Tag: Crime and Criminals

Tessa Majors Killing: 14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the killing of Tessa Majors, a Barnard College student, during a park robbery near her school in December. Investigators had long believed that the unidentified teenager wielded the knife that killed Ms. Majors after she bit the hand of one of her three attackers during a […]

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A Brazen Gunman, 2 N.Y.P.D. Officers Shot and the Fallout

Weather: Rain is likely in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high in the upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today, suspended tomorrow for Lincoln’s Birthday. ImageCredit…David Dee Delgado for The New York Times It was the kind of crime that shocks a city: a gunman brazenly walking up to police officers and firing away […]

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‘He Deserves to Have a Voice’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Note: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence. In the trial of Harvey Weinstein, six women have taken the stand, each making similar accusations of rape and sexual assault against the movie producer. Throughout their testimony, Weinstein’s […]

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Crime Spikes. Is Bail Law to Blame?

Weather: There will be a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a high in the low to mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Feb. 12 (Lincoln’s Birthday). When Bill de Blasio became mayor of New York City in 2014, some critics said his progressive approach to public safety would lead to […]

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Police Officer Charged With Murder in Killing of Handcuffed Suspect in Maryland

A police corporal in Maryland was charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a suspect who had been handcuffed in the back of his patrol car the previous night, the authorities said. The corporal, Michael Owen, a 10-year veteran of the Prince George’s Police Department, shot William H. Green seven times […]

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U.S. Accuses Harvard Scientist of Concealing Chinese Funding

BOSTON — Charles M. Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, was charged on Tuesday with making false statements about money he had received from a Chinese government-run program, part of a broad-ranging F.B.I. effort to root out theft of biomedical research from American laboratories. Dr. Lieber, a leader in the […]

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Don’t Be Confused by Trump’s Defense. What He Is Accused of Are Crimes.

Watching CNN last week, I learned that I’m partly responsible for President Trump’s legal defense. On the screen was one of the president’s lawyers, Alan Dershowitz, explaining his new position that impeachment requires “criminal-like behavior.” When the legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin interjected that “every single law professor” disagreed with him, Mr. Dershowitz rejoined that one […]

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