Police say they have arrested and charged a Bronx man on two burglary counts, and are investigating him as a suspect for a string of eight other similar burglaries at churches and parochial schools in the Bronx's 50th and 52nd precincts.
If you had any doubt that drugs are dangerous, the Daily News wants you to think again: The paper crunched some crime statistic numbers and found that drugs were a factor in more than half of the city's slayings, and the exclusive motive in 12 percent of New York homicides. More fun murder s ... More >>
Guess you can start keeping your wallet in your back pocket again. The Daily News says pickpocketing -- that age-old relic of urban petty crime -- is nearing extinction. Because the only pickpockets left are practically fossils themselves.
The Wall Street Journal says city cops aren't "trigger happy" after reviewing a new NYPD report that said police officers were involved in fewer shootings and fired fewer bullets last year since the department started tracking shooting statistics in 1971. So why are police keeping guns in the ... More >>
In today's East Village street crime round-up: A string of wanton mayhem and violence over the past two days, including a drug-related shooting that left three injured, a stabbing that left one dead, and a cell phone robbery that left one perp in tears. The '70s are back, baby. Well, not exac ... More >>
The scene outside the diner at 9 a.m. on Saturday as CSI investigators comb the interior of the restaurant and a cop stands guard. Corey Scott, a/k/a Young ClassikSunday morning update: Police have identified the victim as Corey Scott, 28, of Flatbush, Brooklyn. He was shot two times ... More >>
Another Brooklyn police precinct is under investigation for manipulating crime statistics, the Voice has learned. This time, police sources say, it's the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights. So far, "numerous" officers and detectives have been grilled by the Quality Assurance Division, the NYPD u ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Omar ThorntonThe Hartford Courant has a thorough look at yesterday's shooting rampage that killed eight employees at beer distributing company Hartford Distributors Inc., in Manchester, Connecticut. Omar Thornton, 34, was brought in front of company and union officials to discuss allegations ... More >>
Shed a tear, ladies...the suspect who robbed two banks with a chivalry heretofore unknown in this town (bringing a potted plant, and then a bouquet of flowers, to his "financial endeavors") has been nabbed by the cops.
Amanda Knox, the college student convicted in December of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, receives hundreds of letters in jail every month, and says they are "great support." But jail mail no longer means just letters. Slews of other supporters and haters share ... More >>
The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance locating the second of two suspects wanted in connection with a sexual assault and rape that occurred in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 2. The victim, a 19-year-old female, was walking at Linden Boulevard and Bedford Avenue at 2:00 a.m. when the first ... More >>
The NYPD is looking for the man pictured, who's wanted for questioning regarding a stabbing incident that occurred at 5:22 am at the Franklin Avenue subway station on April 3. During an argument, a 28-year-old man was stabbed several times on the southbound platform. The suspect fled the sc ... More >>
In court hearings today, prosecutors alleged that East Harlem Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV was indeed intoxicated the night of March 6, 2008, when he was pulled over by police for drunk driving. The Harlem politician, 47, son of the famed Congressman, was pulled over for weaving back ... More >>
In a perhaps politically ill-timed decision, Governor Paterson's Executive Budget Summary for the coming year calls for $3 million to be cut from domestic violence programs, according to a coalition of anti-violence service providers. Of the $3 million, $1.25 million will adversely affect th ... More >>
Check out this guy who robbed a Dunkin' Donuts on Merrick Avenue in Jamaica on Sunday night: he flashes a gun at his hip and intimidates the server into handing over cash from the register -- while apparently talking on his cell phone. Everyone's busy these days, but couldn't it wait till he was ... More >>
Livery cab drivers have it tough. You may recall a little epidemic of livery cab driver shootings last summer, and various robberies. Now, four hacks have been robbed or threatened with robbery on 106th Avenue in Jamaica in a nine-day period. On December 27 two perps summoned the car to 106 ... More >>
HarkavyTime won't tell: A year later, Bernie Madoff's Rolex (not pictured above) has been auctioned off, and we still don't know what made his scheme tick. One year ago today (December 11, 2008, that is), Bernie Madoff was arrested. But after millions of words have been written about his multibill ... More >>
Last week we showed a picture of a man who robbed the Northfield Bank at Hylan Plaza in Staten Island. So did the Staten Island Advance, and one of its local readers recognized the perp as a "homeless man suspected in a number of recent petty thefts in the New Dorp area," says the paper. The ... More >>
Former NY1 political reporter Dominic Carter was found guilty of third degree attempted assault on Friday in the beating of his wife. Ramapo Justice Arnold Etelson found that Mrs. Carter's injuries were not serious enough to support a misdemeanor assault charge.
Detectives from the Brooklyn Special Victims Unit have connected the man in the sketch, who they were already seeking for sexual assaults in May and October, with a third sexual assault in June. In all three cases, the suspect displayed a weapon and forcibly assaulted the victim. In the case ... More >>
Big week for serial robbery! We've got gun robbers, a mace robber, livery cab robbers, and now a knife robber -- and a busy one, so look out, Upper East Siders. He's armed with "what is described as a long kitchen knife," says NYPD. On September 4th at 12:45 a.m., he struck at York Avenue and ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Aug.. 23, 2009. 4:12 a.m. LOCATION: 212 Ave. A, Manhattan. The police say they have made an arrest in the murder of an off-duty bouncer outside a club on the Lower East Side. Louis Rodriguez, 29, of East 117th Street, was charged with murder, assault and illegal weapon ... More >>
Bernie Madoff's longtime finance chief pled guilty in federal court this afternoon to helping his boss carry out a $65 million dollar Ponzi scheme. The accountant, Frank DiPascali, had been employed at Bernie L. Madoff Investment Securities for more than three decades. He was responsible for manag ... More >>
We are fond of the Staten Island Advance, and congratulate the paper on its latest public service: its publication (and that of other "media outlets," the Advance graciously acknowleges) of a surveillance photo from a Wednesday gas station robbery has provoked the the robber to surrender. His sister ... More >>
Why can't parents face the ugly truth?
From HedgeFund.net: The Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement chief is out as the agency faces anger over its handling of the Bernie Madoff alleged Ponzi scam. The SEC said Monday that Linda Thomsen, its director of enforcement, was leaving to return to the private sector. There have be ... More >>
Beginning with a panoramic, ominous series of God's-eye shots of the Los Angeles skyline flipped on its axis so that skyscrapers jutting down like stalactites, Crips and Bloods: Made In America is director Stacy Peralta's third look at an underground L.A. subculture in as many films. After tacklin ... More >>
Al Jazeera report on white phosphorus in Gaza. As Chico Marx said, "Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?" That's easy when it comes to Gaza. The Jewish state's brutal use of white phosphorus — alleged over the weekend by observers on the ground dispatched by NYC-based Human Rights Wa ... More >>
Your own private Idaho. When you can no longer afford even a night out in Boise, Idaho, your country's in deep financial trouble. In a clever immorality tale about 21st century capitalism, the Wall Street Journal tells us this morning that people in the Intermountain West are having to give up m ... More >>
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?
PPS: He has a web site.
On Ward's Island, it's legal limbo for men who probably deserve it
Building a case for a prosecution that likely won't happen
If the U.N. won't act on its own mandate, then we should use force to combat immutable evil
Corruption at the top of the school-bus union reached middle management as well
A morally ambiguous Holocaust tale of survival and collusion
Hanging with a rapper who has close ties to his home. Maybe too close.
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