NEW YORK -- The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor's objection, invoking "Allah" and defending the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak immediately after U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick set an Oct. 7, 2019 date for the Uzbek immigrant's trial. Earlier, he had pleaded not guilty through his lawyer to the latest indictment in the Oct. 31 truck attack near the World Trade Center. A prosecutor said the Justice Department will decide by the end of the summer whether to seek the death penalty against Saipov, who lived in Paterson, New Jersey, before the attack. Speaking through an interpreter for about 10 minutes, Saipov said the decisions of a U.S. court were unimportant to him. He said he cared about "Allah" and the holy war being waged by ISIS. At the prompting of Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Houle, Broderick interrupted Saipov … [Read more...] about Man charged in NYC bike path killings invokes “Allah” and defends ISIS in court
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PUBLISHED: 12:09 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 August 2010 ART OR VANDALISM? An example of the group’s work on the side of a train. SOME of these men have worked with vulnerable youngsters teaching them how to use art to express themselves. SOME of these men have worked with vulnerable youngsters teaching them how to use art to express themselves. One was hired to decorate the set of Britain's best loved soap and next Saturday pictures of their work will be displayed in a unique art exhibition in New York. But these five men are currently in prison, serving between 15 months and two years each after pleading guilty to one of the biggest prosecutions for criminal damage the UK has ever seen. In total eight young men were sentenced last Friday after they all admitted a charge of conspiracy to cause criminal damage that is estimated to have cost up to £1million. Called the DPM crew, they all admitted conspiracy to graffiti trains and rolling stock that caused … [Read more...] about Graffiti convicts or artistic talent?
Last Updated Apr 14, 2018 11:47 PM EDT Produced by Ruth Chenetz and Michael McHughEtan Patz walked out of his New York City home headed for a school bus stop just two blocks away. The 6-year-old never made it to school that day in 1979 – and he's never been found.His disappearance is a story that shocked New York City and to this day haunts law enforcement investigators who have spent decades trying to find him. The disappearance of the young boy is more than a missing person's case. Indeed, it changed the way parents watched over their kids."I think this was one of the most significant unsolved cases in the history of New York City," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. tell "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger."Every missing child case is very important, but this was one of the oldest ones we had," says NYPD Lieutenant Chris Zimmerman.Etan Patz disappeared at a time long before social media and every storefront had a video camera. He had asked his parents to … [Read more...] about Etan Patz case: 1979 disappearance of NYC boy continues to haunt investigators
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
Terrorists plotted to blow up the Statue of Liberty after taking instructions from a British hacker who fled to Syria to become a top recruiter for Isis. New York residents Munther Omar Saleh and Fareed Mumuni are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a string of terror offences including conspiring to support Isis. The pair admitted the offences in February 2017 but new details have emerged about how they plotted to use pressure-cooker bombs to attack the city. In court documents, reported by ABC, Saleh was found to have discussed blowing up the iconic statue by exploiting a weak point in its back. The terrorists believed an explosion would topple Liberty on to the crowds of tourists below. Saleh also discussed a simultaneous bombing in Times Square using explosives similar to those detonated in the 2015 Boston Marathon attack . In May 2015, Saleh received instructions on how to make a pressure-cooker bomb from British Isis recruiter and hacker Junaid Hussain. Hussain, who was … [Read more...] about Isis plot to blow up Statue of Liberty and ‘crush non-believers’ foiled