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Peralta wants avenue under single precinct

Roosevelt Avenue, a major corridor that runs from Sunnyside to Flushing, is known as the “Old Times Square” for its high crime rates and deteriorating infrastructure in certain areas.The street acts as a border for two precincts — the 115th to the north and the 110th to the south — something state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said limits the police’s ability to adequately serve the community to its capability.

Thursday 11/20/2014
NYC Councilmen call for NYPD chokehold ban
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 1:16 pm

When Eric Garner died from an apparent chokehold by a police officer in July, city officials and activists were riled up.

Since a video of Garner’s arrest and eventual death hit the internet, people from the Citizens United for Police Reform to City Council called into question the NYPD’s policy for apprehending an individual who is resisting arrest, as Garner was.

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Woman shot during hatchet attack to sue
Posted: November 20, 2014

The woman who was wounded by a stray police bullet during an attack on two NYPD officers last month has notified the city that she intends to sue because of her injuries.

Latoya James, 29, was shot in the back while walking along Jamaica Avenue on Oct. 23 seconds after Zale Thompson of Queens Village attacked rookie officers Kenneth Healey and Joseph Meeker of the 103rd Precinct with a hatchet.

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Queens NAACP has eyes on Ferguson, Mo.
Posted: November 20, 2014

the country, are awaiting what they are being told is the imminent decision of a Missouri grand jury that is examining the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has claimed that Brown attacked him and that they struggled for the officer’s gun.

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106th Precinct’s Cop of the Month Award
Posted: November 20, 2014

Detective Nathaniel Tauber of the 106th Precinct was honored at the Nov. 12 meeting of the precinct’s community council with the Cop of the Month award for September, in recognition of his work as assistant field intelligence officer.

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer, said that Tauber’s interviews of individuals arrested this year by precinct officers resulted in the gathering of valuable intelligence information that led to an additional 35 arrests.

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Rash of car thefts in the 112th Pct.
Posted: November 20, 2014

Hey, you’ve got to hide your car away.

A rash of vehicle thefts has plagued the 112th Precinct over the last month, according to Capt. Judith Harrison, commanding officer of the Forest Hills-based station.

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NY probes care for mentally ill inmates
Posted: November 20, 2014

Commissioner Joseph Ponte of New York City’s Department of Correction said last week that Rikers Island is “ill-equipped and ill-designed” to be a mental health treatment center, which makes it a challenge for his team to adequately provide quality medical assistance.

Ponte, who took the helm of the DOC in April, told state lawmakers that one of his top priorities is to step up medical care for mentally ill inmates. The commissioner said he’s also exploring best practices and policies that are used by other correctional facilities across the country.

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Crime continues to fall in 106 Precinct
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Crime in the 106th Precinct remains on a downward trend, according to Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer.

“We are down for the month in robberies, assaults and grand larceny auto,” Schiff said at the precinct’s community council meeting last Wednesday.

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Queens men convicted in party shooting death
Posted: November 20, 2014

Two Queens men have been found guilty of manslaughter for the February 2011 shooting death of a St. Albans woman after they had been ejected from a birthday party.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Oneil Mairs, 27, and his friend Nicholas Allen, 25, were convicted last week on charges of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment following a three-week trial.

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Cocaine bust at JFK airport
Posted: November 20, 2014

A woman was arrested on Nov. 16 for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country through John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to authorities.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents allege Jerrita Baker’s suitcase was searched by K-9 units and found to hold more than five pounds of cocaine.

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