On 9/11/22, a group known as Guardians Of Divinity protested outside the historic"Trinity Church - Wall St" where they were denied entry to worship.
"All were welcomed" inside the church except the UN-VAXED.
So, on 9-11, a protest demanding entry raged on outside the church.
Part 1 video - On 9-11, proof of vax was demanded or NO entry.
It seems, the Reverend Phillip Jackson, current rector of Trinity Episcopal, defended the segregation and discrimination within his church.... even though denying entry to the faithful is a shameful act. Part 2 - video
There was a slightly awkward moment when a group of US Army soldiers, with a white 140 flag, marched passed the protestors.
Followed by family and friends ... reminding us it is 9-11.
Part 3 video. The protest continued
Flickr Slide Show:
Some interesting Trinity Church -Wall St. history.
One Parish, Two Church Buildings: In 1697, a little over 70 years after the Dutch settled New York as a trading post known as New Amsterdam, Trinity Church was granted a charter by King William III of England. Since then, Trinity has been an integral part of New York City. Today, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel (just a few blocks north) are the cornerstones of Trinity Church Wall Street, a growing and vibrant Episcopal community.
It is so stated in Trinity’s Charter that it and all the rights, properties, and privileges described therein would be granted to us provided we pay King William III—and any of his heirs or successors—a yearly rent of...“One Pepper Corn”. And yes, this is a pepper corn like those used in a pepper grinder.
The term “peppercorn” is often just a metaphor for a very small payment, something to bind a legal contract—and often not to be taken literally. And this seems to be the case with Trinity because it doesn’t appear we ever actually paid a yearly peppercorn in rent. Until, Queen Elizabeth visited in 1976 and our then-Rector, Dr. Robert Parks, presented Her Majesty with 279 years of back rent in the form of—279 pepper corns. Queen Elizabeth II accepted this symbolic gesture on the front steps of Trinity Church, where a plaque commemorates the event.
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9/12/22 - NY City Hall- Republican Lee Zeldin counts conservative Democrats among backers of his bid for governor of New York State ... support comes from current and former lawmakers who say they’re no fans of Gov. Hochul, a fellow Democrat. [@RepLeeZeldin]
Many big Democratic Party endorsements of our campaign were announced today by our Democrats for Zeldin Coalition ... all citing crime as among their reasons. [Flickr Slide Show]
.[The Democrats for Zeldin] ... not the first to publicly cross the aisle and come out against Hochul as she seeks a full term in office. Last month, the Brooklyn-based New Era Democrats said they backed Zeldin’s bid. The club, which had supported former mayor Bill de Blasio, has a history of rallying behind GOP candidates, including endorsing Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki for mayor and governor, respectively, in the 1990s. [NY Daily News]
[6 short videos - Zeldin can be heard in Part 5]
Part 1: Councilman Robt F. Holden, Dov Hikind (3:25)- end 8:59
NY City Hall- Part 1 of 6: Councilman Robt F. Holden, Dov Hikind (3:25)- end 8:59. Holden and Hikind slammed Hochul over crime and bail reform ... Hochul’s approach to public safety pushed them to support Zeldin.
Republican Lee Zeldin counts conservative Democrats among backers of his bid for governor of New York State ... current and former lawmakers who say they’re no fans of Gov. Hochul, a fellow Democrat...[NY Post]
Part 2 -Councilman Robert F Holden, Stephen Kaufman, former Councilman. Republican Lee Zeldin counts conservative Democrats among backers of his bid for governor of New York State .
Part 3 - Madeline Brame, Victims Rights Reform Council
Madeline Brame, the chairwoman of the Victim’s Rights Reform Council, state director of Blexit NY and “the mother of a homicide victim” slammed New York’s bail reform laws in the wake of her son’s death.[Daily Caller]
Part 4 - Michael Kane,Teachers for Choice (0:00 to 2;11); (2:13 - 4:50) Yiatin Chu,Asian Wave Alliance; Ruben Diaz, Sr, previous New York City Council. NY State Senate(4:52-7:42)... end
Yiatin Chuof Asian Wave Alliance: I stand with fellow common sense Democrats who put our community above party to endorse Lee Zeldin for governor. Above all else,, NY must return to the safe city we've all enjoyed for decades and that starts with electing Lee Zeldin as our next governor.
Part 5 -Lee Zeldin addressed the media, taking questions. (One young reporter was persistently obnoxious re congestion pricing.)
Part 6 -Donghui Zang, former candidate for NY City Council Unfortunately he was very difficult to understand. I kept a brief excerpt that spoke to the merit based SHSAT- Specialized High School Admissions Test - NYC DOE.[https://www.donghuiforny.com/about]
Sept 8, 2022. A small but mighty group from Yad Yamin-NY gathered outside Google-NY. There was also a very obnoxious group of leftists spewing an endless stream of Jew Hatred.
Flickr slide show Part 1
Flickr slide show Part 2
2 short Videos- part 1. Outside Google- NY: Thank you, Google for Saying NO To Jew Hatred event was a gathering of both sides: of Pro Israel and Anti israel. Part 1 are the very very anti -srael ... and Amazon- protestors.
part 2. Sept 8, 2022. Outside Google- NY: Thank you, Google for Saying NO To Jew Hatred event was a gathering of both sides: of Pro Israel and Anti israel. Part 2 was the small but dedicated group from Yad Yamin.
Thank You GOOGLE for Saying NO to this JEW Hatred!
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Sept 9. 2022;NY Workers for Choice held a press conference with the bi-partisan Common Sense Caucus on the steps of NY City Hall. Workers for Choice represents all New York workers who’ve been fired or banned for declining covid vaccination. ... Thousands of NYC Workers have been fired & banned from their jobs for declining the covid shot. WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL for a strong economy: Let Us WORK!
NY Workers for Choice held a press conference with the bi-partisan Common Sense Caucus ... After, at 1 pm, testimony was given inside City Hall regarding vaccine mandates and city worker shortages. Workers for Choice represents all New York workers who’ve been fired or banned for declining covid vaccination. ... Thousands of NYC Workers have been fired & banned from their jobs for declining the covid shot.
.Council members Joe Borelli, Vickie Paladino, Joann Ariola, Bob Holden and David Carr were all present at the press conference. Inna Vernikov was unable to attend but she did have a staff member address the press conference. FDNY: Sophy Medina , Bernacet Mejia; Teachers for Choice, Joy Amanda ; UFA vice president Robert Eustace showed up and spoke in support of fired firefighters. Councilman Robt Holden laid out why he believes the city does not need a municipal vaccine mandate anymore. “We’re not in 2020, we’re not in 2021, the city should get back to normal,” he said. “The city should lift everything.” [NY Daily News]
FLICKR slide show
Speaker 1 - Councilman Joe Borelli: CDC guidelines say you can no longer discriminate between vax and un-vaxed. The city's response should be to ease those restrictions that left the city UNDERSTAFFED on many levels: teachers, firefighters, police. sanitation.
Representing teachers for choice: Joy Amanda, today 365 days since her termination.
Court officer, Chris Sperber, running for State Assembly, District 11. . Court Officer for the New York State Court System Fired for no vax.
Sophy Medina marine corp vet and FDNY. When will Mayor Adams fire Dr. Vasan and put an end these mandates.
Bernacet Mejia, a female firefighter, was orced to retire. Worked for NYFD 22 years. Denied religious exemption, her civil rights violated. ( he was emotional)
Police officer born raised in Albania. 16 yrs ago came to US. Valued freedom of speech.
Council member, Joann Ariola. Teachers, essential workers, NYPD, FDNY: pre-vaccine they never stopped working. Many did not want to submit to the forced vax. Referring to new mayor's administration, new health commissioner, she says they are willing to listen. CDC now admits natural immunity which is just as good as vax in fight against covid.
Video Part 1: Councilman Borelli of Commonsense Caucus ... begins the presser; 3:09 Teachers for Choice, Joy Amanda; 5:38, FDNY, Sophy Medina and at 6:28, Bernacet Mejia( sp); 8:02, councilwoman, Joann Ariola (11:16- end Part 1]
Councilman Robert F. Holden said, Mr Mayor: time to put every New Yorker back to work. Mandates were de Blasio's creations. It's a shame to carry them forth. This is not 2020. CDC says covid is not a serious threat of illness or death. Health commissioner is ignoring the CDC. We need to go back to NORMAL. Back to work. We need the courage to stand up.
Councilmember Vicky Paladino. I started this fight a year ago. Never thought it would go this far. People have lost their jobs. Leave without pay. It's now 2022. Time to put people back to work. In 2020. the police/fire department were out of the streets working. New CDC guidelines says it's TIME to get back to normal.
Councilmember David Carr: Vax mandate was NEVER necessary. No one should be punished for personal medical decision. NY is supposed to be a labor friendly town. . The mandates need to end. They should never have started. Travesty. Should have ended months ago
Daniel.... spoke instead of Councilwoman Inna Vernikov . He said termination of employees unvaxed must end immediately.
UFA vice president Robert Eustace -- mentioned 9-11 in 2 days. Pointed out there was not enough testing of vaccine. Common sense is "get back to work".
Reporter CBS asked questions: only NY - drs heatlj commison- forced vax mandates. how many termininated- Michael Kane answered. 400-500. want job back must be vaxed ( blk man) woman - nypd- lots are retiring.
Video Part 2: - 00:22 Councilman Robt Holden; 2:40, Councilwoman Vicky Paladino; 5:13, Councilman David Carr; UFA VP, Robt Eustace; 9:18, CBS Reporter asks two questions, followed by statements from protestors in response. [12:47- end Part 2]
So many sirens thru the whole un-amplified presser that I was unable to post a view speakers: Court officer, Chris Sperber, running for State Assembly, District 11, an NYPD officer born and raised in Albania and Daniel.... who spoke for councilwoman Inna Vernikov.
Later, in the City Council Labor Meeting, forced to retire FDNY Capt. Brendan Fogarty railed against the vaccine mandates.
A quartet of conservative City Council members turned a hearing on the municipal government’s soaring vacancy rates into an anti-vaccine mandate spectacle Friday amid buzz that Mayor Adams could be on the brink of peeling back some of New York’s remaining coronavirus restrictions.
“We’re not in 2020, we’re not in 2021, the city should get back to normal,” he said. “The city should lift everything.”
Despite their focus on the mandate, only 1,761 city employees had gotten fired for refusing to get vaccinated as of Aug. 30 — a fraction of the more than 330,000 posts across all municipal agencies, according to data from the mayor’s office. Another 583 unvaccinated workers remain on unpaid leave while waiting on the city to review their applications for exemptions to the mandate, the data shows.
The hearing in the Council’s Civil Service and Labor Committee featured testimony from members of Adams’ administration on what they’re doing to improve the city government’s job vacancy rate, which stands at 8.3% — more than five times higher than pre-pandemic levels. [NY Daily News]
"As of July, more than 1,750 city workers were fired for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine — including at least 36 from the NYPD.A spokesman from the city Law Department said: “A court has previously upheld the NYPD’s reasonable accommodation process, ruling it complies with all applicable laws. Both the NYPD and a citywide appeals panel carefully reviewed this officer’s accommodation request. The city is reviewing this decision and is considering its options.The NYPD and City Hall deferred comment to the Law Department" [NY POST]
Mayor Adams END these illegal mandates.
LET US WORK!
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August 25. 2022: The End Illegal Mandates: March For Justice. The 1st yr anniversary of the government's over-reach began outside the DOE (Department of Education) in Brooklyn. The protest continued as they marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to NY City Hall.
"IT Ain't Over til it's OVER!"
.Other protestors were gathered on the east side of City Hall, see Flicker Slide Show:
.There was some confusion as to the final location (it was the west side of City Hall) but until that was cleared up many protest signs were placed on the east side of City Hall fence.
This is the usual set up and the NYPD has not made it an issue- UNTIL today.
TODAY, the police demanded the signs be removed. Stating there is a law nothing can be placed on public fences. (video).
HOWEVER, I noted the placement of vendor pictures on the pedestrian walkway fence that leads to the Brooklyn Bridge. Rules for thee...but not for ...?
And then the marchers arrived. (video)
.After they exited the bridge, the protest march set up on the west side of City Hall. See Flickr slide show:
."DVS 7.0 " was the MC/ opening speaker at the March For Justice - 1 yr anniversary protest against the illegal mandates. (video)
Teacher For Choice, Michael Kane, spoke outside NY City Hall: Our Bodies, Our Choice. (video)
The unpaid employees — including hundreds of teachers — have been getting health coverage since skipping the city’s deadline to get vaccinated last Oct. 4.
Another roughly 1,100 unvaccinated DOE employees who rejected the unpaid-leave deal have already been fired, the DOE said.
But if those staffers “provide proof of full vaccination, they will be eligible for rehiring,” with no guarantee of the same position.
Another 82 teachers accused of submitting fake vaccination cards were taken off the city payroll on April 25 after they were caught up on a Suffolk County criminal investigation, but will be put back on the payroll on Sept. 6 pending the probe.