’ conditions in the area, reports suggest. Activists have taken to the city streets for the last 82 consecutive nights to demonstrate under the banner of Black Lives Matter, but some of the rallies have descended into chaos, resulting in violent clashes with police or widespread acts of vandalism. Standard Insurance, whose headquarters at 900 SW 5th Avenue is a key part of downtown Portland’s cityscape, have removed the last of their 2,100 employees
staff of 14 amid NYC budget crisis 4 replies
There’s no money for regular trash pickups or to maintain city parks, but Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife enjoys a 14-member staff—including a $70,000 videographer who captured her baking cookies during the pandemic. Some of the Chirlane McCray staffers, who cost city taxpayers a combined $2 million a year, work for the first lady’s $1.25 billion mental health initiative ThriveNYC, which has come under fire for its lack of metrics.(Snip) “How much taxpayer money will the mayor’s wife pilfer before leaving office? How can she sleep at night hiring these hacks knowing so many other city workers are facing layoffs
selling defense secrets to China 6 replies
A veteran CIA officer and former FBI linguist was charged Monday with selling U.S. defense secrets and the identities of CIA officers to China in exchange for cash and expensive gifts, including a new set of golf clubs.
Federal authorities say Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, of Honolulu, had become a “compromised asset” of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) as early as 2001. The FBI criminal complaint unsealed Monday indicates the case could potentially be very damaging based on the description of secret documents and other data sent to China.(Snip) Mr. Ma, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Hong Kong,
wanted for questioning in death of
1-year-old boy killed in Brooklyn 5 replies
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—The NYPD released surveillance images Monday of three men wanted for questioning in connection with the July shooting death of a 1-year-old boy. Davell Gardner was in his stroller at a family barbecue on July 12 when a bullet struck him in the stomach, police said. Three men were also injured. A 36-year-old man was shot in the right leg, a 35-year-old man was shot in the groin and a 27-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Gardner’s father described the 22-month-old boy as a “loving and caring soul”
Whole Foods, Apple over weekend 14 replies
Dozens of protesters, including suspected members of the anti-fascist group Antifa, rampaged through Williamsburg over the weekend, trashing several national chain stores and spraying anti-police graffiti, according to police and sources. The rowdy mob marched through the Brooklyn neighborhood late Saturday, with police first receiving a 911 call at 8:20 p.m. about vandalism at an Apple Store on Bedford Avenue, where they found broken windows and the letters “FTP”—typically meaning “F–k the police” in this context—spray-painted on the wall, cops said.(Snip) “The irony of it is you can clearly tell that everyone on the video is white,”
safe from sea level rise. They’re not,
new data show 17 replies
Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, yet a world away from San Francisco, in an unincorporated and oft-overlooked area known as Marin City, sea level rise is rarely the first worry that comes to mind. Traditional flood maps for this predominantly Black and working-class community suggest that the area is safe until the sea-level rise reaches three feet or more. But sea level rise is a lot more complicated than just waves breaking over seawalls and beaches disappearing. Imagine the groundwater beneath your feet. As the ocean moves inland, it will push all this trapped water upward until it breaks the surface.
Tim Walz joins BLM protest at
police union leader’s home 3 replies
A Minnesota House candidate endorsed by Gov. Tim Walz and Rep. Ilhan Omar was captured screaming profanities at a Black Lives Matter protest outside of the home of Minneapolis police union President Bob Kroll on Saturday.
John Thompson, who last week won his primary for House District 67A in St. Paul, later apologized for his “inflammatory rhetoric” after he was seen in two videos wearing a “Bob KKKroll Must Go!” T-shirt and delivering a profane rant about White people as more than 100 people gathered outside Mr. Kroll’s home in Hugo, the Star Tribune reported. “You all got the grand wizard living
assaulting officer at Cal Anderson Park 1 reply
Seattle—Two people were arrested and four officers were injured Saturday afternoon at Cal Anderson Park, according to a blotter post. Police said they responded around 4:30 p.m. to reports of a man breaking windows near 11th Avenue and East Olive Street. Officers responded and found the man in the park. When officers tried to talk to him, a crowd surrounded them as they took the suspect out of the park, according to a blotter post. Police said the suspect then collapsed on the ground. Medical aid was brought to the scene. While medics were assisting the man, a different man, who police
as a ‘fool’ who ruined NYC 7 replies
President Trump on Monday ripped Mayor Bill de Blasio as a “communist” and a “fool” who’s transformed the Big Apple into a lawless city of homelessness and violent crime. “He’s a socialist, communist, maybe he’s a fool,” the president said in an interview on “Fox & Friends.” “He got rid of some of the most talented policemen that there are in the world. And that includes looking for very bad things beyond New York.” Trump pointed to the surge in gun violence the city has grappled with since the NYPD dismantled its anti-crime unit.(Snip) “Look at the shootings,” Trump continued. “When I left New York
Central Terminal shooting 6 replies
A suspect has been arrested for shooting and wounding inside Grand Central Terminal a man he first encountered in Queens, police said Monday. Tearance Crumpty, 26, was nabbed Sunday afternoon at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, in Flushing, after the NYPD got a tip where he was.(Snip) The victim, who was treated at Bellevue Hospital, said he was involved in a bizarre encounter with the suspect. He boarded the No. 7 train at the 111th station in Queens and sat down next to the suspect in the front car.
“What’s happening?” Crumpty asked the victim after tapping him on the arm,
after making him crash truck: video 20 replies
A mob of Portland Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants forced a white man to crash his truck, then punched and kicked him unconscious, disturbing footage shows. A series of clips on social media shows the victim being surrounded in his white truck at 10:30 p.m. Sunday as others attacked his wife, who was punched and even tackled to the ground during the violent melee. “He didn’t do nothing!” someone could be heard calling as others punched the driver as he sat in his truck, which was also repeatedly kicked. The unidentified driver eventually sped off, with the mob chasing him
while arresting alleged robber 5 replies
Hoboken, NJ—Two Hoboken police officers were injured early Sunday when they arrested an alleged robber, officials said. A man and a woman were in a car near River and 2nd Street just after midnight when Gerard Fleetwood, a 36-year-old Jersey City man, allegedly got in the car and took the woman’s phone, police said. The male victim chased Fleetwood, but stopped when the Jersey City man allegedly pulled out a knife.(Snip) Fleetwood allegedly resisted arrest, police said. As officers wrestled him to the ground, a second knife fell out of his pocket. The Jersey City man allegedly refused to get out