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Kensington residents question police coverage

Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .

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After a murder Sunday morning in Kensington, Brooklyn, residents are asking whether a stronger police presence in the neighborhood could have prevented the crime from happening there. A 19-year-old Hispanic male died after being shot in the head on Clara Street between Dahill Road and Chester Street, police said. The suspect is male, Hispanic and […]

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Wiretapping: Legitimate policing tool? Queens D.A. praises the practice

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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No one likes the idea that the police, the government, or some other Big Brother could be listening to his or her phone calls. But it’s hard to argue with the practice when it saves lives, or, as in a recent case in Queens, keeps 30 illegal guns out of the hands of criminals on […]

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Staten Island's Race Problem

Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by .

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Staten Island is littered with time warped xenophobes who harbor a deep loathing for dark skin. The Island is a microcosm of the U.S.’s racial qualms. The North Shore population of the Island is about 22% Black and 20% Hispanic as opposed to the South Shore’s which is about 1% Black and 6% Hispanic.  Long […]

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Police car patrols in Fort Greene Park a boon or a bummer?

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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Earlier this month Anthony Tasso, Commanding Officer of Brooklyn’s 88th police precinct, reported that crime is down 12% year to date, but also said that burglaries have spiked over the summer. Most the of the crimes have been around Fort Greene Park, and they usually involve thieves sneaking through open windows, usually to steal laptops. […]

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Hostage Situation Ends in Death on Brighton Beach

Posted on 13. Sep, 2009 by .

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Yesterday morning at 11:16 a 19-year old woman reported her ex-boyfriend has abducted and sexually assaulted her. Police, Emergency Service and Hostage Negotiation units arrived to 607 Brighton Beach Avenue, closing off the block. After unsuccessful negotiations police entered the apartment on the second floor of the two-story building. The perpetrator, Samuel White, 20, lunged […]

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New arrivals and exodus in Hispanic Corona

Posted on 13. Sep, 2009 by .

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Hispanic Corona’s demographics are changing rapidly. Historically an Italian, Colombian and Dominican neighborhood, it now hosts large communities of Ecuadorians, Mexicans, and Guatemalans. “La Chola”, “Antojitos Colombianos Bakery” and other signs in Spanish set the scene. It smells like tacos and rubbish, depending what street you’re on. Despite the economic downturn and the lack of […]

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