Markowitz said he targeted these neighborhoods because of their high unemployment rates and the ready availability of land to build such a facility. Indeed, Brownsville has the highest concentration of New York City Housing Authority projects in the city.More »
Yesterday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing all of its forces from Iraq by the end of the year. The Washington Post reports there are about 39,000 troops in Iraq today, and all will come home except a small contingent of Marines who are assigned to protect the embassy, as well as "other personnel to provide training related to new military sales and other tasks." In a press conference, Obama said, "After a decade of war, the nation that we need to build -- and the nation that we will build -- is our own, an America that sees its economic strength restored just as we've restored our leadership around the globe." [Washington Post]
Teenager Andre Pitts was murdered Sunday evening in Brownsville, and his name would just evaporate like that of most other black kids whose murders are given short shrift by the press.
Deadly gunfire in Brownsville, caught on video
But the exact moment of the gunfire that killed Pitts was captured on a video the NYPD released last night -- along with a crystal-clear view of the man who the cops say is the murderer.
Here's the video:More »
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