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NYC: Mom Refuses Daughter’s Vaccination, Daughter Blocked from School

A New York City kindergartner has been blocked from school over her mom’s refusal to give her the chicken pox vaccine.

Frankie Elizabeth Staiti, 5, is due for the vaccine, which is mandatory in New York City schools. But her mom, Elizabeth, worries the vaccine could put her 14-week-old baby at risk.

“The doctor


NYC Drones, get used to it

drone camera

Get used to it.

On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the people of his city to get over their rapidly dwindling privacy, the Daily News reports:

He acknowledged privacy concerns, but said “you can’t keep the tides from coming in.”

“You wait, in five years, the technology is getting better,


NYC: The Condom Bait and Switch

Department of Health hands them out, NYPD arrests people for carrying them. Is this about improving public health—or arrest numbers?

One block north of the boardwalk in Coney Island, a white van is parked on the windswept block of Surf Avenue, between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets. Just


Spanish Prime Minister Living Large in NYC as Spain Takes a Dive

Spanish Prime Minister Luxuriating with a cigar as his country (Spain) goes down the toilet.

Pictures of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy enjoying a cigar on New York’s Sixth Avenue emerged today as his government put the final touches to a new round of tough austerity measures.

The conservative leader’s conspicuous taste for


NYC Dept. of Education Bans 50 Words

The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.

Marla Diamond Talks To Walcott, Student About Banned Words

Fearing that


Billionth to get a Million on GWB

NEW YORK CITY — By far, the worst traffic jam in the history of History will take place on the George Washington Bridge — The GWB — on Thursday morning.That’s because the driver of the passenger vehicle that will be the 10th billion to cross the bridge since it first opened in 1931 will be


Wall Street Inequality March Turns Ugly

Women scream in pain and have their eyes flushed with water after they were sprayed with pepper spray by police on 12th Street near Union Square. Dozens were arrested after a march from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan. Many of those arrested were trapped in police netting.

Scores of protesters


Cops, Quotas, Corruption and Brutality

A Compilation of Police Corruption

“NYPD Hating” revolves around the corruption of New York City’s police force. Using testimony from NYPD whistle blowers and footage from across the internet, Andre Wilburn compiled a documentary that is interesting to say the least… also looked at is how the “hidden” quota system drives police to


Wall Street Occupation Mostly “No Show”

Back in July, Adbusters began promoting a move to occupy Wall Street in protest of the rampant corruption, market manipulation and out of control greed that is destroying our nation today.

Adbusters was hoping for a turnout of some 20,000 angry Americans who would occupy Wall Street for months.

Unfortunately, it appears that the number


Hurricane Irene: NYC Officials Over React

NEW YORK — The approach of Hurricane Irene prompted an extraordinary response from New York City officials: they shut down the city’s sprawling public transportation network, set up 81 emergency shelters and ordered the first-ever mandatory evacuation of thousands of people from their homes to avoid potentially devastating flood waters.

“Time is running out,” Bloomberg


Anti-Mosque Commercial Planned by NYC Conservatives

New York’s Conservative Party is planning a television ad campaign to pressure a New York City utility to use its power to block a proposed mosque near ground zero that the ad says is planned by an “un-American” Muslim leader.

The ad states “patriotic Americans” want “real answers” about the cultural center proposed for lower


Deception Tactics Raise Drug Arrest Stats in New York City

New York City has been the pot-bust capital of the world for a decade, since Rudolph Giuliani’s decision to make public toking a top police priority. A new study sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union says the city’s cannabis crackdown is both racist and fraudulent.

New York police have arrested almost 400,000 people


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