Lock your doors. Even if you live here. This story kind of blows our minds. In Brooklyn Heights, people apparently feel so safe that they don't bother, most of the time, even locking their doors, or their windows. Maybe we're paranoid. (Yes, we're paranoid.) But, come on! It's the city! (We h ... More >>
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Lara LoganAfter news of the vicious attack last Friday in Cairo on CBS reporter Lara Logan, the worms started crawling out of the woodwork. So far, the foremost twit on Twitter has been NYU fellow Nir Rosen, whose crassness cost him his job, as my colleague, Joe Coscarelli, notes. But all this s ... More >>
On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Brooklyn residents, clergy, and community leaders held an angry rally in Fort Greene protesting the most recent outbreak of violence in the borough. Among the tragedies prompting the Sunday rally, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the face Saturday in front ... More >>
Cops are asking for help in finding the jerks responsible for a couple of violent robberies this week in the Bronx, one in the north and the other in Morrisania. On Monday, at about 5:50 p.m., a 74-year-old man was hit from behind by a scumbag at the corner of Park Avenue and Gouverneur Place in ... More >>
Eight months after the Voice's NYPD Tapes series began revealing widespread manipulation of crime statistics — including the downgrading of rape complaints that in at least one case allowed a predator to continue his assaults — a commission appointed by Police Commissioner Ray Kel ... More >>
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 >>
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.
People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate
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.
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 >>
Unsuccessful terrorist Faisal Shahzad, who reportedly had additional targets including Grand Central and Rockefeller Center, and even Connecticut, will appear in federal court in Manhattan today. He has been charged with five counts of felony for allegedly attempting to detonate that car bomb ... 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 >>
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 >>
The leader of a drug ring who recruited people suffering from sickle-cell anemia to obtain thousands of false prescriptions for OxyContin was sentenced in federal court to ten years in prison late Tuesday afternoon.
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 >>
From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web
In March the Voice reported on the case of Robert Simels, a high-powered attorney for high-level crooks from Henry Hill (the "hero" of GoodFellas) to major drug dealers with a low level of regard for human life, which prosecutors suggested Simels shared and enabled. Sample from the story:Ac ... More >>
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 >>
Prosecutors in the Bronx have indicted a correction officer for beating up two inmates and trying to cover up one of the incidents at jail housing teenage detainees. The case emerged from an broad investigation into problems at the Robert N. Davoren Center that started after the fatal 2008 beating ... More >>
The New York native was released from prison after serving more than five years for a murder he didn't commit. Here's why he's still not free.
Jail guards somehow mistook a mother of four for a man and stuck her in an all-male holding area for two days, where inmates urinated on her shoes, exposed themselves to her and threatened her with rape, the Voice has learned. Joan Gonzalez, 43, of the Bronx, repeatedly pleaded with correcti ... 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 >>
The city jails system has a new commissioner. Dora Schriro, a former special advisor in the Department of Homeland Security, was tapped this week to replace Martin Horn, who has gone on to a cushy job as a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Schriro in the past has also run ... 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 >>
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 >>
"Very Young Girl" In September, Governor David Paterson signed into law the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act, which is intended to stop the practice of charging sexually exploited children as criminals.Problem is, the law doesn't go into effect until 2010.Until then, New York will continue to ch ... More >>
According to AP, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan thinks shoplifters are as sensitive to public scolding as Catholic schoolboys of the 1950s, and has put portraits of shoplifters on video displays at the Staten Island Mall, with the legend, "Shoplift in this mall and you could have your f ... More >>
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?
Forbidden love in the bar scene
Here's some news to make that Memorial Day BBQ that much sweeter: The Ruler's back and it looks like he's here to stay. Governor Paterson has pardoned Ricky Walters. Who? The Grand Wizard aka MC Ricky D aka Slick Rick aka The Ruler. Not frosted flakes. "Mr. Walters has fully served the sentence ... More >>
CompStat might not count a February 29th murder, but the neighborhood does
Hanging with a rapper who has close ties to his home. Maybe too close.
Robert Riggio has made a career out of conning priests and parishes by phone. If he calls you, hang up.
After decades in prison, three friends try to sort things out
What happened when the persistent pickpocket met the hanging Queens judge
Crime-fighter Giuliani somehow skipped the mobsters infesting your kids' school buses
Authorities used $7 million worth of gold to lure an alleged identity thief from Russia to New York. What's Russian for cojones? Because if the allegations made against him prove true, then 24-year-old Igor Klopov has got a huge set of them. According to an indictment released Thursday, Klopov wa ... More >>
Police released a photo of a suspect wanted for questioning in the slaying of a Brooklyn father who was fatally stabbed on his way to buy milk on Saturday night. Cops are looking to question Mejia Cinto, 19, about the stabbing death of Anthony Senisi, a 44-year-old plummer and father of two, who wa ... More >>
A 9/11 anti-terror law turns out to be handy against small-time hoods
A geezer gangster sings like a canary