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NYPD has refused all ICE detainer requests this year

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Claro que si.

From NY Post: Federal immigration authorities have made 109 requests to the NYPD to detain people since Jan. 1 — and the city hasn’t helped out on any of them.

Larry Byrne, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner on legal matters, revealed the figure Monday. “We’ve honored zero of them so far, none,” he said.

Byrne added that only three of the requests qualified for assistance under the city law providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Part of the law allows the NYPD to hold someone for 48 hours while Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents obtain a warrant. “In all three of those instances, the person was transferred to the custody of the Department of Corrections before the 48-hour time elapsed,” Byrne said. “So we honored zero detainers.”

President Trump has vowed to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with his efforts to deport more undocumented immigrants with criminal records.

Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) said the city should be more transparent about how it handles detainer requests. “The public should really be given the details of why these folks were arrested and allowed to make their own judgement calls,” he said. “These could be burglars, gang members and violent criminals. City Hall should own this entire policy and be held accountable if any of these particular people become repeat offenders.

Mayor de Blasio described the city law as “just and balanced.”

“It was never legally challenged by anyone,” he said. “It’s a third way in this whole national discussion because it protects the safety of people here without demonizing all immigrants.”

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Mayor de Blasio claims hot dog carts are causing global warming

This guy is full of hot air.

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Via NY Post: The de Blasio administration is trying to limit the number of food trucks in the city by claiming that each hot-dog and kabob cart causes more pollution than a truck ride to Los Angeles.

Deputy Health Commissioner Corinne Schiff made the claim at a City Council hearing Wednesday, in an apparent effort to sink a bill that would nearly double the number of food-vendor permits in the city by 2023.

“Meat grilling is a significant source of air pollution in the city,” Schiff said. “One additional vendor grilling meat emits an amount of particle pollution in one day equivalent to what a diesel truck emits driving 3,500 miles.”

The new bill would boost the number of permits to 8,000 by 2023 and also create an enforcement team to sniff out violations.

Since 1983, the number of street-food vending permits has remained steady at 4,235. But there are likely more carts than that on the streets, as some vendors simply open shop without a license and work until they are caught.

Schiff argued any increase in the number of food carts needs to come with regulations stipulating that the carts operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.

City Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan), who is sponsoring the bill to increase the permits, wondered if this was already the case. “We have laws in the city about air quality that currently stipulate that any food establishment has got to have a hood over a grill,” Levine said. “Is that not currently the law?”

Schiff, however, said there are no such laws regulating the carts as she suggested the proposals be delayed to ensure better pollution safeguards.

“We really see this as an opportunity to work with the council to think through how we might use this modernization act to improve air quality,” she said. “The current laws don’t actually control the emissions that we’re concerned about.”

Business-improvement districts and residents throughout the city also pushed for delays on increasing vendor permits, saying there are too many already in some neighborhoods, but welcomed increased enforcement.

“The enforcement idea is a great idea,” said Ellen Baer, co-chair of the NYC BID Association. “Let’s see if this works, let’s see how it works, let’s see if it’s sufficiently funded, let’s see how many resources they need — before we start adding to the chaos.”

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But street vendors argued they’ve waited too long for reforms that would allow them to transition from operating illegally to legally.

Sean Basinski, director of the Street Vendor Project, described the bills as “far from our dream,” but said he supports most of what they call for.  “It is a reasonable compromise,” he said. “Vendors have been waiting 35 years for this change . . . We certainly welcome a study being done, but we don’t think that should delay the progress that needs to be made. The time for reform is now.”

Before the hearing, some vendors rallied outside, demanding that city officials and police stop harassing them and treating them like criminals. The bill will remain before the committee while members discuss possible changes.

h/t Weasel Zippers

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NY Police Commissioner Bratton slams pro-gun lawmakers as ‘political prostitutes’

Obviously the liberal narrative has been set: Do not blame the shooter, a radical ideology (Islam), the wife who didn’t report the shooter’s intended actions, or the FBI. Gotta blame the NRA, of course.

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Via NY Post: Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday blasted Congress’s failure to restrict access to assault weapons like the ones used in the Orlando massacre, saying pro-gun lawmakers are political prostitutes who put the NRA ahead of the American people.

“Shame on them,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“They are totally beholden — they prostitute themselves in front of the NRA. They are putting the interest of their own political careers and that of the NRA ahead of the American people.”

The harsh comments came when Bratton was asked about a bill rejected by the Senate shortly after the killing of 14 people last December in San Bernardino that would have prohibited people on terrorist watch lists from buying assault weapons.

“If you’re on a terrorist watch list, you can go buy a gun. If you’re on a no-fly list, you can go buy a gun. Or as they are now proposing in Congress … if you are under investigation by the FBI for potential terrorist-related activity, that you might be precluded from getting a gun,” he said. (Mateen wasn’t under any current investigation by the FBI. In fact, the FBI found no sufficient evidence to continue with their investigations. As a result, Mateen was not under investigation or surveillance when he committed the massacre.)

“With this Congress, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for any meaningful action.”

The commissioner defended the FBI from criticism that the agency made a mistake by removing Orlando shooter Omar Mateen from a terror watch list after monitoring him for 10 months beginning in 2013.

“The individual responsible for these murders here was interviewed by the FBI two or three times several years ago and was deemed at that time not to be a person that would warrant full-time surveillance going forward…,” Bratton said.

We have limited resources to work with. The [FBI] is stretched very thin. In New York, I’m fortunate that I’ve got almost 1,000 police officers assigned to counterterrorism along with over 100 assigned to the FBI to work on these cases.”

He added that surveillance of one individual can involve the efforts of anywhere from 18 to 24 officers per day. “If you are dealing with hundreds [of people], who has that type of manpower and resources to be able to do that type of closed surveillance?”

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NY husband charged with manslaughter for killing wife’s would-be rapist

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From ABC 7 NY: A husband has been charged with manslaughter after police said he killed a man who was trying to rape his wife in their Bronx apartment building.

Police said a woman was returning to her Washington Avenue apartment around 10:15 p.m. Monday.

According to the New York City Police Department, a man illegally entered the building, approached the woman and hit her, causing bruises to her forehead before removing her clothes. The woman was able to break free and call her husband on her cellphone.

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Her husband, who was outside the building, rushed inside. Police said the husband confronted the suspect on the sixth floor and assaulted him.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Earl Nash of the Bronx, was taken in critical condition with trauma to his head and body to Lincoln Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The husband, identified as Mamadou Diallo, was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter.

The husband Mamadou Diallo

The husband Mamadou Diallo

Nash has served five years behind bars for a 2006 conviction for selling drugs and bribery. He was released in February 2011, returned the next April, and then was released July 2015.

More details from the Daily Mail:

  • Mamadou Diallo, 61, was charged with manslaughter for beating Earl Nash with a tire iron inside Bronx apartment building elevator on Monday night
  • Nash, 43, broke into apartment with Diallo’s wife and her sister inside
  • When the wife tried to offer him money, he said: ‘I’m going to rape you’ 
  • Wife and sister fought off Nash long enough for her to call Diallo
  • He was in a car outside and rushed back in and fractured Nash’s skull
  • Wife thought she was going to die and told her husband ‘don’t let him out’
  • Nash died in hospital at 1.30am from ‘severe trauma to the head and body’
  • He had lengthy criminal history and had been arrested 19 times before

Read their whole story here.

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De Blasio blames news headlines for plummeting approval ratings

De Blasio’s slipping ratings? Not due to the fact his Commission on Human Rights will fine a business up to $250,000 if they don’t use a correct gender pronoun.

Not due to the fact that he blamed rising crime on the leap year.

Not due to the fact that he is refusing to deport illegal alien criminals.

Not due to the fact that he re-appointed a judge who went soft on cop-hating thugs.

Not due to the fact that he blamed Bloomberg for the growing homeless problem.

Nope. Apparently the slip in his approval rating is due to newspaper headlines.

Mayor Bill de Blasio (RIGHT) is joined by his wife Chirlane McCray at a Halloween celebration at Gracie Mansion. Photo credit Robert Mecea

Mayor Bill de Blasio (RIGHT) is joined by his wife Chirlane McCray at a Halloween celebration at Gracie Mansion. Photo credit Robert Mecea

Via NY Post: Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday blamed his plummeting approval ratings on “relentless negative headlines” — not the seven corruption and fundraising scandals swirling around his administration.

“I think it is telling that those numbers were very, very strong for two full years, and then there’s relentless negative headlines,” de Blasio said in an interview with WNYC radio, referring to his latest Quinnipiac University poll that shows only 43 percent of voters believe he is honest and trustworthy.

That’s down from the 60 percent in the same poll in January.

“Of course people are going to be influenced by them [negative headlines] in the short term,” de Blasio added. “I’ve told you, when everything comes to light, we have done everything appropriately, legally,” he continued.

“And then I think the public will look at that and in fact say — OK, there were a lot of allegations thrown at this guy, but in the end there was nothing there.”

Last week, de Blasio drew scorn by announcing that the emails and other communications between himself and five “advisers” would be shielded from public scrutiny — even though the advisers represent clients seeking favors from the city.

In past months, de Blasio and his administration have been revealed as the subject of multiple state and federal investigations. Those include an FBI probe into allegations of favors-for-gifts corruption in the NYPD, federal and state probe into favors-for-campaign donations allegations involving the mayor’s attempt to aid upstate Democratic races in 2014, and a federal probe into allegations that the mayor benefited from straw-donor donations in 2013.

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De Blasio and the NYPD blame leap year for crime spike

Sounds like these people used some Common Core methodology.

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Via NY Post: Overall index crime has gone up — and it’s all because of the leap year, NYPD officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

“Overall index crime for the month of April as you heard fell 4.2 percent. That brings us to approximately a 1 percent increase for the year to date,” explained Deputy Commissioner Dermot Shea.

“We’re carrying an extra year this year with the leap year,” he added. “An extra day,” de Blasio interjected. “And we’re seeing an increase, an extra day,” Shea continued, “and we’re seeing an increase in grand larceny complaints, particularly skimming.”

There have been 31,132 index crimes so far this year, compared to 30,807 crimes over the same period of time in 2015, police said.

Since the average number of index crimes a day is 257.28, the extra day at the end of February could’ve accounted for the uptick in incidents.

Shea said four of the five boroughs have seen a crime decrease, but in the Bronx, crime went up 8 percent. There were 27 homicides recorded in April 2016, compared to 25 in April of last year.

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Nearly every NYPD cop hates Mayor de Blasio

Gee, I wonder why

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Via NY Post: The vast majority of NYPD cops hate Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a police union survey. An overwhelming 96 percent of the 6,000 cops polled have unfavorable opinions of Hizzoner, with 88 percent holding “very unfavorable” opinions of him, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association survey found.

Eight-five percent of cops gave City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito an unfavorable rating, and 96 percent are dissatisfied with the City Council in general.

Top cop Bill Bratton, however, received higher ratings, with 66 percent of cops approving of his performance, the survey says.

Ninety-seven percent of PBA members said they feel less safe on duty, and the same percentage of respondents said they felt less likely to take action now, fearing lawsuits or complaints.

“The brave men and women who risk their lives to protect New Yorkers should feel confident that their hard work is having a positive impact,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, as this survey proves, the majority of our police officers do not feel supported by Mayor de Blasio’s administration or the city council, and believe their unfavorable public safety policies have New York City on the wrong track.”

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