I’m glad they lock her up…….
An alleged Brooklyn slumlord and his brother were arrested Thursday morning, accused of creating appalling and squalid conditions for tenants.
Joel Israel and his brother, Amram, were led in handcuffs into the courthouse in downtown Brooklyn on Thursday for their arraignment, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported.
They have been charged with scheme to defraud, burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief, unlawful eviction, offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records.
CBS2 first reported the story of Joel Israel more than a year ago, when tenants in several of his rent-controlled buildings claimed he was trying to force them out by ripping up their apartments for repairs that would never happen.
“He should be in jail,” one tenant said then. “My landlord should be in jail.”
“If this landlord does not go to jail, and then other landlords think they can get away with this and other tenants are going to live in these kinds of situations,” said another resident.
Residents at 98 Linden Blvd. in Bushwick were forced to live in deplorable conditions inside gutted apartment, many partially demolished.
Israel and his brother own several other buildings where tenants say the same thing has happened.
“One way that criminal landlords have been trying to get rent-regulated tenants out is by provoking vacate orders. If they neglect the building or if they deliberately sabotage the building, the city is going to come in and issue a vacate order and that basically does their job for them,” Adam Meyers said, with Brooklyn Legal Services Corp.
Many were forced to move out after their homes were boarded up and ruled uninhabitable by the city.
Earlier this year, a housing court judge ordered Israel to make the necessary repairs.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson plans to speak about the arrests later Thursday.
The standard for anti-personnel bullets since time immemorial has always been the hollow point. It mushrooms out on impact, giving the bullet a much larger profile and stopping it inside the target. Unlike the full-metal jacket, which is designed to wound, it will more than likely not pass through what you’re aiming at.
However, since we started using weapons, humans have never stuck with the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy and the bullet is not exempt. This newest anti-personnel round not only replaces the hollow point bullet, it also makes it look like a sissy.
Meet the RIP round from G2 Research. Not only does this bullet look scary, it does scary things. It was intended to be used for gun-toting women against would-be attackers, and it’s guaranteed to kill anyone dumb enough to assault anyone who has this in the chamber.
G2 calls it “the last round you will ever need” and describes its effects as “radically invasive.” As you’ll see in the video, the bullet doesn’t just stay in one piece upon entering it’s target. The round uses its forward momentum to send the edges of the bullet ripping apart into your attacker. This not only puts a round into the target, it also sends shrapnel into various parts of the body as well, effectively destroying vital organs.
At this time, G2 only has a 9mm version but plans to create various other calibers, including the 45 and shotgun slugs.
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