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Aspiring Rapper Gets Life Sentence After Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence

REUTERS | Nate Raymond | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - An accused New York City gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for a slew of violent crimes, including three murders, af...

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York has the least diverse fire department of any major U.S. city, and what we learned in a recent court hearing is that blacks and Hispanics who don't take the FDNY test on the assumption that the system is gamed for white guys are absolutely right.

Death Trial Sets Up Gorgerous Clash With Joe Massino

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

There was more than one shock wave in Gang Land last week after Eric Holder issued his hard-nosed directive that the government will "continue to seek the death penalty" against Vincent (Vinny Gorgeous) Basciano.