Newark — Three teenagers and a 20-year-old Newark man have been arrested and charged with the murder of a pizza deliveryman in the state´s largest city last week, prosecutors said. Shaquille Faines, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were charged with felony murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses in the Sept. 1 killing of 20-year-old Jesus Torres, who was working as a deliveryman for Pizza Hut when he was shot and killed in Newark´s West Ward, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. Torres was making deliveries near South 11th Street and 13th Avenue around
Comments: Story repeated over and over: young person tries to make a few bucks delivering pizza, winds up dead at the hands of someone with a name like Shaquille or Devontarious. Ssssssh, there´s no pattern to any of these crimes.
Helpless people get preyed upon by the scum of society. Law abiding have no guns, the law breakers are armed to the teeth and our government wants to keep it that way. Now, whose side are the "Bad Mufo Gov. Boyies" on? The thugs, of course!
#8, if he did get fired it is being kept really quiet, and i suspect it would only happen due to corporate interference. Word of his firing would lead to a dramatic drop in their business here in Brevard county....
A Jersey City department director who earns a six-figure salary claims to live in College Towers, an apartment complex on the West Side that caters to low- and middle-income families. Michael Razzoli, who runs the city Department of Public Works, says he resides in one of the co-op’s College Drive buildings. But an application to College Towers says a resident’s household income must not exceed $64,000. Razzoli, whose name is misspelled on the apartment’s doorbell, makes $117,048 as the DPW director, in addition to a $65,085 annual pension as a retired firefighter. (Snip) “It’s a good crashing place,
Union Township — A top Kean University administrator has left the school after being accused of plagiarism, according to campus documents and school officials. A complaint filed last week said Katerina Andriotis, the university’s associate vice president for academic affairs, copied nearly nine pages of a 15-page campus enrollment management report from two documents found on the internet. (Snip) "This was not some midlevel administrator," said Castiglione, an associate professor of physics. "The violations of the Academic Integrity Policy were by the second in command in the Office of Academic Affairs, the very office tasked with enforcing academic standards." Reached via
President Barack Obama told a conference-call audience of 200,000 progressive volunteers on Monday evening that ´more than 100 million Americans´ – in a nation of less than 314 million – have successfully signed up for health insurance via the Affordable Care Act. A weary-sounding Obama made the gaffe during a call hosted by Organizing For Action, the nonprofit successor to his campaign organization Obama For America. ´I just wanted to take a few minutes to speak to everybody because you guys are the ones who are in the trenches, day-in, day-out,´ Obama said, complaining of ´misinformation´ that has circulated
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has a long list of reasons why its customers aren´t spending as much as hoped: the expiration of the payroll tax cut in January, the November rollback of food-stamp benefits and continued uncertainty in Washington. Now, the world´s largest retailer is hinting at a new one: the looming individual mandate to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The company attributed a third consecutive drop in U.S. comparable-store sales to a laundry list of macroeconomic headwinds when it reported earnings last week. Wal-Mart, which forecast continued gloominess through year-end, told analysts
Abuja — In the gloom of a hilltop cave in Nigeria where she was held captive, Hajja had a knife pressed to her throat by a man who gave her a choice - convert to Islam or die. Two gunmen from Boko Haram had seized the Christian teenager in July as she picked corn near her village in the Gwoza hills, a remote part of northeastern Nigeria where a six-month-old government offensive is struggling to contain an insurgency by the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group. In a new development, Boko Haram is abducting Christian women whom it converts to Islam
His actor parents are well known activists and Stephen Ira Beatty seems determined to follow in their footsteps. The eldest child of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, who revealed he was transgender at the age of 14, appears in a new public service announcement (PSA) urging New York to change its Medicaid regulation which excludes transgender people from accessing healthcare. Stephen, 21, appears confident and informed as he speaks about the problem, saying: ‘I grew up outside of New York, but I´ve always known I´ve wanted to move here for the city´s vibrant artistic community. ‘As a trans person, I
Several Hackensack police supervisors who were named in lawsuits against former Police Chief Ken Zisa were paid thousands for unused sick and vacation time under a $4.7 million bond ordinance in 2010. The payments were made in 2010, the same year Zisa was awarded a gross payout of $94,000 for unused time just before his arrest on charges of insurance fraud. They were among more than 30 employees who rushed to retire and cash out sick and vacation time as Governor Christie tried to cap sick-leave pay for retiring public workers. (Snip) Toomey herself was paid $93,000 for unused sick
Tacoma, Wash. — At first glance, nothing looks wrong with Justin Winter, a tattoo artist in Tacoma. But when you hear his voice project out from his bushy beard, you can sense it is hard for him to talk about what happened one week ago, hard in a couple of ways. The most obvious difficulty comes from having his mouth wired shut. But, perhaps even more painful is the reason why he´s in this situation. "Another human life means nothing to these kids," Winter says of what he calls a "pack" of young people who attacked him. "That´s what disturbs me most
New York — The NYPD is looking into a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. At least one attack was caught on surveillance tape. Some of the assaults may be part of a disturbing game, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported on Tuesday. Police have yet to connect all the incidents, but released surveillance video that shows one group attacking a Jewish man. The video shows from a few different angles the victim, a man in a hooded jacket, getting punched. One man who didn’t want to be identified told Slattery his 12-year-old son was attacked in the same
U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly dipped in November to a near two-year low as lower-income households worried about their job prospects and financial outlooks and negative views of the government lingered, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan´s preliminary reading on the overall index of consumer sentiment fell to 72.0 in November, its lowest since December 2011. That was lower than both October´s final reading of 73.2 and the 74.5 economists had expected this month. Lower-income households in particular worried about their future financial state. That was a contrast to richer households—those with
Philadelphia police and prosecutors are investigating an anonymous Instagram account with thousands of followers that for months has been identifying witnesses in violent crimes across the city - aiming, in its creator´s words, to "expose rats." The account, called rats215, has outed more than 30 witnesses since February, posting photos, police statements, and testimony on the photo-sharing website. Because many of the statements posted aren´t public records, authorities are investigating the page as a potential act of mass witness intimidation - in a city where police and prosecutors struggle daily to find witnesses willing to testify. Rats215 had nearly 7,900 followers.
A Government wind turbine installed at a cost of £48,000 is generating just £5 worth of electricity a month because it was put up in the wrong spot, it was revealed today. If it continues producing power at the same rate, it will take 452 years to pay for itself. Welsh Government officials had the 60ft taxpayer-funded turbine put up in a built up area of Aberystwyth where there is very little wind - two miles away from one of Britain´s breeziest coastlines. Paul Burrell, from wind power company Anemos, said: ´The problem is quite simple - it’s been put in the
The Times Of Israel is reporting that a team of negotiators led by White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been conducting secret talks with Iran about it´s nuclear weapons program for the past year. The report states the deal submitted in Geneva earlier this month was a direct result of these secret year-long negotiations between teams headed by Jarrett and Iran´s Ali Akbar Salehi. That deal was ultimately rejected when France and Israel raised strong objections, and talks are expected to resume this Wednesday. The White House was very quick to issue a categorical denial of the report. According to
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. And a knowledgeable
Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama.
Barack Obama is the coolest president we’ve had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional standards for such things. Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart, and up to date. Then along came HealthCare.gov. Its failure to launch is a signal event in the long political battle over Obamacare and perhaps an inflection point in the president’s image. It’s hard to maintain a sense of truly being on the cutting edge of change when you can’t build a website. Obama’s cool was, in part, an artifact of world-class
Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used. Cher apparently doesn´t hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word": Cher ? @cher Follow Go to dictionary,& look up The “C"Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD?? 12:11 PM - 15 Nov 2013 716 Retweets 834 favorites ReplyRetweetFavorite Three minutes later she put an exclamation point on it:
Carbohydrates are rotting our brains and contributing to devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, an American neurologist has warned. David Perlmutter, from Florida, believes that even ‘good’ carbs, such as grains, are severely affecting our brains. And the staples of our modern diet aren’t only increasing the risk of dementia, but contributing to depression, epilepsy and headaches, he believes. [Snip] The solution? Going back to the days when our diet was mainly fat--with this making up 75 percent of our diet, and carbs just 5 percent. Protein intake should stay the same as it is, at about 20 percent.
On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.”
“The Affordable Care Act’s political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week.” That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday. That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent — sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began and healthcare.gov went into (limited) operation. Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion for the
Mary Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president, and her wife, Heather Poe, sharply criticized on Sunday a comment by by Ms. Cheney’s sister, Liz Cheney, a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, that they disagreed on the issue of same-sex marriage. “Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,” Mary Cheney, who is gay, wrote on her Facebook page. Ms. Poe’s comments were sharper and more personal. “Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when
As the story of the Obamacare website fiacso unfolds, senior administration aides tell me that the president is “mad, frustrated and angry.” Mad that his signature legislative achievement is stuck at the gate, frustrated that he’s running out of time to fix it, and angry that he’s got a second term agenda now going nowhere. He’s so furious, in fact, that he stepped out of character to vent to an assembled group of top aides. “If I had known [about the website problems] ,” the steaming president reportedly said, according to the New York Times, “We could have delayed the
A downbeat President Barack Obama repeatedly asked his worried supporters Monday night to help resurrect his spirits, following weeks of political disasters and personal humiliations caused by the cascading collapse of Obamacare. The distracted president railed against opponents and at one point appeared to forget the number of people in the Obamacare system during the rambling quarter-hour address. “My main message is I’m going to need your help, your energy, your faith, your ability to reach out to neighbors, kids and friends [and] co-workers,” he told listeners to the Internet broadcast arranged by his grass-roots group, Organizing for Action. But his worried
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand wasn’t surprised when Americans began to get letters saying their health insurance policies had been canceled. Mrs. Gillibrand, New York Democrat, said Sunday that President Obama simply should have been “more specific” when he declared that those people who liked their insurance could keep it, a pledge that clearly has been broken amid growing reports of Americans being booted from their plans because the insurance policies don’t comply with the standards in Obamacare. “We all knew,” Mrs. Gillibrand said on ABC’s “This Week,” referencing the fact that she and many others were fully aware that Obamacare