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No. 176 COLUMBIA HEIGHTS (1926) The home of Judge Thomas G. Sherman, counsel to Henry Ward Beecher during the famous Beecher-Tilton scandal. Fatally ill in 1900, his kidney was removed in his bedroom, but he died 4 hours later.

#Brooklyn Heights #HouseHistory (@BKLYNlibrary) ImageImage
Another snapshot of No. 176 Columbia Heights from approx. the '20s (before its alteration).

#Brooklyn Heights #HouseHistory Image
@BKLYNlibrary This 1958 shot of No. 176 Columbia Heights was taken after its 1938 Regency-style renovation.

#BrooklynHeights #HouseHistory Image
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HOW CASEY THE COP SPELT “KOSCIUSZKO” (1904) An apocryphal "tail" about a #Brooklyn policeman who came across a dead horse on a difficult-to-spell street. Image
“There was once an Irish policeman who was responding to the presence of a dead horse on Kosciuszko Street." Image
Upon arriving at the scene of the dead horse, Casey began to write his report. When he got to the part where he was supposed to write the location in which the horse was discovered, the policeman faltered. Image
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DEVELOPING: U-Haul truck strikes multiple pedestrians in New York City in possible ‘terrorism incident’

#Brooklyn l #NY
Police report numerous people are injured following the ramming. Bomb squad units have been requested to the scene immediately.
This is a developing situation.
DEVELOPING: At least 3 pedestrians injured after U-Haul veers onto sidewalk in New York City; suspect in custody
DEVELOPING: Suspect rammed into several police cruisers who were attempting to stop the vehicle; suspect has been taken into custody
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NEW: Guilty verdict for a #Brooklyn #NewYork man who joined #ISIS, rising through the ranks to become one of the terror group's emirs

Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, now 46, was convicted yesterday on all 5 counts against him, per @TheJusticeDept
Asainov had been charged with:

-conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS
-providing ISIS expert advice/assistance/weapons
-receipt of military-type training
-obstruction of justice
-material support to #ISIS that resulted in the death of 1 or more person
Asainov "was so committed to the terrorist organization’s evil cause that he abandoned his young make an extraordinary journey to the battlefield" per US Atty Breon Peace

"... & even after being captured still pledged his allegiance to ISIS’ murderous path"
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Last year was a productive writing year, and I also did a few interviews. #UnionYes #UnionStrong A summary:
An analysis of the wealth taken from the working class using a number of useful charts, for In These Times @inthesetimesmag,…
A summary of the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee @organizeworkers in the @DemSocialists Socialist Forum, which was later reprinted in @jacobin,…
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Here's a complete look at my 2022/23 Earned Edition project -- much love and appreciation to everyone who has followed along and offered feedback along the way!

#NBA #NBATwitter #NBATwitterLive #Nike #Basketball #NikeBasketball

cc: @WorldWideWob
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Many Americans prefer to ignore our Nation's legacy of slavery or worse: claim there were "happy slaves" in the Old South.
#Brooklyn once had the world's largest freed & escaped slave community, thanks to the Underground Railroad.
This #Christmas --
MORE… may make a year-end contribution to help save one of the original Stations on the Underground Railroad, an key part of African American history. Helping "the Tents" means recognizing that the flight to freedom is at the core of our National story.
It seems the gofundme link has gone dead. I'm trying to track down a better way to donate. Apologies.
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🚨#BREAKING: Massive Fire breaks out at a NYPD Evidence Control & Impound warehouse

📌#Brooklyn l #NewYork

Currently Multiple Emergencies Crews are Responding to a Massive three alarm Fire at the NYPD Evidence Control & Impound warehouse with thick black smoke seen miles away
🚨#UPDATE: The massive Three alarm NYPD warehouse fire smoke can been seen all the way from the Manhattan skyline which is approximately 7 miles away from the location and currently showing up on Doppler radar
🚨#UPDATE: Officials are saying the fire supposedly started by an electric bike in police evidence and impound lot At least one firefighter is hurt, and first responders are currently rendering help.
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NEW: Andrii Derkach, a pro-#Russia|n Ukrainian politician, indicted Wednesday on 7 counts of bank fraud & money laundering & sanction violations, per @TheJusticeDept

Derkach is a well-known #Kremlin asset who was already sanctioned by the US for #Election2020 meddling
Wednesday's indictment vs Derkach, unsealed in a federal court in #Brooklyn, #NewYork includes:

-conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Acts (IEEPA)
-bank fraud conspiracy
-money laundering conspiracy
Wednesday's indictment vs Derkach also includes:

-4 counts of money laundering in connection w/the purchase & maintenance of 2 condominiums in #BeverlyHills
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What an amazing #NBAPlayoffs series has it been. Crazy teams, crazy games & crazy results.

Right from round 1, teams have delivered their best & making every single game a memorable & competitive one.

#NBA #NBAPlayoffs #NBA75 #NBAPlayoffs2022
To top, so many teams were being underdogs & rose up like anything - example, Memphis & Celtics were okish at start but flourished well towards the end.

Boston, were impressive in the east as they WASHED OUT the title favs #Brooklyn

#NBA #NBAPlayoffs #NBA75 #NBAPlayoffs2022
+ they wiped off the 2021 champs, the Bucks & made their way onto the #NBAFinals like a real team, stacking some real tough cookies to crack.

Celtics were almost title favs, until the OG, dynastic GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS started to

#NBA #NBAPlayoffs #NBA75 #NBAPlayoffs2022
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Just in: 34yo #Brooklyn #NewYork resident from #Uzbekistan sentenced to 15 years for conspiring with & attempting to materially support #ISIS

Dilkhayot Kasimov raised money, provided some of his own to send 2 coconspirators to #Syria to fight w/ISIS in 2015, per @TheJusticeDept ImageImage
"Kasimov is an #ISIS supporter who collected & gave money to another individual to fund his travel to join the terrorist group" per @TheJusticeDept Asst AG Matthew Olsen "With this sentence, Kasimov is being held accountable for his crimes"
Kasimov's co-defendants, Abdurasul Juraboev & Akhror Saidakhmetov, were previously sentenced to 15 years in prison

A 3rd codefendant, Azizjon Rakhmatov, got 12.5 years

Two more, Akmal Zakirov & Abror Habibov, are awaiting sentencing

Per @TheJusticeDept
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1/ Ayer en #Brooklyn hubo otro tiroteo masivo: un hombre fue al metro y disparó a 10 personas. Los testigos, un grupo de migrantes, ayudaron a la policía con la identificación del tirador. Ahora mismo esos testigos se enfrentan a una posible deportación, por no tener papeles.
2/ En los comentarios al hilo de @Shine_McShine, @HelenaVillarRT nos recuerda que es una práctica habitual de la policía de EEUU la de perseguir a los testigos (si son pobres y migrantes), como también pasó con el tiroteo del WalMart en El Paso en 2019.

3/ En Hollywood estas dos historias serían una película llamada "Heróes por un día": grupos de refugiados que colaboran con la policía para identificar a unos asesinos. Serían héroes nacionales, les darían medallas y los llevarían a las escuelas como ejemplos del sueño americano
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Breaking: Frank James, the black nationalist suspect in the #Brooklyn subway mass shooting, is in police custody.

Separately, video posted on social media purports to show the moment he was arrested.
Another angle showing the arrest of the #Brooklyn subway mass shooter, Frank James. h/t @BaruchBrog.
Breaking: Photographs of the #Brooklyn subway mass shooter, Frank James, shows him just out and about in Manhattan before he was arrested at 138 1st Ave. ImageImageImage
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CCTV news: Five minutes of detailed coverage on the subway shootings in Brooklyn. It goes against internal guidelines of restraint and reticence about showing street violence and bloodshed. Graphic images taken from US social media are shown repeatedly.
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The extensive use of phone video and viral social media posts contrasts starkly with Shanghai where big CCTV cameras prevail and citizen journalism is banned.
Suspect is ID'ed
CCTV also borrows footage from US TV since it has no expertise in covering breaking news in the field. ImageImageImageImage
CCTV doesn't like to deal with uncomfortable truths or even nuances, let alone negative aspects of China.
The subway bomber's videos suggest he was a big fan of Mao's killer instinct and ruthlessness, but you won't hear about that on CCTV news any time soon.
#frankjames #brooklyn Image
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Breaking: NYPD named Frank James as a person of interest in the #Brooklyn mass shooting. I looked into his social media. Like the Waukesha suspect & the Louisville BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a mayoral candidate, he appeared to be a fan of black nationalism.
"I think I will kill you last"

Frank James, the #Brooklyn mass shooting "person of interest," made disturbing posts recently suggesting he was going to kill people.
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There was a mass shooting at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC this morning. NYPD’s bomb squad is also investigating. The male suspect is at large.
Video shows people fleeing and crying from a #Brooklyn subway train after it stopped. The train is filled with smoke.
Update: Authorities are saying the #Brooklyn mass shooting suspect is a black male wearing a mask.

Graphic images of some of the injured:
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Momenti di grande paura a #NewYork: spari nella metropolitana a #Brooklyn, diversi feriti e un uomo in fuga.…
La polizia ha rinvenuto degli ordigni sul luogo dell'accaduto: dispiegati agenti dell'anti-terrorismo.
Immagini da #NewYork dopo la sparatoria nella metro di #Brooklyn. La scelta del Blog è quella di non mostrare per ora il video - già virale - che ritrae un uomo insaguinato sulla banchina in condizioni di salute poco chiare.…
Qui i passeggeri in fuga.
La scritta NYPD sui giubbotti dei poliziotti, le strisce gialle per delimitare l'area, i vigili del fuoco, la polvere, le ambulanze. #NewYork, e la mente corre subito a quel maledetto giorno di settembre.

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⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Several people shot and multiple explosives found at New York City subway station

#Brooklyn l #NY
Police confirm explosive devices are present at the 36th Street station. Several people are down. Trains are being halted.
More information as it becomes available!
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Explosion has reportedly occurred; Nearby area evacuating
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Bomb Squad units on scene and investigating devices

Suspect Information
- Black male
- Approximately 5’5”
- Approximately 180 lbs
- Wearing black pants and construction vest
- Carrying large black bag
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.@POTUS comes to #NYC & fails to mention one thing about keeping career criminals behind bars, or the fact that, under NY’s bail law, tens of thousands of criminals released were repeat offenders or were rearrested after release for another crime.
The vast majority of individuals arrested for an illegal firearm are released pre-trial. The person who shot a teen at Kings Plaza in #Brooklyn just the other day was arrested in November for having four illegal firearms, but was released to commit this shooting.
While @POTUS spoke a lot about gun violence, he did not address every other category of crime, including rape, robbery, car theft, or assault, that are currently skyrocketing in our city. In my district, a young man was recently stabbed to death.
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Textual en una TV de #Argentina. Dice dice el presentador: si el Ministerio de #Sanidad dice que no tiene aislado el #Sarcov2, contra qué están inoculando? 😂 #Plandemia #España #Covid #COVID19 #coronavirus
Un médico en #España dice claramente y textualmente que NO llevaría a sus hijos a vacunarse. #Plandemia #VacunateContraLaCovid #COVID19 #coronavirus #España
DEP este guerrero español , despierto y amante de la libertad que contribuyó en la causa contra la farsa de la #plandemia. #España #covid
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“How do you do, fellow kids?” Steve Buscemi (actual Steve Buscemi) #halloween #parkslope #Brooklyn
Elvis Costello: there but not pictured
Sorry it’s not a better pic. I was being hurried along by self-conscious teenagers.
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And through it all! @Grubhub delivery still out there bringing your dinner #ida #flooding #brooklyn
Hey @Grubhub @Grubhub_Care if you can help me find this delivery driver I’ll donate anything I get from media requests to him
Update: I haven’t been able to find this man yet. I think his plastic bag is a generic take out often used for Chinese food (photo attached). If anyone has ideas and/or had delivery around 10:10 near roebling/11th st let me know
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