Partial Platform Collapse Disrupts NYC Subway Service in the North Bronx

For the second time in two weeks, construction issues at the decrepit Dyre Avenue 5 Subway train station, in the Eastchester section of The Bronx, caused a collapse at the terminal for the line.

This time though, the partial platform collapse, which occurred at around 8:00 last night, was caused by machinery too heavy for the island platform at the station in its current condition to handle, causing plywood to fall onto the tracks making it easy for trains to derail.

The collapse caused an emergency shutdown of the 5 Subway between Eastchester-Dyre Ave and East 180th Street, and with the planned FASTTrack on the 2 Subway Line affecting 5 Subway service passengers living in the northern parts of the line had an even more difficult time getting home.  According to the FDNY, no injuries happened as a result; however, the scene of the collapse was under investigation. Continue reading “Partial Platform Collapse Disrupts NYC Subway Service in the North Bronx”

North Carolina Lawmaker: ‘Keep Our State Straight’

RALEIGH, N.C. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican’s plea to “keep our state straight.” The criticism came a day after dueling demonstrations drew thousands of protesters for and against the law, ending with the arrests of 54 people voicing their opposition to the law in the Legislative Building. At … Continue reading North Carolina Lawmaker: ‘Keep Our State Straight’

Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them ‘state property’

TURKEY’S Islamist government has stepped up its war on Christianity by seizing all the churches in one city and declaring them state property. UK Express President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement. The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of … Continue reading Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them ‘state property’

Georgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Monday vetoed a controversial religious liberties bill that had provoked outrage from Hollywood, sports leagues and corporations for what critics said was its discrimination against gay and transgender people. “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, which I and my family have been a part of for generations,” Deal … Continue reading Georgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay

The FBI Has Been Databasing Suspicious Memes And Their Creators For Five Years to Silence Political Dissent

Blacklisted News | March 1, 2016 – News has been making rounds across the internet that the FBI in collusion with the National Science Foundation has sunk nearly one million dollars into a program at the University of Indiana developed with the goal of: “The project is aimed at modeling the diffusion of information online and empirically discriminating among models of mechanisms driving the spread … Continue reading The FBI Has Been Databasing Suspicious Memes And Their Creators For Five Years to Silence Political Dissent

Obama plan would let NSA share data with other US agencies

Source – The New York Post The Obama administration is planning to permit the National Security Agency to share with other US intelligence agencies the private communications it collects from foreigners’ phone calls and messages, according to a report. The change would give access to intercepted data to more intelligence analysts, The New York Times reported. The messages include communications that cross network switches in … Continue reading Obama plan would let NSA share data with other US agencies

Mastercard launching selfie payments

Source – CNN Money

MasterCard wants to ditch the old-fashioned password and use selfies to approve online purchases.

The company announced it is launching new mobile technologies that will allow customers to authenticate their online purchases using selfies or fingerprints.

The technology will be rolled out by big banks in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and some European countries over the next few months. Continue reading “Mastercard launching selfie payments”

MINORITY REPORT? Police working on software that PREDICTS crime before it happens

Source A NEW crime prediction system is being developed by police to try to get ahead of criminals in Britain – but watchdogs insist the scheme is “a long way from Minority Report”. HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary Sir Thomas Winsor has revealed work has started on the project, sparking suggestions it could have echoes of the sci-fi film in which the concept of ‘predictive … Continue reading MINORITY REPORT? Police working on software that PREDICTS crime before it happens

Federal Court Rules You Can Be Arrested Simply for Filming the Police

Source – Derrick BrozeAntimedia

(ANTIMEDIA) Philadelphia, PA — A federal appeals court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled that filming the police without a specific challenge or criticism is not constitutionally protected.

The cases of Fields v. City of Philadelphia, and Geraci v. City of Philadelphia involve two different incidents where individuals were arrested for filming the police. Richard Fields, a Temple University student, was arrested after stopping to take a picture of a large group of police outside a house party. Amanda Geraci, a legal observer with CopWatch Berkeley, attended a large protest against fracking in September 2012 and was arrested while filming the arrest of another protester. Continue reading “Federal Court Rules You Can Be Arrested Simply for Filming the Police”