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Gun violence is a serious problem all over the city, but the East River Houses in Harlem have been hit particularly hard by the recent rise in shootings. According to ABC7, three shootings have killed two people in the past week. In this climate, it is totally understandable are scared and looking for solutions. But […]

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The New Yorker has released 6 minutes of security camera footage from inside Rikers, giving the public a rare and disturbing glimpse into the prison’s “deep-seated culture of violence,” as a report by the United States attorney in Manhattan called it. The video shows two incidents that happened to Kalief Browder, who was arrested in […]

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Police have found disturbing graffiti in a Queens basement that says local officers will be “Next to Die.” The graffiti, found in the Pomonok House on Parsons Boulevard, reads, “PSA-9 ‘n’ 107 Pct R Next to Die.” It refers to Police Service Area 9, a unit that oversees the housing project in the 107th Precinct […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has realized just how messed up things are at Rikers Island, and has vowed to make prison reform “a top priority,” reports the New York Times. De Blasio, speaking at a news conference on Thursday, remarked that prisoners released from Rikers exit “more broken than when they came in,” and concluded […]

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Less than a week after police officers were caught on video punching and kicking street vendors in Sunset Park, another violent incident was captured by a bystander in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. The shaky footage shows an officer “tackling a clearly pregnant woman and riding her to the ground,” the Daily News reports. (Video embedded below.) At about 2:15 am on […]

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The city is attempting a “fundamental shift” on dealing with gun violence, as shootings are up 12% this year. On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to expand the “Violence Interrupters” program as part of a “Gun Violence Crisis Management System,” DNAinfo reports. The $12.7 million in funds will go towards strategies for […]

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This week, the New York Department of Education listed 40 schools in the city as “persistently dangerous.” This was determined by the number of violent incidents vs. the total student population. Of those schools, 17 are in Brooklyn, making it the highest concentration of “dangerous” schools in any borough; 11 of the schools are located in the […]

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After three Israeli teenagers were found dead in the West Bank on June 30th, anger and cries for revenge swept over parts of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” The investigations are still in progress, but a group of Israeli vigilantes took it upon themselves to kidnap a Palestinian teenager […]

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Yes, tourists are troublesome sometimes. But when you find yourself irked, please try not to remove your Manolos, take them in your hand, and slash the out-of-towners with the spike, like Annemarie Chavez did. Especially if they’re old people. A 60-year-old man, his 51-year old wife, and their 19-year-old son were attempting to exit a parking […]

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On July 4 of last year, NYPD officers stormed a Crown Heights barbecue, spraying mace into the crowd, entering private property without a warrant or the owner’s permission, beating people, and making several arrests. Two videos, one uploaded to YouTube at the time and the other published today, show the chaos and violence as it […]

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