Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street. … Full Article
Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.
The white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge. … Full Article
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that the new Cigarette Strike Force targeting illegal tobacco trafficking and sales has already seized nearly $1.7 million in cash and contraband that includes 2.7 million cigarettes and cigars in its first six months. … Full Article