NYC to implement curfew at four migrant respite centers

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Important Takeaways:

  • Adams to implement curfew at four NYC migrant respite centers in response to neighbors’ complaints of panhandling
  • Migrants staying at the affected respite centers will be required to check in each night by 11 p.m. and remain inside until 6 a.m., mirroring standard curfews in place at homeless shelters across the city.
  • The directive marks Mayor Eric Adams’ first major step to address the complaints of neighbors who say they have been assailed by desperate asylum-seekers begging door to door for food and clothes.
  • Exceptions to the curfew include requirements for work, school, and legal and medical appointments. Migrants must apply for permits allowing them to skip the curfew ahead of time, City Hall officials noted.
  • Anyone found violating curfew three times within 30 days will be subject to expulsion from the centers.

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Spike in retail theft across the country

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Important Takeaways:

  • Shoplifting surged 64% in NYC — more than any other US city in past 4 years
  • New York City has led the US with the sharpest increase in the number of reported shoplifting incidents since before the pandemic, according to a study.
  • The Big Apple saw a 64% increase in reported incidents of retail theft during the four-year period between mid-2019 and June of this year, while Los Angeles experienced a 61% surge in the same metric, according to the Council on Criminal Justice.
  • A New York Police Department spokesperson pointed to crime statistics showing that there were more than 93,000 incidents of petty larceny so far this year — which is 29% higher compared to the same period two years ago but 5% lower compared to the same period last year.
  • LA, meanwhile, saw a 109% increase in reported retail theft incidents in the first six months of this year — the highest in the country, the report found.
  • Dallas was second with a 73% bump in the number of reported shoplifting incidents in the first half of 2023.
  • Virginia Beach, Dallas, Raleigh, Boston, and Pittsburgh are the other cities that saw a spike in the number of shoplifting incidents that were reported over the course of the last four years

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DC, NYC, petty larceny is up; Toilet paper must be requested because theft is rampant

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Important Takeaways:

  • Washington, DC, CVS toilet paper lock-up shows NYC its ugly future
  • The crime crisis caused by lefty policies has officially entered the theater of the absurd.
  • Witness a CVS store in our nation’s capital, forced by rampant, serial theft to pull toilet paper and paper towels from the shelves, replacing them with framed photos of the missing products and a buzzer.
  • In other words, the capital of the most powerful nation in human history has been reduced to Third World-style security systems to sell basic goods.
  • And overall petty larceny incidents are up almost 30% over 2021 in New York — in the official stats, though many retailers have surely given up bothering to report the endless thefts.

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Thousands of Palestine protesters gather on Wall Street burning the flags of Israel and America in support of terrorism

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Important Takeaways:

  • The protests that shame NYC: Anti-Israel activist BURN Stars and Stripes outside City Hall in NYC – after demonstrators marched from Wall Street and accused Biden of ‘genocide’ for supporting Jewish state after Hamas terror attack
  • The shameful protest came two weeks after the brutal terrorist attack which has claimed the lives of more than 1,400 Israelis, most of whom were civilians.
  • A reported 3,000 protesters started gathering at Wall Street in NYC’s financial district at 5.30pm, chanting ‘genocide Joe has got to go’ and ‘Eric Adams, you can’t hide, you support genocide’.
  • Someone also left graffiti reading ‘f**k the IDF’ and ‘free Palestine’.
  • This is the latest protest as thousands took to the streets across the globe – in Bangladesh, South Korea, Lebanon and Iraq – with some burning American, British and Israeli flags and holding signs that read ‘USA go to hell’ and ‘Death to Israel.’

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Clashes breakout at Pro-Palestine rallies across US after Israel attacked

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Important Takeaways:

  • Radical pro-Palestinian mob wearing face coverings destroy Israeli flag in NYC, screaming ‘we’re going to kill them all!’ and blaming the Jewish state for provoking Hamas’ terror attacks which have left at least 900 Israelis dead
  • A pro-Palestine crowd with their faces covered ripped apart an Israeli flag in Manhattan on Monday chanting their wish for Israelis to die, as they faced off with a pro-Israel group yelling at the Palestinians: ‘They all need to die now!’
  • A large number of NYPD officers were stationed in between the rival gatherings, keeping them apart.
  • In Boston, another pro-Palestine group stood on the U.S. flag, calling the United States ‘legit gangsters’.
  • One pro-Palestine activist shouted at the Israeli contingent that they should prepare to ‘get barbecued’.
  • The pro-Israel crowd responded with their own taunts.
  • ‘They all need to die now!’ a man yelled at the Palestinian supporters, according to The New York Post.
  • Karen Lichtbraun, who leads Yad Yamin New York, where members ‘encourage Jewish self-defense’, told the paper that Hamas were terrorists, and were not pro-Palestine.

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State of Emergency issued for NYC from heavy rain, flooding

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Important Takeaways:

  • Heavy rain and flooding on Friday making for an extremely challenging and dangerous Friday morning commute and led to subway and rail service suspensions and the closure of a terminal at LaGuardia Airport.
  • Parts of New York City have already seen five inches of rain as of 11 a.m.
  • Flash flood warnings were issued for much of NYC and surrounding counties in New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and into Connecticut into the early afternoon, and were likely to be extended further.
  • Flooding is possible for much of the tri-state area as a result of the heavy rain, which comes as the ground is already water-logged due to the remnants of Ophelia that drenched the region last weekend.

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NYC mother killed, two young children fighting for their lives after horrific hammer attack

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Important Takeaways:

  • A New York City man is in custody after brutally attacking and killing a mother with a hammer, while leaving her two young children fighting for their lives on Wednesday, according to police.
  • When the officers arrived, they quickly apprehended the suspect who was trying to walk out of the building and placed him under arrest.
  • Chell said the suspect had blood all over his body at the time of his arrest.
  • The three victims — a 43-year-old married mother, her 5-year-old son, and 3-year-old daughter — were taken to a local hospital, where the mother was pronounced dead.
  • The mother and her two children occupied a room in the three-room apartment. The suspect and his 9-year-old son occupied another room, while a third person occupied the third room.

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NYC Mayor wants Biden to declare a state of emergency over asylum seekers

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Important Takeaways:

  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday called for the federal government to declare a state of emergency to manage the “crisis” at the border, saying the influx of asylum seekers could end up costing the city billions of dollars in the coming years.
  • Adams said more than 57,000 migrants are under the city’s care on an average night and nearly 100,000 asylum seekers have sought shelter there since last year.
  • At a news conference Wednesday, Adams said a federal state of emergency would “allow federal funds to be allocated quickly to help address the urgent challenges we face.”
  • Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City in October.
  • An official from the Department of Homeland Security pointed to the “more than $140 million in federal funding to New York City, more than any other interior city.”
  • In his remarks Wednesday, Adams said the city would not “abandon our brothers and sisters seeking the American dream.”

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NYC Mayor “Eventually this is going to come to a neighborhood near you, and it is—91,000 people”

Important Takeaways:

  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams Quits on Migrants Camped on Sidewalk
  • They’ve been sleeping outside a hotel in the biggest and richest city with virtually no help from government leaders. It’s a disgrace.
  • In the past few days those who head uptown have suddenly encountered a scene that disgraces every level of government, from the mayor to the governor to the president
  • Its immediate ability to cope with such an influx has maxed out and neither the feds nor the state are coming to the rescue even though the city pays both far more in taxes than it receives in services and benefits.

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Smoke blowing away from NYC but Canadian wildfires not yet under control

Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • The smoke is expected to gradually blow away from the U.S. East Coast over the weekend, but the fires in Canada are still burning.
  • According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, there are currently 426 active fires in the country.
  • Of those fires, 232 are labeled as “out of control.” Just 112 are marked as “under control,” while another 82 are “being held.” A fire being held means it is not moving but still not considered under control.
  • Harsh weather conditions in Canada are fueling the fires and making it harder for firefighters to combat the flames. This isn’t likely to go away.
  • The most recent outlook, published this week, said that the wildfire season this year is already “severe” and warned that current predictions “indicate the potential for continued higher-than-normal fire activity across most of the country throughout the 2023

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