Sunday, December 21, 2014

ABC / Yahoo News: Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor [Fuzzy but well worth it. --tma]

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Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was heading to make his first public statement after the killing of two police officers, a group of uniformed cops turned their backs towards him.

The moment was caught on cell phone video.
The move, meant as a clear sign of disrespect, came Saturday night when de Blasio was walking into Woodhull Hospital with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to give their first press conference following the shooting Saturday afternoon.
The unions representing the police and the sergeants both issued statements criticizing the mayor after the killings, which Bratton described as "mindless assassinations." ...

Reuters / Yahoo News: Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over - TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" [He was half right. --tma]


Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

Handout of Officer Charles Kondek
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TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said.
Officer Charles Kondek, a 45-year-old married father of six, was killed in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. EST, the local police department said.
Authorities charged Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., a 23-year-old released from prison in March and wanted for an alleged probation violation, with the first-degree murder of the officer.
"A tragedy caused by a coward," said Tarpon Springs Police Chief Robert Kochen. "It’s devastating." ...

American Thinker: Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling - It comes just over a week after marchers in Brooklyn, the same borough where the officers were assassinated, chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops!”




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Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling 

New York City Patrolmen Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu are dead at the hands of an assassin who executed them as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch, working an overtime shift.
“They were, quite simply, assassinated,” a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night.

The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m.

“I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours ... let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a silver handgun.

He also included three hashtags: ShootThePolice, RIPErivGarner (sic) and RIPMikeBrown.
“This may be my final post ... I’m putting pigs in a blanket.”
There can be no question that this was a political assassination. It comes just over a week after marchers in Brooklyn, the same borough where the officers were assassinated, chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops!”

Mayor deBlasio failed to denouce this. His silence spoke volumes. ...

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/12/assassination_of_2_ny_policemen_has_the_left_scrambling.html



Refugee Resettlement Watch - Ann Corcoran - Dover - NH update: No refugees coming (yet!), but Mayor Karen Weston wants a plan and federal legislation…


 Dover - NH update: No refugees coming (yet!), but mayor wants a plan and federal legislation…
…..that would give local communities more say in the matter, assure financial help!
This is an update of the hot story we reported last summer about the possibility of the US State Department granting authority to a wannabe refugee resettlement agency to begin resettling refugees into the Tri-cities area of New Hampshire.  The nascent plan was killed when it appeared that a planned public meeting would be explosive.
Sensible Dover Mayor Karen Weston wants a plan! Bio here:
Backpedaling now, the resettlement agencies in the state say there are no plans in the immediate future for Dover and surrounding towns.  However that isn’t the most important thing about this article!  First we learned some new bits of information and secondly, and most astoundingly, the Mayor of Dover wants to seek federal legislation to give communities a greater say in resettlement plans for American cities.  Wow!
She needs to call for a meeting of  bipartisan(!) mayors from “pockets of resistance” including mayors of Athens, GA, Amarillo, TX, Springfield, MA, Lynn, MA, Manchester, NH and Lewiston, ME for a start!
DOVER — There are no plans to resettle African immigrants in the Tri-Cities, according to state officials and two refugee relocation groups.
The refugee issue emerged last summer when representatives from the Manchester-based Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, or ORIS, approached Dover officials about becoming a resettlement community. The group appeared to back away from the plan amid concern from residents and local officials.
Barbara Seebart, the state refugee coordinator for the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services, said she’s not aware of any plans for refugee resettlement in the Tri-Cities.
This is the first we have heard that there is a certain time period for wannabe refugee contractors to get approval ...

Yahoo News: Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings - "I think when the mayor made statements about that he had to train his son — who is biracial — to be careful when he's dealing with the police, I think that set off this latest firestorm," Kelly said



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Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings

Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and other officials took to Sunday-morning talk shows to condemnSaturday's slayings of two NYPD police officers in Brooklyn by a gunman who authorities say announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly placed the blame on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for fanning the flames of antipolice anger during the protests earlier this month.
"I think when the mayor made statements about that he had to train his son — who is biracial — to be careful when he's dealing with the police, I think that set off this latest firestorm," Kelly said on ABC ...

Christian Science Monitor / Yahoo News - NYPD ambush attack: Why police accuse mayor of having 'blood' on his hands


NYPD ambush attack: Why police accuse mayor of having 'blood' on his hands



Thank you. Your brave and honorable service, as well as the responsible race-bating anti-cop local, state and national politicians, will never be forgotten by civilized Americans. --tma

The 'assassination' of two NYPD cops Saturday comes as the city is rife with tension. Police officials say Mayor Bill de Blasio set the tone for the shootings by siding with protesters in the Eric Garner case.

The violence that lead to the deaths of two New York police officers Saturday was blind.

At 2:47 p.m., authorities say, a young black man angry at the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner stepped onto a Brooklyn street corner to take his revenge. He men he killed were Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos – a man who had just been married two months before, and father of two described by a friend as "an amazing man. He was the best father and husband and friend."
Amid a debate over police diversity, these two were an Asian and a Latino. Amid a debate over police brutality, these two were eating lunch ...

Refugee Resettlement Watch - Ann Corcoran: Sudanese refugee, with long record of run-ins with the law, murdered in Portland, Maine - "It’s America’s fault…"


Sudanese refugee, with long record of run-ins with the law, murdered in Portland, Maine
His former lawyer anguishes over belief that the system fails refugee children.  This may be the first Portland murder this year, but it sure isn’t the first crime involving refugees in Maine in recent years.  A quick look at our archives (five minutes!) and I see several cases we reported on of crimes involving youthful refugees in Maine.
The “system” has had plenty of opportunities to learn from run-ins with refugees and crime.  Surely you lawyers aren’t proposing special treatment for them?

No experience with refugee youth trauma in Portland? Have we forgotten Muktar? And, what about the victim’s trauma?http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/maine-somali-youth-sentenced-to-8-years-for-raping-woman-no-prospect-for-rehabilitation-says-judge/
Now to the latest, the murder of a Sudanese refugee in Portland.  From Central Maine  (hat tip: ‘Pungentpeppers’ crime researcher extraordinaire):
It’s America’s fault…
Richard Lobor’s family fled Sudan when he was a boy to escape the violence of civil war and the threat of execution.
But instead of finding safety in America, Lobor was shot in the head last month in the doorway of a Portland apartment, becoming the city’s only homicide victim this year.
Lobor, who was 23, was the oldest of the family’s six children and had been expected, in accordance with Sudanese tradition, to become the head of the family soon. Now his parents, Robert Lobor and Christina Marring, are asking themselves as they grieve how things went so wrong in a country they thought would lead their children to prosperity and a better future.
You can read the long discussion yourself of Lobor’s run-ins with the legal system.  Then this from his former attorney Gina Yamartino.  Honor the refugee experience she says.
The system failed him!
Although she ultimately relented and allowed him to be prosecuted as an adult, after Lobor insisted to her that’s what he wanted, she said she still feels “like the system failed him.” ...