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NYC teen, alleged gang member jailed after his fifth gun bust

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An alleged teen gang member’s fifth gun bust landed him behind bars Monday.

Raquan Wilson, 19, was remanded by Judge Craig Walker in the Youth Part of Brooklyn Supreme Court after he was arrested last week along with two pals and a loaded SAR 9mm pistol in a fanny pack on the floor of an Uber.

“I did tell Mr. Wilson part of the agreement was no new arrests,” Walker said of the deal allowing Wilson to walk free as he awaited trial for an armed robbery in June 2019. “This was with a loaded firearm in the car. Mr. Wilson is going to be remanded.”

One of Wilson’s pals had claimed ownership of the pistol, but prosecutors said the gun would be tested for DNA and they would be back in court on April 27 when the results come back.

Raquan Wilson (right) has a total of five pending firearms charges.
Raquan Wilson (right) has a total of five pending firearms charges.
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He was cut free when he appeared for that case since it was still unclear to whom the firearm belonged.

Walker added, “I want to see what happens with those Queens matters.”

Raquan Wilson is an alleged member of the Folk Nation gang.
Raquan Wilson is an alleged member of the Folk Nation gang.
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Wilson, an alleged member of the Folk Nation gang who was charged in a murder at age 15, has a total of five pending gun cases.

The teen danced and sang as he entered the courtroom Monday morning, but when the cuffs were slapped on, he turned to his girlfriend in court and they both said, “I love you.”

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Suspect arrested in fatal Brooklyn stabbing

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Police have apprehended a suspect in the fatal December stabbing of a Brooklyn man, cops said on Saturday.

The suspect, John Headley, 32, also of Brooklyn, was taken into custody Friday and charged with murder and weapons possession for the Dec. 12 knifing of Ken Baird, 37, police said.

Baird was stabbed multiple times in the chest following a dispute on Crown Street near Utica Avenue in Crown Heights at about 6:40 p.m., police said.

EMS transported Baird to King County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, cops said.

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Man dies after jumping from Staten Island Ferry

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A 53-year-old man died Saturday after jumping from the Staten Island Ferry into the chilly waters of New York Harbor, police said.

NYPD Harbor launch officers pulled the man out of the water after responding to reports of a jumper near the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan at around 2 p.m.

“He jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock,” an NYPD spokesman told The Post. He jumped off the Ferryboat Andrew J. Barberi, police said.

The unidentified victim was removed to Pier 11 and transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3:10 p.m.

A newsstand worker said there were “about 50 or so emergency people” at Pier 11 following a valiant effort — which included CPR — to save the man’s life.

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An NYPD spokesman says the 53-year-old man “jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock.”

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The 53-year-old man was transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

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Mr. Kemp, who is gearing up to run for re-election in 2022, has striven to re-enter the good graces of Republican voters after becoming a central political target of former President Donald J. Trump because of his refusal to help Mr. Trump overturn the state’s election results last year. A former secretary of state of Georgia who has his own record of decisions that made voting harder for the state’s residents, he is again a key G.O.P. voice leading the charge on the issue.

On Saturday, he repeatedly tried to paint the league’s decision as driven by Stacey Abrams, the voting rights advocate and former Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia who is seen as likely to challenge Mr. Kemp again next year.

Ms. Abrams, one of the most prominent critics of Georgia’s voting law, has pushed back on calls for sports leagues and corporations to boycott the state. She said on Friday that she was “disappointed” baseball officials had pulled the All-Star Game but that she was “proud of their stance on voting rights.”

In defending the law in Georgia, Mr. Kemp singled out two Democratically controlled states, New York and Delaware, and compared their voting regulations with the new law in Georgia. Those states do not offer as many options for early voting as Georgia does, but they have also not passed new laws instituting restrictions on voting.

“In New York, they have 10 days of early voting,” Mr. Kemp said (New York actually has nine). “In Georgia, we have a minimum of 17, with two additional Sundays that are optional in our state. In New York, you have to have an excuse to vote absentee. In Georgia, you can vote absentee for any reason.”

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