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Fatal Shooting Reported Near NYC's West Indian Day Parade Route

AP | Posted 09.01.2014 | Crime

Several shootings have been reported near the route of New York City's West Indian Day Parade just hours before its start. The New York Police Depa...

Grinning Thief Hits Straphanger With Hammer And Takes His Cash

DNAinfo.com | Posted 05.08.2014 | Crime

BROOKLYN — A man was buying a MetroCard in a Bedford-Stuyvesant subway station Wednesday morning when a thief came up behind him and clobbered him w...

This NYC Neighborhood Still Caught In Cycle Of Violence

AP | COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brookly...

Cabbie Killed After Being Stabbed in the Eye

| Posted 06.14.2013 | New York

By Mathew Katz BROWNSVILLE — A cab driver was stabbed in the eye with an umbrella and killed while driving in Brownsville, cops and a report said...

WATCH: Police Searching For Group Of Men Caught Igniting Bag Of Dogs On Fire

Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

The NYPD has launched an investigation to find a group of men caught on surveillance camera igniting a bag filled with dogs on fire outside a Brooklyn...

NYPD Gun Bust Recovers A 3-Foot-Long Alligator

Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

During a gun bust in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday, NYPD officials recovered a slew of illegal possessions including two loaded pis...

Prospect Park Shooting Kills Woman, Wounds Three Including 13-Year-Old

Posted 08.31.2012 | New York

A shooting Thursday evening near Prospect Park killed a 28-year-old mother and wounded three others, including a 13-year-old boy. The Daily News re...

40 YEARS TO LIFE

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A hardware store clerk was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, killing and dismemb...

WATCH: ANOTHER Playground Shooting Injures Four

Posted 08.14.2012 | New York

Four teens were shot in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday evening, continuing a tragic streak of shootings in New York City this sum...

Gang Members Accept Cop's Facebook 'Friend' Request, Gets Arrested

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

14 members of a Crown Heights gang were arrested after several accepted a Facebook friend request from an NYPD officer who suspected the group was ti...

Man Dismembers Roommate After Fistfight

Posted 04.05.2012 | New York

A 50-year old Brooklyn man admitted to police authorities he had murdered his 55-year old roommate in a fistfight during a party that occurred on Marc...

WATCH: ASPCA Rescues 23 Dogs From Brooklyn Home With No Running Water

Posted 02.17.2012 | New York

23 dogs living in a home without running heat, water, or electricity were rescued in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn on Thursday after neighbors alerted auth...

WATCH: Accused Cop Killer Pleads Not Guilty And Admits He 'Panicked'

Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

The man accused of killing 22-year veteran of the NYPD Peter Figsoski in December told investigators he pulled the trigger by accident and is seeking ...

Single Mom Killed In Hit-And-Run Was Carrying List Of Dreams

Posted 12.29.2011 | New York

A woman from Crown Heights was killed in an apparent hit-and-run Christmas morning while she was on her way to work. Police say the driver of the grey...

Rivaling Brownsville Gangs To Schedule Peace Talk To Stop Violence

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

Following years of increasing violence and last month's horrific murder of Zurana Horton, the mother of 12 children who bravely shielded students from...

WATCH: Brutal Video Shows Attempted Murder With Gun Outside McDonald's

Posted 11.29.2011 | New York

The New York Daily News reports that a planned shooting outside a Brooklyn McDonald's was captured on tape by NYPD surveillance cameras Tuesday aftern...

When Criminal Lawyers Go to the Edge

Joel Cohen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Crime
Joel Cohen

In July, 2011, Levi Aron allegedly kidnapped, killed and dismembered the body of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn. What lawyer would want to represent him? And if a lawyer does undertake such representation, what lawyer would boast about it?

Sonja Sharp

'God Is Crying With Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sonja Sharp | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Sobbing mothers dressed in black crowded the streets of Brooklyn Wednesday night. Many had come from Monsey and New Square, 50 m...

Carina Bernard Arrested For Violently Slashing Teen's Face

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A young Brooklyn woman with a violent past has been arrested for viciously slashing a teenage girl's face, police said Tuesday. Carina Bernard, 18,...