Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Pols want better cop presence following third killing

Mom and pop shop owners in Brooklyn are on edge following the third attack by a killer who targets store workers.

Bronx father takes kids for wild ride in attempted kidnapping

Cops say an angry man went all out on the mother of his children during a dangerous incident.

‘Stop and Frisk’ cases decreased this year: Study

Although the NYPD used the controversial tactic less this year, civil rights groups aren’t happy about its disproportionate use.

Etan Patz suspect arraigned in boy’s kidnapping, murder

The Etan Patz case has passed a significant milestone as prosecutors officially charged a suspect.

MLB star admits midtown anti-Semitic assault

A former Detroit Tigers star is getting tolerance training following his guilty plea.

Cops guard gas stations as impatience leads to hoarding

Hurricane Sandy has made things so bad that the NYPD has to keep the peace at every station in the five boroughs.

Cops bust alleged online Manhattan prostitution ring

The authorities have taken down another illegal sex business that they say catered to affluent customers.

DA dismisses charges against homeless cop assault victim

Brooklyn prosecutors won’t be pursuing a case against the man whose arrest cause a storm in Brooklyn and the Internet.

NYPD under fire for video of cops beating homeless man

Elected officials are fuming over a video that shows two officers beating a homeless man during an arrest.

Council pushes for tougher penalties on sex offenders

Following a rash of sex assaults in the city, elected officials are mulling plans to close legal loopholes that keep predators on the streets.

Lawsuits, legal payouts against cops on the rise

The number of lawsuits against the city could cause a huge problem, according to experts.

Attorney admits to stealing $10M from clients: DA

A Manhattan lawyer thought he could steal from his clients for restaurants, strippers and other gifts and get away with it by fleeing to Asia.

Protesters call for city to pass ‘stop and frisk’ reform

Hundreds of New Yorkers want the City Council to pass a set of laws that would make the NYPD more transparent.

Anti-jihad posters tagged with ‘racist’ stickers

A series of controversial subway ads have become the target for vandals.

Off-duty cop stabbed inside Queens home

A four-year NYPD vet is expected to survive after a burglary allegedly attacked him in his house.

Bronx bodega shooting victim’s kin want cops investigated

The family of a Bronx bodega worker who was killed when he ran into a police officer are seeking answers.

Huntley’s election opponent calls for her resignation

Councilman James Sanders says the state senator’s recent brush in with the law has undermined her leadership of southeast Queens.

U.S. Open referee killed husband with coffee mug: Cops

The authorities conducted a cross coast investigation to arrest an elderly woman accused of murdering her spouse.

Qns. woman sentenced for $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

A Long Island City woman will be spending several years in prison for stealing more than a million dollars from several investors.

Attorneys push NYPD to change patrol guidelines for ‘stop and frisk’

Civil liberties lawyers say the city is violating a Supreme Court decision in the way it trains NYPD officers.