Alexander Wright, 48, was charged with assault as a hate crime, misdemeanor assault and criminal possession of a controlled substance – a synthetic form of marijuana called K2 – in connection with the Monday evening attack, a New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson said Tuesday.
Police were nearby at the time of the attack and quickly arrested Wright, who lives in a homeless shelter, authorities said.
No way not to notice that. It's not as though the last year has not demonstrated an under class of the intellectually and morally challenged; what would they do for a square G each. At some point you have to ask just how much Little Mikey and Uncle Georgey want to disarm America.
Sure seems like there is an uptick in these incidents lately.
More violence, yes, but also the FBI has lowered the bar on what is labelled a mass murder attack — three or more people being shot, I believe, instead of “lots”. So what used to be murder-suicide or intra-gang jockeying for position are suddenly counted as mass murder alongside 9/11 and the accountant who rented a 10th floor hotel room so he could shoot up the concert crowd on the patio in Las Vegas.
[NYPOST] Surveillance video released by cops Monday shows three suspected button men hop out of a white SUV, carrying rifles and a handgun, seconds before they shot up a crowd outside a concert, killing two people and wounding 21 others. They're only "suspected" gunmen, despite lugging all that weaponry around.
The trio of button men, wearing masks and hoods, emerge from the front passenger-side door, as well as the back seat, and run toward the crowd, the footage shows. Leaving the getaway driver waiting, as tradition demands.
Two of the shooters were carrying long guns while the third had a handgun, according to the footage. Oh, noze! Not AR15 semiautomatic assault weapons! They might even be the full semiautomatic assault weapons
Seconds later, the three suspects scramble back to the waiting SUV, which then speeds off and turns the corner, disappearing from view of the surveillance camera, the footage shows. I'm guessing the surveillance camera got a better image of the license plate than the picture from the Post.
The button men targeted the crowd at the El Mula Banquet Hall in northwest Miami-Dade County as people gathered for a rap concert at the venue soon after midnight Sunday, police said.
Two people were killed and more than 20 were maimed as the trio of shooters sprayed the crowd with bullets.
Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III said the button men appeared to fire randomly into the crowd — but they had targeted the venue.
"These are cold-blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice. My deepest condolences to the family of the victims," he told CBS.
The chief of police of the Miami Police Department, Art Acevedo, added that the shooting is part of a "scourge" of gun violence across America.
But it’s commonplace during Urban Beach Week/Black Beach Week in that part of the world.
....I for one, am stumped as to why we're not hearing more about this one.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
06/01/2021 6:24 Comments ||
The PO-lice recovered the SUV ditched in a canal. There's a $140K reward offered. Someone will squeal
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/01/2021 6:52 Comments ||
Said it before, but bears saying as often as it happens.
These shootings oddly seem to happen more frequently when the Socialist-Democrats are in either congressional control or own the system and trying to force over the top GUN controls or bans on Lawful US Citizens.
Picture is shitty, but a TEC-9, AB-10, type weapon in a pistol caliber illegally modified to auto and capacity mags, x2, could cause that much damage in that short amount of time. If you need a Jack Reacher scenario, pistol guy was to target a specific sentry or security in general.
If the location photos found are correct, The Magic Mushroom, featuring The Smoke N Toke room, this is more pool hall and drug lounge then concert venue, which suggests a VIP that evening was a local famous rapper.
The get out and go shown by this well rehearsed team suggests decent opposition so one mag and out.
Wounded is a confusing term, and includes gunshot ER to an EMT examining superficial cuts and scrapes.
Monday [was] the culmination of “Urban Beach Week,” sometimes called “Black Beach Week,” an annual hip-hop event with roughly 300,000 people in attendance. Past events have seen tremendous violence and hundreds of arrests.
[NY Post] check the pic for the Crazy Eyes
A woman who was missing for three weeks and then rescued from a Florida storm drain found herself in another underground tunnel system in Texas over the weekend, according to media reports.
Lyndsey Kennedy, 43, climbed out of a 6-foot drain pipe Saturday night and was taken to a hospital, her mother told West Palm Beach, Fla.,-based WPEC, a CBS affiliated TV station, Kennedy had been checked into a rehabilitation facility in Texas when she wandered off, she said.
She was last seen in the area near the Dallas suburbs of Grand Prairie and Arlington, authorities said. Fox News has reached out to the Grand Prairie Police Department but has not heard back.
Kennedy’s friend, Brady Morgan, told the news outlet that Grand Prairie officers spotted her. When they approached her, she slipped into a nearby storm drain, the news outlet reported. Her family tracked her using an app on her cell phone that noted her last location prior to going underground.
As a precaution, her loved ones dropped bags of food and Gatorade in nearby manholes in an effort to sustain her.
Kennedy was in the hospital on a psychiatric hold, the TV station reported. Her family reportedly said she has psychosis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from years of being in an abusive relationship.
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] Personnel at Belarus’ diplomatic mission to NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... will have their access restricted at the alliance’s headquarters, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, following the forced landing of a passenger plane by Minsk.
Belarus is not a member of NATO but has had ties with the military alliance since 1992 following the fall of the Soviet Union, and has maintained a diplomatic mission to NATO since 1998.
Belarusian personnel can attend seminars and meetings at NATO and in NATO countries as part of a cooperation partnership that tackles issues such as arms control and military education.
"We have decided to restrict the access of Belarusian personnel to the NATO headquarters," Stoltenberg told a news conference ahead of meetings of NATO defence and foreign ministers on Tuesday, without giving more details.
The forced landing of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius earlier this month by Belarus to arrest a dissident journalist caused outrage in the West.
However, man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them... a proposal to suspend Belarus from bilateral NATO cooperation, known as the Partnership for Peace, was not taken up by diplomats last week, after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... blocked the idea for fear of antagonising Russia, Minsk’s closest ally, diplomats said.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/01/2021 00:00 ||
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[Korrespondent] This spring, temperature and rainfall conditions in Ukraine were extremely favorable for the harvest of early grain crops. The head of the department of agrometeorology of the Ukrhydrometeorology Center Tatiana Adamenko told about this, Ukrinform reports on Monday, May 31 .
“As for the impact on agricultural crops, such an amount of precipitation, and Ukraine received it from 100% to 200% of the norm, is a gift of fate. For the first time in the last 10 years in Ukraine at the end of April there were virtually no areas covered by drought. We have excellent prospects for grain crops, not only for winter crops, but also for early crops. As for the late heat-loving crops, there is a certain tension with the accumulation of heat for active development, "Adamenko said.
She noted that although the spring of 2021 is somewhat extraordinary, it cannot be called anomalous.
"An anomaly is a deviation from the norm of temperatures up to 5 degrees. And this year it is only 1-2 degrees cooler than usual. Such weather conditions were observed in 2020, and in 2017, in 2016, in 2008 and in 2014. And in 1999, after such a cool beginning of spring, one of the most severe droughts in the history of Ukraine was observed, "the agrometeorologist recalled.
She stressed that now the temperature regime is close to the climatic norm. Frosts did not acquire spontaneous proportions and harmful effects, since due to the low temperature background there was no active development of plants in the fields and mass flowering of fruits.
Adamenko noted that this year there were damage to vegetables, early varieties of apricots, peaches. However, there was no massive damage, as, for example, in 2017.
Recall that this year forecasters predict a very hot summer . A sharp warming will come to Ukraine after June 10.
Ukraine is between about 47 and 52 N l attitude
When they say summer heat they are talking about the 80sF.
Rain is typically the limiting factor.
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
06/01/2021 10:06 Comments ||
Global warming would actually help agriculture in places like the Ukraine and Russia.
I remember back in 1971 when Newsweek was predicting a coming Ice Age. Once sentence stood out for me: "A one degree drop in global temperature would eliminate all wheat growing in Canada." So what would a 1 degree rise in temperature mean?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
06/01/2021 10:11 Comments ||
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[Korrespondent] Russia will continue to transit gas through Ukraine until the end of the contracts, there is no task to stop supplies. This was stated by Dmitry Birichevsky, Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, RIA Novosti writes .
“Now the contract is valid, and then there will be negotiations between Gazprom and their partners in Ukraine. We have no task to suspend gas supplies through Ukraine. Russia has never used energy and its natural resources as an element of pressure or blackmail.
Russian gas in certain regions of Europe, then this gas will reliably and predictably go to consumers, "he said.
The Russian diplomat recalled that there are certain contractual obligations regarding gas transit through Ukraine.
"And these supplies through Ukraine will continue as long as the relevant contracts are in force," added Birichevsky.
Recall that according to the new transit contract, the Russian Federation must transport 40 billion cubic meters annually. meters of gas until 2025.
Last year, less than 56 billion cubic meters of gas out of 65 billion was transported through Ukraine , but Gazprom paid for the entire contracted volume - $ 2.11 billion.
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[REGNUM] A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was flown to identify a US Air Force B-52H strategic bomber over the Baltic Sea, the Russian National Defense Control Center reported on May 31.
An air object going to the Russian border was detected by airspace control over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea.
"To identify the air target and prevent violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, a Su-27 fighter from the air defense forces of the Baltic Fleet was taken into the air ," the center said in a statement.
The Su-27 pilot identified the air target as a B-52H strategic bomber of the US Air Force and accompanied the US military aircraft until the turn away from the border of the Russian Federation.
"The state border of the Russian Federation has not been violated," the Russian military said.
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[REGNUM] In response to the actions of NATO countries, led by the United States, the Russian Defense Ministry will form about 20 new formations and military units in the Western Military District. This was announced on May 31 by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu at the board of the Russian defense department.
According to the head of the RF Ministry of Defense, the actions of "our Western colleagues" contribute to the destruction of the security system in the world and contribute to the fact that Russia is forced to take adequate countermeasures.
"By the end of the year, about 20 formations and military units will be formed in the Western Military District ," Shoigu said. As an aside, when Putin sent two divisions from the Western Military District to Voronezh tis past spring, I was pretty certain those units were Category Two formations, meaning they were officers/cadre only. Most them likely had only a third of their formations and had "round out" units (brigades/regiments) to be deployed to bring them to full strength
He also clarified that these organizational measures "are synchronized with the supply of modern weapons and military equipment" and this year about 2 thousand weapons should be delivered to the RF Armed Forces.
In addition, the Russian Defense Minister pointed out that the country's authorities are focusing not only on improving the combat strength, but also on modernizing personnel, and military command and control bodies.
As reported, yesterday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia, during the control check, successfully transferred two armies and three airborne units to the western borders.
It is stated that the main phase of the exercise will continue from 2 to 18 June and will be conducted in land, air, sea and cyber space.
The maneuvers involve about 9.4 thousand Polish military and 800 pieces of equipment.
It is specified that the main participants in the military exercises will be the 18th and 16th mechanized divisions of the Polish Army and the "territorial defense" units deployed in the eastern part of Poland.
According to the Polish leadership, the main purpose of these exercises is to practice joint actions of combat formations and territorial defense troops during a defensive operation.
Just a heads-up; btw, I'm looking for an acceptable source on the reported new mutant strain currently hitting Vietnam. Although: the wave currently hitting SE Asia is very large in comparison to their first year, but still much smaller than the wave that hit the US. BUT: I think it's still kinda noteworthy that it's hitting them in spite of both the time of year/current weather there and what-they-did-last-year-but-we-cant-talk-about.
China’s Covid vaccine is about as effective as distilled water, according to reports, so we can expect more of this kind of thing over there until the country reaches herd immunity naturally. And their equipment is still Third World, so...
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] A perfect storm of rising oil costs, supply chain issues and labor shortages is driving some restaurants to put prices up
Alan Natkiel, owner of New Hampshire restaurant Georgia's Northside, said costs had spiked in the last 3 months, forcing him to put up prices
He said the cost of brisket has gone up 185%, chicken breast is up 70%, and fryer oil costs have doubled in the past three months
National chains such as IHOP and Applebee's say their costs have also shot up, and may be forced to pass that on to consumers
Inflation rose 4.2% in the last 12 months, its highest rate since 2008
I think I commented at the time that if there's $1.22 trillion in circulation, and you add another $1.9 trillion, that's 160 percent inflation by definition. It's a lesson Bob Mugabe never caught on to.
[Breitbart] The nation’s biggest tech corporations joined forces with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the outsourcing industry to keep foreign visa-holders in American jobs even as about 16.4 million Americans remain jobless.
Executives with Google, Amazon, Apple, IBM, HP, the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Microsoft Corporation, Twitter, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, Michael Bloomberg’s New American Economy, and other corporations have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit to ask a federal court to keep more than 90,000 foreign visa-holders in the U.S. workforce.
The lawsuit was first filed in 2015 by Save Jobs USA, a group of former American workers at Southern California Edison who had their jobs outsourced to foreign visa workers, to block the Obama administration from giving work permits to H-4 visa-holders who are the spouses of H-1B visa workers.
The outsourced American workers argue that the executive action by Obama wrongly gives the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the authority to provide work permits to tens of thousands of H-4 visa holders. Congress, they argue, did not authorize such authority to DHS and thus, the agency does not have the authority to provide the work permits.
"There is no statutory authorization for an alien possessing an H-4 visa to work," Save Jobs USA’s initial complaint states.
[DW] A Ryanair passenger plane flying between Ireland and Poland made an emergency landing in Berlin on Sunday, German police said.
HOW EVENTS UNFOLDED
The flight with 160 people on board was en route from Dublin to Krakow when it arrived at the Berlin-Brandenburg airport shortly after 8 p.m. (1800 UTC) on Sunday. It remained grounded at the airport into early Monday morning.
Germany's federal police arrived at the scene. They used detection dogs to inspect baggage before it was taken inside the airport. More at the link
Said Russian military journalist Boris Rozhin:
According to the Irish Examiner, this is not the first forced landing of Ryanair flights in recent days. On May 29, a flight from Krakow to Dublin boarded in London after a note was found in the liner's toilet, which spoke of an explosive device on board.
[ZH] Belgium has recalled its ambassador to South Korea after his wife allegedly assaulted two employees of a shop in Seoul, an incident that elicited widespread public anger in South Korea.
According to the AP, the Belgian Embassy said Foreign Affairs Minister Sophie Wilmès had decided that it was in the best interest of bilateral relations to terminate Ambassador Peter Lescouhier's tenure as Belgium's ambassador to Seoul, a position he has held for three years. It's been said that he will depart this summer, but an exact date hasn't been released.
Although Lescouhier served his country with dedication, "the current situation doesn’t allow him to further carry out his role in a serene way," the embassy said Monday. The Belgian government also waived diplomatic immunity for Lescouhier's wife, Xiang Xueqiu, to allow her to be investigated by the South Korean police. However, her immunity remains partially intact, protecting her from criminal trials or punishment.
Lescouhier issued an apology on behalf of his wife earlier this month, saying she "might have had her reasons to be angry at the way she was treated in that shop but committing physical violence is totally unacceptable." Xiang met privately with the two shop employees and apologized, the embassy added.
According to South Korean media, Xiang reacted angrily when a shop employee asked about the jacket she was wearing, suspecting that it might have been stolen. Security camera video captured her response, which included shoving and slapping an employee in the face and hitting another on the head.
In the wake of the incident, the video was leaked to the South Korean press and it prompted thousands of citizens to sign petitions to the presidential website calling for the wife of the ambassador to be expelled from the country. However, since SK is a signatory to the Vienna Convention, it grants diplomats and their families protections against criminal prosecution, although immunity can also be voluntarily waived.
[MAIL] Former president Donald Trump and wife Melania paid tribute to Americans who have paid the 'supreme sacrifice' as millions marked Memorial Day across the country.
Trump posted a statement from Bedminster, New Jersey, honoring the fallen heroes 'who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation, our families, our citizens, and our sacred freedoms.'
Melania then posted a photo of a Star-Spangled banner at half-staff and wrote: 'Today we honor courageous fallen heroes who fought for our freedom!' The image, which the former first lady posted on Twitter, showed palm trees in the foreground, a likely indication that she was still at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump issued the statement under his familiar 'From the Office of Donald J. Trump logo.' Unlike Melania, he is currently under a ban by the Twitter platform.
The former first couple paid their respects as thousands of MAGA fans took to the water in Jupiter, Florida, for a boat parade.
[ASUMETECH] The Thai authorities said the state of health of the Ukrainian ambassador in Bangkok suddenly deteriorated rapidly and he died on Sunday while he was with his family in was a tourist spot. "Try the sushi"
Governor Eckart Lessen told The Associated Press that Andrei Bechta, 44, had been pronounced dead on Leap Island in South Sutton County.
Police quoted his teenage son, who lived in the same hotel room, as saying that his father vomited and passed out early Sunday morning. He said he was fine before. According to the police, he suspects a heart attack. More at the link
Says Donbass militiaman Yuri Yurov (From FSB reserve Colonel Igor Girkin's V Kontackte page:
“Who is cleaning up the former agents of influence of post-Maidan Ukraine?
When, two days ago, during a diving in the Red Sea (Egypt), the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Viktor Gvozd drowned under mysterious circumstances, I just noted this interesting fact to myself. In general, I do not like conspiracy theories, well, you never know generals drowning in the southern seas! Although the network doubts that it was an accident appeared a lot. Still - the main scout of the post-Maidan!
But today's strange death of the ambassador to Thailand (also in Myanmar and Laos), Andrei Beshta, was more interested. The Ukrainian diplomat was found dead on vacation on the Thai island of Lipa. The police version is a heart attack. Although his son, who was resting with the diplomat, reported that a few hours before his death he was sick, poisoning was suspected.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.