Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9 shooting like those contained in his grand jury testimony, released a day earlier after it was decided he wouldn’t be indicted in the death.
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(AP). Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Firefighters were dousing the blackened remains of some businesses and at least one was still ablaze. Some Ferguson stores that weren’t burned had smashed display windows, but the streets of the St. Louis suburb were mostly clear.
While they are primarily firefighters, they are also crime fighters when needed, as FDNY demonstrated Monday when department members followed a 33-year-old man who robbed an 82-year-old woman just feet away from Engine 247.
It all started shortly after 11:50 AM when Borough Park Shomrim received a phone call that a woman was just robbed at the intersection of 13th Avenue and 61st Street. After immediately notifying the police and responding to the scene, Shomrim members saw FDNY members running after the suspect.
A member of the Council of Torah Sages of the Sephardic Shas party stated on Thursday that any Jewish resident of Israel who has a valid gun license is obligated to carry his weapon this Shabbat in the context of the heightened security threat facing Jerusalem and other parts of the country as of late.
Rabbi David Yosef further said that synagogue administrators should make sure that there is a charged cell phone available in their house of worship throughout the holy day of rest in case of an emergency.
Following the stabbing of an Orthodox Jew in Antwerp, a Belgian Jewish politician has demanded that the government pay for the community’s security costs of $1 million a year. Claude Marinower, Antwerp’s alderman for education, expressed the demand on Thursday – several days after 31-year-old Yehosha Malik was knifed in the neck by an unknown assailant while he was walking to synagogue to attend Shabbos prayer services.
Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee’s first Jewish Congressman, offered a truly unique idea on Wednesday to greatly heighten security for President Obama – namely, to build a moat around the White House.
‘Would a moat – water, six feet around, be kind of attractive and effective?” Cohen posited at a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the Secret Service.
The images of Jerusalem’s massacre on Tuesday prompted many communities in the United States and across the world to beef up security at Jewish institutions in fear of similar lone-wolf attacks on US soil.
“Certainly, at our synagogues there really is a sense, when seeing the reports of the attack, and seeing pools of blood on the floor, that it’s not just the synagogue in Jerusalem, but we in our synagogues felt attacked as well,” Nathan Diament, director of public policy for the Orthodox Union, was quoted as saying by USA Today.
As police continue to investigate Monday’s hate crime against an Israeli tourist in Williamsburg, Public Advocate Letitia James and the Public Advocate’s Hate Crime Task Force, launched earlier this year by her office, came out on Wednesday in full force, to condem the rise in bias-related crime against the Jewish community in New York City.
As first reported by JP, on Monday, an Israeli tourist was attacked by a violent group at the Queens-bound platform at the Marcy Avenue J-M-Z station in Williamsburg.
In the wake of the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and the stabbing of a Jewish man in Belgium, the security organization of British Jewry has advised the adoption of extra vigilance around Jewish institutions.
The Community Security Trust issued the warning on Tuesday in a security bulletin that outlined nine instructions to Jewish institutions, including a call to “ensure visible external security patrols take place to deter and detect hostile activity” and immediate reporting to police officials of any suspicious behavior.
“My goal was never to be famous or anything like that,” 23-year-old Yonathan Souid, told DNAinfo New York on Monday. “I just wanted to take great photos and I got carried away by my passion. I take full responsibility for what happened, and of course I regret what I’ve done.”
Two NYPD officers from Brooklyn’s 66th Police Precinct were honored Tuesday by Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) for helping an elderly woman to cross the street in Borough Park on November 2, 2014.
The two officers, Igor Smolyakov and Joseph Droge, were recently seen stopping traffic and exiting their vehicle to personally escort an elderly woman across the street who was fearful because of traffic.
The following is a statement by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano following the horrific terror attack at a Jerusalem synagogue:
“Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano along with Acting Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to assure the residents of Nassau County that the Police Department is aware of the recent Synagogue attack in Israel and are continuously monitoring world events.”
Members of New York’s City Council are preparing to make life more complicated for the city’s Police Department by introducing a bill that would legally require police officers to obtain written or audio permission from a suspect before they could conduct a search. Under legislation that will be introduced Thursday, police officers would have to get stated consent for searches when they don’t have a warrant, are not actually making an arrest or do not have probable cause. West Virginia and Colorado are the only two states to have laws with similarly strict requirements.
An Orthodox Jewish business owner has stepped up to the plate to alert his fellow New Yorkers about the new 25MPH speed limit currently in effect across the City of New York, by placing a roadside speedometer on several busy streets in Brooklyn, where motorists are used to pick up speed.
Mr. Moshe Lemmer – who is quite familiar with safety issues, being the owner of A Plus (A-1) Fire Control which services our New York City with fire protection and safety for over 35 years – told JP on Monday that he launched the initiative in memory of his daughter Tzippy OB”M, who herself was the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident.
On Thursday morning, the local TV news channel NY1 was granted a rare look inside the crime and counterterrorism meetings conducted by the New York Police Department. Those discussions are generally held away from the public eye.
The first such gathering was a CompStat meeting, part of a program that takes a close look at crime statistics in specific neighborhoods across the city.
On Sunday, Chief of Department Philip Banks first commented on his surprise departure of the New York Police Department on Friday.
Banks reportedly resigned from the department following a dispute with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton over his new assignment to Deputy Commissioner post, requesting additional powers. The dispute led chief Banks to walk out of the meeting and announce his sudden departure from the NYPD.
The wife of Dr. Julio Schlosser, the president of an umbrella Jewish community organization in Argentina known as DAIA, was shot by an unknown assailant on Saturday during a robbery in Buenos Aires. Mrs. Schlosser was wounded by the gunfire and is currently hospitalized in intensive care. The intruder reportedly shot at the couple while they were visiting friends in Buenos Aires’ Flores neighborhood.
Two individuals who were riding a motorcycle attacked the Schlossers and fired gunshots at them. The police stated that the couple had not attempted to resist the robbers, who escaped from the scene with Mrs. Schlosser’s purse, YNet reported.
Two teenagers were arrested Monday night in the village of Kiryas Joel after the New York State Police discovered a large amount of drugs in their vehicle during a routine traffic stop, a Police source told JP.
The 2 teenagers, whom one of them was identified as Lucas Kolakowski, 20 years old, from Highland Mills, NY, were driving on Acres road when they were stopped by cops for conducting a traffic violation, cops said. The identity of the second boy is being withheld since he is under the age of 18.
Sean Ryan, 29 years old, started his break-in spree shortly before 4:00 am by breaking into a vehicle parked at 1373 47the street in Borough Park. He was watched and followed by Borough Park Shomrim members. He then walked to 1421 53rd street where he broke into a second vehicle and took off with a GPS, MP3 Player and some cash.
Now, almost 30 years later, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson plans to ask a judge Wednesday to throw out the convictions of David McCallum and the late Willie Stuckey, saying their convictions hinged on made-up confessions peppered with details seemingly supplied by police. Their cause was championed by one of the nation’s most famous exonerees, former prizefighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
Joel Gold, a law enforcement chaplain, was driving with his family in the car on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge East bound at around 9:50p.m., when a car speeding crashed into his car. The driver lost control and crashed into the divider.
Following the footsteps of other Republican operatives who were convicted and ended up in prison for jamming opposition phone lines, Ramapo Republican Committee treasurer Bill Weber pulled the same dirty tricks in the recent Town of Ramapo referendum elections.
On September 30th elections were held in Rockland county’s town of Ramapo on two referendums, whether to increase the number of Town Board members from four to six, and whether to separate the town into geographical districts (wards) and elect a Town Board member from each district.
North Miami – Intensive Security Measures Conducted by Law Enforcement During High Holidays [Photos+Video]
As previously reported by JP, Florida Law enforcement agencies have pledged to provide the Jewish neighborhoods with extra security and Police visibility during the high holiday season, in the wake of the recent uptick in anti-Semitic crime and the killing of Rabbi Raksin on a Shabbos morning.
The unprecedented joint effort by Florida Highway Patrol, Miami-Dade Police Department, and the North Miami Police Department.
The camera, located near Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, issued speed violations to anyone going more than 10 mph over the posted speed limit, which is 30 mph, according to the Department of Transportation.