New York Post – by Craig McCarthy, Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.
A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said. Continue reading “NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week”
New York Post – by Tina Moore and Craig McCarthy
The NYPD is disbanding its undercover anti-crime unit — nearly six years after one of its plainclothes cops killed Eric Garner with a chokehold, sparking the rallying cry of “I can’t breathe” for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced the change Monday afternoon at police headquarters, describing ending the unit as “seismic” shift culturally in the NYPD. Continue reading “NYPD disbands anti-crime unit after ‘disproportionate’ number of shootings”
New York Daily News
Video posted on social media of NYPD cops arresting a Manhattan deliveryman for violating the city’s 8 p.m. curfew drew a sharp rebuke Friday from Mayor de Blasio.
Delivery workers have been deemed essential by the city and are exempt from the curfew that was put in place Tuesday to tamp down on late-night violence amid the George Floyd protests.
Continue reading “Mayor slams NYPD for arresting ‘essential’ delivery worker for violating curfew during George Floyd protests”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Friday night announced the suspension of two NYPD officers who assaulted protesters in separate incidents last week. One officer has been suspended without pay for pushing a female protester to the street, while the other was suspended without pay for pulling down a protester’s face mask and pepper spraying him. (A supervisor who was at the scene of the first incident will be transferred.) Continue reading “NYPD Suspends Two Officers Who Assaulted Protesters”
Retired top generals reacted with alarm Tuesday to President Trump’s plan to use active-duty military to patrol cities where police have failed to contain violence, while Democrats in Congress said they would seek to block funding for any domestic troop deployment.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said that he would introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would outlaw the use of Defense Department funding to be used against American citizens engaged in protest demonstrations. Continue reading “Trump’s plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals”
WASHINGTON — As sirens wailed and flash-bang grenades popped across the street, President Donald Trump announced from the Rose Garden that he would use the U.S. military to stop the riots across the country that have been sparked by the death of George Floyd. Continue reading “Trump says he will deploy military if state officials can’t contain protest violence”
New York Daily News
A curfew is being imposed in New York City following four consecutive nights of protests against police brutality that have led to clashes with cops and looting, Gov. Cuomo said Monday.
Continue reading “Cuomo to impose curfew in New York City”
Just as we have been saying , since they came in for Occupy Wall Street.
Perhaps people will Wake Up. I hope so..’
Meanwhile, we Trenchers will sit back, watch, and prepare.
NEW YORK (WABC) — New York City leaders say small groups of people have turned peaceful protests into heated clashes with police. Continue reading “NYC officials blame protest violence on small group of ‘anarchists’”
Pocket – by Allie Wilkinson
We humans often watch and wonder at wildlife. But a defense agency’s new initiative turns the tables—it aims to deploy marine animals to keep an eye on human activity.
The agency wants to know if sea life ranging from bioluminescent plankton to goliath grouper can serve as components of underwater surveillance systems capable of detecting the enemy’s oceangoing drones, large nuclear submarines and other underwater vehicles. The research effort is called Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS). Continue reading “Military Tries Out Fish as Underwater Spies”
New York Post – by Jackie Salo
New video shows a Seattle cop stop his colleague from using his knee to pin a protester by the neck during demonstrations against the killing of George Floyd — who died after being restrained in the same manner.
Journalist Matt McKnight shared footage Saturday night of two officers tackling a white protester to the ground outside of a T-Mobile store. Continue reading “Seattle cop removes colleague’s knee from protester’s neck, video shows”
New York Post – by Mark Moore
President Trump said on Sunday the government will designate Antifa — the far-left extremist group his administration says is carrying out violence during the nationwide George Floyd protests — as a “terrorist” organization.
“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” the president said on Twitter. Continue reading “Trump says he will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization”
KINGSVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) – The man who died after being taken into police custody in Minneapolis is a Texas native who attended Texas A&M-Kingsville in the 90s, KBTX confirmed on Thursday. Continue reading “George Floyd attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the 90s”
New York Daily News
New York City protesters who marched through Manhattan outraged at George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis cop were “bent on confronting the police” unlike most peaceful demonstrations, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said Friday.
Continue reading “NYC protesters angry over George Floyd’s death were ‘bent on confronting the police,’ NYPD Chief Terence Monahan says”
Sunset – by Robin Jackson
Inspired by the ginger and turmeric wellness shots you can get at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, but with the added health benefits of apple cider vinegar and bourbon(!), this tangy robust cocktail from Oldfield’s Liquor Room in Culver City California is, as the title suggests, just what the doctor ordered. Continue reading “Doctor’s Orders: Make This Tangy Cocktail”
New York Post – by Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
This bear encounter could have had a real grisly outcome.
A 12-year-old Italian boy kept his cool when he stumbled onto a massive brown bear while picnicking with his family — and walked away unscathed, according to reports. Continue reading “12-year-old boy keeps cool in wild bear encounter: ‘best day of my life’”
Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday, authorities said, as state and federal authorities investigated the arrest of a black man who died after being pinned to the ground. Continue reading “Four Minneapolis officers are fired after video shows one kneeling on neck of black man who later died, mayor says”
New York Post – by Lee Brown
They have high hopes for a coronavirus breakthrough.
A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent or treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a study. Continue reading “Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent and treat coronavirus”
New York Post – by Dana Kennedy, Khristina Narizhnaya
About 200 people, mostly small business owners, railed against Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio during a Staten Island rally calling for an end to the COVID-19 shutdown and a return to work. Continue reading “Angry New York business owners demand end to coronavirus lockdown”
New York Post – by Eric Spitznagel
Patti Mulhearn Lydon, 68, doesn’t have rose-colored memories of attending Woodstock in August 1969. The rock festival, which took place over four days in Bethel, NY, mostly reminds her of being covered in mud and daydreaming about a hot shower. Continue reading “Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969”