Brentwood Teen Pleads Guilty to Burglary as Hate Crime

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brentwood teenager has admitted to targeting elderly men in a string of Queens burglaries last fall after he and two other suspects duped the victims into letting them into their homes.Justin Frank pleaded guilty Thursday at Queens county court to burglary as a hate crime.Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that the 18-year-old “shamefully targeted his victims because their advanced age and frailties made them easy targets.”Prosecutors said Frank and the other suspects who have yet to be apprehended tricked a 91-year-old man into letting them into his Flushing home, then threatened to kill him and forced him into his basement before stealing his cash, cell phone and eyeglasses on Aug. 28, 2012.Two hours later, Frank and the others allegedly told a 92-year-old Woodside man that they were from the water company and needed to check a broken pipe and then forced their way into the victim’s living room, pushed him onto the floor and stole money, authorities said.Minutes after that, the suspects allegedly knocked on the door of a 77-year-old man’s home, asked for a glass of water and stole money from the victim’s wallet, which had been left on a table, according to prosecutors.Judge Barry Kron is expected to sentence Frank to six years in prison and five years’ post release supervision on June 7.last_img read more

Paddy Power: Rebel divorce sees odds tumble on Corbyn departing Labour leadership

first_img Paddy PowerBookmakers have placed the spotlight on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how he handles the departure of breakaway rebels forming a new Independent Party within UK politics.Branded the ‘Gang of Seven’, the rebel cabal has been deemed as the biggest reprimand of Corbyn’s party leadership, and his handling of Labour’s position on Brexit.Since yesterday’s confirmation of the opposition party split, Westminster rumours have reached overdrive on which further Labour and potential Conservative MPs may choose to join the rebel faction.Updating its UK political betting markets, Paddy Power has cut the price of Jeremy Corbyn being replaced as Labour Party leader before the end of the year from 3/1 to 5/4.Furthermore, the bookmaker has priced at 6/1 that Corbyn will be replaced before the end of April – or 10/1 by the end of next month.Revising its market, Paddy Power details that a UK breakaway party could prove fruitful for Corbyn menace, Chuka Umunna, as his odds of being named next prime minister have halved from 100/1 to 50/1 in the last few minutes.Updating the media, Spokesman Paddy Power said: “It looks like curtains for Corbyn this morning, as Labour announces a bitter split to rival Oasis’ in 2009.“Our punters are confident he will be replaced as Labour leader this year, potentially as soon as next month, after a flood of bets since the breakup was announced.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

Spurs spent decades trying to topple Arsenal – now they’ve turned into them

first_imgTHE eerie silence in the Tottenham dressing room after their battering by Bayern Munich must have been deafening. It certainly should have been.Toby Alderweireld revealed Spurs stars hardly said a word in the aftermath of their 7-2 hammering at home by the Germans on Tuesday.4 Tottenham were thumped 7-2 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday nightCredit: Rex Features4 Pochettino’s Spurs flops have almost turned into ArsenalCredit: Alamy Live NewsThe defender said: “I’m not going to lie this is a big loss, we feel the pain.“Everyone in the dressing room was just quiet and I felt from everyone the pain so it’s not easy, but we have work to do.”No shouting. No calling out team-mates. Not even a rallying cry by the sound of it.Could you imagine legends Dave Mackay or Graham Roberts saying nothing had they been part of Tuesday’s fiasco?The Lilywhites back then, who were on a fraction of the pay but had a hundred times more heart and honesty than most of this current mob, would have ripped their team-mates to shreds — and not just with verbals.Even boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed he had no words for his players, adding: “It is difficult to talk now. I am going to fix nothing shouting.”The ground staff would probably still be searching the stadium trying to find bits of Serge Aurier after his shocking display in the worst ever home defeat by an English team in Europe.The erratic right-back was not the only player to under-perform in a Tottenham team which held their own against Bayern for the first 30 minutes.In fact, they only fell behind just before half-time when Robert Lewandowski put the visitors 2-1 up.But after the way Spurs performed in the second half — as they added to their growing list of lacklustre displays this season — perhaps we should not be surprised by Alderweireld’s admission of a lack of noise afterwards.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe silence sums up their situation — no response or responsibility on or off the pitch.Tottenham’s problems have been well documented and debated.But the way they fell apart at the end, shipping three goals in the final seven minutes, suggested too many have stopped playing for Pochettino and are happy to throw him under the bus.Poch has rightly been blamed for the part he has played in unsettling last season’s Champions League finalists, as has his chairman Daniel Levy.But the players have got off largely scot free.Their capitulation against Bayern, however, shows they have to shoulder much of the responsibility.Their manager, with his outlandish statements, may have laid down in front of the double decker but it does not mean his players have to drive it over him.Spurs’ stars seem happy for their gaffer to carry the can for their dreadful start to the season.Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen are in the final year of their contracts — and are playing like it.Aurier and Danny Rose are performing like players who did not get the move away they expected in the summer.4 Spurs were extraordinarily poor in the Bayern Munich drubbingCredit: Rex FeaturesKeeper and captain Hugo Lloris is already on Miami Beach after admitting he would like to finish his career in the MLS.And who can blame them for having their minds elsewhere after their manager celebrated leading the club into the Champions League final for the first time by announcing he could quit if they lifted the trophy?The run to Madrid should have been the catalyst for a successful new era at Spurs.But Pochettino’s insistence it was the end of the old one blew a hole in the club which may never be repaired.Having spent decades trying to topple Arsenal as North London’s top dogs, they have now turned into them.A club with an expensive stadium to pay for, with players who want to leave and a manager too stubborn to accept when he is wrong.Tottenham are the Titanic and while everybody looks for a lifeboat, band leader Harry Kane continues to play on.But the England captain’s smile which he always played with has turned into a frown. Kane continues to score goals but he does not look happy about it.The only real jewel in the Tottenham crown is now seeing wannabe gems nowhere near his value leaving the club he has stayed loyal to.He must be concerned he could end up going down with this sinking ship, especially if Pochettino leaves.4MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAnd that could leave Kane becoming the modern-day Matt Le Tissier — a magnificent talent remembered only for his loyalty and not his medals.Alderweireld denied Tottenham’s wantaway stars are not committed to the club, despite Tuesday’s clear evidence to the contrary.But then he is in the final year of his contract. He said: “It is nothing to do with this. You know, nothing.“It’s a shame that nobody can see the work ethic everybody brings to this club. Everyone from down to up is hungry and wants to work hard.“We know the results are not the best. We’re not against the press and, of course, things will be critical.“That’s part of top sports, you know, the sport of football.”Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kanelast_img read more

Bus Crash Update

first_imgThe RCMP has now confirmed it will not be laying charges in connection with last November’s Greyhound bus crash in the Alberta Peace.Police believe weather and road conditions were the primary factors in the Highway 43 crash, about 30 kms east of Grande Prairie. The bus spun off the highway and rolled onto its side, trapping some of its 28 passengers in the wreckage. An elderly woman, along with a mother and her infant son, died in the accident. The crash has raised concerns about bus safety, particularly among truckers. They note the bus was pulling a small cargo trailer and they argue that when that occurs it can destabilize the vehicle, especially on slippery roads. However, a Greyhound spokesperson says she’s not aware of any changes in company policy regarding the cargo trailers.- Advertisement –last_img read more