The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

BOMBING IN NEW YORK CITY

A man detonated a small bomb near Times Square in Manhattan this morning. A suspect is reported to be in custody. UPDATE: In what NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio called an “attempted terrorist attack,” the 27-year-old suspect named Akayed Ullah detonated a “low-tech improvised explosive device” in a subway station, NYPD commissioner James O’Neill said. The […]

UPDATE: ‘This Was an Act of Terror,’ NYC Mayor Says; 8 People Killed in Attack

    Details are still sketchy, and early reports of such incidents are often wrong, but it is now being reported that a man used a rental truck to run over pedestrians and bicyclists in New York City. The driver was reportedly shot and wounded by NYPD and taken into custody. Six people are reported […]

President of NYC Young Democrats Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

The New York Post reports: A leading young Democrat and de Blasio administration employee has a secret taste for sickening kiddie porn that involves baby girls as young as 6 months old, court papers revealed Friday. Jacob Schwartz, 29, was busted for allegedly keeping more than 3,000 disgusting images and 89 videos on a laptop […]

Lesbian Dance Teachers Sentenced to Prison for Repeatedly Molesting Girls

Julie Werkheiser (left) and her wife Samantha Stone Werkheiser (right). Julie Kay Werkheiser and Samantha Stone were both dance teachers in upstate New York. Werkheiser owned Studio J Dance in Waverly, about 40 miles from Binghamton, where Stone owned Creative Dance Elements. At some point, Stone divorced her husband and is now Samantha Werkheiser. And […]

Demetrius Blackwell, 35, Charged in Shooting of NYPD Officer Brian Moore

New York Daily News: A plainclothes city cop was shot in the face in Queens Saturday when the ex-con cousin of a former New York Giant opened fire into his unmarked patrol car, authorities said. Officer Brian Moore and his partner were driving through Queens Village when they spotted the suspect “adjusting an object in […]

Worse Than Dinkins

The tenure of David Dinkins as mayor of New York City is universally remembered as the absolute nadir of that city’s history, but Bill de Blasio is making a strong claim to the title Worst Mayor Ever: NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along […]

The Mirage of Integration

It was Dick Gregory, I believe, who defined “integration” as the period of time between when the first black family moves into a neighborhood and the last white family moves out. The recent report that New York City’s schools are the most segregated in the country might be seen as confirmation of that cynical jest. […]

Apartheid in New York City

Huffington Post has some maps, produced by a graduate student, showing a profound pattern of residential segregation in New York City. It’s a follow-up to a recent report which “found that New York City has the most segregated schools in the country.” Maybe folks down in Mississippi and Alabama should rent some buses and ride […]

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