Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

In Wake of Subway Stabbing, Concerns About Crime on Public Transit

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In a blast from the not-so-fondly-remembered past, violent gang activity spilled out of Central Park into Manhattan subway stations last week, with one of the teens involved in the altercation getting stabbed. According to the New York Post, the trouble began when one gang confronted another in Central Park. One group fled, heading down into [&hellip
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CRIME GROUPS GET AWARD

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Three West Side crime prevention groups received the MetLife Foundation Community Police Partnership Award on Nov. 6. The national award acknowledged the success of the Westside Crime Prevention Program, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and 20th Precinct for their work with senior citizens at Amsterdam Houses and Amsterdam Addition. The West Side honorees were chosen from [&hellip
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POL. PUSHES INNOCENCE BILL

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For those wrongfully convicted of a crime, a new state bill would establish “actual innocence” as a reason to vacate a prior conviction. State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, who chairs the committee on criminal justice matters, said the state is behind the curve on giving courts an opportunity to reverse convictions in cases without DNA evidence. [&hellip
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Early Morning Armed Robbery

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Three men violently robbed a man on Oct. 17 at 4:20 a.m. Police said the victim, a 38-year-old Upper West Sider, was standing on the southeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 72nd Street when three men approached. One attacker, who was well dressed and wearing a fedora, put a gun to the victim’s stomach [&hellip
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