After touring New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex for the first time since taking office, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced the end of the longstanding practice of putting … Full Article
After the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that white police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the community, politicians and celebrities alike demanded justice in the wake of the Brown case. … Full Article
Seven owners and employees at three Brooklyn pharmacies face charges that they participated in a $5 million Medicaid fraud scheme.
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the indictments Monday. … Full Article
On Monday, a contempt hearing against a Park Slope assisted living facility’s owner was pushed back until after the holidays by a Brooklyn judge. The owner has allegedly been cutting back on services to seniors in an attempt to deliver an empty building to developers. … Full Article
Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide. … Full Article
A little less than 20 years ago, Leslie Lewis was standing with a police sergeant on the corner of Wyckoff and Bond streets in Brooklyn when a young woman approached them. She mentioned that she was thinking about moving to the area and asked how safe it was. … Full Article
Samuel Boykin, administrator of the estate of famed Brooklyn “Kung Fu Judge” John Phillips, is moving ahead with his suit against the Prospect Park Residence, which he blames for the death of his uncle. … Full Article