Tag: brooklyn

LIRR Train Derails In Brooklyn Injuring 103 People

A speeding LIRR train in Brooklyn derailed during the morning rush hour Wednesday, injuring more than a 100 people, officials said. The Long Island Railroad train was arriving at the Atlantic Terminal about 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into the bumper block, causing a sharp stop and a partial derailment, sources…

George Clooney Throws $353K/Couple Hillary Fundraiser [VIDEO]

Actor George Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Donations for attendees at an event in San Francisco topped out at $353,000 per couple, which Clooney acknowledges is an “obscene amount of money.” The event even drew pro-Bernie Sanders demonstrators. Clooney said he likes many of Bernie…

Sanders Supporters Throw Cash at Hillary’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

Actor George Clooney had a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton this weekend, one that later made him admit that there is “an obscene amount of money” surrounding the machinations of American politics. Clinton, herself, appeared at the event, and protestors had a peculiar way of greeting her upon arrival. Howard Gold is Clooney’s next-door neighbor, and…

Sanders Campaign Claims Record Crowd in NYC [VIDEO]

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign said a record crowd convened on Brooklyn’s Prospect Park ahead of the New York Democratic presidential primary Tuesday. More than 28,300 people attended the event, beating Sanders’s previous record of 28,000 in Portland, Oregon, in August, according the campaign and a production company that assisted with planning. More than 27,000 turned…

Sanders to Release Tax Returns Friday [VIDEO]

During Thursday night’s CNN Democratic presidential primary debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he will release his 2014 tax returns Friday. “They are very boring,” Sanders said after rival Hillary Clinton accused him of not being transparent about his finances. The Vermont senator said his wife, Jane, handles the family’s taxes and had been busy on…

Four Teens Held in Brooklyn Gang Rape

Police said on Sunday four teenagers suspected of participating in a gang rape at a Brooklyn playground were taken into custody while a fifth man remains at large. Five young men, armed with a gun, approached an 18-year-old woman and her father at the Osborn Playground in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Thursday night. Police said the…

Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Arrested [VIDEO]

The pharma CEO reviled for raising the price of life-saving drugs for personal gain has been arrested for securities fraud. Martin Shkreli, 32, is accused of taking stocks from Retrophin Inc. to pay off unrelated debts. He started the biotech firm in 2011. Prosecutors say he made secret payoffs and set up fake deals.

6 Shot, 2 Killed at Brooklyn Funeral [VIDEO]

Six people were shot and two were killed Monday outside a New York City church where a funeral was in progress. Police said gunfire broke out near the Emmanuel Church of God in Brooklyn during a funeral procession for an unidentified 38-year-old man. Four victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover,…

NYPD Cop Indicted for Unarmed Man Killing [VIDEO]

The NYPD cop who allegedly shot and killed unarmed black man Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a public housing development in Brooklyn last November has been indicted on unspecified charges. Peter Liang had been on the job for only 18 months and was patrolling the stairwell with his gun drawn, according to NYPD Commissioner…

NYPD Killer Shoot Girlfriend Just Before Ambush [VIDEO]

Just before 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached a squad car and fatally shot two officers in Brooklyn, he turned to people on the street, asked them to follow him on Instagram and said, “Watch what I’m going to do,” police said Sunday. The Brooklyn-born killer had a long criminal record which included at least 19 arrests…

NYPD Kills Synagogue Stabber [VIDEO]

NYPD anti-terror officers killed a knife-wielding man who stabbed an Israeli student at the Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. According to a witness, Calvin Peters rushed into the synagogue screaming “I want to kill the Jew!” at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. Shortly after he stabbed Levi Rosenviat, 22, in the head, cops…

3 New York City Police Officers Wounded In 2 Shootings

Three New York City police officers were shot and wounded in two separate incidents on Thursday night. Two officers were shot at a Brooklyn subway station and the gunman was killed, police said. Both officers are in stable condition, officials said. Earlier Thursday night, an off-duty officer was shot in the Bronx during an attempted…