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7 hrs ago | via Daily Mail
A former high-ranking FIFA official charged with soliciting bribes, including A 325,000 that allegedly went to build a swimming pool at his home, wants to stay in the house near Atlanta while he awaits trial. Jeffrey Webb, a former vice president at the world governing body, is charged with using his position to solicit bribes from sports marketing companies. Comment?
11 hrs ago | via NBC New York
The mother of an 8-year-old girl struck and killed by an SUV while crossing the street near her home in Brooklyn says she has been "ripped from my head to my foot" by the death of her baby girl. "I'm empty. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via Patch.com
An early-morning burglary on Sutter Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, turned violent when the burglars found a family of three inside their target home, according to the NYPD. "The suspects then displayed a firearm and bound a 13-year-old female, a 31 year-old female, and a 34-year-old male with duct tape. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via SILive.com
A Staten Island man was arrested after he allegedly punched a driver whose SUV struck and killed an 8-year-old girl in Brooklyn, according to police. No charges have been filed at this time against the 35-year-old driver of the SUV that hit Jadann Williams on Wednesday evening near her apartment on East 22nd Street in Brooklyn, according to a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information . Comment?
Yesterday | via The Brooklyn Paper
Police are on the lookout for a dastardly duo who they say robbed two Brooklyn cellphone stores in as many months. The pair used the same modus operandi in both heists - the two brigands enter the store, and one threatens an employee with a gun while the other walks behind the counter and pilfers cash and phones, cops said. Comment?
Yesterday | via PRWeb
Following a string of church break ins that inspired the company to launch a church security systems program during the first two quarters of 2015, Total Security now announces three essential reasons that New York churches and places of worship should improve security in an effort to promote awareness to the community. Security experts share how to protect donations, deter vandalism, and create a safer environment. Comment?
Yesterday | via PoliPundit
Don't let law abiding citizens have guns? Don't allow black people to have guns? Don't allow journo's to have guns? Print micro serial numbers on bullets? Will there be a wave of lib activists shooting random people in order to provide talking points to lib politicians? "Will there be a wave of lib activists shooting random people in order to provide talking points to lib politicians?" What a fun game! Phrase unsupportable accusations as innocent questions! Here's another one: Will the FBI reverse their assessment that right wing domestic terrorism is a greater threat to national security than Muslim extremists? And, even as I write, leftists are exploiting today's tragedy for political goals - to take away the rights guaranteed by our Constitution. Comment?
Wednesday | via Newsday
An airplane takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 25, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty / AFP / Trevor Collins Two plane passengers were arrested Wednesday morning at Kennedy Airport after a razor and pepper spray fight that started when one of them tried to climb over the other as the jet reached the gate, the Port Authority said. Comment?
Wednesday | via KLFY-TV Lafayette
Law enforcement officers seize evidence from the Manhattan offices of Rentboy.com in New York August 25, 2015. U.S. authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of the chief executive officer and six employees of Rentboy.com, which prosecutors described as the largest online male escort service. Comment?
Tuesday | via New York Daily News
Cops investigate the scene of the shooting outside a bodega on the corner of Mother Gaston Blvd. and New Lots Ave. in Brownsville, Brooklyn, late Tuesday. An 18-year-old man was shot in the temple after a hooded gunman walked up behind him and fired in Brooklyn Tuesday night, police and witnesses said. 1 comment
Tuesday | via The Brooklyn Paper
A bleach-wielding cretin in a fast-food uniform attacked a woman on Carlton Avenue on Aug. 17, cops reported. The 19-year-old victim told police she was between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 10:30 pm, as she engaged in a heated argument with the disgruntled employee. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 25 | via Yahoo!
U.S. authorities on Tuesday announced the arrests of the chief executive officer and six employees of Rentboy.com for promoting prostitution through what prosecutors described as the largest online male escort service. Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant and the employees were charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, as authorities moved to seize bank accounts holding $1.4 million and the website's domain name. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 25 | via News Max
A pellet shooting left a member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's security team injured on Sunday, and a 19-year-old suspect was later arrested near Gracie Mansion. Authorities told the New York Post that a plainclothes female member of the security team was shot in the back with a pellet gun about 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via Patch.com
Perhaps the most epic Red Hook crime story of the year was that of Arthur Mondella , the 57-year-old maraschino cherry tycoon caught with a 2,500-square-foot marijuana farm, the largest in NYC history - along with hundreds of thousands in cash and a fleet of luxury vehicles - in the basement of his seaside family business, Dell's Maraschino Cherries . "Take care of my kids!" he screamed to his sister, Joanne, through his cherry factory's bathroom door before shooting himself in the head. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via New York Post
The Brooklyn maraschino cherry magnate who killed himself as cops uncovered his secret pot-growing operation earlier this year left his $8.5 million estate to his family, according to new court documents. But that money's up in the air pending an investigation into whether Arthur Mondella obtained funds illegally through the marijuana business he ran at Dell's Maraschino Cherries in Red Hook, authorities said. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via NBC29
The Waynesboro Police Department wants citizens and businesses to be aware of a reoccurring credit card scam that has been seen perpetrated in stores particularly in small cities on the eastern seaboard, including Waynesboro. Locally, Krogers, Rite Aid, Family Dollar have been targeted in Waynesboro and the Walmart in Staunton. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via SILive.com
A convicted rapist is accused of posing as a postal worker during home invasion in Castleton Corners in May 2015. Khalid Melvin, 37, of Brooklyn, has been charged with several felonies in connection with the May 27 push-in that he allegedly committed with another man at about 7:40 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of Laguardia Avenue. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via WHSV-TV Harrisonburg
The Waynesboro Police Department wants citizens and businesses to be aware of a reoccurring credit card scam that has been seen perpetrated in stores particularly in small cities on the eastern seaboard, including Waynesboro. These scams usually involve multiple offenders who are from out-of-state and connected with large organized-crime operations. Comment?
Monday Aug 24 | via Religion Dispatched
Last week, The New York Times' Rukmini Callimachi published " A Theology of Rape ," a report as important as it is horrifying. Unfortunately, like several recent exposA s on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , including Graeme Wood's website-busting What ISIS Really Wants , Callimachi's reporting is unusually receptive to the movement's claims. Comment?
Feb 24, 2015 | via SILive.com
The former Staten Islander who killed himself six months ago at his Brooklyn maraschino cherry factory, which, authorities allege, fronted a pot-growing operation, left behind an $8.5 million estate, according to a report in the New York Post. Arthur Mondella, 57, split his fortune among his three daughters and his sister in a will filed Aug. 13 in Brooklyn Surrogate's Court, the report said. Comment?
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