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December 10, 2021

Christmas Tree Outside Fox News HQ Set Ablaze [Video]

The 50-foot Christmas tree in front of the Fox News headquarters in Manhattan was the victim of arson earlier this week.

Police said a homeless man set the tree on fire shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Onlookers recorded video of the giant artificial, fully-decorated tree ablaze. 

Authorities arrested 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha at the scene on a laundry list of charges, including criminal mischief, arson, and disorderly conduct.

According to a criminal complaint, he told police, “I have been thinking about lighting the tree on fire all day.”

Bystanders were apoplectic at the tree’s destruction, estimated at $500,000 worth of damage.

“It’s an assault on Christmas,” said tourist Rob Davanzo.

Fox News erected and lit a new tree less than 48 hours after the fire.

“We will not let this deliberate and brazen act of cowardice deter us,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott told network staffers in a memo.


Giant Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters set afire

October 27, 2021

Families outraged over pedophiles placed in shelter near schools: ‘We don’t feel our kids are safe’

In New York City, officials from the Department of Homeless Services placed five registered sex offenders, including two convicted pedophiles, in a homeless shelter surrounded by schools.

“Families no longer feel safe. We don’t feel our kids are safe,” one area mom said. “I used to take nightly walks, 10 to 11 p.m. I no longer leave my house alone at night.”

“I am not opposed to helping those in need and providing shelters for the homeless in my community, but I am against placing violent pedophiles with a block of schools,” another mom said.

Two of the shelter’s residents, Lonzel McNeil and Lee Jackson, were convicted of sexual crimes against children. While they’re on parole, state law prohibits Level 3 sex offenders and those whose crimes involved minors from living within 1,000 feet of a school — but neither McNeil nor Jackson are still on parole.

The homeless shelter is at a former Raddison Hotel, a temporary shelter since March 2020. Some of its current residents were unhappy to learn they’d be sharing the space with convicted pedophiles.

“If you got kids you should feel the same way. There are certain things you just don’t do,” said Don Parker, 52.


‘We don’t feel our kids are safe’: Outrage over pedophiles in NYC shelter

September 13, 2021

NYPD officers told to get the COVID-19 vaccine or go home without pay

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new executive order imposes vaccine restrictions for New York Police Department officers — and sends them home without pay if they do not comply.

According to The Post, the order called for unvaccinated police officers to get a COVID-19 test once a week and upload results to an internal tracking system. Officers must be off-duty when they complete the tests. At-home tests are not acceptable.

“Members of the Service who fail to comply with this directive will not be permitted to work and will be ineligible to receive pay for each day of noncompliance,” the memo reads.


It’s vaccine or test for NYPD — or go home without pay

September 13, 2021

NYC subway broke down because someone hit a button

The New York City’s subway system recently experienced a power outage that left hundreds of passengers stranded. An outside investigation assigns blame to someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button.

Investigators found a “strong possibility” that someone pressed the button since they noticed the plastic guard was missing.

“New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in a fully functioning subway system, and it is our job to restore that confidence,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement.

The outage affected over 80 trains and lasted for several hours.


NYC subway breakdown blamed on ‘power off’ button being hit

September 3, 2021

Death toll tops 25 in unprecedented Northeast flooding

At least 25 people died as fallout from Hurricane Ida ravaged the Northeast between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The region had been warned about dangerous flash flooding but hadn’t adequately prepared for the storm’s devastation.

At least 12 people died in New York City, according to authorities. One victim was in a vehicle, and 11 were in flooded basement apartments. Among the dead was a 2-year-old boy.

Since Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center had warned of potentially “significant and life-threatening flash flooding” and river flooding in the region.

However, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said they were taken aback by the storm’s strength.

“We did not know that between 8:50 and 9:50 p.m. last night, that the heavens would literally open up and bring Niagara Falls level of water to the streets of New York,” said Hochul.


Death toll tops 25 after Ida remnants slam stunned Northeast

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