Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

A Humble Tarik Hunter Exemplifies New York City’s “Bravest and Finest”

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town

Officer. Tarick Hunter Tarik Hunter, a crime prevention specialist in the 19th precinct, has been an officer with the NYPD for just over 10 years. Prior to his entry into law enforcement, Hunter graduated from St. Johns University with a double major in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law and Accounting and an impressive GPA. Hunter says the NYPD has been facing [&hellip
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76 Percent of Stop and Frisks are Minorities in 19th Precinct

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

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 trial in Federal Court next month that [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

images Credit Card Identity Theft On Feb. 1, a 23-year-old man was observed using a credit card that was not his at a high-end clothing store on Madison Avenue. The man had spent $4,545 on clothes. He had apparently obtained his victim’s personal information and used a counterfeit card. Police also determined that the man had [&hellip
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Stop and Frisk Numbers Show Racial Disparities for Downtown Precincts

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The 2011 NYPD data on the controversial policy bears out common criticism of the practice The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that reinforce what many opponents of the controversial policy have criticized: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released [&hellip
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Tapped In: UWS Bakeries Named FourSquare’s Best, New Safety for Delivery Bikes

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

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC TWO U.W.S. BAKERIES NAMED IN FOURSQUARE’S ‘BEST OF’ LIST Foursquare, the social app that lets friends check in to restaurants, bars and other places, has sifted data of more than 3 billion check-ins and pulled up a list of the best New York City has to offer—from best eateries and clubs to best sights and [&hellip
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Inside Manhattan’s Last Shooting Range

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Since New York’s new Safe Act, gun enthusiasts at Westside Pistol & Rifle Range have felt under siege. In an exclusive interview, we get their view on gun control. He stands at the front of the small classroom of skinny-jeans-wearing twenty-somethings, cocking a .22-caliber rifle. “Welcome to Westside Pistol and Rifle Range,” he says. “Long [&hellip
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Tapped In: After School Assaults, New NYPD App, Increased Parking Rates

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

260px-Swanage_Punch_&_Judy PARENTS CALL FOR ACTION ON AFTER SCHOOL ASSAULTS After multiple thefts and assaults against students outside of Joan of Arc School on West 93rd Street, parents are pleading for increased school security. City Councilmember Gale Brewer wrote a letter to the 24th Precinct asking for a police officer to be present at the 92nd Street entrance [&hellip
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pick-Pockets

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The holidays are here, which for New York means bright lights, big sales, streets crowded with shoppers—and pickpockets. In recent years, the city has seen a Christmas-time spike in covert phone- and wallet-snatchers, who slip their hands into unsuspecting commuters’ bags and pockets on crowded buses, trains and streets. “It’s that time of year. This [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images SUBWAY ROBBERY A woman was robbed at knifepoint while riding the subway last Friday. At about 2:30 a.m., the 44-year-old Queens resident boarded a southbound 2 train and was approached by a knife-wielding man. “Give me your money,” he demanded, and pressed the knife up against her face as he went through her jacket and [&hellip
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