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Lancaster protester held on $1 million bail is a sorority girl

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Lancaster protester held on $1 million bail is a sorority girl

She went from the sorority house to the big house.

One of the accused rioters locked up on $1 million bail following violent protests in Lancaster, Penn., is a Kappa Delta sorority sister and “ally” of a black rights organization at the pricey private college she attends.

Kathryn Patterson was among 13 people arrested early Monday morning on a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges including arson, riot, vandalism and criminal conspiracy.

Nine of them, including Patterson, 20, are still being held on $1 million bail, according to court records.

Originally from the tiny town of Mercersburg, about two hours west of Lancaster, Patterson is an undergraduate at Franklin and Marshall College in the city, which charges $60,872 in annual tuition.

The 20-year-old was identified as an “ally” of the college’s Black Student Union, according to a GoFundMe page set up for her legal fees.

Patterson’s Facebook page includes photos of her activism, including one from Aug. 1 with her fist raised in the air, captioned “BLM, all day every day.”

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Friends claim Patterson was acting as a “medic” during the violent protests that erupted overnight Sunday following the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz, who charged at cops with a knife.

“Kat was providing medical attention to injured demonstrators and has now been wrongfully accused of crimes she could not possibly commit,” claimed the GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $41,000 as of Wednesday morning.

Patterson’s parents didn’t immediately return a message.

Chip Patterson told the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon that his daughter has acted as a medic at past protests. He said her bail was “obscene.”

“Everything that I know so far, which is not a lot, indicates that Kat is not guilty of those charges. But then again, we’ll have to wait and see,” he said.

Chip had not been able to reach his daughter since her arrest.

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Kathryn PattersonFacebook

“I cannot tell you how long this night has been,” he said. “I think regardless of what these people did or didn’t do, the bail amount is just outrageous and clearly against the Eighth Amendment,” which addresses bail.

An online fundraiser has also been set up for Taylor Enterline, who was also collared while allegedly “working as a medic, running around helping those that were hurt and or tear gassed,” the page said.

“She was then charged with guns by police along with another person from her activist group,” the GoFundMe said. “She is being held under false charges that all witnesses protest against, She was denied her family lawyer and charged with a $1,000,000 bail that is a direct violation to her 8th amendment rights.”

Enterline’s mother declined to comment on her daughter’s arrest.

“I’m not comfortable at this time,” she said.

Munoz was shot and killed by a Lancaster police officer after charging at the cop with a knife in hand. The officer had been responding to a 911 call reporting Munoz’s “aggressive” behavior and that the 27-year-old mentally ill man was trying to break into his mother’s home in downtown Lancaster.

He had been awaiting trial on charges he slashed four people last year, including a teenage boy who was stabbed in the face.

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Hundreds of protesters stage ‘sit in’ at Brooklyn Bridge

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Some 500 Black Lives Matter protesters marched onto the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge Friday night — where they sat down and blocked traffic for about an hour before moving on.

The protesters had gathered at the Barclays Center before taking the bridge.

The group wound up retreating back to Brooklyn about an hour later after a large number of cops massed on the Manhattan side of the bridge and began moving toward them.

No arrests were made, a police spokesman said.

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Sheriffs bust indoor Queens wedding with 200 people present

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Sheriffs bust indoor Queens wedding with 200 people present

The Sheriff’s Office busted up a massive, social-distance-violating Queens wedding reception with a 200-plus person guest list Friday night, law enforcement sources said.

Dressed in gowns and suits, 246 people had poured into a loading dock on the side of the Elite Palace wedding venue for a night of drinking and partying.

Alcohol was served and no masks were worn, sources said.

New York City sheriff deputies swept in just before midnight to break up the soiree.

The owner was slapped with summonses for disobeying the city’s coronavirus orders, serving liquor without a license and not providing multiple points of entry, sources said.

The risky reception was held as the city warns of an alarming rise of coronavirus cases in swaths of Brooklyn and Queens, with health officials warning that reopening rollbacks could come in the areas if the transmission doesn’t drop in the coming days.

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NYC firefighter rescues giant iguana from Astoria apartment fire

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NYC firefighter rescues giant iguana from Astoria apartment fire

As fire rescues go, this one is both heart-warming and cold-blooded.

An FDNY firefighter emerged from an Astoria apartment fire Friday night with a very lucky giant iguana in his arms and a nearly-bigger grin across his soot-covered face.

The fire broke out just before 6 p.m. on the top floor of a three-story apartment building near the corner of 23rd Street and 25th Road, an FDNY spokesperson said.

A hero firefighter managed to locate and save the big, scaly pet even though the third floor — where it lived — was on fire, said photographer Chris Clarke, who snapped the photo.

“When he came out of the building, he had this big smile on face as he was talking the other firefighters,” Clarke said.

“At first I thought he was carrying a cat,” Clarke said.

“Then I realized that’s not a cat — it’s huge!”

The firefighter reunited the lizard with its relieved owner who as waiting outside, according to Clarke.

“They were clearly very happy to have the iguana,” the photographer said.

The fire was placed under control at 7: 10 p.m., according to the FDNY.

One firefighter was transported to Mount Sinai Queens hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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