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    A New York City EMT was stabbed to death while rendering aid to a patient in Queens on Thursday as crime in the Big Apple continues to spiral out of control. Police say the 61-year-old medic was rendering aid to a patient in the Astoria neighborhood at around 2.30pm, when an emotionally disturbed relative of the patient stabbed her multiple times in the neck. The EMS lieutenant, who has worked for the Fire Department of New York for more than 20 years, was then rushed to Mount Sinai Queens, where she was pronounced dead at 3.06pm. Police were seen remaining on the scene of 20th Avenue near 41st Street Thursday afternoon as they reportedly took a suspect into custody. In a tweet, Mayor Eric Adams' press secretary, Fabien Levy, said the mayor has been 'initially briefed' on the stabbing and 'is enroute to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Queens.'  A 61-year-old EMS lieutenant was stabbed while rendering aid to a patient in Queens Authorities say the incident happened at around 2.30pm in the Astoria neighborhood Police say the woman was killed by...
    Michael Glasser, the president of the Police Association of New Orleans, told WWL-TV, "That's what has to happen for now at least, until we can hire more people, train more people and stop the attrition, so we stop shrinking." LIVE: NOPD update on getting more officers on the streets youtu.be In hopes of luring more talent into the NOPD, applicants' questionable pasts will now be glossed over and their futures prospectively sweetened. Previous hiring criteria that may have prevented past applicants from being considered are being dropped. Applicants with noted drug histories and low credit scores will now be admissible. Those who join the force as well as those who remain on it can expect pay raises, hiring or retention bonuses, and student loan assistance. Additionally, the city is advocating for the coverage of all health care costs for officers as well as for bringing back the take-home car policy. The salary for recruit candidates starts at $40,391 and rises to $56,566 per year. Those with a bachelor's degree can qualify for a higher starting...
    New Orleans Police Department have resorted to hiring civilians to do detective work among other tasks as cops struggle to keep up with crime rates that have marked the city as the murder capital of the US. The city is facing a shortage of officers amid the spike in crime, which has forced authorities to relax hiring requirements and take on civilians to assist with service calls and administrative tasks. Police officials announced that police presence is no longer required for issues such as forgery calls, medical calls, certain theft cases, lost animals and auto accidents on private property, leaving civilians to deal with them. NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced the changes on Tuesday, and also indicated the department changed hiring policies around credit score and marijuana use to help beef up the force. 'My message to you - to those of you may have been disqualified in the past, I'm urging you to resubmit your application because some of our hiring criteria has changed,' said Ferguson. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson, center, spoke about the new plan for...
    New Orleans overtook St. Louis as the US murder capital in the first half of this year, as the city struggles with its lowest police staffing level in modern history amid a crisis of officer morale.  In the first six months of 2022, New Orleans recorded 41 murders per 100,000 population, a higher homicide rate than any other US city, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association.  By comparison, the first-half murder rate per 100,000 was 11.5 in Chicago, 4.8 in Los Angeles and 2.4 in New York City. In New Orleans, the homicide rate has soared 141 percent compared with 2019, while shootings are up 100 percent, carjackings up 210 percent and armed robberies up 25 percent, according to the city's Metropolitan Crime Commission. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell arrives by horseback for the Krewe of Zulu roll in March. The city now has the highest murder rate in the US, according to a new analysis In New Orleans, the homicide rate has soared 141 percent compared with 2019, while shootings are up 100 percent,...
    A 26-year-old woman was found dead in the backseat of her car in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO early Monday morning under mysterious circumstances.  The woman was identified as Juliana Malave, of West 24th Street in Brooklyn, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com on Tuesday. Early Monday morning, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman around 7 a.m. in the vicinity of Adams Street and York Street. Malave was found in the backseat of the parked vehicle when emergency personnel arrived. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A 32-year-old man had told police he was in the car with Malave, but that he had left her and, when he returned, he said the woman was unresponsive, a report said. The woman was identified as Juliana Malave, 26, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com on Tuesday  Police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman, who was in the backseat of the vehicle that was parked in the vicinity of Adams Street and York Street in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of...
    Video shows the moment pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed outside a famed Catholic church in New York City, resulting in several arrests. The demonstrators were taken into custody Saturday outside The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan. Footage shows the pro-choice protesters screaming 'tell those Nazis to come out' from the church gates. They also shouted at parishioners trying to enter the church.  NYPD said it could not immediately confirm the number of individuals arrested, but Fox News reported at least five were taken into custody. It is unclear what they were charged with. The church has seen several demonstrations in recent months as frustrated Americans respond to the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had federally protected abortion rights in the US. Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters clashed outside a famed Catholic church in New York City on Saturday, resulting in several arrests The demonstrators were taken into custody Saturday outside The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in lower Manhattan Footage shows the pro-choice protesters screaming 'tell those Nazis to come out' the church gates....
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams said New Yorkers want more police on the streets to help combat the sweeping crime wave that has seen murders and violent crimes up 40% compared to last year.  'Public safety and the criminal justice system includes police and when I go to my communities of color, and I’ve never heard them, never, heard them say: "Eric we want less police." Never,' Adams said on the Tavis Smiley radio show Tuesday. Major crimes in NYC have risen approximately 37%, according to NYPD data, an increase that has been mainly boosted by grand larcenies, robberies and auto thefts. Adams indicated he won't be entertaining calls to decrease the number of cops in the city, but will discourage 'heavy-handed' policing from NYPD officers. Police officers are part of the mayor's 'public safety apparatus,' he said, adding: 'You can't remove police from this equation,' which includes dealing with the issues around homelessness and improving the school system.  He added that he doesn't plan to stop talking about the crime in the Big Apple anytime soon, and said...
    Brooke Jenkins, 40, is the new San Francisco DA San Francisco's new no-nonsense DA Brooke Jenkins wants to give police access to private surveillance cameras in homes and businesses in an effort to crackdown on open-air drug markets and theft.  In a drastic shift from her woke predecessor Chesa Boudin, Jenkins - who took office on Friday - wants to expand the current access that police forces have and allow them to tap into the cameras to monitor the crimes in real-time.  It is part of her widespread crack down on crime in the city, which she says has succumb to lawlessness in the name of criminal justice reform.  Jenkins, 40, was sworn in by Mayor London Breed last week. She has not yet run for the job and will have to campaign in November, likely against Boudin.  Currently, police departments are able to access the cameras in situations when there is deemed to be a serious risk of physical injury or death.  Under the new rules that Jenkins is proposing, they could monitor the cameras to tackle pettier crimes...
    A 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in the stomach on a subway platform in New York City, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD). The tragic incident happened Saturday at around 3:00 p.m. on the northbound 1 train platform at 137th Street City-College Station in Hamilton Heights in West Harlem. Ethan Reyes, who rapped under the name Notti Osama, was taken to the hospital but was pronounced deceased, the New York Daily News reported. Authorities say the victim and the 15-year-old suspect knew each other prior to the stabbing and were arguing on the street before their dispute turned fatal inside the subway station, according to NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox. He later mentioned that the attack was not random. A 14-year-old boy fatally stabbed on a Manhattan subway platform was an aspiring drill rapper, a genre of hip hop that a grieving relative believes played a tragic role in his death.https://t.co/FiSsxSmNqF — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 10, 2022 Authorities found a knife and what they believe to be a broomstick at the scene of the crime, CBS New York...
    Donny Ubiera, 32, randomly stabbed two men in back-to-back incidents over the course of the weekend just after being released from jail on Thursday A man was arrested in Queens after going on a slashing spree, wounding two people on New York City's subway system in as many days, just a day after being detained and let go from jail for carrying a knife. Donny Ubiera, 32, randomly stabbed two commuters on Friday and Saturday while riding on a Flushing-to-Times Square 7-line subway train, the NYPDs said in a press release. One of the victims was stabbed in the face, while the other sustained neck injuries. Ubiera had just been released from jail on Thursday after being arrested just a day before for allegedly refusing to put a knife away in front of police, who had ordered him to do so. He initially waved the weapon at them and tried to flee with it. Police said that Ubiera had been ran in trouble with the law at least 19 times before last week's stabbings, including three previous arrests in 2022.      ...
    Never let it be said that America refuses to do anything about the continued brutal murders of our nation's children by weapons designed for warfare. The first real consequence, aside from the lifelong physical and mental trauma inflicted on the survivors, the families of victims, and the entire town of Uvalde, Texas, has made itself known: Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Peter Arredondo's swearing-in ceremony for his newly won position on the City Council was to take place on Tuesday, but will be temporarily postponed due to the town's need to focus on nearly two dozen memorial ceremonies, continued law enforcement investigations, press events, and other duties thrust upon it after 19 elementary school children and two teachers were murdered by a disgruntled teenager with two newly purchased AR-15s. Arredondo will still take his seat on the council, mind you. He was elected to a City Council seat earlier in the month, having swamped his opposition by gaining 126 total votes. For any grade-schoolers studying fractions on our site today, that is roughly six votes per murdered...
    Steven Mendez, 17, was set free on Tuesday after Bronx Supreme Court Justice Naita Semaj-Williams dismissed his indictment A teen gang member who allegedly shot and killed a Bronx college student just five months after he was released on charges of armed robbery has been freed once again - with the judge accusing prosecutors of 'improperly' identifying him as the killer. Steven Mendez, 17, was set free on Tuesday after Bronx Supreme Court Justice Naita Semaj-Williams dismissed his indictment. In a decision obtained by DailyMail.com, the judge said the proceedings were 'impaired' because detectives used surveillance footage to positively identify Mendez as the killer without giving the jury a chance to come to its own conclusions. On October 24, Mendez and his friends were looking for payback after a member of their gang was beaten, the New York Post reports.  Mendez - who was on probation - shot 21-year-old Saikou Koma in the head in a case of mistaken identity, source said. The killing came five months after Mendez was freed for a robbery that ended with the victim shot in the leg....
    Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images “That’s not the guy,” a source told Rocco Parascandola when showed a photo of a young man rumored to be the shooter who opened fire in a Brooklyn subway car this week, leaving at least 30 people injured. The case of mistaken identity was just one piece of misinformation flying around newsrooms and police departments during the frantic 29-hour search for Frank James, who was eventually found on an East Village block and arrested without incident. The 62-year-old has since been charged with carrying out a terrorist attack on a mass transit system. Parascandola, my guest on The Interview podcast this week, is the police bureau chief for the New York Daily News. He has been covering the city for decades, first for the New York Post, and now for its rival. Since 2009 he’s served as police bureau chief, covering crime and criminal justice from the shack inside NYPD headquarters downtown. I used to work under Parascandola when I was starting out as a night reporter covering crime in the city for the Daily...
    (CNN)All of America is witnessing a high level of violence, not just New York, Mayor Eric Adams told CNN on Tuesday."We're facing is a problem that is hitting our entire nation right now and that is why this is a national response," Adams told CNN's Dana Bash. "We need a national response to this issue."During Tuesday morning's rush hour, a male passenger put on a gas mask, deployed a gas canister and began shooting at commuters as a train pulled into a Brooklyn subway station, wounding 10 people. More than a dozen others were injured as people tried to escape from the gunman.Speaking to CNN, Adams once again touted NYC has seized 1,800 guns -- about 10% of which were ghost guns -- in the first three and a half months into his administration."This is a real herculean task and our police department is responding to every day," the mayor said. "As I stated over and over again, there are many rivers that feed the sea of violence in our city and in our country. Let's dam each one of...
    A SUSPECTED shooter accused of targeting the homeless in a spate of attacks in Washington DC and New York has been arrested. The suspect was taken into custody in Washington DC early on Tuesday morning. 1A suspected shooter accused of targeting the homeless in Washington DC and New York City has been arrestedCredit: Metropolitan Police Department He's being quizzed at the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch. Cops have not identified the suspect and he has not been charged. The arrest came just hours after cops appealed for more information. Extra pictures of the suspect were released and officers offered a $55,000 reward that leads to his conviction. Five homeless people have been shot in Washington DC and New York City – two were killed. The attacks in New York happened last weekend and the latest victim – a 43-year-old man – was found dead in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. New York City police said they have CCTV footage of the suspect fleeing the scene. Most read in The US SunFAMILY PAYMENTS Automatic monthly $250 payments could be sent...
    Nearly every single police precinct in New York City has seen spikes in crime this year - including five in which the rate has doubled, new data from the New York Police Department show. 'No neighborhood is safe,' one Brooklyn cop told The New York Post on Tuesday, offering a grim forecast for the future of the crime-ravaged city.  'At this rate, we will lose the city by St. Patrick's Day.' According to recently released statistics, 72 of the five boroughs' 77 precincts saw an increase in crime this year when compared to the same period in 2021, with only three recording a marginal decrease in criminal offenses.     Two precincts, including the one covering the city's scenic Central Park, recorded no change at all - a statistic that may be misleading due to the area's low crime rate when compared to areas that are actually populated. 'Only the squirrels are safe,' another anonymous cop joked to The Post Tuesday. 'Tourists will never come back.' Nearly every single police precinct in New York City has seen spikes in crime so...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New numbers from the NYPD show overall crime was up 38.5% in January when compared to last year. This comes as the mayor, governor, and even President Joe Biden vow to double down on efforts to address gun violence. READ MORE: Mayor Denies Dutch City Will Dismantle Historic Bridge For Jeff Bezos' YachtCBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas talked to residents about the lingering impact in the communities. NYPD officers are now regulars at the intersection of East 198th Street and Valentine Avenue in the Bronx, where a baby was struck by a stray bullet last month. At the corner deli, a Crimestoppers reward poster hung on the door. Across, the street, remnants of crime scene tape. It only begins to tell the story. “The guns are ridiculous. But really, in the Bronx, we need more policing,” said Bronx resident Bridgett Carter. “In August, a gun was pointed to my face at the discount [store] on the corner,” said Bronx resident Tania Cordero. Last month alone, there were 100 shooting incidents across the city, with three dozen victims – the...
    Two men were busted for allegedly trying to carjack an off-duty New York City police officer – triggering a wild gun fight with cops Tuesday in Queens, officials said. Chad Collie, 19, and Jayare Robinson, 18, were arraigned Thursday in Queens Criminal Court on first-degree attempted murder and other charges after the attempted car heist that left an officer wounded. NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Mayor Eric Adams give a press conference Feb. 1 at Jamaica Hospital after an officer was shot in the shoulder during at attempted carjacking. The victim was the sixth officer shot in the city this year. (NYPD) "This was a brazen carjacking attempt that all too easily could have ended in yet another tragedy for NYPD and all New Yorkers," said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement. "This blatant disregard for human life must be answered with certain justice." Six New York City police officers have been shot so far this year – including detectives Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora who died from their injuries. IN GUT-WRENCHING EULOGY, JASON RIVERA'S WIDOW SAYS...
    A New York City actress was let go from her theater company after ranting about street closures during the funeral for an NYPD police officer who was shot in the line of duty.  Jacqueline Guzman, who has no relation to the reporter, was released Face to Face Films theater company after ranting in a now-deleted TikTok about 'shutting down most of Lower Manhattan' for 22-year-old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera's funeral on Friday.  'We do not need to shut down most of Lower Manhattan because one cop died for probably doing his job incorrectly,' she says in the video.  'They kill people who are under 22 every single day for no good reason and we don't shut down the city for them.'  She then pans the camera to the streets, which show ambulances and cop cars blocking off the streets of New York.  Thousands of officers flooded into city for the funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Midtown. Rivera and his partner Wilbert Mora, 27, were shot dead in East Harlem while responding to a domestic call earlier this month. 'This...
    An artist poured fake blood outside Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office to protest the newly-elected DA's 'woke policies' as the Big Apple is racked by a spike in crime and violence. Scott Lobaido was recorded on camera Tuesday outside Bragg's office in downtown Manhattan splashing stage blood on a pink toddler's coat, a pair of girl's footwear, and a police officer's hat displayed on the sidewalk.  'This is the blood of the innocent people of New York City getting slaughtered because of DA Bragg,' Lobaido, a self-proclaimed patriot activist and artist, said as he poured the fake blood.   'Eleven-month-old girl shot in the face because of woke criminal-loving district attorneys like Alvin Bragg!' he said, in reference to a January 19 incident in which a baby girl was struck by a bullet during a shooting in the Bronx.  The staged protest featured symbolical items which represented the most recent victims of a staggering rise in violence in New York City, which has been widely blamed on Bragg's 'bail-reducing, woke policies.' The shoes Lobaido displayed on the sidewalk seemingly represented a Deloitte consultant...
    In the summer of 2021, then Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams—a retired NYPD captain and gadfly within the department who’d won a narrow victory in a crowded field on a promise to reform the police while re-establishing “public safety as the prerequisite to prosperity”—proclaimed himself “the new face of the Democratic Party.” By the time Mayor Adams received his first paycheck in January—converting it into crypto in fulfillment of a sideshow promise he just happened to make right after quietly flying to Puerto Rico on a crypto billionaire’s private jet (he’s said he paid his own way but won’t release the receipts “as a matter of policy”)—violent crime was the dominant issue in New York City. And violent crime may well prove the defining issue in the 2022 midterms for Democrats, who are holding their breath to see if New York City’s new mayor can live up to his big promises, fast. In the city so far this January, Adams’ first month in office, five police officers have been shot and two of them killed; three people have been shoved...
    (CNN)A domestic disturbance call in Harlem on Friday that resulted in shots fired -- leaving a police officer and the gunman dead and another officer in critical condition -- has dramatically changed the tenor of policing in New York City over the course of just a few days. Now, as officials enact plans to stem violent crime and illegal gun ownership, the city is preparing for the return of plainclothes units that had been disbanded nearly two years earlier. Mayor Eric Adams, a former New York Police Department captain who began his term less than four weeks ago, touted his law and order experience during the election campaign. Now, lawlessness has become his biggest immediate challenge following a spate of high-profile attacks on residents and police alike. Eric Adams has been mayor of NYC for 24 days. Hes already at a crossroadsFive NYPD officers have been shot since New Year's, police officials said, and attacks at subway stations -- with people being pushed onto the tracks -- has transportation officials warning riders to stay away from the edge of platforms....
    (CNN)The former New York Police Department captain now running the city, who won the job on a law-and-order message, acknowledged on Tuesday that many New Yorkers do not feel safe in the subways.Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat who two weeks ago took over the city's top job, made the remarks two days after assuring residents that the subway system is safe and that "fighting the perception of fear" is one of its biggest hurdles. Crime in the sprawling transit system has emerged as a major test for the new administration after 40-year-old Michelle Alyssa Go died Saturday when she was pushed onto the tracks of an oncoming train at the busy Times Square-42nd Street subway station."What our battle is in the subway system is fighting the perception of fear that cases like this can happen," Adams told CNN affiliate NY1 on Sunday. NYPD make arrest in connection to the death of a woman who was pushed in front of a trainOn Tuesday, however, Adams changed his tune, saying he personally shares New Yorkers' anxieties "when I'm moving throughout our transportation...
    (CNN)A good Samaritan died on New Year's Day while trying to help a man who fell onto subway tracks during a gang assault in New York City.At around 2:40 a.m., the assault victim -- a 38-year-old male -- was approached by several individuals on the southbound B/D train platform in the Fordham Road subway station in the Bronx, the New York City Police Department said in a statement.The gang "displayed a knife and began assaulting him" and at some point the assault victim fell onto the subway tracks, according to police. It is unclear if he fell or if he was pushed.The 36-year-old witness went down to the tracks to help the victim, but was "subsequently struck by the oncoming train, causing his death," police said.The train didn't strike the assault victim, according to police, but he was treated and released by a local hospital for a fractured arm.Read MorePolice said the suspected gang left the station in unknown directions, and have released surveillance photos from the scene in an effort to identify anyone who may have witnessed the incident,...
    Newly sworn-in mayor Eric Adams has hit back at New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for misconstruing comments he made Tuesday about 'low-skilled' workers, accusing the liberal congresswoman of being the 'words police.'   Speaking on CNBC's morning talk program Squawk Box on Wednesday, the new mayor was asked to respond to a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez where the ex-waitress criticized Adams' comments. During a press conference Tuesday, the newly crowned mayor pushed for businesses to get employees back into the office amid the city's recent COVID surge for the sake of their fellow New Yorkers and the city's economy.   'My low-skilled workers, my cooks, my dishwashers, my messengers, my shoe-shine people, those who work at Dunkin' Donuts - they don't have the academic skills to sit in the corner office,' Adams said during the conference, fighting for the city to stay open.  In response Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: 'The suggestion that any job is "low skill" is a myth perpetuated by wealthy interests to justify inhumane working conditions, little/no healthcare, and low wages.' 'Plus being a waitress has made me and many others *better* at our...
    New York City's new mayor took charge on Saturday but the city's crime wave appears to be continuing into 2022 with a woman in her 40s the first person of the year to be stabbed to death, in the borough of Queens, on Saturday night.  The woman, who has not been identified was found lying on the sidewalk in Astoria just before 9pm. She had been stabbed multiple times.   The woman died at Astoria General Hospital with the circumstances surrounding the death 'a mystery.' No witnesses or suspects have been identified in the killing.  A woman was found stabbed to death near a diner in Queens on New Year's Day, making it the first known murder of 2022 The murder happened around 9pm near 21st Street and Broadway by the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria Crime scene tape is seen spread across are where the woman's body was found  The woman was found with multiple stab wounds on the street at 21st Street and Broadway in Astoria The woman was taken to hospital in cardiac arrest where she later died  The...
    Incoming New York City Comptroller Brad Lander will have an NYPD security detail even though he advocates defunding the police, according to a report. After demonstrations erupted across the county over the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop, Lander penned an open letter to his constituents in June 2020, titled, "My commitment to defund the NYPD," the New York Post reported. The memo called for slashing the department's budget by $1 billion. Brad Lander speaks during an interview in New York Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Lander is a progressive politician and has been described as "one of the most left-leaning politicians in the city" by Politico. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Lander praised Minneapolis after its City Council voted to replace the police department with the "Department of Public Safety." Voters later defeated the controversial proposal. Lander, an outgoing Brooklyn Democratic councilman, said in June that he was disturbed that the city's annual spending bill increased the NYPD budget by nearly $200 million and expanded the number of cops and corrections...
    Two New York City business owners spoke out against the Big Apple’s vaccine mandates for kids on Wednesday during an appearance on "Fox & Friends," arguing that businesses are suffering as a result of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new requirements.   "The bars and restaurants, the hospitality industry, is not the vaccine police for the mayor," said NYC Festival Cafe owner Tyler Hollinger. "We are not being compensated in any way, shape, or form—and the real victims here are the businesses." Hollinger said that it is "insane" for businesses to be expected to kick children and families out of establishments, especially during the holiday season, when tourists pay exorbitant prices for travel and lodging to stay in the city.  NEW YORK POLICE ARREST 5 AMID COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE PROTEST AT BURGER KING Jeremy Wladis, President of the Restaurant Group, said that businesses that do not cooperate could be fined and ultimately closed. He called some of the policies in place were "unfair" and "ridiculous," and essentially forced stores to be their own bouncers and doormen.  Mayor of New York...
    Nassau County Police Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell will be the first woman and third black person to lead the New York Police Department, Mayor-Elect Eric Adams announced Tuesday. Sewell “is a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve,” Adams told the New York Post. Adams promised to appoint a woman to the role during his mayoral campaign “because it’s time to break that glass ceiling.” Keechant Sewell, the Nassau County chief of detectives, will become New York City’s first female police commissioner. Her appointment was seen as one of the most important decisions for Eric Adams, the incoming mayor, as he fills out his administration. https://t.co/geRlhpYUlN pic.twitter.com/zUZuI4wZti — The New York Times (@nytimes) December 15, 2021 Adams called his choice of Sewell, who has led 351 officers for the last 15 months, a “gut choice,” according to the NYP. Sewell grew up in Queens and has spent 25 years on the force. (RELATED: ‘We’re Not Going To Surrender’: Incoming NYC Mayor Makes...
    Surveillance footage shows the dramatic moment a ‘career criminal’ opens fire on two New York City police officers who were responding Wednesday to a call in the Bronx of a man with a gun. Officers Alejandra Jacobs and Robert Holmes approach the alleged shooter, who is sitting on a stoop in in the Bronx, at about 8 p.m, the video shows. The 23-year-old suspect, who hasn't been charged, allegedly opened fire with a Ruger handgun. Holmes is shown in the footage wrestling him to the ground as Jacobs returns fire, discharging five shots. CAREER CRIMINAL ACCUSED OF SHOOTING TWO NYPD OFFICERS Holmes was struck in the armpit and Jacobs took two bullets to her arm, according to police. The alleged perpetrator was hit three times but is expected to survive. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Wednesday that the suspect is a "career criminal with far too many arrests," as he lauded the officers for their bravery. Stolen gun alleged use in shooting of two cops in Bronx (DCPI) The firearm used in the shooting was...
    New York City has elected black former policeman Eric Adams as mayor, making the Democrat the next leader of America's biggest city.  The result was called by Associated Press shortly after the polls closed at 9pm Eastern Time.  The centrist Democrat trounced Republican rival and volunteer crime fighter Curtis Sliwa in the liberal-voting bastion to become just the second African American to lead the Big Apple. Sliwa, who founded the vigilante group Guardian Angels, showed up to vote on Tuesday with his cat - one of 17 he owns. He has made animal welfare a pillar of his campaign. The cat was denied entry to the polling station, but a poll worker held the animal while Sliwa went inside.  Democratic Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams arrived at PS 81 in Brooklyn to cast his vote Adams is facing Republican Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa in the race New York mayor is often described as the most difficult job in the United States after president. A victory for Adams caps a remarkable rise for someone who was born in poverty in Brooklyn and...
    (CNN)It's a sunny afternoon in San Francisco, and an agitated woman is screaming in the middle of the street, urgently pleading for help rescuing her daughter and granddaughter from a locked building on the corner of a busy intersection. She's stopping traffic; saying she's convinced they are going to die. These mental health crises ended in fatal police encounters. Behavioral health clinician Shari Lachin sees her and within seconds approaches the woman in distress, immediately engaging with her and attempting to deescalate the situation. "Ma'am, let's get out of the street and get safe," Lachin says in a sweet, calming voice. "This must be so scary for you. We're here now and we're going to try and figure this out to help support you."When the woman says she's hungry, Lachin's colleague brings her a meal from McDonald's. A quick diagnostic assessment confirms she's suffering from psychotic delusions — including this particular one about her family being trapped.Soon, they're assisting her into the back of their van, and within 45 minutes she's voluntarily checking herself into a psychiatric urgent care facility....
    America’s crime pandemic saw a 30% homicide surge in 2020, the biggest in history. Almost 10,000 homicide victims were black — 53% of all victims despite constituting only 13% of the U.S.  population. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) Marxists’ program of defunding, demonizing and dismantling the police has emboldened criminals and caused police to pull back. Joe Biden’s gun violence prevention plan received attention for targeting “rogue” gun dealers instead of the thugs who actually do the shooting. This is nonsense. Of course, anyone engaging in illegal gun sales must be held accountable, but our real problem isn’t guns — it is crime and criminals. Criminals will always find ways to get their hands on guns — through theft or the black market. The question is how to deter them from using guns to commit crime. Lacking internalized moral values and self-control, criminals are only deterred by knowing that if arrested, consequences will be certain, swift and appropriately severe. Biden’s plan denies this reality. Less noticed was Biden’s proclamation that “gun violence is a public health crisis,” including his proposal for...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A series of new laws took effect Friday in Maryland, including environmental regulations, police reforms and new rules governing elections. Below is a breakdown of some of the law changes:Environmental LawsREAD MORE: Baltimore Area Toyota Dealers To Donate $500 To Kennedy Krieger Institute For Each Ravens TouchdownOn the environmental front, it is now illegal for Maryland residents ages 13 and older and organizations to intentionally release balloons into the sky, even if the deed is aimed at honoring someone. Besides that, Baltimore’s ban on single-use plastic bags is now in effect. As part of that measure, businesses located within the city are now required to charge at least five cents for alternative bags such as totes and paper bags, a penny of which goes to the city. Mayor Brandon Scott said the ban is not just about making the city cleaner for current residents but for future generations as well. “I know this is a huge cultural shift for Baltimore, but I want our residents to know it can be done,” Scott said. “Our sister city in D.C....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has twice been in the top spot in law enforcement. His insight and instincts two decades ago were critical to re shaping the police department charged with keeping this city safe. He recently sat down with CBS2’s Chris Wragge. READ MORE: 9/11 20 Years Later: Looking Back On Whats Believed To Be The Largest Sea Rescue In U.S. History The terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 left six people dead. Ray Kelly was police commissioner serving under Mayor David Dinkins. Arrests in that plot were made in a matter of days – Kelly and others thought of that bombing as a one-off. So in the wake of the attacks on 9/11, the sidelines were not an option for the then former police commissioner. “Yeah, it was a total surprise. It shouldn’t have been, to us. So to have it happened, again, I felt personally violated into should not have happened the second time,” Kelly said. (credit: CBS2) Kelly had been out of the NYPD for...
    Democratic nominee and front runner for New York City Mayor Eric Adams said one of his first missions as mayor will be to lure back New Yorkers who fled the city to Florida during the COVID pandemic.   Adams, who is currently projected to win the mayoral race and would be sworn in on January 1, told the Wall Street Journal his first trip would be to Florida to bring back residents who fled the city in a mass exodus during the height of the COVID pandemic.  'On Jan. 2, 2022 I'm taking a flight to Florida, and I'm telling all those New Yorkers that live in Florida—I'm telling them, ''Bring your butt back to New York.''  Democratic nominee for Mayor Eric Adams (pictured) said one of his first missions will be to lure back New Yorkers who fled the city to Florida during the COVID pandemic An estimated 33,500 New Yorkers packed up and left the Big Apple in favor for the Sunshine State beginning in Fall 2020 to July 2021 Adams' mission might be a tall order...
    A police chief in New Hampshire quickly backtracked after a job recruitment listing on Facebook by his department offered 'qualified immunity' as one of the many 'unique' benefits of joining his Manchester force.  'The department offers many opportunities to advance and additional unique benefits including qualified immunity,' read Tuesday's recruitment post - which has since been deleted.  Allen Aldenberg, who did not write the listing, went on the social media platform hours later and took 'full responsibility' for the post. He called the mention of qualified immunity 'inappropriate.'    After publishing a job recruitment listing on Facebook Tuesday, Manchester chief of police Allen Aldenberg was forced to apologize after the department listed 'qualified immunity' as one of the many 'unique' benefits of joining the department (below) In a follow-up apology on Facebook that same day, Aldenberg said he took 'full responsibility' for the post, calling the mention of qualified immunity 'inappropriate.' But the damage had already been done. Advocates vying for police reform in New Hampshire immediately voiced their opinion online, demanding transparency and accountability from the department.   ...
    Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. A former police captain, Adams would be the city's second Black mayor if elected. He triumphed over a large field in New York's first major race to use ranked choice voting. Adams' closest vanquished rivals included former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia, who campaigned as a technocrat and proven problem-solver, and former City Hall legal advisor Maya Wiley, who had progressive support including an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Andrew Yang, the 2020 presidential candidate known for his proposed universal basic income, was an early favorite but faded in the race. Voting in the primary ended June 22. Early returns showed Adams in the lead, but New Yorkers had to wait for tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted and for rounds of tabulations done under the new ranked choice system. Under the system, voters ranked up to five...
    A man launched an unhinged attack on a line of carriage horses in Central Park, punching and kicking the defenseless animals while threatening to stab bystanders in the latest New York City violent attack, which many are blaming on mayor Bill de Blasio.    The attack took place on Monday just before noon inside Central Park near West 59th Street and Sixth Avenue, the New York Post reported.  Drivers with the Hansom cab carriage company say they saw the suspect talking to himself and washing his shirt in the horses' drinking water before he approached an 11-year-old Gypsy/Morgan cross named 'Dennis.' He began cursing at the animal before suddenly slugging the gentle creature in the face, said the drivers. 'With his wet shirt wrapped around his hand, he punched Dennis in the face!'  driver Nurettin Kirbiyik, 47, told Fox News. 'I look away, I was scared, I didn't want to look at him.' The unnamed attacker then targeted a second horse, launching a kick at it, before aiming a punch at a third horse, a 16-year-old dark brown mare named 'Mary.' Thankfully, Mary's driver Henry...
    The current leader of the undecided Democratic mayoral primary in the nation’s most populous city has a warning for his party's left flank amid calls to defund the police. Eric Adams, who’s maintaining a sizeable lead over his nearest rivals as results continue to come in from Tuesday’s mayoral primary in New York City, told reporters on Thursday that "I am the face of the new Democratic Party." ADAMS TAKES 10-POINT LEAD IN INITIAL NEW YORK CITY DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY RESULTS The president of the New York City borough of Brooklyn and a former captain in the New York City Police Department repeatedly emphasized during the closing weeks of the mayoral primary campaign that curbing the increase in crime and gun violence in the city would be his top priority if elected. And Adams pledged in a recent radio interview "to zero in on gangs and guns." Mayoral candidate Eric Adams mingles with supporters during his election night party, late Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) He also pushed backed against calls to defund...
                        Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed City Journal associate editor and author of his new book, The Last Days of New York to the newsmakers line to describe the escalating crime in New York and who’s running for mayor. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line by Seth Barron, a New York City-based reporter and editor who’s been the associate editor of City Journal for some time. He is the author of a great new book. You gotta read this. Last Days of New York. Welcome, Seth. I’ve been looking forward to talking to you for some time. Barron: Thanks, Michael. I’m glad to be here. Leahy: So New York City went through a rejuvenation when Rudy Giuliani became mayor. They had the famous broken windows policy where they cleaned up all the little small crimes in New York City and...
    Tourism bosses in Portland have taken out a full-page advert in the New York Times admitting the riot-hit city has an 'edge' - but urging visitors to come anyway.   Travel Portland - a nonprofit which oversees the Oregon city's tourism marketing - referenced reports of far-left violence in the city in the ad.  It admits that much of what has been said about Portland - whose 50-strong riot squad resigned last week - was true, and that the city, which endures nightly riots, has an 'edge.'   ‘You’ve heard a lot about us lately,’ the NYT ad begins. ‘It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us.' ‘Some of what you’ve heard about Portland is true. Some is not. What’s most important is that we’re true to ourselves.' 'There's a river that cuts through the middle of our town. It divides the east and the west. But it's bridged - over and over again. Twelve times, to be specific. And that's kind of a great metaphor for this city.' The advert goes on to highlight Portland's problems - and implies that...
    MSNBC contributor and former Obama administration appointee Brittany Packet Cunningham said in a Monday interview she faulted police for rising crime rates in New York City. “Defunding the police is not just about taking money out of an institution that continues to prove ineffective,” Cunningham said in the interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. “It’s also about refunding the people. It’s about ensuring the services that people need to ensure safe communities from the ground up are actually being funded and resourced to their full capacity. I think there are a lot of police unions and GOP operatives that would like for us to believe that this recent crime wave has everything to do with the idea of defunding the police. “Guess what, Stephanie?” Cunningham said. “The police haven’t been defunded. … So this rise in crime is not the fault of the movement. It is actually the fault of the police, and this has been our point all along. Why should we keep funding systems and institutions that keep rendering themselves ineffective?” Prior to becoming a contributor for MSNBC, Cunningham...
    MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham argued Monday that rising crime in New York City is not the fault of the Defund the Police movement but rather the police themselves. "This rise in crime is not the fault of the movement," said Cunningham, a former member of President Barack Obama's 21st Century Policing Task Force. "It's actually the fault of the police." "Why should we keep funding systems and institutions that keep rendering themselves ineffective?" she asked. To "ensure truly safe streets," Cunningham suggested further discussion of gun control, livable wages, fair housing, and education. Cunningham argued that defunding the police is not just about taking money from an institution that "continues to prove ineffective." It's also, she said, about "refunding the people."  EVOLUTION OF THE ‘DEFUND THE POLICE’ MOVEMENT: HOW HAS IT CHANGED? "I think that there are a lot of police unions and GOP operatives that would like for us to believe that this recent crime wave has everything to do with defunding the police. But guess what, Stephanie, the police haven't been defunded," she said, citing a report...
    One of the most liberal candidates in New York City's upcoming mayoral race, Maya Wiley, is surging into second place according to some polls, with progressive groups coalescing behind her.   Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams remains the one to beat, but Wiley's 'defund the police' platform is worrying some New Yorkers as the city faces a summer crime wave with random attacks on fearful residents both in the streets and on the city's subway.  In what could have been her chance to put those fears to rest, during a final debate between the candidates earlier this week, Wiley decided not to raise her hand when the candidates were asked if they would put more cops on subway cars, despite a violent rise in stabbings and attacks.  New York Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley is gaining in the latest mayoral poll  A new poll puts Adams out in front for next week's primary election but with Maya Wiley surging into second place from third. The mayoral election is set for November Earlier in her campaign, Wiley was forced to deny that...
    • In one corner, a retired police captain who vows to crack down on crime. In another, a former MSNBC contributor backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAdams, Garcia lead in NYC mayor's race: poll House Republicans introduce resolution to censure the 'squad' This week: Democrats face fractures in spending fight MORE (D-N.Y.) On June 22, one week from today, Democratic voters will select their nominee to be mayor of New York City. Their choice has national implications. It’s not just that the two top candidates in one recent poll — New York Police Department veteran Eric Adams and civil rights attorney Maya Wiley — can be slotted so neatly into the larger story of the left-versus-center struggle that is roiling the Democratic Party. The race is also a test of how voters react to rising crime rates.  Violent crime is climbing in many cities across the country, not just New York. Politically speaking, that’s something that worries Democrats and gives hope to Republicans. Put simply, voters in fear tend to turn right, not left. “Crime is an issue that works...
    (CNN)For the first few months of New York City's Democratic mayoral primary, the campaign seemed to be trundling along in search of a defining issue.Covid-19 numbers were dropping, Democrats in Washington delivered financial aid to head off a potential budget crisis and, with the outlook generally bright, the candidates' plans -- many of them crafted in painstaking detail -- blurred together as the contest, which often played out in a long series of interminable Zoom forums, took a backseat to other provincial political dramas.But as the race enters its final stretch, a series of high-profile shootings, instances of graphic street and subway violence and a rise in hate crimes -- especially against Asian Americans and Jews -- have sharpened the debate. Voters now, as they finally zero in on the contest, are listing crime as one of their leading concerns. The spike in violence has pushed visceral concerns over public safety into the spotlight and rekindled the brand of fiery rhetoric over policing that had mostly faded during more than two decades of diminished crime rates in the city.The upswing...
    Republican New York City Councilman Joe Borelli said Monday the Democrats’ defund the police "experiment" has failed and has resulted in nationwide rise in crime. During an appearance on "America Reports" Borelli said cities with "entrenched progressive governments" who have defunded the police have made their cities more dangerous. "Not one of these cities run by progressives can say that their city is safer than it was two years ago."  "You don't have to go in a time machine to think back far when a place like New York City was the model of safe and large global cities. It was literally two years ago. You can only look at the policy changes that progressive Democrats in Albany are making. We talk about hate crime. Democrats enacted bail reform. They had a choice of what they could put on the bail reform list or keep it with bail and they chose not to have hate crimes."  27 PEOPLE SHOT IN NEW YORK CITY OVER WEEKEND "There's no more taking politics out of it. When you have a progressive Democratic government governing your city it's likely going to be less safe. This is just the reality," Borelli added. Host John Roberts noted St. Louis...
    New York City mayoral candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangYang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was 'overly simplistic' are correct Ocasio-Cortez hits Yang over scrapped Eid event: 'Utterly shameful' Yang's tweet in support of Israel draws praise from conservatives MORE (D) on Thursday said “defund the police is the wrong approach for New York City,” nearly a year after the slogan became a rallying cry following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Yang made his remarks during the city’s first mayoral debate, when asked about his “concrete plans” to address the city’s public safety in his first week of office if he's elected. He said the first thing he will do as mayor is tell the police force “your city needs you.” “The first thing I’d do as mayor is go to our police force and say that 'Your city needs you. Your city needs you to do your jobs professionally, responsibly and justly.' But the police are going to be a core way for us to address the public safety concerns that so many New...