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NYPD cop who was caught on video punching man to the ground and putting a knee on his neck during social-distancing bust quits two days before his departmental trial

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An NYPD officer who was seen on video attacking a bystander at an arrest that started as a social-distancing bust in Manhattan has called it quits - just days before his departmental trial.  Officer Francisco X. Garcia, resigned from the NYPD on Tuesday, two days before his trial over the brutal on May 2, reported the Daily News.  Garcia will still be able to collect his full pension as he was not fired from the NYPD, despite the investigation into his conduct.  During the incident, Garcia was in the process of arresting two people on a Lower East Side sidewalk for marijuana possession after stopping them based on a suspected social-distancing violation.   He then appeared to put his knee Shakiem Brunson's neck as onlookers yelled. Video shows Garcia get up and approach a bystander, threatening him with a Taser and telling him not to 'flex' and to 'get the f*** back' The bystander, Donni Wright, 33, steps forward toward Garcia, who immediately takes him down, punchi

ICE's third massive operation ahead of the presidential election leads to the arrest of more than 100 undocumented immigrants with deportation orders

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday the arrests of more than 100 undocumented immigrants who were sought for their removal from the country.   Acting ICE director Tony H. Pham said that under Operation Granite, 70 per cent percent of the individuals arrested were either convicted of crimes or had pending criminal charges. The recent operation, from October 19 to October 23, had ICE agents deployed across the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas and Texas, searching for immigrants who unlawfully entered the United States and were living between the northern and southwest borders. 'Every day, ICE officers protect our communities from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten public safety,' Pham said. 'These targeted enforcement actions highlight ICE's vital role in keeping our communities safe.'  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested more than 400 undocumented immigrants who were wanted by

Doesn't having lenders write off $237 million in debts prove I'm a smart guy?' Donald Trump defends walking away from massive debts on faltering Chicago Trump tower amid new revelations from his tax returns

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President Donald Trump brushed off another damaging report from the New York Times based on his still unreleased tax returns Wednesday, this time defending walking away from $237 million in loans on a faltering project. The president pushed back after the paper sought to untangle the complex tail of huge loans, defaults, and lawsuits that resulted in Trump failing to pay millions he borrowed for his Trump Tower Chicago project. The paper revealed that he was able to have $237 million in loans written off since 2010, almost all of it debt on his Trump Tower Chicago project. He prevented tax liability for the massive debt relief, that must be counted as income, by taking write-offs on other businesses with big losses.  'As a developer long ago, and continuing to this day, the politicians ran Chicago into the ground,' Trump wrote. 'I was able to make an appropriately great deal with the numerous lenders on a large and very beautiful tower. Doesn’t that make me a smart guy rath

Tier 1+ DOESN'T exist, government bosses say as Bristol sparks confusion by imposing tougher measures to 'stem the spread' of Covid-19

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Ministers today distanced themselves from Bristol's decision to introduce 'Tier 1+' measures. Department of Health bosses insisted there are only three local Covid alert levels — and that they are not considering introducing a 'plus' system. But they accepted local leaders have the power to bring in extra measures for their area, saying: 'We welcome local efforts to break chains of transmission.' Bristol sparked confusion today by implementing a series of measures it described as 'Tier 1+' to 'stem the spread' of coronavirus.   The move — the first of its kind — will see eight Covid-19 marshals on the street to ensure compliance with national measures.  All of Nottinghamshire will move into Tier Three restrictions on Friday, it has been confirmed, after a crisis meeting between ministers and local leaders. Bristol is also moving into a Tier Plus One, while West Yorkshire negotiates over Tier Three  BRISTOL: The city has imposed its own Tier

Dad of one-day-old baby who was mauled to death by a Rottweiller while his mum used the toilet took his own life in mysterious circumstances just months before his girlfriend was due to give birth

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The father of a one-day-old baby newborn baby who was mauled to death by the family pet Rottweiller's while his mother was in the bathroom had died in a suspected suicide months earlier. The newborn, who was called Jackson, was attacked by the two-year-old dog at his mother's home in the Hamilton suburb of Enderley on New Zealand's North Island on Sunday night. A neighbour said the baby - who was rushed to Waikato Hospital but died that night after suffering critical injuries - was grabbed while his mother was using the toilet. The infant's grandparents Vera and Viktor Zabiyaka said they weren't even aware of his birth until the moment they were called to the hospital. Anton Zabiyaka (pictured with the killer dog left) whose baby son died after being mauled by a pet Rottweiller on Sunday night, didn't know he was going to be a Dad when he was suspected of taking his own life in April. 'The told us the baby was "beautiful" and a "good" bo