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- Ray Ficara on CCRKBA LAUDS GOV. PERRY’S REPEAL OF ONEROUS KNIFE RESTRICTIONS
- Ray Ficara on NYCG Radio Episode #20 – “Smashing The Pussified State One Head At A Time!”
- Ray Ficara on D.C. Policeman Faces Gun Charge in Maryland
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- ‘NSA should come clea… by Glenn At New…
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government’s secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign — and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy “abuse.”
“I don’t think it ever should have been made secret,” Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials.
His blast came days after the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder outraged New York officials by endorsing a federal monitor for the NYPD.
Kelly appeared to firmly reject Holder’s claim that disclosure of the monitoring campaign seriously damaged efforts to fight terrorism.
“I think the American public can accept the fact if you tell them that every time you pick up the phone it’s going to be recorded and it goes to the government,” Kelly said. “I think the public can understand that. I see no reason why that program was placed in the secret category.”
“Secondly, I think if you listen to Snowden, he indicates that there’s some sort of malfeasance, people . . . sitting around and watching the data. So I think the question is: What sort of oversight is there inside the [National Security Agency] NSA to prevent that abuse, if it’s taking place?”
Kelly has been on the receiving side of this kind of criticism.
The NYPD secretly spied on Muslim organizations, infiltrated Muslim student group and videotaped mosque-goers in New Jersey for years, it was revealed in 2012. The NYPD said its actions were lawful and necessary to keep the city safe.
After the vast federal phone-Internet monitoring program was revealed, President Obama said he had struck the right balance between ensuring security and protecting privacy.
But yesterday, Kelly indicated Obama was wrong.
- CCRKBA LAUDS GOV. PERRY’S R… by Glenn At New…
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing a repeal of the Lone Star State’s ban on so-called “switchblade” knives, thanks largely to efforts by Knife Rights, a group CCRKBA has supported from its inception.
“While other knife restrictions in Texas remain in effect,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “this looks like a good first step toward more rational laws regulating knives, which must be protected under the Second Amendment, same as firearms. The right to keep and bear arms is not limited simply to guns.”
The legislation was passed 141-1 by the House of Representatives, and 31-0 by the State Senate last month. Now that Gov. Perry has signed the measure, it takes effect on Sept. 1.
Passage of the Texas legislation brought the number of pro-knife bills passed by state legislatures this year to five. Knife Rights indicated that it will be back in two years in an effort to pass knife law preemption in Texas.
“Our hats are off to Knife Rights and in particular the people they recognize as having been instrumental in getting this accomplished,” Gottlieb said. “Kudos go to Rep. Harold Dutton and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, and Knife Rights volunteer W. Scott Lewis.”
- NYCG Radio Episode #20 – “S… by Glenn At New…
New York City Guns Radio Episode #20
New York City Guns Radio Episode #20
WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY
IN THIS EPISODE: Smashing The Pussified State One Head At A Time!
IN THE NEWS: Deadly weekends in New York & Chicago – Gun Control Capitals of the USA!, City Councilman Lew Fidler is hoping to stop plastic guns from adding to the city’s bloodshed, Outrage Becoming The Norm When It Comes To Bloomturd’s New 911 System, Six Months After Sandy Hook, CuHomo Pushes Washington On Guns (He is Desperate & Shrill), Nevada’s Governor Vetoes Universal Background Checks! (Bloomturd’s Bill Fails in NV), On Guns, NY Donors Won’t Shut Their Wallets At Bloomturd’s Command, Really Good News for NJ Mom Who Was Pressured to Turn in All Her Guns Following Tax Assembly Dispute, Obama gun-runners ‘got away with it’ in Fast & Furious Scandal, Bloomturd Wants New Yorkers to Separate Their Food Waste From Their Other Trash, Bloomturd Hates Eric Holder’s NYPD Federal Monitor Plan Over Stop & Frisk, Calls It a “Terrible Idea”, Rick Perry woos gun manufacturers in N.Y., Conn, Seattle gun buy-back fraud exposed…in Pennsylvania (Gun Buy Backs Increase Crime), ‘Pro-Gun’ Ricin mailer turns out to be Hollywood anti-gunner, LIBTARDLAND: NY man who stopped 4 kids vandalizing home is arrested by police! (Pussification), 8th Grader Arrested Over NRA T-Shirt Now Faces A Year in Jail (Pussification of the USA), NRA Statement on School “Toy Gun” Hysteria (Pussification of the USA), No heroes allowed: Calgary student, 13, reprimanded for defending his classmate against a knife-wielding bully (Pussification), Saddle Up, Wimps, a Wild Ride Is Coming (Anti Pussification Rant), Twitching (Anti Pussification Rant), Late Night Host & Chris Rock Trash ‘Racist, Child-Killing Coward’ Zimmerman (Black Elite Whining),Violence is Golden.
- Seattle gun buy-back fraud … by Glenn At New…
Big loser: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s credibility on the gun buy-back is taking another hit this weekend, here and in Pennsylvania.
Hot on the heels of Friday’s Seattle Times revelation about anti-gun Mayor Mike McGinn’s error-ridden gun buy-back, a newspaper in Pennsylvania yesterday published a lengthy piece on the poor track record of such events, with particular focus on Seattle.
The Norristown Times Herald story picked apart Seattle’s first buy-back, concentrating on revelations about that exercise that were part of a 2004 report called “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review” published by the National Academy of Sciences.
“A Seattle, Wash., gun buy-back program in September 1992 that used $50 bank vouchers was evaluated with police reports during the six-month period after the program,” the story recalls, “a telephone survey of the community, a voluntary, written survey of some participants and a statistical analysis of firearm deaths in the 1996 book ‘Under Fire: Gun Buy-Backs, Exchanges and Amnesty Programs.’ The Seattle program was inspired by three shootings of teenagers in early 1992 that resulted in two deaths.”
The story also notes what gun rights activists have known all along: Homicides actually increased after the buy-back, by 43 percent, and firearms-related homicides jumped 67 percent.
- LIBTARDLAND: NY man who sto… by Glenn At New…
A man who says he caught four boys vandalizing his father-in-law’s home has been charged with child endangerment after corralling them in a closet until police arrived.
Jesse Daniels was arraigned on four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say he interrupted the vandalism at the empty home in the Wayne County village of Clyde, midway between Rochester and Syracuse.
Daniels, 53, told WHAM-TV in Rochester that he heard pounding coming from the home next door the night of June 8. The house is empty while Daniels renovates it for his father-in-law.
Daniels said he went to investigate while his wife called 911. He said he found four boys, ages 8 and 10, inside with hammers. He took a hammer from one, then stuck the boys in a closet until officers arrived, he said.
“I was fortunate that they were in that room that had a closet, so I put them in the closet,” he said. “I said, ‘Listen, you guys are staying here until the police come, period.’”
Their parents said Daniels handled the boys roughly and threatened them with the hammer.
The damage to the home included holes in the walls, broken windows and graffiti derogatory to women spray-painted on walls. Daniels estimated that the damage to his father-in-law’s property exceeds $40,000.
- Bloomturd Wants New Yorkers… by Glenn At New…
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
Dozens of smaller cities, including San Francisco and Seattle, have adopted rules that mandate recycling of food waste from homes, but sanitation officials in New York had long considered the city too dense and vertically structured for such a policy to succeed.
Recent pilot programs in the city, though, have shown an unexpectedly high level of participation, officials said. As a result, the Bloomberg administration is rolling out an ambitious plan to begin collecting food scraps across the city, according to Caswell F. Holloway IV, a deputy mayor.
The administration plans to announce shortly that it is hiring a composting plant to handle 100,000 tons of food scraps a year. That amount would represent about 10 percent of the city’s residential food waste.
Anticipating sharp growth in food recycling, the administration will also seek proposals within the next 12 months for a company to build a plant in the New York region to process residents’ food waste into biogas, which would be used to generate electricity.
“This is going to be really transformative,” Mr. Holloway said. “You want to get on a trajectory where you’re not sending anything to landfills.”
The residential program will initially work on a voluntary basis, but officials predict that within a few years, it will be mandatory. New Yorkers who do not separate their food scraps could be subject to fines, just as they are currently if they do not recycle plastic, paper or metal.
Mr. Bloomberg, an independent, leaves office at the end of the year, and his successor could scale back or cancel the program. But in interviews, two leading Democratic candidates for mayor, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, expressed strong support for the program — including the plan to eventually make it mandatory.
- Bloomturd Hates Eric Holder… by Glenn At New…
It comes as no surprise that controversy would ride the coattails of the news yesterday that Attorney General Eric Holder may suggest a federal monitor over the NYPD should stop-and-frisk be deemed unconstitutional in Floyd v. New York. Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly freaked out in a teleconference with Holder the other day when they heard about the Justice Department’s proposal. And yesterday, at an unrelated press conference, the m ayor made his opposition to the proposal absolutely, 100 percent clear.
Contrary to an inspector general–a City Council proposal in the Community Safety Act currently making its way through the legislature–a federal monitor would act as a measure of checks and balances for the municipal law enforcement agency. It would ensure that the boys in blue were respecting federal guidelines of civil rights in the wake of stop-and-frisk and Muslim surveillance controversies while the IG would simply be a watchman over police action and behavior.
By doing so, Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general for civil rights of this nature who first phoned City Hall about the plans, argued that the monitor would “[improve] public confidence, [make] officers’ jobs safer, and [increase] the ability of the department to fight crime.” Bloomberg doesn’t think so.
“We think that a monitor would be even more disruptive than an IG,” the mayor said. “It’s just a terrible idea and it’s not needed. … It just makes no sense whatsoever, when lives are on the line, to try to change the rules and hamper the police department from doing their job.” For justification, Bloomberg, as per usual in his defense, pointed to low crime rates as evidence that the NYPD was doing just fine without oversight.
- First-Time Buyers Bolster G… by Glenn At New…
Firearms have been flying off shelves across the country amid calls from some lawmakers to increase gun control, and manufacturers are benefiting from the surge in demand.
But retailers and makers of firearms aren’t simply relying on returning gun owners looking to make another purchase. They’re also getting a boost from first-time buyers, thanks to an increasing number of people interested in firearms.
Firearms sales have soared recently amid concerns over increased regulations. Some states, including New York and Connecticut, have passed stricter laws that ban certain firearms and cap magazine capacities in the wake of last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The U.S. Senate struck down an effort to pass gun-control legislation related to background checks and a ban on some semi-automatic rifles.
- Five people shot in the Bro… by Glenn At New…
Five people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot in three boroughs within a 21-minute span Saturday night, police sources said.
The bloodshed began at 9:33 p.m. when a gunman blasted away on 106th Ave. near 180th St. in Jamaica, Queens, striking a woman in her 20s in her leg. Paramedics rushed the wounded woman to Jamaica Hospital.
Shots were heard again six minutes later — this time in St. George, Staten Island. Police sources said a gunman fired off several rounds inside Mahoney Playground on Crescent Ave. near Jersey St. at 9:39 p.m., striking a 14-year-old boy in the chest.
Another round went wild and punched its way through a home just paces from the park, hitting a 23-year-old woman in the arm, sources said. Both victims were taken to Richmond University Medical Center, an FDNY spokesman said.
- D.C. Policeman Faces Gun Ch… by Glenn At New…
A D.C. police lieutenant has been charged with leaving a loaded gun where his son found it and took it to school.
Prince George’s County court documents show Mark Antonio Hodge of Glenn Dale has been charged with leaving a loaded firearm in a place where he would have known that a minor would gain access to the firearm.
- Ray Ficara on CCRKBA LAUDS GOV. PERRY’S R…Another brick in the wall falls.
- Ray Ficara on NYCG Radio Episode #20 – “S…This is going to be "political whack-a-mole!!!!
- Ray Ficara on D.C. Policeman Faces Gun Ch…My nose runs for him.
- David Willia… on Nevada’s Governor Vet…Hmm... King Mikey couldn't buy the Nevada governor like he did their legislature, it seems.
- Ray Ficara on Nevada’s Governor Vet…Buck Floomberg!!!
- Rich Lowe on Smith & Wesson says fi…Proud owner.
- Ray Ficara on On Guns, NY Donors Won̵…LOVE the image. My favorite image of BloomTURD is as the king in Wizard of Id.
- Ray Ficara on Reid Warns Bloomturd Agains…You DON'T tell the Little Corporal not to do anything.
- Ray Ficara on Did Potential Zimmerman Jur…I KNEW from the start that some racialist (NOT to be confused with the much less common racist) would try ...
- Ray Ficara on NY City Councilman Lew Fidl…Looks like a younger Jerry the Whale (Nadler).