Return To The South Richmond Hill Horror

South Richmond Hill, Queens, New York

Spring in South Queens is off to a despairingly dangerous start, particularly with targeted muggings of elderly Indian Sikh men in the same vicinity that’s located on Lefferts Blvd near a Guawdara Temple one block west. First was a violent assault on a 70-year-old man going on an early morning stroll and a little over a week later two other elderly Sikh men were mugged and robbed by two men on the same corner around the same time. In both incidents, the criminals knocked their turbans  religious headwear off their heads, giving credence to Sikh community leaders theories of being hate crimes against them.

 

The two men involved in the brutal attacks eventually got arrested after being on the lam for a few weeks, one of them who was involved in both crimes. Yet something caught my eye from the Queens Chronicle report after the young man involved in the second attack:

Two Sikh men were attacked Tuesday morning in Richmond Hill near where a hate crime against a member of the same community occurred last week. One man is in custody and another is still at large.

The incident occurred near the intersection of 95th Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard just after 7 a.m., according to police, a block from the Sikh Cultural Society gurdwara.

Officers found the two men, 76 and 64 years old, with minor injuries to the head and body. A preliminary investigation determined that the victims were approached by two men who struck them both on the head and body with closed fists and a wooden stick. The victims were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

The assailants removed religious headwear from the men and stole their money. The incident is being treated as a robbery and a hate crime, according to police.

Hezekiah Coleman, 20 years old, who police say was squatting at 95-54 Lefferts Blvd., was taken into custody and charged with robbery, assault, hate crimes and aggravated harassment, officials said.

Police believe the suspect they have not caught also committed last week’s assault against Nirmal Singh, 70, said Community Affairs Officer Scott Adelman of the 102nd Precinct at the Community Board 9 meeting on Tuesday night.

The 102nd has a directed post at 95-54 Lefferts Blvd., which appears to be abandoned. It is believed that both suspects were squatters there.

“That car will not leave until the perpetrator is caught,” said Adelman.

Sukhjinder Singh Nijjar is the chairman of external affairs and the elections commission at the Sikh Cultural Society. He says the society is working with the precinct and hate crimes unit in the aftermath of the attacks.

He hopes to see increased police presence and is working to get a car permanently assigned for the temple area. On Wednesday, he and a group of about 15 community members met at the temple at 3 a.m. to patrol.

“We’re exploring all these avenues to see if we can have this area covered, not only for our local Sikh community, but also many other multicultural communities in this area,” he said, adding that the society will continue to hold elected officials accountable on delivering on their promises.

Strong words indeed, especially to elected officials who continue to remain insouciant to the rapid rise of crime in Queens and the other four boroughs and most of all to the party all the time mayor Eric Adams. But in the case they should hold the Queens Chronicle accountable for getting the address of the house were the suspects were squatting in (twice in the same article). The actual address is 94-54 Lefferts Blvd, and  this house has a sordid past and currently is casting an ominous aura. I covered this house exactly one year ago right after a man was found dead on the porch one morning, a result of being bludgeoned in the head by two other homeless men.

Evidently, this abandoned house has got even worse and more squatters are occupying it even if they can’t get inside. 

The porch is still reliable to sleep rough in, although the mattresses and everything else that’s being hoarded here looks to provide enough comfort.

BBQ grill for cookouts. The ramp (probably installed there for handicapped or wheelchair-bound elderly residents) has become a reliable storage and disposal unit and also to ward off trespassers. And possibly other homeless people.

There were no signs of life around this makeshift shelter, although there was evidence of recent inhabitants occupying this despairing disaster area, like this tin of food and a fresh pile of human dung by the steps.

 

Except for this stray black cat that was eerily giving me the stink eye.

Interesting how there is no encampment set up in the spacious backyard, And it’s hard to tell if there’s any sign of a break in. Which would make sense if a criminal element would want a place to hide

Although with the way this mattress is placed outside on the porch, it looks like it was thrown there following an inspection or maybe the recent NYPD raid to search for the hate crime suspects.

 

 

 

 And there have been inspections of this house from what this water damaged ticket on the fence displays.

Apparently by the Department of Sanitation and not the Department of Buildings,  (hey good job Jessie!)

The city was also benevolent enough to give the owner of this horror house three months to pay for it or to fight it in court. Given that this property got even worse the past year and is now a safe but repulsive haven for recidivist and budding criminals as much as it is for desperate homeless people, surely PSM MGMT are quite intimidated by such an arbitrary demand by our bureaucratic authorities.

Although the D.O.B. actually did try to put the owner of this property on notice for enabling squatting on his porch but apparently it was easily removed. Which is kind of sad given they waited about eight months to go back there to tape one up.

For all the talk about how “public safety is the prerequisite for prosperity” Mayor Adams has been doing nothing but drone sloganeering and talking points to get stuff done to bring down crime on the streets and in this case hold recidivist derelict property owners accountable as well, just like his abominable asshole predecessor de Blasio. Nobody is going to prosper with violent sociopaths roaming around and hiding in the shadows waiting to prey on the citizenry and the New Bad Days in New York City will continue to sow fear and ultimately more injury, physically and financially.

Especially in South Richmond Hill, because it’s happening again.

PIX News

A 63-year-old Sikh man said he was attacked by a man brandishing a gun and demanding money on Mother’s Day morning. It is the latest in a recent string of incidents of Sikh residents being attacked in the same neighborhood.

Kuldip Singh fought off his attacker. He had bruises and bandages to show he put up a strong fight.

“He showed a gun and tell me give me money,” said Singh. “He hit my head, my nose.”

It was Sunday around 10:30 in the morning when Singh was out for a walk. He told PIX11 News that, seemingly out of nowhere, a guy approached him on a bike, showed a gun and tried to rob him.

Singh grabbed the suspect’s arm, and both fell to the ground. That’s when police said Singh was pistol whipped. He suffered bruises and lacerations to the head, a broken nose and fractures in his right hand. The suspect was unable to get anything from him and ran off.

Harpreet Toor, with the Sikh Cultural Society, is an advocate for the community.

“Honestly, I’m happy he fought back instead of just handing over the money,” said Toor. “I know it is dangerous, but you have to draw a line somewhere.”

Since early April, there have been at least three other attacks against Sikh residents in South Richmond Hill.

This isn’t going to stop whether or not that house is being illegally occupied or not, but it’s squalid existence is an integral factor of why these attacks are continuing and will continue. Day or night.

This house needs to be torn down. Stat.

 

 

 

 

The New York State Democrats Ratfucked Themselves

Nice try

The Five Boroughs, New York

City And State

New York’s highest court tossed out both congressional and state Senate district maps on Wednesday, ruling that they were both drawn in violation of the constitution.

In a majority 4-3 decision, the state Court of Appeals ruled that the maps must be redrawn by a neutral expert, acknowledging that “it will likely be necessary to move the congressional and senate primary elections to August,” Chief Judge Janet DiFiore wrote, ordering the Supreme Court to oversee the process.

While the court ruled both maps were procedurally unconstitutional, the judges wrote that the congressional map was clearly gerrymandered “with impermissible partisan purpose.”

The decision comes after the new, bipartisan Independent Redistricting Committee, established by voters in 2014, failed to come to an agreement on the electoral maps, putting the power in the hands of the Democrat-controlled state Legislature, which approved the newly redrawn maps in February. 

“The legislature responded by creating and enacting maps in a nontransparent manner controlled exclusively by the dominant political party – doing exactly what they would have done had the 2014 constitutional reforms never been passed,” DiFiore wrote. 

The now-voided maps would have given Democrats advantages in 22 of the state’s 26 congressional districts. The new state Senate map redistributed two more of the 63 districts to New York City, following population trends, and gave  Democrats a better position in three Republican-held districts. 

After Democrats released the maps, Republicans promptly filed a lawsuit arguing that the process for approving the maps was “constitutionally defective” and that the congressional map in particular was “unconstitutionally gerrymandered in favor of the majority party,” according to the decision issued Wednesday. 

The fact that the NY Senate Democrats thought they could pull this obvious gerrymandering off to usurp elected offices from Republicans while acting collectively self-righteous trying to justify it is beyond hilarious. Still reeling from losing a seat after a low census count and a bit upset at Nicole Malliotakis’s victory over incumbent Max Rose last year and opportunistically taking advantage of late filing by an appointed bipartisan commission to draw the maps, they decided to redesign district lines to screw her and other incumbent Republican candidates like they did it on an etch-a-sketch.

Their attempt to ratfuck Rep. Malliotakis was so brazen, by extending her district to upper class liberal Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn and slowly gentrifying town Sunset Park that even Bill de Blasio was champing at the bit to run, but decided not to because of his own polls overwhelming negative responses to him fortunately. But it gave former Max Rose a better advantage to retake his seat back, although it’s quite suspect that this was set up for the Blaz as a reward for pushing Big Pharma’s vaccines the Biden administration inspired mandates in his last 6 months in office.

Apparently, the State Dems gerrymandering also revealed how nervous they were for establishment congressional hack Manhattan Rep. Jerry Nadler by redrawing his districts map that did a wicked NYC Ferry u-turn into the waterfront in Williamsburg where luxury public housing towers were recently built which (if mostly occupied) have produced a new liberal democrat base and slithers into predominantly Jewish neighborhoods who lean conservative neighborhoods that vote Republican.

This district map was drawn so cynically to favor Nadler to assure another term in Congress that it’s actually designed like a gun. 

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Governor Kathy “Clown” Hochul immediately voted to approve the redrawn maps to the chagrin of state Republicans and the people that voted to make brazen gerrymandering attempts illegal back in the 2014 election.  This decision and the new district lines led to a surge of “democrat socialists” looking to capture seats in assembly and state offices as well. State Senator and deputy majority leader Michael Gianaris defiantly proclaimed there was nothing wrong or illegal with the unethically illegal redrawn maps he and his fellow desperate Dems drew up. What makes his arrogant proclamation defense so ludicrous is that the congressional maps in the five boroughs was so amateurishly redrawn and obviously illegal it comes off actually worse than what Tom Delay did in Texas 20 years ago to assure one party GOP dominance in his state.

Now a judge has righteously destroyed the Dem’s attempt to ratfuck democracy to establish their own one party dominance in New York and an immensely ineffective and incompetent one party rule to boot, effectively kiboshing the all the fauxgressive establishment incumbents and democrat socialist candidates (or shall I say fauxialist?) leading to all primary elections being moved to August from June. Can’t think of a more deserving fate for a collective group of illiberal liberal politicians to try to rebrand and normalize gerrymandering in an effort to fight machine politics by acting like a machine political apparatus themselves. Truly the biggest and dumbest self-own in NY State political machinating ever.

 

 

Scenes Of Queens: Maroon 5G

This scene takes place in Long Island City.

For some of those who are cognizant of the neighborhood (mainly tourists and real estate speculators), it’s mostly known for it’s wide array of steel and glass towers that have been developed in the Queens Plaza area in a remarkably short period of time. But beyond the luxury tower pestilence are vast areas of industrial and warehouse buildings and now it’s known to have the first LinkNYC 5G wifi transmitter tower in the five boroughs.

Remarkably for a 50 ft obelisk, it doesn’t really give out what an eyesore it is and it doesn’t really look distinguishable from each of the corner lampposts.

Until you actually get closer to it.

Aesthetically, this wifi sentinel really gives off  dystopian society vibes.  But it’s too massively conspicuous to be something out of Black Mirror, it kinda looks something illustrated in 60’s/70’s science fiction movies or from cheesy serials like Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers than Star Trek or Battlestar Gallatica. But what it does share from Mirror is its potential to usurp personal data on a wider scale than the current crop of wifi kiosks that were induced on NYC streets years ago by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his consigliere Maya Wiley, spending billions of dollars giving Google offshoot CityBridge a gaudy contract and replacing old phone booths with LinkNYC kiosks, which turned out to be another horrendous profligate spending boondoggle for taxpayers when it turned out that all their promises of online equity turned to shit when they ran out of money to expand them to other boroughs failing to build up revenue from advertising that never transpired and only installed a fifth of them.

 

So instead of terminating this contract after City Bridge lost 75 million dollars, de Blasio and municipal tech agency Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications gave CityBridge a city budget mulligan with a new contract for these creepy three story 5G q-tips. Though not much is said if the city will at least take down the current ones which have been commonly and mostly used by the homeless as headboards for their cardboard street mattresses as well as multimedia entertainment amenity and has also been vulnerable to violent vandalism

 

It’s truly hilarious how they market these behemoth eyesores as a “game changer” that’s going to “reimagine” how people use the internets, even more funnier is how the city and the CityBridge proclaims how it will make it more equitable for lower income areas, which strains credulity since they shortchanged most of these areas with their original wifi kiosks when the speculative money ran out and didn’t come in (most of the advertising was for NYC municipal service agencies, which ironically and atypically also short changes low income area residents). Which is why it’s hilarious they decided to plant this thing in a desolate area in Long Island City, home to the biggest growth of luxury tower pestilence this city has seen in the last half decade and rapid gentrification, hardly an area that needs access for internet service, especially free service.

Although it’s probably because residents of the targeted neighborhoods to plant these 5G sentinels would be instantly repelled to see one of these drop on their block not only because of their ugly presence, but the obvious widespread invasion of privacy and another inevitable rise in rents and gentrification that usually comes with any upgrade that comes to a town. Surely that factor came into mind when the city placed it in this desolate industrial area in LIC instead of the promised “internet deserts” of towns like Brownsville and Hollis where “NIMBY” resistance will surely surface. And planted it right by the Typhin Steel factory warehouse building, whose owner’s son just happens to be New York City’s top YIMBY actorvist Ben Carlos Typhin of Open New York, a tech bro and gal based real estate lobby group consisting of millenial pro-over-development fauxgressive scientologists that have influenced the city’s “affordable” housing policies and radical changes to street infrastructure which led to the rise of the luxury public housing phenomenon that built more housing for the rich that don’t exist and a neofeudal competition lottery for lower and middle income earners to get access to those apartments and the proliferation of street curb restaurant shanties and bike lanes that have suffocated once ample road space.

 

Currently, this 5G tower hasn’t been activated yet and construction for nearly a hundred of these heinous data succubi will begin and up and running by Autumn, provided they don’t run into community resistance, which is surely a given since the city doesn’t even care to deign to the concerns of taxpayers anymore and can just drop this shit on the streets and rightly expect acclimation because this city is run by kakistrocracy of elected officials obeisant and subservient to corporations, in this case Google. Even though internet desert towns will soon be able to stream, tweet, and post Facebook/Instagram and Tik Tok faster, this convenience culture provided by the 5G sentinels comes with a heavier and uglier price of municipal spending waste and sacrifice of personal freedoms.