Crown Heights Locals: Warnings of zero tolerance for violence on J’Ouvert cut too deep

Law enforcement officials are strongly urging participants in this year’s J’Ouvert celebration not to “shoot anyone” or “stab anyone,” but their stern warning has already wounded some Crown Heights/Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents. … Full Article

Brooklyn man charged in slaying of NYC imam, friend; motive unclear

A man suspected of gunning down an imam and his friend as they left a New York City mosque was arrested and charged with murder late Monday night, said police, who have not yet released a motive for the shooting deaths. … Full Article

Final defendant in Georgia gun trafficking ring sentenced to 10 years

Brooklyn’s top lawman and its chief executive each made headlines this week with major local developments on the gun control front. … Full Article

Shake Shack lockdown after slashing in Downtown Brooklyn

A man was slashed in a vicious attack on the hot and crowded sidewalk in front of Shake Shack at the intersection of Fulton and Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon. … Full Article

25 alleged gang members variously charged with murder, shootings

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and New York City Police Commissioner William J. … Full Article

Big rigs torched in East New York

Does arson abound, or is it just “horsin’ around?” … Full Article

Two gang members sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal shooting of rival on Coney Island street

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced that two gang members were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following their murder conviction in connection with the death of a rival. … Full Article

Cops getting beefed up equipment to respond to active shooter attacks

Police officers will be issued more powerful equipment, including strengthened helmets, ballistic bulletproof vests and, in some cases, new ballistic armor for police cars, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton announced at a press conference at the 84th Precinct in Downtow … Full Article
Brutal Brooklyn Heights "Knockout" Punch

Video shows brutal Brooklyn Heights knockout punch

Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Richard Carey was somewhat distracted, digging in his pocket for his door key as he walked home along Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights on July 6 around 11:15 p.m. … Full Article

Cops looking for ‘knockout’ attackers in Brooklyn Heights

Police from the 84th Precinct were canvassing south Brooklyn Heights last week following a report that a man was assaulted on Joralemon Street between Hicks and Henry streets during the week of July 3 to 10. … Full Article


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