Do you want to know why our cops are getting assaulted? There are no consequences!
Sometimes you do not want to be right, but I have been saying that the newly-arrived migrants being housed and shipped into Times Square was a problem waiting to happen. On Saturday night a group of up to 12 men were acting disorderly near Times Square. According to police officers and a video when they tried to take one person into custody, the group began attacking the officers. The group kicked and punched the two officers at the scene.
Police initially arrested four people, and then a fifth person Monday. They are Jhoan Boada, 22, Kelvin Servita Arocha, 19, Wilson Juarez, 21, Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19, and Yorman Reveron, 24. They face charges including assault on a police officer, gang assault and disorderly conduct. They are all newly-arrived migrants, who were released in 3 hours without bail, thanks to DA Alvin Braggs, and NYC’s policies on letting criminals go.
Yorman Reveron, 24 is also facing robbery charges from a few other incidents that happened over the last two months and again is let out on NO bail or even a slap on the hand.
The officers suffered minor injuries. They were treated at the scene, but are expected to be OK.
Needless to say the incident has sparked outrage among law enforcement.
In a statement to FOX 5 NY, PBA President Patrick Hendry said, “Attacks on police officers are becoming an epidemic, and the reason is the revolving door we’re seeing in cases like this one. It is impossible for police officers to deal effectively with crime and disorder if the justice system can’t or won’t protect us while we do that work.”
In a statement, Manhattan District Attorny Alvin Bragg’s office said: “Violence against police officers is never acceptable. It is paramount that we conclusively identify each defendant and specify each participant’s role in the incident. Every defendant charged so far is facing felony charges that carry a penalty of up to seven years.”
Well I have something to ask Braggs…”How do you discipline these migrants and protect your citizens when they aren’t even vetted? When someone from your family is assaulted, robbed or hurt, what will your answer be then.”
What will it take to protect New Yorkers? When is someone going to get angry enough to do something.
How Many More People Have to Be Killed or Hurt Before This Madness Stops?
The latest crime involves a 17-year-old Nicaragua migrant boy who was stabbed in the back in front of shocked tourists on 42nd Street near 8th Avenue. The attack took place at 5:30 pm/ Police are now hunting for 16 suspects all part of a gang that has infiltrated Manhattan. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital by EMS, and is listed in stable condition.
The police have five of the alleged attackers some more migrant teens. Michael Colome, 22, of Queens, has been arrested and charged with gang assault, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Three are 16 and one is just 14-year-old boy. There names are not being released because they are underage. Two are believed to be migrants from Venezuela.
This was on the same block where a group of migrants brutally attacked cops last month. Venezuelan Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19 was let go after the mob attack, but got arrested again on new charges. He allegedly participating in a coordinated robbery at a Macy’s store in Queens. Hopefully District Attorney Melinda Katz will make sure this teen criminal stays in jail since Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg seems to let this teenagers out with just a slap on the hand.
Bragg, doesn’t care that these teens do not have permanent address or community ties or are flight risks. Thank-God when it came to Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa, another migrant teen, who has since been charged as an adult, is being held at Rikers for allegedly shooting a tourist during an attempted robbery in Times Square. This kid also has priors.
And here is why this is happening….accused of instigating was in court a second time for different charges. He’s being held on a $15,000 bail and a Brooklyn pastor paid that sum to set him free. More than a dozen immigration advocates also showed up to support this alleged criminal with a rap sheet. He is the main ringleader of this gang assault on our police officers. He has been arrested multiple times, has at least two open cases for shoplifting and pleaded guilty last year to disorderly conduct. Why do these people want this man free? What if it was one of their own family members who was shot? Will they change their bleeding heart’s if their own are attacked? When does this madness stop?
Public Invited to Provide Comments Online, by Email, Mail, Phone and Fax Tomorrow Through March 11
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced details of a public comment period of the tolling structure that has been proposed for Central Business District Tolling, New York’s congestion pricing program. The agency will accept written and audio comments starting tomorrow and will hold four hybrid virtual/in-person public hearings in February and March.
Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, and continuing for 76 days through Monday, March 11, 2024, members of the public may submit written comments online and by email, mail and fax, and may submit audio comments by leaving a voicemail message. All comments will be recorded and submitted for review.
Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10004
Fax: Send to (212) 504-3148 with Attention to CBDTP Team.
The hearings begin on Thursday, Feb. 29, and conclude on Monday, March 4. Members of the public who wish to speak at the hearings are required to register in advance online, by calling the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777, or in person. Registration will open one week before the start time of each hearing and will close 30 minutes after the beginning of the hearing. Speakers will be provided two minutes to speak. The hearings will be hosted in person at 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 in the William J. Ronan 20th Floor Board Room. People may also register to participate remotely via Zoom or telephone.
The hearings will be accessible online at mta.info/CBDTP at these dates and times:
- Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m.
- Monday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m.
- Monday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
The Central Business District Tolling Program was mandated by the State of New York in April 2019 and modeled on urban congestion pricing programs around the world to reduce traffic congestion and raise needed revenue to improve public transportation. Other cities around the world that have similar programs have also experienced improved air quality.
Following the public comment period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels (known legally as the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority) will review the public comments. Then its Board, which is coterminous with the MTA Board, will consider adopting a ratemaking regulation that includes any updates that may follow the public comment period.
As with any proposed toll ratemaking, this public comment period is being conducted in accordance with the State Administrative Procedure Act.
Accessibility and Interpreter Services
At the public hearings, American Sign Language and CART Captioning Services will be available.
Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or the free 711 relay service, and then ask to be connected to the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777 to speak with an agent.
Members of the public who do not have access to a computer or who do not have access to the Internet can listen to each of the hearings by calling the Zoom meeting via a telephone number which will be provided at a later date.
If language assistance or any other accommodations are required, please submit a request at least five (5) business days before the scheduled hearing date in one of the following ways: e-mailing email@example.com, calling the Public Hearing Hotline at (646) 252-6777, or by sending a letter to MTA Government & Community Relations, Attn: Central Business District Tolling Program Hearings, 2 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
My View: Carole J. Bufford…”You Don’t Know Me”. ( Now We Do)
Her show is titled “You Don’t Own Me” and if anyone in the Palm Beach audience didn’t know Carole J. Bufford before, they certainly do now after her exciting performance last night at Cafe Centro.
Carole J. Bufford, award-winning cabaret star and powerhouse vocalist, returned to Cafe Centro last night with a tribute to the fearless, fabulous females of the 1960s. With the music made famous by Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Carole King, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Nancy Sinatra, Cher, and more, Carole and her quartet put their own inimitable spin on those great song classics in her show You Don’t Own Me. Her electrifying musical tour de force celebrated a time of great change and transition in America and across the pond.
As Carole noted, the musical and cultural landscape was never the same after these bold and daring women planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard. Well, Carole Bufford’s voice was authoritatively heard in West Palm Beach last night as she took charge of each song and brought the music of the 60’s back to life. The moveable spot in the club illuminated this dynamic entertainer thrilling each table in a room filled with her Palm Beach fans.
Ms. Bufford’s good friend and co-producer of the evening Sandy Fisher introduced Carole to the enthusiastic Cafe Centro audience.
Next up in the Fisher/Sorokoff Cabaret series is Dawn Derrow on March 12, and on April 24th one of the hottest acts in show business “The New Belters” Seth Sikes & Nicolas King will be bringing their music to Cafe Centro.
Each Migrant In NYC Wins A $10,000 Lottery….And New Yorkers Foot The Bill
New York City gave a uncontested contracted to Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) to whom will receive a fee of $53 million. MoCaFi does not have any kind of experience running this kind of program. They normally give the pre-paid business to third-party debit cards and bank accounts which are marketed to minorities.
Each illegal migrant is about to get to $10,000 in NYC with no ID check or fraud control. This will cost New Yorkers $2.5 billion.
Mayor Eric Adams will start with the 500 families staying at The Roosevelt Hotel and claims it will save New Yorkers money. What if we just spend the money to fly them back home? Isn’t that a lot cheaper? By the way Adams stated earlier that he met MoCaFi’s founder, former JPMorgan Chase managing director Wole Coaxum, on the campaign trail. Isn’t that a conflict of interest?
More than 170,000 migrants have arrived in the city since May of 2022 when Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Adams flew them into Westchester when this influx begin…..want to know how?……They flew them here in the dead of night.
Why aren’t we taken care of Americans? What about our Veterans? What about our citizens who are homeless and starving? When do we get a break?
In the meantime the illegal migrant gangs are robbing us, killing us and shooting our Police Officers and our DA’s and judges are letting them free with slaps on the hands.
If you have read or watched the recent news Chinese, Syria and Turkey migrants at the boarder have stated “they’re here to take the money”.
When are we going to get mad as hell and ask our Congress, Senators, and the people who are suppose to take care of us, when are they going to care about American’s.
My View: Direct From Florida..The King’s Academy Jazz Ensemble Heats Up 54 Below
Spectacular, awe-inspiring, and sensational were all words being uttered by the audience after The King’s Academy Jazz Ensemble’s high-energy, horn-powered, Big Apple style weekend performance at the iconic 54 Below Club. In that intimate and elegant room, these students matched the part with their classy black suits and stunning stylish dresses. Their debut show in New York City called “Students of the Songbook” gifted listeners with a youthful and reimagined spin on many jazz favorites. TKA Jazz performed with a level of confidence and excellence often reserved for season veterans.
Band Leader Wes Lowe hosted the night of jazz. Due to the limited space on the stage, Mr. Lowe introduced the songs and players stage right. He would then step off stage allowing his band of twenty high school and middle school students to masterfully make their instruments sing as he trusted them to navigate the night musically under their own direction.
Between lead trombonist Julia Basile who wowed the audience with her rendition of Black Orpheus, Julia Drahos on lead trumpet, and Stephen Boylan on lead alto sax, the lead horns kept a tight energetic performance all night. The rhythm section of drummer Ashton Horne, bassist Hadiya Stewart, and pianist Breck Dorow played in the pocket behind the horns in absolute perfection. Early on I noticed how young middle school trumpeter William Smith phrased like Louis Armstrong, letting his solo melodies breathe as they also swung. Soon however, I realized that they all did this as well. This young band of instrumentalists and soloists play well beyond their years.
Changing up the mood, Wes Lowe called upon several beautiful and talented ladies to add their vocal talents to the night. Ella Garcia, although new to the group, sang classics such as “It Had to Be You” with a soulful tone. Current Young Artist Award Winner from the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, Maddie Begin, sang show-stopping numbers such as “Feeling Good” and “But The World Goes Round.” She is a name to remember with a powerhouse voice you won’t forget. And making a surprise appearance, TKA Jazz alumni Annie Matot graced the stage singing the classic “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” These young women took the audience from sing-along moments to complete moments of absolute awe.
In addition to TKA Director of Instrumental Arts and Band Leader Wes Lowe entertaining skillfully as the host, his colleague, Associate Director of Instrumental Arts, Mickey Smith Jr. also played the hottest solo of the night with his rendition of the Bill Wither’s classic “Just the Two of Us” on the alto sax. With that being said, everyone’s solos packed melodic invention in a confident swagger. Even more fun were the breathtaking syncopated conversations when the horns all played full force. The energy in the room was palpable for the entire evening. This was a hot performance on a cold night in New York City at 54 Below that was above and beyond anything anyone could have expected.
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