BROWNSVILLE — Today the Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced that 34 alleged members of two rival Brownsville-based street gangs were variously charged in a 122-count indictment, including attempted murder and criminal possession of weapons. An indictment is an accusation and not proof
Left to Right: High school students, Shane Smith, Wanda Cano, and Maria Hashmi present their Zika project at Pratt Institute. (Photo: Elizabeth Elizalde / Fort Greene Focus)Students in a youth development program gathered at Pratt Institute in Fort Greene on Friday to showcase their solutions on issues such as police
(Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)Over the past 28-day period, overall reported crimes are down in the 70th precinct, compared to the same time period last year, with the notable exception of felony assaults most of which are related to domestic abuse cases, according to the precinct’s commanding officer.
Photo by Fort Greene Focus.In the wake of the evening rush-hour shooting death of 16-year-old Armani Hankins this past Monday, October 26, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Laurie Cumbo have issued a call for collaboration between the state, city, and community groups. Specifically, they want Governor Andrew