Cell Phones Fave Weapon of Choice

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

It’s no surprise really that Foxy Brown’s back in court, this time for allegedly assaulting a neighbor with her cell. But what’s up with everyone using their phones (well, in this case a BlackBerry, which is a little more than just a simple cell phone) as weapons? Who knew when the handheld device achieved ubiquity [&hellip
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Buddhists Free Seafood From Chinatown, Pets Not So Lucky

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

It’s been a crazy week for the city’s critters, from great escapes to abductions and death. We’ll start with the good news: On Sunday, a group of Amitabha Buddhists hoping to boost their karma released a scale-raising $7000 worth of seafood into the polluted Passaic River in New Jersey. The hundreds of frogs, eels and [&hellip
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Aryan Brotherhood Rejection Sent Queens Man Over the Edge

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Self-described “Asian Supremacist,” Kenneth Eng, 24, of Bayside, Queens was sentenced to mandatory outpatient mental help after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an April 2007 incident in which he waved a hammer at his neighbor and made death threats against her and her family.   Eng, is a writer whose illustrious career includes being fired [&hellip
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Juveniles Even More Delinquent

Written by Marin Resnick on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Early this morning, Newark police arrested a 15-year-old boy who’s suspected to have murdered three Delaware State University students execution-style in Newark, according to the New York Post.   Investigators began focusing on the suspect after lifting a finger print off a beer bottle found at the crime scene, according to the Star Ledger. The freshmen [&hellip
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Suspect in NYU Murder

Written by Matt Elzweig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Police have a suspect, a possible cause of death and a possible motive for the murder of 20-year-old Boitumelo “Tumi” McCallum, the daughter of two NYU professors who lived with her mother in a 4 Washington Square Village apartment where police discovered her body on Sunday night. Though an autopsy results were inconclusive, police reported [&hellip
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Accused Cop Killers Spared Death Penalty

Written by Jill Colvin on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

The three men who have now been indicted on charges of killing police officer Russel Timoshenko and attempting to kill his partner, Herman Yan, will not be eligible for the death penalty, thanks to a decision announced yesterday by Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes. As we told you in the days following Timoshenko’s death, his [&hellip
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Subway: Dirty Deeds On The Rise

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Two-thirds of people responding to a recent online survey say they have been sexually harassed on the subway, but only 4 percent reported it to authorities. And this just after we learned that our transit system is so darn clean. Over the last month, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer conducted a study of subway sexual [&hellip
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Rap Sensations Arrested Rather Un-sensationally Last Night

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Rappers Ja Rule, 31, and Lil Wayne, 25—or Jeff Atkins of Saddle Brook, N.J. and Dwayne Carter of Miami—were each arrested Sunday night in unrelated incidents, and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. At about 10:30 p.m., Atkins was arrested on West End Avenue when cops pulled his luxury sedan over for speeding. Less [&hellip
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