Crime and Incidents

Police Officers’ Killer Angry at Chokehold Death

New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton is joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference, at Woodhull Hospital, following the killing of two New York City police officers on Dec. 20, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton is joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference, at Woodhull Hospital, following the killing of two New York City police officers on Dec. 20, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two police in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed...




  • Protesters march on 5th Avenue during the Millions March NYC on December 13, 2014 in New York. Thousands of people marched in Washington and New York on Saturday to demand justice for black men who have died at the hands of white police, the latest in weeks of demonstrations across the United States.    (Don Emmeret/AFP/Getty Images)

    2 Officers Assaulted on Brooklyn Bridge During ‘Millions March’ Protests

    Tens of thousands filled the streets over the weekend continuing protests against police violence and the grand jury decision to not indict an officer over... Read more

  • Actor Tracy Morgan in New York on April 9, 2014. A federal judge in New Jersey refused to delay a lawsuit brought by Morgan and others that stems from a fatal highway crash in New Jersey. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

    Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Lawsuit

    NEWARK, N.J.—Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey. A federal... Read more

  • A member of the Lubavitch community, center, leaves the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters guarded by members of the New York Police Department, left, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Security Stepped Up After Jewish Center Stabbing

    NEW YORK—Authorities are stepping up security at the headquarters of an international Jewish organization in Brooklyn after a mentally ill man wandered inside and stabbed... Read more

  • Annette Bongiorno leaves federal court in New York on Feb. 24, 2014. Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary was sentenced to a six-year prison term on Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Bernard Madoff’s Former Secretary Gets 6 Years in Prison

    NEW YORK—A Manhattan judge found plenty of reasons for leniency Tuesday as she ordered prison stints for financier Bernard Madoff’s former secretary and a computer... Read more

  • Members of the Lubavitch community leave Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters being guarded by police officers (L) in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Earlier a knife-wielding man stabbed an Israeli student inside the Brooklyn synagogue before being fatally shot by police after he refused to drop the knife. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Man Who Stabbed Student Was Bi-Polar, Says Lawyer

    NEW YORK—An emotionally disturbed man stabbed an Israeli student in the head at an international Jewish organization in Brooklyn early Tuesday, then was shot and... Read more

  • Daniel Bonventre (R) a former employee of Bernard Madoff, arrives before appearing in federal court in New York on Dec. 15, 2010. Bonventre, the first of five ex-employees of imprisoned Ponzi king Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 after a New York jury convicted him earlier this year. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Former Madoff Executive Gets 10 Years in Prison

    NEW YORK—Bernard Madoff’s ex-director of operations for investments was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison by a judge who cited the fraud’s “smoldering ruins”... Read more

  • (L-R) Michael Brown Sr., father of Michael Brown Jr.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for Michael Brown Jr's family; Reverand Al Sharpton; Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, Mother of Akai Kareem Gurley's daughter; Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Jr, and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner attend a press conference on the eve of Thanksgiving to pray and address the events of the last few days regarding the grand jury verdict of police officer Darren Wilson on Nov. 26, 2014, in New York City. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Eric Garner Chokehold Death: No Indictment for NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo

    NEW YORK—A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had... Read more

  • “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro (R) appears at his arraignment on drunk driving charges in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Nov. 13, 2014. Valastro on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired. His driver’s license will be suspended for three months. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, Jefferson Siegel)

    ‘Cake Boss’ Admits Driving While Impaired in NYC

    NEW YORK—”Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro admitted Monday to driving while impaired, saying he’d learned a valuable lesson from his arrest last month. “One is too... Read more

  • A photograph of Etan Patz hangs on an angel figurine, which is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, May 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Suspect in Etan Patz’s Killing Asked: ‘Did I do it’?

    NEW YORK—As he watched TV reports on a 33-year-old missing-child case, a man who’d never been a suspect started pondering whether he was the killer,... Read more

  • NY Officer Saw Snow Boot, Then Found 2 Buried Boys

    NEWBURGH, N.Y.— The upstate New York police officer who led other rescuers to two boys buried in a pile of wet, packed snow says the... Read more

  • This photo of a black bear taken by 22-year-old hiker Darsh Patel before he was mauled to death by the bear in New Jersey's Apshawa Preserve, on Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Darsh Patel via West Milford Police Department)

    Hiker Took Pictures of Black Bear Before It Killed Him

    The Rutgers student who was mauled to death by a black bear in September during a hike in the densely forested northwest New Jersey took... Read more

  • Rev. Al Sharpton leads a prayer with the family members of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Akai Gurley, black men who died during encounters with police, in Harlem, on Nov. 26, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    From Ferguson to New York City: The Public Responds to Police-Involved Deaths

    NEW YORK—With their heads tilted downwards, the family members of black men who recently died at the hands of police—Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Akai... Read more

  • (L–R) Congress representative Nydia Valezquez, New York City public advocate Letitia James, president of Brooklyn's 75th precinct community council, John Rodriguez, and Congress representative Hakeem Jeffries, at a press conference in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Following the death of Akai Gurley after a police officer accidentally shot him inside a Brooklyn public housing project, officials called for changes to police department protocol. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    Following Death of Unarmed Black Man by Police, NYC Officials Call for Investigation

    NEW YORK—Following the fatal shooting of Brooklyn man Akai Gurley by a police officer at a public housing project in East New York, federal and city elected... Read more

  • In this surveillance video a man smokes a cigarette outside a convenience store in the Bronx borough of New York on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The NYPD says the man is suspected of shoving a stranger off a subway platform Sunday in front of an oncoming subway train. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

    Man Arraigned in Court Over Deadly Subway Shove

    NEW YORK—A man accused of shoving a stranger in front of a New York subway train was arraigned Wednesday evening on a murder charge. Kevin... Read more

  • (SPCA of Westchester)

    Serial Cat Killer? NY Man Arrested in Deaths of 25 Cats

    A New York man was arrested in the deaths of 25 cats, which were found hanging in trees in Yonkers, according to reports on Tuesday... Read more

  • In this surveillance video a man smokes a cigarette outside a convenience store in the Bronx borough of New York on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The NYPD says the man is suspected of shoving a stranger off a subway platform Sunday in front of an oncoming subway train. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

    Video Released of Possible Suspect in Subway Shove

    NEW YORK—Police on Monday hunted for a man who shoved a stranger off a subway platform to his death and released surveillance footage of the... Read more


  • Top