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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jamaica

Detectives charged in lying about arrest

A Queens grand jury indicted two NYPD detectives for allegedly filing false paperwork and charged one with lying under oath about the August 2014 arrest of a man falsely accused of selling crack cocaine. Comments (1)
The 23-year-old namesake of the infamous John Gotti was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling prescription drugs on the black market, a scheme which banked him about $1.6 million a year, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Far Rockaway

Man convicted of killing Far Rock officer in 2015

The man charged with killing NYPD Detective Randolph Holder in October 2015 was convicted in New York State Supreme Court this week, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Comment

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway mom charged after school finds drugs in son’s bag

A Far Rockaway mother is facing prison time after sending her son to school with heroin, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (2)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Laurelton

Laurelton man slashes postal worker

LAURELTON — A postal worker in the midst of mail delivery was slashed Monday afternoon by a man who then fled inside his own Laurelton apartment, police said. Comment

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bellerose

Bellerose business allegedly defrauds residents out of homes: DA

The city’s most vulnerable were preyed upon in an alleged scheme by several individuals and a Bellerose-based real estate development company that are accused of defrauded residents out of their homes, according to the Queens DA. Comment
Long Island City

ICE grabs Brazilian man off the streets on Long Island City

A Brazilian national wanted for armed robbery in his home country was arrested in late February in Long Island City, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Monday. Anderson Hickman, 33, was captured at an undisclosed location by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Enforcement and Removal Operations officers on Feb. 24. Comments (3)
Opinion

Keeping offenders out of jail may reduce violence

It’s no secret that America loves to send people to prison. We have 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of its prisoners – which is odd for a “Land of Liberty.” Comments (1)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

College Point

Spa Castle employee asks boss to beef up security after hit-and-run

A Spa Castle employee is asking that his employers make some serious changes after he was the victim of a hit-and-run on the job. Comments (1)
Astoria

Astoria electeds condemn bias incident near Ditmars Boulevard

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a bias incident in Astoria that occurred last week when a man swung an umbrella at a woman after telling her to go back to her country. Comments (5)
Flushing

Two arrested for allegedly prostituting young woman in Flushing: DA

A 32-year-old Pennsylvania man and a 29-year-old Brooklyn woman have been indicted by a Queens grand jury on charges of sex trafficking, kidnapping, promoting prostitution along with other charges for allegedly forcing a 21-year-old woman into prostitution. Comments (2)
Opinion

Detective McDonald delivered a message of healing

Steven McDonald, a native of Queens Village, was a New York City police detective who became a messenger of peace and forgiveness after being shot and paralyzed in the line of duty in 1986. Before his death Jan. 10, 2017, Detective McDonald traveled the world, from high school gyms on Long Island to Northern Ireland, Bosnia and the Middle East sharing his story of rebirth through forgiving the young man who nearly took his life. Whe Comments (1)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown presented Police Commissioner James O’Neill a check for $20,391,864 Monday morning to fund neighborhood policing initiatives in Queens. The announcement was made at a press conference at the New York Police Academy in College Point, where Brown said the main use of the funds would be to enhance O’Neill’s community based police strategy in all 16 precincts in Queens. Comment

Friday, March 3, 2017

Howard Beach

Gotti’s grandson sentenced to eight years behind bars

John Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the infamous crime lord, has been sentenced to eight years in prison following a guilty plea for selling prescription drugs that earned him $1.6 million a year, according to the Queens district attorney Comment
College Point

Police look for woman suspected of hitting Spa Castle employee with car

Police were searching for a woman suspected of assault in College Point. Comments (1)
Hate is on the rise in New York City, according to police. Comments (4)
Bellerose

Homeowners lose properties to fraud: DA

A group of elderly people and one disabled veteran awaiting an organ transplant were allegedly defrauded out of their homes by a Bellerose-based real estate development company, among others, according to the Queens DA. Comment

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