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Small pipe bomb goes of by Port Auth Bus Term in NYC…Minor injuries…Suspect caught ..

A small pipe bomb went off near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday, and the suspect was immediately taken into custody, police sources said.

The blast happened in an underground subway passage just 200 feet from the terminal at West 42nd St. and Eighth Ave., the sources said.

Port Authority cops immediately arrested the suspect, who was injured in the explosion. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to survive, sources said.

Four people in total were wounded at the scene, the FDNY confirmed, all of whom have non-life-threatening injuries. …

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Explosion in dumpster in Chelsea section of New York City injuries 29….

image….(Rashid Umar Abbasi/Reuters)

….from the NY Daily News….

An explosion ripped through a Chelsea street Saturday night — injuring at least 29 people and sending horrified witnesses scattering, Fire Department sources said.

The blast blew out the ground floor windows of the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd St. near Sixth Ave. at about 8:30 p.m., a witness and an FDNY spokesman said.

“Officials are on the scene of an explosion on West 23 St in Manhattan at least 26 people injured. An unknown device was inside a dumpster,” Sergeants Benevolent Association head Ed Mullins tweeted.

The NYPD was questioning a possible suspect picked up about eight blocks away from the blast, sources said.

A witness said he felt and heard the blast while entering the 23rd St. subway station with his family.

Ryan McMillen, a history professor at Mercy College, turned around and saw the back of an SUV “totally blown out.”…..

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UPDATE: At least 29 injured in Chelsea explosion. Police investigating a 2nd device found on 27th Street.

Securing the Pope Francis visist to the Big Apple…

Pope Francis will visit America from September 22 to September 27, 2015…..

He will be in New York City from the evening of Sept. 24 to early morning Sept. 27….

Let’s game out the security operation for the Pope in the Big Apple….

The Pope has his own personal security detail of Swiss Palace Guards that travel with him….

In his visit to America (Wash DC, NYC and Philly) his America personal security agency will be the US Secret Service….

As the Pope moves around NYC he and his whole party will be escorted/moved by the New York City Police Department….

The Police Department’s Highway unit will be leading the Pope’s motorcade which could be a long as 30 vehicles….

In that motorcade will be the famous Popemobile, His personal security people, Secret Service agents, his staff, media, a medical team from the NYC Fire Dept’s EMS service …..

The arrival at JFK Airport will handled by the Port Authority Police, who will provide an escort off the airport….And secure the arrival area’s and greeting crowds…

Once in New York….

The Pope will visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Address the United nations, an East Harlem church,. And Madison Square garden….

He will sleep over the night of Sept 25th….

There has been a mention of a stop in New York Cities Central park….

For ALL of thes stops the New York Police will provide escorts and crowd control, just as they would for the running of the NY City Marathon race…It will involve large amounts of the NYPD’s 35,000 police officers …..

In Inanitionaddition, the NY Fire Department will to mobile its fire and EMS units to points along the route of the Papal motorcades to handle any medical emeergcy situations….

 

Due the large amount of people expected to come and see the Pope in the City…..

Outlying police departments will have increase their patrols….

New Jersey Transit, Port Authority  and MTA police departments will have increase staffing for crowd control and security on their train, bridge and tunnel facilities …..

Homeland Security TSA people may be deployed to these facilities also….

At the World Trade Center visit….Port Authority Police will be called on again to escort the Pope’s group….At Madison Square Garden NYPD and MTA police will have extra units, dogs and bomb squad members standing by because the facility has a train station below it…

The New York City Police Department will have it’s helicopters, Marine, Bomb, HazMat and others units working the Pope’s detail…

The Secret Service should surely have to call for help from other Homeland Security agencies including Border patrol and TSA ….

All of this will be going on in New City, The Bg Apple while the city hosted the Forest Hills US OpenTennis match, Baseball Games of the NY Yankee’s and NY Mets…

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The Unted Nation’s annual General Assembly get together…..

That event will pull the US State Departmanet Dipoploamtaic Security agents into action providding securty for over 40 Foreign Ministers that will arive in the city….

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The Secret Service will be handling President Obama, which normaly would be the BIGGER movement, but will be drafted by the Pope….

They will also, like the State Depatment be proding security details for over 50 heads of state while the President and the Pope move around the city….

For EACH othe above arrivals?

The NYPD will assign it’s police escorts…..

 

New York City is gonna make a LOT of money from all of this…

Drivers in the city are gonna get screwed….

NYPD cops are gonna make money…

A LOT of Secret Service , FBI, Border patrol and other Federal peopel are gonna be spending a couple of weeks in the city….

Here’s the schedule….

Sept 24 (D.C., New York)
9:20 a.m. Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress
11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
4:00 p.m. Depart from Joint Base Andrews
5:00 p.m. Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
6:45 p.m. Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Sept 25 (New York)
8:30 a.m. Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
11:30 a.m. Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
4:00 p.m. Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
6:00 p.m. Mass at Madison Square Garden

Sept 26 (New York, Philadelphia)
8:40 a.m. Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
9:30 a.m. Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
10:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
4:45 p.m. Visit to Independence Mall
7:30 p.m. Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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The Pope IS coming to Wash DC, Philly and the Big Apple this fall…..

His trrip could squeeze in a brief stop to Boston also…..

American Catholics will along the Eastern Seaboard will get their chance to see their new spiritual leader fro afar in person….

The overall security for the Pope will be handled by the Secret Service in cooperation with state and local police Departemets in every venue…The operation will times BIGGER than ANY American Presidential movement due to the crowds….

A preliminary outline of the Pope’s September visit would have him stop by the United Nations and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden during a three-city swing, according to a member of the organizing committee for the visit.

The New York City Mass would be a pared down version so as not to overshadow a Philadelphia stop where Francis will address the World Meeting of Families.

“He would arrive on the 22nd (of September) and he would leave the evening of the 27th. It’s really a full six days, plus the travel, so it’s really one week,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, a Philippines native and the Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN, told the Catholic News Agency on Sunday.

Details of the trip were discussed last week during a meeting of the U.S. trip organizers. Francis just wrapped up a four-day trip to Southeast Asia and is headed back to the Vatican after a Sunday Mass in front of an estimated 6 million people at Manila’s Rizal Park in the Philippines.

Francis confirmed Monday to reporters aboard the papal plane that he will visit D.C., New York and Philly. But a Vatican official told the Daily News that the Pope may squeeze in a Boston visit as well….

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NYC Mayor de Blasio knocks anti-Police efforts in the streets now…

Bill de Blasio has had a hard time since police officers have been involved in some several incident’s sent them to the grand juries in New York and elsewhere..

The Mayor, who IS the Mayor of a 35,000 person police Department and 8 million + city has gotten into trouble for NOT standing up for most of his cops that go out and do a difficuilt job everyday….

He is also in union contract negotiations…..

After a few weeks of fighting in public with his cops because they felt he was disrepecting them with sympaties with anti-police protestors, has done  and 180 and come down against the protests and any violence that might come from them….(Several cops have been attacked by protesters who have been porsued and charged )

Affirming a new hard line he has taken against elements of the anti-police brutality movement, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today anyone who “denigrates” the NYPD is “disgusting” and “unacceptable.”

Mr. de Blasio, accused by police unions and conservatives of not sufficiently supporting the police, urged the thousands of people planning to take part in Martin Luther King Day marches to follow the reverend’s example and resort only to nonviolence.

“Anyone who thinks we need to make changes in our society should express that peacefully and respectfully,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters at an unrelated press conference in Brooklyn. “But anyone who uses hate speak, anyone who denigrates our officers, anyone who is negative and threatening to our officers–first of all it’s wrong, it’s disgusting, it’s unacceptable.”

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Despite calls for a break due to Police Deaths Protestors march in NYC AGAINST Police….

The Governor , The mayor and Several others had asked that protests hold off in respect for the shooting of two police offices in the city recently…..

But that was NOT to be….

Over a 1,000 professor took the streets , under the escort of the New York City Police to protest against police actions….

The protestors seem to be particular annoyed that ANYONE, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio included could ask them to stop protesting….

The protestors also seem to annoyed that people would want respect for two police officers gunned down as apposed to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner…

There ARE those who will look at this action as NOT constructive for the protestors who DO have the Right in this country to peacefully protest….

Protesters took to the streets of the city Tuesday to condemn police brutality a day after Mayor de Blasio implored them to suspend demonstrations until after the funerals of two murdered NYPD cops.

Hundreds of protesters defied the Mayor’s request, carrying signs reading “Jail Killer Cops” and marching in masse to demand justice for those who have died recently at the hands of police.

“What we’re doing is exercising our constitutional right,” said protester Sumumba Sobukwe.

The demonstrations went on despite suspicions they inspired suicidal gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley to murder Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu to avenge the police-involved killings of Eric Garner on Staten Island and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Police union officials have accused de Blasio of having blood on his hands for allowing demonstations, in which protesters have attacked police, to get out of hand.

As protesters marched Tuesday night, cops wearing black bands over their badges in honor of Ramos and Liu tried to keep them from blocking streets.

It was not immediately clear if arrests were made.

Robert Gangi, director of the Police Reform Organizing Project, said it was unfair to lump a career-criminal lunatic like Brinsley in with what has been mostly peaceful protests…..

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Over a thousand anti-cop activists tried to shut down Fifth Avenue in Midtown and the Upper East Side on Tuesday– defying Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s call for a moratorium on the demonstrations after two Brooklyn police officers were slain.

Many of the activists took shots at the mayor.

“The mayor says stop that, we say fuck that!” yelled activists, while jumping in place. The group started on 59th Street and 5th Avenue, went down to 53rd Street, and then marched up the Upper East Side.

Activists said they planned to march up to East Harlem, and then protest at a local precinct.
Tarik Grand, 25, of Brooklyn said he was out there because of de Blasio’s words on Monday. “We’re protesting tonight, because the mayor specifically said not to,” he said. “They asked for a moment of silence for the cops, but not for Garner.”

Most of the agitators chanted angrily at the police. “How do you spell murderers? N-Y-P-D!” said the agitators.

“NYPD, KKK, how many kids did you kill today?” other protesters chanted, who started on the sidewalk before moving onto the streets of Fifth and Madison Avenue.

The activists choked the traffic– and left an ambulance from New York Presbyterian stranded on 54th Street and 5th Avenue.

They moving downtown on 5th Avenue from 59th Street about 5:30 p.m. The demonstration has been organized by the Act Now To End War & Stop Racism Coalition, which has blasted de Blasio’s words as an effort to “chill the expression of free speech rights.”

The activists are using the hashtags “jailkillercops” and “winter of resistance” to organize their activities….

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The Pope is coming to America Next Year….

It has been conformed that he will visit Philly and New York City in September….

Since September is the annual United Nations General Assembly time , one can expect him to speak at the UN….His first stop will the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia…..

Pope Francis is coming to NYC.

The pontiff announced Monday that he’ll be going to the U.S. in September 2015 to take part in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia while the Vatican’s United Nations representative said Pope Francis would also travel to New York, the Catholic News Agency reported.

“I wish to confirm, if God wills it, that in September of 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families,” Pope Francis said, ending months of speculation on a potential visit.

The Pope waves during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 16. Mayor de Blasio invited him to visit New York City when they met in the Vatican in July. Image….ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

The UN turns 70 next year, a landmark opportunity for the pope to make a statement. Archbishop Bernardito Auza said Thursday, “if he comes to Philadelphia, he will come to New York.”

Pope Paul VI made an appearance at the UN in 1965, the first time any pontiff trekked to New York. Pope Benedict also traveled to NYC in 2008, the last of four papal visits to the Big Apple.

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The security operation in New York City will Large and Complex…….

The annual UN meeting is big enough…With this the Secret Service, State Department, NYPD and Port Authority Police along with other law enforcement teams will have HUGE crowds along the route of the Pope, that will eclipse the President, and the over 70 annual visits by heads of state from around the planet, that will fly into the NYC Metro area…

Cuomo and Christie to join Fed’s in security efforts for NY/NJ Metro area

Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie will host meeting of local, federal security officials for protecting region

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo feels that the area is actually under a BIGGER threat than 9/11 days….

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie are using the 9/11 commemoration to announce an effort to coordinate anti-terrorism efforts across the state line and with federal officials. The governors plan to meet with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The lead representatives from our side of the Hudson will be Superintendent of State Police Joe D’Amico and the always safety-minded Jerome Hauer, Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Other involved agencies include the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Police, the New York City Police Department, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police and the New York National Guard.

From the release:

“With new threats abroad growing from the rise of extremist terrorist organizations, we must take every step we can to enhance our security infrastructure to effectively prevent the hateful agenda of these groups from coming onto American soil,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York and New Jersey stand at the center of the global network of finance, commerce, and tourism, placing us in a position as an attractive potential terrorist target. These measures will strengthen the coordination between federal, state and local authorities and by doing so, better protect our citizens from terrorist attacks. I look forward to working together with our local, state, and federal partners and thank them for their continued efforts to stand vigilant against threats to our region and citizens.”

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New York Governor Cuomo rode a motorcycle with his living-in partner Sandra Lee on back to this years 9/11 ceremony and FDNY Rescue One firehouse….Here….

NYPD Boss Bratton will stay the course on ‘broken windows’ policy

The Honey Moon is just about over for NYPD Commissioner William Bratton….

Hailed in his return back to command the nation’s largest Police Department, he has seen things go south on him in the wake of the arrest of a black male in Staten Island, by what may have been a choke hold by cops…

Bratton rolled out his policy of attacking small crimes, ‘broken windows’,  as a way keep big crime down during his first tour in charge of the department, after coming from the cities Transit Police when they where a separate department …..

The media recently has been on his case…

But he’s set his jaw and with his boss New York City Mayor deBlasio covering his back, he’s defending himself and policies…

With the help of large graphics showing more than two decades of falling crime rates, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton Thursday brushed aside both his sagging poll numbers and a police union’s prediction of a breakdown in law and order.

Bratton said he paid little attention to the poll or barbs from police union leaders. He also said quality-of-life crime prevention — a point of criticism among some community activists — will continue.

“I am police commissioner of the City of New York, I am not an elected official, so polls relative to my popularity . . . aren’t really of any great consequence to me,” Bratton said of the latest Quinnipiac University poll detailing his shrinking popularity.

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Some question the NYPD “broken windows” strategy…

The take down and subsequent expiring of Eric Garner taken into custody by New York Police in Staten Island had been video taped from a cellphone….(Garner had been arrested over 30 times for selling underpriced cigarettes)

The reaction to the video tape has fanned protests from a good amount of New Yorkers and had the Cities Mayor and Police Commissioner weigh in on the situation…..

William Bratton is on his second go around as the head of the NYPD and it is his policy of ‘broken windows’ enforcement ( no crime infraction too small to be NOT enforced)…..

Bratton has NOT backed away from having his cops follow the policy….But has told them that it’s aright tell people to ‘move along’….Mayor deBlasio has stood behind the policy as way to keep the cities overall crime levels low…..

“I think we need to look at whether we still need these arrests,” said Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and a former captain in the Police Department.

“This is a good moment,” he said, “to re-evaluate what comes after ‘broken windows,’ now that the windows are no longer broken.”

And with the number of stop-and-frisk encounters down sharply, the community groups that mobilized against those street stops are turning their attention to the number of low-level arrests, saying they will push for changes.

“It’s the new stop-and-frisk,” Robert Gangi, director of the Police Reform Organizing Project, said of the low-level arrests, which, he added, were eclipsed in recent years by the public debate over the stop-and-frisk tactic.

The long-term increase in overall arrests reflects the convergence of two striking trends. Felony arrests have dropped off significantly, as violent crime has plummeted. But the soaring number of arrests for misdemeanors and noncriminal violations has more than made up for the drop.

In 1995, for each felony arrest, the police were making 1.3 arrests for offenses in the broadest category of misdemeanors; by 2013, the ratio had grown to 2.5 misdemeanor arrests for each felony, according to data from the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Mr. de Blasio, whose campaign last year focused heavily against stopping and frisking, finds himself championing key aspects of the police strategies of his immediate predecessors — Mayors Rudolph W. Giuliani and Michael R. Bloomberg…..

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Selling Cigarettes…Breaking up a fight…An attempted Arrest…A DOA ….

The efforts to arrest Eric Garner has led to questioning of  NYPD  actions and now to the Ambulance crew who responded to the situation and appear to have not helped the subject who has expired….

And there IS a video of the take down of garner and the actions of the ambulance crew , who where NOT FDNY employee’s….

A confrontation on Thursday that started like so many others ended with Mr. Garner’s death and an eruption of anger at the police as cellphone video of the clash drew millions of eyes to a changing pocket of Staten Island. Mr. Garner’s death on a sidewalk outside a beauty salon on Bay Street threw into sharp relief the tension between two pillars of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s law enforcement agenda: mending frayed relations between the police and people in black and Latino neighborhoods, while holding down serious crime by assiduously attacking minor offenses.

The mayor, upon arriving in Italy on a family vacation on Sunday, found himself once again answering questions about the death. The Fire Department said two paramedics and two emergency medical technicians who responded to the scene had been placed on modified duty while their conduct was reviewed. A seven-minute video, posted over the weekend, showed emergency medical workers doing little more than feeling for a pulse before lifting Mr. Garner’s body onto a gurney.

And the police commissioner, William J. Bratton, has suggested that the officers’ actions appeared questionable, but he has defended the department’s strategies as he grapples with the fallout.

The officer who placed Mr. Garner in what appeared to be a chokehold while trying to put him under arrest, Daniel Pantaleo, was ordered to turn in his badge and gun; another officer who first approached Mr. Garner, Justin Damico, was reassigned to desk duty; and the roles of the other officers at the scene who helped wrestle Mr. Garner to the ground are under review by the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau as investigators await the results of an autopsy by the medical examiner’s office.

To park regulars and local shop owners, it was devastatingly ironic that the police considered Mr. Garner, 43, a vestige of the disorder that still cropped up in the area, even as drug dens gave way to delis and vacant storefronts filled around the park. To them, he had been a bright spot, a peacemaker who with his size alone could — and often did — quell disputes…..

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The last Occupy Wall Street Trial is coming up….

Remember Occupy Wall Street?

By most accounts, Occupy Wall Street’s moment in the cultural spotlight has passed, and headlines about disaffected New York idealists protesting the wide gap between rich and poor have become scarce.

But in State Supreme Court in Manhattan this week, the last of the criminal trials stemming from the protests in Zuccotti Park in 2011 has begun to play out, accompanied by much of the street theater of the protests as the movement’s loyalists rally around one of their own, Cecily McMillan.

Ms. McMillan, 25, is accused of assaulting a police officer who arrested her on March 17, 2012, the night hundreds of people gathered to observe the founding of the Occupy Wall Street movement six months earlier. The police swept through the park, in Lower Manhattan, and physically carried out scores of chanting protesters, many of whom went limp and refused to budge.

The central issue facing jurors, who are being selected this week, is who assaulted whom. Prosecutors say Ms. McMillan wheeled around and elbowed Officer Grantley Bovell in the face while he was arresting her. Ms. McMillan says Officer Bovell grabbed her right breast from behind and she reacted instinctively, not knowing he was a police officer.

She has published pictures, which she says were taken just after her arrest, of a dark bruise on her breast. Her supporters in court have taken to wearing paper cutouts of hands pinned to their shirts above the right breast.

The continued show of support in the courtroom — often a few dozen people — is part of an effort by Occupy Wall Street activists to turn Ms. McMillan’s trial into a cause célèbre, through press conferences, numerous news releases and a website called Justice for Cecily……

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photo….Cecily McMillan CreditAndrew Gombert/European Pressphoto Agency