(New York, NY-AP) –– A New York City woman is back home with her child after spending several days at Rikers Island.
Jazmine Headley is moved by all of the support saying, “All the great support that I’ve been getting in New York and all of the great support that I’ve been getting. I haven’t gotten a chance to read all of the articles and all of the great things and all of the love and I’m accepting it. I’m just so grateful.”
Headley was arrested after a confrontation with officers at a Brooklyn social services office. Video showed the mother having her one-year-old baby ripped from her arms by cops during the altercation. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez announced Tuesday that charges filed against Headley had been dropped. She’s still required to appear before a judge in Mercer County, New Jersey, stemming from charges of credit card fraud.
(Paterson, NJ) – Six suspects in the fatal stabbing of a Bronx teen are being extradited from New Jersey, in a crime that’s outraged the community. The attack claimed the life of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known to friends and family as “Junior”, and launched the hashtag “Justice For Junior” on social media.
Three Bronx men, one Long Island man, and a Paterson man appeared before a judge in Paterson before being sent back to New York City to face charges.
A “Justice for Junior” march is being held tonight, retracing the steps the victim took when he tried to save his own after the attack. The funeral for Guzman-Feliz will be tomorrow morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx.
(Bronx, NY) – Eight of the suspects caught on camera butchering 15-year old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman Feliz outside of Zesarina Grocery are now in custody after police say they apprehended two men in the Bronx and three others in Patterson, NJ.
The murder of the young boy caught world wide attention with many posting names and images of the suspects on line to help facilitate their arrests. Considering that members of the Trinitarios gang reached out to family members to apologize, it’s no surprise it didn’t take long for police to find the killers. This after news that it could’ve have been over a sex video and mistaken identity.
The video, which completely rips at your heart, shows the teen being dragged out of the bodega by two men while two other men working inside the store seemingly do nothing but shoo them away to make sure they leave. That’s where the nightmare began.
The men pull Junior around the corner and instantly attack him. Two of the murderers were armed with machetes while three others had knives. A sixth man captured on video had his face covered.
The savage attack lasts for less than 30 seconds and Junior is hacked and stabbed violently over and over again. When the teen is close to escaping one of the suspects appears to slice his throat from behind. Witnesses looking down on the scene yelled at the attackers to stop as Junior gets up and runs back towards the entrance of the store before coming back to the scene with blood gushing from his neck.
During the attack, a couple walking down the street, look on but do nothing. And one of the men who was operating the store peeps around the corner and sees the teen being stabbed to death….but again does nothing.
The youngster ran about a block up the road where more video shows him dying on the steps of a building directly across from St. Barnabas Hospital where people believe he was running to get help but couldn’t make it. Drenched in blood, surprisingly, he was still alive at that moment but later succumbed to his injuries.
Feliz’s mom says he left the apartment briefly to meet a friend and loan him 5 dollars. His mother told him to come right back and he never did. One has to wonder if the ‘friend’ set him up.
Junior’s brother-in -law, 19-year old Derek Grullon and his wife, Junior’s sister, say they have heard directly from members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang known for violence.
‘They said, ‘We had the wrong person.” She got a two-minute video mea culpa via Snapchat, he told the NYPost, in which the gang leader ‘said they kicked all of them out of the gang.’
The wrong person? The mistaken identity involves a sex video of a young woman having intercourse with another man while another guy live streams it. The woman is aware that she is being taped, covering her face with a shirt at times while participating.
It is believed that one suspect is still out there. Junior’s mother hopes neighbors will boycott the Bodega where it happened. Two operators of the store, one believed to be the owner, did nothing to help Jr. He all but helped the men drag Junior out of the store and to his death. Heartbreaking, considering the teen’s mom said the store’s owner knows her son very well and watched him grow up.
A go fund me page was setup to help the family with expenses. $15K was requested…almost $140K has been donated in 3 days. Rapper Cardi B donated $8K. Click on the link to contribute! Justice For Junior!
(New York, NY) – Fifty Cent is under investigation by the New York Police Department for allegedly threatening a cop. The department is looking into an Instagram post in which the rapper tells his followers to “get the strap.” The word “strap” is a slang term for “gun.”
Fifty’s alleged threat is said to be directed at NYPD Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, who is being sued by a Brooklyn, New York hip-hop club for allegedly trying to extort the owner for free gifts. The NYPD says it is looking into possibly charging 50 Cent for misdemeanor aggravated harassment. One of the rapper’s representatives said his post was not intended as a threat against anyone.
(Syracuse, NY) — The 30-year-old New York man who was evicted from his parents’ house is getting a job offer from an Italian restaurant. Michael Rotondo’s parents offered to help him move out in February by offering one-thousand-100 dollars and giving him a two-week notice.Rotondo took his parents to court saying he needed six months. Villa Italian Kitchen is offering Rotondo a job and a starting bonus of one-thousand-101-dollars, that’s one dollar more than Rotondo’s parents offer. The COO of the restaurant brand says the company “feels for millennials” and understands that life isn’t easy.
The job offer is a nice gesture. But it doesn’t look like Michael wants to work.
In an interview with Business Insider, Rotondo said that he was concentrating on parenthood.
“I’ve been a father for the past few years,” he told the website. “That’s what I’ve been doing. I really haven’t been pursuing a career.”He added that he had been “working here and there, doing things, but mostly being a father.”
There’s only one problem with that. He lost visitation rights to meet with his child awhile ago.
(SL) – A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.
The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.
(New York, NY) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning just hours after four women said he physically assaulted them. In a statement, Schneiderman noted that he “strongly” contests the allegations made in “The New Yorker” magazine.
Two of the women claim Schneiderman choked and slapped them. They reportedly had to get medical attention for their injuries. All four women said the abuse happened while they were romantically involved with Schneiderman.
Schneiderman denied the accusations, saying he’s never assaulted anyone. But, he said he has “engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.”
(New York, NY) – One person is dead after a fire at Trump Tower in Midtown New York this evening. Fire officials responded to a four-alarm blaze that broke out on the 50th floor in a residential unit. Officials say a man who lived in the apartment died.
Four firefighters suffered burns and other non-life threatening injuries. President Trump has an office and home in the building, but the First Family is in Washington, DC.
The President tweeted his thanks to firefighters adding that Trump Tower is a “well built building.”
(Needham, MA) — Trip Advisor is releasing its list of top travel destinations. The world’s number-one travel destination is Paris, but New York City still ranks as the number-one U.S. destination for travelers. That’s according to Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations. This is the eighth consecutive year that New York City has been at the top of the list. Trip Advisor says the average annual rate for a hotel is about 400-dollars per night. The least expensive month to go to the Big Apple is August, when travelers can save about four-percent.
(Queens, NY) – A Rikers Island correction officer is in the hospital following a brutal attack that left him with a broken back. It happened Saturday afternoon at the George Motchan Detention Center in Queens.
The correction officer’s union says an inmate punched the officer and knocked him to the ground, after which three other gang-members began kicking him. A Ultimately the officer lost consciousness during the assault. A union rep called it one of the worst attacks on record against a correction officer.