New York’s homicide rate is at a record low. Sometimes weeks go by without a killing. So why are the cops being treated as villains? Christopher Dickey talks to police chief Ray Kelly.
Here's a little story you may have missed. From 5:40 the evening of October 6 to about 10:15 the night of October 14, not a single homicide was registered in New York City. This is the third time in a year that a week or more has passed without a murder in a metropolis that was known in the 1990s as one of the great killing fields of America.Yet the single person most responsible for the safety of 8.4 million New Yorkers and millions more visitors, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, finds his force and himself cast as villains by local politicians.
According to Pat Robertson a low carb diet goes against God’s laws. Candida Moss on how we were all vegans in Eden and other Biblical diets that you may (not) want to follow today.
On last week’s 700 Club, Pat Robertson announced that low-carb diets “violate the principles that God set down.” Finally, something Pat Robertson and I can agree on. According to Robertson—not a registered dietician—low carb diets “build up clinkers” and “you get swollen joints, you get gout.” The principle behind this, he adds, is that “carbs are the fire that burn everything completely.” Like napalm or the wrath of God, but for your digestive system.
A conservative PAC founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint is challenging beltway business-as-usual—by spending $32,000 on interior decorating services, writes Patricia Murphy.
Throughout the month of August conservatives by the hundreds of thousands went to the “Don’t Fund Obamacare” web site to sign a petition telling Congress not to fund the president’s signature health care law. Visitors to the Don’t Fund site were then encouraged to donate to the Senate Conservatives Fund, the political action committee originally launched by former senator Jim DeMint. Donations flooded in from across the country, often in $5 and $10 increments from retirees, teachers, and homemakers.
After a 22-year investigation, the alleged killer of Baby Hope was arrested last night. Michael Daly talks to two of the case’s most dedicated officers.
When the little girl the detectives eventually named “Baby Hope” was found in a blue and white Igloo cooler that summer day in 1991, she had been bound into the fetal position, with her hands pressed together as if in a final prayer for justice after her murder. At long last, following more than two decades of tireless police work, Baby Hope’s seeming prayer may be answered. The NYPD announced early Saturday evening that it had caught the killer of the girl they now know to be four-year-old Anjelica Castillo.
EBT cards rejected in 17 states.
A computer glitch caused food stamp voucher debit cards to be rejected Saturday in 17 states, leaving many unable to buy groceries. A power outage fueled the problem, causing the system to start rejecting EBT cards around 11 a.m., according to a spokesman for Xerox, who manages the system. The system was back up and running at 10 p.m., but not soon enough for many frustrated shoppers. Massachusetts supermarket cashier Eliza Shook said dozens of customers put their food back because they couldn’t afford the food. “It’s been terrible,” Shook said. “That’s what a lot of folks depend on.” The glitch was unrelated to the government shutdown, according to Xerox.
To murder, sexual abuse in 22-year-old cold case.
At long last, some peace. A cousin of Angelica Castillo, the four-year-old girl found strangled and bound in a cooler along a New York City highway in 1991, confessed Saturday to killing the girl and sexually abusing her. Conrado Juarez, 52, told police he sexually assaulted the girl while staying at her family’s crowded Queens apartment, and reportedly strangled her with a pillow when she tried to scream. The 22-year-old cold case got its first big break in decades this summer when a tipster came forward with information about Angelica’s sister. The tip eventually led police to the girl’s mother, who failed to report her missing because she feared the girl’s abusive father.
Volkswagen is ceasing production of the legendary hippie van at the end of the year, but Scott Jennings, whose restaurant owns 16 of them, says the stories of epic parties will never end.
So I hear they are stopping production of an all-time classic. Not only is this the end of an era, it’s the end of a counter-culture icon. More weed has been smoked, more babies have been conceived, and more fun has been had in the Volkswagen Bus than perhaps any vehicle ever made. When people see the Bus, it’s almost impossible not to smile. It brings them back to a simpler time of no-worries partying.The Bus’s official name is the Type 2, having been derived from Volkswagen’s first model, the Type 1 Beetle.
Who let the dogs out? That’s what they’re asking in the White House, after new puppy Sunny got a little too rowdy at a recent event and knocked over a little girl.
The Senate’s youngest member, Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy, held his fellow lawmakers’ feet to the fire on gun control. A year after Newtown, he says he’s not giving up the fight.