NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating an alleged robbery of a Jewish man that was caught on camera in Brooklyn . Police said three men on motorcycles approached the victim, 21, and made anti-Semitic statements before demanding his cash. READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Polls Open For Early Voting In New York City Primaries; First With Ranked Choice Voting When the victim tried to call 911, one of the suspects reportedly grabbed the man’s yarmulke and all three took off. READ MORE: New York-Presbyterian To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations For Staff It happened on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg on June 2, but police just released the surveillance video. The victim was not hurt and no arrests have been made. MORE NEWS: #TogetherInPride: Community Fighting To Make Sure LGBTQ+ Bars Survive COVID Pandemic Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) , or for Spanish, … [Read more...] about NYPD: Suspects Demand Cash, Grab Jewish Man’s Yarmulke In Brooklyn Robbery
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SAN RAMON (AP) — Seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, Apple maintains it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from California Democratic congressmen Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff. Apple delivered its version of events Friday in response to news reports detailing the U.S. Justice Department’s aggressive attempts to use its legal power to identify leaks tied to an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. READ MORE: COVID Recovery: BART Increases Saturday Service; Weekend Use On The Rebound The Justice Department was able to persuade a federal grand jury to issue a subpoena that culminated in Apple turning over the metadata — information that can include general records of calls and texts — about House Intelligence Committee members Schiff and Swalwell during 2018. Both lawmakers were key figures on the committee looking into Trump’s connections with … [Read more...] about Apple: Blindsided, Handcuffed By Trump Administration Demand For Swalwell Data
A group of House Republicans sent a Wednesday night letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging him to withdraw a proposal that may force schools to teach critical race theory (CRT) and the 1619 Project. The letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller, was spearheaded by North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop and Texas Rep. Chip Roy and was signed by 24 other Republicans. In the letter, the lawmakers call on Cardona to withdraw the proposal to adopt grantmaking priorities “to improve … [t]he quality of American history, civics, and government education,” saying the department could hold back grants to schools that don’t buy into CRT curriculum and the “1619 Project.” “Today concludes the period for comment upon the U.S. Department of Education’s referenced proposal to adopt explicitly racialized grantmaking priorities in order ‘to improve … [t]he quality of American history, civics, and government education.’ A more wrong-headed, unamerican proposal would be difficult to … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Demand Department Of Education Withdraw Rule Forcing Critical Race Theory In Schools
Look, we have been cooped up for some serious time. Many of us yearn to be outdoors, to take to the road, to travel, to bask on a beach. Also, some of us desperately want new stuff. For a select few of us, that stuff could include a $995 volleyball. Prada Outdoor, the freshly launched collection from the Milanese fashion empire, is happy to provide. What, precisely, is Prada Outdoor? "Nature in its myriad forms takes centre stage in the latest Prada experience, encompassing various landscapes and the changing of the seasons," the website reads. With this changing comes "Coast," which is one of Prada Outdoor's "landscapes" - the others being Garden, Mountain and Snow - and classified as a "capsule collection," fashionese for small and for a limited time only. Billed as "an ode to the carefree atmosphere of the beach," Coast is delightful and witty, retro beach toggery enveloped in terry cloth and sherbet colors. The prices are many things, but "carefree" is not among them, … [Read more...] about What’s up with Prada’s $995 volleyball?
14 MOSCOW — Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce reports the country’s tally of daily new infections has risen by almost half over the past week and more than doubled in Moscow. It says there were 13,510 infections recorded in the previous day, sharply higher than the 9,163 reported on June 6. Nearly half of the new cases were in Moscow — 6,701 compared with 2,936 a week ago. Moscow authorities said enforcement of mask- and glove-wearing on mass transit, in stores and in other public places will be strengthened and violators could face fines of up to 5,000 rubles ($70). ___ MORE ON THE PANDEMIC: — Russian COVID-19 cases spike 47% in a week — Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom — Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India’s middle class ___ — Follow more of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and … [Read more...] about The Latest: Russian COVID-19 cases spike 47% in a week