Posts Tagged ‘Police’

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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Brooklyn Residents Drinking on Stoop Receive Summons for Drinking in Public

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

Photo by thezartorialist.com. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Andrew Rausa celebrated Independence Day on a brownstone stoop in Boerum Hill last Wednesday like countless other Brooklynites: with friends, a grill and a few beers. When an unmarked police car stopped in front of them, he told the New York Times, he thought they might be in trouble for the grill. [&hellip
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Show Me Your Papers (Or Die Trying): A French Perspective on Racial Profiling

Written by NYPress on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

As debates surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision to amend Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration law rage on, immigrant communities around the country have expressed concern that the “show me your paper” provision will lead to racial profiling. Meanwhile, defenders of the law, including Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, have argued that policemen are trained not to profile [&hellip
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NYPD Officer Who Shot Unarmed 18-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter

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

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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Scout Willis Arrested for Drinking “Pakistani Beer,” Fake ID in Union Square

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

By Paul Bisceglio Scout Willis, 20-year-old daughter of divorced movie stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, was arrested on Monday for presenting a fake ID to police after being caught with an open beer in the Union Square station. According to the Daily News, which first reported the incident, Court papers said that a transit [&hellip
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Not All Is Fair in Street Fairs, Some Say

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Every summer, a string of events hit the city that provide, depending on your perspective, either a fun-filled, leisurely day of shopping, eating and entertainment or a hellish, traffic-jamming, noise-making, government-sanctioned takeover of public places. To many, they are just street fairs. Some love them, many enjoy them, and some scratch their heads with wonder [&hellip
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New Bill Would Protect Health of Sex Workers and Clients

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

Bill would bar the police from confiscating condoms from prostitutes  By Alan S. Chartock There is a new bill floating around the Legislature that would bar prosecutors and the police from confiscating condoms from “sex workers,” also known as prostitutes. Prosecutors use the seized condoms as evidence against the prostitutes. Obviously, if sex workers use [&hellip
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