Staten Island Man Found Guilty of Punching Cop


Here’s how they roll in Staten Island: On January 27, Norris Ross, 21, was approached by two cops at the corner of New Dorp Lane and South Railroad Avenue. As the Staten Island Advance has it, Ross was “looming” over a 10-year-old boy. The cops asked for ID. Ross rejoined, “I don’t need to do shit for you. Do you want to throw down?” Then he punched an officer in the side of the head. As you might imagine, Ross was found guilty today of attempted third-degree assault (downgraded from second-degree, as the cop’s injuries were not extensive) and other charges. Ross is from Stapleton, our old stomping grounds and the scene of other memorable recent crimes. Maybe when they redevelop the homeport, things will calm down there.