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01.06.15 Rhett Jones

Two plainclothes officers were shot Monday night after approaching two men suspected in a robbery at a Fordham grocery store. The officers are expected to survive but the suspects remain at large. UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested and identified as Jason Polanco of the Bronx. Police say that the suspects robbed a store at 363 E. 180th […]

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12.09.14 Rhett Jones

Police responding to the stabbing of an Israeli student in a Brooklyn synagogue shot and killed the suspect after he refused to drop a knife, reports the Daily News. The man, identified as Calvin Peters, reportedly screamed, “I want to kill the Jew!” when he re-entered the basement of the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters early Tuesday. Peters reportedly stabbed 22-year-old […]

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12.05.14 Prachi Gupta

Just ahead of the funeral on Saturday morning, more than 100 friends, family, and elected officials gathered at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill on Friday night for the wake of Akai Gurley. Over 100 people attend the wake for Akai Gurley at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/K0pyR0klB3 […]

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Rhett Jones

According to sources speaking with the Daily News, the cop who shot Akai Gurley in an East New York stairwell decided to text his union rep instead of helping the dying man. After the rookie officer entered a darkened stairwell in the Louis H. Pink Houses with his gun drawn, the officers have said there […]

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11.24.14 Rhett Jones

Akai Gurley, 28, was shot and killed by a rookie cop while descending the unlit staircase of East New York’s Pink Houses on November 20th. He was unarmed. According to Gurley’s female companion, Melissa Butler, the two residents decided to take the staircase after the elevator had taken too long to arrive. When the couple […]

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10.24.14 Rhett Jones

At 2PM yesterday, a man wielding a hatchet attacked four rookie cops yesterday in Queens and was shot dead. The group of recent academy graduates were huddled for a photo in front of a freelance photographer on Jamaica Avenue when Zale Thompson, 32, charged at them swinging a hatchet, striking one officer in the arm […]

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07.29.14 Amy K. Nelson

A man standing outside a bodega in East New York, Brooklyn on Sunday was shot point-blank in the face, all of it captured on surveillance video. The unidentified man is standing outside with a small dog on a leash, when another man casually strolls up, whips out his gun and shoots the 41-year-old victim right […]

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12.05.13 Andy Cush

Back in September, NYPD officers opened fire on Glenn Broadnax, a crazed but unarmed man, missing and hitting two innocent bystanders instead. Now, Broadnax is being charged with assault for their injuries, with the District Attorney’s office arguing that he is responsible for the shots cops fired. “The defendant is the one that created the […]

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11.11.13 Andy Cush

Over the weekend, a shooter killed three victims at 318 Maujer Street before taking his own life. While the names of the victims haven’t been released it is widely reported that they were members of a band. The New York Times is reporting that neighbors are saying that band is called the Yellow Dogs, and the Daily Mail has […]

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08.24.12 Aymann Ismail

ANIMAL spoke to a witness at the scene of the Empire State Building shooting. The man, who gave only his last name, describes the chaos he witnessed as the violence unfolded. The Guardian revealed the shooter’s name as Jeffrey Johnson, 53, a former employee of Hazan Imports who was laid off last year. Around 9 […]

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