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Jihad in Jamaica: Man killed by police after attacking them with hatchet

Two police officers were injured, one critically, after a 32-year-old suspect attacked a group of four uniformed cops with a hatchet on Jamaica Avenue around 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Penn State U. won’t release hazing report
Posted: October 23, 2014

Officials at Penn State University told the Chronicle on Monday that they will not be releasing the results of an internal investigation into alleged hazing on its Altoona, Pa., campus that was initiated after the suicide in March by student Marquise Braham of Rosedale.

Braham, 18, was home on a break from school when he jumped from the roof of a hotel in Nassau County.

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Community calls for closure of club
Posted: October 23, 2014

A night/strip club in Woodside has become a hotbed for crime, and officers in the 114th Precinct are unhappy with it.

During a Community Board 1 meeting on Tuesday, Detective Eddie Negron came before the board and asked them to help the precinct in getting Perfections, located at 62-05 30 Ave. in Woodside, under control.

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The sound of silence: Qns. on McCray aide
Posted: October 23, 2014

When it comes to the controversy surrounding Rachel Noerdlinger, chief of staff to Mayor de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, the vast majority of city lawmakers from Queens have nothing to say.

Asked on Monday whether they support Noerdlinger’s continued employment as McCray’s top aide, only three of the 14 City Council members from Queens would answer the question.

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Small details get big results in 113th Pct.
Posted: October 23, 2014

The 113th Precinct Community Council had been planning to honor NYPD Officers Daniel Pelan, Derek Webber and Joseph Algerio with their Cop of the Month award on Monday night for a routine, quality-of-life stop the plainclothes trio made on Oct. 5 that resulted in the seizure of a loaded .32 -caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.

But Webber and Algerio still had a shift to work on Sunday.

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113th Pct. Council welcomes new CO
Posted: October 23, 2014

The new commanding officer of the 113th Precinct was formally introduced to the community at a meeting of the precinct’s Community Council on Monday night.

Capt. Frederick Grover, a 16-year veteran, was transferred two weeks ago from the 107th Precinct.

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Police seize weapons cache
Posted: October 23, 2014

Police officers from the 104th Precinct seized a cache of illegal guns on Tuesday large enough to supply the ragtag group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse on the AMC hit show “The Walking Dead.”

According to authorities, Sgt. Timothy Hinteman, left, and Officers Mark Bublin and Matat Oleg received a tip that Victor Rivera, 51, was storing illegal weapons in his Ridgewood apartment, located on 79th Avenue.

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Spending soared at Rikers Island: report
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 2:13 pm

New York City taxpayers paid more than $92,200 for each of the 11,408 inmates at Rikers Island between July 2013 and June 2014 — double the amount spent per inmates in Los Angeles, which has the country’s largest prison population at 18,710.

These findings were highlighted in a report released last week by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. The audit found that the city spent a record $1.1 billion dollars for the 2014 fiscal year, even though the inmate population has declined by 18 percent since 2007.

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Cop watchers gather in Jackson Heights
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm

For today’s generation, activism has become an act of observing, recording and sharing incidents on social media.

From the “Don’t tase me bro” incident in Florida back in 2008, to the alleged police chokehold on Eric Garner, tense interactions between the police and civilians have been brought to light through cell phone video footage.

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Man wanted
Posted: October 23, 2014

The 108th Precinct is seeking public assistance to locate this man, who apparently really, really needed a ride on Sept. 22 in Long Island City.

Police said around 10:50 p.m. that day, the man was in a check-out line at the ENC Market, located at 5 Court Square, when he asked a 65-year-old man for the number for a car service. The man told the suspect that he did not have a phone number for any car service. The perpetrator then got upset and punched the man in the face. Police said the victim sustained swelling to his left cheek and eye.

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