A nine-month-old baby was shot and severely wounded on Sunday by her father, who told New York City police his gun accidentally discharged while he was cleaning it. Police in Brooklyn responded to a 911 call on Saturday afternoon and found the baby girl with a gunshot wound to her lower left...
After 6-year-old P.J. Avitto was fatally stabbed in the elevator of a public housing complex in East New York, police had no surveillance footage of Avitto's killer because the city's housing authority had failed to install cameras.Show More Summary
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed that attention focused on disproportionately white police forces in minority-heavy communities obscured the problem of black-on-black violence, which got a rise out of Michael Eric Dyson, who argued Giuliani was engaged in a massive false equivalency.
A New York City high school last week invited the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) in to talk to their students about how to properly, and safely, assert their rights while dealing with the police, the New York Post is reporting. Show More Summary
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulani vehemently argued Sunday that black communities wouldn't have significant police footprints if black people "weren't killing each other." In an appearance on Meet the Press, Giuilani complained...Show More Summary
In a scene that echoes scores of encounters between black males and police across the nation, the New York Times is reporting that a Cleveland, Ohio officer shot and wounded a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a fake gun.
How could this happen? A 36-year-old New York man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night while taking photographs at Buckingham Fountain, police said.The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Show More Summary
It was what they call a "vertical patrol," the kind of police activity that generally falls to rookie cops assigned to scour the city's high-rise housing projects from rooftop to basement, including the often poorly lit stairwells.
NEW YORK — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as the Rev. Al Sharpton and public officials demanded a full investigation Saturday into what law enforcement...Show More Summary
Police are looking for a hit and run driver who ran over a man at a New York McDonald’s fast food restaurant early Saturday. Witnesses say a driver of a mid-size car struck the pedestrian in the drive-thru line, and instead of stopping...Show More Summary
(Reuters) – Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday called for an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed man by a New York police officer inside a dark stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said the Thursday...
Russell Lamar Rose Jr. is being charged with first-degree murder following the brutal death of his 11-month-old daughter, Serenity. According to the New York Daily News, the man described as a “monster” by the Kenosha Police Department was involved in a domestic dispute with the child’s mother. Show More Summary
In an apparent effort to ease tensions as protests rage around the nation over police violence against blacks, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Friday called the death of a “totally innocent” unarmed black man an "unfortunate tragedy," the Guardian reports.
A 28-year old man who the New York Police Commissioner is calling “a total innocent” was fatally shot by a “rookie” police officer in Brooklyn on Thursday night. The New York Times reports that Akai Gurley was shot in a darkened Brooklyn...Show More Summary
New York City lawmakers criticized local police after a rookie officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old Brooklyn man who was walking down a stairwell with his girlfriend. “People are outraged,” state Assembly member Charles Barron (D) told the New York Times. “This is...
Despite the best efforts of the New York Police Department, we may soon know more than ever about its systematic efforts to spy on New York City's Muslim population. The state supreme court ordere?d the NYPD on Monday to respond to a...Show More Summary
via NY Times A rookie New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in a darkened stairwell in Brooklyn late Thursday night, according to the police. Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said that the victim, Akai
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City officer shot and killed an unarmed man in a dimly lit stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project, in what may have been an accidental discharge of his weapon, the police commissioner said on Friday. Show More Summary
Two all-beef patties, special sauce and... shards of broken glass? A former McDonald's employee who was accused of spiking a New York City police officer's Big Mac with broken glass a decade ago has just been awarded $437,000 by theShow More Summary
A New York City cop fatally shot an unarmed Brooklyn man Thursday night, The New York Times reports. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton both referred to the shooting as an accident. Peter Liang drew his flashlight...Show More Summary