Post Tagged with: "crimes"

Immigrants, primarily day laborers, have been attacked by groups of young men in Englewood, N.J. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Warm Weather Sparks Immigrant Attacks in NJ

Crime, Latino, Metro Area May 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Some towns in New Jersey are starting to see waves of attacks against day laborers, which police and community leaders believe may be attributed to gang initiation rituals or the arrival of warmer weather, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

A growing coalition of families display their public opposition to gun violence (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Harlem Leaders Call for End of Gun Violence, Bury ‘Mentality of Thugism’

African American, Crime, In the News, Opinion April 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Amsterdam News and Carib News cover rallies, panels and editorials berating gun and youth violence. More than superficial criticism, the words that echo through activists and leaders tell the public to root out the sources of violence.

Crime entangles Brownsville and residents pinpoint the roots of the problem. (Photo by Anthony Lanzilote/City Limits)

Untangling Roots of Crime in Brownsville

African American, Brooklyn, Crime March 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

The Brooklyn Bureau heads to Brownsville where residents don’t describe their worries as simply just “crime,” but rather, they’re concerned about the teenagers and seek ways to combat the problems from the ground up.

Gun Violence all Too Real in East New York

Gun Violence all Too Real in East New York

Brooklyn, Crime, Education, Featured Posts March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the feeling throughout East New York, one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, is still all too familiar. “We go through this every day,” said a life-long resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Marc Fader/City Limits

At the Camaguey eatery, the policy arguments over reducing salt in food or eliminating plastic-foam containers seem distant. Worries about gun violence, on the other hand, are very close.

Safety and Immigration, More than Soda Size, Worry Mott Haven Residents

Bronx, Crime, Politics February 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

City Limits stepped into Camaguey Restaurant in Mott Haven, where patrons voiced concerns more pressing to them than soda sizes and styrofoam – such as gun violence, education, and immigration.

(Leonardo Claudio via Amsterdam News)

Grandmas Occupying Street Corners to Prevent Violence

Crime August 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Last week members of the National Action Network, an organization founded by Al Sharpton, began standing on street corners at night in New York City to prevent gun violence, which they’ll continue to do for the next three weeks. The Amsterdam News explained the initiative and sought out some opinions on its likelihood of success.

In their video for The Brooklyn Ink, Frank Runyeon and Tania Rashid tagged along with the Bronx County Safety Patrol to patrol the streets of Echo Park.

Video: Patrolling the Bronx With a Neighborhood Watch Group

Bronx, Crime, Video May 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida has brought on some public scrutiny of neighborhood watch groups across the country. The Brooklyn Ink tagged along recently with one such group patrolling the streets of the Echo Park neighborhood in the Bronx.

The actor Gbenga Akinnagbe has been active in the movement against police stop-and-frisk practices. (Photo via The Brooklyn Rail)

Voices in Focus: Alternatives to Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, Demographics March 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm

The ongoing controversy over the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices came to the fore again last week after Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly challenged critics of the practice to come up with their own approaches to reducing crime. Several community and ethnic outlets sought responses to Kelly’s questions.

Some Bangladeshis worry that the new Resort World Casino in Queens will attact young people to gambling.

Casinos, Crime and Corrupted Youth in Bangladeshi Community

Crime, Culture, In the News, South Asian February 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

The Weekly Thikana has reported extensively of late on dangers facing New York City’s Bangladeshi community, and especially to its young people.

Update: Suspect Arrested in Murder of Bengali Immigrant

Bronx, In the News, South Asian February 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Norwood News reports that police apprehended a suspect on Jan. 26 for the Oct. 29, 2011 murder of Bimal Chanda, who his family believes was targeted for his ethnicity. He was robbed and beaten to death in a stairwell of his apartment building on 190th Street. Police continue to lookRead More

Vacil (3 dots) tattooed between fingers mean jail, the street, or death

“La Mara es mi padre” – how violent gangs recruit teens

Education, Immigration, New York December 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Far from the aggressive images of the Central American Mara Salvatrucha – shaved heads, tattoos on their faces and bodies – the MS13 on Long Island goes about unnoticed. Only the “vacil” (3 dots) tattooed between a person’s fingers, or on the side of their left eye, can identify a member.

DA refuses to name Orthodox Jewish sex offenders

Brooklyn, Communities, In the News, Politics December 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm

In an apparent policy shift, the District Attorney has stepped up prosecution of child sex abuse cases in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. About 85 people have been charged with sexual abuse, attempted kidnapping and sodomy over the past three years.

Upsurge in youth violence

Brooklyn, Caribbean, In the News November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

New York City not only takes a heavy toll on poor people in the city, but the impact can be felt in the Caribbean through deportations of criminal aliens by US.

Korean prostitution in the US is out of control

East Asian, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area September 27, 2011 at 8:28 am

In the past five years, hundreds of Korean immigrants have been arrested for engaging in the sex trade. Now South Korean lawmakers are calling on their government to take action.

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.