Tag Archives: New York City

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Gang Members Arrested After Friending Cop on Facebook

Your parents probably told you never to talk to strangers. Fourteen Brooklyn gang members learned that lesson the hard way—and now they’re facing hard time in prison. New York City Police Officer Michael Rodrigues got a tip that the Brower Boys gang members might be responsible for a year-long rash of burglaries in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. As the saying goes, you have to think like a criminal to catch a criminal. These criminals included a bunch of 18-year-old boys, …

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New York May Further Decriminalize Marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging his state’s lawmakers to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana that are held in public view. And while the passage of such a law would be a significant development, it wouldn’t be the first marijuana decriminalization law in the Empire State. The New York legislature initially decriminalized possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana in 1977, reducing the punishment for first-time offenders to a simple $100 fine. But that law distinguishes between pot …

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Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law Government Your Personal Rights by Richard Dahl  
Bloomberg to Congress: Stop Kowtowing to the Gun Lobby

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has called upon Congress to enact tougher guns laws after four of his city’s police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a hostage situation in Brooklyn on April 8. Those shootings brought to eight the number of NYPD officers who have been shot in recent months—one of them resulting in a fatality—and, according to Bloomberg, all the guns used in those events were illegally owned. “And make no mistake: It will …

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