I thought there was a bombing. I smelled smoke and looked outside the window and saw a whole bunch of dust, and I grabbed my son.Metro North train rider Natalie Sepulveda • Describing the situation she (along with her two-year-old son) experienced immediately in the wake of today’s crash, which has injured 60 people, including five critically. The crash snarled transit around the busy Northeast Corridor, forcing both Metro North and Amtrak to shut down operations north of New York City. Two trains collided near Bridgeport, Ct. during rush hour.
Tucker Carlson did a little fishing in Central Park today.
I had no idea you could fish in Central Park - this guys you can - he said he works in the media - anyone know him? twitter.com/JoeyBoots/stat— Joey Boots (@JoeyBoots)
I should have my Tucker Carlson Fly-Fishing in Central Park video up in about a half hour - standby. twitter.com/JoeyBoots/stat— Joey Boots (@JoeyBoots)
Central Park, the hub of Tucker Carlson fly fishing.
I don’t have this burning, overriding desire to go out and run for office. It’s not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it’s now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something. I’m trying to gauge not only what’s right and what feels comfortable right this second, but I’m also thinking, How will I feel in a year or two years or five years? Is this the time that I should be doing it? And then there’s the other side of the coin, which is … am I still the same person who I thought would make a good mayor?So Anthony Weiner is thinking of running for mayor of New York City, complete with New York Times Magazine profile announcing his political ambitions. Can he pull off the big comeback?
Public service is not supposed to be a shortcut to self-enrichment. At the very least, public officials should obey the law. As alleged, these defendants did not obey the law; they broke the law and the public trust. There is a price to pay for that kind of betrayal.George Venizelos, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation • Discussing the arrest of two New York politicians who are alleged to have made efforts to rig the 2013 NYC mayoral election. State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith, a Democrat who became the chamber’s first black president ever, is alleged to have bribed City Councilman Daniel J. Halloran III in an effort to gain Republican backing for a party switch in a campaign to replace the retiring Michael Bloomberg. Smith denies the charges, while Christine Quinn is probably laughing off the idea this scheme would have actually led to her defeat at the polls.
I stand by everything I did. I did my job and I would do it the same way. … I sleep well at night.Retired New York City Police Detective Louis Scarcella • Speaking in regards to a 1990 case where he helped capture and convict David Ranta, a man who confessed to the murder of a rabbi in a botched robbery. However, in the 23 years since Ranta’s arrest, holes have surfaced in the case, and earlier this week, Ranta was released, complete with an apology from the judge. The release raised questions about Scarcella’s own actions, including whether he coached a witness to pick Ranta out of a lineup. The detective, who retired in 2000, defends his work. ”I caught a lot of cases and I got confessions,” he said of his work in the case. “I was called into cases that weren’t mine to speak to people. I was called in and I did my job and I got confessions.”