Crime

NYC announces new initiatives to fight stabbings, slashings

With stabbings and slashings up 22 percent in the city so far this year, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday unveiled new initiatives to track and combat the crimes. … Full Article

Brooklyn Folk Nation gang leader sentenced to consecutive terms of life imprisonment

Thursday at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment. On Nov. … Full Article

Fake lawyer who falsely claimed Brooklyn Bar Association as his office sent to prison

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today that a Sunset Park man was sentenced to two to four years in prison for posing as an attorney and charging thousands of dollars for immigration services which he failed to deliver.
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Brooklyn man sentenced to 23 years to life for killing beloved homeless man

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson on Monday announced that a 20-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison for the murder of Gilbert Kelley, a 57-year-old homeless man who was shot dead in Clinton Hill last year following a brief verbal dispute.
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Serial killer sentenced to 75 years to life for murdering three Brooklyn shopkeepers

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Friday that a Staten Island salesman was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the shooting deaths of three Brooklyn shopkeepers who were killed in separate incidents during the summer and fall of 2012. … Full Article

Brooklyn man convicted of fatally stabbing another man following dispute

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Thursday that a 21-year-old man from Flatbush, Brooklyn has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man in the back following a dispute inside a restaurant. … Full Article

Shooting near Crown Heights schools Wednesday

Police said a 20 year-old man was shot in the buttox in front of the Weeksville housing project, at 1575 Dean Street near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights at approximately 2:47 p.m. on Wednesday. … Full Article

NYC man indicted in stabbings of woman, 3 children

A New York City man has been indicted on first-degree murder and other charges in the stabbings of his girlfriend and her three small children. Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced the indictment of Michael Sykes on Monday. … Full Article

Woman recants; Brooklyn DA to drop charges in Brownsville park rape case

A district attorney said Wednesday that a young woman who accused five teenage boys of chasing away her father and gang-raping her in a playground in Brownsville has recanted her story and he's dropping criminal charges against them. … Full Article

First look at NYC’s new CompStat 2.0: Eight Brooklyn crime trends

Wondering what streets to avoid at night in your neighborhood? Or the types of crime that occur around your child’s middle school? … Full Article

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