A newly-elected member of the New York City Council who came under fire for her theory as to what the motive was behind the “knockout game” attacks in Crown Heights has issued an apology.
Brooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.
There have been seven so-called “knockout” or “polar bear” assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn since October, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.
It happened around 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 10 on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights.
Eight students at a school in Brooklyn were hospitalized earlier this week, following the release of a substance that turned out to be Axe body spray, according to a published report.
Controversy has erupted in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where a local nonprofit plans to build a facility that will predominantly house people who are mentally ill.
Federal Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. agreed with prosecutors that the jury would certainly benefit from protection in the upcoming trial of the leader of violent Brooklyn drug gang, but denied the request because the court had to “be mindful of today’s economic climate.”
The accident happened at 4:40 p.m. at Albany Avenue and Herkimer Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of the borough, authorities said.
A black Hyundai was moving down Kingston Avenue when it collided with a white Infinity that was going eastbound on Eastern Parkway shortly before 7 p.m., police said.
One of the suspects was hospitalized under police guard Saturday evening after being shot by a police officer.
A teenage boy was hospitalized under police guard Saturday evening, after being shot by a police officer when he allegedly tried to steal a gun from a van police were guarding.
Police Sunday evening were looking for the suspect who stabbed a man to death in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
Dozens marched in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Saturday to reach out to victims and bring an end to gun violence.
A 69-year-old woman was attacked and robbed this week in elevator in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
Police on Tuesday were searching for five suspects who tied up and robbed an 87-year-old woman in Brooklyn last month.