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‘We Need a Crisis-level Response’: Myrie, Richardson Call on State to Cough Up More Anti-Gun Violence Funding
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‘We Need a Crisis-level Response’: Myrie, Richardson Call on State to Cough Up More Anti-Gun Violence Funding

State Senator Zellnor Myrie speaks at a press conference outside his office (Image by Sam Raskin/ Bklyner)PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday. While announcing the allocation of hundreds of thousands in state funds to neighborhood-based anti-gun violence

Adams Sides With NYPD And Mayor on Diversion Program
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Adams Sides With NYPD And Mayor on Diversion Program

Eric Adams. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Monday aligned himself with the mayor and NYPD—and opposite the borough’s district attorney—on the use of a controversial alternative-to-prison program. Asked about District Attorney Eric Gonazalez’s defense [/da-eric-gonzalez-defends-diversion-program-nypd-says-is-used-too-often-when-guns-are-involved/] of his office’s directing first-time

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Friday Crime Blotter: Two Arrests In Suspicious Summer Death, A Hammer to the Head in Greenwood Heights & More

(Courtesy: bee721 / flickr)EAST FLATBUSH – A “suspicious death” from the summer has been confirmed as murder [/suspicious-east-flatbush/] and police have two suspects in custody. Annika Cansino, 23, and Alexander Alberda, 21, have both been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping, police announced. The charges are for the death

14-Year-Old Indicted on Murder Charges After Senseless Slaying on Brownsville Basketball Court
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14-Year-Old Indicted on Murder Charges After Senseless Slaying on Brownsville Basketball Court

The basketball courts at Chester Playground, where the shooting took place (Screenshot via Google Maps)BROWNSVILLE – Nearly a month after a 16-year-old was shot in the head on a Brownsville basketball court [/weekend-homicides-and-suspects/], his killer has been indicted on murder charges, facing a potential 15-year sentence if convicted. That’s

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Wednesday Crime Blotter: Robbed for Sneakers in Sheepshead Bay, An Unprovoked Attack in a Williamsburg Bar & More

BROWNSVILLE – A 14-year-old suspect has been identified in the tragic shooting death of 16-year-old Timothy Oyebola in Brownsville [/weekend-homicides-and-suspects/] in late September. Just before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 22, police arrived at the scene of a man shot near Chester and Sutter Avenues to find 16-year old Timothy

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