Posts Tagged ‘20th precinct’

77% of Stop-and-Frisks in 20th Precinct Are Minorities

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that offer hard evidence for what many opponents of the controversial policy have claimed: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released just in time for the Federal Court trial next month that will [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Riding While Intoxicated

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Riding While Intoxicated Everyone’s heard cautionary tales of taxi drivers jacking up fares on unsuspecting passengers, but one cabbie took it much further than an extra couple of bucks. A man came into the 20th Precinct last Friday to report that his cab driver from the previous night took advantage of his intoxicated state to [&hellip
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Scamming Seniors: How sharks in the water are targeting older Upper East Siders

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town, Seniors

senior New York is a city with a booming elderly population—there are over 3.4 million people over the age of 65 living here. With that aging population come the predators who single out older victims for their nefarious swindles. In an age of small-time Internet scams and big-time Ponzi schemes, everyone is a potential victim of financial crimes, but the elderly are particularly at risk and [&hellip
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