Posts Tagged NYPD
August 8, 2012
Twitter has reportedly been served a subpoena on behalf of the New York Police Department after a user of the social-media site wrote that he or she was about to open fire at a Broadway theater.
The NYPD says that they’ve asked Twitter to hand over the identify of a user who sent out several tweets over the course of a few days that suggested the person behind the account was preparing to engage in a massacre on par with the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting that left a dozen moviegoers dead during the premier of the Batman: The Dark Knight Rises last month.
“This shit ain’t no joke yo- I’m serious, people are gonna die like Aurora. Gosh I’m still making this hit list damn I wanna kill a lot of people,” the user reportedly wrote in one tweet.
Beginning in late July, the Twitter user allegedly sent out a series of other tweets that included messages as explicit as “I might just shoot up this theater in new York I know they leave their exit doors unlocked.” In one dated August 2, the user responded to another tweet about former boxer Mike Tyson’s performance at the Longacre on Broadway by writing, “Well ima shoot that theater up tonight just trust me.”
The NYPD asked Twitter for the user’s identity right away, the New York Post reports, although the Silicon Valley company did not comply at first.
“We appreciate the timeliness and sensitivity of this matter and have reviewed the reported Twitter account. While we do invoke emergency-disclosure procedures when it appears that a threat is present, specific and immediate, this does not appear to fall under those strict parameters as per our policies,” Twitter told the NYPD at first.
“Twitter turned us down, so we dispatched police to cover the theater while we sought a subpoena to force Twitter to disclose the identity of the account holder,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne tells ABC News.
by: Madison Ruppert
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The New York Police Department apparently classifies individuals who choose to exercise their right to videotape police engaging in their public duties “professional agitators” as revealed by a poster inside the NYPD’s 30th Precinct.
While this is hardly surprising coming from a police department so woefully corrupt that an officer who actually attempted to do his job by exposing rampant, systematic corruption ended up being thrown in a psychiatric ward by his superiors, it is troubling nonetheless.
Let us not forget, the NYPD has also created a social media unit in order to conduct surveillance on various social media outlets, has been busted spying on innocent Muslims, using highly questionable tactics in order to arrest Occupy Wall Street activists and even been shown by a former narcotics detective to be fabricating drug charges to meet quotas.
If anything can be said about the New York Police Department with any degree of certainty, it is that they probably have a significant reason to fear being recorded in carrying out their often deplorable activities.
According to Christina Gonzalez Nysid, one of the two “professional agitators” depicted on the poster (which has a couple of egregious and hilariously elementary grammatical and spelling errors), she discovered it after walking in to the monthly 30th Precinct community board meeting.
New Yorkers of all ages — creeds and colors walked in a silent march together to protest what they call inappropriate — unconstitutional treatment by the NYPD.
This Saturday, March 17th marked 6 months since the Occupy movement began. And while the winter months have been fairly quiet, the events this weekend give the impression that Spring will be anything but. On Saturday night, hundreds of people in New York tried to re-Occupy Zuccotti Park. First person accounts have said that police were punching protesters, stomping on shoulders and arms, violently choking them. Alyona discusses with Molly Knefel Co-Host of Radio Dispatch.
Evidence grows that 9/11 first-responders got cancer after working at Ground Zero New medical research is pointing to a mounting grim health toll
New medical research is pointing to a mounting grim health toll
New York Daily News
February 23, 2012
A leading authority on the illnesses suffered by Ground Zero responders, Dr. Philip Landrigan says that an analysis of 20,000 medical case histories revealed an incidence of cancer that is 14% higher tha expected for a population of the same profile. The most common elevations were in prostate, thyroid and blood cancers.
Landrigan’s findings add to the evidence that the toll from service on or around The Pile, bad as that toll has been, will significantly worsen with time. Research by fire department doctors previously had found a 19% higher cancer rate among FDNY members who’d been at Ground Zero than among those who hadn’t
It has been well-established that exposure to airborne toxins in the smoke and dust that shrouded Ground Zero produced respiratory, heart and gastrointestinal damage. And medical experts have feared from the start that cancers, which develop slowly, would emerge.
Tragic personal experiences have already convinced many 9/11 responders and their families that there is a definite link between service and cancer. Based on disability claims, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association has counted 297 cases among 12,000 cops who served at the WTC, with 44 the average age at the time of diagnosis. The rate in the general population is a far lower 541 cases per 100,000.
Combined with FDNY findings, Landrigan’s conclusions begin to suggest that there is terrible truth in at least some of the anecdotal evidence. More must be established — and urgently.
That’s why City Hall made the right call in stepping in to order police surgeon Dr. Eli Kleinman, who is conducting his own 9/11 research, to provide Landrigan with NYPD data that could enhance his study.
The responders need the fullest information possible in order to seek proper medical advice. nd, most immediately, Dr. John Howard must have the full picture. As coordinator of World Trade Center Programs for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Howard is charged with deciding the range of ailments that will qualify a responder for health care and compensation under the federal Zadroga program.
Landrigan testified last week before the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee, a panel that will make recommendations to Howard. Afterward, the panel — headed by Dr. Elizabeth Ward — reached a consensus that Zadroga benefits should be extended to cover some cancers, leaving until next month a recommendation on which ones.
There’s every indication that Howard, a redoubtable figure, will make the right call based on the science in an increasingly grim situation.