Category Archives: News

New York Criminal Law in the News – Thursday, October, 20, 2011

  • Sexual assault charges dropped after the victim recanted her identification (New York Times)
  • A man was sentenced to 65 years in prison for a string of muggings (New York Post)
  • Westchester lawyer murdered his family before he killed himself (New York Daily News)
  • NYC officials want call for an investigation into NY's stop and frisk policy (NY1)
  • Suffolk County will have to pay $3 millon to relocate prisoners (Newsday)
  • A Staten Island family discovered a 12-year-old skeleton in their basement; police believe the man was murdered (Staten Island Advance)
  • Child pornography case might be dismissed, but the prosecutor will seek to try the case again (Buffalo News)
  • Heroin usage is increasing in Columbia County (TimesUnion)
  • An upstate school administrator is charged with DWI (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • The company that makes tasers responded to an article by the NYCLU (Syracuse)

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New York Criminal Law in the News – Wednesday, October, 19, 2011

  • A second suspect was arrested in connection with recent sexual assaults in Brooklyn (New York Times)
  • Felonies are up 6% from last year on Metro North railroad (New York Post)
  • The Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of a 28 year old man (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Lewisboro town Supervisor running for reelection plead guilty to lesser DWI charge (LoHud)
  • A Deputy Inspector on paid disability leave was arrested for allegedly forging a police retirement card (Times Union)
  • A police officer who used pepper spray on Wall Street protesters allegedly violated city guidelines (NY1)
  • Nassau County DA announces ten arrests in Medicare and welfare fraud sweep (Newsday)
  • A man serving a life sentence in Clinton Correctional Facility faces new charges after possessing "escape paraphernalia" (Buffalo News)
  • NYCLU says New York police departments are misusing and over using tasers (Syracuse) 

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New York Criminal Law in the News – Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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New York Criminal Law in the News – Monday, October, 17, 2011

  • Nine people arrested in Brooklyn Supreme Court after protestors refused to stop singing in court (New York Law Journal) 
  • For the past 15 years, a Bronx man has been helping police find "fillers" for line ups (New York Times)
  • A Manhattan mother is accused of murdering her 18-year-old son (New York Post)
  • Seventeen people shot in just 24 hours in NYC (New York Daily News)
  • After one man was arrested for sexual assaulting women in Brooklyn, police are still looking for another suspect (NY1)
  • Two Long Island lawmakers propose bill to strengthen DWI laws (Newsday)
  • Staten Island man charged with killing a 14 month old baby (Staten Island Advance)
  • The number of people in jail is down 22% compared to 2000 (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Three experts agree that Pace University Student was drunk when police shot and killed him last year (LoHud)

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New York Criminal Law in the News – Friday, October 14, 2011

  • Former NYPD narcotics detective testified about planting evidence in order to make false drug arrests (New York Daily News)
  • Bronx murder suspect pleaded to manslaughter, avoiding accused ticket-fix police officer from taking the stand (New York Post)
  • Two men arrested for stealing cooking oil from an Island Park restaurant (Newsday)
  • Union wants judge to order additional hiring for Erie County Holding Center (Buffalo News)
  • Dutchess County murder arraignment sparked fight outside of the courthouse (Poughkeepsie Journal)
  • NYPD detective accused in ticket-fix scandal was paid over $71,000 in overtime in last fiscal year (New York Daily News)
  • NYPD working on response to sexual assaults following criticism over Brooklyn assaults (NY1)
  • 84 year-old man hospitalized after being hit by sheriff's car who was responding to accident report (The Saratogian)
  • NYPD seeking purse-snatcher preying on Katz's Deli (New York Times) 

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