A New York city council member has been arrested after carrying a gun around her waist while attending a pro-Palestine rally at CUNY’s Brooklyn College.
Republican Brooklyn councilwoman Inna Vernikov, who is Jewish, turned herself in to the NYPD early Friday following her appearance at the school’s Flatbush campus, where hundreds of people gathered in support of Palestine after Hamas’ attack killed more than 1,000 Israelis. cost my life.
Officials reportedly contacted her to inform her she was being charged with criminal possession of a weapon, The New York Post reported.
Vernikov, 39, was released with a ticket and ordered to surrender her gun, a Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter, as well as her concealed carry permit, which she had just obtained last month.
Although she had a permit, it is a Class E misdemeanor to bring a weapon onto a protest or school site, which are considered “sensitive locations.”
Republican Brooklyn Councilwoman Inna Vernikov was arrested after wearing a gun around her waist while attending a pro-Palestine rally at CUNY’s Brooklyn College
“I’m here at the pro-Hamas rally at the university in Brooklyn. There are a lot of police and we made sure that the Jewish students felt safe today,” she said
Brooklyn College’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter is just one of many across the country that have mobilized to justify the Hamas attack on Israel
“I’m here at the pro-Hamas rally at the university in Brooklyn. There are a lot of police and we made the Jewish students feel safe today, but here they are shouting and screaming: ‘Intifada, globalize the Intifida!’ Vernikov said on a video of the protest on X.
“If you stand here today with these people, without the bombs you are nothing less than a terrorist.”
Vernikov represents Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay and nearby neighborhoods, and is a member of the Council’s Standards and Ethics Committee.
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“These are the tactics of violence and intimidation used by Zionist groups to silence any support for Palestine.”
Brooklyn College’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter is just one of many across the country that have mobilized to justify the Hamas attack on Israel, arguing that Israel is responsible for the violence.
Harvard ran into trouble after 31 of its student organizations signed a letter holding the Israeli regime fully responsible for all the violence that unfolded.”
In their statement on Sunday, the groups said the attack that killed more than 1,000 “did not take place in a vacuum,” and claimed the Israeli government has forced Palestinians to “live in an open-air prison for more than 20 years.”
California State University’s La Fuerza Student Association has been criticized for its “sickening” and distasteful pro-Palestinian protest poster (pictured) depicting a paraglider
Nazis, Nazis, Nazis, one man in a keffiyeh with Palestinian colors repeatedly chanted at the counter-protesters
Perfume giant Jo Malone distanced itself from company founder Jo Malone after DailyMail.com revealed he was a leader of the group, the Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee.
Harvard President Claudine Gay issued a message Thursday condemning the “barbaric atrocities committed by Hamas” but rejected calls to punish and name the students who signed the inflammatory statement, saying the school “has a commitment to embraces free speech’.
Gay had previously said, “While our students have the right to speak for themselves, no student group—not even 30 student groups—speaks on behalf of Harvard University or its leadership.”
Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman claimed that fellow CEOs want to know who they are so that “none of us accidentally hire one of their members.”
The CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management said he was approached by “a number of CEOs,” adding: “One should not be able to hide behind a corporate shield when issuing statements in support of the actions of terrorists, who, so we now learn, decapitated babies, among other unimaginably despicable acts.”
The statement was signed by several other groups on the notoriously left-wing campus, including Koreans for Decolonization and Central Americans for Empowerment.
On Tuesday, about 150 people waving banners and Palestinian flags occupied the steps of Cambridge City Hall.
“Animals, animals, you pigs, animals, Nazis, Nazis, Nazis,” a man in a keffiyeh with Palestinian colors shouted at them, waving his finger over the thin police line separating the groups.
Meanwhile, the University of California, Berkeley’s ‘Bears for Palestine’ group expressed support for Hamas’ actions and “denounced the framing of Israel as a victim” hours after the terrorist organization’s attack.
The group will organize a vigil for “martyrs in Palestine” on Friday and has promoted Student for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) call for a “Day of Resistance” in support of the Hamas attacks on all university campuses.
The Palestinian Solidarity Committee holds banners outside the prestigious college
On Thursday’s “Day of Resistance,” several Jewish students at the University of Washington were in tears as they begged an administrator to end the pro-Palestinian rally, during which students condoned violence against Israel and the Jewish people .
‘They want our people dead. They want to kill us,” a student sobs to an administrator who appears to listen, but indicates he can do nothing.
The event in the campus’s Red Square was announced by a radical student group who said their goal was to “elevate the righteous Palestinian resistance” and “condemn the colonial settler state of Israel.”
Flyers for the event featured a drawing of a paraglider similar to the one that militant Hamas terrorists used last Saturday to fly into southern Israel and slaughter dozens of innocent concertgoers.
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A house in ruins after an attack by Hamas militants on this kibbutz days earlier, killing dozens of civilians near the Gaza border
At NYU, the president of the Law School Bar Association had a job offer from a pro-LGBTQ+ law firm rescinded after she declared that the Hamas child slaughter in Israel was “necessary.”
Ryna Workman, 24, a non-binary student at NYU’s School of Law, sent out a weekly newsletter saying that the killings of innocent Israeli children, women and civilians over the past week were Israel’s “entire responsibility.”
Law firm Winston & Strawn – which regularly highlights its legal work representing the LGBTQ+ community – told DailyMail.com in a statement on Tuesday that its offer of employment to Workman has been withdrawn.
The number of US citizens confirmed killed in the war between Israel and Hamas has risen to at least 25. US citizens are among an estimated 150 hostages captured by Hamas militants in their shocking weekend attack on Israel, president confirmed Joe Biden Tuesday.
The war has already claimed at least 2,200 lives on both sides.