Crime

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

Cuomo puts cigarette smugglers to rest, $1.7 million seized

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

IRS scam hits Borough Park

It’s one of the Internal Revenue Service’s “dirty dozen” scams being perpetrated by crooks around the country and now it has come to Borough Park. … Full Article

Man shoots 2, kills himself, at Gowanus iron works

Police say a gunman killed himself after wounding two people and keeping officers at bay for two hours in Brooklyn. The standoff began at about 11:20 a.m. Monday at an iron works. … Full Article

Brooklyn toll collector charged with stealing more than $24,000 by replacing it with fake money

A temporary Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel officer who worked on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. … Full Article

$90,000 in cash and contraband seized in Brooklyn bust

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned of a high-stakes contraband seizure in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
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‘David & Me,’ a heartbreaking, urgent call for justice

“I actually heard about this case two years ago,” the criminal defense attorney sitting behind me said. “But it’s only seeing it like this–seeing this film–that you understand the tragedy. I’m a grown man, and I was in tears.” … Full Article

$1,000 reward offered for information in possible Williamsburg bias attack

The United Jewish Organizations (UJO) of Williamsburg is announcing a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for Thursday’s suspected bias attack on a young 14 year-old boy in South Williamsburg.
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