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WATCH: Police Seeking Two Men In Connection To House Party Shooting

Posted 07.01.2013 | New York

Police are seeking the identity of two men in connection to a shooting at a house party in East Flatbush on Sunday that left nine people wounded. ...

PHOTOS: Funeral For NYC Teen Shot, Killed By NYPD

AP | JULIE WALKER | Posted 05.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds gathered at a New York City church Saturday for an emotional, but peaceful, funeral for a 16-year-old boy whose death in a p...

WATCH: Justice For 16-Year-Old Killed By NYPD?

Posted 03.15.2013 | New York

Thursday marked the fourth night of protests following the death of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by NYPD officers outside his best...

PHOTOS: Violence, Arrests At Third Day Of Protests For Teen Killed By NYPD

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Carol Gray, her head wrapped in a black scarf and her tearful eyes concealed by sunglasses, held up a photograph of her 16-year-old s...

Pregnant Woman Found Fatally Stabbed Day Before Wedding

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A pregnant mother of four killed in her New York City apartment the day before her wedding died from slash and stab wounds to her nec...

Cops Shoot And Kill Unarmed Woman After Car Crash

Posted 06.15.2012 | New York

Tensions are high between Brooklyn residents and the NYPD after an unarmed 23-year-old woman was fatally shot by an NYPD officer in East Flatbush Thur...

Latina Transgender Given Award By The Justice Department

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 04.27.2012 | Latino Voices

The Justice Department's National Crime Victim Service Award honors individuals and programs that provide services to victims of crime. Many of the se...

The Human Price of Our Budget

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Summertime in Brooklyn should be a carefree time, a time for rest and relaxation with family and friends. Tragically, it has become a season of bloodshed for too many of our young people.

NYC's Strategy for Shutting Schools Leaves Some Students Lost in Transition

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Willen

An eerie silence pervades the cavernous hallways as Samuel J. Tilden High School prepares to graduate its final class. After 80 years, the hulking Brooklyn institution is closing.

A Race for Diplomas Before Brooklyn's Tilden High Closes for Good

Vadim Lavrusik | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vadim Lavrusik

Critics worry that some students are accumulating empty credits at the expense of learning, and that credit recovery programs do not adequately prepare students for college.

Douglas Smith, Social Worker, Killed In Fight Over Exercise Equipment

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An altercation over an exercise machine turned deadly in an East Flatbush gym Saturday. Douglas Smith was jumped by two thugs wielding a knife and...