Jabbar Collins's lawsuit against the city and state for his 16-year wrongful imprisonment has been a groundbreaking case. The case forced former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to testify under oath about misconduct in his office for the first time. It led to the telling deposition of top p ... More >>
In 2006, a judge vacated the conviction of Cy Greene, who had spent more than 22 years in prison for a 1983 murder in Brooklyn. Greene had produced evidence suggesting that prosecutors had hidden information pointing to his innocence. Greene sued the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office and the NYPD ... More >>
On Thursday, New York state agreed to pay Jabbar Collins $3 million for his 16-year wrongful imprisonment. It was the latest in a string of high-profile, high-priced settlements this year stemming from wrongful convictions in New York city during the crack era. In January, the city agreed to pay Dav ... More >>
For 24 years, Jonathan Fleming was in prison for a Brooklyn murder. All those years he claimed that he was innocent and that he was in Florida on the day of the crime. And all those years, the evidence proving his innocence lay untouched in his case file.
From what it looks like, the arrest of Daniel St. Hubert stemmed from solid police work. There was an apparent DNA match from the knife found at the scene of the murder of six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto. He was the prime suspect from the start, and detectives spotted him on the street, two block ... More >>
In 1997, Roger Logan, then 36, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison. Prosecutors said that he had killed Sherwin Gibbons on the night of July 24 after somebody stole Logan's gold chain during a dice game earlier that day. The strongest evidence against him was an eye ... More >>
As we detailed in our December feature story, Bad Rabbi, members of Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community have accused Mendel Epstein of kidnappings and assaults since the mid-1980s. Epstein, the locals claimed, specialized in coercing husbands to grant their wives a get, the document required for a ... More >>
For the second time this year, four Orthodox Jews have been arrested for allegedly interfering in the trial of prominent Jewish leader/"therapist" Nechemya Weberman, who allegedly sexually abused one of his patients for several years, starting when the girl was only 12 years old.The four men arrest ... More >>
Two Brooklyn men were indicted on forgery charges yesterday for creating counterfeit identification cards and distributing them out of a Sunset Park bakery. Jose Mateo Castro, 56, and Leonel Escamiilo, 43, allegedly sold counterfeit Social Security Cards, Green Cards and driver's licenses to undocu ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy and the presidential election have dominated the headlines here in the Big Apple for the last two weeks. But let's not forget what was going on in New York before that bitch Sandy dropped by: two NYPD officers are under investigation for what could potentially be pretty appalling cri ... More >>
The man responsible for burning a 73-year-old woman alive in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building will serve 50 years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to first-degree murder and second-degree arson charges. Back in December, Jerome Isaac, 48, cornered 73-year-old Delores Gilles ... More >>
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office announced yesterday that it has dropped charges of assaulting a police officer -- and other less-serious offenses -- against a Crown Heights man who earlier this month got the crap kicked out of him by a police officer for no apparent reason.The D.A.'s Office ... More >>
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office yesterday dismissed all charges -- including one of assaulting a police officer -- against a Crown Heights man who was beat up by an NYPD officer earlier this month. It did so, however, only after more than 100,000 people signed an online petition calling for ... More >>
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office just announced that it has dropped all charges against a Crown Heights man who was roughed up by an NYPD officer earlier this month for no apparent reason."After review of all available evidence I have decided to dismiss the charges against Ehud Halevy," Brook ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, a Crown Heights man was roughed up by a NYPD officers because they mistakenly thought he was trespassing when they found him sleeping on a couch in a synagogue and outreach center for troubled youth in Crown Heights.Following the two-minute-long beat-down -- during which ... More >>
At the sentencing hearing earlier this month for convicted Brooklyn pervert Andrew Goodman, the pederast was so happy about the wimpy sentence he was set to receive (thanks to a sweetheart plea deal from the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office) that he used the court appearance to declare his undyin ... More >>
You'd think that at ages 60 and 29, the prepubescent thrill of killing animals (most typically found in soon-to-be serial killers) would have faded. That, apparently, is not the case for a father and son in Brooklyn, who authorities say beat a cat to death and then tossed it in the road.Jean Rog Mur ... More >>
On Friday, we asked the following question: How Did Brooklyn Perv Andrew Goodman Get Off With A 2-Year Prison Sentence? The question wasn't meant to be rhetorical; we really want to know how a guy who was initially hit with 48 pervert-related felonies after admiting to sexually abusing two young boy ... More >>
A Brooklyn pervert convicted of molesting a pair of brothers for years proudly declared during his sentencing hearing yesterday his unwavering love for one of his victims, a 17-year-old boy -- all as the boy sat just feet away, shaking in fear, before calling his abuser "the devil disguised as a hum ... More >>
As we noted last week, if you just walk into a police station and hand over your illegal fireworks during what NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and other local law-dogs dubbed "Fireworks Amnesty Day," you're a "f**king schmuck."That said, there apparently a few schmucks out there.According to the Brookly ... More >>
Today is Thursday, a day that ends in the word "day" -- which apparently means one thing for the New York City Department of Education: a school employee is accused of inappropriatepriate sexual behavior with a student.The latest school employee to face accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior w ... More >>
Four Orthodox Jews have been indicted on charges that they attempted to persuade/intimidate witnesses into not testifying in the upcoming trial against "therapist" Nechemya Weberman, who allegedly sexually abused one of his patients for several years, starting when the girl was only 12 years old. ... More >>
After a six-year investigation, the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office has charged an alleged heroin addict with murder for the 2006 arson fire deaths of four people in a Crown Heights apartment building.Samuel Martinez, 38, has been hit with eight counts of second-degree manslaughter for allegedly ... More >>
A Brooklyn man who dressed up as his dead mother to commit real estate and social security fraud was in court this afternoon where he was sentenced to some rather lengthy prison time after getting found guilty last month of multiple dressing-as-your-dead-mother-to-scam-people-related crimes. Parkin, ... More >>
If you sell alcohol to a minor, you can get arrested. And if you do not sell alcohol to a minor, you can apparently also get arrested. No, really. The Daily News tells the story of Ismael Duran, a father of three who immigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic three years ago. Duran work ... More >>
This is how he squandered his big chance to go straight.
That's how a handful of dead-end high-schoolers ended up giving the city a big black eye.
Prosecutors' 'acting-in-concert' theory in chaotic shooting of Sean Bell misses the mark, observers say
Pharmacist in eye of cops/steroids storm is found shot to death only days before he was to speak to investigators
Baseball has no monopoly on foul balls. The NYPD's own drug scandal keeps simmering.
Court change means some kids have less than a snowball's chance of staying out of hell
Still under investigation, Neri now has paid job of advising cops on future shootings