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The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced today the eighty artists, architects, researchers, and cultural institutions that will contribute to its 2019 edition, …

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The Brooklyn Bridge: Saved Stories – None: Palmer Report: Nancy Pelosi slam dunks Donald Trump after he has another meltdown about being a “stable genius”



When Donald Trump’s behavior became so erratic last year that the public began loudly questioning his mental health and cognitive abilities, he preposterously declared that he’s a “very stable genius.” One year and one thousand punchlines later, Trump is now behaving more mentally incompetent than ever, prompting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to declare this morning that Trump is “unwell” and that he should consider taking a “leave of absence.”



Donald Trump responded just now by speaking to a group of reporters and declaring that he’s an “extremely stable genius.” No, this isn’t some outdated headline. He really did say it again today. Except this time he’s gone from being “very stable” to being “extremely stable” – as if that extra bit of hyperbole is going to convince the public that he’s mentally competent after all. Trump also claimed that Nancy Pelosi is a “mess,” which isn’t exactly the most creative of insults.




Nancy Pelosi fired back on Twitter, stating that “When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues.” It’s clear that Pelosi is fine with getting into an escalating war of words with Donald Trump. That kind of thing usually drives down both people’s approval ratings. But Pelosi ostensibly doesn’t care about her own approval rating, and she knows that the majority of Americans are going to side with her anyway.


The point of goading Donald Trump like this, of course, is to get him to speak and behave in such a dangerously insane manner that even the average nonpolitical person sitting at home ends up concluding that he’s got to go. Nancy Pelosi appears to be aiming much higher than merely impeaching Trump right now, which would weaken but not oust him; she seems intent on finding a way to actually oust him.



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President Donald Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘Crazy Nancy’ and accused several people of treason at a Thursday press conference.

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A McDonald’s cashier was hospitalized after a coffee-throwing attack at a popular location in downtown Brooklyn early Thursday. Marc Santia reports.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Paper: Full articles: DA charges East Flatbush man in sex trafficking of 16-year-old girl

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By Aidan Graham

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Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has indicted an East Flatbush man for allegedly forcing a minor into prostitution.

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the charges on May 22 against 34-year-old Jermaine Taylor, who is accused of assaulting the 16-year-old victim and threatening to kill her if she refused to have sex for money.

Prosecutors also allege that Taylor violently assaulted a pregnant woman who attempted to free the minor.

“This defendant allegedly treated a young girl as a piece of property, assaulting her and forcing her to work in the sex trade,” Gonzalez said. “We will now seek to hold him accountable for his alleged actions.”

The 12-count indictment against Taylor includes charges of sex trafficking of a minor, third-degree rape, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Taylor faces 32 years in prison if convicted of the top charges.

According to the investigation, Taylor forced the teenager to work as a prostitute multiple times for a ten-month span between May 2018 and March 2019 in various locations around Brooklyn in Queens. During that time, Taylor also promoted multiple other girls for prostitution, according to authorities.

On August 6, 2018, a pregnant acquaintance of both the minor and Taylor attempted to free the victim, while the three people were traveling together in a motor vehicle, according to investigators. Taylor then allegedly pushed the 28-year-old pregnant woman out of the car, before striking the would-be rescuer with the vehicle, and feeling with the minor.

Police, acting on information obtained by the district attorney’s office, rescued the teenage victim on March 6, according to authorities.

Taylor is the first Brooklyn defendant charged under the new Sex Trafficking of a Child statute, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November 2018. The new law was designed to spare minors from court testimony by reducing the burden of prosecutors to prove that force, fraud, or coercion was used against underage victims of sex trafficking.

Taylor was arraigned before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun, and was ordered to be held on bail of $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 7.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Paper: Full articles: DA charges East Flatbush man in sex trafficking of 16-year-old girl

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By Aidan Graham

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Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has indicted an East Flatbush man for allegedly forcing a minor into prostitution.

District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the charges on May 22 against 34-year-old Jermaine Taylor, who is accused of assaulting the 16-year-old victim and threatening to kill her if she refused to have sex for money.

Prosecutors also allege that Taylor violently assaulted a pregnant woman who attempted to free the minor.

“This defendant allegedly treated a young girl as a piece of property, assaulting her and forcing her to work in the sex trade,” Gonzalez said. “We will now seek to hold him accountable for his alleged actions.”

The 12-count indictment against Taylor includes charges of sex trafficking of a minor, third-degree rape, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Taylor faces 32 years in prison if convicted of the top charges.

According to the investigation, Taylor forced the teenager to work as a prostitute multiple times for a ten-month span between May 2018 and March 2019 in various locations around Brooklyn in Queens. During that time, Taylor also promoted multiple other girls for prostitution, according to authorities.

On August 6, 2018, a pregnant acquaintance of both the minor and Taylor attempted to free the victim, while the three people were traveling together in a motor vehicle, according to investigators. Taylor then allegedly pushed the 28-year-old pregnant woman out of the car, before striking the would-be rescuer with the vehicle, and feeling with the minor.

Police, acting on information obtained by the district attorney’s office, rescued the teenage victim on March 6, according to authorities.

Taylor is the first Brooklyn defendant charged under the new Sex Trafficking of a Child statute, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November 2018. The new law was designed to spare minors from court testimony by reducing the burden of prosecutors to prove that force, fraud, or coercion was used against underage victims of sex trafficking.

Taylor was arraigned before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun, and was ordered to be held on bail of $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 7.

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Brooklyn Paper: Full articles: Second chance: Mentally disabled Brooklyn man’s 2012 rape conviction dismissed following review by DA’s ofice

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By Colin Mixson

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A Kings County Supreme Court justice dismissed a Brooklyn man’s 2012 conviction for raping a then 32-year-old mentally disabled woman on Thursday, after a review conducted by District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office discovered the defendant also suffered severe mental handicaps.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hale, who heads Gonzalez’s conviction review unit, moved to vacate the second-degree rape conviction against Livingston Broomes, 70, in Kings County Supreme Court on May 23, saying the defendant’s attorney failed to bring to light his client’s mental illness, dooming him to be prosecuted as an able-minded man.

“We find it is likely that had this disability of his been known that he likely would have been successful in defending himself against this charge,” Hale told Justice Matthew D’Emic. “However, his appointed counsel made no inquiry, no investigation, no effort to determine whether this defense was viable, and, frankly, it was his only defense to the charge.”

The defendant was arrested in 2011 after the victim became pregnant and told police that Broomes, then 63 years old, had forced her to have sex with him on several occasions, and he pleaded guilty to second-degree rape — a charge relating to intercourse with a person unable to provide consent — the following year.

Broomes completed a four-year prison sentence in 2014, and would have faced post release supervision until 2024, in addition to spending the rest of his life as a registered sex offender — unable to visit his son — if the conviction review unit created under Gonzalez’s predecessor Ken Thompson hadn’t probed the case, according the attorney who represented Broomes in his appeal.

“For the past few years Mr. Broomes’ life has been torn apart,” said lawyer Lisa Napoli. “His family was torn apart, he was separated from his child, who he wasn’t allowed to have contact with, and he served time in prison. Today the conviction review unit took a case that was difficult to take on their part, and they righted a wrong that was done all those years ago.”

In the district attorney’s review, investigators discovered that the Barbados-born defendant was involved in a motorcycle accident as a teen, which resulted in severe head trauma and left him in a coma for six months.

Relatives told investigators that Broomes was “slow,” and he was diagnosed with dementia a few weeks after his arrest — a fact his attorney never considered when strategizing a defense, according to Hale, who said that not only was the defendant likely unable to comprehend his rights, he was also incapable of understanding the issue of consent, or the victim’s inability to provide it.

Investigations by the district attorney’s review unit have resulted in 26 convictions being vacated, while upholding 80 convictions. There are 80 additional cases pending review.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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