Crime

Crown Heights man gets 55 years for shooting two victims during robberies

A 34-year-old man from Crown Heights was sentenced to 55 years in prison for firing his gun at two victims during separate robberies in his neighborhood, acting district attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Stringer: Violence in city jails continued to soar as costs climbed, inmate population dropped

The rate of fight and assault infractions in New York City jails skyrocketed 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2016, even as per-inmate spending grew to $132,019 and the average daily number of inmates fell to a 33-year low of 9,790, according to a 
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Brooklyn man sentenced to 108 1/2 years to life in prison

Defendant Lured 15-Year-Old Boy to Prospect Park for Sex with Girl; In Separate Incident, Pressured 10-Year-Old Girl into Sending Him Sexually Explicit Photos  … Full Article

Boy, 17, sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for fatal shooting of teen near East New York High School

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Monday that a teenager from East New York has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old in the head near a high school in East New York, where the victim had gone to meet his younger sister. … Full Article

Swastikas, Trump graffiti deface Brooklyn Heights playground

The Parks Department is scrubbing multiple swastikas and the message “Go Trump!” off the play equipment at little Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Woman gets 18 years to life for murder in Gregory Hotel

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Monday announced that a Bedford-Stuyvesant woman was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing a man inside a room at the Best Western-Gregory Hotel in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
Four Sifrei Torah Stolen From Flatbush Shul On Simchas Torah

Stolen Torah scrolls mysteriously returned to Midwood synagogue

Four Torah scrolls stolen from a Midwood synagogue Tuesday morning were unexpectedly returned in the early morning hours on Friday. The scrolls were found in four large garbage bags by a person studying at the Shul until 1:30 a.m., according to Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn). … Full Article

Cops hunt 3 in Bay Ridge deli shooting

Police have stepped up their hunt for three dangerous suspects involved in a shooting at a Bay Ridge deli that seriously injured four people during the early morning hours of Oct. 8. … Full Article

New NYPD commissioner: Crime down, safest September in years

NYC Police Commissioner James O’Neill had a positive message to share in his first monthly report on New York City’s crime statistics on Monday: crime continues to fall across the city, with significant decreases in murder, burglary, grand larceny, rape and other major crimes. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison for sex trafficking young woman in East New York

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Wednesday announced that a 30-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for refusing to let a female acquaintance leave his apartment and forcing her to work as a prostitute has been sentenced to an indeterminate term of five to 10 y … Full Article

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