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NYC Subways Slowly Upgrading From 1930s-Era Technology (1 opinions)

NYC Subways Slowly Upgrading From 1930s-Era Technology
New York City's subways - the nation's biggest mass transit network ? serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression. Antiquated electro-mechanics with thousands of moving parts are still critical to operations. Dispatchers still monitor most trains from 24-hour underground "towers," and they still put pencil to paper to track their progress. That eight-decade-old system is slowly being replaced by 21st-century digital technology that allows up to twice as many trains ...

Sharpton: Blaming de Blasio For Police Shootings 'Reckless' (3 opinions)

Sharpton: Blaming de Blasio For Police Shootings 'Reckless'The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He also says angry rhetoric that somehow blames protesters or Mayor Bill de Blasio for creating the climate for such slayings is “reckless.” Sharpton appeared with Garner’s wife and mother Sunday morning, a day after the shooting of two NYPD officers in their patrol car. The gunman posted messages online saying he intended to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Garner. He later killed ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD PBA Head Says 'Blood On Many Hands...All The Way To The Mayor's Office' (2 opinions)

VIDEO: NYPD PBA Head Says 'Blood On Many Hands...All The Way To The Mayor's Office'[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] After the execution-style murder of two New York City police officers Saturday, the head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association served up sharp words as police gathered outside the hospital where the bodies of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been. Lynch said at a news conference tonight that there is "blood on many hands," explicitly blaming the mayor and protesters. "We tried to warn it must not go on. It cannot be tolerated," he said. "That blood on the hands starts on the step of City Hall ...    Full Story »

Man Tries Killing NYPD Officer In Bronx But Gun Fails To Work (10 opinions)

Man Tries Killing NYPD Officer In Bronx But Gun Fails To WorkA Bronx teenager was arrested after he pointed a gun at an NYPD police officer during a pursuit late Saturday night. According to a report by the NY Post, police were called after reports of a person shooting out windows with a .357 revolver in the area of 140th Street and Cyrus Place. Responding officers arrived and confronted Raymond Leonardo (17), and ordered him to stop and drop the gun. Instead, the suspect turned and aimed ...    Full Story »

WATCH: NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs At Mayor de Blasio At Pres Conference (6 opinions)

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 (2 opinions)

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 words to speak to events like those that occurred today, and try to make sense of them – but we’ll try. Today, two of New York’s Finest were shot and ...    Full Story »

Cops' Killer Angry At Chokehold Death (7 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 wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," officials said. He used the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown. Police ...    Full Story »

Statement Of NYPD PBA: Mayor's Hands Dripping With Our Blood (6 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 arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. These are precautions that were taken in the ...    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 praying for the families of these fallen heroes, as well as for their brothers and sisters in policing who protect this city tonight with tremendous sorrow in ...    Full Story »

More Crime Lows In NYC Despite Rising Complaints (3 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 smaller crimes like fare beating and public drunkenness help prevent bigger crimes. It has come under intense scrutiny since the July in-custody death of Garner, ...    Full Story »

NYPD Make 3rd Arrest In Officer Assault Probe (1 opinions)

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 lawyer. Police earlier arrested a 36-year-old woman and another man in connection with the attack. Seven people were seen on amateur video pushing, kicking ...    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 Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital. At least one of the officers was shot in the head, police said. The shooting comes at ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Yeshiva Security Bill Gains Super-Majority Support in NYC Council @NYCGreenfield (2 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 co-sponsored Greenfield's non-public school safety legislation. This council-wide support is a significant step forward in the bill's journey to becoming ...    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 PlayStation 2 game and alongside a tripod in the 48-year-old Brooklyn man's luggage. The spokesman says parts of the handgun found in the videogame were ...    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 third alarm, and said the building contained businesses on the first floor and was vacant on the two floors above. No injuries were reported at either ...    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 recycle, as well as a link to the manufacturer’s recycling program webpage and a toll-free number for information about recycling. Electronic equipment ...    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 re-election last month, which the Democrat won easily as expected. Quinnipiac University Poll's Mickey Carroll said the political impact is likely to be ...    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 de Blasio is handling relations between police and community. De Blaiso's vow to improve those relations is a centerpiece of his administration. There have ...    Full Story »
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