Crime

 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 w … Full Article

One apprehended, one at large in vicious Midwood robbery and beating

One arrest has been made while another suspect remains at large in the case of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood Sunday. … Full Article

Anti-Islamic fliers discovered in Bensonhurst apartment complex

The Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating yet another shocking anti-Muslim incident in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Three Brooklyn tax preparers suspended for not filing THEIR OWN RETURNS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the results of an initial crackdown on tax preparers, a service which over seven million New Yorkers use, with the suspension of 40 tax preparers who failed to file their own personal income tax returns for 2011 and 2012. … Full Article

Family seeks federal probe of NYPD custody death

Family members of a man who died in police custody have met with federal prosecutors in New York City to press for an investigation into the death. … Full Article

Brooklyn funeral held for man who died in NYPD custody

An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. … Full Article

NYPD custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

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

The NYPD has no idea why two white flags are atop the Brooklyn Bridge

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

Tinted window checkpoints in Crown Heights: Racial profiling or good policing?

A crackdown on tinted windows in Crown Heights was received with a mix of skepticism, helplessness and begrudging understanding. … Full Article

More studies needed in apparent NYPD chokehold death

The medical examiner's office has not yet determined what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him. … Full Article

Teens charged with firearms trafficking at Lafayette Gardens

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. … Full Article

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