Posted: October 26, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Black Lives Matter, New York, New York City, New York City Police Department, New York Daily News, The Bronx, WNBC
The chopper landing was then abruptly canceled after an angry dad started griping to cops about the intrusion, threatening to post pictures of the mayoral interruption on social media, a source said.
The extended seventh-inning stretch got underway at Harlem River Park during an Aug. 9 Little League game when the NYPD cleared the diamond of two under-14 teams, one dad told The Post.
[Read the full story here, at the New York Post]
The cops “basically told everybody to get off the field,” the dad said.
“The mayor wants to land his helicopter here,” he recalled police telling him.
And when he griped to the officers they sympathized. “They said it’s absolutely ridiculous and that I should file a complaint,” said the dad, who didn’t want his name printed for fear of retribution.
Another angry dad confirmed the story.
De Blasio was slated to deliver remarks at Gracie Mansion at 7 pm that evening and visited an injured firefighter at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx earlier that day. He had nothing else on his public schedule.
Police said he was taking the whirlybird from the Bronx because traffic was backed up, the dad recalled.
“It’s ridiculous,” he fumed. “The guy feels he’s so entitled to do whatever he wants.”
Another dad confirmed that police said it was de Blasio who was supposed to land on the field. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 18, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Arrest, Blackshirts, Cashier, CCTV, Convenience store, Knife, Machete, New York Daily News, Pittsburgh, Robbery, Sword, WPXI
A Pittsburgh cashier armed with a sword chased off two would-be machete-wielding robbers, police said. Below is what appears to be raw security video.
New York Daily News‘ Meg Wagner reports:
Don’t bring a machete to a sword fight.
A Pennsylvania convenience store worker clerk one-upped two machete-wielding thieves who tried to rob his store and chased them off with his own bigger blade, police said.
Two teens wearing masks busted into Perry Market in Pittsburgh just before 10 p.m. Friday.
Both of the wannabe robbers were armed with footlong knives. One pointed his at a customer. The second jumped behind the counter and demanded cash from the on-duty clerk.
But the well-prepared cashier refused to give in. Instead, the clerk swatted at the weapon — and pulled out his sword.
“Then when he hit the sword that the dude had in his hand — my brother hit the sword — he ran away,” the clerk’s brother M.C. Hydare told WPXI. Hydare said he was in the store during the robbery. Read the rest of this entry »