Thousands marched in the streets Tuesday night for the 44th annual Village Halloween Parade only hours after a man in a truck violently mowed down pedestrians along… Read more “New Yorkers Unite for Halloween Parade Hours after Truck Attack”
As the first notes of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” rang out from a parade float’s speakers, over 100 zombies stopped talking, moved into position and stared straight ahead.… Read more “‘Here to Smile and Look Crazy’ at the Halloween Parade”
On Nov. 7, 2012, Devineil Brown, then 25, woke up at 8 a.m. in his Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. He got up, made his bed, showered and walked his… Read more “A Turbulent Relationship Ends in Death but the Silence Continues”
Shawn Gonzalez was on his way home when he was stopped. As he made his way above ground from a subway station in Harlem, two police… Read more “At Community Forum, Teens Weigh Fix for Stop and Frisk”
Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday urged New Yorkers upset by the election of Donald Trump to unite and remain strong. In a speech in the Great Hall… Read more “De Blasio Calls for New Yorkers to Unite after the Election”
A television advertisement released on March 1 by the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the largest police union representing NYPD officers, is the latest in an ongoing battle between union leaders and the CCRB –the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, known as the PBA, called for the resignation of CCRB Chairman Richard Emery after his law firm represented a man suing an NYPD sergeant and an officer. The CCRB is a board of citizen investigators who look into cases of alleged police misconduct. The PBA felt Emery’s work on behalf of the CCRB was compromised after he began representing the plaintiff on behalf of his firm.
Emery refused to resign and said the union leaders were “squealing like a stuck pig.” The new television ad will run until March 14. It calls for Mayor de Blasio to step in and fire Emery from the CCRB.
Two hundred abused rabbits were rescued from a Brooklyn hoarder in January last year by the NYPD and ASPCA, many in bad conditions. On Feb. 6, Fifty of the them were up for adoption at an event that attracted many to come.
State lawmakers Tuesday considered whether to weigh in on the rules governing body cameras worn by police officers in a panel discussion that focused… Read more “N.Y. Lawmakers Fret Over Cost of Body Cameras for Cops”
Rebecca Peeler In some ways, it was just the same as every other Wednesday before Thanksgiving on the Upper West Side. Pedestrians leisurely strolled along West… Read more “High Police Presence for Inflation of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons”