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DE BLASIO’S NYC: New York’s Murder Rate Soars 50% in 2019; Rapes Rise 23%

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.04.19

Despite years of low crime rates and rising rents, New York City is seeing a major spike in murders and rapes in the beginning months of 2019; raising serious questions over safety and security in the nation’s largest city.

“The NYPD and Mayor de Blasio have boasted about a continued drop in crime citywide, but a closer look at those numbers finds a disturbing trend being masked by an overall lower crime rate,” reports CBS New York.

Newly released statistics from the NYPD show murder rates up 50% from the same period last year, and reported rapes also rising a stunning 23%.

“A deeper dive into those statistics find that misdemeanor sex crimes have skyrocketed in 2019, going from 459 in 2018 to 580 through the same point in 2019. That’s an increase of over 26 percent,” adds the report.

Read the full report here.

'MAGA' FREE NYC: Manhattan Judge Allows Bars to BAN Trump Supporters

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.26.18

A Manhattan judge ruled this week that bar and restaurant owners could ban patrons from wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ caps and other Trump-supporting apparel; suggesting there’s little protection from “political discrimination” in the nation’s largest city.

According to the New York Post, the judge struck down a tourist’s lawsuit against a West Village bar after he was ejected for wearing the iconic ‘MAGA’ hat; adding freedom of religion does not protect one’s freedoms regarding political statements.

“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” said the man’s lawyer. “Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar.”

“Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates,” fired-back the judge.

“Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct,” the ruling states.

Read the full story at the New York Post.

BUSTED: NYC Mayor Reportedly Used $3M NYPD 'Counter-Terror' Jet to Fly Home from Vacation

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.06.18

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio found himself in hot water this week after he reportedly used a $3 million “counter-terrorism” government plane to fly home from a personal vacation in Canada.

According to the NY Post, de Blasio used the jet to fly from Quebec back to the Big Apple where he was set to deliver in address in the Bronx; returning to the Canadian province later that day.

“NYPD is transporting him in their plane,” de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips told the Post.

“It is very unusual to go on an international flight to go pick up the mayor,” said an inside source close to the police department. “I think it’s excessive, because that wasn’t what that plane was designed to do. It’s designed for counterterrorism measures. To go to Canada to get the mayor? It’s excessive.”

“Neither the NYPD nor the Mayor’s Office would say who decided to use the plane, how much the trip cost taxpayers or why the mayor didn’t take a commercial flight — which is about $300 round-trip,” writes the Post.

Read the full story at the New York Post.

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