Let’s remember that according to our own Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “ Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security. ” Somehow during the past year, we have lost sight of this fact putting our country at risk. The case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin proved to the country that the justice system is our most valuable resource to hold police officers accountable if they violate the law. This has always been the case and will remain so in the future, the same as when individuals in other professions are held responsible when the law is violated. As it should. After a year of politicization of policing issues, we are at an urgent inflection point and the country now finds itself at risk of losing the best law enforcement institutions in the world and a future of chaos across the country. As attrition rates climb and recruitment efforts drastically decline in departments across the country due to lack of political … [Read more...] about Homeland Security begins with police departments and hometown security
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 4 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. New York City shootings spiked 182% in the last week, compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD . The week prior, gun violence was up 253%. That same week, nearly every crime – including rape, murder , and robbery – jumped when compared to the same seven-day period one year ago. Hate crimes went up a whopping 85%, and murders rose by 40%, the NYPD’s crime statistics show. NYC MURDER CAUGHT ON VIDEO IN BROAD DAYLIGHT There was even a broad-daylight homicide last week just two blocks away from Central Park, which left a 20-year-old man dead as passersby barely seemed to notice, surveillance video shows. Disturbing new surveillance video shows the moment a mugger sucker-punched a 23-year-old woman in an East Village Subway station and ripped off her backpack. New York … [Read more...] about New York City saw shootings skyrocket 182% last week compared to 2020, statistics show
A suspect was arrested recently following several vandalism incidents at synagogues located in the Bronx area of New York City. Twenty-nine-year-old Jordan Brunette faces multiple charges that include burglary as a hate crime, ABC 7 reported Saturday. The outlet continued: Police officers were on patrol around 3 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Delafield Avenue and West 246th Street in Riverdale when they say they saw him riding a bike against traffic. They stopped him and tried to write him a ticket, but police say Brunette became uncooperative and refused to provide proper identification. He was taken into custody and brought him to a precinct for further questioning because he fit the description of the suspect in the string of vandalism. Police returned to the location to canvass the area and found a van with a broken windshield. “Police say video from a nearby security camera captured Brunette throwing a rock at the van. They say the video also showed him … [Read more...] about Suspect Arrested, Charged in NYC Synagogue Vandalism Incidents
close Video Sen. Scott on reaction to his Biden rebuttal, potential presidential run, racial division Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., joins 'Fox & Friends' following his Republican rebuttal to President Biden's address to Congress. Police reform advocates, including George Floyd 's brother, spent Thursday on Capitol Hill meeting with Sen. Tim Scott and other lawmakers to advance legislation to tackle police brutality. Floyd family attorney Ben Crump said family members want meaningful federal legislation that "prevents the next George Floyd." Scott, fresh off delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Biden's first address to Congress, said he remained optimistic on finding a path forward on police legislation that can be passed into law. TWITTER BLOCKS TIM SCOTT 'UNCLE TIM' TOPIC THAT TRENDED FOR HOURS AFTER BIDEN REBUTTAL "What the family members who spoke to me want is progress that they can measure in a meaningful way," Scott … [Read more...] about Sen. Tim Scott discusses police reform legislation with George Floyd’s brother, advocates
Julian Zelizer, a CNN political analyst, is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author of the book, "Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party." Follow him on Twitter @julianzelizer . The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN) There is something about Andrew Yang that makes him the candidate to beat in New York City's mayoral race. With less than two months to go before the Democratic primary on June 22, Yang continues to outpace his many rivals in a notoriously tough city. Julian Zelizer What is it about Yang that has made him such a powerful candidate in 2021? His frontrunner status was not a foregone conclusion. Yang entered this race with no experience in politics, other than his 2020 presidential bid. While his presidential campaign lasted longer than expected, having attracted a loyal group … [Read more...] about What makes Andrew Yang appealing to New Yorkers?