Crime

Ras Baraka

CBS 2 Exclusive: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Meets With Gang Members In Crime-Fighting Effort

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has begun enacting drastic measures to fight crime.

7 hours ago

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Report: Crime Up On Metro North Railroad In 2014, Officials Say Riders Are Safe

A transit report says crime has risen since last year on Metro North Railroad, but officials of the commuter line and an advocate say riders are safe.

09/30/2014

NYPD Commissioner Commissioner Bill Bratton on Thursday, Aug. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: NYC Crime Is Down, Media Hype Is Not True

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday that he absolutely wants to rebut the terror the news media has created about crime.

08/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: Violent Crime Down At Public Housing Complexes

The city has deployed more than 700 additional police officers and installed more security lighting.

08/10/2014

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Police Arrest Man After Alleged Multi-State Crime Spree Ends In Crash

One man allegedly kidnapped two women in Pennsylvania, tried to burn down a car dealership in New Jersey, and rammed Port Authority police vehicles in New York City.

06/06/2014

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Voters Focused On Curbing Crime As Newark Mayoral Election Looms

On May 13, voters will head to the polls for the first time since their mayor moved on the U.S. Senate, and as the election looms a battle is brewing between the two main candidates.

05/08/2014

The scene of a shooting at the bodega at 427 Central Ave. in Bushwick on Apr. 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Sources Tell CBS 2: Brooklyn Bodega Employee Killed In Apparent Targeted Shooting

The incident took place at 427 Central Avenue in Bushwick just before 7 a.m.

04/17/2014

Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks after being sworn in on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan January 1, 2014 in New York.  (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio Declares Stop-And-Frisk ‘Problem Is Being Solved’

The controversial NYPD program was the Democrat’s biggest campaign issue and helped propel him to the top of the pack during the primary. De Blasio pushed for more community policing and tapped Bill Bratton to lead the NYPD.

01/17/2014

A surveillance camera caught this suspected thief twerking outside of a Clinton Hill apartment. (Credit CBS 2)

Suspected Thief Caught Twerking On Clinton Hill Surveillance Camera

A suspected thief was caught on camera showing off her dance moves in Brooklyn.

12/12/2013

Actress Keri Russell (credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Sources: 2 Arrested For Breaking Into Actress Keri Russell’s Home While She Slept

The break-in occurred on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights at around 3 a.m., police said.

12/04/2013

Harlem Grid Search

NYPD To Businesses: Turn Security Cameras Toward Streets

The NYPD wants business owners to help solve crime in one Harlem precinct by turning their security cameras to the street.

11/30/2013

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are Insufficient

With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.

11/23/2013

Ron Collura, owner of Arata’s Delicatessen in Sea Cliff. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Deli Owner Accused Of Taking Law Into His Own Hands

Ron Collura, owner of Arata’s Delicatessen in Sea Cliff, said he feared for his safety when he called police and detained a suspicious teen in his store.

11/20/2013

File photo (credit: CBS 2)

2 Fatally Shot In Newark

The victims have been identified as Tariq Romane, 21, and Rahmel Johnson, 20, both of Newark.

11/19/2013

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