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2 hrs ago | via NBC Connecticut
Neighbors and friends hailed him as a man who helped the community and children. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Comment?
5 hrs ago | via The Brooklyn Paper
Immature vandals wreaked havoc inside a Saint Edwards Street public school over the weekend of Sept. 19, damaging a bunch of electronics and stealing other equipment, the authorities said. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via Newsday
A bodybuilder who intervened to stop a knife attack against his girlfriend in Brooklyn was killed by a bullet fired by police, the city medical examiner said Wednesday. Rafael Laureano, 51, died after he sustained a perforating gunshot wound to his back Monday night. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Regina Leader Post
Police officers stand by the scene of a shooting in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Tuesday. Bell Gardens mayor Daniel Crespo was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via Patch.com
The family of the Stamford woman who was fatally shot in her car when she apparently tried to avoid security checkpoints in Washington, D.C., will mark the first anniversary of her death with a protest on Friday at the site where she was killed. According to The Advocate , Miriam Carey's older sister Valarie Carey said in a news release, "One year after Miriam Carey was shot to death by government officials, the Carey family and supporters are participating in a silent protest. Comment?
15 hrs ago | via The Village Voice
One year ago, a coalition of New York state prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys announced a bold plan: a system of special courts to try people charged with prostitution-related offenses, one meant to help those defendants leave the sex trade by offering them counseling and assistance instead of jail time. It was dubbed the Human Trafficking Intervention Initiative . Comment?
17 hrs ago | via News Max
Mayor Daniel Crespo of Bell Gardens in California was allegedly shot and killed by his wife, Levette, during a domestic dispute , The Los Angeles Times reported. The incident took place at 2:30 p.m. in the couple's condominium not far from city hall. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Item
Boonton Township Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Powerville Road on Monday, Aug. 25 shortly before 10:30 p.m. Police spoke with the driver, Edward Diefenbach, 19, of Lake Hiawatha. Police reportedly noticed, in plain view, a small amount of marijuana. Comment?
Yesterday | via Bloomberg
Daniel Crespo, mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, was shot to death today at his home in a domestic dispute, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Crespo, whose city biography described him as a deputy probation officer for the county, was killed about 2:30 p.m. in the town about 8 miles south of Los Angeles. Comment?
Yesterday | via Greenwich Citizen
The family of a Stamford woman shot and killed in her car in Washington, D.C., will protest Friday at the site where she was killed. "One year after Miriam Carey was shot to death by government officials, the Carey family and supporters are participating in a silent protest," Valarie Carey , Miriam's older sister, said in a news release. Comment?
Yesterday | via LA Daily News
Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot today, but there was no immediate information about his condition or the circumstances of the shooting. A spokeswoman for the city confirmed that the mayor had been shot. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Orange County Register
His wife, described in a city biography as Crespo's high school sweetheart, has been detained. Los Angeles County fire officials say paramedics were called to the 6300 block of East Gage Avenue shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and took a man with a gunshot wound to the hospital. Comment?
Yesterday | via NBC San Diego
The workers, Vanessa Quiroz and Rosalia Conde, confirmed to NBC4 that the mayor had been wounded in a shooting. They did not release additional details. Comment?
Tuesday | via Daily Mail
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Tuesday | via Newsday
A man wielding a knife was shot and killed by police inside a Brooklyn apartment during a dispute in which another man was fatally stabbed. Police say officers arriving at the scene on Ocean Parkway in Midwood at about 7:20 p.m. Monday encountered a man holding a knife, a second man and a woman. Comment?
Monday | via City Limits
There's word today that Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson is stepping up hate crimes enforcement in the wake of a string of distressing bias incidents in Kings County. The recent spike notwithstanding. Comment?
Monday | via Advocate
Police have arrested three men for in connection with a shooting attack on two LGBT people in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday morning. The New York Daily News described one victim as a "22-year-old man dressed as a woman," though the person's gender identity is thus far unclear from initial reports. 2 comments
Monday Sep 29 | via Newsday
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan was mum Monday when asked about the anticipated start this week of a grand jury probe into the July 17 death of Eric Garner in a street confrontation with police. Donovan had said in August that a grand jury would begin looking into Garner's death, which the city medical examiner said was caused by compression of his neck by a chokehold, sometime this month. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via Towleroad
Police in New York have arrested and charged two men and a teenage boy with menacing, third-degree hate crime and assault in the first degree after they chased and shot at a gay man in Brooklyn on Saturday night, reports NY Daily News . The victim, who was dressed as a woman at the time of the attack, was walking with a friend near M.J. Beauty Salon on the corner of Putnam Ave. and Broadway in Bushwick atabout 7 a.m. when he was attacked by Cody Sigue, 22, Matthew Smith, 21, and Tavon Johnson, 17. According to police, the attackers screamed profanities and anti-gay slurs at the pair. Comment?
Saturday Sep 27 | via New York Daily News
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder Saturday near the Van Dyke Houses in Brooklyn, police said. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder in Brownsville Saturday afternoon - the second kid shot in the neighborhood in less than a week, cops said. Comment?
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