NEW YORK (AP) — Video surveillance released Friday of the mistaken arrest of former tennis star James Blake shows…
Can’t help but wonder if the First Lady was residing in the White House, if the Secret Service would have been in New York?
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Police are scrambling to retrieve a laptop that was stolen from a Secret Service agent in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday morning.
The computer contained information about Trump Tower and the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, authorities told the New York Daily News.
The Daily News and other outlets first reported that the computer’s contents were classified, but a Secret Service statement later indicated otherwise.
“Secret Service issued laptops contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information,” the statement reads. The Secret Service, however, will of course continue investigating the theft.
— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) March 17, 2017
The laptop was reportedly swiped from the agent’s vehicle…
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It was on March 12, 2014 when 21-year old Jason Disisto was arrested by New York police officer Jonathan Munoz. In December 2015, Officer Jonathan Munoz was arrested for misrepresenting the facts surrounding Jason’s arrest.
Munoz alleged that he suspected a 20-year old woman of purchasing marijuana and that she threatened him. Jason was there with his cell phone because those present believed it to be an unlawful stop and frisk. Munoz alleged that Jason was interfering with his arrest of the woman; that he took a “fighting stance” and threw a punch at him.
Munoz booked Jason for obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Jason was arrested and jailed for 24 hours before being released on $1,500 bail.
It wasn’t video on Jason’s phone, but surveillance video of a local restaurant that revealed that Jason had not engaged in the actions attributed to him by Munoz, and that Munoz had unlawfully searched the woman as she stood on the sidewalk. Read the rest of this entry
This has left me speechless.
This is one of those stories along with an accompanying video that makes me sick to my stomach. My hope and my wish is that James Blake will sue the arresting officer and the NYC Police Department. There are too many ways that this incident could have been avoided but instead… this young man was humiliated and cuffed because this overzealous (I could include more adjectives) officer did not do due diligence. He could have easily identified himself and… questioned Blake until he was satisfied that this was/was not the suspect that he was looking for.
Here is a picture of Blake and the suspect that they were seeking.
Blake is on the left and the unidentified suspect’s picture is on the right.
Check out the story from the Associated Press below:
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Yahnick Martin Receives $50K Settlement After NYPD Conducted Stop-And-Frisk and Ruined His Christmas
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Yahnick Martin (pictured) got sweet reparation from the New York City Police Department after they mistakenly slapped him with cuffs, hauled him off to jail, and had him leave his gift-filled van unattended and running on a Brooklyn street back in 2011. Now the city Law Department is reportedly forking over $50,000 to settle a federal lawsuit he filed against “New York’s finest” because the van and all of its gifts were stolen, ruining his family’s Christmas, according to the New York Daily News.
On December 23, 2011, Martin was reportedly sitting in a rented van waiting for his wife, who had dropped off a Christmas present to a friend. Martin, a real estate agent and father of three, was smoking a cigar in his van when Officer Roman Goris and a few colleagues pulled up to his vehicle. The “Men in Blue” claimed they smelled marijuana wafting in the air.
Goris asked Martin to exit the vehicle and patted…
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The only Republican who represents any part of New York City is not serving as a good role model, is he? (snark remark)
Mr. Tough Guy turns himself in…
Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.) surrendered Monday morning to federal authorities in New York as he faces multiple charges connected to a restaurant business he operated before entering Congress in 2011, according to sources familiar with the long-running probe into the lawmaker’s finances.
Grimm spent much of the weekend hunkered down, bracing for the unveiling of the federal charges, which were due to be disclosed after his surrender. He turned himself in to the FBI at an undisclosed location Monday morning and was taken to Lower Manhattan for processing. The charges stem from his ownership of a Manhattan health-food restaurant that has ties to an Israeli fundraiser who served as a liaison between Grimm and a mystic, celebrity rabbi whose…
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Teen Thrown In Violent New York Prison For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted – Kalief Browder
Caleb, thanks for much for bringing this to attention. Browder’s attorney interviewed with Huff Post and answered a question I had. The answer? Charges were dismissed.