More than any other place in the world, New York City remains in the crosshairs of violent terrorists. And unfortunately, our adversaries have multiplied. (Snip) Now, turning to the proposed City Council legislation, Intro 1482, which would require reporting and evaluation of surveillance technologies used by the NYPD. While the NYPD is committed to transparency, we’re also mindful of maintaining the appropriate balance between reasonable transparency and still having the effective tools and technologies needed to protect our city. This proposal would require us to advertise sensitive technologies that criminals and terrorists do not fully understand. It would require the
Comments: This is utter and complete insanity. How much more proof do we need that those on the left, like de Blasio and his ilk, are not on our side? This is done only for appeasement and threatens the safety of every citizen in NYC and the rest of the country. It is absolutely sickening and outrageous. I hope there is HUUUGE pushback from the NYPD on this traitorous move on the part of de Blasio.
This is chilling. It´s too bad we no longer have any investigative reporters who would look into who exactly is behind this traitorous bill. All this is is to give our enemies a way to get around safeguards and attack us with impunity.
Honestly, I don´t think that NYC has any more right to the title of most endangered place in the country any more. There are other and better soft targets for the terrorists to go for elsewhere.
But I will say this, they are indeed in danger from the dindus who live there and are no doubt fed up with the cops right now. I think LA, SF, Miami or other big cities have just as much to worry about.
Most surveillance technology is only useful to go back and see if a perp appeared. Since many terrorists seem hell-bent on dying, it´s good for next to nothing. It´s not like they´re carefully watching for something to happen.
WASHINGTON -- A chorus of House and Senate Republicans is calling on congressional leaders to call off the five-week summer break next month to focus on unfinished agenda items. The House and Senate are scheduled to leave town at the end of the day on July 28 and not return until after Labor Day. On Friday, Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Kennedy (R-La.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Luther Strange (R-Ala.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) wrote to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to make a case that
So, after nearly a full day of promoting a story labeling the redoubtable Reddit meme generator HanA**holeSolo the source of President Trump’s WWE vs. CNN logo wrestling gif, it turns out that CNN may have botched the story. HanA**holeSolo apologized for his myriad wrongs and stated that he never meant to promote violence. CNN threatened to out HanA**holeSolo’s identity if he reneged on his apology. And the meme Trump tweeted wasn’t generated by HanA**holeSolo. CNN shot first. According to BuzzFeed, “one user pointed out that what Trump tweeted wasn’t actually HanA**holeSolo’s GIF.” Trump’s gif included both video and audio – whereas
It is perhaps the key piece of forensic evidence in Russia’s suspected efforts to sway the November presidential election, but federal investigators have yet to get their hands on the hacked computer server that handled email from the Democratic National Committee. Indeed, the only cybersecurity specialists who have taken a look at the server are from CrowdStrike, the Irvine, California-based private cybersecurity company that the DNC hired to investigate the hack — but which has come under fire itself for its work. Some critics say CrowdStrike’s evidence for blaming Russia for the hack is thin. Members of Congress say they
The Washington Post added a video to Facebook on Wednesday advising its readers on how to spot and avoid fake news on the internet. The Post noted that sites like Twitter and Facebook are taking steps to identify and combat fake news. "But you shouldn´t leave it up to these big websites to perfectly curate all your news to you all the time," the Post said. "Can you identify the original source of the information in the story?" the publication asked. "If other reputable news outlets haven´t picked up the story, it´s likely you´re looking at fake news." Among the Post‘s tips were double-checking
This is easily the best or worst slogan of all time. Behold, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee´s take on 2018: "I mean, have you seen the other guys?" Derek Willis ? @derekwillis Not exactly the most inspiring political slogan, @dccc: 2:37 PM - 5 Jul 2017 559 559 Retweets 1,399 1,399 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy While this looked at first glance like an potential satire from a Republican firm, it´s apparently quite real and part of a fundraising campaign to decide on a bumper sticker to print. Other options include "She Persisted. We Resisted," and "Make Congress Blue
CNN associate producer Jimmy Carr says Chris Cuomo is only anchor of CNN’s “New Day” because his brother is governor of New York in yet another undercover video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. In the video posted Wednesday, Carr said of Cuomo’s rise, “I don’t have a brother who’s the governor, so … ” The undercover reporter stroked Carr’s ego saying he had just as much “gravitas” as Cuomo and he responded saying, “Just can’t stand the guy when he talks, we’re like shut up.” The Veritas reporter asked for clarification as to who he was talking about and he
Another day, another controversy for CNN as it continues arguably its toughest public relations stretch in its 37-year history. Today’s Exhibit A is an implied threat by the network to reveal the identity of a guy who created a comical video showing the president “wrestling” a CNN logo using old footage of Trump making a cameo at a WWE event in 2007. (Snip) “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” it adds. The last line that basically says, “If you cross us again we’ll tell the world who you are,” and it led to
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is knocking President Trump for not having a "specific agenda" for his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and making suggestions for what the two leaders could discuss. "It´s baffling that @POTUS doesn´t have a specific agenda for the Putin meeting," Schumer tweeted on Wednesday. The Democratic senator added that he would offer the "first few things that come to my mind" before tweeting roughly a dozen suggestions for topics of conversation. Trump is holding a high-stakes meeting with the Russian president later this week, marking their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took
Football player Colin Kaepernick refused to celebrate the Fourth of July, choosing instead to travel to Ghana to experience “true independence.” Kaepernick, famous for kneeling during the National Anthem, released a video Tuesday showing his travels to the African nation. He visited his “home,” Ghana, because he couldn’t celebrate a day that oppressed the rights of his ancestors in America. “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home,” Kaepernick tweeted.
Tennessee GOP Rep. Phil Roe said Tuesday that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is out of bed and getting better after sustaining serious injuries from a gunshot to the hip. (Snip) “[He’s] just out of bed,” Roe said in an interview with WJHL-TV, The Hill reports. “He’s had a very, very, serious injury. He’s not able to eat yet, but he is getting better.” Roe said he has extended an invited to Scalise, who represents Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District, to the University of Tennessee-Louisiana State University football game this fall. “I’ve invited him to the LSU-UT football game in November and hopefully
The 34-year-old man who shot an NYPD veteran in the head early Wednesday was a drifter whose rap sheet included a 2001 bust for beating up a cop in Queens, police sources said. Alexander Bonds allegedly used brass knuckles to pummel the cop from the 111th Precinct. Four others joined in on the beating, sources said. The outcome of that case was not immediately known. Bonds was paroled in 2013 for a robbery in Syracuse when he shot Miosotis Familia, 48, in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx. State Department of Correction records show that he served six years
U.S. officials watched North Korea prepare for the Tuesday launch of its first successful intercontinental ballistic missile, a well-placed senior U.S. official told Fox News – however, no anti-missile defense systems appear to have been activated to shoot down the rocket. The U.S. had watched North Korea fueling the rocket prior to launch, the official said. "Clearly we watch North Korea very closely," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said. (Snip) But because the missile wasn´t a threat to North America, the U.S. declined to attempt to terminate the rocket, which flew 1,700 miles into space and was in flight for
A new online poll finds that Americans trust CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times more than President Trump, Axios reported Tuesday. But amid Trump’s ongoing war against the press, trust is largely split among partisan lines, with 89 percent of Republicans viewing Trump as more trustworthy than CNN while 91 percent of Democrats think the opposite. Among all adults, trust for CNN is 7 points ahead of Trump; among independents, CNN wins by 15 points. Trump on Sunday tweeted a doctored video of a wrestling match between himself and CNN, escalating an ongoing war of rhetoric between
When Kathy Griffin posed for a photoshoot holding a fake decapitated, bloody head of President Donald Trump in June, she likely didn’t think about the wide-reaching implications of her so-called “joke.” While her controversial stunt resulted in some serious professional consequences, it also earned her a lengthy visit from the U.S. Secret Service. Secret Service agents reportedly tracked down Griffin and interviewed her in person for more than an hour. Further, the investigation into the bloody head debacle remains open. (Tweet) Griffin’s attorney, Dmitry Gorin, has claimed the comedian was merely exercising her “First Amendment rights to tell a joke.”
There is no more terrifying bogeyman in all of Portland. The beast steals our jobs and our self-respect. It keeps us from buying homes. It is The Californian. (Snip) Preston Page and Jessica Faraday, who moved to Portland from Southern California in February, woke up to find hateful messages such as "Go back to California" spray-painted across their front door, the front of their house and their car. The vehicle also had deep scratches gouged into it. The vandalism apparently happened at about 2:15 a.m. -- a neighbor heard "a really loud metal-on-metal sound," Faraday said. The neighbor looked out
Donald Trump likes to call Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.” It’s hardly original, but then neither is the color of our president’s hair. On the eve of our national holiday, “Pocahontas” was in Afghanistan with a couple of genuine Republican senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. As for our fearless leader, who claims to be on a never-ending mission to “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump was true to his code by tackling the fairways of one of his incredibly fantastic, and wonderfully magnificent golf courses in New Jersey, half a world away from the front lines. Previous presidents have
A group of Georgia voters and a Colorado-based watchdog organization filed a lawsuit late Monday asking a judge to overturn the results of last month´s 6th Congressional District special election and scrap the state´s voting system, Colorado Politics has learned. The complaint, filed in Fulton County Superior Court, alleges that state and local election officials ignored warnings for months that Georgia´s centralized election system — already known for potential security flaws and lacking a paper trail to verify results — had been compromised and left unprotected from intruders since at least last summer, casting doubt on Republican Karen Handel´s 3.8-point
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network host Andrea Mitchell accused President Donald Trump of not reading, absorbing facts and was “not reality-based” when discussing his foreign policy moves. Partial transcript as follows: SCARBOROUGH: Andrea, you have talked before how Donald Trump thought he could personally charm the Chinese leaders, and we’ve seen this happen before throughout history. Famously FDR thought he could charm Stalin at Yalta. George W. Bush thought that he could charm Putin, talking about, you know, seeing into his soul, but Donald Trump, this has happened time and again, and he appears to be more susceptible to
Senate Democrats are turning to procedural tactics to delay confirmation of President Trump’s appeals court picks, and conservative groups are firing back with a new ad in Michigan trying to force two Democrats to clear a path for one embattled nominee. (Snip) The senators are flexing the chamber’s “blue slip” tradition, which gives individual lawmakers an exceptional amount of say in judges from their home state. Under the tradition, if both home-state senators don’t return their blue slips, signaling acceptance, Senate leaders will hold off on action on that pick. Neither Ms. Stabenow nor Mr. Peters have returned their
Colin Kaepernick took to social media July 4 to explain why he took a recent trip to Ghana to find his own independence. His Twitter post features a video of his journey, while an Instagram post featuring the same video included a this message from Kaepernick, starting with a quote from Frederick Douglass. "What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?" - Frederick Douglass. In a quest to find my personal independence, I had to find out where my ancestors came from. I set out tracing my African ancestral roots, and it lead me to
President Obama is engaged in acts that may go against the Logan Act which prohibits Americans from committing treason by acting with other governments against the US. A summary of the Logan Act follows: The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 ) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization. Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of the Alien and
Her names was Monica Peterson, a Research Fellow and Assistant Director at the Human Trafficking Center in Colorado who traveled to Haiti to investigate ongoing allegations of rampant human trafficking – primarily of children. While there she messaged colleagues the following: I can’t say to what extent, but there is human trafficking happening through the Clinton’s Caraol Complex. And mining has always been historically linked to trafficking, slavery, and labor exploitation. I’d like to go see for myself who’s laboring at Morne Bossa, but I would hypothesize that the Dominicans are doing the contractual oversight of the mining, while marginalized Haitians are
Transgender politics have taken Americans by surprise, and caught some lawmakers off guard. Just a few short years ago, not many could have imagined a high-profile showdown over transgender men and women’s access to single-sex bathrooms in North Carolina. But transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us—children—and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community. As explained in my 2016 peer reviewed article, “Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate,” professionals who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy will find themselves
Bill Gates has warned that European leaders risk deepening the migrant crisis by being too generous to those arriving on the continent. The Microsoft founder said countries such as Germany will not be able to handle the ´huge´ numbers of migrants waiting to leave Africa and find a better life overseas. Instead, the 61-year-old suggested spending more on foreign aid to treat the root causes of migration, while making it more difficult for people to reach the continent. Speaking in an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag newspaper, with a translation published by Breitbart, he said: ´On the one