Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ charged in Australia with concert assault

CANBERRA, Australia— Brooklyn hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ has been charged in an Australian court with assaulting a security guard before a performance last week, officials said Monday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Prosecutor: Guns were smuggled aboard U.S. airliners

A brazen scheme in which guns — even an AK-47 rifle — were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without s … 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


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