REPORT: NY Non-Profit CEO Accused of Lying About Veterans Being Displaced from Hotels for Migrants

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A New York State Assemblyman is calling on the state’s attorney general to investigate a non-profit group and its CEO over claims the group lied about homeless veterans being displaced from hotels for migrants, according to a local news outlet. The New York Post originally reported the group’s claims which were later alleged to be a hoax.

New York State Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburg) called on the state’s attorney general to investigate the Yerik Israel Tooney (YIT) Foundation and CEO Sharon Toney-Finch, the Mid Hudson News reported.

“The recent arrival of asylum seekers in the Town of Newburgh has caused disruption enough without the additional outrage generated by Toney-Finch’s lies,” Jacobson told the local newspaper.

Breitbart News reported on the claims by YIT’s CEO Toney-Finch in an article published by the New York Post. Toney-Finch claimed she received a call from a group of veterans being displaced from their hotels to make room for migrants being bused to the area from New York City.

Tone-Finch told the New York Post, “Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants.”

Toney-Finch’s claims went viral with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle expressing outrage that homeless veterans would be kicked out of hotels to make room for migrants.

Republican New York State Assemblyman Brian Maher told the Post, “Shining a light on this is important because we need to make sure these hotels know how important it is to respect the service of our veterans before they kick [them] out of hotels to make room.”

New York Democrat Congressman Pat Ryan, whose 18th congressional district covers the northern suburbs and exurbs of New York City, took to social media to condemn the “incompetence” of city officials in displacing the homeless veterans.

New York Republican Congressman Marc Molinaro also took to social media to denounce the “absolutely inexcusable” treatment of the homeless veterans, which he described as “the result of incompetence and lack of compassion.”

The Mid Hudson News stated that:

Last week, Toney-Finch recruited several homeless men from a shelter in Poughkeepsie and allegedly offered them food and money to pose as YIT-assisted veterans who were kicked out of their lodging by the newly arrived migrants.

Assemblyman Jacobson told the local news outlet that, according to reports, either Toney-Finch or an associate doctored credit card receipts to make it look like the hotel had accepted payment to house the YIT-sponsored veterans.

In an article earlier on Friday, the Mid Hudson News reported that a graphics expert examined a receipt reportedly given to State Assemblyman Maher showing an alleged payment by YIT to the hotel for $37,800 in payment for lodging for the veterans. The expert claims the receipt was altered and the hotel says it has no record of a payment from the credit card reportedly used to make the payment.

The Times Union reports that Assemblyman Maher said he was taken for a ride and told the newspaper that Toney-Finch’s claims were false. He said he was “devastated and disheartened” about the news of the alleged hoax.

The Times Union said the state’s attorney general and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the matter.

When Maher pushed Toney-Finch for further proof of the alleged credit card payment, she reportedly told the assemblyman “Maybe it’s not exactly how I said it was.”

Maher said he then approached the local news outlets to report the matter along with the AG’s office.

Toney-Finch reportedly told the Times Union that she denied that she recruited homeless people to pose as veterans.

Breitbart reached out to the YIT Foundation for comment on the matter. An immediate response was not available.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.

MSNBC’s Reid: DeSantis Passing Florida-Style Laws as President Is ‘Bullsh-t’

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid said Friday on “The ReidOut” said the idea that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) could pass a similar agenda to the Florida legislation he has signed was “bullshit.”

Political commentator Susan Del Percio said, “DeSantis misunderstood the election results for 2022. He really didn’t get what was driving people. They didn’t show up. I mean, there was a big difference – 900,000 fewer votes cast on the Democratic line from ’18 to 2022. So, people maybe didn’t come out against him, but they didn’t come out for him either. And right now, you look at independent women, and yeah, one of Ron DeSantis’ big things is ‘I can win a general election.’ I mean, women in Florida hate him by 61%. I don’t understand. It makes no sense that he is touting himself as an alternative to Donald Trump when actually, his baggage is policy baggage, which is much more dangerous to carry around in a general election.”

Reid said, “And he also, he’s Trump with a completely subjugated legislature. So, the idea he could do on a national scale what he does in Florida is bullshit. I’m sorry to use the horrible word, but it’s not real because he’s got a sycophant legislature that will pass anything he says.”

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‘Completely Unnecessary’: New York Times Blasted for Including Domestic Violence Accusations in Post About Jim Brown’s Death

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The New York Times faced a hail of criticism online Friday after including the accusations of domestic violence against NFL legend Jim Brown in a tweet referencing the player’s death.

News of Brown’s death broke Friday afternoon as a spokeswoman for the Brown family confirmed that the Pro Football Hall of Famer and civil rights activist had passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 87.

The New York Times posted their story on Brown’s historic sports career and the impact he left as an actor and activist. However, the tweet describing the article also included a reference to the accusations of domestic violence against Brown.

Breaking News: Jim Brown has died at 87. He was acclaimed as one of the greatest players in pro football history, an actor and a civil rights activist. He was also accused of domestic violence. https://t.co/3xrYGf4F3b pic.twitter.com/LKGg1rL4IY

— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 19, 2023

Jim Brown, who was acclaimed as one of the greatest players in pro football history and who remained in the public eye, though his name was later tarnished by accusations of violent conduct against women, has died at 86. https://t.co/zn5wivt50J

— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) May 19, 2023

Twitter users were quick to denounce the Times for prominently placing information about the NFL legend’s past with domestic violence in the tweet.

Completely unnecessary inclusion in this headline about the death of Jim Brown from the #NewYorkTimes. #SMH pic.twitter.com/KhhJ45ezcJ

— Golden.State.Chiller (@GoldenSt_Chillr) May 19, 2023

The New York Times included “he was also accused of domestic violence” in their tweet about the death of Jim Brown… Have they also included what Jordan Neely was accused in their tweets about him? @Timcast @realDailyWire

— jake barnes (@smushmachine) May 19, 2023

It’s the New York Times vs. ESPN for scumbag of the week. Who’s obit was worst. Sam Zell or Jim Brown.?

— Scott McNair (@Scott_McNair_67) May 19, 2023

You really just threw that last sentence in on the day he passed? pic.twitter.com/cW2pWXyrgK

— Boston ☘️ Mike (@boston_sp0rts20) May 19, 2023

What the heck is this? Lame lead @nytimes pic.twitter.com/FKmww11S6K

— Brother Noah (@BrothaNoah) May 19, 2023

Yo NYT why would you add that to this article.

— SDOT (@GA_BALLA) May 19, 2023

Most news publications included information about the domestic violence accusations against Brown in their obituaries.

“While he had a soft spot for those in need, and his generosity changed lives, he also was arrested a half-dozen times, mostly on charges of hitting women,” the Associated Press reported in their article marking Brown’s death.

“In June 1999, Brown’s wife called 911, saying Brown had smashed her car with a shovel and threatened to kill her. During the trial, Monique Brown recanted. Jim Brown was acquitted of a charge of domestic threats but convicted of misdemeanor vandalism. The Los Angeles judge sentenced Brown to six months in jail when he refused to attend domestic violence counseling.”

However, the New York Times seems to be one of the few outlets that placed the domestic violence accusations prominently in their social media posts and in the articles themselves.

Illegal Alien Faces 15 Years in Prison for Allegedly Killing Six-Year-Old Boy

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An illegal alien, accused of killing a six-year-old boy in Watford City, North Dakota, is facing 15 years in prison if convicted.

Julian Montoya, a 19-year-old illegal alien, was arrested last month and charged with negligent homicide and driving without a license after allegedly running over and killing six-year-old Ian Matteo Garcia, who was adjusting his bicycle seat at the time.

Now, Montoya has been hit with an additional charge in an accident involving death. He has pleaded not guilty to both that felony charge and negligent homicide. If convicted, though, he faces just 15 years in prison for killing Garcia.

A GoFundMe page for Garcia’s family has raised more than $30,000.

According to police, Garcia was in the parking lot of the Madison Heights Apartment complex with his bicycle on the night of April 8. The boy was adjusting his bicycle seat when an eyewitness said they saw Montoya speeding through the parking lot, coming from around a corner towards Garcia.

The eyewitness yelled for Garcia to quickly move, but Montoya was driving so fast that the boy did not have time and he was struck, according to police. Montoya, the eyewitness said, did not attempt to stop his vehicle.

When questioned by police, Montoya first said he did not see Garcia in the middle of the parking lot, then later said that he had seen the boy but did not have time to stop the car because he was driving so fast.

After hitting Garcia, Montoya told police he went into shock and left the scene. When police arrived, though, he returned to the scene. Police said evidence at the scene shows Montoya made no attempt to brake or swerve to avoid hitting Garcia.

Montoya is being held in McKenzie County Jail on a $1 million bail.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here

Report: Fox News Lays Off Entire Investigative Unit After $787.5 Million Dominion Settlement

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Fox News laid off its entire investigative unit of reporters one month after the cable news company settled with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million, Rolling Stone reported.

Last month, Fox News settled Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million. Six days later, the cable news company cut ties with Tucker Carlson.

Carlson’s attorneys reportedly sent Fox News a letter that accused the company of agreeing to fire Carlson as part of its settlement with Dominion, among other things.

However, the electronic voting company has continually denied playing any role in Carlson’s firing.

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Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

“As the Fox principals who negotiated the settlement well know, Dominion made no demands about Tucker Carlson’s employment orally or in writing,” a Dominion spokesperson told the Daily Caller. “Any claims otherwise are categorically false and a thinly veiled effort to further damage Dominion. Fox should take every effort to stop these lies immediately.”

A Fox News spokesperson also said reports about Dominion’s role in Carlson’s firing are “categorically false.”

Still, the company let go of its entire investigative unit on Friday, with more layoffs potentially on the way, according to Rolling Stone.

“Yes, [layoffs] have happened,” one staffer told the outlet. “And continue to happen.”

Related: CNN’s Darcy: Fox News Viewership “Collapsing” Among 25-54 Age Demo After Tucker Firing

Another Fox employee told Rolling Stone the laid-off reporters are the “sacrificial lambs,” of the Dominion settlement.

“The rank and file journalists are getting let go meanwhile upper management are sitting pretty while they are the execs responsible for the Dominion debacle,” the Fox employee said. “We are the sacrificial lambs.”

“The outrage is that Suzanne Scott and Maria Bartriomo keep their jobs,” one staffer added. “Meanwhile the journalists get let go. We are in shock.”

Another former Fox “talent” suspects the cable news company is trying to “get money off the books before June 30,” due to the Dominion settlement.

“I think producers, management, et cetera [are being laid-off],” a former Fox talent told Rolling Stone. “They are trying to get money off the books before June 30. They have to save money because of the [Dominion] lawsuit.”

However, the New York Daily News reported that a source said the investigative unit layoffs have “nothing to do with Dominion.”

Related: Weissmann: After Dominion, Lawmakers, Election Workers, Capitol Police Could Sue Fox News

Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jdixonhamilton@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter.

Pollak: Pete Buttigieg is Too Brilliant to Keep the Trains on the Tracks

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Pete Buttigieg is too brilliant for the job of Secretary of Transportation, which is why he barely shows up to work as cargo ships pile up in port; why it seems trains keep derailing, and why flights never seem to leave.

Wired.com’s now-infamous profile of Buttigieg sought to reassure the public that “infrastructure occupies just a sliver of his voluminous mind … his cabinet job requires only a modest portion of his cognitive powers.”

Reporter Virginia Heffernan gushed over the fact that Buttigieg keeps a copy of Homer’s Iliad in his office — a classic, no doubt, but also a book that I read to my five-year-old son to pass the time during the pandemic.

It is a suitable story for Buttigieg to have on hand, because the hero, Achilles, can barely be bothered to do anything; and because it takes the other main character, Odysseus, ten years to get back home from the Trojan War.

If you’ve tried to travel recently, you can relate.

Buttigieg boasts that he is in charge of hundreds of  billions of dollars in new infrastructure spending, passed by a bipartisan majority and signed by President Joe Biden last year.

Buttigieg, with his McKinsey consulting pedigree, is very good at telling other people how to manage projects, but — as the pothole-strewn streets of South Bend, Indiana, testify — not so good at doing it himself.

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Pete Buttigieg, US transportation secretary, speaks during a news conference near the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, US, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Buttigieg traveled to East Palestine, Ohio, on Thursday, as the Biden administration hastens its response to a fiery train crash earlier this month that spread toxic chemicals and has become a flashpoint in the upcoming presidential election. Photographer: Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg via Getty Images

And he’s not really that interested in trying. Instead, he prefers to yak to Wired.com — the de facto hometown paper of Silicon Valley, which backed him heavily in his 2020 presidential campaign — about “neoliberalism, masculinity, and Christianity.”

The latter is a consistent obsession for Buttigieg, who has long displayed an intolerance toward traditional Christians, lest they take some getting used to the new rite of gay marriage.

Buttigieg ran as something of a moderate in 2020, but Wired lets us know that his “father was a renowned Marxist scholar” — it can finally be said! — and that he “was himself a devotee of Senator Bernie Sanders as a young man.”

Whatever devotion he felt toward the Vermont socialist disappeared the night Buttigieg lost to Sanders in the Nevada caucuses, when he gave a blistering anti-Bernie speech — and won himself Biden’s favor.

Instead of making sure the trains run on time — or arrive without their goods being stolen — Buttigieg prefers to blame Trump or pursue ideological crusades.

The FAA can barely manage the nation’s air traffic, but it is busy promoting “gender-neutral and inclusive” language and fostering “LGBTQI+ visibility.” It may not have made the skies safer, but it has created “safe spaces” at work for FAA employees who might need to feel appreciated.

Back in 2019, it was already clear what Buttigieg’s game is. As I wrote at the time, he is a classic Harvard “bullshitter” — adept at responding smartly to questions in ways that avoid any semblance of a direct answer.

He is also a masterful goldbricker: during the cargo crisis of 2021, Buttigieg disappeared for two months and left no one running his agency. He later said he had been on paternity leave, and you were a bigot if you objected.

But what Buttigieg is best at is cultivating his profile. During Biden’s early months, Buttigieg would appear on the Sunday shows to explain away whatever new crisis had erupted, apparently believing even bad attention is good coverage. The Wired hagiography is his latest coup. And do not be surprised if he pops up more often: Biden’s age is going up and his poll numbers are going down. The Party may soon need a non-Kamala stand-in.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.