Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes at John F. Kennedy International Airport. … Full Article

DOJ seeks benefits for families of slain NYPD officers

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing the Justice Department (DOJ) to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car, the DOJ said Monday. … Full Article

Two NYPD officers killed in Bed-Stuy murder suicide

 An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. … Full Article

Brooklyn rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

 An up-and-coming rapper from Brooklyn pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a New York City street gang responsible for several shootings during turf wars over drug trafficking. … Full Article

NYPD shoots bi-polar man who stabbed student in Brooklyn synagogue

UPDATE: A lawyer says the man who stabbed an Israeli student at an international Jewish organization had a history of bi-polar disorder. … Full Article

City shuts down 9 massage parlors in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst

Acting on complaints from elected officials and local residents, police and investigators from Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office swept into Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge on Thursday, raided nine massage parlors, arrested 15 women on prostitution-related charges, and padlocked the alleg … Full Article

Comparing the cases of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

The cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City involve an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in a confrontation over a relatively minor crime. But there are sharp differences, too, in the circumstances of Brown's Aug. … Full Article

No indictment for NYPD officer in Eric Garner chokehold death

A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. … Full Article

NYPD: Brighton Beach man kills father, commits suicide

Police say a Brooklyn man stabbed his father to death and injured his sister before committing suicide.
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De Blasio, Bratton announce crime is down, and body cams to pilot this week

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton announced on Tuesday that crime has plunged in New York City over the last four months. Arrest figures show the “safest August to November period” since modern crime statistics began in 1993, de Blasio said. … Full Article

Baby girl accidentally shot in East New York home

Police have arrested the parents of a 9-month-old girl who was hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in East New York. … Full Article


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