Dozens of Residents Try to Stop ICE Arrest in Queens: Reports
Dozens of residents banded together Tuesday to try to stop federal immigration agents from arresting an undocumented man accused of burglary, according to reports.
The neighbors gathered on 112th Street in Richmond Hill, trying to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from arresting 35-year-old Hardat Sampat, a Guyanese national.
Sampat is accused of burglary and re-entering the U.S. illegally, according to the Daily News. He was on his way to Queens Criminal Court Tuesday morning for a scheduled appearance when ICE agents in unmarked cars boxed the vehicle he was in and took him into custody.
His wife, who was in the driver’s seat, refused to move the vehicle, blocking ICE agents from driving away.
Within minutes, a number of people began gathering in protest of the arrest.
“My sister in law, my mother in law, say he’s innocent,” said one woman, who wasn’t identified. “He didn’t do anything. Why? Why is this? He had a court case today. Let him go. And let the judge make the decision.”
Police eventually convinced Sampat’s wife to move her car, and ICE agents took Sampat in for processing.
Why do people think that crime is equal across the board in NYC with all races when that is NOT TRUE. Overall Blacks make up the largest percentage of both crimes and victims of crimes, with Hispanic coming in 2nd, although those numbers jump up for Blacks dramatically when it comes to shootings (http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nypd/downloads/pdf/analysis_and_planning/year-end-2016-enforcement-report.pdf). So it makes sense that you would have more arrests, more stops with the group that has the highest crime rates, this is just grade school math.
Look at the number of shooting in a predominately black area like South Jamaica and an area like Forest Hills, where Blacks made up a small minority. In 2016, Forest Hills had 1 shooting, just one for the entire year. Jamaica can have several shootings in just one weekend. And yes, I know that economic levels & education has a lot to do with this, but is still does not change the facts. Whenever I walk in a community, I am always aware of my surroundings, but when I walk in South Jamaica compared to Forest Hills, that awareness jumps up more, because I know the nonsense factor jumps up in South Jamaica as opposed to Forest Hills.
And if you want to say that crime is evenly spread along racial lines, how do you figure that. If anything, with white people making up roughly 63% of the US population, while Black people make up roughly around 13%, then just based on the number, white should make up the majority of crimes and that is NOT the case.
So if you are going to do a story properly, do it properly with numbers, statistics and facts.
Again, if you are not willing to look at the problem HONESTLY, then how will you ever begin to address the problem.
Now if we are talking white collar crimes, yep, whites make up the majority of those crimes. But the article below is not referring to white collar crimes.
Can we just look at things in an honest way for a change without letting progressive liberal gobbledygook get in the way.
NYPD stop-and-frisk searches drop, but racial bias remains the same: report
Stops by NYPD officers have plummeted in recent years, but racial disparities in who gets stopped still exist, according to a report filed Tuesday by a federal monitor overseeing the NYPD.
An in-depth analysis of three years’ worth of the department’s data on stop-and-frisk tactics found that overall stops declined dramatically — from 191,851 in 2013 to 22,563 in 2015.
Despite the radical decline in the number of stops, the relative share for different racial groups has remained the same. African-Americans made up roughly 53% of the stops; Hispanics, 29%, and whites around 11% each year.
The analysis is the fifth such report filed by federal monitor Peter Zimroth, appointed after Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled in 2013 that the NYPD’s tactics violated the constitutional rights of blacks and Latinos.
“These facts do not themselves establish impermissible racial disparities because they do not speak to whether there were factors other than race that might have affected the numbers,” the report says.
While the crime rate of a particular area in 2013 appeared linked with the number of stops, that correlation was less obvious in 2015.
One method of analysis used in the 50-page report found that race continues to be a significant predictor of stop rates, even after controlling for higher crime rates in certain parts of the city.
African-Americans are more likely than whites to get searched, but less likely to have a weapon on them when frisked, the report found.
At the same time, cops are stopping less, but frisking more.
Over the same three years, the percentage of people stopped who were then detained and frisked increased, as did the percentage of times cops used force, made an arrest or discovered drugs or a gun.
Advocates say the numbers do nothing more than highlight the troubling racial disparity in who gets stopped by police in the city.
“(They) only serve to uphold what is far more than a tale, but a reality of two cities — New Yorkers have vastly different experiences with policing determined by their race,” Communities United for Police Reform said in response to the analysis.
The Center for Constitutional Rights, which filed the class action suit that resulted in the appointment of a monitor, said the report showed steps were being taken in the right direction, but “the NYPD still has much work to do to end racial bias in its stop-and-frisk practices.”
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man with a knife who robbed a woman and assaulted another woman in Richmond Hill earlier this month.
According to police, at 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, two women, ages 54 and 59, a 54-year-old woman (Victim 1) and a 59-year-old woman (Victim 2) were talking in the vicinity of Mayfair Road and 116th Street when an unknown man approached them with a knife.
The suspect forcibly took the 54-year-old woman’s purse and when the 59-year-old woman tried to assist her, the suspect pushed the 59-year-old to the ground, causing an injury to her hip.
Both victims was transported to Jamaica Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a black man standing 6 feet, one inch tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
Shows the mentality of what we have living in Queens and why Queens and especially SE Queens is a shit hole. About 30 Richmond Hill Residents were shouting and trying to stop Federal agents from arresting Hardat Sampat from Guyana.
Let’s look at the background of Sampat, the fine upstanding illegal citizen that he is.
Sampat, five years ago, was charged with second-degree burglary and agreed to be deported to Guyana when he was in Florida prison facing ASSAULT CHARGES, but came back to the USA ILLEGALLY. Then several weeks ago, he was arrested for burglarizing a home in Rockaway and also vandalized the apartment.
And as one person stated, “He’s a loving father, uncle, son” and he may well be, but he also is here illegally and committed crimes, so yes, he deserve to be shipped out of the country.
Figures, he would end up in SE Queens and figure 30 Richmond Hill residents would attempt to block his arrest AND that is why Queens and SE Queens is the way it is. I mean look at the place behind Melissa Rivera, a friend of Sampat. Old couch sitting out in front with crap on it and cheap crappy doors on the place with no security doors, typical SE Queens ghetto crap. And I am sure if the camera zoomed back, you would see the absence of any grass or trees and garbage and litter all over.
SE Queens (and Richmond Hill), what a shit hole it has become. Welcome to third world nation. Surprisingly deBlasio, Tit James and Melinda Katz did not issue a statement sticking up for the criminal. BUT even those three stooges know better with the evidence and background of Sampat to act all stupid progressive liberal.
My family came to this country LEGALLY, some of you new immigrants, try that as well or risk your asses being hauled off.
SEE IT: Federal immigration agents forced to call for backup after residents attempt to stop arrest in Queens
A woman kneeled in front of federal immigration agents and prayed Tuesday as they walked her brother — accused of burglary and reentering the country illegally — to an unmarked car in Queens.
Tensions were high around 10 a.m. on 112th St. near 101st Ave. in Richmond Hill. More than 30 residents were shouting and trying desperately to keep the feds from arresting Hardat Sampat, who is from Guyana.
But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who swooped in while driving unmarked cars, boxed in Sampat on the one-way street as the driver of the car in which he was riding tried to get away, witnesses said.
“Why me?” Sampat’s sister wailed, according to family friend Melissa Rivera, 22.
The agents were all business.
“They didn’t even look her way,” Rivera said. “They didn’t care. This is what Trump is doing.”
ICE agents took Sampat, 35, to Manhattan Federal Court for processing, where he was expected to be sent to an immigration facility in New Jersey, relatives said. Sampat will be held until at least June 15 and then authorities will decide whether to release or deport him, his sister said. Federal officials confirmed the arrest late Tuesday, saying that Sampat was busted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations officers.
“He had previously been released from the custody of the New York Department of Correction with an active detainer in place,” ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow said in a statement.
Police arrested Sampat weeks ago for burglarizing the Rockaways home of a 37-year-old woman he knew on April 9 and on April 30. During the second alleged break-in, he vandalized the apartment by spraying white paint on the walls and furniture, according to court papers.
Relatives said Sampat was on his way to Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday for a scheduled appearance on the burglary charges when ICE agents collared him.
Video taken at the tense scene showed neighbors standing in the one-way street blocking a caravan of federal vehicles.
“You don’t know what kind of heartbreak it is to see this,” one woman is heard saying about Sampat’s arrest.
“No you don’t; you say you understand,” another woman said.
Facing the growing crowd and blocked in by a car owned by one Sampat’s relatives, ICE agents called for backup. NYPD cops were diverted to the corner for crowd control, but no additional arrests were made.
In February, Police Commissioner James O’Neill issued a defiant memo saying NYPD officers would not assist with Trump’s directive to round up undocumented immigrants or enforce administrative warrants issued by federal immigration officials to pick up people here illegally.
As of April 7, the last time the information was available, the NYPD hadn’t honored any of the 130 detainer requests they’d received from the feds this year. But Sampat was charged with second-degree burglary, one of the 170 felony offenses for which, if arrested, undocumented immigrants could face deportation.
Sampat agreed to be deported to Guyana while he was in a Florida prison facing assault charges about five years ago, but came back to the U.S. illegally to be with his family, neighbors said.
Rivera said Sampat had proof that he was in Florida when one of the burglaries took place — and wanted his day in court.
“He’s a loving father, uncle, son,” she said. “It’s not right. They just took him from his family.”
Nope, they are are not cute little kids as Mayor “Progressive” asshole deBlasio likes to say and push in front of a camera. Many are just plain dangerous as this lunatic, Jacqueline Sanjurjo, a homeless crazy who slashed Anna Martinez on her face on the number 6 subway. Others are chronic unemployed who probably never looked for work, others are addicts (who get no help when a Mayor plops them in a hotel), others are criminals, abusers and just plain anti quality of life folks.
So how about all the lefty progressive liberal Democrats like the Mayor start putting these shelters on their blocks and next door to them as opposed to dumping them where these lefty progressive liberals don’t have to see them and have their quality of life disrupted.
Better yet, change this city/state to a NO RIGHT TO SHELTER place, where we don’t have to take in crazy bottom feeding trash from other states, cities and countries.
Another dangerous crazy homeless that our Mayor and other elected officials like to stick up for and FUCK the hard working taz payers.
NYC subway slashing victim wants to know why attacker targeted her
A young mother slashed in the face by a homeless woman on a Manhattan subway has just one question for her attacker: “Why me?”
Anna Martinez, 31, was pushing her 18-month-old son in a stroller on a downtown No. 5 train Sunday when another passenger lashed out and cut her across her face, opening a 5-inch gash from the top of her forehead to the top of her left cheek.
Martinez said she got on the subway at the E. 125th St. stop, and that suspect Jacqueline Sanjurjo went through the gate behind her. Sanjurjo followed her on the elevator down to the subway platform and sat across from her on the train, Martinez said.
When the conductor announced that Grand Central-42nd St. was the last stop, Martinez got up and pushed the stroller to the doors. She said Sanjurjo stood behind her.
“As soon as I saw the door open, that’s when I just seen her arm go down my face,” Martinez told the Daily News of the 11 a.m. attack. “I grabbed her hand and just started screaming. She was also pulling my hair with her other hand.”
Martinez said another passenger pulled the attacker off her.
“That’s when I seen just the blood coming down and a lady said, ‘You’re cut,’ ” Martinez said.
“I didn’t know I was cut, I didn’t feel anything. I just felt like I was being attacked.”
Cops arrested Sanjurjo, 53, of the Bronx. She was charged with two counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and acting in a manner injurious to a child, officials said.
A relative of the suspect said she struggles with drugs and mental illness.
Martinez, who said she has not even looked in the mirror yet, said she remains baffled by the attack.
“This whole time I’m thinking, ‘Why?’ This is my question to her: ‘Why me? Why did you cut me?’
“Did she not see I was with my son? I feel unsafe; I don’t even want to take the train anymore.”