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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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10.11.13 Andy Cush

Yet another NYPD officer has come forward and admitted he was riding with the group of motorcyclists who chased down and beat a driver last month. Matthew Rodriguez, 28, serves in the internal affairs bureau–ironically, the division of the NYPD devoted to investigating wrongdoing by cops like this one. Rodriguez is the latest to come forward […]

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10.10.13 Andy Cush

The drama never stops coming in the case of last month’s motorcycle-vs.-SUV chaos. Wojciech Braszczok, an undercover detective who rode with the motorcycle gang, had his charges upgraded from criminal mischief and riot to assault and gang assault (the riot charge was dropped) for his involvement in the attack on SUV driver Alexian Lien. In a […]

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10.09.13 Andy Cush

As we reported yesterday, one of the motorcyclists involved in the chasing and beating of Alexian Lien–an incident that’s received widespread attention due to a viral video–was an undercover cop. Now, Wojciech Braszczok, an NYPD detective, has been arrested for riot and criminal mischief. According to the New York Times, “more counts could be added.” Braszczok told police of […]

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10.08.13 Andy Cush

It turns out that undercover detective who as at the scene of the West Side Highway motorcycle chase was involved in beating up SUV driver Alexian Lien, contrary to what was originally reported. NYPD sources say a video–not the one that went viral on YouTube–shows the detective banging on one of the the car’s windows until it […]

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10.07.13 Andy Cush

Last weekend, a group of motorcyclists out for a group ride were involved in an altercation with a driver on the West Side Highway that resulted in an SUV running over one of the bikers, and the subsequent beating and knifing of the SUV’s driver. Now, it turns out three of the bikers in that […]

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10.03.13 Andy Cush

Allen Edwards, the man who can be seen punching through the back window of an SUV at the end of a motorcycle chase video that went viral earlier this week, will not face charges. Edwards turned himself into police Tuesday, and was promptly arrested on “reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing,” according to the New York […]

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09.30.13 Andy Cush

Not a ton of context for what’s going on here, but here goes: a group of motorcyclists are out for a ride on the West Side Highway Sunday, when, for some reason we’re not privy to, one of them brake-checks the driver of a black Range Rover. The driver doesn’t slow down in time and […]

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09.05.13 Marina Galperina

In Mexico, drug traffickers have theme songs. With an AK 47 and a bazooka on my shoulder Cross my path and I’ll chop your head off We’re bloodthirsty, crazy, and we like to kill In Narco Cultura, filmmaker Shaul Schwarz explores the culture born of “the war on drugs,” the extreme violence it fuels Mexico and […]

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08.02.13 Kyle Chayka

What do you get the mega-collector who has everything? Why, a sculptural self-portrait, of course! And what better subject than, oh, that time when the art-world patron was caught choking his now ex-wife, star chef Nigella Lawson, at a London restaurant, an incident that he referred to as a “playful tiff” rather than domestic abuse? The […]

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