You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘New York City’ tag.
In the finish line area of the Boston Marathon, several explosions have occurred within the last hours. There a many injured, and at least three have been confirmed dead. All members of the Boston Police Bomb Squad have been ordered to the finish line area near the famed Copley Square.
Reports are still coming in….
New York City, as a measure of precaution, has put all bridges and landmarks under its high level security procedures.
UPDATE: Massachusetts General Hospital ER is reporting that there have been @ least ten people brought in with missing limbs. 3:58PM
“The next day, I told my 8th graders that unless they quieted down, I would hold them after school. It didn’t work. Tried again. And again. Finally, as the school day ended, I stood by the door.
“No one is leaving.” I said. “You’re all staying after school for 10 minutes.”
“But eight and a half minutes into this after-school faceoff, Ms. P pushed her way in.”
“What is going on here?!” she shouted, her mouth agape and her long thin eyebrows arched so high that they resembled treacherous ski slopes.”
“The kids erupted again with a full dramatic account. I had overstepped “the force of my personality.” And with Ms. P’s forced entry into the room, I looked pretty damn foolish.”
“Ms. P concluded that I shouldn’t be left alone with children, and reported the incident to the police and the Department of Education as “corporal punishment.” Typically, that involves hitting or physically abusing a kid. But Ms. P said she couldn’t think of another way to characterize me standing by the door for 10 minutes while the kids yelled at me. There was a disciplinary hearing, but as my representative from the United Federation of Teachers pointed out, “losing it” is not a clinical term. So Ms. P settled for putting a letter in my file full of words such as “dangerous,” “unsafe,” “alarmed,” “barricaded” and “insubordinate.”"
from the New York Post:
Several hundred people rallied in the rain near Manhattan’s federal courthouse complex today to protest the plan to put major terrorism suspects on trial in New York City.
Demonstrators at the Saturday event included the actor Brian Dennehy and a number of people who lost friends and relatives in the 9/11 attacks.
Anger at the Obama administration ran hot in the crowd. One person held up a sign calling Attorney General Eric Holder “disgraceful and despicable.” Another sign said “Obama/Holder … Jihad from within.”
Opponents of the plan say that a New York trial could again make the city a terrorism target, and that the five suspects should instead face a military tribunal.
Even some of Hollywood showed up to voice their disgust with Eric Holder, including Brian Dennehy and Robert DeNiro!
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/families_rally_against_nyc_terror_NO8z7YhLAKPwN6T2IgNTOO#ixzz0YqiW2aWL
Despite “guilty” please, several of the masterminds of the 9-11 attacks, including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, will be brought to the lower end of Manhatten to stand trial for their role in the attacks. From the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON – Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be brought to trial in a civilian federal courthouse in New York, near the site of the devastating 2001 terror attacks. Prosecutors expect to seek the death penalty.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the long-awaited and politically fraught decision at a news conference Friday. He also said five other Guantanamo detainees, including a major suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, will be tried through the military commission process.
Holder said the Sept. 11 defendants should be tried where their crimes occurred. Nearly 3,000 people died when the World Trade Center towers were brought down by two hijacked jetliners, another hijacked jet hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in western Pennsylvania.
“After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for that attacks of September the 11th will finally face justice,” Holder said. “They will be brought to New York — to New York — to answer for their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood.”
Question: Is this a trial of the attackers, or a trial of the United States?