Celebrity chefs who cheat employees! Brooklyn rabbis who molest young boys! “College-age” people who get angry and arrested at MTA meetings!
A Harlem high school janitor steals from his employer to pay his sons’ boarding school tuition; plus, murder and identity theft among the Russians Read More
After a rough February, March is off to a similar start: there are machetes in The New York Times. Police shot and wounded a machete-wielding man in Brooklyn after receiving reports of “an emotionally disturbed person,” reports The Times.
The Daily News describes this person’s weapon merely as “a knife.”
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Jerry Seinfeld is scamming the system: his driver uses a police placard, even though Jerry Seinfeld is not police!
Meanwhile, a Greenwich Village restaurant owner has been menacing his landlord with all manner of frightening things, including “pliers, a hammer, a fake gun, and even sexual assault by a large Eastern Read More
Bronx Criminal courts are in chaos! Madoff-affiliated Ponzi schemers are still getting busted! Bar-brawling firefighters have turned themselves in!
Even guards at the American Museum of Natural History are getting criminal: When they’re not protecting dinosaur dioramas, they’re stabbing one another in taverns.
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The police officers accused of attacking Michael Mineo were acquitted yesterday. Jurors were apparently unconvinced by the ambiguous physical evidence they saw, and the prosecution succeeded in undermining Mineo’s credibility.
“It would seem that the prosecution allowed the victim to go on trial,” Al Sharpton said, according to the Post.
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Astor drama continues. Judith DeMarco, a juror, has told defense lawyers that her vote to convict was based on fear for her own safety rather than belief in Anthony Marshall’s guilt–DeMarco says that she “held out as long as [she] could,” but ultimately felt threatened by other members of the jury. According to Read More
Face-slashing former state senator Hiram Monerrate feels he should not have lost his post. He feels the Senate had no business expelling him. Reports The Times:
“The Senate claims it has inherent powers to do what it wants with regard to its members,” [Monserrate lawyer Steven] Hyman said. “We claim that’s wrong.”
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The Times reports today on the NYPD databases that catalogue the distinguishing characteristics of potentially criminal New Yorkers:
The tattoo database is one of dozens kept by the Police Department in its technological information hub, the Real Time Crime Center, to jump-start criminal investigations by giving detectives more to go on than a Read More
The Michael Mineo police brutality trial is wrapping up, but testimony remains as contentious as ever. Yesterday defense lawyers flat-out called Mineo a liar. The Daily News writes:
“He has no regard for society at all,” lawyer Stuart London said, detailing Mineo’s seven arrests and his inconsistent statements and comparing him to his Read More
Violent crime has declined, but that does not mean you should feel safe.
“In a city where homicides have fallen to a record low, it may be overlooked that there are numerous ways to be killed in New York,” writes The Times, “and those who die by accident have done so in numbers Read More