Vandals De-face Brooklyn Police Car

Apr 03, 16 Vandals De-face Brooklyn Police Car

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Two policemen of the 84th Precinct were about to go out on patrol when they were confronted with a disturbing sight: two swastikas were painted on the marked car, and one tire was slashed. The incident occurred in Downtown Brooklyn on Gold Street right in front of the police station. The policemen discovered the defaced car at about 6pm last Monday evening. One swastika, which was the pre-eminent symbol of the Nazi party during World War II, was found on the hood of the car, while the other was drawn on the door. Police are investigating and searching the area carefully for the culprit or culprits, hoping that nearby surveillance cameras can lead them to the...

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Brooklyn Criminal Court Clerk Subjected to Mistaken Raid

Feb 21, 16 Brooklyn Criminal Court Clerk Subjected to Mistaken Raid

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Janice Blackman, age 55, and a senior clerk in the Brooklyn Criminal Court, filed a lawsuit claiming that the police forced their way into her apartment after breaking down the door, made a mess of her apartment in a vain attempt to find drugs, forced her to lie on the floor in handcuffs, and left empty-handed. They left, embarrassed, when they found her badge and ID in her purse. The lawsuit, which was filed last Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court, says that last February Blackman was cooking in her kitchen with only her bra and underpants on when police forced their way into her apartment on Nassau Street. The police then made her lie face-down on the floor of her apartment, even though the floor was covered in broken glass. Despite their best efforts, the police did not find anything of an illegal nature. As soon as they discovered Blackman’s ID and badge in her purse, “they immediately removed the handcuffs…and quickly exited from her apartment, offering only scant apologies and little by way of remorse other than a change in their...

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Uber Snowed Out by Jonas

Jan 24, 16 Uber Snowed Out by Jonas

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  Now we know there is one thing that can stop Uber in New York, and that is a blizzard of historical proportions. Because of the dangerous road conditions throughout the eastern seaboard due to Winter Storm Jonas, Uber has decided to halt their service from Saturday in New York City and in New Jersey. The announcement of the suspension of Uber’s service came in the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a travel ban. Beginning on Saturday afternoon Uber customers received a message on their apps that service was temporarily halted due to the hazardous road conditions caused by the blizzard. During past storms Uber has been criticized for price gauging with exorbitant surcharges because of the bad weather. This year, before Jonas arrived, Uber had come to an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to limit prices during the bad weather. It is not known what that price limit was, and it is a moot point anyway, since there is no service anyway. Service from Uber has also been halted in Lancaster and Harrisburg,...

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Brooklyn Boa Busted for Riding MTA without Paying

Dec 28, 15 Brooklyn Boa Busted for Riding MTA without Paying

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With flashbacks to the famed Bronx Zoo Cobra, another large snake of the boa constrictor variety was caught riding the B12 bus along East New York Avenue a few Saturdays ago. As soon as the driver spotted the snake, eight stops into his route, he immediately turned his bus around and headed back to the depot. Apparently there were no other riders on the bus. Back at the depot workers removed some bus panels to reach the snake, who was trying to get closer to the warmth from the engine. Workers from Animal Care and Control took the snake to somewhere, presumably safer than an MTA bus. Someone for the MTA said that a different driver had seen someone with a snake in a bag enter the bus the day before. The driver assumed when the passenger with the snake left the bus, that he took his snake with him. Wrong! “A guy brought a snake with him on the bus” the source said. “I guess it got too big for him to take care of, so he left it on the bus in a...

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Knife Wielding Man Claims to be ISIS Fighter in Brooklyn

Dec 22, 15 Knife Wielding Man Claims to be ISIS Fighter in Brooklyn

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Police say that a 23-year-old man threatened paramedics with a butterfly knife in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn on Sunday morning. The man, Jancer Abreu, claimed he was a member of the terrorist organization ISIS, was arrested after he began waving around the knife while screaming “I am ISIS.” The incident happened at 6am at the corner of Wycoff Avenue and Stanhope Street. Officials described Abreu as emotionally disturbed. He was handcuffed and then arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment. Officials do not believe Abreu is a bone fide ISIS fighter. No one was injured during the incident. The man is awaiting arraignment as of Sunday...

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Police Seize Weed and ‘Rooms Shipped from West

Dec 06, 15 Police Seize Weed and ‘Rooms Shipped from West

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Reacting to a tip from Homeland Security, the NYPD grabbed a shipping container at the Brooklyn waterfront filled with marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs. The container, which arrived in Brooklyn from Oregon and California, had over 290 pounds of pot and other drugs within. The police observed as two men and one woman drove up to the container in a U-Haul truck and a Hyundai at Maspeth Avenue dock in East Williamsburg. They watched as the threesome transferred the contents of the container into the truck, and then drove away. The police followed and stopped them at Morgan Avenue, saying they had gone through a red light. After a search warrant was obtained by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, the three were arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug possession. The three, who are residents of Long Island, said they were paid $1,000 per person to bring the drugs to a storage unit in Long Island. They are Michael Clemente, Frank Hollen, 27, and Hollen’s fiancée Emily Lynch,...

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