6th Bronx Street Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Brutal 2010 Anti-Gay AssaultsIdelfonso 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.
Police: Accomplices In Brutal Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Flee The CountryNYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.
State Senator Defends His Call For Use Of Torture To Prevent TerrorismState 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.
NY State Senator Defends Calling For 'Torture' Of Boston Bombing SuspectRepublican 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.
EXCLUSIVE: 2 Decades After Being Held In A Suburban Dungeon, Katie Beers Breaks Her SilenceTwenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.
Brooklyn Man Accused Of Tying Up And Brutalizing Woman He Kept PrisonerPolice 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.
Police Search For Final Bronx Beating SuspectThe 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.
NYC Officials Outraged Over Anti-Gay Gang TorturePolice are hunting down the last suspect in a heinous hate crime in the Bronx amid cries for the suspect to surrender to police.

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