Police and Firefighters responding to a report of people with difficulty breathing inside of the Newport School, also known as Public School 184, at 273 Newport Street in Brooklyn, found a number of children suffering from the effects of pepper spray, with runny eyes and noses. There were reports of some children vomiting.
According to authorities, a total of twenty people were evaluated after an eight year old boy brought a can of pepper spray to school and discharged it inside of a classroom.
Eleven children and one adult female staffer were removed to Brookdale Hospital for further treatment and observation. An Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday called for tougher state laws to get dangerous drivers off the streets of New York City. The call comes after 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein were killed on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn back on March 5th, 2018. If the Mayor gets his way, drivers would see an expansion of the speed camera enforcement program, progressively higher fines and registration revocation for the worst drivers. Mayor de Blasio also wants doctors to notify the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles of medical incidents that cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle.
“In the wrong hands, a car can be a deadly weapon. We are fighting on every front to make our streets safer, but we need Albany’s help to keep dangerous drivers off the road, before we lose another life,” said the Mayor.
Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill is seen here at a press conference on Tuesday January 30, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
“The NYPD continues to make New York City streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, resulting in the fewest traffic fatalities ever last year,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill. “This proposed legislation would provide us with additional tools to enhance safety, enforce the law, and keep dangerous drivers off the street.”
“After last week’s tragedy in Park Slope, we must act to prevent future tragedies – whether via legislation, street redesign or enforcement.” said NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. The 44yr old driver of the white Volvo involved in this deadly crash has since had her Driver License suspended but has not been charged, as the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad continues their Investigation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill are seen here at a press conference on Tuesday January 30, 2018. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)
By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 1:33PM Update – 6:35PM
1yr old Laylay Briggs, her father 27yr old Terrance Briggs, 16yr old Loyd Drain III, and 57yr old Loyd Drain Jr., were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head inside apartment 4M at the Riverdale Towers at 345 Thatford Avenue in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
According to Deputy Chief Michael Kemper, Commander of the Brooklyn North Detective Division, 27yr old Terrance and his 1yr old daughter Laylay were found in one bedroom, 16yr old Loyd Drain III was found in another bedroom and 57yr old Loyd Drain Jr was found in the bathroom.
“It appears all of the deceased are related, either biologically or through marriage” said Kemper. “At this time, we do not have a motive for this incident, but we are working very hard to establish one” Kemper continued. Kemper also stated that a firearm was recovered inside the apartment along with bullets and shell casings. “I just want to give my sympathy and my heart goes out to this family and to the residents of Riverdale Tower, to the Brownsville community” said NYPD Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, “The nature of this business we deal with death and tragic scenes, but when it involves an infant it is extremely tough” he continued. The Investigation into this terrible tragedy remains ongoing.
The United States Army Corp of Engineers, working with the National Transportation Safety Board and NYPD divers, lifted the red Eurocopter Helicopter involved in the multi fatal crash from the East River at the docks at East 23rd Street in Manhattan on Monday March 12, 2018.
By Theodore Parisienne Posted 03/12/18- 12:09AM Updated 2:27AM
Five people were killed after the helicopter they were in crashed into the East River just north of Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. Only the Pilot of the craft survived. FDNY and NYPD Divers worked feverishly to extricate the trapped victims from the upside down helicopter. Three people were brought to the East 34th Street Ferry Dock with CPR in progress before being rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where they were pronounced deceased. The bodies of two deceased victims, pronounced at the scene, were also brought to the East 34th Street Dock. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be spearheading the Investigation into this tragic event.
The 44yr old driver who caused the deaths of 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein is not facing charges at this time, according to Police sources. The driver was transported from the scene to a hospital where she remains hospitalized.
According to Police sources, the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is currently working with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend her Driver License, pending a complete Medical Review.
Police said the Investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, accompanied by his wife Chirlane McCray, were spotted in Park Slope just one block away from where 1yr old Joshua Lew and 4yr old Abigail Blumenstein were struck and killed by a 44yr old woman driving a white Volvo on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Mayor de Blasio first had breakfast with his wife inside of the Colson Patisserie before heading to the gym across the street, where he spoke with a group of protesters before proceeding to his workout.
The Protesters, including Paul Steely White from the group Transportation Alternatives, voiced their concerns for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists and pressed the Mayor for meaningful solutions.
A 4yr old girl and a 1yr boy were pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital after they and two 34yr old women were run over by a 44yr old woman driving a white Volvo sedan on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Volvo then crashed into several parked vehicles. The two adult female victims, one of whom is reported to be pregnant, were also taken to Methodist Hospital where they were listed in Critical but Stable condition.
It is not clear at this time whether any relationship exists between the adult victims and the deceased children. The driver of the Volvo was taken into custody at the scene.
A 33yr old man who volunteered to help remove debris at a construction site belonging to the Church of God of Prophecy at 463 Rutland Road in Brooklyn was seriously injured after the section he was standing on collapsed.
The man fell straight through to the basement level and was buried by approximately six feet of debris.
It took more than one hundred firefighters, with some assistance from a Con Edison crew using a vacuum truck, just over one hour to free him from beneath the rubble.
The injured man was rushed to Kings County Hospital and was expected to survive his harrowing ordeal. It is unclear at this time whether proper permits were in place for work at the site, or whether any violations or Stop Work orders have been issued.
By Theodore Parisienne Posted 11:05am – Updated 5:55pm
35yr old Angel Campana, who was a passenger in a black Mercedes Benz sedan, died at Harlem Hospital after the 33yr old female driver of the car slammed into the back of a double parked delivery truck northbound on Frederick Douglas Boulevard at West 129th Street in Manhattan.
The driver of the Mercedes then careened across the street and crashed into a tree. The driver was also taken to Harlem Hospital and placed under arrest on charges of Driving While Intoxicated.