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06.08.09 Will Sherman

Following the friendly fire killing of Omar Edwards, a New York State Senator is calling for increased video surveillance in police cars to aid investigations. The $2500 panoramic cameras that State Senator Eric Adams showed off in Harlem yesterday would record 360 degrees of video and audio both inside and outside the car. “This will […]

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06.05.09 Will Sherman

To avoid any more cops shooting each other, the NYPD is looking into “smart” guns designed to “emit a sound or a beam of light when drawn from the holster” that identify the gun holder as an officer, regardless of their clothes or skin color. Hopefully if the department comes to rely on the developing […]

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06.04.09 Will Sherman

FBI crime stats for 2008 show that New York City has the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest cities in the country. Crime is also down this year, as Mayor Bloomberg notes: “There have been 43 fewer murders, 1,415 fewer robberies and 491 fewer cars stolen than this same time just a year ago.” […]

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06.03.09 Will Sherman

New York City is estimated to have as many as 40,000 public and private surveillance cameras watching over its streets, outnumbered only by London and the Chinese city of Shenzen. According to City Limits, that number could soon rise. Just weeks after announcing plans to duplicate Lower Manhattan’s post-9/11 “Ring of Steel” in Midtown, Police […]

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Will Sherman

A southeast Asian man’s lawsuit accusing the NYPD of racial profiling has been quietly settled by the city. Jangir Sultan was searched 21 times since the police began rummaging thorough straphangers’ bags in 2005. His lawyers say “the chances of being randomly stopped that many times is 1 in 165 million” and want the cops […]

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05.29.09 Will Sherman

A black off-duty police officer was fatally shot by a white cop who mistook him for a criminal last night in East Harlem. The victim, Officer Omar Edwards, was wearing plainclothes and chasing down a robbery suspect when the unnamed white officer opened fire, killing him with two shots. “This is always a black cop’s […]

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05.27.09 Will Sherman

More than two days after the predawn bombing of an Upper East Side Starbucks, investigators are no closer to figuring out who was responsible for the homemade explosive that damaged a wooden bench, shattered windows but fortunately did not injure anyone. Multiple witnesses claim they saw “two white youngsters, about 14 and 16 years old, […]

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05.20.09 Will Sherman

A retired NYPD sergeant was arrested yesterday after botching a bank robbery on Long Island and was caught in what has to be one of the worst perp walk photos ever. 46-year-old Thomas Feeney, retired from police work since 1994 with a “three-quarters-salary disability pension,” is “very heavily in credit-card debt” leading investigators to believe […]

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05.19.09 Bucky Turco

After an eight month investigation, the NYPD dismantled one of the most insignificant, low level, drug rings ever. The sting lead to the arrests of at least two party promoters who peddled relatively small amounts of Ecstasy and other played out club drugs. |NYDN| […]

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