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Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini announced a $25,000 reward for information related to the death of four youths in Central Islip. (Photo via Twitter video)

On LI, Asking for Measures to Stop Gang Violence

Crime, Latino, Long Island April 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The Latino community on Long Island, horrified at the death of four youths allegedly because of gang violence, is asking the authorities for help, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Naira Berríos and her friend Gabriela Andrade were attacked at a Queens McDonald's for being transsexual. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Violence against LGBT Community on the Rise in NYC

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

An attack on two transgender Latinas in Jackson Heights highlights an increase in hate crimes against the LGBT community after Trump got elected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“Natasha's son [and Underwood’s brother], Akeal, 14, was shot and killed on his way home from a party in Bushwick. Despite being surrounded by bars, stores and bodegas that were all open at the time of the shooting, no one has stepped forward to identify the shooter.” (Photos by Joe Quint, www.ittakes.us, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘It Takes Us’: Viewing Victims of Gun Violence

Crime, Culture, New York April 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

A new pop-up photography exhibit, “It Takes Us,” explores how gun violence affects survivors and the families of those who died of gunshot wounds, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

City Council member Robert Cornegy (center), joined by Council member Jumaane Williams to his right and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Council member Margaret Chin to his left. (Screen shot via Facebook video)

Cornegy Leads Call for Justice for Timothy Caughman

Black, Brooklyn, Crime March 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm

City Council member Robert Cornegy, and other officials, criticized the response on the part of the media and the city to the white supremacist killing of Timothy Caughman.

Benjamin Cintrón is one of the consumers affected by Major World’s selling practices, which will now be judged by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). (Photo: A.B.N. via El Diario)

City Charges Car Dealer with Illegal Practices

Business, Crime, Latino, Queens March 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is requesting the court to impose fines and restitution against Major World and to revoke the business’ license, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh speaks on the role of the media in helping reduce hate crimes, as Rampal looks on, along with other panel members. From left: moderator Dr. Kavita Gupta, Hirsh Vardhan Singh, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Rampal, Dr. Parikh, Dia Mathews and Woodbridge Councilman Viru Patel.

Indian-American Panel on Fighting Hate Crimes

Crime, Metro Area, South Asian March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

At a discussion in Edison, New Jersey, panelists called on the community to speak out against hate crimes and emphasized educating the public to prevent such attacks, reports News India Times.

Officers stand by a giant dreidel after the Jewish Children’s Museum received a bomb threat. (Photo by Daniella Cheslow via The Forward)

A Bomb Threat to Jewish Children’s Museum, and the Aftermath

Brooklyn, Crime, Culture, Jewish March 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

The Jewish Week speaks to community members about the bomb threat sent to the Jewish Children’s Museum and the rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. Meanwhile, The Forward looks at how the acts have affected children.

Left to right: Victims Kayla Cuevas, Nisa Mickens and José Peña (Photo via Noticia)

Gang Members, Accused of Killing Youths, Arrested in Brentwood

Crime, Long Island March 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Noticia LI reports on reaction to the arrest of 13 members of MS-13 on Long Island, including from the mother of one of the gang’s victims.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jenny Hou’s mother at the press conference describing her daughter’s life in prison. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou’s Parents Hope Letter Can Avert Her Deportation

Crime, East Asian, New York February 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

The parents of Jenny Hou, the convicted former treasurer for John Liu’s mayoral campaign, asked supporters to sign a plea letter in hopes that a judge will let their daughter stay in the U.S. with her family, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Sujeet Rajan (Photo via News India Times)

Opinion: Exhorting Indians to Fight Racist Attacks

Crime, New York, Opinion, South Asian February 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Sujeet Rajan, executive editor of Parikh Worldwide Media, warns of a risky time for non-whites and urges action against racism in News India Times.

(Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Crackdown on Roosevelt Avenue Bars Questioned

Crime, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Police, Queens, Voices' Picks December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

A plan to clean up Roosevelt Avenue has some Jackson Heights residents worried over the problems it could cause for some immigrants.

(Photo via News India Times)

Weprin on Hate Crimes

Crime, Queens, South Asian December 14, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Assemblyman David I. Weprin, who represents the multiethnic neighborhoods of Queens, held a meeting of his South Asian Advisory Panel to discuss hate crimes, News India Times reports.

(Photo by Theresa, Creative Commons license)

Experts Warn Immigrants Against ‘Marriage Of Convenience’

Crime, Immigration December 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

With the arrival of a Trump presidency, some immigrants are considering resorting to marriage fraud to protect themselves. However, experts warn that the risk is too high, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Dan Nguyen, Creative Commons license)

Kim on Attacks Against Asian Food Delivery Workers

Asian, Crime, Food, Labor December 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Assemblymember Ron Kim of Flushing is asking in an online survey whether attacks on Asian food delivery workers merit stiffer punishment, QNS reports.