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”

New York Lawmaker Vows to Ban Food Stamp Recipients from Buying Steak, Lobster, Candy

Source – Breitbart Republican State Senator Patty Ritchie of New York introduced a bill that would prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy lobster, steak, and candy bars. “Many of these items aren’t just unhealthy,” Ritchie said in a statement about her proposal, “they’re also expensive.” New York state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) already forbids food stamp recipients from making non-food purchases for alcohol and … Continue reading New York Lawmaker Vows to Ban Food Stamp Recipients from Buying Steak, Lobster, Candy

Staten Island Ferry Terminal Reopens After NYPD Activity

Source – WABC The St. George Terminal has reopened to Staten Island Ferry passengers after earlier police activity. The NYPD evacuated the terminal to check out a suspicious package. The terminal closed just before 6 p.m. and was reopened about 30 minutes later. An Eyewitness News viewer posted on social media that the terminal was evacuated. https://twitter.com/thenobsnygirl/status/702631271562940418/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw   Continue reading Staten Island Ferry Terminal Reopens After NYPD Activity

NYC spent almost $1M on unused design for new Bronx police station, goes with ‘bunker’ instead

Source – The New York Daily News It will be — when it is finally finished — a brand-new police station in the toughest precinct in the city, with a rooftop garden, a climbing wall for cops and a community space meant to salve relations between officers and citizens of the South Bronx. But to get there, the city has spent nearly $1 million on … Continue reading NYC spent almost $1M on unused design for new Bronx police station, goes with ‘bunker’ instead

Cops Caught Forcing Scientists to Falsify DNA Tests To Get More Prosecutions — Now They’re Furious

Source – John Vibes – The Free Thought Project New York, NY – A group of scientists who worked at a crime lab for the New York State police are now suing the department, claiming that the agency encouraged them to overlook false test results so they could get more prosecutions. The three scientists who filed the lawsuit said that they attempted to correct some … Continue reading Cops Caught Forcing Scientists to Falsify DNA Tests To Get More Prosecutions — Now They’re Furious

Ex-owner of gun shop that sold weapons used in Bronx cop shooting says blame the criminals, not the guns

The ex-owner of the gun shop that sold the weapon used to shoot two city cops in a NYCHA stairwell says the public should blame the poison, not the peddler.

“I have no responsibility for [the shootings],” Bill Bernstein told the Daily News Sunday.

“Once the gun leaves my shop I have no control over what people do,” said the conservative Republican. Continue reading “Ex-owner of gun shop that sold weapons used in Bronx cop shooting says blame the criminals, not the guns”

No Conviction Home

The morning of May 4, 2011, Jameelah El-Shabazz watched out the window of her Bronx apartment as a team of police officers fanned across the rooftop of Banana Kelly High School. The 43-year-old mother of five said she didn’t think much of the scene – drug raids were common in her neighborhood.

As she did most mornings, El-Shabazz said she went to her bedroom to feed her newborn son and to worship before a shrine of candles and carvings arranged atop her wardrobe. Her most treasured object was a wooden tray her father had brought her from Nigeria. A deity of the Ifa religion, which she practices as a high priestess, was carved on its surface and covered in a residue of finely crushed eggshells. El-Shabazz used the substance, known in her faith as efun powder, to cleanse the shrine. She took fresh clumps of the powder from a cup and began to break it up in her hands.

That’s when the narcotics officers kicked in the door. Continue reading “No Conviction Home”

Fascist NYPD Commissioner Wants to Ban Criminals From Traveling in New York.

Brian S. Marks
The Police State Journal / FTSN Newsdesk
February 1, 2016

Second major report on travel ban in as many weeks

Subway crime has been on the uptake in the month of January 2016, highlighted by the fact that there have been several passengers slashed randomly on trains, placing people on edge in the city.  Felonies have gone up approximately 35% this year as compared to last, according to a New York Post report, and assaults jumped up to 31 from 11 .  There were 7 subway slashing incidents this past month in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Total subway crime complaints jumped up 29% compared to the last year jumping up to 189 incidents from 147 incidents, according the stats given by the NYPD; many of these crimes done by pick pockets of straphangers sleeping on the subway system for their higher priced electronics goods, and even perps groping people’s private parts. Continue reading “Fascist NYPD Commissioner Wants to Ban Criminals From Traveling in New York.”

The Real Potential Effects of the Snowmaggedon Martial Law Drill in the Big Apple

Snowmaggedon 2016 is now over, but while the snow storm that had crippled much of the east coast, New York City became the epicenter of the storm and for about 17 hours was in a state of martial law.  The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, in league with the New York City Mayor, Bill deBlasio, issued a travel ban at 2:30 PM Saturday, which was eventually lifted at 7 AM on Sunday.

But there is one thing that really should keep you on alert abouNew Yort Snowstorm Jonas: only in New York State, which only had 26.8 inches, as opposed to 42 inches in Glengary, W.Va. had taken the additional steps of having a travel ban, as opposed to having a state of emergency.   Click here to see a comparison of what was expected, what actually fell to the ground, and what areas were hit hardest. Continue reading “The Real Potential Effects of the Snowmaggedon Martial Law Drill in the Big Apple”