The correctional officer-jail inmate relationship is often a fraught one, rife with resentment, misunderstandings and violence. But sometimes, just sometimes, the two groups can put aside their differences and work together. That's the silver lining we can take from the news that two current Rikers ... More >>
On Tuesday, Robert Whitfield, a former Rikers prison guard, was handed a lengthy sentence for accepting a bribe from a drug dealer. Whitfield, 51, was arrested in 2011, after an investigation by the New York City Department of Investigation and the DEA's New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Str ... More >>
Odin himself might have had a hard time predicting Dan Halloran’s strange career on New York’s City Council
The New York State Department of Labor, New York City Department of Investigation, and Manhattan DA's office say they just busted 37 New Yorkers for stealing more than $300,000 in unemployment and section 8 housing benefits from city and state agencies. Jerks.
An inspector general for the New York City Department of Investigation was found dead in the parking garage of an Atlantic City casino early this morning. Atlantic City police say a man identified by sources as Christopher Staackmann, 50, a high ranking DOI official who oversaw several city agenci ... More >>
Seems like the City of New York has a bit of a short-term memory problem. Despite street vendors being hailed as heroes for alerting cops to that whole Times Square "situation" that might have killed a lot of people, not to mention royally fucked things up, Mayor Bloomberg didn't take them to ... More >>
There was a crane collapse earlier this evening in lower Manhattan, but the good news is that there appear to be no injuries. Fire department officials say the crane is leaning against a building at 80 Maiden Lane. Police are re-routing traffic. Wait just a New York minute! 80 Maiden Lane?! ... More >>
Poised to succeed the legendary Henry Waxman as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns was once the target himself of a federal probe. While Towns was not indicted, his videotaped receipt of a cash payment in an undercover operation raises questio ... More >>