New York City

New York coffee shop fined $300 by Sanitation Department for sign announcing how many cups they’ve kept out of landfill

A coffee shop in New York was allegedly fined $300 by the Department of Sanitation for a misplaced sandwich board on the sidewalk, which announced that the business had kept over 2,000 cups out of the landfill in 2018. Smith Canteen’s owner, Kerry Diamond, posted about the ironic incident on Facebook, claiming the sign has been in the same spot for the past seven years. “I’ve been spending a lot of money and time trying to figure out waste reduction, composting, and single-use plastic alternatives at the Canteen, so this really burns me,” she wrote. Diamond’s business, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, encourages customers to bring their own cup in order to reduce single-use options and earn a 10 percent discount for doing so. She also said they do their part to help keep the street in front of their shop clean. “We keep our corner storefront as tidy as possible, sweep regularly, clean up all the litter that blows down the street, and take care of our tree pit like good citizens,” Diamond wrote. “We try so hard to be good and then to get kind of smacked down that way, it’s just kind of a bummer,” she told the New York Daily News. Diamond is encouraging the city to do more to help keep the street free of trash. “It would be really wonderful if you had programs to help small businesses become greener and if you kept Smith Street clean instead of the mess of litter and overflowing garbage cans that it’s been all year,” she wrote. Others on Facebook agree with Diamond, arguing that city officials need to worry about more important things. “Smith Street is disgusting these days. Talk about wrong priorities,” one person wrote. “As if you are the problem and not the obvious solution!” someone else commented. “Major props for keeping your business so tidy and responsible. Smith Street is a horror show and you all are a bright spot!” another person wrote. The New York Sanitation Department has since withdrawn the fine, according to the Daily News, though Diamond had planned to fight it. “We’ve investigated the incident and have determined that we will withdraw the action on this notice of violation because it appears as if the sign is within the legal three-foot limit, the street is not a zero-tolerance block and there is ample pedestrian access to the sidewalk,” spokesman Vito Turso said. “We encourage the shopkeeper to continue helping to keep cups out of landfills by all legal means.”

Oh whatever, Vito!  Fact is, you got busted by social media, and buckled under the understandable pressure from the good people of NYC.  Talk about ironic..  The NYC Sanitation Dept fining a coffee shop owner for a sign like this.  Kudos to Kerry for her good example.  If you’re on Smith Street, stop in for a cup o’ joe, and support her business.    🙂

‘Sanctuary’ NYC Released Criminal Illegal Alien

A previously deported, convicted criminal illegal immigrant was released by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) last year after failing to detain the Mexican national for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a news release by ICE, the agency announced it has captured 31-year-old Luis Alejandro Villegas after the illegal immigrant was released onto the streets due to New York City’s sanctuary city policy which refuses cooperation with federal authorities to help deport criminals. “Villegas is a criminal alien who was released back into our New York communities, posing an increased and unnecessary risk to those who live in this great city,” Thomas Decker, field office director for ICE’s deportation force in New York, said in a statement. “This level of risk can be mitigated in many instances and ICE welcomes changes to the current policy which is creating a potentially unsafe environment for the city’s residents,” Decker continued. “ICE is committed to strengthening its relationship with local law enforcement in the interest of public safety and national security while preserving the critical community-police bond.” Villegas previously served five years in a U.S. prison after being convicted of forcible theft with a deadly weapon. After his term, Villegas was deported back to Mexico in 2007. Last year, Villegas was taken into custody by the NYPD on drunk driving charges. This is when ICE filed a detainer on Villegas, asking that local authorities hold the criminal illegal immigrant until they could take over the case and deport the man. NYPD, though, ignored the detainer and released Villegas back onto the streets on Dec. 31, 2016. Immediately following his release, ICE filed a criminal warrant for Villegas’ deportation. On January 25, ICE officers captured Villegas in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Vallegas is now in federal custody.

Good!  Of course, now, he should serve at least another 5 years in federal prison.  Then, upon completion of this latest incarceration, they need to secure biometric data (i.e. fingerprint data, etc.), and then deport him into the interrior of Mexico; not just across the border.

‘F*** the Police’: Communists, Radicals Spotted Throughout Climate March in New York City Demanding ‘Revolution, Nothing Less’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/21/f-the-police-communists-radicals-spotted-throughout-climate-march-in-new-york-city-demand-revolution-nothing-less/

Keep this in mind the next time you see some article about so-called “global warming,” or its latest trendy euphemism, “climate change.” As I’ve been saying all along, it has very little to do with actual science. Instead, its far more about the religious cult it has become based in liberal/leftist/socialist/communist/Democrat ideology and politics, and the trendy, politically correct, Democrats who push it above all else; people like Obama, Hillary, Sec. John Kerry, etc. Its all politics, and some junk science thrown in.

N.Y. black women tired of ‘white people moving into the area’ force tenants out at gunpoint: report

Two Brooklyn women have been arrested after they robbed and intimidated three tenants out of their apartment at gunpoint, then squatted in the usurped home, because they were reportedly fed up with white people moving to the area.

You really can’t make this stuff up.. Sounds like a “hate crime” to me! Remember what I said the other day about the need for an intellectually honest discussion about race in this country (something you can’t do when you throw black, liberal, entitlement-minded, race-hustlers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, etc. into the mix)?? Again, for those that missed it the other day.. Take a good hard look at these stories (which we WILL be posting here, since the dominantly liberal mainstream media refuses to, as it destroys their narrative, and their agenda) and then ask yourself, honestly, who, on balance, are the true, hard-core racists in this country, really? IF we’re to ever have an intellectually honest discussion about race in America, we need to first recognize who the true hard-core racists in America really are, and call them out on it. We can always talk about WHY they are the way they are (violent, hateful, etc.). And, as I said the other day, personally I’m SO over it. I don’t care anymore. I’m tired of the pathetic excuses for WHY. Why isn’t important. But, fine.. We can talk about it at some point. FIRST, however, we need to identify them; NOT the anecdotal here and there (and for every white supremacist that liberal Bob Beckel at Fox News wants to bring up, I’ll raise him a hundred New Black Panther Party members…and show them at polling places with billy clubs, for crying out loud)…but, on balance, the overwhelming majority of those who by their actions (i.e. knock out game, FBI crime stats, etc,) and words are CLEARLY the true racists in this country. And, again, since the liberal mainstream media won’t report stories like this, because it destroys their narrative and their agenda, we’ll continue to post them here. Thank God for the internet and free speech!

Anyway, there is a photo at: frontpagemag.com regarding this story that shows a pic of a bldg. with the words “NO WHITES” tagged on the side of the bldg. I’m sure AG Eric Holder will be sending 40 FBI agents to Brooklyn to address this clear hate crime…and that Al Sharpton will be demanding “justice.” Yeah.. I didn’t really think so either. Hypocritical tools.. Hopefully, at least the NY City PD will be pressured into filing hate crime and civil rights charges against these two black women thugs who did this.

New York: White Female Jogger Shot in Back of Head with Pellet Gun, Black Youths Laugh and Verbally Assault

‘Anti-white statements’ made after jogger shot with pellet

I’m wondering if we’ll see Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, the NAACP, the New Black Panther Party, AG Eric Holder, or even Obama call for “justice” for this poor jogger who was assaulted by these racist thugs.  Yeah..  I doubt it as well.  Hope they find and arrest them sooner rather than later.

Ground Zero Cross: Court presses atheist group to explain why artifact is ‘offensive’

Ground Zero Cross: Court presses atheist group to explain why artifact is ‘offensive’

Read this attorney’s comments, especially the last line of the article.  Hes exactly right.  In a free society where we cherish the right to freedom of speech AND religion, the courts cannot not be used to censor beliefs with which you disagree.  Hopefully this appeals court will agree and throw out this silly lawsuit filed by these atheists.