Category Archives: Law and Order
Two teenagers were arrested Monday night in the village of Kiryas Joel after the New York State Police discovered a large amount of drugs in their vehicle during a routine traffic stop, a Police source told JP.
The 2 teenagers, whom one of them was identified as Lucas Kolakowski, 20 years old, from Highland Mills, NY, were driving on Acres road when they were stopped by cops for conducting a traffic violation, cops said. The identity of the second boy is being withheld since he is under the age of 18.
Sean Ryan, 29 years old, started his break-in spree shortly before 4:00 am by breaking into a vehicle parked at 1373 47the street in Borough Park. He was watched and followed by Borough Park Shomrim members. He then walked to 1421 53rd street where he broke into a second vehicle and took off with a GPS, MP3 Player and some cash.
Now, almost 30 years later, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson plans to ask a judge Wednesday to throw out the convictions of David McCallum and the late Willie Stuckey, saying their convictions hinged on made-up confessions peppered with details seemingly supplied by police. Their cause was championed by one of the nation’s most famous exonerees, former prizefighter Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
Joel Gold, a law enforcement chaplain, was driving with his family in the car on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge East bound at around 9:50p.m., when a car speeding crashed into his car. The driver lost control and crashed into the divider.
Following the footsteps of other Republican operatives who were convicted and ended up in prison for jamming opposition phone lines, Ramapo Republican Committee treasurer Bill Weber pulled the same dirty tricks in the recent Town of Ramapo referendum elections.
On September 30th elections were held in Rockland county’s town of Ramapo on two referendums, whether to increase the number of Town Board members from four to six, and whether to separate the town into geographical districts (wards) and elect a Town Board member from each district.
North Miami – Intensive Security Measures Conducted by Law Enforcement During High Holidays [Photos+Video]
As previously reported by JP, Florida Law enforcement agencies have pledged to provide the Jewish neighborhoods with extra security and Police visibility during the high holiday season, in the wake of the recent uptick in anti-Semitic crime and the killing of Rabbi Raksin on a Shabbos morning.
The unprecedented joint effort by Florida Highway Patrol, Miami-Dade Police Department, and the North Miami Police Department.
The camera, located near Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, issued speed violations to anyone going more than 10 mph over the posted speed limit, which is 30 mph, according to the Department of Transportation.
An 18 months old toddler died from her injuries in Westchester Hospital, after she was struck by moving vehicle Friday afternoon in the Chestnut Ridge area of Spring Valley, NY, cops said.
Monsey Hatzolah said they responded to a call of a pedestrian struck outside Becketts Court, Friday afternoon at around 1:25 pm, and found a child laying unresponsive on the road. They treated the child at the scene and transported her to the hospital.
The New York City Police Department has stepped up security in Times Square, Wall Street, subways and rail stations, as well as outside Jewish institutions, before the start of the Jewish New Year, Bloomberg news reports.
According to Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Davis, while there was no evidence of a specific threat, the NYPD had a duty to respond to concerns stemming from warnings on social media by the Islamic State terrorist group.
Some 100 members of the Jewish community on Wednesday gathered for an informational hearing between local community leaders, heads of Jewish organizations and institutions and local Police leaders in Antwerp, Belgium, in the run up to the Jewish High Holidays. The meeting was organized by the local CKJGA – Shmira group.
The Chief Rabbis of Machzike and Shomrei Hadas communities, as well as Rabbi Pollack, the designated coordinator with the Shmira together; the Corps Chef of Antwerp; heads of DIA and ISRA and the Info coordinator with Brussels, were in attendance.
In attendance at the meeting were the newly appointed Executive Director of Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) Terry Rhodes who was recently appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, Colonel David Brierton; Director of Florida Highway Patrol, Lt. Colonel Kelly Hildreth; Deputy Director for Field Patrol Operations, Lt. Colonel Ernesto Duarte; Deputy Director for Special Services Command, Elizabeth Denmark; Special assistant to the FHP Director Rabbi Mark Rosenberg Chaplain with Florida Highway Patrol and Director of Chesed Shel Emes-Florida Division, Rabbi Schneur Oirechman of Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle-Tallahassee, and Dovy Katz of Chesed Shel Emes-Forida.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Citi Brands LLC, a franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts, for violating federal law by refusing to hire a job applicant because of his Jewish religion, according to a lawsuit it filed last Thursday.
According to the EEOC, Darrell Littrell, an observant Jew, applied for the position of a donut maker at the Citi Brands’ manufacturing facility in Arden, N.C. in December of 2012.
A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday reveals that 56 percent of New York City voters believe that when the police issue summonses and make arrests for low-level offenses, that neighborhood’s quality of life is improved. In contrast, 35 percent say such police actions add to tensions in a neighborhood.
In general, 49% of black voters say that police action improves the quality of life. The respected poll further shows that New York City voters support – by a margin of 60 – 34 percent, with very little difference among black and white voters – having police issue summonses or make arrests for low-level quality of life offenses.
Members of the local Jewish community in North Miami Beach gathered for a meeting Monday night to press authorities for answers in the shooting death of a rabbi who was attacked while walking to Shabbos morning synagogue prayer services. “We feel like we’re under attack and we really need to see the response that’s coming from the community leaders from law enforcement about what can be done to being this to an end,” stated area resident Steve Glueck to CBS Miami.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted on Wednesday a meeting between religious and law enforcement leaders to call for calm and collaboration, following weeks long tension over the police-involved death of Eric Garner.
“Religion in this great city is a cause of bringing people together,” Dolan said. “It’s a bridge. It’s a source of reconciliation and peace and unity.”
(AP) - Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon.
The transfers have come under public scrutiny after the forceful police response to racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
(AP). New York City’s juvenile jails are extremely violent and unsafe, the result of a deeply ingrained culture of violence in which guards routinely violate constitutional rights of teenage inmates and subject them to “rampant use of unnecessary and excessive force,” the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.
The report, the result of a 2 1/2-year Justice Department investigation into violence at three Rikers Island juvenile jail facilities, recommended major reforms to almost every aspect of how young offenders are treated.
A 400-pound Staten Island dad of six, suffering for asthma, died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to a video of the incident published on The Daily News website.
“I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner, 43, is heard screaming after at least five NYPD officers took him down in front of a Tompkinsville beauty supply store when he resisted an arrest.
Miami Beach city attorney Raul Aguila on Monday responded to complaints that an Eruv in Pinetree park is unconstitutional. Aguila told the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that the city-sanctioned Eruv is “consistent” with U.S. court decisions.
An 11- year-old boy from the Lubavitcher community in Crown Heights is in serious but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon in the Brooklyn neighborhood, police said.
The child was walking on Rochester Avenue and Union street and – in an attempt to cross the intersection – he ran out between two parked vehicles. A car traveling down the avenue at that moment struck the boy, causing him to fall on his head and suffer serious head injuries.
A man who came under fire during the deadly attack on two Jewish institutions on a suburban Kansas City joined a lawsuit against a state law that makes it a felony for federal officials to enforce certain gun laws, according to a report on KCTV5 News.
Paul Temme joined the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, seeking to overturn a 2013 state law declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate guns manufactured, sold and kept only in Kansas.
The New York State Police in Monroe arrested three individuals who were caught stealing over $5,000.00 worth of merchandise from the Wal-Mart store in the Town of Monroe.
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Clifton Jones, age 54, of Newburgh, Alicia Brown, age 21, of Newburgh and Beth Williams, age 28, of Walden, were observed by loss prevention leaving the store without paying for 3 shopping carts loaded with electronics, infants clothing and auto accessories.