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Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC Police

Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC Police
President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Obama says there's no justification for the slayings. He says police offers risk their own safety to serve and protect their communities and that they deserve the public's respect and gratitude. Authorities say that before shooting the officers, the gunman announced online he planned to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. The gunman later killed ...

WATCH: NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs At Mayor de Blasio At Pres Conference

NYPD officers turn their backs on Bill de Blasio as he walked into Saturday’s press conference about NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style, in Brooklyn.

VIDEO AND TEXT: Press Conference With de Blasio, Bratton on NYPD Shooting

VIDEO AND TEXT: Press Conference With de Blasio, Bratton on NYPD Shooting[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police Commissioner Bill Bratton: The Mayor and I have just come from visiting with the families of our two murdered police officers. It’s a time of great emotion and great passion. And so, please bear with us as we try to bring some sense to the madness that occurred this afternoon in the streets of Brooklyn. It’s sometimes difficult to find the ...    Full Story »

Eric Holder: NYPD Police Shootings 'Act Of Barbarism'

Eric Holder: NYPD Police Shootings 'Act Of Barbarism'Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an “unspeakable act of barbarism.” The officers were shot Saturday in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman later killed himself. In a statement Saturday night, Holder calls the attack “cowardly” and says it underscores the ...    Full Story »

Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged Near Home

Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged Near HomeA spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor’s 17-year-old son was mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” She says the mayor is focused on his son’s well-being and requested the news media ...    Full Story »

Cops' Killer Angry At Chokehold Death (2 opinions)

Cops' Killer Angry At Chokehold DeathA gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting ...    Full Story »

Statement Of NYPD PBA: Mayor's Hands Dripping With Our Blood (4 opinions)

Statement Of NYPD PBA: Mayor's Hands Dripping With Our BloodThe following post was released on the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Facebook page. FROM NYC PBA: Starting IMMEDIATELY- At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of ...    Full Story »

Suspect Who Executed To NYPD Officers Identified As 28-Year-Old Ishmael Brinsley (12 opinions)

Suspect Who Executed To NYPD Officers Identified As 28-Year-Old Ishmael BrinsleyThe following is via Breaking911.com: The two officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot by a single gunman. Unconfirmed reports are stating that Brinsley executed his girlfriend prior to the NYPD execution. The squad ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams Statement Of Murder of Two NYPD Officers

Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams Statement Of Murder of Two NYPD Officers“As a 22-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, a Brooklynite and, most importantly, as a human being that believes in decency, I am horrified and angered over today's senseless shootings in Bedford-Stuyvesant which have resulted in the tragic death of two of New York's Finest. I hope that every single person, regardless of their background or ideology, will join me in ...    Full Story »

More Crime Lows In NYC Despite Rising Complaints (2 opinions)

More Crime Lows In NYC Despite Rising ComplaintsEven as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. The numbers could be seen as an affirmation of Police Commissioner William Bratton's signature "broken windows" tactic, the idea that enforcing ...    Full Story »

NYPD Make 3rd Arrest In Officer Assault Probe

NYPD Make 3rd Arrest In Officer Assault ProbeThe New York Police Department has made a third arrest in an aggressive manhunt after an assault on two officers during a protest over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Police officials say investigators made the latest arrest Saturday. Police say Zachary Campbell was arrested on charges of riot and resisting arrest. The 32-year-old was in custody, and it wasn't clear if he had a ...    Full Story »

Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey Home (2 opinions)

Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey HomeA fire caused by a Menorah seriously damaged a house at 1 Tauber Terrace in the Town of Ramapo on Friday. The fire was reported at 5:04 PM. The occupants of the house all escaped without injury, and were being provided housing and assistance by their neighbors. Hillcrest and Monsey fire department were on scene, along with Rockland Paramedics, Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corp, ...    Full Story »

REVENGE KILLING: Two NYPD Officers Shot Dead In Brooklyn (4 opinions)

REVENGE KILLING: Two NYPD Officers Shot Dead In BrooklynTwo NYPD officers have died after being shot ambush-style as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources say. One of the sources said both officers were shot in the head. The alleged shooter was found dead in a nearby subway station from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a law enforcement official. The shooting took place in Brooklyn’s ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn D.A. Says No Bias Crime Charges For Crown Heights Shmira Member (4 opinions)

Brooklyn D.A. Says No Bias Crime Charges For Crown Heights Shmira MemberAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) had the highest praise for Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson following the announcement today of a resolution in the case of Yitzchok Shuchat. In 2008, Shuchat, a member of the Crown Heights Shmira patrol, responded to a call for help from a local female resident which led to a confrontation with another male. Shuchat was then accused of ...    Full Story »

US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack

US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist AttackThe U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found. The report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, obtained by The Associated Press before ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Yeshiva Security Bill Gains Super-Majority Support in NYC Council @NYCGreenfield (1 opinions)

Greenfield Yeshiva Security Bill Gains Super-Majority Support in NYC Council @NYCGreenfieldBrooklyn - Since taking office in 2010 Councilman Greenfield has been working on legislation to ensure that non-public schools would receive the same security as public schools. That security, provided by the NYPD, comes in the form of a NYPD School Safety Agent. Greenfield's bill, Introduction 65, has passed a critical threshold: as of this week 45 of the 51 members of the Council have ...    Full Story »

No Word Yet From Fidel Amid Historic US-Cuba Shift

No Word Yet From Fidel Amid Historic US-Cuba ShiftAmid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. The former Cuban president hasn't made any public comment about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility. Fidel Castro periodically has weighed in on world events in newspaper columns since he left ...    Full Story »

Israel and Germany Mark 50th Jubilee of Relations (3 opinions)

Israel and Germany Mark 50th Jubilee of RelationsOn Wednesday 25 Kislev, in Berlin, the Israel Foreign Ministry officially launched the events marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany. The event took place in the residence of Israel Ambassador Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, with the participation of German President Joachim Gauck, who joined the ambassador in lighting the Hanukkah candles. This event ...    Full Story »

Woodmere: 3 Firefighters Injured, 1 Critically in House Fire - 200 Firefighters Battle Blaze (1 opinions)

Woodmere: 3 Firefighters Injured, 1 Critically in House Fire - 200 Firefighters Battle BlazeA firefighter is in critical but stable condition and two others were injured in an enormous Woodmere house fire Friday morning, according to Nassau County Police. The Arson Bomb Squad tells YWN that the fire started at 3:56am on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Woodmere. According to Detectives, personnel responded to a house fire that occurred in an empty residence located on ...    Full Story »

Speaker Invites Obama for State of the Union (3 opinions)

Speaker Invites Obama for State of the UnionSpeaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The House Republican leader sent a letter to Obama on Friday formally inviting him to deliver the prime-time speech. Obama will face an all-Republican Congress next month as the GOP takes charge of both the House and Senate for the final two years of the ...    Full Story »

Jew Arrested for Shouting 'Hashem Hu Elokim' on Har Habayis (1 opinions)

Jew Arrested for Shouting 'Hashem Hu Elokim' on Har HabayisFour Jewish youths were arrested on Thursday morning 26 Kislev on Har Habayis in two different incidents, Honenu reports. In the first incident as visitors were leaving the Holy Site. According to members of that group an Arab jumped on one of them and began attacking the person. A confrontation broke out and two Jews and one Arab were arrested. As another group was visiting the ...    Full Story »

Stern Feels Bennett Still Hasn't Come Around on Religion & State Issues (4 opinions)

Stern Feels Bennett Still Hasn't Come Around on Religion & State IssuesMK (The Movement) Elazar Stern, who was a leading force in pushing legislation deemed unacceptable by poskim feels that Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett has still not changed enough regarding issues of religion and state. Just this week Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita exclaimed that in the past two years, the outgoing administration was responsible for a great deal of ...    Full Story »

Police: Man Hid Gun Parts In Luggage At JFK Airport

Police: Man Hid Gun Parts In Luggage At JFK AirportPolice say a New York City man has been arrested at Kennedy International Airport after TSA agents found handgun parts hidden in his luggage. Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo says that Oscar Ramirez was arrested Wednesday attempting to board a plane to Mexico City. Pentangelo says agents found pieces of a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun hidden inside a ...    Full Story »

Prominent Yesha Leaders Abandoning PM Netanyahu

Prominent Yesha Leaders Abandoning PM NetanyahuIn past elections Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu enjoyed the backing of leaders of communities throughout Yehuda and Shomron, however it appears this will not be the case in the upcoming elections despite the fact most of these officials are aligned with Likud. As the left-wing seems to be growing in the political arena and the announcement by MK Moshe Feiglin that he is dropping ...    Full Story »

Fires In Queens, Brooklyn Destroy Buildings (1 opinions)

Fires In Queens, Brooklyn Destroy BuildingsSeparate fires ravaged buildings in Queens and Brooklyn. A blaze at a structure on 97th Street in Queens went to five alarms Thursday afternoon, sending flames through the residential building and forcing the evacuation of multiple families. On Thursday night, fire broke out at a building on Stillwell Avenue in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. The Fire Department requested a ...    Full Story »
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Shul Rabbi was Allegedly Aware of the Fashion Show in the Tel Aviv Shul (3 opinions)

Shul Rabbi was Allegedly Aware of the Fashion Show in the Tel Aviv ShulYWN-ISRAEL reported earlier that the rabbi of the Tel Aviv shul that decided to host an immodest fashion show was unaware of the event, as per the rav’s response to media reports. What has ...    Full Story »

Companies' Data Security in Question After Sony Hack

Companies' Data Security in Question After Sony HackCompanies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack, which a U.S. official has said investigators believe is linked to North Korea, culminated in the cancellation of a Sony film and ultimately could ...    Full Story »

Feiglin Withdraws from Party Leadership Race

Feiglin Withdraws from Party Leadership RaceLikud MK Moshe Feiglin, who heads the Manhigut Yehudit faction, has announced he is dropping out of the party’s leadership race. Feiglin’s announcement followed the verdict handed down by the Likud Court, which heard the appeal from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, that the party’s primaries will be held on December 31, 2014 as Mr. Netanyahu wishes. Feiglin explains he does ...    Full Story »

Hope and Some Fear in Cuba Amid Thaw With US (1 opinions)

Hope and Some Fear in Cuba Amid Thaw With USThe restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings. On the first full day after the surprise announcement Thursday, many Cubans expressed hope that it will mean greater access to jobs and the creature comforts ...    Full Story »

NY Electronics Recycling Law Starts Jan. 1

NY Electronics Recycling Law Starts Jan. 1The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers that as of January 1, old electronic equipment must be recycled, not thrown in the trash. That includes computers, cell phones, televisions, stereos and other devices that plug in or run on batteries. On DEC’s electronics recycling web page, consumers will find the brand of equipment they wish to ...    Full Story »

Likud Court Rules in Favor of PM Netanyahu

Likud Court Rules in Favor of PM NetanyahuLast week, the Likud Central Committee voted to move up the party’s primaries to December 31, 2014 and permit the party leader, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu lock in two slots on the ticket to fill with his selections. The ruling was challenged in the party’s court by MY Moshe Feiglin, with the case heard by a three-justice panel, which disqualified the ruling. The ...    Full Story »

FM Liberman: Security Council Should Deal with World Threats, Not PA Gimmicks

FM Liberman: Security Council Should Deal with World Threats, Not PA GimmicksForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says that the submission of the PA (Palestinian Authority) draft resolution to the UN Security Council is another act of aggression on their part. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is adopting measures whose sole aim is to attack Israel, with no benefit for the Palestinians. On the contrary, they can only further exacerbate the conflict and worsen the ...    Full Story »

SHOCKING PHOTO: Aron Wieder Receives Doctored Photo Of Himself Being Beheaded By ISIS (5 opinions)

SHOCKING PHOTO: Aron Wieder Receives Doctored Photo Of Himself Being Beheaded By ISISAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) responded immediately to a threat today against Aron Wieder. Wieder, the only Hasidic member of the Rockland County NY Legislature, received, via email, a doctored photo of himself being beheaded by an ISIS terrorist. “We don't know who did this but we’re going to find out,” said Hikind, who immediately phoned Wieder upon hearing the news. ...    Full Story »

Obama Calls in to Massachusetts Governor's Show

Obama Calls in to Massachusetts Governor's ShowMassachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this call was one of a kind. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," the caller began Thursday. "I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time." The president was ...    Full Story »

IRS Head Says Budget Cuts Could Delay Tax Refunds (1 opinions)

IRS Head Says Budget Cuts Could Delay Tax RefundsIRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year. At a news conference Thursday, Koskinen said taxpayer services will be hurt, and fewer agents will be auditing returns. He said about half the people who call the agency for assistance won't be able to get through to a person. Congress cut the IRS budget by $346 million for ...    Full Story »

Cuomo Gets Kudos, Scorn for New York Fracking Ban (2 opinions)

Cuomo Gets Kudos, Scorn for New York Fracking BanNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his. Residents statewide remain almost evenly split on the issue, and the divisions are clear, pollsters said Thursday. The decision announced Wednesday followed Cuomo's ...    Full Story »

EJA Director Slams 'Foolish Decision' to Remove EU Terrorist Designation from Hamas

EJA Director Slams 'Foolish Decision' to Remove EU Terrorist Designation from HamasRabbi Menachem Margolin, of the European Jewish Association, slammed the decision by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg to remove Hamas from its list of designated terror organizations. The General Director of the Brussels-based organization issued a statement Wednesday criticizing the "foolish decision" that essentially legitimizes the group, which was outlawed by the EU in ...    Full Story »

Q&A: Drones Might Help Explain How Tornadoes Form

Q&A: Drones Might Help Explain How Tornadoes FormResearchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form. Drones can penetrate parts of weather systems that other instruments can't reach, and they can do it at less cost and with less danger than piloted planes, the ...    Full Story »

WATCH: YWN Captures Chanukah Party at The White House - VIDEO (9 opinions)

WATCH: YWN Captures Chanukah Party at The White House - VIDEO[SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] In what has become a White House tradition since the administration of President George H.W. Bush back in the 90's, a ceremony is held to honor the Jewish community by inviting leading Jewish communal leaders, and individuals who interact with the administration on various levels helping and impacting the community. PHOTO CAPTION: President Obama and Ezra ...    Full Story »

Poll: NYC Mayor's Rating Dips After Garner Decision (3 opinions)

Poll: NYC Mayor's Rating Dips After Garner DecisionA new poll finds Mayor Bill de Blasio's approval rating is slipping in the wake of protests surrounding the Eric Garner grand jury decision. A Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday said that 47 percent of New Yorkers approve of his job as mayor while 38 percent do not. His job approval was 49 percent last month. Fifty-six percent of those polled disapprove of the way ...    Full Story »


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