Crime

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.

Activists Carmen Pérez and Juan Ramos celebrated Gun Violence Awareness Month along with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and others. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

New York Wears Orange to Fight Bullets

Crime, New York June 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

New York is safer despite a national increase in firearms deaths, as activists mark Gun Violence Awareness Month, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

An 82-year-old man spoke to El Diario about the help he received from a social worker provided by the organization JASA when he reported being abused by his daughter. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario) 

Elder Abuse In New York: A Silent Epidemic 

Crime, New York, Seniors June 2, 2016 at 11:20 am

El Diario/La Prensa reports on JASA, an organization that helps those who have suffered from elder abuse.

Roberto Rodríguez (Photo via El Diario)

When an Immigrant Dies and Nobody Claims the Body

Bronx, Crime, Mexican May 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

El Diario/La Prensa explores the isolation experienced by immigrants in the city through the case of a Mexican immigrant whose body remained in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for days without anybody claiming him.

Some investors who put in tens of thousands of dollars got not much more than some restaurant coupons as a return. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Thousand Chinese Affected in Ponzi Scheme 

Crime, East Asian, New York, Seniors May 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

About a thousand Chinese seniors in Sunset Park were duped in a Ponzi scheme and collectively may have lost $1 million, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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.

Elected officials, community leaders  and members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force met at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on April 22. (Photo by Tina Yang via Ming Pao Daily)

Forum about Hate Crime Held in Chinatown 

Crime, East Asian, Police May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Recently elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the NYPD’s hate crimes task force met in Chinatown to discuss hate crimes against members of the Chinese community, reports Ming Pao Daily.

Parenting classes are being offered here (Photo by Heather Chin via Sunset Park Voices)

Helping Chinese Immigrants with Parenting Classes

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian April 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

In the wake of the death of a 2-year-old and the arrest of her mother in connection with her death, the Chinese American Sunshine House is holding parenting classes in Sunset Park, reports Sunset Park Voice.

Edwin Rodríguez took heroin for more than 40 years (Photo by Edwin Martínez  via El Diario)

Heroin Wreaks Havoc in New York City

Crime, Health, Latino, Police April 21, 2016 at 1:10 pm

As the U.N. drug summit opens, figures reveal that heroin-related deaths and confiscations are on the rise in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The victim, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero. (Photo via El Diario)

Brother of Murdered Immigrant Calls for Cancellation of Trump Rally

Crime, Elections 2016, Immigration, Long Island, Politics April 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm

“The presence of the candidate who promotes a message of hatred against immigrants saddens our community,” Joselo Lucero told El Diario/La Prensa.

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