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At Least 48 Dead, Millions Without Power in Sandy’s Aftermath

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

‘The misery of superstorm Sandy’s devastation grew Tuesday as millions along the U.S. East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days, and huge swaths of New York City remained eerily quiet. The U.S. death toll climbed to at least 48, many of the victims killed by falling trees, and rescue work continued.

The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with hurricane force cut power to more than 8.2 million across the East and put the presidential campaign on hold just one week before Election Day.

New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart closed for a second day. The storm caused the worst damage in the 108-year history of the city’s subway system, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it could be four or five days before the biggest U.S. transit system was running again.’

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Anti-Islamic Advertisements to Hit NYC

September 24, 2012 1 comment

 September 22, 2012

‘Anti-Islamic advertisements will go up across New York City’s subway system next week after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority could not legally refuse to host the signs on the basis of “demeaning” language.

As early as next Monday, ten NYC subway stations will showcase adverts declaring, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” The campaign was created by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an organization considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center watch group.’

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Food Police? Mayor Bloomberg Bans Food Donations to Homeless Shelters

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:01

‘Apparently going without is more nutritious than having food that is not nutritionally perfect. At least in Michael Bloomberg’s eyes it is. I will admit I will savor chips, cocktail weenies and sugary punches when I wandered the streets as I lacked cooking facilities to make proper food. I also dumpster dived to supplement my intake as I found those food choices lacking for the carbo and protein burning rigors of sleeping outdoors and carrying everything I owned on my back. Homeless and hungry tip-Trader Joe’s has awesome noms from the dumpster.

The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless. In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans…’

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7/7: Institutional Denial

February 10, 2012 3 comments

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New York: 31 people shot citywide in 48 hr period.

September 6, 2011 Leave a comment

In one of the bloodiest weekends in recent city history, 31 people were brutally shot in roughly 48 hours this weekend — including three kids at a house party-turned-shooting gallery in The Bronx.

25 people had been shot as of Sunday night, but by early Monday morning, six more people were shot in three separate incidents in Brooklyn.

Four people were shot at 12:45 a.m. at what appeared to be a barbecue on East 54th Street. One of the victims, 18-year-old Tyrief Gary, has died. The other three are in stable condition

the chest at 4:24 a.m. and 6 a.m., the first at Linden Boulevard and Nostrand Ave and the second at 57 Empire Boulevard. Both victims were taken to Kings County hospital where they’re in critical condition.

Police sources believe the three shootings this morning are connected to the pre-dawn festivities leading up to today’s West Indian Day parade. The traditional celebration, known as J’ouvert, has been the scene of numerous shootings in the past, although cops have had it under control in recent years.

Calling the chilling violence “just unconscionable,” Mayor Bloomberg demanded that the feds step up their efforts to get illegal weapons off the streets.

“We just cannot continue to have these guns in the hands of kids who don’t understand the value of human life,” he said.

Two dozen of the victims were shot in 13 incidents between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. yesterday, authorities said.

More than half of those were wounded — one fatally — within a five-hour stretch, from 3 to 8 a.m. yesterday.

The 25th victim was shot at 9 a.m. yesterday.

The one-day crime wave mirrored the city’s drug-fueled epidemic of violence in the 1980s and ’90s, police sources said.

“Last night was unbelievable,” one source said. “I can’t remember a couple of hours like these since the days of crack.”

The violence continued during the day yesterday, with at least five more shootings through midnight, one of them fatal.

A total of eight people alone were shot at 3:40 a.m. at the out-of-control house party on East 221st Street in The Bronx Sunday, authorities said.

The violence erupted after one man crashed the gig and then got into an argument with another male partygoer, sources said. Each opened fire on the other, spraying the panicked crowd with at least 21 bullets.

“I heard three shots, then a bunch more,” said a neighbor who asked that her name be withheld. “Then I heard people going over the fence and women screaming.”

Sabine Walters, 48 — whose daughter threw the “liquor barbecue” bash and whose 11-year-old son, Shaquan, was hit in the right calf by a bullet — said, “I looked around, screaming, ‘Where’s my son? Where’s my son?’ ”

Shaquan, his leg wrapped in white gauze, looked terrified as he whimpered to a reporter from his bed at Jacobi Hospital, “My foot hurts.”

Police said they were searching for 17-year-old Oneil DaSilva, of Mount Vernon, in connection with the shooting. His rap sheet includes nine arrests for attempted murder, third-degree assault and burglary.

The second suspect has not been identified.

The other two wounded kids were a 13-year-old girl hit in the left thigh and a 14-year-old girl shot in the back. Both were in stable condition last night.

Five men were also shot at the party. A 24-year-old victim, shot twice in the chest, was in critical condition.

The most gravely injured victim in the other shootings was a man shot on East 93rd Street in Brooklyn. He later died.

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