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    September 9, 2014

    Early Summer Spike in Gun Violence Followed By Safest August in 20 Years

    There was a moment back in June when Compstat computers kept spitting out calculations that showed gun violence on the rise and, gradually, a dark, sinking thought settled over the city: What if Joe Lhota was right and the streets of New York will be bathed in blood before summer is over? What if we ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    Police Looking for Suspect Who Stole 34k in Five Queens Bank Robberies

    The spree, according to police, began two years ago. The suspect robbed Amalgamated Bank in Jackson Heights, Queens. Since then, police suspect that the same man has struck at six other banks across the borough, most recently last week.

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    July 10, 2014

    Here Is Footage of Three Men Robbing an Armored Truck in Queens

    On January 31, three men robbed an armored truck in Queens. They parked in front of a HSBC Bank outlet in Queens and waited for an armored car to make its regularly scheduled cash pick up around noon. They held up the guard at gunpoint and left with an undisclosed sum of money. Nearly six months l ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014
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    October 22, 2013

    State Can Use 911 Calls of Uncharged Crimes to Bolster Police Cred at Trial, High Court Rules

    Prosecutors can use 911 call recordings describing uncharged crimes to explain police aggression against a defendant during an arrest, New York's highest court ruled in a 4-3 split decision. The recordings, the Court of Appeals stated, could be admissible only under certain circumstances: when the ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Brooklyn Deserves a New D.A.

    Why the 23-year reign of Charles Hynes must end

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    November 28, 2012
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    October 1, 2012

    Fox News' Suicide SNAFU: Suspect's Kids Watched Dad Kill Himself

    Last week, Fox News accidentally aired a video-feed of a car-jacking suspect blow his brains out on live TV. The dead suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Jodon Romero, a multiple felon who led police on an hour-long chase after at firing at cops following the car-jacking.The fact that Romero ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond Implicated Himself in 1994 Tupac Shakur Attack: Court Testimony

    For nearly two decades, drug lord James Rosemond, a/k/a "Jimmy Henchman," denied accusations of his involvement in the near-fatal 1994 ambush of rap star Tupac Shakur at New York's Quad Recording Studios that marked a pivotal moment in American pop history. The attack on Tupac triggered a bicoastal ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Oxycodone Epidemic: Feds, Locals Bust 100 for Dealing Prescription Pills, Including Two Doctors and a Nurse

    The Feds and local authorities this week rounded up 98 people involved in the trafficking of prescription drugs like oxycodone, including two doctors and a nurse. Law enforcement officers executed dozens of search warrants, and sued a Brooklyn pharmacist to bar him from dispensing the highly addicti ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    If Your DNA Is On File With The State, Don't Rape People!

    Here's a tip: if you're a convicted felon whose DNA is on file with the state, you probably want to do your best to avoid raping people -- considering law enforcement's firm grasp of DNA technology, and all. Here's some more free advice: if you're a convicted felon whose DNA is on file with the stat ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Charles McDowell, Convicted Livery Cabbie Killer, Gets Life

    Charles McDowell, who shot and killed livery cab driver Amadou Ndiaye in August, 2009, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson tells us.

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    February 22, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Wanted: Brooklyn Bank Robber

    ​A bank robber has recently hit two Capital One branches in Brooklyn, and cops want your help finding him. The New York Police Department says the suspected perp (pictured here), walked into the Williamsburg bank, at 185 Broadway, around 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 29. He demanded cash and then fled o ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Gun-Wielding Robbers Rip Off Cell Phone Store

    Cops want your help finding two men who robbed at gunpoint a cell phone store Friday. The NYPD says that the suspects, pictured here, busted into the Metro PCS at 350 East 14th Street, demanded money from an employee, and then fled the store with an unknown amount of cash.

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    December 14, 2011

    He's No Angel

    The federal informant the government doesn't want you to know about

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    September 23, 2011

    Man Tries, Fails to Rob Bank in Bay Ridge

    ​A man with little of the je ne sais quoi possessed by the suited robber from yesterday tried and failed to rob a bank in Bay Ridge on Monday. The man, whose outfit of jeans and a sweatshirt simply doesn't cut it in comparison to the Midtown robber's natty suit, passed a note demanding money t ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Sharply-Dressed Man in Business Suit Robs Midtown Bank With Aplomb

    via DCPI​A man in a black business suit and crisp white dress shirt reportedly robbed a bank in Midtown yesterday. The suspect went inside the Capital One Bank on West 57th and passed the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, after which the suspe ... More >>

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    July 30, 2011

    One Glove Bandit Strikes Again, Robs Third NYC Bank

    FBI ​The latest bandit in town is the "One Glove Bandit," named thusly because his gimmick -- and every criminal needs a good gimmick these days -- is that he wears a single glove, à la Michael Jackson. So far, he's robbed three NYC banks, the latest being a Chase Bank in Flushing yesterday morni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    NYPD Crime Stats: Half The Year Over, Neighborhoods Seeing Spikes in Burglaries and Larcenies

    ​Well, the year is nearly half over, and it's time to do a bit of handicapping of the city's crime statistics. In general, some sections of the city are experiencing a spike in assaults, and a rash of economic crimes--burglaries and grand larcenies, mainly. Overall, citywide crime, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Robbers Run 'Water Dept. Inspector' Scams on Bronx Elderly

    Phony "Water Dept. inspector."​A duo of robbers have run a scam on Bronx oldsters recently, posing as "inspectors" for the "Water Dept." to check either the "water level" or "quality." Once inside, they scoop up jewelry and other goodies and run like hell, cops say. Their first such score was on D ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    So Ronni Chasen's Murder Was Purely Random?

    ​So it turns out that Harold Martin Smith, the guy who supposedly killed well-liked L.A. publicist Ronnie Chasen (then later shot himself to death), wasn't a hired hit man after all, cops are now saying? He was just a looney with a gun who they say performed some kind of a botched robbery -- ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Police Seek Suspect in Bronx Robbery

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying the suspect pictured, who's wanted for taking part in an October 29 robbery near Matthews Avenue and Williamsbridge Road, the Bronx.

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    November 4, 2010

    Is Crime Increasing Because NYPD Has Stopped Fudging Stats?

    ​The influential crime reporter Murray Weiss, ex-chief of the New York Post police bureau, is weighing in on the questions being raised about the extent of manipulating crime statistics by NYPD commanders. In a column for the website,, Weiss reports that Police Commissioner Ray Ke ... More >>

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    October 9, 2010

    Horrors in the Bronx Cap Week of Terror for NY Gays

    In just the past few days, the city has seen a gay teenager leap from the George Washington Bridge after being bullied, hosted a vigil in Washington Square Park for the rash of gay teen suicides happening around the country, and learned of gay bashings that happened in Chelsea and even in the bathro ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Truth Versus Spin: An Op-Ed On The NYPD's Crime Statistics From Two Criminologists

    ​By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman The NYPD, its acolytes, and assorted politicians' 15 year unyielding boasting and bellowing of the City's "miraculous crime drop" has constantly filled the air waves and newspaper print. However, since January of this year we notice reports of increas ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Voice's NYPD Tapes to Get a Hearing by FBI Officials

    By Michael Cohen ​FBI officials will hear excerpts from the recordings of police bosses' harangues at street cops to manipulate crime stats, revealed in the Voice's NYPD Tapes series, when two criminologists present their research at a crime data conference at John Jay College later today. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Bank Robbery Looking Less Lucrative These Days

    ​Memo to bank thieves: It may be time to cultivate a new profession. It seems that a number of bank tellers are not just "handing over the money" to robbers who pass them notes requesting them to do so. Earlier this week, we had this attempt, during which a bank teller refused to grant the wou ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "You Don't Need to Take That Report"

    Chad Griffith​Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct" chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Here's today's outtake:

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    March 2, 2010
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    February 23, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    Ray Kelly: 2009 May Be New York's Lowest Major-Crime Year Since 1963

    In remarks prepared for today's graduation exercises for NYPD cadets at the Beacon Theater, Commission Ray Kelly announces that he expects 2009's final stats will show not only a decline in major crime (murder, rape, robbery etc) for the 19th straight year, but possibly New York's lowest major crime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Brooklyn Woman Stabbed in Broad Daylight (Update)

    View Larger Map DATE: Monday Dec. 7, 2009, 1:10 p.m. LOCATION: 160 Menahan St., Brooklyn. A 50-year-old woman was stabbed to death during an apparent robbery yesterday afternoon at the above address. Hazel Clemens of Bleecker Street in Brooklyn was declared dead at the scene. The police say they a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Crime Beat: Roundup -- Thug Who Slugged 101-Year-Old Woman Gets 75 Years; Cat-Roaster Cops Plea. And On and On.

    Rose Morat• Thug robber who slugged 101-year-old Rose Morat, terrorized other old women gets 75 years in the slammer. Judge: "A man doesn't throw a left hook and a right hook into the face of a 101-year-old woman." (Post) • Teen cat-roaster in the Bronx nonchalantly pleads to it, faces tw ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Have You Seen... Staten Island Livery Cab Robbers

    ​ Livery cab drivers are having a hard time lately. Three of them have been shot dead in two weeks, and the recently-apprehended subject in the robbery-murder of driver Amadou Ndiaye was caught trying to rob someone else. Now police are looking for a crew that robbed a livery driver on August ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Brooklyn Council Candidate Was Jailed for Robbery, Faces Sex Charges

    ​There are two candidates for the Republican nomination to replace Brooklyn councilmember Bill de Blasio, who is running for public advocate. Joe Nardiello just got a big leg up on his opponent, George Smith, as it has been revealed that Smith has done time, and currently faces a sex abuse rap ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Have You Seen... Flushing 7-11 Robbers

    A couple of guys hit a 7-11 at Metropolitan Avenue near Continental Avenue in Flushing* around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. They robbed the store and the clerks. The picture probably isn't much help. Nonetheless if you have information as to these men or this incident, NYPD asks you to contact 1-800-57 ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Suspect Held in Murder of Holocaust Survivor, 90

    ​A suspect has been apprehended in the case of the Holocaust survivor who was found bludgeoned to death in his East Side apartment last week. Angela Murray and a male companion were observed entering Guido Felix Brinkmann's apartment Wednesday night, and their path traced from use of the credi ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Have You Seen... Dunkin' Donuts Robber

    NYPD is looking for a man they think committed seven robberies from June 24 through this past Monday. Though his began his spree with a Subway restaurant on East Gun Hill Road in The Bronx, he thereafter concentrated on Dunkin' Donuts outlets in The Bronx and Manhattan, most recently at 55 West 55th ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Robbery Goes Bad, One Dead

    View Larger MapDATE: Saturday, June 6, 2009, at about 2:16 p.m.LOCATION: Vicinity of Barclay Ave and 147 St., QueensThe police have arrested two men in connection with a robbery that went bad and resulted in a murder. Chris Levy, 17, of 7th Avenue in Manhattan, and Cory Azor, 16, of Erickson Street ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Of Livery Cabs and Love Gone Bad

    No one ever said driving a livery cab is an easy job: the pay sucks, the hours are terrible, and then of course, there is always the chance that someone will try to kill you. That's what happened to livery driver Tamiz Din (left), a 50-year-old man of Indian descent living in the Sheepshead ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Crime Un-Stoppers: Times Says DAs Flubbed Mortgage Scams

    New York City prosecutors remained asleep at the switch while mortgage rip-off artists took huge bites out of the Big Apple, reports The Times's Michael Powell this morning in a great top-of-the fold read.Almost a decade after HUD declared the city a foreclosure fraud "hot zone" and schemesters bega ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Council to Consider Mandatory "Bandit Barriers" for Banks

    In response to the increased number of bank robberies around these parts -- "jumping as much as 57% in the last year by some accounts," says the release -- councilmember Oliver Koppell will introduce legislation requiring banks to install bullet-proof "bandit barriers" that "meet a heightened standa ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Plaxico Fill-In Also Shot, But By Others

    In November Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress went to a nightclub and shot himself in the leg (accidentally -- or so we were told), causing Mayor Bloomberg to demand a lengthy prison term for Burress and the Giants to suspend him. Burress was replaced in the waning days of the Giants season by Ta ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009
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    March 20, 2007
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    May 23, 2000

    Wu-Tang Clan is Sumthing ta Fuck Wit

    The World-Famous Staten Island Hip-Hop Collective Has a Government Informer Working Within Its Ranks; at the Same Time, the Group Is Being Investigated by the Feds for Gunrunning. Coincidence?

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    December 15, 1998

    The Case Against Hate-Crime Laws

    Federalizing Hate Crimes Will Increase Double Jeopardy

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    October 27, 1998

    A Year of Living Perilously

    How a case of mistaken identity shattered an immigrant family

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