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After a few recent attacks involving machetes, a state senator wants to add the large blade to the list of knives banned in New York. If Tony Avella gets his way, New Yorkers caught with machetes could be put in jail for a year. It’s a penalty more severe penalty than the one in place, […]

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Ruhim Ullah pleaded guilty after being arrested in 2010 for menacing police officers with a machete, but despite his admission of guilt, he still received a $5,000 settlement from the city for a subsequent lawsuit. Ullah, 24, was shot in the leg by NYPD because according to witnesses and police at the scene, he was […]

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