Tag Archives: Staten Island

Anti-Vax Mob Storms Staten Island Food Court [VIDEO]

Staten Island Live reports: Amid the city’s vaccine mandate for indoor dining areas, several dozen demonstrators barged into the food court at the Staten Island Mall on Saturday chanting “USA” and anti-mandate slogans. The scene unfolded when a crowd of people stormed into the Food District section of the mall, an area which is supposed to be only for those …

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Staten Island Grand Jury Declines To Charge Covidiot Bar Owner Accused Of Running Over Cop [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: The co-owner of a Staten Island pub infamous for defying city and state COVID-19 health restrictions has avoided felony charges after he allegedly drove into a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to detain him outside his bar on December 6th. Daniel Presti, 34, faced charges including felony second degree assault causing physical injury to an officer, reckless endangerment, …

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Cultist NYC Bar To Reopen In Defiance Of Restrictions

CBS New York reports: A Staten Island bar cited for numerous social distancing violations is set to reopen Wednesday. This comes as one of the owners, Danny Presti, is scheduled for a court case on Jan. 11. Presti allegedly hit a sheriff officer with his car earlier this month, dragging him 100 yards and breaking both of his legs. Indoor …

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Video Shows NYC Bar Owner Striking Cop With His Car

The New York Daily News reports: Surveillance video shows the moment Staten Island pub owner Daniel Presti slammed into a city sheriff’s deputy with his Jeep — and the barkeep’s lawyer maintains the footage clears his client. The video shows Presti, 33, who co-owns Mac’s Public House on Lincoln Ave. in Grant City, running along South Railroad Ave. toward his …

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Owner Of Shuttered Staten Island Bar Arrested Again After Striking Deputy With Car While Fleeing [VIDEO]

NBC New York reports: The general manager of a Staten Island bar that repeatedly defied public health orders to close is now under arrest for allegedly reopening again, and then striking a sheriff’s deputy while fleeing in his car. The NYC Sheriff’s Office said deputies attempted to take Daniel Presti, 34, into custody just after midnight Sunday after observing patrons …

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Covidiots Rally At Shuttered Staten Island Bar [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Video of massive crowds outside a Staten Island bar that was shuttered over Covid restrictions went viral overnight, and prompted a blizzard of strong reactions on social media. Spurred on by the arrest of Danny Presti — general manager of Mac’s Public House in Staten Island — for violating the state’s Covid-19 curfew at the behest of bar …

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Viral Video: Shoppers Hound Out Maskless Customer

Newsweek reports: A viral video captures one shopper, who is not wearing a face mask, being shouted at, vilified, and asked to leave by a handful of grocery store customers in Staten Island, New York. In the video a woman pushing a cart without a face mask is surrounded by people shouting “get the f*** outta here” and “get out”, …

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Workers At NYC Amazon Facility To Stage Walkout

CNN Business reports: Amazon employees at the company’s Staten Island, New York, facility plan to walk off the job Monday amid allegations the online retail giant has mishandled its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Employees are protesting Amazon’s decision to keep the Staten Island warehouse open despite news of a confirmed case of the virus there last week, said Christian …

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Staten Island: Beauty Queens Banned From St. Patrick’s Parade After Pageant Winner Comes Out As Bisexual

First, a report from yesterday: On Sunday, Miss Staten Island is taking a walk — and a stand. Madison L’Insalata — who exclusively revealed to The Post she is bisexual — plans to deck herself out in rainbow gear when she marches in the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Parade. Organizers have again banned the Pride Center of Staten Island from …

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GOP NYC Councilman Seeks Staten Island Secession

Gothamist reports: A failed attempt to secede is still well-regarded in some quarters of the South, a century-and-a-half after the Civil War. And the failed attempt to secede is apparently still well-regarded in some quarters of New York’s southern-most corner, a generation-and-a-half after the last breakaway attempt failed. So says Staten Island City Councilman Joe Borelli. “Secession is wildly popular …

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Mob Boss Gunned Down Outside Staten Island Home

It was Rudy Giuliani’s prosecution of the Gambinos and other mob families that led to his election as New York City mayor. Today’s news is a big flashback to those days. The New York Daily News reports: Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was gunned down Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island …

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GOP House Rep To File Bill Requiring All US Post Offices To Display Side-By-Side Photos Of Trump And Pence

Syracuse.com reports: A Republican congressman from Staten Island plans to introduce a bill that would require post offices to display photos of the president and vice president.  A draft of his new legislation says it would require official portraits of the two to be displayed side-by-side. The proposal comes after a Staten Island resident told Donovan that a local post …

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Lesbian Confronts Carson: You’re Full Of Shit [VIDEO]

Last night in Staten Island. ABC News reports: As Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson shook hands after a New York town hall meeting Monday night, one attendee among a small crowd asked, “Do you think I chose to be gay?” and cursed at the neurosurgeon after his response. “I have a quick question,” said the attendee, who was wearing a …

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Pussy Riot – I Can’t Breathe

From their clip description: Pussy Riot’s first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror – killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all …

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Jon Stewart On Eric Garner

Via Gothamist: Sharing the same outrage that many felt after an NYPD officer was not indicted for choking Eric Garner to death, a disgusted Jon Stewart appeared on The Daily Show last night. He said, “I honestly don’t know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less …

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Sen. Rand Paul Blames Cigarette Taxes For The Death Of Eric Garner

(Via Igor Volsky at Think Progress)

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Eric Holder To Launch Justice Department Probe Into Death Of Eric Garner

Via The Hill: Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday night that the federal government is launching a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in July. A New York grand jury decided earlier in the day that it would not charge the officer. “Our prosecutors will …

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Obama Reacts To Garner Decision

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De Blasio Urges Calm As Protests Over Garner Decision Are Planned Citywide

From his press release: “Today’s outcome is one that many in our city did not want. Yet New York City owns a proud and powerful tradition of expressing ourselves through non-violent protest. We trust that those unhappy with today’s grand jury decision will make their views known in the same peaceful, constructive way. We all agree that demonstrations and free …

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