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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

Son Mourns NYPD Cop Shot Dead With Partner

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ABC News, by Rheana Murray Posted By: Lalo- Sun, 21 01 2014 11:01:39 GMT The son of a New York City policeman shot dead Saturday along with his partner "couldn´t comprehend" what had happened to his father, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday night after speaking to the boy. Rafael Ramos, a two'year veteran of the NYPD, had celebrated his 40th birthday on Dec. 12. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Ramos was a school safety officer before fulfilling his lifelong dream was to be an NYPD cop. Rosie Orengo, a friend of Ramos, said he was very involved in the church and encouraged others in their marriages. "He was an amazing man. He was the

BK Borough President: Protesters Were Calling for Police Reform, Not Retribution

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 21 52 2014 10:52:40 GMT Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams denied to Meet the Press Sunday morning that the protests over the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case contributed in any way to the murder of two NYPD officers in Bedstuy Saturday night. (Snip) In the hours since Gotham Mayor Bill de Blasio and Eric Garner protesters have been blamed by some for contributing to an anti'cop atmosphere that supposedly enabled Brinsley. Adams was having none of it. “We cannot mix the two,” he said. “Those who were calling for the police reform were not calling for the police retribution.” “Blood is not

Sharpton Says He’s Received Threats over NYPD Murders

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 21 37 2014 10:37:40 GMT During a Sunday press conference Reverend Al Sharpton said he had received several threats following the murder of two NYPD officers in Bedstuy Saturday night. “The language is ‘Hey N word, stop killing innocent people, I’m going to get you,” and I have several like this,” Sharpton said. “We are now under intense threat from those that are misguided, by those that are trying to blame everyone from civil rights leaders to the mayor rather than deal with an ugly spirit that all of us need to fight.” Gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley intimated in a final Instagram post that he sought revenge for

Sharpton: I got death threats after NYPD cops were executed

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New York Post, by Erin Calabrese Posted By: chicodon- Sun, 21 33 2014 10:33:25 GMT It’s all about him. The Rev. Al Sharpton claimed Sunday that he’s received death threats in the wake of execution'style murders of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn. Sharpton, appearing alongside the wife and mother of Eric Garner, played a voicemail for reporters purportedly of a racist threat made against him. “Hey n—'r, stop killing innocent people, I’m going to get you!” according to the barely audible recording. The voice mail also included three f'bombs that went over live television in New York. Sharpton also took umbrage with police union leaders who have blamed Mayor de Blasio for allegedly inciting violence

Anger at The Cop Killer ' And The Police

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Daily Beast, by M.L. Nestel Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 21 07 2014 10:07:49 GMT In the Brooklyn neighborhood where two police officers were brutally murdered, not everyone was grieving. Across the street from the hospital where two Brooklyn police officers were brought after being murdered, there were carnations and a makeshift memorial: a cardboard box and a handmade sign in marker reading, "R.I.P. NYPD." Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol. Citizens were watching in shock from above on the subway station. (Snip) But the scene outside Woodhull Hospital wasn´t entirely supportive. "You´re a bunch of killers," a passerby told cops standing sentry there,

Cuba’s Gay Rights Evolution

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New York Times, by Editors Posted By: jackson- Sun, 21 52 2014 09:52:25 GMT In Cuba, street marches have historically been government'orchestrated events or dissident protests that are swiftly crushed by the authorities. So it was downright startling when, in May 2007, Fidel Castro’s niece sauntered down the street with a small army of drag queens waving gay pride flags. Long before the Obama administration announced a dramatic shift in Cuba policy on Wednesday, asserting that isolating the island had failed, a couple of Western governments with close ties to the United States saw the potential to help gay Cubans, even though it meant working with a prominent member of the Castro family.

Police officers´ slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

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Reuters, by Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 21 49 2014 09:49:41 GMT NEW YORK ' New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police officers turned their backs on De Blasio in protest and their union said the mayor had blood on his hands after Saturday´s shooting, which police said was the work of a 28'year'old black man who may have had past mental troubles and who warned of his intentions on social media. The gunman´s posts on

Is it fair to blame Mayor de Blasio for NYPD cops killed?

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CBS News, by Rebecca Kaplan Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 52 2014 08:52:58 GMT NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said it is "simply not fair" to blame politicians like New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder for the deaths of two New York Police Department officers who were ambushed and killed by a gunman in Brooklyn on Saturday. "To link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protests and aspirations of many people across the country including the attorney general, the mayor and even the president is simply not fair," Brooks said in an interview on CBS´ "Face the Nation" Sunday. He was responding a tweet from

Rubio Lambastes Obama’s Cuba Policy

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Washington Free Beacon, by Ellison Barber Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 23 2014 08:23:08 GMT On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too quick to appease bad actors. “We have been very firm with respect to those countries that we think are violating international law, or are acting against our interests,” he said. “For 50 years we’ve tried to see if we can overthrow the regime through isolation, it hasn’t worked. If we engage, we have the opportunity to influence the course of events at the time when there’s

An Obamacare Christmas present

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 21 19 2014 08:19:47 GMT New rules being proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will give that agency enormous new powers over consumers who use the healthcare.gov website to purchase their insurance. The proposed rules would allow CMS to automatically renew consumers´ policies every year if they don´t visit the website to do it themselves. Without any knowledge of an individual´s health care situation, their financials, or anything else that might affect what kind of policy they may need, the government wll choose and force you to pay for a policy that they think works best for you. Washington Times: It seems

Double cop killer was ´intelligent and funny´ and in love with girlfriend he shot before Brooklyn murders, claims close friend as it emerges he admitted*

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Daily Mail [UK], by Kieran Corcoran and Martin Gould Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 21 04 2014 08:04:38 GMT A twisted gunman who ambushed two NYPD officers and shot them dead ´execution style´ was a ´funny´ and ´intelligent´ man, a close friend has claimed. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, killed himself yesterday after a rampage in which he gunned down officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as they sat in a patrol car in Brooklyn. Earlier that day Brinsley ' who boasted of his intentions with sick social media posts claiming he was avenging Eric Garner and Michael Brown ' also shot a former girlfriend. According to the friend ' Las Vegas janitor Jay Romero ' Brinsley was in deeply love

Egypt puts 26 men on trial for ´debauchery´

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Agence France-Presse, by Haitham El-Tabei Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 21 50 2014 07:50:22 GMT Cairo - An Egyptian court on Sunday tried 26 men for alleged debauchery after accusing them of homosexual activity at a Cairo public bathhouse in a case that sparked international condemnation. The handcuffed defendants, many of them crying, arrived in court with their heads bowed as police pushed them inside a metal cage, an AFP correspondent reported. "I am innocent. I was in the hammam for therapy, I swear in the name of Allah," said a defendant as he wept inside the cage, indicating that he was in the steam room of the bathhouse to treat back pain. "The police beat us every day and force us to sleep on our

Florida police officer killed; shooting suspect in custody

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Reuters, by Letitia Stein Posted By: BaseballFan- Sun, 21 43 2014 07:43:53 GMT A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday, law enforcement officials said, providing no details about the suspect in custody or motive for the shooting. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 a.m. EST, the Tarpon Springs Police Department said. The officer later died of his injuries at a local hospital, the police department said. (Snip) Kondek served on the Tarpon Springs police force for more than 17 years and previously worked as an officer for

Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while on duty Saturday

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New York Daily News, by Bill Madden & Teri Thompson Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 21 43 2014 07:43:00 GMT Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner´s Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, gunned down by a cold'blooded killer Saturday along with his partner, Wenjian Liu. The foundation will pay for the education of Ramos´ son, 13'year'old Jaden, and another son who is in college.

Obama Says He’ll Weigh Returning North Korea to Terror List

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New York Times, by Amy Chozick Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 21 56 2014 06:56:31 GMT Honolulu - As the United States moves closer to taking Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Obama said he would “review” whether to return North Korea to the list, part of a broader government response to a damaging cyberattack on Sony’s Hollywood studio. (Snip) The hack on the studio’s computers, in response to a screwball comedy called “The Interview,” about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, started as the stuff of Hollywood gossip but quickly escalated into an assault on an important industry — and the right to freedom of expression. In a news conference on Friday, Mr. Obama said

Critics say ‘anti'cop rhetoric’ of Eric Holder, Bill de Blasio may have led to NY police deaths

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Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 21 44 2014 06:44:47 GMT The shocking, cold'blooded murder of two New York City police officers Saturday has raised fresh questions about whether prominent Democrats — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in particular — have gone too far in their criticism of law enforcement and, at least in part, caused this weekend’s brutal slayings. Former New York Gov. George Pataki, for example, tweeted that Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Holder have used “divisive anti'cop rhetoric” and, in turn, helped inspire Saturday’s shooter. The gunman, 28'year'old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on social media that he intended to kill

Tunisia´s Essebsi campaign claims vote victory

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Reuters, by Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 21 43 2014 06:43:22 GMT TUNIS ' Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday´s run'off election, which is seen as the final step to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El'Abidine Ben Ali. Preliminary results were still to be released by election authorities, but soon after polls closed, Essebsi said he had beaten rival Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president. "I dedicate my victory to the martyrs of Tunisia. I thank Marzouki, and now we should work together without excluding anyone," Essebsi, a former parliament speaker under Ben Ali, told local television.His campaign manager said "initial indications" showed

Should non'citizens in the U.S. vote?

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Los Angeles Times, by Editorial Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 21 40 2014 06:40:59 GMT As of Jan. 1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green'card holders were eligible to apply but chose not to. And, of course, not all non'citizens residing in this country are “lawful.” An estimated 11 million people live here without permission, though President Obama recently took action to defer the deportation of as many as half of them. America obviously would benefit if more non'citizens living here —

Sinjar battle: Kurds ´take control´ of large area from IS

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BBC News, by Staff Posted By: SoCalGal- Sun, 21 39 2014 06:39:06 GMT (Video)Kurdish authorities say their Peshmerga forces have taken control of a "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants. Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani claimed large Peshmerga advances during a visit to nearby Mount Sinjar. The town, near the Syrian border has been controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants since August. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters backed by US'led air strikes launched a counter'offensive in the area last week. IS controls a swathe of Iraq and Syria, where it has declared a caliphate. The US said it launched 13 air strikes in Iraq on Sunday, four of which
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