Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

Recent Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Brooklyn Anger Council Speaker Christine Quinn

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Christine Quinn. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Adel Manoukian The latest acts of anti-Semitic vandalism in Brooklyn have left Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council member Brad Lander appalled. “Hateful crimes that attempt to terrorize our neighborhoods will not be tolerated,” said Quinn in a statement released today. “New Yorkers enjoy a proud tradition of celebrating diversity and we will [&hellip
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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Door In Queens Leads to Questions about Bicycling Safety

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It was an unfortunate day for an unsuspecting cyclist on Sunday when he hit a car door while riding his bike in Queens. The cyclist, 39, whose name is undisclosed, ended up dying at the scene. According to the New York Post, the cyclist’s jugular was punctured by his bike’s handlebars, and witnesses’ efforts to [&hellip
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Will the Elimination of Bottle Service Actually Make New York Clubs Safer?

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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn called for an emergency meeting with the NYPD and the New York Nightlife Association following rappers Drake and Chris Brown’s infamous bar brawl at the W.I.P club in SoHo last Thursday. Quinn said she was “deeply concerned” by the incident, and added that existing guidelines and legislation surrounding bottle service [&hellip
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NYPD Officer Who Shot Unarmed 18-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter

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A memorial outside of Graham's home. Photo by Hobo Matt. Richard Haste, the 31-year-old New York City Police officer indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old in the victim’s Bronx home, pled not guilty to charges of first- and second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. After turning himself in to the Bronx district attorney’s office, Haste appeared in State Supreme Court along with other officers [&hellip
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Police Arrest Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old in Fort Hamilton Subway Station

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By Paul Bisceglio Police have arrested the unidentified mohawk-wearing Hispanic man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at the Fort Hamilton N subway station in Sunset Park last month, ABC News reports. The perpetrator approached the girl from behind in the station at around 5 p.m. on May 31, said police. He grabbed her [&hellip
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Scott Stringer: It’s Time to Put the Cuffs on Stop-and-Frisk

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Father’s Day march to reform NYPD policy By Scott M. Stringer During recent years, the NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has become one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. Across the five boroughs, New Yorkers are calling for reform of a strategy that overwhelmingly targets people of color and divides our city. We [&hellip
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Cop Who Shot Unarmed Bronx Teen to Turn Himself In

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Four-year NYPD veteran Richard Haste is being indicted on manslaughter charges after fatally shooting an unarmed teenager in the boy’s Bronx home. Haste is expected to turn himself in to the Bronx district attorney’s office tomorrow following the grand jury’s decision, the Daily News reports. In early February, Haste followed the victim, Ramarley Graham, into [&hellip
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Rally Attendees to NYPD: End Fatalities & Maimings, Bring Dangerous Drivers to Justice

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The Transportation Alternatives group and community members rallied alongside Clara Heyworth’s widowed husband, Jacob Stevens, on the steps of City Hall this morning, calling on the NYPD to reform their investigations into violent car crashes. We recently reported on the case of Heyworth, a woman killed in a 2011 hit-and-run by a driver who was [&hellip
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Hasidic Police Recruit Fired for His Facial Hair

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NYPD trainee says he was kicked out of the academy for refusing to trim his beard     It was a hairy situation on Friday. Fishel Litzman, a Hasidic NYPD recruit, just a few weeks away from finishing his training, was forced to leave the police academy on Friday because his beard was too long, [&hellip
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Mayor Stands By Stop and Frisk Policy, But Agrees It Could Be Amended

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by Adel Manoukian In a press conference yesterday morning at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mayor Bloomberg stood by the controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy that the NYPD so readily uses. Although Bloomberg agrees that people who are stopped and frisked by police deserve more respect and better treatment, the mayor stands by the argument [&hellip
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