December 14, 2017

Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweep

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From St Lucia News Online (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) says several Caribbean nationals were among 55 immigrants detained in New York during a six-day operation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). ICE said that ERO officers “targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the […]

Caribbean-American Councilmember assailed in racist thread on cop message board – A NAN First

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 25, 2017: A thread on an Internet message board frequented by current and past members of New York’s Finest is taking racist shots at Caribbean-American Councilmember and potential New York State Gubernatorial candidate, Jumaane Williams, News Americas has found. The reactions come as City Councilman Williams’ […]

Ambushed Caribbean roots NYPD Officer buried Tue (11)

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 11, 2017: The Caribbean roots New York Police Officer, who was ambushed and murdered in the line of duty in the wee hours of July 5th, will be laid to rest today. Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, will be laid to rest today following a funeral service […]

Murray Huberfeld, Co-Founder of Platinum Partners files for Bankruptcy amid NYPD probe

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By Anat Ghelber From Jewish Voice In June of this year, hedge fund Platinum Partners was embroiled in a bribery investigation that has resulted in founder Murray Huberfeld been arrested. He was charged with paying $60,000 in bribes to the president of the New York City Correction Officers Benevolent Association, Norman Seabrook in order to ensure […]

Why it’s hard to fire cops

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By Tess Owen, VICE News From Business Insider It takes a lot to get fired from Chicago’s police department. A review of internal documents by the Chicago Tribune showed that a small handful of the city’s officers were overwhelmingly responsible for the majority of complaints over the last five decades. And even when complaints racked up, […]

New York: Despite more police, West Indian Day events marred by deaths

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From New York Times NEW YORK — Revelers in costumes danced as the sounds of steel drums filled the air Monday at the city’s annual West Indian Day Parade, but despite an expanded police presence, violence again marred the event with two people shot to death at pre-dawn festivities. A male […]

US: Argument over hoverboard inside supermarket escalates into brawl, NYPD says

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By Gwynne Hogan, Janon Fisher and Trevor Kapp From dnainfo WILLIAMSBURG — An argument over a hoverboard inside a supermarket erupted into violence after one of the store’s managers hurled a peach at a woman involved while another tackled her to the ground, prompting her father to punch several employees, according to police and a […]

The Editor Speaks: Dodgy parking tickets

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An article appeared recently on the website engadget: Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices New York City police were taking $1.7 million a year from drivers obeying parking laws. By Jon Fingas From engadget Open data policies in government don’t just exist for the sake of convenience — sometimes, they can reveal serious […]

US Court says violating your work’s computer policy isn’t a crime

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By Jon Fingas  From engadget Your employers might shake their fists when you check Facebook at work, but they can’t have you sent to prison for it. A US appeals court has ruled that breaking corporate computer policies isn’t against the law all by itself — you have to commit a specific crime to get in […]

W.I. Day Parade in Brooklyn Mon (7)

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By Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown from New York Daily News NYPD dispatching additional 1,500 cops to monitor pre-dawn parties before West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn The NYPD is dispatching an additional 1,500 cops to keep an eye on pre-dawn parties before the West Indian Day Parade. The J’Ouvert march through Flatbush is […]