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Purported members of the "Latin King Goonies" gang  (file/credit: CBS 2)

6th Bronx Street Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Brutal 2010 Anti-Gay Assaults

Idelfonso Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to gang assault, though not to any hate crime charges, in the October 3, 2010 beating that authorities described as a violent act mixed with gang ideology, sexual assault, torture and bias against gays.

02/21/2014

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

DA: 10 Correction Officers Indicted For Beating Of Rikers Inmate, Cover Up

One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.

06/26/2013

Cocaine (file / credit: clipart.com)

11 Drug-Dealing Bronx Gang Members Charged In Violent Robbery, Assault Pattern

The members of “6 Wild” allegedly held a gun to their victims’ heads and demanded cash and drugs before severely beating the victims, prosecutors said. In some cases, the victims were strangled, according to authorities.

06/20/2013

Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

DA: Bronx Woman Indicted In Connection With Newtown Charity Scheme

A grand jury indicted Nouel Alba, 37, on scheme to defraud and identity theft charges, prosecutors said. Bail was set at $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash.

05/14/2013

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (credit: Facebook)

Not Guilty Plea Entered By Bronx Assemblyman Who Helped Bring Down Bribery Scandal

Both state and federal prosecutors were using Nelson Castro as a mole in Albany. He wore a wire and helped snare Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Stevenson’s been charged in a bribe-for-legislation scandal.

04/10/2013

Guns seized as part of operation "Ghostbusters." (credit: Bronx District Attorney's Office)

Bronx DA: Operation ‘Ghostbusters’ Breaks Up NYC Gun Trafficking Ring

The weapons recovered included handguns, assault weapons, bulletproof vests and “high capacity ammunition feeding devices.”

01/24/2013

NYPD officer Richard Haste (center) arraigned in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in Bronx Supreme Court in New York on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Pool Photo/Richard Drew)

NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter In Shooting Of Ramarley Graham

Officer Richard Haste was released on $50,000 bail Wednesday morning after turning himself in to face manslaughter charges in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.

06/13/2012

An aerial view of the Horace Mann School campus. (credit: horacemann.org)

Bronx DA Sets Up Hotline Related To Alleged Sex Abuse Of Horace Mann Students

Last Sunday, Amos Kamil, an alumnus of the school published a piece in the New York Times Magazine alleging a pattern of sexual abuse took place at the school back in the ’70’s.

06/12/2012

James Martin (credit: CBS 2)

Pennsylvania Convict Arrested In 1998 Cold Case Slaying Of Bronx Girl Arraigned

James Martin, 40, was extradited to New York on Wednesday from the Somerset Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania on murder and rape charges.

05/10/2012

Living Colour with Shemekia Copeland at the Robert Johnson tribute at the Apollo

Elvis Costello, Living Colour, The Roots Pay Tribute To Robert Johnson At The Apollo

On Tuesday night, March 6, New York’s famed Apollo Theater hosted a diverse lineup of artists paying tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson.

03/08/2012

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Special Prosecutor Sought In Bronx Police Beating

Lawyers for Jateik Reed, 19, say they don’t believe the office of District Attorney Robert Johnson can conduct a real and independent investigation.

02/06/2012

NYPD gun buyback (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Collects 354 Weapons In Bronx Gun Buyback

Police say 354 guns including an Uzi submachine gun and four AK-47-style assault rifles were turned in during a one-day gun buy´╗┐back program in the Bronx.

06/05/2011