“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
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.
Some Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are demanding an investigation into what they claim was a delayed response following the deadly shooting of 16-year-old Laquan Nelson, on Classon Avenue on June 2. … Full Article
First Lady Chirlane McCray on Thursday updated #FLONYC, her interactive media blog that presents her work as first lady, with a focus on Gun Violence Awareness Month. Last year, more than half of the murders committed in the state were in New York City. … Full Article
The father of a 6-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in a knife attack in a public housing project elevator said Thursday that if he saw the suspect, he'd ask him, "What made you do this to a little baby?" … Full Article
A man believed to have stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injured a 7-year-old girl in a knife attack in a public housing building elevator that didn't have security cameras was arrested just minutes after the mayor and the police commissioner publicly id … Full Article
A judge agreed on Tuesday to toss out a conviction in a 1997 fatal shooting, making it the seventh time this year a defendant has been cleared in an exhaustive reexamination of old homicide cases. … Full Article