99% of students cuffed in NYC schools are black, Hispanic: report

Ben Chapman The New York Daily News Black and Hispanic kids accounted for 99% of all public school students handcuffed by NYPD school safety agents in crisis incidents in 2016, data published Monday shows. A “child in crisis” incident is one where a student displaying signs of emotional distress is […]

Flooding closes main entrance of Penn Station, ‘waves’ roll through Hoboken streets

PIX11 NEW YORK — A powerful storm dumping heavy rain on the tri-state area Friday prompted the closure of the entrance to Penn Station at Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street and turned New Jersey streets into veritable rivers. A flash flood warning has been issued for New York City, Westchester county and […]

NYPD Refuses to Disclose Information About Its Face Recognition Program, So Privacy Researchers Are Suing

Ava Kofman The Intercept RESEARCHERS AT GEORGETOWN University law school filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the New York City Police Department today for the agency’s refusal to disclose documents about its longstanding use of face recognition technology. The NYPD’s face recognition system, which has operated in the department’s Real […]

Feds prep for nuclear attack in NJ

FOX5 New York Federal authorities are running nuclear response drills at MetLife Stadium in northern New Jersey. Homeland Security and FEMA are conducting Operation Gotham Shield.  The purpose is to practice how to assess, treat and evacuate victims during a potential nuclear attack in the New York City area. The […]

Cyber Attack Fears As MULTIPLE CITIES HIT With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

Marc Slavo SHTFPlan The U.S. power grid appears to have been hit with multiple power outages affecting San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Officials report that business, traffic and day-to-day life has come to a standstill in San Francisco, reportedly the worst hit of the three major cities currently […]

Major Power Outages In New York City, San Francisco Come Amid Worries About Failing Infrastructure

CBS New York NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Major power outages caused chaos on mass transit systems in both New York and San Francisco Friday, with parts of both cities’ systems still suffering ongoing outages or delays into the pre-weekend afternoon commute. The outages occurred on the heels of an Infrastructure […]

NIGHTMARE COMMUTE: Power Problems Strand Subway Riders, Create Major Delays Systemwide

CBSNews NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Platforms were packed and some riders were stuck underground in the dark after a power outage in Midtown Manhattan backed up trains all over the city, making for a nightmare commute during the Friday morning rush hour. Hundreds of riders were packed inside a D train […]