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10-year-old New York City boy killed by gunman who shot into home during family BBQ

A 10-year-old New York City boy visiting family for a barbecue was fatally shot by a gunman who opened fire outside the house in Queens over the weekend, and police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect seen on surveillance footage of the incident.

What are the details?

The New York Daily News reported that Justin Wallace, who was set to turn 11 on Tuesday, was treated by his father to a day at the beach with friends on Saturday following a year of COVID-19 lockdowns before the boy was killed that night during a family gathering. The boy’s cousin, 29-year-old Kyle Forrester, was also shot but is expected to survive.

Justin’s grieving father, Albert Wallace, told the outlet he believes the shooting is linked to a longstanding dispute between the homeowners and a neighbor over a driveway. Earlier Saturday, Forrester reportedly argued with the neighbor over parking in the shared driveway.

Albert Wallace told the outlet that he was about to leave when his sister asked him to take a look at a home maintenance issue downstairs. Justin waited upstairs, standing near the doorway of the home.

“That’s when I turned back with my son,” Albert Wallace said. “If I didn’t turn back, my son would be alive today.”

Moments later, a gunman is reportedly seen walking up to the house, shooting from the bottom of the front stoop, and then running away. Justin was shot in the torso, and Forrester was struck in the shoulder, according to ABC News.

After the shots were fired, Wallace rushed upstairs.

“I see my son laid down at the door, curled up,” Wallace recalled to the Daily News. “When I turn him over, I see this puddle of blood. And I’m saying, ‘No no no.'”

Justin was rushed to the hospital, but efforts to save him were unsuccessful.

“I tell the doctors, ‘Go back in there and pump his chest,'” a heartbroken Wallace said. “He’s too young for that.”

NYPD seek public’s help

The NYPD shared video footage showing an individual riding in a dark SUV pulling up near the home, and a gunman firing multiple rounds into the residence at 9:33 p.m. Anyone with information related to the murder of Justin Wallace is encouraged to called 800-577-TIPS.


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Vaccinated New Yorkers are asked why they’re still wearing masks outside: ‘I shouldn’t be given the privilege to not wear a mask’

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz — fresh off a video excursion in which he posed as a worker for made-up group “American Friends for Hamas” and easily convinced numerous Portland State University students to donate toward destroying Israel — set his sights on New York City and asked people vaccinated against COVID-19 why they’re still wearing masks outside.

What did they say?

One woman replied, “It feels weird not to.”

Another answered, “I just like it. I got used to it. I don’t mind wearing it.”

One guy actually told Horowitz he forgot he was wearing a mask while another masked fellow took what seemed like forever to answer the question — and then, probably wisely, replied, “No comment.”

Another woman replied to Horowitz that even though she’s vaccinated and outside, she feels compelled to stay masked up: “I feel like I have to wear it. I don’t know why, I just want to wear it.”

Yet another woman said since her friends are still wearing masks she believes she ought to as well.

“I feel like I won’t take off my mask until everybody does,” a different woman confessed.

A man in a tank top enjoying the pre-summer warmth told Horowitz that “there’s just a lot of anxieties with taking the mask off, you know, for the first time … it’s like a social anxiety at this point.”

Another guy said his desire was to “protect others, and there’s still a risk no matter what” and that continuing to wear a mask “sets a visual example.” He added that continuing to wear the mask is “a bit of a protest” and that “I shouldn’t be given the privilege to not wear a mask.”

To top it off, a woman who not only had COVID-19 and then was double vaccinated told Horowitz that her desire to continue wearing a mask stems from being “so infuriated with people who didn’t wear a mask the whole year. It’s like a display of ‘I still care.'”


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AOC’s solution to violent crime: Stop building prisons

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presented a solution for the surging rates of violent crime: Stop building prisons.

Violent crimes are up dramatically across the country. In Chicago, shootings are up 36% over last year and homicides are up 19%. In South Carolina, murders were up nearly 25% in 2020 versus 2019; the 571 murders are the highest total since the state started recording those numbers back in 1960. As of May 7, homicides in Atlanta are up approximately 60% compared to the same time period last year. A study of 34 U.S. cities discovered that homicides have spiked by 24% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same time last year and are up by 49% compared to the first quarter of 2019. In fact, 63 of the 66 largest cities in the United States experienced increases in at least one category of violent crimes in 2020.

In New York City, the murder rate skyrocketed by 47% last year, and this year it is up 17%. Last summer, when violent crime rates were soaring, AOC hypothesized that the crime rate was spiking because people were shoplifting bread.

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money so you… maybe have to… they’re put in a position… they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”

Violent crimes are still at alarming levels in New York City, where shootings are up a whopping 73% from the same time last year, robberies are up 46%, and there has been a 35% increase in grand larceny and a 20% rise in felony assault. On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez presented a solution to the daunting explosion of violent crime.

“If we want to reduce the number of people in our jails, the answer is to stop building more of them. … It’s to support communities, not throw them away,” AOC said at a press conference.

The democratic socialist continued, “Our complete gutting of support in our mental health system both in this city and across the country is absolutely correlated with both homelessness and incidents of violent crime.”

“It is not acceptable for us to use jails as garbage bins for human beings,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “We need to treat people and see them as human.”

“The answer is to make sure we actually build more hospitals, we pay organizers, we get people mental health care,” she said. “It’s to support communities, not throw them away.”

AOC’s simple fix for the overwhelming violent crime spike was lampooned by many.

Freelance journalist Zaid Jilani reacted by saying, “This is actually really wrong, many prisoners are overcrowded and antiquated, simply blocking the construction of new ones is inhumane. And you can talk all you want about just having fewer prisoners but you aren’t going to get any significant drop overnight, everyone knows that.”

National Review senior writer David Harsanyi ridiculed AOC’s proposal, “I am going to stop buying scales. It’s the only real way to lose weight.”

Daily Caller editor Cabot Phillips flipped AOC’s elementary resolution and used her own argument against her, “If we want to reduce the number of people in our hospitals, stop building more of them.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was also at the press conference and looked on as AOC proposed the idea to halt the construction of prisons.

In January, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not rule out a primary challenge against Schumer.

“I’m not playing coy or anything like that. I’m still very much in a place where I’m trying to decide what is the most effective thing I can do to help our Congress, our [political] process, and our country actually address the issues of climate change, health care, wage inequality, etc.,” AOC said.

AOC has also called for defunding the police and previously attacked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) proposal to cut nearly $1 billion from the New York City Police Department by saying it doesn’t go far enough, and “defunding police means defunding police.”

“These proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion,” AOC said last June. “This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”

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New York City set to partner with teachers union to start vaxxing kids in public schools

New York City schools have been largely shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. But now that COVID-19 vaccinations have been OK’d for adolescents, the city’s leadership has found a use for the buildings: inoculations.

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Wednesday during his daily news briefing that the city will begin a pilot program to administer vaccinations to students at public schools, the New York Post reported.

Touting that the move will “open up a world of opportunities,” de Blasio revealed that his administration planned to “reach a lot of young people quickly” by making “schools a place where kids can get vaccinated.”

“In certain schools, we’re going to pilot something very exciting,” Hizzoner declared. “We’re going to start launching in-school vaccination sites.

“We are going to reach kids everywhere and make kids much, much safer,” he continued.

According to the mayor, the city and its health department are teaming with the United Federation of Teachers.

The program will begin in four Bronx public schools and then eventually expand to the other five boroughs.

Did he say the UFT is involved?

Yes, the same massive teachers union that held the city hostage has been tapped to help get shots in kids’ arms.

It was just last summer that the UFT declared that teachers would not return to in-school instruction until every student and every staff member was tested for COVID-19, along with a list of other demands.

“Every single person — both adult and child — that is to enter an NYC school must have evidence that they do not have the COVID virus,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said at the time. “New York City must have a rigorous and intensive testing system in place. What happened in March cannot happen again.”

Since then, research has shown that schools are not serious vectors for the virus.

Months later, when the vaccine was first being administered to the public, the UFT wanted teachers given inoculation priority before returning to the classrooms. The city obliged, but still it wasn’t enough to get schools reopened.

Finally, just last month, de Blasio decided he would no longer cave to the unions and announced that all New York City schools would reopen at the beginning of the new school year and that remote learning would not be an option.

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Police unions rip ‘de Blasio flunky’ for anti-NYPD ad in her bid to become New York’s next mayor

One of the eight candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor in the June primary just launched a new ad that, the New York Post reported, ticked off one of Gotham’s most powerful groups: the New York Police Department.

Maya Wiley, a civil rights lawyer and former MSNBC contributor as well as onetime adviser to current Mayor Bill de Blasio, posted a new ad in which she goes after the NYPD for ramming into and beating so-called “peaceful protesters” during the George Floyd and other Black Lives Matter protests — many of which turned into violent riots and massive looting events. She also criticized New York leaders for allowing these NYPD violations to happen and then defending them.

The ad, narrated by Wiley, shows police clashing with protesters last spring and summer. As the footage runs, Wiley says, “They rammed into peaceful protesters, beat others to the ground, and New York’s leaders defended it. But it was an injustice to those of us who know black lives matter.”

Wiley goes on to claim in her ad that she will “transform the police” and that, as mayor, she will “be in charge, and … get it done.”

“It’s time the NYPD sees us as people who deserve to breathe,” she concludes.

Unsurprisingly, NYPD officers were less than thrilled with Wiley’s new ad, and their union leaders were not afraid to make sure the world knew exactly how their members felt.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association union President Ed Mullins said in a statement, “Maya Wiley is a de Blasio flunky and will soon be put on a shelf with other loser politicians who attempt to live off a government paycheck,” the Post reported.

Noting the spike in crime New York has seen — much like many other liberal-run cities calling for the defunding of police — Mullins added, “Sadly, her silence on the increasing violence in NYC is indicative of how out of touch she is with the city and explains why she’s losing in the polls.”

“If she truly cared, she would stop self-promoting and start screaming about the gun violence taking the lives of young African American males on the streets of NYC,” Mullins said.

The Detectives’ Endowment Association union President Paul DiGiacomo went after Wiley’s claim that the protesters were somehow “peaceful.”

“Maybe Maya Wiley wasn’t paying attention when the ‘peaceful’ riots were taking place in the streets of the city she wants to lead,” DiGiacomo said in a statement reported by the Post, “but hundreds of cops were injured and the businesses of hardworking New Yorkers were destroyed. If not for the police, the damage would have been even worse.

“I also can’t think of anyone who cares more for every person in every neighborhood than cops,” he added. “To them it’s more than politics and hashtags. They’re on the ground risking it all every day to keep people safe — laying down their lives if necessary.”

An anonymous detective told the Post that Wiley is doing nothing but “dividing the city” and should instead “be spending more of her time and ad money on trying to help the minorities that are getting shot by minorities every day in the city.”

Wiley responded to the NYPD criticisms Tuesday, the Post said, claiming that after the June 22 primaries, “there’s going to be a new sheriff in town.”

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6-year-olds learn it ‘feels good’ to touch ‘penis,’ ‘vulva’ from video shown in posh NY private school — and parents are ‘furious’

For some parents of children attending New York City’s posh Dalton School, the maxim “you get what you pay for” couldn’t ring any hollower.

Particularly at $55,000 per year.

What happened?

Sources told the New York Post that Dalton “health and wellness” educator Justine Ang Fonte has used a cartoon video in one of her sex-ed classes for 6-year-olds explaining all about the pleasure of touching their very prepubescent private parts.

After going over the process of urination, a little boy character in the video blurts out: “Hey, how come sometimes my penis gets big sometimes and points in the air?”

The woman character, presumably a teacher, explains that he’s experiencing an “erection” — after which the boy says, “Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good.”

With that, a little girl character adds, “Sometimes, when I’m in my bath or when Mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva, too.”

The woman then explains that “you have a clitoris there … that probably feels good to touch the same way [the boy’s] penis feels good when he touches it.”


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The woman adds that while “it’s OK to touch yourself and see how different body parts feel … it’s best to only do it in private.”

Fonte has reassured parents that she does not use the word “masturbation” in class and that, as the clip mentions, her lessons teach students to not touch themselves in public, the Post reported.

A flap over consent

But the paper said parents also are upset over lessons about “consent,” which can be beneficial when it comes to protecting children from abuse — but the Post added that it’s angering parents since kids are being told that they can’t even be hugged without permission.

“I’m paying $50,000 to these a**holes to tell my kid not to let her grandfather hug her when he sees her?” one parent told the Post, which said parents spoke on the condition of anonymity because they fear retaliation.

Fonte’s lessons for first graders also include subjects such as gender assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression, the paper reported.

“Kids have no less than five classes on gender identity — this is pure indoctrination,” a Dalton mother revealed to the Post. “This person should absolutely not be teaching children. Ironically, she teaches kids about ‘consent’ yet she has never gotten consent from parents about the sexually explicit and age-inappropriate material about transgender to first graders.”

Another mother told the paper, “We are furious. We were horrified to learn this was shown to our first-grade 6- and 7-year-old kids without our knowledge or consent. But it’s so hard to fight back because you’ll get canceled, and your child will suffer.”

What else?

The controversy unfolded in the fall after parents caught wind of the video in question, the Post said, adding that school officials said they “misinterpreted” the content. However, the paper said the school “quietly removed the video about kids touching themselves from the curriculum.”

Then the Post ran a story on Fonte’s explicit “porn literacy” workshop at another elite institution — Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School — and the paper, citing sources, said Dalton parents reacted by lodging additional complaints about Fonte’s curriculum.

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Last week The Post reported on Fonte’s workshop, “Porn Literacy: An intersectional focus on mainstream porn,” at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School. The often-explicit slide presentation and lecture to the 120 co-ed juniors included how porn takes care of “three big male vulnerabilities”; statistics on the “orgasm gap” showing straight women have far fewer orgasms with their partners than gay men or women; and photos of partially nude women, some in bondage, to analyze “what is porn and what is art.”

Fonte’s presentation included a list of the most-searched pornographic terms of 2019, including “creampie,” “anal,” “gangbang,” “stepmom” and more.

And while Columbia’s head of school, William M. Donohue, appeared apologetic to parents about Fonte’s porn presentation, a comment from a Dalton spokesman to TMZ seemed anything but:

As part of Dalton’s comprehensive Health curriculum for students, a lesson on Gender & Bodies included two evidence-based and age-appropriate videos approved for students 4 years and older. These videos align with nationally recognized methodologies and standards. We consistently review our Health curriculum, making sure that the content is developmentally appropriate and, if necessary, we adapt our curriculum accordingly. We will continue to listen carefully to parent feedback, respond thoughtfully to community concerns, and develop lessons that are in the best interest of our students, respect our community’s values, and correspond with best practices.

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Thug accused of beating up Jewish man in NYC, calling victim a ‘dirty Jew’ allegedly told jailers, ‘I’d do it again’

Prosecutors said a Brooklyn man accused of beating up a Jewish man in a hate attack in midtown Manhattan last week — in which he allegedly called the victim a “dirty Jew” — declared from his jail cell that he would “do it again,” the New York Post reported.

What are the details?

The Post said Waseem Awawdeh, 23, was held on $10,000 bail in connection to the Thursday attack and is accused of punching, kicking, and pepper-spraying 29-year-old Joseph Borgen — as well as beating the victim with crutches.

“If I could do it again, I would do it again,” Awawdeh told one of his jailers, according to a prosecutor at the suspect’s Saturday arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, the paper reported. “I have no problem doing it again.”

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The attack was unprovoked, said prosecutors, who told Judge Kathryn Paek that Borgen was walking near Broadway and West 49th Street when Awawdeh “jumped him and attacked him.”

Awawdeh, who has at least one open case in Brooklyn for allegedly speeding and running a red light in March, was charged with assault as a hate crime, gang assault, menacing, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

The Manhattan assistant district attorney told Paek that the attack was a hate crime and said Awawdeh called Borgen a “dirty Jew” and said, “F*** Israel, Hamas is going to kill all of you,” the paper said.

But friends of Awawdeh’s, who refused to give their names, claimed Awawdeh was attacked first, the Post noted.

“They picked somebody that was weak, that was on crutches,” one of them told the paper.

However, the NYPD released photos of four other men who are wanted in connection with Thursday’s attack on Borgen, the Post added.

Awawdeh is enrolled in college and isn’t a flight risk, according to his attorney, April White-Small of New York County Defenders, the paper said, adding that Awawdeh did not enter a plea.

What did the victim have to say?

“I felt a liquid being poured on my face, and at first I thought I was getting urinated on,” Borgen told the Post. “But it turned out I was getting Maced and pepper-sprayed. My face was on fire. That pain was worse than the concussion and all this other stuff that followed.”

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Borgen also told the paper he underwent a wrist X-ray, and although it’s not broken it’s “messed up. Every time I move it, it’s in pain, probably sprained. I have bruises all over my body. I have a black eye. My face is banged up. I’m just sore all over my body. They were kicking me in my ribs, my stomach.”

The victim also told the Post the attack got him reconsidering wearing his yarmulke in public in the future.


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After cowering to teachers unions for a full school year, NYC to fully reopen schools in September — with no remote option

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that the city’s public schools will fully reopen in September after being closed during the last school year under extreme pressure from the teachers unions.

Not only will the schools be back to in-person instruction full time, but also remote learning will no longer be an option.

What’s happening?

Experts have known since last fall that youngsters are at very little risk when it comes to the coronavirus and that schools were essentially a non-threat when it comes to being sources for COVID-19 outbreaks. Yet, thousands of schools across the nation have remained closed.

Political and union leaders acted as though the classroom is a serious threat vector for the virus and used that scare tactic to keep schools shuttered — much to the detriment of millions of students and the chagrin of millions more parents.

New York City’s 1 million students have been stuck in a school system that has feared bringing students back full time. Elected leadership kept schools closed, and teachers unions refused to budge in the face of calls to reopen from leaders and citizens, even when city officials made concessions to the unions — including bumping teachers to the front of the COVID-19 vaccine line.

Currently, more than 60% of the city’s 1 million public school students are still learning fully remotely, U.S. News reported.

On Monday, Mayor de Blasio revealed that the city would no longer be held hostage by the teachers unions and would finally fully reopen all of Gotham’s schools Sept. 13 — and that there would be no option for remote learning.

Hizzoner went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to make the big announcement.

“It’s good news: New York City public schools, 1 million kids will be back in their classroom in September, all in person, no remote,” de Blasio said. “That’s the news I think parents, kids, everyone’s been waiting for to know. We’re going to be back strong, ready, safe.”

The mayor noted that “COVID-19 is plummeting” across the city, with about 8 million vaccination doses administered.

But if the city wants to fully recover, de Blasio said, then it needs to have “full-strength schools, everyone back sitting in those classrooms, kids learning again.”

“It’s time,” he added. “It’s really time to go full strength now.”

For parents concerned about their kids’ health, the mayor said they will be inviting people to come to the schools in June to see what the district is doing for students to “keep them safe, get reacclimatized.”

And for those parents who might have hoped they could get away with not making sure their kids are getting an education because they could hide behind virtual learning, de Blasio put the kibosh on that with his long-awaited definitive cancellation of all remote learning.


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NYC principal under fire for telling staff to ‘take action’ against Israel, make ‘commitment to Palestinian liberation’

A New York City middle school principal is under fire for telling teachers and administrators to “take action” against Israel and make a “public commitment to Palestinian liberation.” Principal Amanda Bueno emailed staffers at MS 136 in Brooklyn a list of actions they should take to support Palestine in the most recent Israel-Gaza conflict.

The email in question, which is titled “Day of Action in Solidarity with The Palestinian Uprising & General Strike,” urged teachers to demand sanctions on Israel from U.S. government officials.

“Yesterday was the Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising & General Strike. If you have been watching the news in absolute horror, you are not alone,” Bueno began the email, which was published by the New York Post.

“You can take action today by protesting, attending a vigil, making a public commitment to Palestinian Liberation, signing a petition, or calling your government officials to place sanctions on Israel,” Bueno wrote on Wednesday morning.

“The time is now to take a stand for those impacted by state-sanctioned violence and crimes against the humanity of the most vulnerable in our world,” the email read. “We need not prove their humanity and right to exist for us to spread awareness about these issues. Empathy is the bare minimum.”

The email included a list of links and resources to enable teachers to take action against Israel and support Palestinians.

“Here are some notes and resources from the Institute for Anti-Racist Education,” the principal wrote.

She included a link to the “Teach Palestine” website and an article titled “‘American Taxpayer Money Is Being Used To Commit Human Rights Violations’ In Israel, Says Rep. Rashida Tlaib.”

An MS 136 teacher, who is Jewish, told the New York Post, “I opened the email and I was in shock. I felt very targeted and very attacked by her words.”

“These resources she provided, it’s propaganda,” the teacher added. “There was nothing in the email about Hamas rockets targeting innocent Israeli civilians.”

Lawyer Inna Vernikov sent a letter to the New York Department of Education calling for Bueno to be punished.

“New York law forbids requesting or encouraging any public servant, city employee, or subordinate public servant/employee to engage in political activities,” Vernikov wrote.

StopAntisemitism.org, a non-profit foundation that “works to hold antisemites accountable,” stated, “NY law forbids encouraging any public servant or city employee from engaging in politics. This didn’t stop Brooklyn Middle School 136 Principal Amanda Bueno from sending out a school wide email titled ‘Day of Action in Solidarity with The Palestinian Uprising & General Strike.'”

New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter said Bueno made “a clear exercise of poor judgment.”

“The MS 136 principal must apologize for her email,” Porter tweeted. “This was a clear exercise of poor judgment & we will take appropriate follow-up action. We must teach complex current events without bringing our political activities or beliefs into the classroom.”

Nathaniel Steyer, a spokesman for the Department of Education, said, “The matter is being addressed internally and was referred to [the special commissioner of investigation] for further investigation.”

“Schools are not public forums for purposes of political expression, and staff may not use DOE resources in the furtherance of personal or political activities,” Steyer added.

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Despite ceasefire, fireworks thrown in NYC amid pro-Palestine and pro-Israel protests: ‘F*** you, Zionists!’

Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel demonstrators faced off Thursday in several skirmishes in New York City, even after Israel and Hamas implemented a ceasefire agreement following 11 days of firing rockets at one another in the Middle East.

In the Big Apple, fireworks were even set off in crowds amid clashes.

What are the details?

Israel reached on agreement with Hamas militants earlier in the day to begin a ceasefire at 2 a.m. Friday, which is 7 p.m. in New York City.

But scuffles continued in the city, with footage reportedly taken afterward showing what the NYPD initially speculated might have been a “smoke bomb” being thrown at a crowd of people in the Diamond District.

Further clips showed the aftermath and people’s reactions.

Warning: strong language.

Footage after the incident also shows an individual lying unresponsive on the sidewalk as NYPD officers arrive at the scene. Pro-Palestine protesters can then be seen yelling, “F*** you, Zionists!”

The NYPD told the Daily Mail that some bystanders sustained minor injuries from the device going off. The New York Post reported that “fireworks were thrown from a car” in the incident on 47th Street,” but “it was unclear which side lit them.”

The police later confirmed to Fox News that “two commercial fireworks” were thrown from a vehicle.

Anything else?

Several other fights broke out Thursday evening in Times Square between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters.

Fox News noted:

Pro-Palestinian protesters have marched in America’s biggest cities for the last week and a half. Last Tuesday, thousands of protesters shut down traffic as they marched down 42nd Street in Manhattan.

Violence escalated around Israel at the beginning of last week, with Hamas firing a reported 4,000 rockets and the Israeli air force launching airstrikes throughout the Gaza Strip.

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Gay cop blasts LGBTQ group for banning NYPD officers from city’s Pride March: ‘Maddeningly absurd’

A gay New York City police officer blasted an LGBTQ group for banning NYPD cops from the city’s annual Pride March and related events — a move that will be in effect until at least 2025.

What’s the background?

Over the weekend, NYC Pride announced the police ban as part of an effort to make LGBTQ individuals feel “safer” and challenge officers to “acknowledge their harm.” The group’s press release argued that the move would “create safer spaces for the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities at a time when violence against marginalized groups, specifically BIPOC and trans communities, has continued to escalate.”

What did the police officer who disagrees have to say?

The ban didn’t sit well with Ravi Satkalmi, a gay man who’s deputy director of intelligence analysis for the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau.

So Satkalmi penned an op-ed for the New York Daily News, noting that in June 2019 — while delivering the first-ever security brief to the LGBTQ community in preparation for Pride — he “took the opportunity to publicly acknowledge my identity as a gay man, knowing I had the support of my colleagues and my leadership.”

He added, however, that he didn’t expect that “just two years after NYPD welcomed me out of the closet … Heritage of Pride would effectively try to shove me back in.”

Noting that Heritage of Pride is the organizing body of NYC Pride, Satkalmi said the group “indefensibly decided to ban law enforcement from its events — including the flagship Pride March — until at least 2025. The move makes absolutely clear that one has to choose between being gay or being in law enforcement, recreating for queer officers the unconscionable conundrum that we have fought decades to banish. The irony would be laughable if it wasn’t maddeningly absurd.”

Satkalmi added in his op-ed that previous to that day in 2019, he was involved with the Gay Officers Action League, which “advocates for and implements law enforcement reforms responsive to the needs of LGBTQIA+ officers and public. GOAL’s leadership and support allowed me to finally reconcile my public service with my private self. I took to the stage in 2019 to pay it forward.”

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I had assumed then that Heritage of Pride, which had been a close partner of GOAL and which relied on the NYPD for the security of their highest-profile event, would support us. Instead, with this ban, it drastically undercut our ability to encourage LGBTQIA+ law enforcement members to stand up and be counted. For a new gay officer or recruit who is struggling with whether to come out, the message is unmistakable: The LGBTQIA+ community will not support you.

The move is self-defeating. There is no progress without people willing to do the work inside of organizations whose cultural inertia makes them resistant to change. Those people, in turn, need the support of the larger LGBTQIA+ community. I know such support exists more broadly. For several years, I’ve marched with GOAL for Pride alongside uniformed and civilian professionals representing a number of domestic and international law enforcement agencies. Each time our presence on the route has been met with deafening cheers, high-fives, and sincere embraces from the community. Given that support, the ban is a bewildering move by Heritage of Pride to drive apart natural partners in change. In an age of meme-derived capital valued in likes, shares and views, the decision is yet another example in which performative politics is mistaken for thoughtful deliberation and real effort.

Satkalmi concluded his piece by declaring that he’s a “gay, non-Christian, person of color, and first-generation American serving with NYPD. People like me exist: those whose personal identity may fly in the face of activists’ expectations of what our role in change should be.”

He added that efforts by Pride officials to keep him “hidden” are “enraging”: “I’ve spent far too long coming out of the closet to be put back in now.”

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‘Enough is enough’: Three NYC subway riders slashed within 12 minutes in separate incidents — and Mayor Bill de Blasio is called out for ‘negligence’

Three New York City subway riders were slashed in separate incidents within 12 minutes of each other early Friday morning — and the head of the city’s transit system is blaming Mayor Bill de Blasio for “negligence” in the matter, WABC-TV reported.

What are the details?

Police told the station the attacks began at 4:25 a.m., when a 44-year-old man was slashed in the face on a southbound 4 train at the 14th Street Union Square station.

Minutes later, a 40-year-old man was slashed in the face at the Astor Place subway station, WABC said, adding that a 41-year-old man — possibly trying to help the victim — was punched during the incident.

At 4:37 a.m., a 44-year-old man was slashed in the back of the head in a robbery, the station said.

All the slashing victims were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, WABC reported.

Who are the suspects?

The suspects are described as two black males in their 20s, the station said, adding that police are working on linking two people being questioned in regard to the attacks and isolating video of them in the hopes of releasing it later Friday.

Another attack

A fourth incident is also under investigation as possibly connected to the other attacks, WABC said.

At 5 a.m. a 48-year-old homeless man made contact with police and said he was on a northbound D train overnight when he was jumped by three men, the station reported.

The man said one attacker stabbed him once in the right eye and once in the left side of his neck and his cheek, WABC said, adding that he suffered two slashes on his back.

The station said the man is in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital where detectives were interviewing him. He lives at a homeless shelter at 161st Street and Park Avenue in the Bronx, WABC said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘negligence’

NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg called out de Blasio in the wake of the attacks, in particular his “negligence,” the station said.

According to WABC, Feinberg said all the attacks “seemingly could have been prevented by a uniformed presence on each of these platforms. The responsibility for these vicious attacks does not fall on an already strapped police department. It falls on City Hall and the individuals who are taking advantage of the mayor’s negligence on the issue. If he needed a wake-up call, this is it. Enough is enough. The mayor is risking New York’s recovery every time he lets these incidents go by without meaningful action.”

What did the mayor’s office have to say?

The station said Bill Neidhardt, a spokesperson for de Blasio, issued the following response: “New York City is surging over 500 officers on top of a 2,500-strong transit force to fight subway crime. The city has pulled cops off desk duty and put them on platforms and trains. We’re going to keep putting massive resources into this fight to keep our subways safe. Meanwhile, the MTA sends out statements that point fingers and talk about mayoral politics. Get with the program; help us fight back this crime.”

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Suspect arrested in connection to hammer attack against pair of Asian women on NYC sidewalk

Police arrested a suspect in connection to a hammer attack against a pair of Asian women on a New York City sidewalk earlier this month, the New York Post reported.

The May 2 attack was caught on surveillance video.

What are the details?

Ebony Jackson, 37, who is homeless, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing in connection to the incident, police told the paper.

The Post said the victims were walking on 42nd Street near 9th Avenue — an area known famously as Hell’s Kitchen — around 8:40 p.m. when the suspect approached them and yelled, “Take off your mask!”

The suspect then struck one of the women in the head with a hammer resulting in a cut.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

The suspect then appears to strike with the hammer at least three more times. Police told the Post one of the victims was hit on the left side of her face.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes


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But video shows the hammer apparently is dropped and falls to the sidewalk.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

And one of the victims picks up the hammer and appears to dare the attacker to try them again.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

Amazingly the attacker — who loses both shoes in the melee — continues to jaw with the victims and appears to threaten to come at them again.

But the victims soon walk away from the scene as the attacker hollers and glares at them and puts her shoes back on.

Here’s video of the attack:

Physical attacks against Asians have been spiking in New York City for most of 2021:

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NYC veterans vow to sue city if Memorial Day parade is barred, point out Black Lives Matter protests and cannabis event were permitted: ‘Slap in the face’

A veterans’ group is threatening to sue New York City if they are not permitted to hold its annual Memorial Day parade. The United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization was denied a permit for the parade, and the group is highlighting a double standard. American military service members are barred from marching in a patriotic parade, yet Black Lives Matter protesters were not only allowed, but encouraged, to hold protests throughout the city for the last year.

This year’s Memorial Day parade would be the 102nd running of the distinguished procession to celebrate American service members. This year’s parade was specifically going to honor Gulf War veterans since it is the conflict’s 30th anniversary.

The United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization, an association of 16 local veterans’ groups that has sponsored the annual event for decades, filed a request for a parade permit with the New York Police Department on Feb. 27, according to Staten Island Live. The vets’ group estimated that approximately 1,000 participants would “march down Forest Avenue from Hart Boulevard to Greenleaf Avenue, a 18-block stretch of the leafy commercial street in West Brighton,” the New York Post reported. However, the NYPD denied their request to hold the parade.

The Memorial Day parade was denied because of Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order signed last year restricting public events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization points out that Black Lives Matter protests, which have at times escalated into violent riots, have been allowed since May 28, 2020, in reaction to the death of George Floyd.

Last June, thousands gathered in June for a black transgender lives rally in Brooklyn.

De Blasio even participated with a group that did not practice social distancing when they painted “Black Lives Matter” on a Manhattan street.

Last July, the far-left de Blasio argued that Black Lives Matter rallies were permitted while other events were not, “This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the parades, the fairs — we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now.”

The United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization note that the Big Apple hosted the New York City Cannabis Parade on May 1. About 200 weed enthusiasts marched down Broadway with a giant inflatable marijuana joint. The Cannabis Parade organizers received a permit from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and rally spokesman Stu Zakim gloated, “We had a police escort the whole way, they shut traffic down, all that stuff.”

The marijuana event was not only allowed by New York City, but also had high-ranking government officials in attendance, including Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Attorney General Letitia James.

The United Staten Island Veterans’ Organization plans to sue the city over the decision to prohibit veterans from participating in the Memorial Day parade.

“Under the equal protection clause, it’s unconstitutional for the city to pick and choose between groups like this,” attorney Brendan Lantry, who is working pro bono for the Staten Island vets, said. “There’s a clear double standard going on here.”

“All we ask for is fairness under the law,” John Haynes, CEO of the USIVO, said.

“It’s a slap in the face,” Jamie Gonzalez, a Marine infantryman who saw combat during Operation Desert Storm, said. “For many of us, a parade is a form of closure. We gather together and support each other.”

“I’m incensed,” Ted Cohen, an 82-year-old retired Air Force reservist, said. “It’s pathetic.”

“We have accommodated hundreds of marches, protests and other gatherings even without permits,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller said. “Any group where the event is planned, the NYPD was made aware and it was conducted peacefully has been accommodated.”

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3 shot in Times Square: Video shows ‘hero NYPD cop’ saving 4-year-old shooting victim; Bill de Blasio blames ‘flood of illegal guns’

Three people, including a 4-year-old girl, were shot in New York City’s Times Square in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon. Police shut down portions of Times Square following the shooting and reopened it by Saturday night. NYPD announced that they are seeking “one person of interest” in the shooting at New York’s top tourist destination.

Just before 5 p.m., there were “two to four people” who began arguing while at 44th Street and 7th Avenue, according to WABC-TV. At least one man pulled out a gun and began shooting at the other men, but missed and struck three “innocent bystanders,” NYPD police commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference.

“Pow pow pow pow, just like that,” a witness told WABC. “It was real quick. And we heard it, it just sounded like a firecracker.”

“I heard about four or five shots. Then a few minutes later, I saw them pick up the girl. She looked like she got shot in the leg. They put her in the ambulance,” another witness said of the police racing to save the wounded 4-year-old girl.

Video of the moment of the shooting shows a frantic stampede in the tourist area of Times Square.

“Shots rang out, three of them, and everyone just kind of stopped and was in shock,” another witness told WLNY-TV. “So many people swarmed around them so quickly… . They didn’t look good, but you didn’t really hear them scream, or anything like that. It just happened really, really quick.”

Bill Bratton, who served two terms as the New York City police commissioner, posted a video of NYPD officers running to save the girl. He captioned the video with the caption: “Hero NYPD cop rushing through the danger in Times Square tonight as she carries a 4-year-old who was shot to waiting paramedics. A very vivid example of the absurdity of proposals to defund or abolish the police.”

The three shooting victims were a 43-year-old woman from New Jersey who was shot in the foot, a 23-year-old female tourist from Rhode Island who was in Times Square after she was unable to get tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty, and a 4-year-old girl from Brooklyn who was shopping for toys with her parents when she was shot in the leg. All three wounded victims were transported to Bellevue Hospital, and are expected to survive their injuries, including the 4-year-old girl who underwent surgery.

The NYPD released a photo and video of a person of interest, but did not specify if the man was the shooter. Overnight, NYPD detectives and a K9 unit found clothing discarded in trash cans that match those worn by the person of interest. Shea said no guns have been recovered from the crime scene, but law enforcement discovered three .25 caliber shell casings.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the possible suspect.

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the shooting on the “flood of illegal guns.”

“Thankfully these innocent bystanders are in stable condition,” the far-left mayor said. “The perpetrators of this senseless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will bring them to justice. The flood of illegal guns into our city must stop.”

Police commissioner Shea didn’t blame the gun as de Blasio did, but rather pointed the finger at the city’s elimination of cash bail for almost all offenses except for violent felonies.

“I think we’ve we’ve spoken about this ad nauseum at this point day in and day out. Earlier this morning … we had an innocent 60-year-old pushed onto the subway tracks,” Shea said during a press conference on Saturday night, according to BizPac Review. “The individual was almost immediately arrested by responding police officers. It is the third time this year already that that individual has been arrested for unprovoked assaults.”

Shea asked, “When is this going to end? How many more people have to be injured, pushed in front of a train or in this case, a young four-year-old toy-shopping shot? How many more kids do we need to be shot before we realize that bad policies have consequences and we need action and we need policies regarding laws that have consequences?”


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Last summer, de Blasio buckled to the “defund the police” movement and shifted $1 billion away from the NYPD budget.

In April, de Blasio spent $30 million in taxpayer money on an ad campaign to promote New York City tourism, despite many restrictive pandemic lockdown measures still in place and soaring violent crime rates.

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Motorist appears to intentionally run over school bus driver — a mother of two — after honking horn at her, exiting his car to confront her

New York City police are looking for a motorist who appeared to intentionally run over a school bus driver in Brooklyn last week — an incident which was caught on video — after a confrontation in the street.

What are the details?

An SUV driver was apparently upset that a school bus was blocking his path at the corner of Hinsdale Street and Linden Boulevard around 5:15 p.m. Friday, Gothamist reported, citing police.

The outlet said the SUV driver began honking his horn when the bus didn’t move after the light turned green, according to police.

Gothamist reported that the motorist soon exited his vehicle and hit the bus windows — and may have broken the windshield, police said.


Image source: WCBS-TV video screenshot

Soon after 44-year-old Camella Gainey got out of her bus and stood on the median strip to record the driver, WCBS-TV reported.

Graphic video posted on Twitter by NYPD Crime Stoppers shows the motorist drive into and over Gainey, who’s left lying in a crosswalk as the SUV makes a right and speeds off.


Image source: WCBS-TV video screenshot

Police told WCBS that the motorist was driving a 2020 gray Subaru Crosstrek SUV with New York plates reading JKE-6183.


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The motorist in question is described as an adult male, about 5-foot-7, 155 pounds, with a dark complexion and thin build, WABC-TV reported, adding that he was last seen wearing a light-colored jacket, a green baseball cap, blue jeans, and sneakers.


Image source: WCBS-TV video screenshot

How is the school bus driver doing?

Gainey’s family said she was conscious and alert in the intensive care unit at Brookdale Hospital after suffering a broken right leg and ribs, WCBS reported, adding that she was scheduled for surgery Monday.

Gainey’s sister told the station that the victim is a mother of two and has been a bus driver for more than five years.

Anything else?

Carol Brown told WCBS she’s experienced road rage near the same intersection.

“It’s terrible … Nobody wants to wait for nobody … they start blowing [their horns at] you, start ‘B****, get out the way’ and stuff like that,” she said.

Brown added to the station in regard to Gainey getting run over that “you don’t do that to a human being. You just don’t do that.”

WABC said no individuals were on the bus at the time of the incident.

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VIDEO: Asian women attacked from behind by hammer-wielding suspect on NYC sidewalk

New York City police are on the hunt for a suspect they say attacked two Asian women with a hammer on a Manhattan sidewalk Sunday night.

NYPD Hate Crimes posted a video on Twitter of the attack, which took place in the 400 block of West 42nd Street.

What are the details?

Police said the two Asian women — ages 31 and 29 — were walking on the sidewalk around 8:40 p.m. when an unknown individual demanded they remove their masks and then struck the 31-year-old in the head with a hammer resulting in a cut.

Video shows the suspect approaching the women from behind and appearing to unleash the first hammer strike in the back of the head of one woman.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

The unknown individual then appears to strike with the hammer at least three more times.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes


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Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

But video shows that soon the hammer apparently is dropped and falls to the sidewalk.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

And one of the victims picks up the hammer and appears to dare the attacker to try them again.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

Amazingly the attacker — who loses both shoes in the melee — continues to jaw with the victims and appears to threaten to come at them again.


Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @NYPDHateCrimes

But the victims soon walk away from the scene as the attacker hollers and glares at them and puts her shoes back on.

Here are pair of closeups of the attacker:


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Police said to call 1-800-577-TIPS if you have information. Video of the attack is below:

Physical attacks against Asians have been spiking in New York City for most of 2021:

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New York Democratic spat: Mayor de Blasio doubles down after Gov. Cuomo mocks plan to reopen NYC by July 1

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio scored headlines last week when he announced the city plans to “fully reopen” July 1 with no restrictions — an announcement Gov. Andrew Cuomo mocked the same day.

On Monday, de Blasio doubled down on his vow to get the city up and running again this summer.

What happened?

Hizzoner declared Thursday on MSNBC that the Big Apple planned to end all pandemic restrictions on restaurants, retail, and other businesses on July 1. The mayor cited that more than 6.3 million residents had been vaccinated already and that daily COVID-19 infections and deaths were on their way down.

“Our plan is to fully reopen New York City on July 1,” de Blasio said. “We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength. People have gotten vaccinated in extraordinary numbers, 6.3 million in New York City to date.”

But Cuomo — the one man in the state with the actual power to end COVID-19 restrictions — knocked his archnemesis’ goal, the New York Post reported.

“I want it opened up on Monday. I want to open up New York City on Tuesday. I want it open on Wednesday. I want Buffalo opened up on Thursday,” Cuomo said in a mocking, whiny voice, the paper said. The governor added that it’s not a matter of “want” and that he hopes it will open sooner.

“I don’t want to wait that long,” Cuomo said. “I think we can do it before that.”

De Blasio press secretary Bill Neidhardt told the Post, “I don’t care what a serial sexual harasser and assaulter and someone who covered up the deaths of thousands of people at nursing homes has to say about anything.”

On Monday, despite Cuomo’s mockery about his reopening goals, de Blasio took to the airwaves to repeat the July 1 reopening plan.

“Look, we are going to be ready July 1,” he told Spanish-language TV network Telemundo’s morning show, “Hoy Día,” the Post said. “Eight weeks from now, New York City is going to come back, because we are making incredible progress.”

“New Yorkers want a reopening, and they’re actually doing something about it, going out and getting vaccinated in extraordinary numbers,” the mayor continued. “This is going to be an amazing summer in New York City, it’s going to be an exciting summer, and we’re going to be ready for it.”

The Empire State’s COVID-19 positivity rate over the weekend dropped below 1.5%, the Post reported, which is the lowest since October. And the five NYC boroughs’ seven-day positivity rate was just 1.78% as of Saturday.

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VIDEO: Activists and cops clash in NYC; Central Park statues vandalized with anti-police graffiti

Social justice demonstrations in New York City deteriorated into physical altercations with NYPD officers and a Central Park statue dedicated to American sailors who lost their lives was desecrated with anti-police graffiti.

Hundreds of activists and protesters marched Thursday night in New York City, with some carrying signs that read “Justice for Ma’Khia Bryant,” others waving Black Lives Matter flags, and some were part of a black trans lives matter demonstration, according to the Daily Mail.

“The crowd was part of the Stonewall Protests, which gathers weekly outside the iconic Greenwich Village bar,” the New York Post reported. “The group describes itself as “black queer and black trans activists centered on the acknowledgment of all black life” on Instagram.”

At one point, there were tense confrontations between dozens of protesters and police officers. Video from independent photojournalist Leeroy Johnson shows cops getting doused with an unidentified liquid, and there were sounds of a person spitting during the dust-up. One individual screams at the cops, “What the f*** is wrong with you?”

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Protesters converged near Central Park, where they appear to wave flags for the counties of Nigeria and Jamaica, as well as Black Lives Matter, and one that represents the transgender community. Vandals defaced the USS Maine Monument with red paint made to look like blood and anti-police terms such as “ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards)” and “F*** 12,” which is an anti-law enforcement slogan often used by Antifa members.

The USS Maine Monument honors the 266 American sailors of the USS Maine, a U.S. battleship that sank in Havana, Cuba, in 1898.

“We respect’s everyone right to peacefully protest, but vandalism is not part of peaceful protest,” the New York Police Department wrote on Twitter. “We are working to de-escalate the situation to prevent further damage from occurring.”

Six people were arrested by the NYPD on charges ranging from assault to damage to public property, WABC-TV reported. No injuries to demonstrators or police, a police spokesman told Fox News.

Activists marched through midtown Manhattan, including in front of the New York Times headquarters, where they chanted, “F*** the New York Times!”

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NYC Mayor de Blasio teases he could be willing to give some freedoms back … if New Yorkers get their act together and get their vaccines

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear Thursday that he is not afraid to use the power of his office to coerce his subjects and get them to bend to his will.

In the city that has had some of the country’s strictest COVID-19 mandates, Hizzoner has taken to dangling the possibility of giving New Yorkers some of their freedoms back if they get vaccinated.

What’s happening?

Gotham’s stringent pandemic restrictions has led to restaurant closures, empty offices, a devastated economy, and multiple protests.

The city’s restrictions that have resulted in lost freedoms and lost jobs have been imposed by de Blasio. Now the mayor is teasing that he might deign to allow city-dwellers to have some of their normal life back — but only if they behave just as they are ordered.

Specifically, the mayor wants them to get their vaccinations.

During a City Hall news conference Thursday, de Blasio told reporters that it might be possible for citizens to lose the masks outdoors by the beginning of the summer as long as they get inoculated, the New York Post said.

The city has set a goal of 5 million New Yorkers vaccinated by June.

“Let’s start with the assumption that we’re going to hold the line through June,” de Blasio said. “June’s the date we set to hit our vaccination goal. June is one of those times of the year that we’re used to sort of a reset moment every year.

“So we’ll keep the masks on, and we’ll do all the things we need to do,” he continued. “After that we’ll be able to reassess.”

Then he made it clear to denizens that they had to get their act together if they wanted their freedoms back.

“One of things we can say to people is if you want to get rid of masks, if you want to get rid of the social distancing, if you want to get rid of the restrictions — go get vaccinated,” de Blasio said.

“We’re going to have to keep masks and restrictions in place until we’re 100% sure we’re out of the woods,” he added. “And the best way to know we’re out of the woods is to see those vaccination numbers go up and up and up.”

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VIDEO: NYPD says man threw ‘chemical’ and Molotov cocktail at cops during traffic stop; suspect faces federal charges

Police bodycam video shows a man throwing a liquid at an NYPD cop during a traffic stop in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Police Department also claimed the suspect hurled a Molotov cocktail at police officers during the tense confrontation on Saturday morning.

Law enforcement officials say that NYPD officers pulled over Lionel Virgile after he ran a red light just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. Officers approached the tinted-out 2000 Lincoln Town Car that Virgile was driving. The officer requested the man’s driver’s license and vehicle registration, but Virgile first said, “Nah.”

The man appeared to be looking for his identification on the driver’s side door, then swung open the door, and tossed a clear liquid at the officer. The bodycam video shows the officer retreat and he screams several expletives.

The NYPD says the liquid was a “chemical,” possibly bleach or peroxide.

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Virgile, 44, reportedly then drove off. Police pursued him and, during the high-speed car chase, Virgile allegedly threw a lit Molotov cocktail at the cops. The NYPD did not include video of the Molotov cocktail attack or the pursuit. Virgile is said to have crashed into a parked vehicle during his attempted escape. Virgile was arrested.

When police inspected the vehicle they discovered three additional homemade Molotov cocktails.

Virgile, who is from Bridgeport, Connecticut, faces a federal charge of arson with injury, which carries a 7-to-40-year prison sentence. The Brooklyn district attorney may also file charges.

“Virgile is in federal custody and will appear virtually Monday before a federal judge sitting in Downtown Brooklyn,” WABC-TV reported.

Investigators are still attempting to determine if the man intentionally targeting police, and purposely ran the red light to get the attention of police. NYPD vehicles were attacked with Molotov cocktails last summer.

Virgile’s brother told WABC the suspect suffers from mental illness and had been living in his car. The brother said that Virgile had been taken into custody before the incident, but police released him.

NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea commented on the incident on Twitter.

“This is another reminder of how quickly a situation can change, & the dangers your cops face every day while they’re protecting NYers,” Shea said. “Even after arrest, the investigation into this attack remains active. And your NYPD cops will not relent in their mission to keep you safe.”

“Words matter Earlier this week we said that again after graffiti that proclaimed ‘kill cops.’ This morning..a Molotov cocktail thrown at an occupied marked police car,” Shea tweeted. “Now more than ever is the time to come together, to move forward together.”

One of the officers was taken to the hospital, and both officers were not seriously injured.


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Democratic socialist anti-cop Muslim activist seeks to emulate AOC and take down veteran New York Democratic lawmaker

Remember how radical left-wing activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came out of nowhere to unseat longtime New York Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley a few years ago thanks to help from Democratic Socialists of America and the Justice Democrats?

Well, the left is looking to do it again in New York City, the New York Post said Friday. This time they’ve got veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney in their sights — and they are using another radical, anti-cop socialist to wage their war.

The Democratic Socialists’ pick to click for the 2022 congressional election is a Muslim activist named Rana Abdelhamid, a 27-year-old Google employee from Queens, who has accused the New York Police Department of “state-sanctioned violence” and repeatedly echoed the far-left’s favorite chant-o-the-day, “defund the police.”

Who is this woman?

Abdelhamid announced her candidacy Tuesday with the full backing of the radical Justice Democrats, which now has a massive fundraising video spot at the top of its website for her. The site, which proclaims “the squad is growing,” asks fellow travelers to help “usher in a new generation of diverse, progressive, working-class Democrats with a bold vision to transform our economy and democracy.” The fundraising pitch focuses less on the candidate’s policies and ideas and more on perpetual victimhood:


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The candidate, the Post noted, works for Google as a “global marketing and partnerships lead” and has been a longtime advocate for Muslim women’s rights. That advocacy stemmed from what became an infamous attack on her when a man allegedly attempted to rip a hijab off her head when she was a teen. However, she never reported the incident to the NYPD.

In fact, she has been nothing but critical of the NYPD, which began with the department’s post-Sept. 11 stop-and-frisk policies, she alleged last fall during a speech for a city council candidate who vowed to divest from the NYPD.

She further engaged pro-police New Yorkers when she told the United Nations Association of the USA that her Muslim community “experienced a lot of NYPD surveillance, a lot of state-sanctioned violence.”

But Abdelhamid’s anti-cop coup de grace was an article she wrote for MPower Change, the website of the Muslim Grassroots Movement, in June shortly after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The piece, “Dear non-black Muslims: To be anti-racist is to help defund the police,” called for an end to “police terrorism.”

The internal community work to address anti-Blackness in the Muslim community is important. We write this to also ask our non-Black Muslims to center the calls to action presented by Black organizers across this country. This uprising, sparked by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop and others at the hands of police, has been a call to defund policing systems across the U.S. We support the #8toAbolition campaign presented by Black organizers as a strategy to get to 100% fewer police murders. The 8 to Abolition campaign calls for:

1. Defund the police
2. Demilitarize communities
3. Remove police from schools
4. Free people from prisons & jails
5. Repeal laws criminalizing survival
6. Invest in community self-governance
7. Provide safe housing for everyone
8. Invest in care, not cops

There are several reasons why non-Black Muslims should be wholly invested in this call to action and ways for us to get involved. We recognize the long history of non-Black Muslim engagement with systems that perpetuate anti-Blackness and uphold white supremacy. Non-Black Muslim institutions, like stores and mosques, often times engage heavily with police, neglecting the reality of violence that these police systems are rooted in and contribute to in all of our communities.

Abdelhamid went on to claim that “policing is rooted in anti-Blackness.”

“The ‘Slave Patrol,’ which has evolved to becoming our modern day policing system, was founded first in 1704, when laws were passed to keep enslaved Africans from resisting White violence and exploitation,” she said, adding that “random mobs of White men were assigned the role of ‘maintaining order,’ by violently controlling the movement of enslaved people.”

This, she claims, led to today’s professional police that “were created to uphold segregation and a racial and class order that perpetuated violence against the most marginalized in many communities.”

“To this day, we know that policing continues to perpetuate a racial caste system where Black people are most frequently targeted and at the bottom of the hierarchy,” she continued in her anti-cop rant.

Her essay went on to claim that “we don’t actually need policing” and call for fellow Muslims to “demand and join organizing to defund the police and fund community needs.”

Can she beat the incumbent?

Maloney, for her part, is considered a markedly more formidable incumbent than Crowley.

She won her seat by beating an incumbent Republican in 1992, has a long record of supporting Democratic priorities, and has broad support in her district that covers most of Manhattan’s East Side, the Post said.

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‘I’m gonna kill somebody!’: Suspect caught on video physically attacking Asian man in broad daylight on NYC street

Yet another physical attack against an Asian person took place Monday on the streets of New York City — and some of the broad-daylight violence was caught on video, WABC-TV reported.

What are the details?

Police said the victim, a 44-year-old man, was walking near Lexington Avenue and East 72nd Street around 3:20 p.m. when the suspect — who had been yelling at other pedestrians — yelled, “Don’t look at me!” and punched the man in the back of the head, the New York Post reported.

A surveillance video that WABC obtained shows the suspect following the victim — even after he walked into the street and reversed directions to avoid the attacker — and slamming him into a storefront, authorities told the paper. The suspect’s punch does not appear in the video, the Post said.

After the attacker slammed the victim into the storefront, surveillance video shows the suspect continuing to chase the victim down a sidewalk.

A second video that came from a cellphone shows the suspect on a street corner hollering and raising his arms as bystanders gather and try to prevent further attacks against the Asian man.

“I’m gonna kill somebody!” the suspect was heard yelling on the clip. “Get out of my face!”

A woman was seen on video trying to comfort the victim and asking him if he wanted her to call police.

A different woman told WABC that the suspect went after her as well and yelled about Chinese, Spanish, and white people — and asked if she wanted him to kill her.

The incident is not being treated as a hate crime, police told the Post, but authorities are asking for help in catching the suspect who’s still at large as of Tuesday morning.

Anything else?

Anti-Asian violence recently has spiked in New York City, WABC said, adding that there have been 54 verified cases so far in 2021 compared to 12 during 2020:

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Mayor Bill de Blasio says police should confront people for ‘hurtful’ conduct even if they’re not breaking any laws

New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is recommending police officers confront anyone who is behaving in a way that is deemed “hurtful,” even if the actions didn’t break any laws. De Blasio’s motion to crack down on ill-natured demeanor was a response to being asked if the NYPD and the city government could be doing more to combat hate crimes against Asians in wake of the Atlanta-area shooting where six Asian women, a white woman, and a white man were killed.

“Even if something is not a criminal case, a perpetrator being confronted by the city, whether it’s NYPD or another agency, and being told that what they’ve done was very hurtful to another person and could have ever repeated lead to criminal charges, that’s another important piece of the puzzle,” de Blasio said at a Thursday news conference, according to the New York Post.

Wall Street Journal reporter Katie Hogan asked de Blasio how his proposed hateful conduct clampdown would operate.

“The NYPD is a great example: one of the things officers are trained to do is to give warnings,” de Blasio replied. “If someone has done something wrong, but not rising to a criminal level, it’s perfectly appropriate for an NYPD officer to talk to them to say, ‘that was not appropriate, and if you did that on a higher level, that would be a crime.’ I think that has an educating impact on people.

“I assure you, if an NYPD officer calls you or shows up at your door to ask you about something you did, it makes people think twice,” he claimed. “We need that.”

De Blasio appears to understand that hate speech, which can be difficult to precisely define and constantly changing, is not exempted from the protections of the First Amendment. Hateful conduct that intimidates, harasses, threatens, or physically harms another person is not protected and is punishable by law.

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, released a study this month that examined hate crimes in 16 of the largest cities in the United States. New York City had by far the biggest spike of anti-Asian hate crimes — skyrocketing from three in 2019 to 28 in 2020, an 833% increase over one year.

De Blasio has shifted funds away from the NYPD in the past year.

“We committed to move resources from the NYPD to youth and social services as part of our City’s budget,” de Blasio said, adding that New Yorkers “need to be reached, not policed.”

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