DEA busts major narcotics lab that doubled for cockfighting in the south Bronx

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC A south Bronx drug lab that apparently doubled for cockfighting in a residential Highbridge building is no more. DEA agents alongside the NYPD raided the basement of 136 W. 170th Street … Read more DEA busts major narcotics lab that doubled for cockfighting in the south Bronx

Police experts fear billion-dollar cut to NYPD may backfire on NYC safety

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC As the City Council and the mayor work on cutting part of the NYPD’s $6 billion budget, police officials and officers fear the potential comebacks come at the worst possible time … Read more Police experts fear billion-dollar cut to NYPD may backfire on NYC safety

Big cuts ahead: De Blasio commits to slashing NYPD budget by $1 billion

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC A day before the city’s 2021 budget deadline, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that his administration and the City Council are preparing to cut $ 1 billion from the New York … Read more Big cuts ahead: De Blasio commits to slashing NYPD budget by $1 billion

NYPD releases video of potential suspect in a Manhattan Fourth of July shooting

Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Cops are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who may have been involved in a Manhattan murder on Independence Day. According … Read more NYPD releases video of potential suspect in a Manhattan Fourth of July shooting

‘It’s out of control’: Dozen injured in Brooklyn shootings linked to gang battles

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Streets in Brooklyn have turned into apparent gang war zones, with the latest series of shootings between Monday night and Tuesday morning leaving at least a dozen people shot and injured. … Read more ‘It’s out of control’: Dozen injured in Brooklyn shootings linked to gang battles

Teenager shot dead in hail of bullets outside Harlem housing complex

Photo via Getty Images Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC As Brooklyn copes with a series of shootings apparently connected to a gang war, police are also investigating the murder of a 17-year-old outside a Harlem public … Read more Teenager shot dead in hail of bullets outside Harlem housing complex

Mask-less man sought for punching bus driver in Manhattan for trying to enforce face covering rule

Photos courtesy of the NYPD Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Cops are looking for a suspect who punched a bus driver who tried to enforce the mandatory mask policy in Manhattan. According to police, at 2:30 … Read more Mask-less man sought for punching bus driver in Manhattan for trying to enforce face covering rule

Editorial | With surging gun crime, the threat of 90’s NYC lawlessness looms large

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC New Yorkers are accustomed to spikes in gun crime during the summer months of June, July and August. The reasons given for these increases are often vague and rarely expanded upon. … Read more Editorial | With surging gun crime, the threat of 90’s NYC lawlessness looms large

Video of Manhattan protester’s arrest by plain-clothed cops sparks outrage and fear online

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC A viral video showing plainclothes cops tossing a protester into an unmarked van at an East Side march on Tuesday night sparked alarm and outrage on social media amid the ongoing … Read more Video of Manhattan protester’s arrest by plain-clothed cops sparks outrage and fear online

Homeland Security chief says department is reviewing complaints excessive force used in Portland

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 06: Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf testifies during a hearing before Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at Dirksen Senate Office Building August 6, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on “Oversight of DHS Personnel Deployments to Recent Protests.” (Alex Wong/Pool … Read more Homeland Security chief says department is reviewing complaints excessive force used in Portland

4-alarm fire during roof repair damages Brooklyn building

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC A massive four-alarm fire ripped through the roof above three apartments in a Brooklyn condo building Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. More than 150 firefighters the afternoon blaze for almost two … Read more 4-alarm fire during roof repair damages Brooklyn building

Driver dead after fiery car crash on Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens

The westbound lanes of the Jackie Robinson Parkway near Forest Park Drive in Queens. (Photo via Google Maps) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Police continue to investigate a fiery crash on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in … Read more Driver dead after fiery car crash on Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens

NYC SHOOTINGS: More gunfire in Brooklyn leaves one dead, three wounded

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Brooklyn remained a hot spot for gun violence on Monday, as four separate shootings in the borough left one dead and three injured. The deadly shooting occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 10:37 … Read more NYC SHOOTINGS: More gunfire in Brooklyn leaves one dead, three wounded

NYC SHOOTINGS: One dead, one wounded in two shootings in Brooklyn and Manhattan

One man is dead and another was wounded in two separate shootings in Brooklyn and Manhattan last night, police said.   It was comparatively a quiet evening compared to the last week as many stayed home either because of passing thundershowers or they were watching the final night of the Republican National Convention in which … Read more NYC SHOOTINGS: One dead, one wounded in two shootings in Brooklyn and Manhattan

Mean tweet from police union slanders Bronx Congress candidate as ‘first class whore’

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC The Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) smeared Bronx City Councilman and Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres as a “first class whore” Friday after he called for an investigation into a possible work slowdown … Read more Mean tweet from police union slanders Bronx Congress candidate as ‘first class whore’

Jacob Blake pleads not guilty to charges prior to Kenosha shooting

Jacob Blake (bottom right), the Black man who was shot seven times by police in Kenosha, appears virtually in a court proceeding related to charges filed prior to the shooting incident which sparked anti-racism protests across the nation, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., September 4, 2020 in this framegrab from court TV. (Kenosha District Court/Handout via … Read more Jacob Blake pleads not guilty to charges prior to Kenosha shooting