A homeless man with a lengthy criminal past is the prime suspect in the fatal beating of a transgender woman in Chelsea, the Daily News has learned. Medics found Brenda Bostick, 59, on the ground with severe head trauma on Seventh Ave. near 29th St. at 10:30 p.m. on April 25. The homeless woman was discovered just a few blocks from the W. 25th St. shelter where she had been staying, sources said. She died Thursday at Bellevue Hospital, and her death has been ruled a homicide. (Snip) Investigators say Griffin, who’s been arrested 28 times, bashed Bostick’s head with a pipe.
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Scenes from the open-air Rotten Apple insane asylum. No mention of the standard hate crime enhancement, as the oft-arrested assailant also is of a protected and honorable breed.
de Blasio´s NYC cesspool. Which one of his voting base will he pretend to have sympathy with? The homeless guy who will vote 10 times for him or the guy pretending to be a woman who will vote 10 times for him?
New York — A 37-year-old Egyptian man who lives in Staten Island, N.Y. was arrested Friday after threatening to kill "all the Americans in Penn Station," according to a report. Mohamed Nasar was a passenger in a taxi near New York Penn Station around 12:20 p.m. when he rolled down his window and signaled to a man in another vehicle, according to DNAInfo.com. (Snip) The man quickly called police and Nasar was arrested when he got out of the cab at with a turquoise box at the corner of 8th Avenue and 31st Street. He was charged with making terroristic
Several teenagers who were involved in a deadly crash after stealing two cars had a whopping 126 arrests between the six of them. Keontae Brown, 16, Jimmie Goshey, 14, and Dejarae Thomas, 16, died after allegedly racing a stolen car through a red light going 100mph and smashed into another car. Keontae Brown´s younger brother Keondrae, 14, was also in the car but survived after the vehicle was launched into the air before bursting into flames in Palm Harbor, Florida on Sunday morning. They were allegedly playing a ´cat-and-mouse´ game with Kamal Campbell, 18, and Deyon Kaigler, 16, who were
A 26-year-old man was found dead at the home of a well-known Democratic party donor late last month of an apparent drug overdose. The incident occurred on July 27 around 7.22pm at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, a high-profile political activist and wealthy contributor to the California and Los Angeles County Democratic Party. (Snip) ´[Buck] would have my son to go out to… Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction and how [they] would react and take pictures of them.´
This picture is believed to show the suspected terrorist shot and arrested in connection with this morning´s attack in Paris, which saw six soldiers injured when a BMW mowed down their patrol. Hamou Bachir, 36, is under armed guard in hospital after he was ´seriously wounded´ in a fierce gunfight close to the northern port town of Boulogne-sur-Mer after he was intercepted driving towards Calais. (Snip) The suspect - who also uses the name Benlatreche - is thought to be an illegal immigrant who was subject to a ‘foreigner infraction’ notice meaning he faced deportation to Algeria, which used to be French
During a sweep, immigration agents nabbed 32 convicted sex offenders on Long Island and held them for deportation. The offenders, with convictions ranging from sex abuse to attempted rape, were grabbed during a 10-day crackdown that ended Aug. 3, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. The initiative was dubbed “Operation SOAR,” an acronym for Sex Offender Alien Removal. (Snip) Twelve of the nabbed are registered sex offenders, including a 24-year-old man from El Salvador arrested for sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl in Wyandanch, ICE officials said. A 36-year-old Guatemalan man was picked up
New video has emerged showing Malia Obama dozing off after a ruckus night at Chicago´s Lollapalooza music festival on Friday. The video shows the former first daughter being driven from the festival site in a golf cart like a true VIP. Sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, 19-year-old Malia appears to have already fallen asleep. But the movements of the car causes her head to jolt up a few times, though she doesn´t seem to open her eyes. A Secret Service officer in a yellow jacket clears the way for the golf cart, while another man drives the vehicle.
Brussels police opened fire on a car packed with explosives after a high-speed chase through the suburb of Molenbeek. Shots were fired at the vehicle after it became stuck in traffic and the driver reversed into a police car. Police cordoned off the area and told residents to remain indoors while military units checked for explosives. (Snip) ´When the police arrested him, he claimed to have explosives so not to take any risk, the army has been called in to check.´ She said ´mentally unstable´ suspect was from Rwanda and was not known to have a police record. The vehicle was reportedly registered in Germany.
President Trump lashed out at Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a tweetstorm on Monday, calling the Democrat a “phony Vietnam con artist!” "Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!,” Trump wrote on Twitter. (Snip) ”He told stories about his Vietnam battles and conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?” Trump wrote.Blumenthal had said he served “in” Vietnam. But the New York Times revealed that he had received
Washington — The Republican tax reform leader in the Senate said Sunday it would be “miraculous” if President Trump could achieve his lower tax brackets for Americans. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) cast doubt on the ability of Congress to pass legislation to lower tax rates to 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. “If we could get to those rates, that would be miraculous,” Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Hatch also poured cold water on Trump’s plans to lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. (Snip) “We’re certainly going to hit the rich, there’s
The Republican Party should have cut off Donald Trump’s “birther” movement in its infancy, an anti-Trump Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he regrets that his fellow Republicans kept quiet years ago as Trump rallied his phony conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. “I wish that we, as a party, would have stood up...when the birtherism thing was going along,” Flake said on NBC News´ “Meet the Press.” “That was particularly ugly.” Flake also condemned his party for supporting Trump’s “lock her up” campaign rally chants about Hillary Clinton,
Our sources south of the border say to keep an eye on the business interests of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a vocal President Trump critic. “He wants to be the R.J. Reynolds of marijuana,” our spy said. And there seems to be some substance to the rumor. In June, Fox was the keynote at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s convention and told the audience that Mexico was poised to make 60 percent of all the legal weed consumed by Americans, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which quoted the former Mexican leader as saying, “This product cannabis has to be integrated
Since the 1970s, a buzzing noise has been playing from a mysterious Russian radio station, along with intermittent code words and numbers. The station, known as ´The Buzzer´, or ´MDZhB´, can be tracked to the middle of Russian swampland near St Petersburg. But what the Buzzer is doing, or who is broadcasting it, remains a mystery - with theories ranging from the Russian military to alien research. (Snip) Its noise has changed slightly over the years, but it has always involved some form of regular buzzing, interrupted by a voice on rare occasions seemingly reading out a message.
Fox News´s Kat Timpf slammed President Trump on Tuesday for his "disgusting" press conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, stepping back from his direct condemnation of white supremacist groups a day earlier. "It was one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it happened," said Timpf, a co-host of “The Fox News Specialists.” “It is honestly crazy for me to have to comment on this right now because I’m still in the phase where I am wondering if it was actually real life —
Mitt Romney fired back at President Trump for saying “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend, claiming that the two clashing groups were more “morally different universes.” “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes,” Romney tweeted Tuesday. (Tweet) Romney was responding to Trump’s comments Tuesday that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. Trump drew fire for saying Saturday that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at the
President Trump should have left well enough alone. His Monday denunciation of costumed sheet-wearers and Nazi wanna-bes could have cleared the way for Americans of all stripes to focus their outrage on things that matter more than presidential words. That would be the violence that is infecting our politics and the frightening acceptance of it as the new normal. But Trump’s defiance yesterday is sure to keep the media pot boiling over his rhetoric instead of an ominous reality. Namely, that real protestors don’t carry baseball bats, crowbars and mace. Yet Saturday’s bloody clash in Charlottesville showed that many on
The president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing has resigned from President Trump´s American Manufacturing Council, making him the fifth business leader to do so. “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it´s the right thing for me to do,” Scott Paul tweeted Tuesday. (Snip) Paul´s exit comes amid backlash over the president´s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Paul is joining Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of major pharmaceutical company Merck; Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour; and Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, who all resigned from the president’s
Some House Democrats renewed calls for Congress to impeach President Trump on Tuesday after he resorted to blaming "both sides´ for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend organized by white nationalist groups. "POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger," said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., in a tweet Tuesday night. "Time to invoke the 25th Amendment." (Tweet) Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., also called on Republicans to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump. "As we once again hear Donald J. Trump defend those responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in on the weekend´s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, castigating Donald Trump without naming him. ´We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,´ McConnell said in a statement. The choice of words, while careful, appeared to push back against Trump´s claim on Tuesday that some ´very fine people´ were among a crowd of white supremacists who rallied in the college town. McConnell´s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, stood next to Trump on Tuesday as he insisted both sides of the weekend´s clash bore some responsibility for
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his “words are dividing Americans, not healing them” in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race. Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will “fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.” “Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights group, is calling on state and local governments all over the United States to tear down all monuments and memorials commemorating Confederate leaders and the short-lived Confederate States of America. CAIR joined several groups asking for the removal of Confederate memorials in the wake of a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally that turned violent over the weekend. (Snip) Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, urged state and local governments to erase every symbol and every vestige of Confederate history immediately. “A fitting response to the deadly terror attack
A crowd of ignorant protesters pulled down a bronze Confederate statue that stood before a county government building in Durham, North Carolina — the angry national backlash to the Charlottesville brouhaha over the Robert E. Lee monument. This is not how civil societies operate. And yet this is what the left has brought, and now cheers. What’s next — burning books with offensive content? Burning books written by those who used to own slaves? At the very least, museums will have to go. The problem with revising history based on a standard of “feeling offensive” — as this anti-Confederate craze is rooted — is that someone,
Former presidential candidate and current Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich may be moving closer to mounting a primary challenge against President Trump in the 2020 election. Sources close to Kasich told Willie Geist of the "Today Show" there is growing a sense of "moral imperative" to run against Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020 following his controversial statements on the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Va. (Tweet) Kasich has long been critical of Trump. On Tuesday, Kasich criticized Trump´s Charlottesville comments, saying "there is no moral equivalency to Nazi sympathizers" following Trump´s tumultuous press conference. Kasich, who lost to Trump
Former RNC chair Michael Steele says there is no other conclusion to be drawn: President Donald Trump is a racist. Speaking on the Steele & Ungar show — which airs on Sirius XM’s POTUS channel — the former RNC head blasted Trump’s response to Charlottesville. “This playing to the – it’s not even baser instincts. This is just raw, ugly, racism and hatred,” Steele said. “What, for votes? And so this is the Frankenstein monster that’s been created from a campaign that gave license to that.” Co-host Rick Ungar mentioned that a listener sent him an email asking if Steele thinks Trump
In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier´s statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare. In Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she´s ready to tear down all of her city´s Confederate statues, and the city council voted to have them destroyed. San Antonio lawmakers are looking ahead to removing a statue that many people wrongly assumed represented a famed Texas leader who died at the Alamo. Some people refused to wait. Protesters in Durham, North Carolina, used a rope to pull down the nearly century-old