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Video: An armed robbery last Sunday in NYC's Diamond District

47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in NYC is a single block where $ millions of gems are bought and sold in seemingly modest surroundings. There's an extensive police presence there, much of it undercover. Robberies do occur from time to time, but infrequently.

The police released a security video of two suspects, asking for help in identifying them. Between the hats-with-wigs, the gun handling, and the staring at the video camera, this may have been their maiden voyage in a life of crime. Or a school drama club rehearsal.

Happily, there's no report of the employees being hurt.

https://twitter.com/NYPDnews/status/1166319698973270017
Posted by Princess Turandot | Tue Aug 27, 2019, 02:58 PM (0 replies)

Google's clever homage to the 'Wizard of Oz', 80 years young today..

Do a search for the title, and click on the ruby slippers in the top-right panel.

https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=The+Wizard+of+Oz&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
Posted by Princess Turandot | Sun Aug 25, 2019, 05:13 AM (9 replies)

The problem they have isn't solely that they took donations from Epstein: it's when they took the $$

Their media lab director Joi Ito took money from Epstein after his 2008 conviction and subsequent sentence and I think, after other accusations came out in 2015 concerning his supposedly sending a teenager to have sex with Dershowitz/Pr Andrew. Ito also had Epstein put money in some funds that he manages that invest in tech start-ups.

This was Ito's statement from last week:

The public controversy surrounding Epstein's donations to the lab date to 2015. In an apology he published last week, Ito said he first met Epstein in 2013 at a conference and had, in addition to inviting him to the lab, visited several of Epstein's homes.

"I was never involved in, never heard him talk about, and never saw any evidence of the horrific acts that he was accused of," Ito wrote. He said he regretted allowing Epstein to make donations to the lab and to invest in several of his funds, which invest in tech startups outside of MIT.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mit-media-lab-epstein-ties-cause-two-researchers-quit/


Imagine someone rationalizing taking money from Harvey Weinstein because he never appeared naked at a meeting with them personally, and tried to force them to have sex with him.

It's not just Ito/ MIT. Reuters did an article in 2015 following the Dershowitz/Andrew claims in which they spoke to several scientists who took money from him or had some kind of 'friendship' with him. This is from a now-retired highly praised evolutionary biologist from Rutgers.

Robert Trivers, a Rutgers University biologist... said Epstein is a person of integrity who should be given credit for serving time in prison and for settling civil lawsuits brought by women who said they were abused.

“Did he get an easy deal? Did he buy himself a light sentence? Well, yes, probably, compared to what you or I would get, but he did get locked up,” Trivers said. He said he got about $40,000 from Epstein to study the relationship between knee symmetry and sprinting ability.

Trivers also said he believes girls mature earlier than in the past. “By the time they’re 14 or 15, they’re like grown women were 60 years ago, so I don’t see these acts as so heinous,” he said.


I'll give him 'credit' for one thing. He probably came closer to being truthful about why he didn't care about Epstein's actions: a complete lack of regard for the victims that I suspect affected pretty much everyone who looked the other way. Just last month, Epstein's attorney was still referring to them as prostitutes in court, as they had done back in 2008.

If you have the time, read the article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-epstein-charity/exclusive-some-charities-to-refuse-money-from-u-s-financier-accused-in-sex-case-idUSKBN0L51G720150201
Posted by Princess Turandot | Fri Aug 23, 2019, 07:04 AM (0 replies)

Excellent! Or should I say Incellent?

About 20 seconds in, you might recall the guy with the red cap. I believe that he's the person on the left in the DA's tweet. (They almost looked suave in court. J/K)

https://twitter.com/NYPDDetectives/status/1051899738784768001
https://twitter.com/ManhattanDA/status/1163557963870683138
10 of them were arrested. 7 took plea bargains. 2 were convicted today. I can't figure out what happened to the last one.

Maximum sentence for their convictions is 15 years, because it involves gang charges. How fucked up do you have to be to throw your life away doing something so stupid.

And to the store owner with the camera capturing the street: thank you.
Posted by Princess Turandot | Mon Aug 19, 2019, 09:56 PM (1 replies)

Manhattan jurors hear closing arguments in Proud Boys gang assault case..

The case went to the jury yesterday (Thursday). According to the Daily News, 10 of these incellent mopes were arrested in connection with their violent actions in October 2018 outside of the Manhattan Republican Club, after a speech had been given there by their founder. Of the 10, 7 pleaded guilty. These are 2 of the remaining ones. (I don't know what the status of the last one is.)

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/ny-proud-boys-closing-arguments-20190814-wlkfz7kfkzao5kc3efbfjet5ge-story.html

Hare and Kinsman took the stand in their defense Tuesday, where they alleged they were “justified” in the attack as they felt their lives were in danger.

In response, Steinglass played footage of the aftermath of the brawl where Kinsman can be heard saying, “I just stomped the s**t out of him.”


Kinsman gave reporters a very fine 'straight armed salute' as he left the courtroom on Wednesday. (Photo in article.)

My personal fav:

During closing, the defense alleged that there was "a secret conspiracy between Antifa, the Manhattan DA’s office and the NYPD."


None of the victims cooperated with the police. The prosecutor had to rely on the video from that store security camera showing their violent actions.
Posted by Princess Turandot | Fri Aug 16, 2019, 03:24 AM (1 replies)
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