“We want names! We want names!” the small crowd chanted Wednesday evening at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. They were gathered at the spot where, four weeks earlier, a bipolar man from the neighborhood, Saheed Vassell, was shot and killed by four New York City police officers. People of all […]
John Knock was arrested in 1996 for importing thousands of pounds of pot into the U.S. As the legal cannabis industry grows, his sister is fighting back.
Many in the community are citing changing neighborhood demographics as a factor in the death of Saheed Vassell
Hawk Newsome raised his fist in protest at a Bronx courthouse Monday morning, his bellowing voice demanding attention amidst the roar of street traffic at rush hour. As nearby court officers yelled instructions to potential jurors, Newsome struggled to jolt New Yorkers out of their morning commute daze. Newsome, a 41-year-old full-time activist who founded […]
New drug detection devices are coming to JFK’s mailroom to slow the flow of deadly illegal fentanyl
Women in New York City share their personal safety strategies.
As murder rates have dropped around the city, domestic violence homicide rates have not seen the same decline.
Friends gathered in Brooklyn to mourn and pay respects to the family of 23-year-old who was killed on Easter Sunday
On anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Death, one group decries the death of Ramarley Graham
How U.S. immigration laws kept a couple far apart
A police insider though says the boost might not be as much as some in the department would like
By Courtney Vinopal As commuters in the tri-state area headed to work on Monday morning, police were hunting for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28 year-old man who was suspected of setting off explosives in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea and the New Jersey town of Seaside Park over the weekend. By the time these commuters headed […]
A newcomer to America finds out what it’s like to have a gun pointed at his ribs
A judge’s ruling pits Asians against Blacks
The man accused of killing a Bronx shelter director refuses a court appearance