Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Stephon Huffman Gets 20 Years For His Role in Fatal Stabbing Over iPhone

    At around 11 a.m. on October 28, 2011, 17-year-old Patrick Dixon got off a bus in Jamaica, Queens. A group of young men followed him. They were about to try to steal his iPhone. There was a scuffle. A punch. A razor. And within seconds, Dixon lay on the ground bleeding from his neck. Doctors pronou ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2012

    The NYPD's Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill

    Shereese Francis was in mental distress. After police arrived, she was dead.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2011

    Mistake-Prone New York Hospitals Feature in State Watch List

    ​A state list of hospitals that made potentially deadly safety mistakes features New York City facilities, the Post reports. The report, which uses 2009 data, cited an incident where doctors gave a patient the wrong blood transfusion at Jamaica Hospital. It also found 18 area hospitals that mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    They Handcuffed Sean Bell

    First, undercover police fired 50 bullets at Sean Bell and his friends. Then, they cuffed the mortally wounded Bell for his ride to the hospital. That's right. According to the lead Metro article in the New York Times today (reg. req'd.), the Finest looked at the unarmed Bell, 23, thought he was ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Cocaine and Conspiracy

    Were the Deaths in Custody of Two Suspected Drug Users ‘Accidental’ or Police Brutality?