Tag Archives: Brooklyn

A Teen Dies After Police Encounter on NYC Subway

By Aaron Miguel Cantu One evening almost two years ago, a young couple walked hand in hand to a subway station in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The girl, Hesha Sanchez, 17, wasn’t carrying her fare card, but she wanted … Continue reading

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A Powerful Legal Tool, and Its Potential for Abuse

By Joaquin Sapien The 20-year-old document – labeled the Hotel Custody log by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office – is not easy to decipher. It contains a list of New York City hotels beside columns labeled “Date In” and “Date Out.” … Continue reading

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The N-word & me

By Leonard Greene A viral video of Philadelphia Eagles receiver Riley Cooper spewing the n-word at a country concert brought me back to the first time someone called me n—-r. I was 7 or 8 years old, in rural West … Continue reading

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Before Trayvon Martin, There Was Oscar Grant

By Hrang Vartanian A mural by street artist LNY, with some help from artists COST, ENX, and Ellis Gallagher, now dominates the very busy corner of Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The work is a creative commission … Continue reading

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Hackers stole $45 million in ATM card breach

They didn’t use guns, masks or even threatening notes passed to bank tellers.But an alleged international gang of cyberthieves managed to steal $45 million from thousands of ATMs in carefully coordinated attacks conducted in a matter of hours, federal authorities charged Thursday. … Continue reading

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Commissioner Kelly says almost 75% of violent crime committed by African-Americans

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic for helping to push New York’s crime rate to record lows. In a television interview, New York’s top cop defended his department’s use of the crimefighting tool and … Continue reading

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Stacy Barthe (ft. Rick Ross) – Hell Yeah!

Brooklyn’s in the house!! Stacy has been on the scene for a while now, especially in our hometown-New York City. She’s finally beginning to get some nationwide love. Stacy is a fantastic talent. Get to know her sound with this … Continue reading

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Life in the Cellar

By Suketu Mehta Monir is lying on a mattress in a dark room in a Queens basement, smoking, dressed in a sarong. He is in his 50s, and has lost most of his hair and his life-spirit. He left Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Dispatch From Brooklyn: Fraying Patience With NYPD’s Protection

By Jamilah King,  Monday, March 18 2013 It’s a Thursday night and East Flatbush is fuming. New York City police officers are stationed at every corner for miles along Church Ave., which is this Brooklyn neighborhood’s main thoroughfare. Traffic clogs … Continue reading

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Over 4 Years, Nearly 52,000 Police Stops in a Few Brooklyn Blocks

I was born & raised in New York. I lived in the neighborhood that this article talks about, in fact I was robbed twice in the neighborhood. It has never been the “Garden of Eden” however, there has to be … Continue reading

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