Federal prosecutors, attorneys representing injured inmates and city lawyers have reached a deal to curb violence at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.
Demonstrators could be seen lining Seventh Avenue just south of 42nd Street near Times Square. The rally stretched for several blocks.
From a spike in gun violence to a controversial new police on marijuana cases, Thompson’s term is off to a challenging start.
The parents of a Brooklyn boy who was stabbed to death are calling for an end to violence with a rally in Harlem.
An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
An analysis in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics shows violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 and since 2009, PG-13-rated films have contained as much violence as R-rated films.
For many New Yorkers, it was surprising over 24 hours — or more precisely, what did not happen.
A jump in violent crimes in Paterson, N.J. has led city officials and victims’ loved ones to say enough is enough.
Violence in the overnight hours left at least four people dead and several others injured throughout the city.
The statistical drop in crimes is due in part to the two-year-old group Grandmother’s LOV – Love Over Violence.
A video shows a confrontation on a subway train in which a man hurled anti-gay slurs at a group of youth and allegedly shoved a woman to the floor as she videotaped the incident.
Laqueebah Murray, 29, of Newark was shot near 78 North Munn Avenue around 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. She died shortly after at University Hospital.
The proposal calls for expanding government-funded mental health treatment, requiring parental sign-off before minors can buy or rent violent video games and mandating would-be gun owners show government-issued IDs.
The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies.