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Legislation in the Offing to outfit cops with Body Cameras

Legislation in the Offing to outfit cops with Body Cameras

🕔09:53, 16.Aug 2014

By Stephen Witt If Public Advocate Letitia James’ proposal for a pilot program to outfit police with body-worn cameras is enacted, three Brooklyn precincts will be at the top of the list for the equipment. Under James’ proposal, unveiled at

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Central Brooklyn on sale? Meet the Aussie who’s buying up the neighborhood and then some…

Central Brooklyn on sale? Meet the Aussie who’s buying up the neighborhood and then some… Updated

🕔16:14, 15.Aug 2014

  Alan Dixon is CEO of Dixon Advisory USA (Dixon USA), a firm that oversees more than 60 full-time staff in the New York area office, according to his website. Dixon USA, a subsidiary of Dixon Advisory and Superannuation Services

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Night Out Against Crime Brings Police & Community Together

Night Out Against Crime Brings Police & Community Together

🕔11:41, 8.Aug 2014

  By Stephen Witt Deputy Inspector Scott Henderson, the Commanding Officer of the 81st Police Precinct, stood just outside Jackie Robinson Park and noted (with pride) how nearly a thousand people turned out for the precinct’s National Night Out Against

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Feds demand reform over abuse of teenage inmates at Rikers Island

Feds demand reform over abuse of teenage inmates at Rikers Island Updated

🕔11:11, 8.Aug 2014

  By Stephen Witt In a scathing 79-page report, the federal government found the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) fosters a consistent “culture of violence” against teenage inmates at Rikers Island. The report covered the years 2011-13 and

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DOE Rejects plan to educate young African-American and Hispanic males

DOE Rejects plan to educate young African-American and Hispanic males Updated

🕔21:15, 25.Jul 2014

By Stephen Witt The city’s Department of Education (DOE) was not among 60 of the nation’s largest school districts pledging support of President Obama’s initiative to improve the educational futures of young African-American and Hispanic boys beginning in preschool and

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Is “Close To Home” Youthful Offender Program Too Close to Home?

Is “Close To Home” Youthful Offender Program Too Close to Home? Updated

🕔12:40, 5.Jul 2014

By Stephen Witt A much-lauded 2012 program to return low-level youthful offenders from upstate juvenile detention centers to group homes in their neighborhood continues to be plagued by a  high rate of the offenders going absent without leave (AWOL). Dubbed

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Crown Heights Residents Grapple with Increase in Shooting Incidents Updated

🕔12:36, 5.Jul 2014

By Stephen Witt       A longtime Crown Heights community activist in policing matters blasted the de Blasio Administration this week for ignoring the tenants of community policing – namely not involving the community as active partners in keeping the streets

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81 NYC Registered Sex Offenders Go AWOL

81 NYC Registered Sex Offenders Go AWOL Updated

🕔17:13, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller New York City has 7,000 registered sex offenders living within the five boroughs. By law, all must periodically verify their address with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). But 81 NYC sex offenders have

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Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants

Rent Board Greenlights 1 Percent Rent Hike for Nearly a Million Tenants Updated

🕔17:01, 28.Jun 2014

By Stephen Witt Diane John-Marie, a single mom and home health care aide from Crown Heights, stood in the line to get into the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) meeting Monday and commiserated about a possible one-year rent freeze on rent-stabilized

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Deadline Monday to enroll middle school students in summer program

🕔16:50, 28.Jun 2014

  By Stephen Witt With public schools letting out this week, the city is spreading the word to working families with middle school-aged children in Central Brooklyn that Monday, June 30 is the deadline to pre-enroll in its free, expanded

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