For years, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly have claimed that the NYPD has thwarted 14 terror attacks since 2001. And many people actually believed them. The problem is it's not really true. In fact, as the internet news site Propublica notes, "the figure overstates the number of serious, ... More >>
Grace Giardina"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?
After some police/feds raided some Queens homes looking for evidence on him, Najibullah Zazi was indicted last September for trying to make terror bombs with beauty products. Zazi went to the papers to plead his innocence during the investigation,and maintained that position afterward. But ... More >>
Najibullah Zazi isn't the only mad bomber in town. On Saturday night Staten Island cops responded to a call on a "confirmed homemade device" at an intersection in Stapleton. It appears to be the work of John McCloskey of Burton Avenue, who claims the bomb was meant as a prank, but which poli ... More >>
Last night the FBI raided the home and seized the passport of Bosnian immigrant Adis Medunjanin; later, police arrested him when he got into a crack-up on the Whitestone Expressway. Medunjanin had been questioned in connection with the doings of Najibullah Zazi, the alleged prospective beaut ... More >>
New York's getting to be the terror trial capital of America. We've got that big KSM thing coming up. And today Najibullah Zazi -- the Denver man who visited Queens in September, touching off police and FBI raids because the authorities suspected him of terrorist plotting (despite his insistence tha ... More >>
Twitpic by Mom101. Mayor Bloomberg asked Obama for antiterrorism money. Yet his NYPD minions busted a Staten Island citizen for keeping guns 'n' ammo in his kid's bedroom, so how serious can Bloomberg be about fighting terrorists where it counts? No matter, Marty Markowitz backed him anyway ... More >>
Najibullah Zazi, the Colorado man whose visit to New York prompted raids on three Queens apartments, and who had maintained his innocence of terror plotting in the press, is not off the hook. The Daily News says his lawyers are negotiating with the feds: they propose Zazi admit to receiving bomb tra ... More >>
The Times talked to that guy whose visit to our area prompted the Monday Queens terror raids. Najibullah Zazi, 25, of Aurora, Colorado actually had his car stopped-and-searched near the George Washington Bridge this weekend -- which sounds like more of a tip-off, if one were needed, than the ... More >>