Leaked memo states that in NYC anyone carrying a firearm, legally, is now presumed guilty until proven innocent

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – Leaked documents from the New York Police Department (NYPD) indicate that anyone carrying a firearm is now presumed guilty until proven innocent.

The new guidance highlighted in the leaked memo proves that almost anywhere in New York City — public or private — is a gun-free zone.

It basically states that unless someone is a police officer or a former cop, no one can bring their legal firearm out of their house for protection, like on public transportation.

The memo, titled New York State Restrictions on Carrying Concealed Firearms, states very clearly in its “key points”:

“Anyone carrying a firearm is presumed to be carrying unlawfully until proven otherwise.”

The other “key points” are listed below:

Possessing a firearm in New York City requires a special license issued by the New York City Police Department;

Carrying a firearm in New York City requires a concealed carry license issued by the New York City Police Department;

License holders are required to carry their license when carrying a firearm and must provide their license to law enforcement upon request; and

Recent changes in law do not impact the way officers conduct investigative encounters. Officers may stop an individual when the officer has reasonable suspicion that an individual is carrying a firearm (Level 3) and may frisk that individual since the officer has reasonable suspicion that the individual is armed and dangerous.

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The memo also describes what are to be considered “sensitive” and “restricted” locations throughout the city. According to the memo:

“Even though a person may be licensed to carry a firearm, they may not bring a firearm to a ‘sensitive’ location … All private property (residential and commercial) that is not on the sensitive location list is considered ‘restricted.’ People who are licensed to possess firearms may not bring firearms to a restricted location unless they get permission from the property owner.”

There are of course exceptions to both the “sensitive” and “restriction” rules, which include active and retired law enforcement and/or off-duty active law enforcement. Under “sensitive locations,” the memo states:

“Under new Penal Law § 265.01-e, it is a class E felony for a person, even if they have a license, to possess a firearm, rifle or shotgun in a ‘sensitive location.'” 

The memo then lists what is considered to now be a “sensitive location.” Some are listed below:

Government buildings or property used for government administration (i.e., courts, City Hall, city agencies);

Hospitals, doctors offices, health clinics, urgent care facilities, substance abuse or mental health screening and treatment centers, or other behavior health services;

Places of worship;

Public libraries, parks, playgrounds, and zoos;

On public transportation and in public transportation facilities including buses, bus terminals, subways, subway stations, trains, train stations, ferries, ferry terminals, airports, etc.; and

Protests, demonstrations, marches, or any assembly where individuals are gathered to collectively express their constitution rights of free speech.

The memo lists all residential property, all commercial property — including stores and businesses not listed on the sensitive location list — are considered restricted locations.

The memo states that the New York City Council is drafting proposed legislation that may impact the guidance provided and if that draft legislation does become law then the memo will be amended.

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In police-defunded and consequence free NYC, off-duty cop robbed at gunpoint of firearm and police I.D.

July 28th, 2022

NEW YORK CITY, NY – According to reports, authorities have confirmed that an off-duty New York Police Department (NYPD) officer was robbed at gunpoint of his firearm and wallet, which includes his police identification card.

The incident took place on Wednesday, July 27th, around 12:30 a.m. in the Bronx.

The 23-year-old officer had just parked his car at Garrison Avenue and Barretto Street in Hunts Point. He was reportedly removing items from his trunk when the masked armed robber approached.

Authorities said that the robber was holding a black firearm and said, “hands up.”

The robber then allegedly asked, “Are you a cop?” The thief took the officer’s wallet from his left front pants pocket and his Glock 17 from his off-duty holster and fled the scene.

The wallet contained his police identification card, credit cards, cash and keys.

According to police, the wanted robber is a male believed to be in his 30’s with a medium build, black hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts, white sneakers, and a black face mask with a fanny pack around his chest.

In addition to the written description of the wanted suspect, NYPD released video of the incident.

The city’s Police Benevolent Association (PBA) called the thief “brazen.” PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement:

“We are thankful that our brother is OK, but this situation could have ended much worse. Not even the sight of a gun and shield will deter these brazen perps.

They aren’t worried about consequences because there are none for them. Meanwhile, cops are definitely thinking about the risks they might face — both the physical danger and the legal consequences — if they try to fight back.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them by calling NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477. People can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

In a separate incident, an off-duty correction officer was shot and robbed in Queens, New York. As of this writing, the NYPD is still searching for possible suspects.

The Correction Officers Union stated that the officer was robbed at gunpoint and shot in the thigh on Steinway Street in Astoria after leaving a nightclub early Saturday morning, on July 23rd.

The officer was hospitalized and remains in stable condition.

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Authorities believe that the suspects were after the victim’s jewelry. The union is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to any arrests or convictions.

A different New York City correction officer has been arraigned in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old in the Bronx while off-duty. This incident took place around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21st.

Authorities say that 18-year-old Raymond Chaluisant was fatally shot after finding him with a gunshot wound to the face in the passenger seat of a vehicle at Grand Concourse and East Tremont.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Chaluisant and friends may have been shooting off gel pellets out of what is called an Orbeez gun in the area of the Cross Bronx Expressway and Morris Avenue.

Authorities said that an off-duty correction officer was allegedly struck in the back and not knowing what hit him, returned fire. That office, identified as 45-year-old Dion Middleton, has now been charged with murder and manslaughter.

Middleton, who has worked as a firearms instructor, allegedly never reported what happened and went to work. In a statement, the Corrections Officers’ Benevolent Association offered its condolences to the family, but said in part:

“Our officer fired a single shot in a situation where he felt his life was in immediate danger, particularly after feeling something hit his back. We are also aware that a NYPD Traffic Agent had also reported being hit with pellets in the same vicinity an hour beforehand.”

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Woman who allegedly started deadly fight by stabbing innocent worker will NOT be charged by New York DA

July 12th, 2022

MANHATTAN, NY – Prosecutors in Manhattan have decided NOT to file any criminal charges against a woman who is seen on store surveillance video stabbing a bodega worker seemingly without provocation.

The District Attorney’s Office claims that the video shows that the woman stabbed the worker in defense of her boyfriend, whom the bodega worker seemingly killed in self defense.

The incident started on July 1st when a woman entered a bodega in Manhattan and attempted to purchase a bag of chips for her young daughter.

But when she went to complete the purchase, the bodega worker, 61-year-old Jose Alba, advised her that the EBT card she was using was declined. The woman, who has yet to be identified, allegedly is heard on store surveillance becoming irritated and insisting that there was money left on the card. Alba can be heard saying:

“OK, mama, let me do it another time. My God.”

After the sale is declined again, the video footage has been edited and goes to other customers inside of the store while the woman can be heard saying:

“You can’t touch my daughter. Don’t snatch that out of my daughter, you [expletive] piece of [expletive].”

The incensed woman then informs Alba that she intends to get her boyfriend and bring him to the shop to deal with him. She is heard on video saying:

“I’m gonna bring my [expletive] down here and he gonna [expletive] you up. My [expletive] is gonna come down here right now and [expletive] you up!”

A few minutes after she leaves, the woman’s boyfriend, identified as convicted felon Austin Simon, enters and walks directly back behind the counter. As Simon gets behind the counter, Alba can be heard saying:

“Papa, I don’t want a problem, papa.”

Simon then allegedly is seen on video shoving the elderly man down into a chair and began scuffling with him while Alba retrieves a knife from the counter in an attempt to save his own life from a violent unprovoked attack.

During the fight, Alba fatally stabs Simon who falls to the ground. Shortly afterward is when the woman who started and escalated the incident is seen on surveillance video allegedly pulling a knife from her purse and stabbing Alba who was behind a counter.

The woman is allegedly seen stabbing Alba at least twice.

When the New York Police Department responded to the scene, instead of taking the woman into custody for stabbing Alba who was seemingly only defending himself from a violent attack, they arrested Alba.

The woman, who is seen on camera stabbing Alba twice, at first denied attacking him and then later admitted to doing so, but amazingly, instead of charging her, Manhattan’s liberal District Attorney Alvin Bragg has decided that she was somehow defending Simon who was on the ground.

News of his arrest has angered many, especially after viewing the video which seems to clearly show the woman as the aggressor from the beginning. His son, Jeffrey Alba, told the New York Post:

“He’s [Alba] not used to this behavior. He’s not used to this type of aggression. At the moment he was in fear for his life. He’s never been locked up, he’s never been in trouble. I’m 100 percent sure he’s regretting it, but at that moment I think he just blanked out, went into self-defense mode.”

Michael Discioarro, a former prosecutor and current defense attorney watched the video and weighed in by saying:

“There is no clearer example of self-defense. He’s at work, minding his own business and he is attacked. He is the victim, and he’s sitting in Rikers. This is a working person who was attacked. How does the DA make his conclusion? A jury will set this right.”

For now, Alba has been bonded out from Rikers and is currently awaiting further court proceedings after being charged with second degree murder while the woman who started it all is free to do whatever she chooses.

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Defund the police, it’ll keep people safe, they said: 14-year-old murdered on NYC subway in broad daylight

NEW YORK, NY – A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, after a Saturday afternoon altercation that led to 14-year-old Ethan Reyes being stabbed to death.

It all happened around 3 pm on the northbound #1 train platform in the Hamilton Heights 137th Street City College Station.

Witnesses told police that the two teens were fighting on the street and the scuffle moved into the station and onto the platform. Investigators say that they believe that Reyes knew his alleged killer.

Using station surveillance footage, police were able to piece together what happened, as well as identify the suspect.

“This senseless and tragic incident is awful,” MTA NYC Transit President Richard Davey said in a statement. “We are cooperating with the NYPD investigation that remains in its early stages. We thank NYPD detectives for the rapid arrest of a suspect.”

According to the New York Post, sources revealed that the two boys had an ongoing feud but were unable to say what it was about.

Police say that Reyes pushed his adversary onto the tracks prior to being stabbed in the stomach. He tried to run before collapsing.

Responding officers found the youth bleeding from the stomach and rushed him to the hospital, where he later died.

“His lips were purple, and his eyes were rolled back, and he was bleeding a lot of blood,” a witness told NBC New York.  

Social media posts indicated that Reyes was an aspiring rapper who went by the stage name ‘Notti Osama’. It is believed that the suspect in his death was also in the rap music scene.

 

“It’s always very scary,” Hamilton Heights resident Michael Naranjo said. “You always have to keep keenly aware of what’s going on, especially now during this climate, especially now with the youth around here. They’re angry. They’re mad.”

New York City Mayor made a brief statement.

“Hearing about the stabbing really highlights why we need the lights on in schools like this, we need to find out what happened, we’re going to find out the person responsible,” Adams said.

But to many others, it also highlights another glaring issue.

Crime is running rampant, thanks in part to a soft on crime DA in Alvin Bragg, who is linked to George Soros funding.

The other issue. The NYPD has been plagued by early retirement, resignations and poor recruitment, all thanks to the department being defunded by a 10-digit dollar amount.

 

One might assume that the situation might be improving after Adams was sworn in, given that he was a former NYPD Captain.

Former Mayor Giuliani weighed in on that thought process, saying:

“He’s actually a worse mayor than de Blasio. Crime is up 40% under Adams. This is the ex-cop. He’s doing everything wrong.”

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