Charles Barron

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Judge Releases Limited Grand Jury Details In Eric Garner Case

The investigation will look for potential civil rights investigations in the July 17 death of Garner, 43, who was confronted by police on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.


Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit:

Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With Prosecutors

The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.


People Organizing and Working for Empowerment and Respect says this photo shows an NYPD officer placing Rosan Miller in a choke hold. (Credit: Handout)

Group Accuses NYPD Officer Of Placing Pregnant Woman In Choke Hold

An East New York advocacy group held a news conference Monday announcing that it has video and photos of a cop placing the 7-months pregnant woman in a choke hold.


Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis waits in a hallway with a gun.

Seen At 11: Dos And Don’ts When Faced With Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is becoming an all too common scene — a disgruntled employee, an ex-spouse or dissatisfied client come backs to settle the score with a gun.


Former NYC Councilman James Davis was shot and killed in the City Council chamber July 23, 2003. (credit: Dov Hikind/NYS Assembly website)

City Councilmembers Reflect On 10th Anniversary Of Fatal Shooting Of James Davis

Davis brought political rival Othniel Askew to a council meeting at City Hall on July 23, 2003, and then was shot dead by the man in front of schoolchildren and a chamber full of government leaders.


90-Year-Old Woman Shot

Elderly Woman Hit By Stray Bullet Remains Hospitalized; City Official Calls Incident ‘Insanity’

Gloria Johnson was taken to Brookdale University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, where she is listed in stable condition. She is expected to make a full recovery.


Protesters against NYU's expansion project rally on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Committees Approve Revamped NYU Expansion Plan

Protesters against the proposal rallied on the steps of City Hall Tuesday morning prior to the committee hearings.


Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.


Yakim McDaniels (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Want Safer Places To Play After 12-Year-Old Crushed By Gate In Brooklyn

The investigation is continuing Monday into the death of 12-year-old Yakim McDaniels, who died while playing on a parking lot electric gate in Brownsville.


A food cart is seen outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Jan 8, 2009 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

New York City Street Vendors Fed Up With Fines Hold Protest

Dave Mercier, who is a vendor in Times Square, said some of the fines include those doled out for vending before eight o’clock at night and vending three feet from the sidewalk.


Charles Barron outside P.S. 114 on Tuesday (Photo/CBS 2)

Report: Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron Lauds Gadhafi As ‘My Hero’

Barron also reportedly denied any Gadhafi involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 or that he brutalized his own people.


A Halloween scarecrow that was hanging from a tree in front of a home in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Halloween Decoration Removed From Brooklyn Home After Being Called Racist

A scarecrow painted to have dark skin was hanging by a rope from a tree in front of a home in Kensington.


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7 Wounded, 1 Dead After Shooting At Brooklyn House Party

A semi-automatic handgun was just one of the weapons police believe was involved in a wild shooting spree in East New York Brooklyn that left at least eight people injured and one man dead.


A protester marches down Wall Street with a sign on her head to call attention to big bank bailouts and cuts in jobs and education in New York, Thursday, May 12, 2011.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Protesters March Against Wall Street, Budget Cuts In Lower Manhattan

There were nine separate gatherings — all of which sought to blow the whistle on what they said were tax breaks for the wealthy.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cathie Black (credit: AP)

Cathie Black’s Departure Hasn’t Upped Polls For Mayor Bloomberg

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday says that more than three-quarters of parents with children in public schools disapprove of how the mayor has handled the schools.