Blackstone expands Manhattan HQ

first_img345 Park Avenue and Blackstone President Jonathan Gray (Google Maps, Twitter)As office workers continue to shun Manhattan, a leading asset manager is expanding its presence there.Blackstone Group has signed a deal to expand its Midtown office at 345 Park Avenue by an additional 80,000 square feet, bringing its total square footage to 720,000 square feet, Bloomberg News reported. The firm, led by CEO Stephen Schwarzman and president Jon Gray, also extended its lease for an additional year, through 2028. Blackstone’s headquarters have been at the building, which is owned by Bill Rudin’s Rudin Management, for the past 34 years.The move concludes a search that has been underway for at least seven months, when Blackstone was reportedly considering a move to a supertall office tower on Park Avenue that Rudin and Vornado Realty Trust were mulling building.Read moreBlackstone eyes new NYC headquartersHow Blackstone keeps its upper hand in a crisisVornado and Rudin mull 1,450-foot tower in Midtown East Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Blackstone GroupCommercial Real Estatemidtown manhattanoffice marketRudin Management Expanding its presence in Midtown also sends a not-so-subtle message of support for the New York City office sector at a time when its future is uncertain. In a recent survey, the vast majority of workers indicated they would prefer to work from home at least part of the time.“The Rudins have been an outstanding partner for Blackstone since we first moved to 345 Park in 1987,” Gray said in a statement to the publication. “We are also believers in New York City’s recovery and are pleased to be a part of it.”At the same time, some larger companies have indicated they are considering remote work on a long-term basis — despite fierce lobbying from office landlords to entice workers back.[Bloomberg News] — Georgia Kromreilast_img read more

USS Ronald Reagan Joins 7th Fleet Area of Operations

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Ronald Reagan Joins 7th Fleet Area of Operations View post tag: 7th Fleet View post tag: asia View post tag: USS Ronald Reagan September 20, 2015 USS Ronald Reagan Joins 7th Fleet Area of Operations The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) entered the 7th Fleet area of operations, Sept. 17.The 7th Fleet area of operations includes 36 maritime countries and the world’s five largest foreign armed forces – the People’s Republic of China, Russia, India, North Korea and the Republic of Korea. Five of the seven U.S. Mutual Defense Treaties are with countries in the area – Republic of the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Japan, and Thailand.The crew has undergone multiple training evolutions and qualifications to include damage control and medical drills as well as flight deck certifications during the ship’s transit from San Diego to prepare for operations in 7th Fleet.Ronald Reagan and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Image: US Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Adjunct – Forensic Science Institute

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty provides a quality learningexperience for students on a semester basis. Adjunct facultyreports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-related dutiesand responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher andfacilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) at the University of CentralOklahoma is dedicated to comprehensive training and research forstudents, professionals and first responders in all aspects ofevidence collection, preservation, analysis, reporting andtestimony. The Institute is a leading provider of forensic scienceeducation at the undergraduate and graduate level through a robust,interdisciplinary program. UCO has the only undergraduate programin North America accredited by the Forensic Science EducationPrograms Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) in all eligibledisciplines to include Forensic Molecular Biology, ForensicChemistry, and Digital Forensics. UCO, along with Eastern KentuckyUniversity, were the first and still only programs to be accreditedin Digital Forensics at the undergraduate level. The ForensicScience Institute has an experienced faculty representinginternational and national leaders in their respectivefields.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaches courses within the scope of Forensic Science.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to the educationalphilosophy of the University. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professionals peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Adheres to theeducational philosophy, mission and long-term goals of theUniversity. Adheres to all policies and procedures outlines in theUCO Faculty and Employee Handbooks.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Access blog breaches rules in OUSU election contest

first_imgOUSU’s Vice-President for Access and Academic Affairs has been reprimanded by the Returning Officer after attempts to promote a new initiative violated electoral rules.James Lamming is responsible for a new section of OUSU’s website where current students can submit profiles of their experiences applying to and being interviewed at Oxford.At hustings held last Friday, Lamming asked the candidates for President to send in profiles of themselves, suggesting that it would provide good publicity and that he would publish on his blog the order in which profiles arrive.However, Returning Officer James Dray ruled that Lamming was in direct violation of electoral rules as the blog would give unequal publicity on a media platform.Lamming said, “Early on Saturday afternoon I sent each of the candidates who had said yes to my request an email reminding them of their promise in hustings the previous day, and explained the details of what was needed in an interview profile.”He added to candidates that by doing so they would be engineering positive exposure for their up-coming election.“In the emails, I said that I would publish in my blog on Monday the order in which profiles arrive, giving the implied threat that the student body would know which candidates matched their words with deeds. I also offered ‘bonus points’ for candidates who solicited further profiles from their friends to help me collect dozens and dozens of profiles,” he said.The Returning Officer was forced to contact Lamming as his actions flouted electoral rules.Dray said, “I banned the candidates from submitting the profiles as soon as I heard what was happening, as it violates the restrictions on certain types of electronic communication as well as the need for fair and equal coverage.”Lamming criticised the regulations’ implications, saying, “James Dray is justified in enforcing the rules, which turn out to be fairly clear against what I was light-heartedly suggesting to do. However, on a more serious point, I think it is a shame that students can’t discover which candidates are just hot air; promising much but doing little.“The website is becoming really valuable, so it is a shame some of the candidates aren’t helping out when they said they would, but I hope other students across Oxford will act and send in a profile,” he added.last_img read more

Evansville’s Ford Center Ready For More Events After OVC Tournament

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Evansville’s Ford Center Ready For More Events After OVC TournamentMARCH 5TH, 2018  AMANDA PORTER INDIANA Evansville is already looking to host another big tournament at the Ford Center after the Ohio Valley Conference tournament brought thousands of people to the city.Businesses were booming for four days straight.The OVC coming to Evansville for the first time means money.“Restaurants are full, bars are hopping and the hotels are obviously happy because people are staying the night,” says Evansville Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer.“Obviously when you have a huge event like this in the city where we have people coming from all over the region, its a great thing for our tourism industry.”Schaefer says conferences like the OVC puts Evansville on the map for more events.“Anytime we can host these big-time events it’s a good thing for the city to build up our credibility with the NCAA, and all of these other organizations.”Doubletree by Hilton general manager Harold Mirambell says Evansville was the perfect place for OVC.“The fans were really excited to be here. It was very convenient for them since we were right across the street from the Ford Center.Mirambell says it was easy hosting the men and women’s basketball teams who stayed at the hotel.“One of the coaches said that he really enjoyed this venue because it was a neutral area for both teams, no one had a home court advantage.”More than four thousand people stopped at bars and restaurants downtown to celebrate the OVC tournament.Now the city and the Evansville Sports Corporation are hoping to bring more big-ticket events to the Ford Center.“We are in the process of trying to get it for another two years so we are working diligently doing a debrief to see what was done right and wrong, and we submitted a bid and hopefully we will get it for two more years,” Schaefer says the ESC has already placed bids to host upcoming NCAA events.Amanda PorterReporter and Anchor for 44NewsMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebook last_img read more

Experiments in learning

first_imgDuring a recent visit to James W. Hennigan Elementary School in Jamaica Plain for a science fair, Carlos Brambila recalled the lasting impact a similar fair had on him. When he was in grade school in California, a scientist from a local university came to his school to show the students how smoking affects the body.“It was an eye-opener,” Brambila said. “After that experience, I was always asking why things happen and how they work. I realized how science could really be applied in the real world.”Now a senior bioengineering major at San Diego State University (SDSU), Brambila is conducting research in the lab of David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, over the summer. He jumped at the chance to participate in science demonstrations at the Hennigan.“I remember how strongly that can impact someone’s life, because it did for me. That’s when I started to question why things are the way they are, and why things happen. If it weren’t for those early experiences, I don’t know if I would think the way I do now.”The three days of science demonstrations and experiments, reaching more than 400 students in grades three through five, were coordinated through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). The REU program used the science fair at the Hennigan as an opportunity for undergrads working in Harvard labs to experience a day in the Boston Public Schools and, in the process, to provide a unique learning opportunity for local kids.Each day, classrooms of elementary-school students toured six experiment stations, with each experiment led by one or two college students doing research at Harvard this summer.The event was a hit with the kids, said Caitrin O’Rourke, a third-grade teacher.“It helps them apply the concepts they learn in class to real life,” she said. “It also helps them look to the future and see the possibilities in science and math. The kids really connect with the college students. This is a great way for them to interact with each other and with their community.”Kathryn Hollar, the director of educational programs at SEAS, is familiar with the Hennigan School. In 2012-13 she worked with the science specialist, Vikki Ivin-Kent, to support the study of engineering among fifth-graders.“The partnership with Harvard provides an additional opportunity for students to learn,” Ivin-Kent said. “I heard the college students ask, ‘What do you think will happen …,’ and building scientific reasoning is a main objective of our work in the classroom.”Some students observed how a hydrophobic coating kept “magic sand” from absorbing water. Others learned about ferrofluid, a common technique used against counterfeit money. Still others made their very own gummy bears by combing sodium alginate and calcium chloride. Regardless of the experiment, the message was clear — science is fun.Hollar, who led the initiative, said, “I think the kids are really enjoying [the program] and benefitting from it. The college students are so much closer in age to these kids, and both the undergraduates and the kids really respond to that. You can see it in their faces — they’re so engaged.”Brambila agreed. “You can see the excitement in the kids’ faces, every time. If you love science and research on the college level, there’s nothing better than sharing that with new, creative minds, and inspiring them to learn. It could really light a spark, like it did for me, and lead them to a career in the sciences.”last_img read more

Building a robot, developing a nation

first_imgSela Kasepa first heard about the Pan-African Robotics Challenge while channel surfing in her living room in Kitwe, Zambia. The program enthralled her. Kasepa thought a robotics competition could inspire her fellow Zambians to take an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects, fueling technical advancement in the developing Central African nation.Fast-forward a few years and Kasepa was a Harvard freshman taking “Computer-Aided Machine Design” (ES 51) at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences when that fascination was rekindled. Watching the robot she built maneuver around a competition course, she felt empowered.“Many people would say robotics is a far-fetched idea, but there is so much more involved than building a robot,” said Kasepa, who is now a sophomore. “You think, ‘I have made this with my own hands, and I could make more things.’ Robotics can drive a change in mind-set. If we can help young people have that feeling, that can drive technological advancement.”Kasepa began looking for a robotics competition Zambian youth could join, and found FIRST Global, an annual student robotics Olympiad founded by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. Zambia was not among the 162 countries participating, so she asked about future contests. Organizers urged her to launch a team for 2017, even though other nations had already begun raising money and training students.A robot was at the center of seven teens’ lives as they worked to catch up to their international competitors for the FIRST Global annual student robotics competition in D.C. The Zambian team earned 32nd place out of 163 teams. Photo courtesy of Sela Kasepa“It felt like such an outside idea. I wondered if it was even possible,” she said. “I decided to take up the challenge. If you never dare to start, you probably will never end up starting at all.”Kasepa called her mentor, Peter Lungu, director of the Zambian Institute for Sustainable Development (ZISD), a nongovernmental educational outreach organization that had awarded her a scholarship, setting her on a path toward Harvard. Lungu agreed to help recruit students and mentor the team in Zambia, since Kasepa was now deep into her college coursework.They enlisted seven students, set up a robotics shop at ZISD headquarters, and ordered the FIRST Robotics kit of materials to build the machine and basic construction guides.The competition theme was clean drinking water, and robots were designed to collect and sort color-coded bowls signifying clean and contaminated water. Kasepa coached the team via Skype and recorded demos of fabrication techniques on YouTube.Passionate and dedicated, the students worked from sunrise to sunset as they caught up with their international competitors. Kasepa’s long-distance encouragement boosted team members when they hit roadblocks, like when parts broke and they lost valuable time waiting for replacements to pass through customs.“With every building process, just when you think it works, technical or design faults always develop,” she said. “The robot had to be rebuilt a number of times.”But as the robot came together, a new worry emerged — how to fund the journey from Zambia to the international competition in Washington, D.C., in July.Kasepa began making cold calls, but couldn’t get a response. Then she shared her frustrations during a casual conversation with Evelyn Hu, the Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering. Hu offered to help, and secured a grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research that would cover travel expenses for the three team members required to qualify. Using Lungu’s contacts at an Ethiopian airline, they negotiated sharply discounted airfare and were able to pay for all seven teammates to attend. Kasepa was elated, but lacking funding for her own travel, she would have to watch the competition streamed live online.The first match ended early for the Zambian team; one of the robot’s chains was displaced and they were unable to fix it before time ran out. Devastated, the students worked into the night making repairs.On the second and final day of competition, Kasepa tuned in, leaning close to the computer screen as the day’s frenzied contests began. The Zambian robot ran seamlessly. When the dust settled, her team had earned 32nd place out of 163 national teams.“I am extremely proud of them,” she said. “I hope they learned that they are more than capable of being innovative and creating something. As a nation, Zambia needs to drive toward innovation, and these students can be leaders in that arena.”Kasepa, who also organized a robotics showcase for Zambian children during a school holiday, wants the country’s participation in FIRST Global to continue. She hopes that with the support of mentors and the excitement of the young students who saw their country compete on a global stage, they will be able to sustain the program.“It is now clear to me that a country’s greatest resource is its people,” she said. “If you have people who are willing to work toward something, I definitely think a country’s future can be bright. The minerals or raw materials in the earth are not as valuable as the ideas that people step up to achieve together.”last_img read more

The Civil Rights lawyer who paved the path

first_imgWhen the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools on May 17, 1954, in its ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, the accolades mostly went to Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP lawyer who litigated the case before the court.But then and later, Marshall, who became the first African-American Supreme Court justice in 1967, gave credit to his mentor and teacher Charles Hamilton Houston, HLS ’22, S.J.D. ’23, a special counsel for the NAACP who conceived the legal campaign to desegregate public schools. At Houston’s funeral in 1950, Marshall said, “We wouldn’t have been anyplace if Charlie hadn’t laid the groundwork for it.”With the anniversary of Brown v. Board nearing, the Gazette sat down with Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and faculty director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, to discuss Houston’s role and influence. Brown-Nagin took over the directorship a year ago, succeeding Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and founder of the institute. (Brown-Nagin has just been named dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and will assume her new role on July 1.)She spoke about Houston, his legal strategy to dismantle Jim Crow laws in the courts, and the institute’s mission to continue Houston’s “unfinished” work.Q&ATomiko Brown-NaginGAZETTE: What should we know about Charles Hamilton Houston’s legacy in the fight against segregation in the United States?BROWN-NAGIN: You should know that Houston was a special counsel for the NAACP for many years, and he was the intellectual architect of the NAACP’s legal strategy against Jim Crow. He was also one of Harvard Law School’s most distinguished graduates. In 1922, he was the first black student elected to the editorial board of the Harvard Law Review.Houston was also a law teacher and the vice dean of Howard Law School, and that’s important to know because he wanted to raise the standards and the profile of Howard Law School in hopes of servicing the African-American community. Houston felt very strongly about the need to train lawyers for public service to send them out into the world so they could serve the special legal needs of the black community around the issues of racial oppression and exclusion and discrimination in the labor market. As you might imagine, white lawyers were not inclined, certainly those in the South, to represent blacks.GAZETTE: Houston played a leading role in the legal campaign against segregation that eventually led to Brown v. Board. How did he come up with the strategy?BROWN-NAGIN: In 1930, the NAACP hired attorney Nathan Margold to think of a plan for a legal campaign to undermine segregation, and he suggested that the way to do it was to challenge segregation in schools. Houston decided that the legal strategy should be done incrementally, step by step, to show there was widespread inequality through a series of legal decrees to build the groundwork leading to the fight against segregation in schools.Houston focused on the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case, the “separate but equal” rule, to argue that that was never followed. He came up with a series of cases to illustrate that despite Plessy v. Ferguson, which ruled that segregation is constitutional if the facilities are equal, the Southern states were not meeting their obligations.,GAZETTE: What factors influenced Houston’s legal strategy?BROWN-NAGIN: First, a report commissioned by the Garland Fund, in the 1930s, recommended strategies for undermining segregation and thus improving the quality of life and conditions for black Americans; the report became the blueprint that Houston relied on to challenge segregation in schools. Second, Houston had studied at Harvard and was aware of the trend in the law to apply social science to legal strategy to make change. Third, Houston traveled to the South, with his then–law student Thurgood Marshall, and conducted an investigation of the conditions in which African-Americans lived. They visited the schools for black children and saw they were terrible compared with the schools for white children.GAZETTE: Can you take us through the sequence of legal cases that paved the way for Brown v. Board?BROWN-NAGIN: The first legal decree issued by a state court was Murray v. Pearson in 1936, involving the University of Maryland Law School. Houston and Marshall attained a legal order stipulating that a black person was entitled to admission to the University of Maryland Law School because he couldn’t otherwise get an equal legal education in the state, and it wasn’t feasible to create a whole new law school for blacks. That was a really important case in and of itself, but also because Thurgood Marshall was from Maryland and had been unable to attend the law school in his state.There was another case, Gaines v. Canada in 1938, this time involving the University of Missouri School of Law, where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that under the separate-but-equal doctrine, Missouri had to admit a black student or create a second school for blacks.GAZETTE: Houston also litigated other cases outside education to attack segregation. What was his rationale?BROWN-NAGIN: Houston wasn’t only interested in education, because segregation encompassed a range of areas — the electoral system, the criminal justice system, housing, employment. Among other cases, Houston litigated a case involving the exclusion of blacks from a labor union. In Steele v. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Co. in 1944, he was able to get the Supreme Court to rule that it was unlawful for a union to refuse to represent black workers; unions had a duty to represent all workers.Houston also litigated racially restrictive housing covenants. He was the lead lawyer in Hurd v. Hodge, the 1948 U.S. Supreme Court case that undermined the legal and policy basis for excluding blacks, Jews, and other people deemed undesirable at the time from purchasing homes in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. — Houston’s hometown. Along with Shelley v. Kraemer in 1948, the court ruled that judges could not enforce these exclusionary covenants.Houston argued many other cases before the Supreme Court. He was a remarkable figure, an incredibly brilliant man who laid the foundation for Brown v. Board of Education, the 20th century’s most important constitutional case, holding segregation in schools unlawful.Charles Hamilton Houston. Courtesy of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law SchoolGAZETTE: And yet, Houston is not as well-known as Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights advocates …BROWN-NAGIN: Houston is well-known by some academics, lawyers, and students of African-American history, but he certainly is not a popular figure in the way that Thurgood Marshall has become. There are no movies about Houston in the way there are several about Marshall, but it was Houston who laid the building blocks used by his prized student, Marshall, to litigate and win Brown v. Board of Education.Houston died in 1950, the same year the NAACP went from litigating cases testing Plessy to an all-out attack on segregation in schools. Had he not died, he would have been right there arguing Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court. And it’s a shame that he was not around to take part in the litigation. And yet people should know that it’s Houston, his legal strategy, and his intellectual and political energy behind that work.GAZETTE: The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice was founded to preserve Houston’s legacy and to continue his unfinished work. Can you explain?BROWN-NAGIN: The institute’s mission focuses on the unfinished legacy of Houston in education, safety and healing, employment, and other areas because this country has still a long way to go, notwithstanding the fact that formal segregation in education was banished in 1954 and, more generally, through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite these formal changes, and as Houston himself knew, there is a big difference between law on the books and law on the ground. The reality is that on the ground, African-Americans and other racial minorities, including students, are disadvantaged in terms of resources and also still are subjected to discrimination, and still need our help.In education, the Houston Institute hopes to continue to advocate for those students and raise awareness about the forms of discrimination that they face, including schools that tend to have fewer resources than some of the suburban, majority-white schools; teachers who are less experienced; and disproportionate discipline, which funnels some of these students into the criminal justice system, where, again, discrimination and disadvantage are rampant. The Houston Institute, together with UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, recently published a report, Disabling Punishment, that documents the shocking inequalities in school discipline suffered by black students with disabilities. That problem is a part of Charles Hamilton Houston’s unfinished business.This interview has been edited for clarity and length.last_img read more

Cuomo Tells Trump To Admit He Was Wrong About COVID Virus

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) ALBANY — “President Donald Trump should admit to the nation that he was wrong from day one about the COVID-19 virus.” That’s one of the messages Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered during his press conference this week.States that opened too soon are now rolling back reopening initiatives in the face of rising infectious rates, Cuomo said, blaming Trump for not taking the virus seriously.“Look what’s going on around this nation and these are facts, not editorial comment, these are facts,” Cuomo said.Many states were in denial about opening too soon, he said. “Now they’re singing a different tune. I said if you reopen too fast, you’re going to have to re-close. States are now having to roll back their reopening. The buck stops on the President of the United States. In this state, the buck stops on my desk. I’m the governor.”Trump was “in denial of the COVID Virus from day one.”“You know what’s funny in this country, sometimes when the president speaks, even when the president is Trump, some people listen,” Cuomo said.Not wearing masks at rallies is the wrong message to send to American citizens, the governor added, admonishing Trump to start wearing a mask.“What signal does that bring to the American people,” he asked. “He denied the reality of the virus. well you know what Mr. President, reality wins every time. You don’t defeat reality. He has been denying the facts from day one. He denied what his own CDC said.”“Now the country is suffering because of the president and it’s time for him to change course. When you’re in a hole, stop digging. Admit the threat op this virus, admit you were wrong. Everybody knows you were wrong. It doesn’t cost you anything. Put a mask on it. Next time you’re smiling at the camera, put a mask on it Mr. President.”last_img read more

Homeless Man Stabbed Mom, Sister in Brentwood, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A homeless man has been arrested for breaking into his mother’s Brentwood home where he stabbed her and his sister following an argument on Thursday night, Suffolk County police said.Seyon Layne, who is estranged from his family, entered the house on Strum Street, where the argument with his mother escalated until she ran into a bedroom with her daughter but the suspect forced his way inside shortly before 9 p.m., police said.Layne allegedly stabbed his mother and sister multiple times with a knife before they fled the house and called 911 from a neighbor’s house.K-9 officers apprehended the 26-year-old suspect hiding in a yard of an abandoned home but Layne fought with the police dog, Bema, who bit Layne on his head, police said.Layne resisted arrested and was tased by another officer before he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of assault.Layne’s 45-year-old mother and his 15-year-old sister were both taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where they were admitted in serious condition.Layne was also hospitalized. His arraignment has not yet been scheduled, police said.last_img read more