Judge Sends Drug Website Suspect To New York
28. The program was slated to bring in more than $1 billion in revenue to the city. We are disappointed in the courts decision, but it will not prevent our plan to start upgrading the NYC taxi fleet with the Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow at the end of the month, Travis Parman, a U.S. spokesman for Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, said in an e-mail. We are evaluating options for next steps regarding the exclusivity contract. The other part of the program is a fleet of green cabs that riders could hail in underserved areas of the city, including northern Manhattan and the boroughs of Brooklyn , Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Those cars have been on the streets since August. The fleet, now at 300, will increase to 18,000 over the next three years, 20 percent of which will be accessible to the disabled, according to Allan Fromberg, a spokesman for the Taxi and Limousine Commission Medallion owners and taxi drivers had different reactions to Haglers decision. Commission Overreached The Taxi and Limousine Commission had overreached in its authority when it maneuvered to approve this outside of the legal city authorization routes, Ethan Gerber, executive director of the Greater New York Taxi Association, the medallion-owners group that brought the case, said in a statement. The NV200 was inappropriate for people in need of accessible vehicles and those who are concerned with the environment, he said. Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a union for cabbies, said the Taxi of Tomorrow plan lets drivers use their collective purchasing power to cut sales costs and get an unprecedented 150,000-mile (240,000-kilometer) warranty. Deep pocketed companies bitter that the TLC has finally started enforcing against their lease overcharges against drivers and who profit generously by charging high-interest car loans to drivers filed this suit, Desai said. Drivers and passengers lost today. The case is Greater New York Taxi Association v.
It showed the Range Rover stopping at a later point with the biker gang still in pursuit. A man, who police say was Sims, got off his motorcycle and opened Lien’s door, police spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday. Lien drove off with his door slightly open, but further down the road, traffic backed up, cutting off his path, and allowing the motorcyclists to corner him. A biker, who police identify as Chance, smashed the driver’s side window with his helmet. That’s where the video ended. Afterward, some of the bikers dragged Lien from the vehicle and beat him, police said. His wife and daughter were unharmed. Cop among the bikers An off-duty New York police officer was riding with the bikers Sunday and saw much of the confrontation that ended with five injured. But he didn’t step in, an official said. He also didn’t tell his superiors about what happened until Wednesday, the source said. The officer, who works undercover, is a member of the motorcycle club. He may not have been legally obligated to immediately intervene, according to the same source. It’s not clear why he waited so long to report what he saw. He has hired a lawyer and is being investigated by the New York Police Department’s internal affairs unit.
New York police: Bikers stomped on SUV driver
(Photo: AP) Silk Road gained notoriety as a black market bazaar Visitors could buy and sell drugs using bitcoin Authorities: Ross Ulbricht, of Calif., operated the website under various aliases SHARE 6 CONNECT 34 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a California man charged with operating a notorious online drug marketplace known as Silk Road to be sent to New York to face charges. The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero came during a brief court hearing in San Francisco for Ross Ulbricht. Federal authorities in New York have charged Ulbricht with three felonies related to the operation of the website. Ulbricht’s attorney, public defender Brandon LeBlanc, has denied the charges. Silk Road gained widespread notoriety two years ago as a black market bazaar where visitors could buy and sell drugs using bitcoins, a form of online cash. A so-called hidden site, Silk Road used an online tool known as Tor to mask the location of its servers. Ulbricht agreed to remain in custody. Authorities have said Ulbricht operated the website under various aliases, including “Dread Pirate Roberts”. His attorney denied he used any aliases. While many other sites sell drugs more or less openly, Silk Road’s technical sophistication, its user-friendly escrow system and its promise of near-total anonymity quickly made it among the best known. The FBI shut down the site when they arrested Ulbricht on Oct. 1 at a small branch library in San Francisco as he chatted online with a “cooperating witness,” according to authorities and court papers.
New York at Chicago
“Sometimes the formula may go to me, sometimes it doesn’t. Whatever’s best for the team to win, that’s what we need to do,” said Marshall, who has a TD on Sunday but was held to season lows of four receptions and 30 yards. “I’m always going to be frustrated when our offense isn’t No. 1 in the league. I’m always going to be frustrated when we’re losing.” The Bears held New Orleans to a season-low 347 yards but failed to force a turnover for the first time in 11 games. Chicago is third in the league with 14 takeaways, while New York’s 20 turnovers are the most in the NFL. Manning is 2-1 against the Bears despite completing 53.9 percent of his passes with one TD and four picks. Teammate Hakeem Nicks had nine receptions for 142 yards last week. He had eight for 110 against the Bears in 2010. Copyright 2013 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited. 1381351840 Jake “The Snake” Roberts did not increase his lead over Dave Richard last week, but he didn’t lose ground either. See who he likes in Week 6. 1381344062 Let’s take a look at the latest 2014 Super Bowl odds, which feature the Falcons dropping like a stone.