Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

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

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

images PICKPOCKET PANDEMIC The Upper East Side’s 19th Police Precinct warns locals that there has been a large number of pickpocketing thefts on buses in the neighborhood, particularly along Madison Avenue. Pickpockets are bumping into riders on the bus and secretly stealing belongings. To combat such thefts, NYPD recommends the following: Use handbags with zippers and [&hellip
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Nabe Chatter: Box Cutter Rapist Convicted, Ex-EV Officer Sentenced, World AIDS Day

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

flagpole_AA Box Cutter Rapist Convicted on All Counts Thanks to DNA evidence, Andres Suarez, 30, of the Bronx, was recently convicted on all charges for raping and assaulting a woman in her Soho apartment in 2008. During the trial in the New York Supreme Court, the jury found Suarez guilty on all the counts, including predatory [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: OWS vs. NYPD, Nadler Pressures OSHA, LES Murderer Sentenced

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

OCCUPY-WALL-STREET-PROTESTS Against NYPD A lawsuit brought by three alleged Occupy Wall Street protesters against the NYPD was settled by the city last week. On Nov. 7, 2011, Kira Moyer-Sims, Angela Richino and Matthew Vrvilo claim they were arrested without cause, detained for 24 hours and subjected to a strip search after leaving a coffee shop near [&hellip
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A Gun, a Badge and a Heart for the Homeless

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_VanessaWanderligh Few New Yorkers know more about the daily problems the homeless face than Vanessa Wanderlingh, a homeless outreach officer with the NYPD’s 20th Precinct. “Within this last year I have engaged close to 100 individuals on the Upper West Side. I work with local outreach teams … and multiple residents of the community to offer [&hellip
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No More Stop-and-Frisk?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Public Safety Hearing 1   Growing opposition prompts City Council to discuss reform of NYPD’s controversial policy By Paul Bisceglio For some New Yorkers, the recording says it all. “I just got stopped two blocks ago, yo,” argues Alvin, a 17-year-old walking home in Harlem. “You know why?” says one of the three cops approaching him. “Because you look [&hellip
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Doing the Right Thing

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

FrankSerpico_MorganPehme By Morgan Pehme, City & State Editor Perhaps more than for any police officer outside of the realm of fiction, NYPD Medal of Honor winner Frank Serpico’s name is synonymous with honest cop. Rivetingly portrayed on screen by Al Pacino, Serpico is most famous for blowing the whistle on police corruption in the late ’60s [&hellip
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Racism & Hate Speech on the Unofficial NYPD Message Board Following West Indian Day Parade

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

(by Alissa Fleck) Various unofficial online NYPD discussion forums—including Facebook and the message board Thee Rant—have been an outlet for intense racism by NYPD officers in recent years. Gothamist reports last year numerous officers faced disciplinary action for hateful comments posted on Facebook following the West Indian Day Parade. The recent dismissal of Fishel Litzman, [&hellip
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