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NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Shock Poll: NYC Voters Want Low Crime Over Stop-And-Frisk Reform 2 To 1

With Election Day two weeks away, city voters say safety is more important than certain privacy rights.

10/21/2013

Newark Police Cruiser (file/credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Likely Interim Newark Mayor Outlines Crime-Fighting Plans

Besides all the new development in Newark that left U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker will leave behind, the city’s crime problem will also be left for others to tackle.

10/19/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota, De Blasio Ramp Up Rhetoric As Election Nears

Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio is hitting back after challenger Joe Lhota’s controversial new television ad hit airwaves.

10/17/2013

Suspect sketches in the beating death of gay activist Lou Rispoli. (credit: DCPI)

Police Continue To Search For Clues 1 Year After Gay Rights Activist Murdered In Queens

Louis Rispoli, 62, was viciously beaten by three men at the corner of 42nd Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside on Oct. 20, 2012, police said.

10/16/2013

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

Seen At 11: NYC Park Safety Called Into Question

Park safety is underfunded, and the way Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are deployed is in dire need of reform, they argue.

10/15/2013

Joseph Lhota (file/credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Lhota Slams Opponent, Warns Of Regressive Policies If De Blasio Is Elected

“The next leader of our city must bring the right kind of change. That doesn’t mean change from independent leadership to be a mayor beholden to special interest, that doesn’t mean change that tears down any of the improvements that might have happened and that doesn’t mean change that reverses the policies that have made us the safest large city in America,” Lhota said.

10/08/2013

Jered Harvey risked his own life to stop a brutal assault at the Fulton Street Subway station. (Credit CBS 2)

College Student Risks His Life To Stop Crime At Fulton Street Subway Stop

A college student on his way home from class Thursday night said he witnessed a brutal crime in progress and put his own life on the line when he jumped into action.

09/20/2013

A memorial for Dulce Maria Valencia, who was struck and killed by a car Sept. 15, 2013. (credit: Dave Carlin/CBS 2)

Cops: Woman Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In The Bronx

Police are looking for a driver who fatally struck a woman in the Bronx before fleeing Sunday morning.

09/15/2013

People walk by Beth Israel Medical Center in Gramercy. (credit: Getty Images)

DA: Manhattan Doctor Deposited Patients’ Checks Into Own Bank Account

A Manhattan-based obstetrician deposited the checks of his patients into his personal bank account, prosecutors say.

09/11/2013

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Conn. Warehouse Drug Thief Pleads Guilty To Other Heists

Amed Villa entered his guilty pleas Monday in federal court in New Haven.

09/09/2013

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Gang Member Convicted Of Murdering Long Island Woman, Toddler ‘In Cold Blood’

Lynch said 19-year-old Vanessa Argueta was shot execution style in 2010 because she had allegedly shown disrespect to the MS-13 gang.

09/09/2013

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Police: No Link Between Suspicious Letters In Darien, Conn.

Letters containing powder were sent to two homes in Darien, Conn.

09/03/2013

Antiq Hennis (credit: handout)

Brownsville Heartbroken After Boy, 1, Shot Dead

A bullet struck Antiq Hennis, who had just turned a year old days before, on Livonia Avenue, police said.

09/02/2013

NYPD Car (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Arrest Made In Fatal Bronx Hit-And-Run

Leroy Forest, 31, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident after he struck Abigail Lino, 24, police said.

09/02/2013

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Approves Of ‘Civilian Patrolling’ In Crime-Infested Part Of Brooklyn

Residents in one section of north Brooklyn are voicing concern over what they say is a spike in violent crime.

08/29/2013

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