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2 hrs ago | via Valley Morning Star
Bank burglars reminded New York's top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes before they were caught, authorities said Tuesday as they announced the arrest of three men. Comment?
3 hrs ago | via Your News Now
The NYPD announced new measures Tuesday to prevent a repeat of the deadly violence that erupted in the pre-dawn hours before last year's West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. NY1 Criminal Justice reporter Dean Meminger has the story. Comment?
5 hrs ago | via New York Daily News
A Brooklyn man facing the rest of his life behind bars for the kidnap and murder of a landlord was "definitely not the mastermind" of the heinous crime, a lead detective on the case testified Tuesday. Kendel Felix is charged with grabbing Menachem Stark from outside his office in Williamsburg during a snowstorm on Jan. 2, 2014. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via TheBlaze.com
New York City police say they had to use a stun gun to subdue a man who was menacing people at a Brooklyn park with swords in both hands. Talk about keeping U're cool in this heat. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via New York Daily News
Cops have identified the tattoo-covered woman shot dead in the stairway of a Brooklyn housing project as a fugitive from New Mexico. Coral O'Brien, 26, of Los Lunas, a town of 14,000 people just south of Albuquerque, was shot Thursday in a fifth-floor stairwell of the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene, police said. Comment?
Monday | via SILive.com
A Brooklyn ex-convict accused of slaying a prostitute last year in a Grasmere motel rejected an offer Monday to plead guilty to attempted murder in exchange for a 16-year sentence. Carl October, 27, nixed the plea offer in state Supreme Court, St. George, five days after his accomplice, Derekson Lett, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree robbery in connection with the April 4, 2015 incident in which Michelle Hernandez-Vasquez, 21, was killed during a botched holdup in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, 1274 Hylan Blvd. October's lawyer, Maria Guastella, said during a conference her client wants more time to mull the offer; however, she told him the deal would be taken off the table after Monday. Comment?
Monday | via Star Tribune
A worker filed mug shots in Hennepin County in 1938. A federal appeals court in Ohio ruled mug shots shouldn't be public. Comment?
Saturday Jul 23 | via New York Daily News
Tenants call it "The Island" with not a little note of sarcasm: a safe haven within the sprawling Walt Whitman Houses where security cameras are placed exactly where they're not needed. Dozens of NYCHA and NYPD security cameras record everything within a four-block area that serves an NYPD housing bureau, NYCHA's management office and three apartment buildings. Comment?
Saturday Jul 23 | via New York Post
It took place on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 20 feet from where he was standing. In 1961, brownstone Brooklyn was a different place than today. Comment?
Thursday Jul 21 | via New York Daily News
The victim, whom police have not yet been able to identify, was shot in the head, one leg and an arm just after midnight inside a building on N. Oxford Walk near N. Portland Ave. in Greenpoint. Police were checking missing persons reports in an effort to identify the woman. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via BroadwayWorld.com
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade announces their 2016-17 season which will include a World Premiere by playwright J.Stephen Brantley , two World Premieres from their newest resident theatre company, The Dirty Blondes, the inaugural production of Hot Tramp Productions, the annual Pumpkin Pie Show, and new editions of the Gotham Storytelling Festival, the HP Lovecraft Festival, Burlesque Blitz, STEMFest, PolitiKos, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, and the 11th Annual FRIGID Festival. A queer coming-of-middle-age story. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via Silicon Alley Insider
In the wake of the high-profile shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas and a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando , gun violence in the US appears to be reaching crisis levels. Lawmakers aren't doing anything to solve the problem, according to Ken Thompson, the district attorney for Brooklyn, New York. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via SILive.com
And we have a lot to contend with on our roads, including aggressive drivers, tailgaters, folks who break the law left and right. People who put other people at risk. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via DNAinfo.com
There have been more police-involved shootings in the first half of this year than there were during all of 2015, according to NYPD statistics. Police fired their weapons three times "to summon assistance" in what the department calls an "intentional discharge - no conflict," according to an NYPD spokeswoman. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via The Post-Standard
A manhunt is underway for four suspects who narrowly missed two New York police officers in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night. NBC New York reports a police union says two NYPD officers were were on foot patrol in Brooklyn, near Flatbush around 10:30 p.m. when gunfire rang out. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 19 | via SILive.com
The victim of a Sunday drive-by shooting in Stapleton remained in critical condition Tuesday evening, a spokesperson for the NYPD said. The incident occurred outside the garage of the 69ers motorcycle club at 69 Roff St. at approximately 10:30 a.m. The 47-year-old victim, who police say was a "prospect" for the club, was shot once in the neck. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 19 | via New York Daily News
Brooklyn rapper and accused gang leader Bobby Shmurda told cops a weapon he was caught red-handed with in 2014 was to be used as a rap video prop, a detective testified at a pre-trial hearing Tuesday. "I use my gun for rap videos - I'm a rapper," Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, allegedly told NYPD Det. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 19 | via The Jersey Journal
MADISON - A New York man who was allegedly intoxicated and yelling obscenities while walking around in thong underwear in a restaurant last week is facing more charges after he head-butted an officer as he was being placed under arrest, police said. Ian J. O'Leary, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was causing a disturbance at an Italian restaurant on Park Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. on Thursday and patrons and staff had asked he be removed, Lt. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 19 | via The Washington Post
Police say an off-duty cop lost control of his vehicle and hit four pedestrians in Brooklyn early Saturday morning, killing one of them. Police say Nicholas Batka has been arrested on charges including manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Comment?
Monday Jul 18 | via Albany Times Union
Good morning! Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City today. He'll be making an announcement this morning at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. Comment?
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