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04.22.15 Prachi Gupta

New York’s coyotes are straight up trolling us, now. Weeks after a coyote was spotted on a Long Island City rooftop and one was seen in Chelsea, a wild dog was seen in Riverside Park on Wednesday morning, CBS reports. The coyote was seen between 96th and 79th streets around 5 AM. Police went after […]

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04.21.15 ANIMAL

Between December and January, five banners demonizing Mayor Bill de Blasio flew through New York City’s skies while cops were turning their backs to him during the Eric Garner protests. On January 16, three days after the fifth and craziest banner flew (“DE BLASIO GET OFF THE POT. RESIGN. WE ❤ NYPD“), ANIMAL decided it […]

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Prachi Gupta

A federal monitor has submitted a guideline for NYPD behavioral standards that’s so basic it looks like it could be a poster in a 2nd grade classroom. That’s not an insult against the federal monitor who is overseeing NYPD reform, but against the cops, who sadly seem to need reminders like, “Remember most people are […]

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04.20.15 Liam Mathews

At the same time the City Council Speaker is working on a bill to decriminalize low-level “broken windows” offenses like drinking in public and turnstile jumping, two cops in Brownsville are handing out tickets for spitting, Gothamist reports. In a video uploaded to YouTube, a young man films two officers as they write him up […]

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Liam Mathews

Retired Detective Anthony “Tony Bees” Planakis, the NYPD’s former expert in bee crime, told the New York Post that he was forced into early retirement by jealous-ass haters: “I had no choice but to retire. I was blackballed,” he said. “I was accused of stealing the bees, making honey and profiting. Lieutenants were jealous of […]

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04.17.15 Liam Mathews

Internal Affairs is investigating if Thomas Georgevitch, an accused police impersonator who had fake guns and badges and told his landlord he was an officer, had inappropriate access to the Bronx’s 52nd Precinct with the blessing of an NYPD lieutenant, the New York Daily News reports. According to witnesses, on multiple occasions Georgevitch chauffeured Lt. […]

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04.16.15 Prachi Gupta

Chinatown’s beloved 169 Bar will stay open. The months-long ordeal between the City and the dive bar was settled in court Thursday morning, ANIMAL confirmed. “The case was resolved. We didn’t admit any guilt. We signed a settlement agreement with the city that didn’t involve shutting us down,” said Jesse Danoff, the lawyer representing 169 […]

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04.15.15 Liam Mathews

On April 7, the city sued to shut down Chinatown stalwart 169 Bar for two incidents last year when underage auxiliary NYPD officers were allowed to enter the bar and purchase beer. Today, the owner of 169 Bar shot back that the lawsuit should be thrown out because the investigation was illegal, since the underage […]

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04.10.15 Bucky Turco

At a time when scrutiny toward police brutality and wrongdoing has reached an all time high, with new incidents popping up daily, the NYPD recently decided to get back in on the action. In a video uploaded to Facebook/YouTube by Diane Malikah Moomin Pinkston, a group of plainclothes officers can be seen forcing their way […]

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04.07.15 Liam Mathews

ShotSpotter, the NYPD’s controversial gunshot-detection system introduced in some precincts in the Bronx and Brooklyn last month, may be starting to prove its usefulness. ShotSpotter uses highly sensitive audio equipment to triangulate the location of gunshots, making it faster and easier for police to respond. The Daily News reports that on Monday the technology alerted […]

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