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6 min ago | via Our Time Press
The Daily News reported on September 11th that "The city awarded $690 million in contracts to companies in its program to assist minority- and women-owned businesses in the last year, the highest payout ever, officials said". "The contracts handed out By Stephen Witt The City Point developers last week sent elected officials a progress report letter on their massive mixed-use project on the former Albee Square Mall site along the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment?
11 hrs ago | via LongIsland.com
September 18th, 2014 - Crimes Against Property Squad detectives along with Bureau of Special Operations officers report the details of three arrests for criminal possession of forged devices and instruments which occurred in Massapequa on Wednesday, 09/17/14 at 4:35 P.M. According to detectives, Donavon Greene, 27, of Francis Blvd, Springfield Gardens; Cranston Guy, 41, of Dutch Broadway, Elmont ; and Alberto Parkins, 27, of Loring Ave., Brooklyn, entered Pathmark Supermarket located at 941 Carmans Ave., presented a fraudulent Coin Star receipt to the cashier and received $79.24 in cash in return. Comment?
14 hrs ago | via Wired
In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market's endless demand. In the case of the FBI's takedown of the Silk Road, the latest of the up-and-coming drug kingpins is far more evolved than its predecessor - and far less principled. Comment?
20 hrs ago | via KXLY-TV Spokane
For the second time this summer, a New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge and gun after video surfaced showing what community leaders call a heavy-handed police response. The latest incident to highlight lingering tension with the nation's largest police force occurred Sunday when a handful of officers attempted to disperse a group of vendors in order to reopen traffic after the conclusion of a Brooklyn street fair. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via Newsday
An NYPD officer in Brooklyn has been suspended after he was seen on a video kicking a suspect who had been resisting arrest during an altercation at the end of a weekend street fair Sunday, Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday. The officer, whom a police official identified as Vincent Ciardiello, was stripped of his badge and gun after the video surfaced on the Internet earlier this week, Bratton said. Comment?
Wednesday | via The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who heads the special victims division, said there's been an increase since July 1, when reports about the unrest in Gaza and the Islamic State group became front-page news. Comment?
Wednesday | via FindLaw
PETER B. SKELOS, J.P., MARK C. DILLON, THOMAS A. DICKERSON, and LEONARD B. AUSTIN, JJ. Beldock Levine & Hoffman, LLP, New York, N.Y. , for appellant Everton Wagstaffe. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via SILive.com
That's what a small group of Eric Garner's friends and family sang during a peaceful vigil in St. George Tuesday evening, as they demanded justice for him. Garner's father, Ben, and his mother, Gwen Carr, along with Cynthia Davis, president of the Staten Island chapter of the National Action Network and about 15 other people held signs and chanted through a megaphone as they marched in a circle outside the post office in St. George. Comment?
Monday Sep 15 | via New Jersey Herald
Police are warning about telephone scams after a resident was tricked into giving $1,829 to a man he thought was an IRS agent. The victim received a phone call from a man who identified himself as an IRS agent named Jordan Brown. Comment?
Monday Sep 15 | via Newsday
The pace of shootings in New York City cooled in the usually active summer months, according to the latest NYPD statistics, and police officials are giving partial credit for the drop to a special task force of detectives focused on violent areas of the city. For much of this year, shootings were up from 2013 by nearly 13 percent, forcing NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to pull police officers from other assignments -- including desk jobs -- and spend more on overtime. Comment?
Monday Sep 15 | via Daily Mail
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Monday Sep 15 | via MyFoxNY
The NYPD is looking for help in finding a girl with special needs who is missing after walking out of school. "I am deeply concerned about this student and we have school support on site as we work with the NYPD to investigate this matter," Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said. Comment?
Sunday Sep 14 | via New York Daily News
Distorted and inaccurate mainstream media coverage marred the West Indian American Day Carnival parade - and others also took aim at the Labor Day festival Newsweek.com reveals the carnival procession was pelted with "racially charged" and anti-Caribbean comments on a police officers' website and Everybody's Caribbean magazine says carnival leadership is out of step There were many pretty scenes on the West Indian American Day Carnival parade route, but too much of the media coverage was ugly - claiming the parade was "marred" by violence from incidents unrelated to the Eastern Parkway event. Comment?
Sunday Sep 14 | via MyFoxNY
Approximately 200 students have been suspended at Tottenville High School on Staten Island since the start of the school year. Of the suspensions, 90 percent were of girls. Comment?
Friday Sep 12 | via Gloversville Leader-Herald
A Brooklyn drug dealer was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to 4 1/2 years in state prison, in a case spurred by community involvement. Akim J. Charles, 29, of 562 Grand Ave., was sentenced by Judge Richard C. Giardino to the prison time, as part of a plea arrangement. Comment?
Friday Sep 12 | via Bangkok Post
Kittisak Soomsri re-enacts his M79 shooting at soldiers and civilians. The attacks took place on April 10, 2010. Comment?
Friday Sep 12 | via Finextra Research news
The former chief technology officer of Liberty Reserve, a company that operated one of the world's most widely used digital currency services and allegedly laundered billions in suspected criminal proceeds, pleaded guilty today in the Southern District of New York in connection with his role in designing and maintaining the technological infrastructure for Liberty Reserve. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell for the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York made the announcement. Comment?
Thursday Sep 11 | via Star-Telegram.com
On Sept. 11, 2001, NYPD sergeant detective Kevin Kinley rushed toward the World Trade Center with his squad of detectives after the second plane hit the Twin Towers. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via Patch.com
At 1:54 a.m., police reported a well-being check on East Main Street. Police were notified by Norton Crisis Center that a man who reportedly drank antifreeze was walking to the police station. Comment?
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