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Jury Selection To Begin In Trial Of New Jersey Man Accused In Rape, Murder Plot

Jury selection starts Monday in the New York trial of a New Jersey man and a former Manhattan school librarian charged with conspiring to rape, torture and murder women and children.

02/23/2014

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

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Accomplices In Brutal Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Flee The Country

NYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.

05/23/2013

St. Sen. Greg Ball (credit: Ball for NY)

State Senator Defends His Call For Use Of Torture To Prevent Terrorism

State Sen. Greg Ball (R-NY), a former Air Force officer, said the use of so-called enhanced interrogation should be available to authorities if there is an imminent risk to American security.

04/24/2013

St. Sen. Greg Ball (credit: Ball for NY)

NY State Senator Defends Calling For ‘Torture’ Of Boston Bombing Suspect

Republican Sen. Greg Ball of the Hudson Valley had taken heat for his Twitter posting Friday. He asked who wouldn’t want to use
torture against the second suspect in the bombing.

04/22/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: 2 Decades After Being Held In A Suburban Dungeon, Katie Beers Breaks Her Silence

Twenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.

01/14/2013

Anthony Matthews. (credit: Department Of Corrections)

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Tying Up And Brutalizing Woman He Kept Prisoner

Police say a woman suffered terrible injuries while she was held prisoner by an ex-boyfriend. On Friday he was charged with attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.

08/03/2012

Rudy Vargas-Perez (credit: CBS 2)

Police Search For Final Bronx Beating Suspect

The NYPD says the first seven gang members charged in a sadistic spree of violence against two teens and a man all because they were gay have shown no remorse.

10/10/2010

Alleged "Latin King Goonies" gang members

NYC Officials Outraged Over Anti-Gay Gang Torture

Police are hunting down the last suspect in a heinous hate crime in the Bronx amid cries for the suspect to surrender to police.

10/09/2010