NBC New York
At least one man was killed and at least three other people were hurt when a crawler crane being secured because of high winds toppled over in lower Manhattan Friday morning, Mayor de Blasio said.
The construction equipment was being lowered and secured because of winds topping 20 mph when it toppled over at Worth and Church streets in Tribeca at about 8:30 a.m., de Blasio said. The crane, owned by Bay Crane and stretching more than 15-stories high, smashed into several buildings on the way down before crashing onto several parked cars. Continue reading
MuckRock – by Beryl Lipton
In the beginning, private prisons seemed almost natural.
A private prison is one run, and typically owned, by the private sector – ideally, for the operator, at a profit. By the time the idea was under consideration by the United States Department of Justice, correctional bits and pieces were already being run privately. Continue reading
MuckRock – by Beryl Lipton
What’s the difference between a stoned rabbit and a not-stoned rabbit? The layhuman may not be keen to the symptoms, subtle as they are, exhibited by indoor varieties, but an expert in the wild – he can tell. Continue reading
Doyma Vanessa Michel, a US citizen from Escondido, California, has claimed in court that she was attacked in prison after being unconstitutionally detained. Arresting officers mistook rennet, a cheese-making ingredient, for drugs. Michel claims that she is suffering from the injuries she sustained.
The wronged cheese-maker is now suing US Customs and Border Protection, three Border Patrol officers, and Safariland, which makes the field test the officers used to claim the rennet was meth, Courthouse News reported. Continue reading
The Texas Court of Appeals told local police officers last month that when the US Supreme Court says warrantless blood draws from motorists are unconstitutional, that means they need to get a warrant to perform a blood draw. Hurst Police Officer Brian Charnock did not believe the McNeely ruling applied to him as he ordered Laura Ann Swan to pull over in February 2012. Continue reading
Breitbart – by Caroline May
The Obama administration has instituted a policy requiring U.S. Border Patrol agents to release illegal immigrants who claim they have been in the U.S. since January 2014, the president of the union representing Border Patrol agents testified before a House panel Thursday.
“Simply put the new policy makes mandatory the release — without a [Notice to Appear] of any person arrested by the Border Patrol for being in the country illegally, as long as they don’t have a previous felony arrest and conviction and as long as they claim to been continuously in the United States since January of 2014,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd explained. Continue reading
CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Don’t be too alarmed if you see U.S. military fighter jets or helicopters flying overhead in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl 50.
Should there be significant impact on ground transportation on Super Bowl Sunday, helicopter transportation may be the only means to get the NFL teams to and from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Continue reading
Hypeline – by Stephen Rowe
A professor from TCU recently called the police on a disabled student veteran over a dissenting blog post, labeling the student’s conservative opinion as “bullying”. The professor, Dr. Melita Garza, involved the police after calling the disabled veterans’s blog post “dark, offensive and inappropriate”. Continue reading
Bloomberg – by Andrew Rosati
President Nicolas Maduro called the owner of Venezuela’s largest privately-held company a “thief” and a “traitor” Thursday, blaming him for the country’s economic woes.
In televised address, Maduro accused Lorenzo Mendoza, head of food giant Empresas Polar SA, of conspiring against his socialist government and meeting with his political opponents outside Venezuela’s borders. Continue reading
Guns.com – by Chris Eger
Measures to that could bring campus carry, open carry, and improvements to the state’s laws on mandatory minimums and personal shooting ranges found approval.
The two most divisive proposals, which would allow those with concealed carry permits in the state to carry on public college and university campuses as well as openly where allowed by law were split on party lines with three chamber Democrats crossing the aisle to vote with majority Republicans. Continue reading
A New Jersey man was arrested on Thursday after a drone he was flying crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City, police said.
The 29-year-old man was taken into custody after a small aircraft he was piloting struck the iconic building before coming to rest on the 35th floor on Thursday evening, the New York City Police Department said. Continue reading
Dr. Andrew Weil may have the solution to the countless sleepless nights. If you have this problem, you should try this trick which will put you to sleep in seconds.
Yoga and its breathing practices inspired Dr. Weil to produce “The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise”. Dr. Weil describes that this exercise is very simple and can be completed anywhere. Also, it won’t take long and you don’t need any equipment. Continue reading