Southeast Queens had a year with a new mayor and old problems with accusations of political corruption, and possibly lost ground in its fight to keep airplane noise under control.
The NYPD last Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the May 2013 shooting death of a 14-year-old South Jamaica girl on a city bus.
Shamel Capers, 16, of Brooklyn, has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment in the killing of D’aja Robinson.
The NYPD on Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the May 2013 shooting death of a 14-year-old South Jamaica girl on a city bus.
Elections and new laws adopted in 2013 promised sweeping changes across the city’s horizon in 2014, with a new mayor, a new City Council, and an uncertain future for policies on education, law enforcement and city finances.
It could be said that 2013 was a good year to be a political junkie in New York City with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio being elected mayor, and Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner enjoying short-lived political comeback tours.
It also proved to be a bad year to be a school advocate, a Republican seeking elective office or former state Sen. Shirley Huntley.
The final meeting of the 113th Precinct Community Council before summer break was the final one as president for Vivian McMillian, who decided not to seek another term at the helm after 23 years as a council member.
Tributes poured in Monday night for “Miss Vivian,” as she has become known throughout the community, including those from Queens District Attorney Richard Brown; City Council members Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica); state Senators James Sanders (D-Jamaica) and Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis); and Assembly members William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) and Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village).
Kevin McClinton of Rosedale was arraigned on June 5 on a charge of second-degree murder for the May 18 shooting death of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson.
McClinton, 21, who appeared before Queens Criminal Court Judge Ernest Hart after being returned from South Carolina on a fugitive warrant, also was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Kevin McClinton, left, was arrested early Tuesday morning in South Carolina, where authorities say he allegedly fled after shooting and killing 14-year-old high school student D’aja Robinson. The 21-year-old Rosedale resident has reportedly waived extradition.
The suspect in the May 18 shooting death of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson is on his way back to New York City after being arrested in South Carolina Tuesday morning on a fugitive warrant.
Thestate.com, a news website in South Carolina, reported on Tuesday afternoon that Kevin McClinton, 21, was arrested at about 6:30 a.m. in Lexington County, SC, near the state capital of Columbia, by a team that included U.S. Marshals and officers from the NYPD.
A suspect on the May 18 shooting of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson is in custody in South Carolina.
An NYPD spokesman said a suspect, believed to be 21-year-old Kevin McClinton, is being held while New York officials await extradition proceedings.
Kevin McClinton is wanted by the NYPD for murder in the May 18 shooting death of 14-year-old D'aja Robinson. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the man wanted for murder in the May 18 shooting of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson on a city bus.
Kevin McClinton, 21, is described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.