STILLWATER, N.Y. — The mayor of Stillwater, New York, has resigned following his arrest on child pornography charges.
According to the Times Union, Deputy Mayor Frank Tatum is serving as acting mayor of the village following Rick Nelson’s arrest.
Nelson could not be reached for comment.
Tatum says in a statement that the village “will continue to move forward” despite the “incredibly difficult” situation.
NBC New York reports:
Yonkers police are investigating the incident and they say it could have been the work of juveniles overnight. They also say there is a possibility it could be fallout from the deadly protests and counter-protests over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.
Those protests have led to calls for more public tributes to be removed, including a push in New York City to remove the Columbus Circle statue in light of the figure’s oppression of Native Americans.
“We can’t just desecrate a monument to them just because you don’t like what they did,” Gamberdella said.
One woman believes the statue should have been removed. However, she doesn’t believe it should have been done by vandals.
SORE LOSERS RALLY IN NYC WANT AN 1892 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE REMOVED…PATHETIC LIBS, GET A LIFE!
Christopher Columbus statue was offered as a gift to New York by the city’s Italian community in 1892. Now the sore losers are on rampage and want the statue gone. The NYC left-wing nutty mayor Bill De Blasio also put the statue under review as ‘symbol of hate.’
Groups such as the NYPD Columbia Association, which includes thousands of Italian American police officers, are fighting to keep the statue in place.
Comedian Joe Piscopo also spoke out about leaving the historical monument right where it is at the rally attended by politicians, individuals and community groups
‘The one iconic symbol for Italian-Americans was Christopher Columbus. He’s flawed, we’re all flawed — hey, I’m flawed. Does that mean I’m not gonna get a rest stop named after me on the Jersey Turnpike?’ he said. ‘Stop the political correctness. The political correctness is killing us.’
From Daily Mail :
A rally was held in New York by those who wish to see the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus from where it has stood since the 1800’s.
The statue is currently under review by a special task force implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio designed to remove ‘symbols of hate’ in New York City.
Friday night, demonstrators took to Columbus Circle where the statue is prominently displayed in a busy round-about at the base of Central Park, carrying signs that read: ‘Columbus didn’t discover America he invaded it.’
Read more: ‘He didn’t discover America he invaded it’: Protesters now rally to REMOVE statue of Christopher Columbus from Manhattan after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was under review as a ‘symbol of hate’
UNHINGED! Watch out for the left mental disorder metastasizing across the country.
After more than 100 years affixed to a maple tree, the Robert E. Lee Memorial is being removed in Brooklyn, New York.
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From ABC News:
Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese removed two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a church property in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
The plaques were removed by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which owns the property.
The larger of the two plaques was placed outside St. John’s Episcopal Church by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1912. It commemorated the spot where Lee is said to have planted a tree while serving in the Army at Fort Hamilton in New York in the 1840s, two decades before he became commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
The plaque marked a tree that was a descendant of the one Lee is believed to have planted. A second plaque made note of that. Workers used power tools to remove them Wednesday
- Theodore Roosevelt is a ‘stark embodiment of the white supremacy’
- “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”
Hundreds of activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day.
More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as activists covered the statue of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African American and Native American on either side and demanded it be ultimately removed.
“A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” the group explained in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but especially to African and Native Americans.”
Activists from the groups NYC Stands with Standing Rock and Decolonize This Place organized the protest to draw attention to the museum’s encouragement of racist tropes, and implored New York City to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.
Columbus Day controversially commemorates Christopher Columbus reportedly arriving in the Americas on 12 October 1492. Columbus is believed to have brutally enslaved the indigenous people upon his arrival and imposed harsh punishments, including torture. His arrival also ushered in European settlers to the Americas who waged wars against Native Americans and brought diseases with them that had a lasting devastating effect.
There is growing movement to change the name of Columbus Day. In the past year cities in 10 different states have moved to change the name to Indigenous People’s Day, the largest being in Phoenix, Arizona. However, opposition remains in places like Oklahoma City, and Cincinnati.
- New York: Mohammad Aini, 46, badly beat his wife but could not be charged because of he is a counselor to the Afghan Mission to the UN, which gives him diplomatic immunity.
Under Islamic law, beating a wife and other female members of the family is recommended. Imams instruct Muslim worshipers on the proper way to beat their wives. The mandate to beat one’s wife is in the Qur’an:
“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
New York: Muslim diplomat protected by immunity after beaten wife taken to ER
Mohammad Yama Aini allegedly assaulted wife Mezhgan Aini, 30, inside their Union Street home in Flushing at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police sources said.
At some point, Aini then drove his wife to Flushing Hospital, where she eventually told workers he had pulled her hair, slapped her and punched her in the face, leaving her with swelling, pain and redness on her right eye, sources said.
Hospital workers called the police, who arrived at the medical facility at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, sources said.
But Mohammad, 46, could not be charged because of he is a counselor to the Afghan Mission to the UN, which gives him diplomatic immunity, sources said.
“Obviously, [the wife] was hurt enough that she went to the hospital and the hospital felt compelled enough to notify the police,” a source told The Post.
“I’m sure the hospital victims’ services referred her to get help. But if he’s not arrested, what can you do?”
Mohammad on Sunday denied to The Post that he hit his wife.
“I think you have it wrong,” he said over the intercom at the building where he and his family live. “Nothing happened. The hospital is saying nothing happened, and the doctors and my wife say that nothing happened between us.”
When a reporter asked to speak to his wife, he said she was not at home.
‘Punks’ who ambushed 50-year-old woman as she left church and forced her to perform oral sex at gunpoint are paraded for the cameras
- Two young men approached woman, 50, after she left a church in New York
- They forced her at gun point down the street demanding her empty wallet
- The men and two friends forced the woman to perform oral sex on them
( Daily Mail ) The NYPD has arrested three suspects who are accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a 50-year-old mother-of-two after she left a prayer service in Queens.
Three out of the four suspects are being questioned by detectives at the 112th precinct.
The victim, who was forced to strip naked and perform sexual acts on the perpetrators, is being asked to identify the men in a line up