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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.

Bill Bratton

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?”


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


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.

earl nash

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.


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.


De Blasio and the NYPD blame leap year for crime spike

Sounds like these people used some Common Core methodology.


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.


Nearly every NYPD cop hates Mayor de Blasio

Gee, I wonder why


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.”


Liberal Logic: NYC mayor says slashing spike due to gun control


Via Fox News: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the explosion in random slashings this year shows the city is getting guns off the streets, but critics say it’s another NYPD policy that is driving the blade attacks: The end of stop-and-frisk.

De Blasio’s claim earlier this month that violent criminals are using knives, razor blades and boxcutters to maim strangers because they can’t get their hands on firearms prompted skepticism from law enforcement experts. Slashings have jumped about 20 percent this year compared to the first three months of 2015, with attacks occurring on the subway, at tourist attractions and in outer borough neighborhoods long plagued by crime.


“I’m not a criminologist,” de Blasio told reporters in response to a question about the knife attacks. “But I can safely say that guns are being taken off the street in an unprecedented way. Some people, unfortunately, are turning to a different weapon.”

Some law enforcement experts aren’t buying the mayor’s explanation for the rise in knife crime. “These criminals didn’t just start carrying knives out of the blue or because of the guns getting taken — I don’t believe that for a second,” former NYPD Detective Scott Prendergast, who runs the private investigation service Cornelius Investigations, told FoxNews.com.

Instead, Prendergast blames the rise in knife attacks on de Blasio for ending “stop-and-frisk,” a policy in which police officers stop people based on suspicion and frisk them for weapons or other illegal items. “The increase in knives is more connected to ending stop and frisk . . . so the criminals know they can carry knives like they did back in the 1980s,” Prendergast said.

Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute who studies crime, agreed. “I’m not quite sure why violent people would switch to knife carrying over gun carrying when their chances of being stopped and frisked or arrested are already so low,” she told FoxNews.com.

Asked for evidence backing up the mayor’s claim about guns, the NYPD sent FoxNews.com data showing that gun-related arrests in 2016 have risen to 559 from 476 during the same period last year. And that at the same time as they arrested more people for having guns, shooting incidents fell to 130 from 161 and murders fell to 44 from 63.

Those statistics are consistent with the mayor’s argument, but Prendergast noted that crimes in general are up. There were 402 more felonious assaults so far this year compared to the same time period last year – a 14 percent increase. Through the first two months of the year, there were 567 slashing attacks, some 20 percent above the pace set in early 2015. Police data also show that shootings, while down in 2016 so far, are still higher than they were two years ago when de Blasio took office. “I have lived and worked in New York City my whole life and it is definitely starting to remind me of the 1980s as far as unsavory characters being a lot more visible,” Prendergast said.

De Blasio said the city’s next project is to crack down on illegal knives and that the best way to do so is with “broken windows” policing – meaning enforcing laws against relatively minor crimes and shaking the perps down for weapons. “I believe in quality-of-life policing, or ‘Broken Windows Policing,’” de Blasio said.  “I get the reports every day. Someone’s jumping a turnstile [or] someone had some other kind of infraction and… it turns out they have a weapon,” he said.

But critics say de Blasio doesn’t fully allow police to practice what he preaches, because this year New York City decriminalized a host of minor crimes including public urination, drinking in public and littering. “So obviously they’re not doing ‘broken windows’ policing,” Prendergast said.


Black assailant knocks white man to ground, shouts, ‘This is for Malcolm X, cracker!’

Obama built that.


From the NY Post: The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a possible anti-white bias attack in Brooklyn — the second in a week.

A 51-year-old man walking along Nostrand Avenue near Glenwood Road in Flatbush was forcefully knocked to the ground by a 6-foot-1 black man around 3:40 p.m. Monday, police sources said. The victim told investigators that the assailant shouted, “This is for Malcolm X, cracker!” as he fell to the ground, sources said.

The man suffered pain in his neck, back and left shoulder, but refused medical attention at the scene.

Police are also investigating another possible bias attack on Sunday involving a man who allegedly sucker-punched straphanger Randy Aveille, 44, at the Church Avenue subway station at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 5 and spewed racial hatred at him. Cops released surveillance video of Aveille’s attacker on Wednesday in hopes of tracking him down. Authorities are investigating whether the attacks are related, sources said.

Victim Randy Aveille

Victim Randy Aveille

Aveille told The Post on Sunday that he had just gotten off the subway with his girlfriend and was headed to the steps when a man came from behind and began pummeling him in his face. “I was blindsided by a guy who started hitting my face,” Aveille said. “I was walking, and as I was approaching the steps, somebody came from behind me.” He said his fiancée heard the man say, “Watch who you look at!”