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    The new chapter in the conflict between local authorities and the multinational company Uber. In Brussels, the Court of Appeal ordered a ban on operating in the capital, Belgium, following a complaint by one of the largest local taxi companies. This time, as in Spain or London, the Belgian judiciary has not decided on the exclusion of staff status for workers working on the sites, but much about the structure of the competition. According to the court, Uber violates regional rules by avoiding the need to have a taxi license to take people. An earlier decision last spring had already established that the US company was illegal because the races requested via a smartphone were not transmitted in Brussels by radio transmitters designated for taxis. Uber reacted by releasing Pasooka: the platform immediately suspended its application and last weekend pushed its 2,000 self-employed drivers into the streets. It has been organizing rallies in recent days in the Belgian capital, Dorma. Paradoxically, the issue now threatens the ruling coalition – a large coalition between socialists, environmentalists and right-wing parties – in...
    This it the terrifying moment machine gun shooting erupted on the streets of Chicago in a bloody Thanksgiving weekend of gun violence.  Three people were killed and another 40 were shot over the holiday weekend in the latest surge in violent crime.  Footage posted online shows a man, who does not appear to have a gun, running through the streets of Chicago as machine gun fire erupts nearby.   Hours earlier a man, believed to be in his 20s, was killed in southern Chicago after he was shot several times in the back of his legs. It is not yet know if two incidents were connected.  A 50-year-old man was shot in the chest during an attempted robbery on the city's Far South Side and a 22-year-old was struck in the leg by gunfire in the 5500 block of West Belmont Avenue on Sunday morning.   Meanwhile video showed a vehicle overturned at the intersection of Huron and Wells after the two people inside were shot during a car chase.  So far this year in Chicago, shooting incidents have seen a nine per cent...
    A suspect accused of using a stolen gun to engage in a brief New York City gun fight that wounded two NYPD police officers last weem was charged Saturday. Charlie Vasquez, 23, was arrested within the confines of the 48th Precinct, a New York Police Department spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News Digital. He is charged with two counts each of attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon: loaded firearm, reckless endangerment, and menacing, following an incident that was caught on video. Police described him as a "career criminal." ‘CAREER CRIMINAL' OPENS FIRE ON 2 NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICERS: SEE THE VIDEO Vasquez was wounded in the shootout that he allegedly initiated last Wednesday and had undergone surgery.  Officers Alejandra Jacobs and Robert Holmes were both wounded but are expected to make a full recovery, police said. Jacobs, a military veteran and U.S. Air Force Reserves member who had been with the NYPD for one year, was shot twice in the right arm and released from St. Barnabas Hospital on Thursday – greeted by...
    Outrage has built around the Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy this week after the suspect was revealed to be a career criminal dating back decades who was released on bail just weeks before the attack. Fox News Digital spoke with legal experts regarding whether the district attorney or the city could face legal action from the victims for the handling of Darrell Brooks and the attack that left six dead and dozens injured. WAUKESHA LOCALS FURIOUS AFTER LEARNING CHRISTMAS PARADE SUSPECT WAS OUT ON $1,000 BAIL "There is no viable claim against the district attorney who exercised prosecutorial discretion on charging and trial decisions, including bail demands," Fox News contributor and legal scholar Jonathan Turley told Fox News Digital.  Darrell Brooks is escorted out of the courtroom after making his initial appearance Tuesday in Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP) Personal injury lawyer Matthew Haicken, founding partner of Haicken Law, agreed. Though some victims could attempt to sue in a "Hail Mary"-styled lawsuit, he said, he doesn’t believe they would have a case.  "I don't...
    A Black trans liberation activist wears a bandana that reads "Defund the Police" in front of the Stonewall Inn on July 16, 2020, in New York City. People gathered to celebrate both Black history in the Americas and Black Trans history with a rally and a march. by Indianna Taylor This story was originally published at Prism. Last year the call to create change by defunding the police could be heard from all over. It was meant as a step forward to re-envision public safety, rather than the immediate abolition of policing. While there were many who didn’t understand the purpose and reality of the cause, organizers like myself were able to garner solidarity from places we had never been able to reach. Trapped by the pandemic and glued to their screens, people seemed unable to turn away from the inequities in our so-called “justice system” and actually wanted to do something about it. But after a whirlwind year of public outcries and companies branding themselves “BLM friendly,” the abandonment of calls to Defund the Police by politicians...
    This article was first published by The Hartmann Report. Expect the gun control debate in America to really get hot over the next 12 months as Beto O'Rourke runs for governor of Texas. O'Rourke said, when running for president in 2019, "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!" And it's entirely time for this debate. America has just a bit more than 4 percent of the world's population, but, with more guns than people in our country, we have more than 40 percent of all the guns in civilian hands in the world. Specifically, as a Swiss-based research group found, there are "approximately 857 million civilian-held firearms in the world's 230 countries and territories" and, as ABC News points out, in America there are "over 393 million firearms in civilian possession" as of 2017. About ten million more have been sold in the US since then: we are the only nation in the world with more guns than people. When asked recently if Beto O'Rourke stands by his position that, at the very least, we should get...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 500 turkeys were given out Tuesday by the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections during the “Feast for the Streets” Thanksgiving turkey drive. Some residents began lining up as early as 5 a.m. for the event in hopes of beating the rush. READ MORE: Brian Laundrie Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Attorney Says“We started this a couple of years back, obviously the pandemic put a stop to it for the last two years, but it’s a beautiful day,” said Daniel Junior, the Director of the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections. The event took place at the Gwen Cherry Park located at 7090 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami. “ I didn’t have a turkey at all so this will be a very big help,” said Jennifer McNeil, who waited in line for nearly three hours. Along with a turkey, participants received non-perishable items and reusable/disposable masks, hand sanitizers, and hot meals. READ MORE: Dollar Tree's Prices Going Up On Most Items From $1 To $1.25“Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department is dedicated to serving our community and we are honored...
    Career criminal Darrell Brooks - the prime suspect behind the Waukesha attack - benefited from the DA's lenient policies Milwaukee's District Attorney faces furious questions about why alleged Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks was out on the streets after it emerged he's been bailed twice this year despite a lengthy criminal history stretching back to 1999.  John Chisolm released a statement Monday admitting Brooks, 39, should not have been released on a $1,000 bond earlier this month following an alleged hit-and-run incident involving his girlfriend.  But Chisolm, 58, has previously boasted of letting a nonprofit opposed to cash bail audit his office, and has spoken repeatedly about trying to reduce his county's prison population.  He has done so despite murders in the area spiking by 95 per cent between 2019 and 2020, with 2021 on course to see as many homicides as last year.   Boasting a lengthy rap sheet dating back to 1999 with more than 15 arrests in the state of Wisconsin alone, career criminal Brooks, 39 - who is also a registered sex offender - benefited from the...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) —  Thousands of people packed the streets from Wilton Manors to Fort Lauderdale Beach over the weekend for the 44th Annual Pride Fort Lauderdale. “It’s really about all inclusivity, welcoming all walks of life, family member, gay, straight, all across the spectrum,” said Shawn Palacious, Entertainment Chair of Pride Fort Lauderdale. READ MORE: Thanksgiving Forecast: Chilly Breeze Develops Before Thanksgiving Before Milder Air Returns For The HolidayThe festivities included everything from a parade, to a long list of entertainers taking the stage. But the weekend wasn’t all about having fun, the group also took time to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. “It is one of the holiest days or the holiest day for the trans community because it’s the day we remember our falling angels that have passed away that year from violence in the community,” said transgender advocate Morgan Mayfair. READ MORE: Broward County's Rental Relief Portal ReopensThe pictures of almost 60 transgender individuals killed in 2021 were on display as part of a memorial, several in the group were from the South Florida area...
    The twisted tale of two 'sweet old ladies' who became 'coldblooded murderers' and slayed two innocent homeless men to seize $5 million in life insurance policies has been revealed in a new Dateline podcast.  Branded as the Black Widow Killers, Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt slayed two homeless men in 1999 and 2005 - in an attempt to collect multi-million-dollar insurance policies on their lives - after pretending to help them get off the streets. The two older ladies, who were said to have looked like 'very nice grandmothers' gained the homeless men's trust by giving them a place to stay and helping them get back on their feet. But little did the men know, they had secretly taken out multiple life insurance policies on them, and had plans to kill them for the money.  Back in the 1990s, Helen - who was born in Texas in 1931 - and Olga - who was born in Hungary in 1933 - met at a health club and instantly hit it off. In 1997, the ladies, who now lived in Los Angeles, California,...
    The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to reunite with family members, friends and loved ones — and to get fit. Most of the D.C. region’s classic Turkey Day races and fun runs are heading back outdoors after last year’s events went virtual. Thousands of runners and walkers are expected to turn out for a long list of races and children’s events. Read on to find out where they are and how to register. DC So Others Might Eat’s Thanksgiving Trot for Hunger 5K and Little Turkey 1-Miler are back. Runners will depart from Freedom Plaza on a 5K loop before returning for a family-friendly festival including live music and games. Those preferring a virtual option can still run a 5K on their own.When: Thursday, Nov. 25; the 5K is at 9 a.m. and the children’s 1-miler at 8:30 a.m.Tickets: $55 per adult/$35 per child in-person, $50 per adult/$30 per child for virtual. Register online or day-of. Maryland Enjoy a holiday light display while on the move at Sandy Point State Park’s Dashing Thru the Show 5K, raising donations for...
    (CNN)With closing arguments in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial complete, the jury now faces the monumental task of delivering a verdict. The facts in this case are challenging. Any fair analysis of the evidence suggests this will be a complex deliberation. It's one made all the more difficult by the burden of expectations. Paul CallanIntense media coverage pushes a public already sharply divided by political differences to expect a social and political message from the jury's verdict. But the law requires something entirely different: a strict analysis of the facts and law by 12 ordinary citizens insulated from outside pressure.The evidence presented during the trial has put a full menu of political issues front and center, triggering a divisive national debate. Should Americans, including a then-17-year-old, be permitted to police the streets of a town in a neighboring state when law enforcement appears to some to be inadequate? Was Kyle Rittenhouse acting as a vigilante when he chose to arm himself and enter the fray of protestors and others, claiming his purpose was to protect property and provide first aid?...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Sunday’s South Florida rallies in support of the Cuban people come as those on the communist island prepare to take the to the streets for the first time since demonstrations back in July. The Cuban government arrested hundreds of people following those July protests. READ MORE: Mechanic Steering Vintage Vehicles Into The FutureAfterwards, the government officials claimed the Cuban people had a legal right to protest peacefully. That will be the case on Monday, November 15, as the Cuban people will once again take to the streets, demanding for freedom and democracy. Videos obtained by CBS4 News on social media show a caravan, belonging to the Cuban government, protesting against those that are opposed to the government. This video shows a man shouting liberty before later being kicked out by people. “Tomorrow, I know that the regime right now is actually attempting against many of them. They are going into their homes. They are actually getting them and pulling them out of their homes,” said Mariela Gimenez, a Cuban activist. Gimenez, who has been in contact with...
    For immigrants who fled to the United States to escape the political turmoil they left behind in their native countries, the violence and unrest of 2020 was truly unsettling — including the violence that rocked Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020, when teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse used an AR-15-style weapon to shoot three protesters (two of them fatally). Rittenhouse, now on trial for homicide and attempted homicide and insisting he acted in self-defense, has been exalted as a hero by extremists on the far right. And liberal MSNBC host Chris Hayes, during a biting commentary on November 10, laid out some reasons why this far-right support for Rittenhouse is so disturbing. Hayes said of Rittenhouse, who was 17 in August 2020 and is now 18, "He heard warnings about the boogeymen of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and he took this illegally acquired assault weapon…. and he throws himself in the fray in Kenosha. And he kills two people." With an image of Fox News' Tucker Carlson, a Rittenhouse defender, appearing on the screen, Hayes added, "The boy who killed people...
    A Black Lives Matter leader has threatened 'riots' and 'bloodshed' in the streets if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates the NYPD's anti-crime units. The comments came from New York BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome after debating Adams during a contentious sit-down event with the incoming Democrat. While Adams was able to make headway with the activists on his plans to fight poverty in the black community when he takes office, the former NYPD captain vowed to bring back the controversial anti-crime units. 'If they think they are going back to the old ways of policing then we're going to take to the streets again,' Newsome said outside Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday.  'There will be riots. There will be fire, and there will be bloodshed.'  Speaking later to the New York Post, Newsome added: 'To ignore that history and say you're bringing it back means that he's tone deaf.' Officers from the units, that were disbanded at the height of the BLM protests in 2020, were involved in the deaths of Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and Eric Garner - cited as some of...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — The opioid epidemic has ravaged the region, with fatal overdoses again reaching record numbers. Adding to the danger is a new drug, a new form of fentanyl called para-fluorofentanyl — mixed in with batches of what’s supposed to be heroin. READ MORE: Sto-Rox High School Student Shot, Killed In McKees RoxSo far this year, Allegheny County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams has found para-fluorofentanyl in the bodies of 75 people who’ve overdosed in the county — up from zero last year. Dr. Williams said people are playing a deadly game of Russian Roulette every time they buy drugs off the street. “I don’t know if it’s sold to them as para-fluoro or sold to them as fentanyl. It’s not a regulated industry, obviously, in any sense of the word. It’s just the Wild West out there,” he said Dr. Williams doesn’t know if para-fluorofentanyl is more powerful than other forms of fentanyl, but he said any form is extremely dangerous. It is 10 times the strength of heroin. KDKA’s Andy Sheehan: Are you alarmed...
    Dominic Puopolo was born into privilege, the son of an investment manager. His parents, friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton, moved in the highest circles of New England society and enjoyed summers in a five-bedroom house on Nantucket. But since 9/11, when his mother was killed by al-Qaeda terrorists, Puopolo's life has descended into homelessness and madness, capped off when he threatened to kill Donald Trump at his inauguration. Now he is a vagrant with a God complex, living on the streets of Miami Beach, where he once had his own apartment in the center of the bustling beach city. When DailyMail.com spotted him, he was naked in an alley behind one of the city's chicest hotels, changing clothes in public before soaping up under a beach shower. Dominic Puopolo, who was charged with threatening to kill then-President-elect Donald Trump at the 2017 presidential inauguration is now living on the streets of Miami Beach, DailyMail.com has learned. Puopolo was revealed to be the son of a 9/11 victim who had close ties to Hillary Clinton. She is pictured right two...
    Washington (CNN)A radio host says she wakes up every morning wondering if her mom is alive. A man who came to the US to escape political persecution says the country he now calls home is empowering the very people he fled. A health care worker says she fears her family may be starving whenever she sits down to eat. War in Ethiopia is more than 7,000 miles away from the US capital. But for these Ethiopian Americans who spoke with CNN at recent demonstrations in Washington, the conflict is of urgent importance -- and they say it should be to the world, too. The DC area boasts the largest population of Ethiopians in the United States, with some local experts estimating there are as many as 250,000 Ethiopian Americans here, including both immigrants and US-born descendants. Now, as fighting in Ethiopia intensifies, protesters both for and against the country's government are taking to the streets of Washington. Read MoreCommunities, and even some families, are divided over the conflict."People who have lived in harmony for years, now they are forced to...
    "That's an overreach on the government's part, because it's not your right to tell me what I do with my health care, what I put into my body," Knox said. In August, the city council approved an ordinance requiring all city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 20, unless they receive an exemption for medical or religious reasons. But before the mandate went into effect, the city council voted to extend the deadline to Dec. 18 to give city workers more time to get vaccinated. There is no testing option for city workers who do not receive a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) warned in October that unvaccinated employees "should be prepared to lose their job" if they won't comply with the mandate. The mandate is opposed by the Los Angeles firefighters' union, which objected to the lack of a testing option. United Firefighters of Los Angeles City President Freddy Escobar told the L.A. Times last week that the L.A....
    Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York kicked off her first morning at the United Nations climate summit on Tuesday urging environmentalists to 'stay in the streets and keep pushing.' The Democrat lawmaker also said the United States needed to get back the 'moral authority' it lost under Donald Trump at a panel on the summit's tenth day, which is focused on how women and girls are engaging in the climate change fight.  She revealed that her proposed Civilian Climate Corps is still part of President Joe Biden's massive social and climate spending plan - though like other agenda items it was slashed in size after moderate Democrat opposition shrunk the package from its original $3.5 trillion price tag.  She also attracted throngs of onlookers - despite not everyone in her audience not quite knowing who she is. 'Even in Glasgow, @AOC draws crowds, including some folks unsure exactly why they are trying to snap pics of her,' Bloomberg reported from the event. '“It is AOC,” explains one person to another puzzled onlooker. “She is a member of the House in America...
    The City of Summerville is gearing up for the 2021 Christmas Parade, to be held on Friday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “An Old Fashioned Christmas”. Mr. John Turner will serve as the 2021 Parade Grand Marshal. The city encourages church groups, civic organizations, clubs, schools, and business to participate with floats and various parade entries. Trophies will be awarded by the Summerville Recreation Department for the top 3 float entries and prize monies in the amount of $250.00 for 1st Place, $100.00 for 2ndPlace, and $75.00 for 3rd Place will be awarded by Summerville Main Street. Parade Registration cost is $25. To register as a participant or for additional information contact the Summerville Recreation Department at 706-859-0910. Summerville Main Street will present live musical entertainment in front of the Chattooga County Courthouse beginning at 5:00 p.m. until the start of the parade.  Downtown businesses and restaurants invite the public to shop and enjoy a meal before or after the parade.
    The story of Janis Joplin you may not know Jennifer Granholm, energy secretary, says Americans should expect to pay higher heating costs this winter Spend $500, Pocket $200 Fast with This Top Card Ad Microsoft Refi With No Hidden Fees/Points – As Low as 1.99% APR Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © Seth Harrison, USA TODAY Sports Albert Korir of Kenya leaps across the finish line as he wins the men's race at the New York City Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 22 seconds.
    Glasgow, Scotland (CNN)TGIF! It's been a long week at the COP26 climate conference, where Friday's theme was about the impact of climate change on future generations.The focus, therefore, turned away from the suits and briefcases in the conference venue to the city center, where thousands of kids and young adults wanted to make sure their voices were heard by marching though Glasgow.Here's what happened Friday.'Green wash festival'Young activists poured into Glasgow from all over the world to demand from leaders at a Fridays for Future demonstration.Generation Climate: How the crisis made young people the adults in the roomRead MoreGreta Thunberg headlined the event and called the COP26 summit a "global north green wash festival," and said "it should be obvious that we cannot solve a crisis with the same methods that got us into it in the first place."But while Thunberg was the most anticipated guest at the event, there were many other equally passionate speakers that took the stage, many sharing their personal experiences with the crisis. Young Filipino climate advocate Jan Karmel Guillermo told crowds the summit was...
    Most of the time, street maintenance projects only scratch the surface. Every fifteen years or so, any given street in Minneapolis gets a “mill and overlay,” the most common kind of repair. A public works crew shows up to mill off and replace the surface asphalt. The process takes about two weeks, and if you’re lucky, the public works’ department will throw in a few new ADA sidewalks. But full street reconstructions are a much more expensive story. Even if the city budget is in good shape, they only happen once every 50 years. Because the teams redo the street foundation, including all the utilities, it’s a months-long process. But on the other hand, engineers redesign the street in any way they want. For urban planners, that’s when the fun begins. Any day now, Minneapolis Public Works will unveil two new street reconstructions featuring a new concrete tricks never before seen in the Twin Cities. On both Plymouth Avenue North and Grand Avenue South, folks walking, rolling, or driving will experience the kind of street design you normally find in...
    Get ready. This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. In my previous article, I showed why the State of New York uses an abstract concern for “public safety” to justify restricting the right to carry guns outside the home. But over the past two decades the massive expansion of licensed (and unlicensed) carriers has corresponded with a significant drop in violent crime. I also discussed how Americans have used firearms for defensive purposes in millions of cases. So, how can we expect New York to make its public safety case? Easy—by cherry-picking studies. Expect New York’s lawyers to cite some research purporting to show that restrictive gun laws actually lead to a decrease in crime. But don’t be fooled. A single study in isolation isn’t worth much. You must check the quality and reliability of each evaluation. And you must survey the broader literature to get a comprehensive view of the empirical data. Fortunately, organizations like the National Research Council, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the RAND Corporation...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. But you may not see it in your neighborhood anytime soon. Hundreds of little robots __ knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas __ are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K., and elsewhere. While robots were being tested in limited numbers before the coronavirus hit, the companies building them say pandemic-related labor shortages and a growing preference for contactless delivery have accelerated their deployment. READ MORE: 3 People Injured In Car Crash Involving Train In Detroit“We saw demand for robot usage just go through the ceiling,” said Alastair Westgarth, the CEO of Starship Technologies, which recently completed its 2 millionth delivery. “I think the demand was always there, but it was brought forward by the pandemic effect.” Starship has more than 1,000 robots in its fleet, up from just 250 in 2019. Hundreds more will be deployed soon. They’re delivering food on 20 U.S. campuses; 25 more will be added soon. They’re also operating...
    By DEE-ANN DURBIN | The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. But you may not see it in your neighborhood anytime soon. Hundreds of little robots – knee-high and able to hold around four large pizzas – are now navigating college campuses and even some city sidewalks in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere. While robots were being tested in limited numbers before the coronavirus hit, the companies building them say pandemic-related labor shortages and a growing preference for contactless delivery have accelerated their deployment. “We saw demand for robot usage just go through the ceiling,” said Alastair Westgarth, the CEO of Starship Technologies, which recently completed its 2 millionth delivery. “I think demand was always there, but it was brought forward by the pandemic effect.” Starship has more than 1,000 robots in its fleet, up from just 250 in 2019. Hundreds more will be deployed soon. They’re delivering food on 20 U.S. campuses; 25 more will be added soon. They’re also operating on sidewalks in Milton Keynes, England;...
    Kyle Rittenhouse will begin an expected two-week long homicide trial Tuesday after jury selection was finalized Monday night. Rittenhouse, 18, is on trial for killing two people after opening fire on Black Lives Matter protesters with a semi-automatic rifle at a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.   Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday morning. The jury in the politically charged case must decide whether Rittenhouse acted in self-defense, as his lawyers claim, or was engaged in vigilantism when the then-17-year-old opened fire with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle in August 2020, killing two men and wounding a third. On Monday, at Kenosha County Courthouse, Rittenhouse was seen yawning and looking distracted during the all-day session that ran well past dark. Eventually, 20 people — 12 jurors and eight alternates — were selected from a pool of 179 potentials. The judge said he would decide at the end of the trial which ones are alternates and which ones will deliberate. The 20 consist of 11 women and nine men. Jurors were not asked to identify their race during the selection process, and...
    On Thursday the union representing 50,000 current and former New York City Police Dept. officers claimed Mayor de Blasio's vaccine mandate would force "10,000" officers off the streets. According to the NYPD Police Commissioner, that number is actually just 34. "NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea noted that only 34 police officers have been placed on unpaid leave," AM NY reports, noting across all NYC employees, there are "12,000 unvaccinated city workers" who "have applied for medical or religious exemption, which will be worked on in the coming days." That vaccine mandate required proof of just one shot, and provided in return a $500 bonus for getting vaccinated. "The total of New York City workers that have been vaccinated is currently at 91%." In total, "9,000 city employees," including the 34 police officers and 40 civilian members of the NYPD, "have not yet been vaccinated and have been placed on leave without [pay] as of Nov. 1, which is less than 6% of the entire city workforce at 378,000." The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York in a statement...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — COVID-19 really scared people last Halloween, but tonight there was a sense of normalcy in neighborhoods as trick or treaters were running house to house. Last year, kids weren’t really going door to door, and neighbors weren’t putting candy directly into kids’ bags, but those traditions returned this Halloween – along with some new traditions. READ MORE: Stroke And Heart Attack Survivors, Families March In Pittsburgh Heart WalkGhosts, witches, princesses, superheroes, and more took over streets in Allegheny County. Neighbors on Dewey Street in Etna thought this spook-tacular Halloween was almost back to normal. COVID-19 caused quite the scare in 2020. “The parents had the masks. They kept a distance, and we had masks on,” said Gloria Ricci from Etna. “We didn’t have too many kids, there weren’t many trick or treaters last year,” said Chelsey Wojcik from Etna. On Kinvara Drive in Ross Township Sunday night, people set up tables and fire pits in their driveways… a new tradition that started last year in many communities. READ MORE: 'Cruise For Lou' Jeep Club Remembers Louis...
    An anti-vaxxer was attacked by an outraged woman after he dressed like a Nazi concentration camp victim during a bizarre protest. Shocked witnesses filmed the man standing on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanson Street in the Melbourne CBD about 1.30pm on Saturday holding a sign comparing Covid vaccine mandates to the holocaust.  'History repeats,' the man's sign read, as he paced back and forth chanting propaganda.  The man was wearing a blue-striped pyjama set, which resembled the uniforms worn by millions of Jews in concentration camps across Europe during World War II.  Two women approached the man to tell him he was an 'absolute disgrace' for comparing himself to Holocaust survivors. An anti-vaxxer has sparked outrage after dressing like a concentration camp victim to protest Covid-vaccine mandates in Melbourne (pictured) A group of young people then berated him for drawing comparisons between his cause and the extermination of millions.  'I spoke to the witness who filmed this, a Jewish woman in her 50s, who has Holocaust survivors in her family,' Dvir Abramovich, chairman of Australia's leading civil rights...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Even though the iconic Duval Street parade and other large events were canceled this year due to COVID precautions, revelers held an impromptu small-scale parade in Key West. Revelers dressed Friday evening as everything from circus characters to mermaids and super-sized chickens promenading down Key West’s streets and gathering at hotspots for masquerade parties and costume contests. READ MORE: University Of Florida Prohibits Professors From TestifyingThe Fantasy Fest masking and costuming festival continues through Sunday in Key West. READ MORE: Woman Shot In Miami BeachSunday will culminate 10 days of more than 60 events. MORE NEWS: Arrest Made In Fatal Hit And Run Of Boy, 17, In SW Miami-DadeAccording to Fantasy Fest organizers, next year’s festival will be themed “Cult Classics & Cartoon Chaos,” it’s scheduled from October 21-30, 2022.
    "Let's go, Brandon" hit the streets Thursday morning, with the three-word chant finding its way onto two massive Northern Virginia electronic road signs in Falls Church, a report said. "I don't think it's particularly helpful to the discourse right now," a resident whose home is about 100 yards from the signs told WTTG-TV. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKEN TO GAY BAR ON FIELD TRIP Falls Church officials received several calls from Virginians on their morning commutes, saying the signs resulted from foul play. Spotted in Falls Church, VA pic.twitter.com/CsmJheLTlL— Doug Andres (@DougAndres) October 28, 2021 "We were made aware this morning that someone had broken into the control cabinets on the electronic signs and changed the messaging," said a spokesperson for developer Mill Creek Residential. "The signs were immediately corrected, and the cabinet locks have been fixed to prevent future incidents." Awesome time at game 2 of the #WorldSeriesGreat WIN!! Much better outcome than last night. #Astros IN SIX. #GoStros#ForTheH#LetsGoBrandon pic.twitter.com/BQEU7FPOnG— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 28, 2021 The controversial phrase originated at a...
    Our ABC7 Morning Show team Brandi Hitt, Leslie Sykes, Leslie Lopez and Brianna Ruffalo hit the streets of Los Angeles in full "Hocus Pocus" costumes to talk to our viewers about Halloween plans and also quiz them on some trivia!Watch the video above to see how Angelenos are celebrating this spooky holiday.WATCH | ABC7 Morning Show team unveils witching Halloween costumesEMBED More News Videos Brandi Hitt, Leslie Sykes, Leslie Lopez and Brianna Ruffalo unveiled their witching costumes for Halloween this year.
    Two prosecutors have quit their jobs in the San Francisco District Attorney's office - and are now joining an effort to recall him. Brooke Jenkins and Dan DuBain told KNTV over the weekend they stepped down from their posts in San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin's office due to his lack of commitment to prosecuting crimes, and the danger they say his policies are unleashing on the crime-ridden city's streets.  They both accused Boudin of making San Francisco more dangerous by regularly handing down more lenient sentences than are prescribed by law, releasing criminals early and in some cases not filing charges at all. 'Chesa has a radical approach that involves not charging crime in the first place and simply releasing individuals with no rehabilitation and putting them in positions where they are simply more likely to re-offend,' Jenkins said, who had been a prosecutor for seven years, most recently in the homicide department. 'Being an African American and Latino woman, I would wholeheartedly agree that the criminal justice system needs a lot of work, but when you are a...
    San Francisco residents hired private security to patrol their streets amid a huge property crime spike that has left many people feeling unsafe in their community. More than 150 families have hired the Patrol Special Officers - who are overseen by the police commissioner - to monitor the neighborhood. 'We don't feel safe in our neighborhood,' Katie Lyons, resident of the Marina District neighborhood, told CBS San Francisco. 'We have an alarm, we have cameras on our property, but we want the extra security of having someone have eyes on our place.' Lyons said that she, like many other residents, is cautious about walking around outside. 'Especially at night, I don't walk with a purse, I'll drive, or I'll take an Uber, and it's beginning to become a daytime problem too,' she shared.  Lyons spoke as it was revealed 15,000 cars have been broken into in San Francisco this year. An effort to recall the city's ultra-woke DA Chesa Boudin appears to have succeeded, with more than 80,000 signatures collected - far above the 51,000 needed to launch next June's...
    London was hit by an inch of rain in an hour as floodwaters engulfed travel – with the humid weather to come. The flash floods wreaked havoc on several metro routes and submerged the capital’s roads as drains quickly overflowed. Parts of Knights Bridge have been submerged due to flash floodsCredit: Twitter / ProJames_Music Cars and buses struggled to cross the floodwatersCredit: Twitter / GregMcTweets According to the DFL website, both the Circle and District lines have been partially suspended due to a signal failure caused by flooding on Cluster Road. Transport to London means that tickets will be accepted on London buses. The metro line has also been experiencing minor delays due to flooding near Algate. The London Over Ground has been partially closed due to flooding in the Imperial Wharf area, with no service between the Welleston Junction and the Clapham Junction. The southern train was affected by the flood, warning that the journey would be delayed by about half an hour. They tweet: “The Imperial Wharf floods have blocked all lines through Shepherds Bush. “There is no...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Early voting began Saturday in the Boston mayoral race, and that meant a full day of events for both city councilors who want the job. Outside the Boston Public Library, right next to an early voting drop box, Michelle Wu volunteers rallied before a day of canvassing, as their candidate reflected on being the first to enter the race back in September of 2020. “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” said Wu. Senator Elizabeth Warren was there on Saturday to double down on her endorsement of her former law student for a final push towards November 2nd. “The next 10 days, it’s on us,” said Warren. There was certainly talk of her plan to drive down rents and the cost of transportation. But with recent polls indicating that Wu has a big lead, the major focus now is making sure those voters cast ballots. In Roxbury, opponent Annissa Essaibi George was also rallying the troops, but her challenge is a bit taller over the next 10 days. She has to convert a sizable chunk...
    DENVER (CBS4) – From the outside the Saint Francis Warren Residences still look like the historic church that has sat on the corner of 14th and Gilpin Street for decades. Inside, the sanctuary has been converted into a community kitchen with dorm-style rooms offering 48 transitional housing units for folks experiencing homelessness. (credit: CBS) “What we’re really trying to do is bring a safe space to people. A church in and of itself can be a sacred space,” said Katie Symons, a supportive housing consultant that has worked on the Warren Residences project for 4 years. “48 units are not going to solve the entire problem but, Denver and the surrounding communities are doing whatever they can to solve the issue.” 30 people have already moved into the Warren residences. They pay 30% of their income in rent and can stay as long as they need. It’s the beginning of a five-project pipeline the city is helping fund to get more housing units for people experiencing homelessness. (credit: CBS) “We have several varieties of supportive housing. When you look at...
    BOSTON (CBS) – He pulled his busload full of donations into the middle of the tent city known as Mass and Cass Thursday. It’s the heart of Boston’s opioid crisis. “My name is Peter Kelleher,” he said. “I lost a son to the streets four years ago.” His son was Travis. It’s in his memory his father runs an organization called Support the Soupman. “This is a man of God right here,” said one of the homeless men in line behind the truck. “You know he’s got a good heart.” Kelleher told him, “I lost my son to the streets. It’s why I do what I do.” Peter Kelleher of Support the Soupman hands out donations to people at Mass & Cass (WBZ-TV) Another homeless man explained he has no possessions. “Right now, nothing. I got a tent that I sleep in down there.” Kelleher and his team handed out brown bag lunches, clothing, and backpacks full of supplies. “Toothbrush, deodorant, hand warmers,” said a man going through his pack. This week, acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey declared addiction and...
    The crowd for the Chicago Sky’s WNBA championship parade was laughably small. In a video tweeted by @gwoman9810 of the parade underway Tuesday, the streets were damn near completely empty as the Sky celebrated beating the Phoenix Mercury. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Give the video a watch below. It’s a hysterically small crowd. The #ChicagoSky parade just went by ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/BxNxGHD5iN — Martha ???????????????????????????????????????????? (@gwoman9810) October 19, 2021 To be totally fair, once the parade concluded and the players took the stage, there were people in attendance, according to photos published by the Chicago Tribune. It’s just that an entire section of the actual route was nearly empty. In fact, it might have been completely empty. I think I saw a guy standing by a car, but it’s honestly kind of hard to see. While I have nothing against WNBA players, I 100% think the league is a complete joke. Not only is it a joke, but we have people in America arguing players that play in half-empty stadiums and have...
    A SNAKE on the loose has sparked panic after slithering out of a clothes donation box. The rat snake was spotted by shocked locals at a recycling point in Fife, Scotland, around 2pm yesterday. 2A rat snake sparked panic after slithering out of a clothes recycling bin in Fife, ScotlandCredit: Facebook / Fife jammer Photos of the "escape artist" snake were posted on social media, with one person saying it "looks like a python". Passers-by contacted police and the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) after spying the non-venomous reptile. Jan Graham told The Courier: “When I arrived at the carpark at about 5.45pm the police were sitting a a marked police car. “I asked if they knew about the snake and they said they had it in the car waiting on the SSPCA arriving. I didn’t see the SSPCA arriving but the police left about 6.15pm.” 'I WOULD HAVE FAINTED' Another woman said: “I was going to go up to the bottle bank, if I had seen that I would have fainted on the spot. ...
    A suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a cabbie engaged cops in a gunbattle in Brooklyn on Sunday before being arrested. New Rochelle Police had been staking out an address at Myrtle Avenue and Fleet Walk in Fort Greene after spotting a Dodge car belonging to the 52-year-old male.  The suspect walked out of a building at around 10.30am and started shooting at officers who returned fire, sources told Eyewitness News.  'All of a sudden you hear "hey, hey," and guys running from them, officer running up and all of a sudden cops pull up "bam, bam, bam," guys hiding behind a tree,' local resident Germain Diaz said.  People scattered as shooting broke out across the street, with one bullet smashing through the glass window of an empty store.   Police officers at the scene in Brooklyn on Sunday after the shooting with the 52-year-old male suspect People scattered as shooting broke out across the street, with one bullet smashing through the glass window of an empty store The suspect is wanted in connection with the killing of 62-year-old taxi...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- For the second time in a week, the Fraternal Order of Police convened a member meeting at its West Loop headquarters. This, as the Friday deadline for all city workers to comply with Chicago's vaccine mandate requirements has come and gone, and a day after CPD issued a memo effectively limiting officers' ability to take time off until further notice.The move is meant to shore up manpower in preparation for the city to potentially take large numbers of officers off the streets for defying the mandate starting this week.St. Sabina's Michael Pfleger expressed his concern Sunday about what that might mean for the city."Communities that already feel abandoned and communities that live in fear should not wonder what next is going to happen in their neighborhood," he said.WATCH: Political analyst weighs in on CPD vaccine mandateEMBED More News Videos A political analyst weighed in on the CPD vaccine mandate Thursday. While no officers were taken off the streets this weekend and the standoff has now reached the courts with both sides suing each other, Pfleger offered himself...
    Adoption breeds a host of complications not only for children, but for the various adults—parents, relatives, caregivers—in their lives. Found addresses that messiness through the story of three high school girls who were born in China but given up for adoption as infants as a result of the country’s one-child policy, and who choose to seek out their pasts as a means of understanding themselves. A documentary about identity and family that shrewdly sidesteps pat answers to tricky questions, it’s a non-fiction Netflix effort (debuting Oct. 20) that tackles a historical nightmare via the prism of individual confusion, sorrow, and suffering. Found is a tale about women, since China’s infamous 1979-2015 policy largely targeted girls, who were less wanted by parents and therefore frequently given up for adoption, if not abandoned on the sides of roads, at hospitals, or at government buildings. That was the case for Chloe, Lily and Sadie, three teens who landed in orphanages before being placed in homes in, respectively, Seattle, Oklahoma City, and Tennessee. Raised in Christian (Lily, Sadie) and Jewish (Chloe) households by devoted...
    Former President Danilo Madinah will take to the streets tomorrow to carry out the restructuring of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) across the country and the inauguration of thousands of new members of the opposition. Organization Medina, who will head the PLT, begins this Sunday in San Cristobal with the inauguration of 2,921 new members joining the party in San Cristobal. The PLT’s provincial activity in the southern city is scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Ciro Perez Club Grounds in the main municipality. “In implementing the new corporate and electoral line-up, tens of thousands of Dominicans have expressed their interest in organizing the PLD; the purple banquet of the Yellow Star opens the door to formal entry with a series of events starting Sunday, October 17, in Sun Christophe,” the PLT Communications Secretariat said in a statement. He expects the former president to attend a meeting of the organization’s general secretary Charles Mariotti. The Political Committee accepted the decision to organize the swearing in of the new members of the PLD, who received reports from provincial...