A new NYPD program is stirring more controversy than the policy that it was designed to replace. The New York Police Department’s “Stop-and-Kiss” program is an effort to tamp down the complaints of the NYPD’s controversial Stop-and-frisk program that critics say targets black and Hispanic men.
Critics are calling the NYPD’s Stop-and-Kiss program a violation of privacy. Thousands took to the streets earlier this week to protest the new program. The new policy allows officers to kiss anyone who they believe looks suspicious.
New Yorkers who complain that they have been stopped and kissed say the new policy is even more intrusive than the Stop-and-frisk policy.
A popular 16-year-old Lower East Side teenager was gunned down after he refused to hand over his expensive winter parka to a gang of thugs, the NY Post reports.
Raphael Ward became the first shooting victim of the New Year in New York City. Ironically, he predicted his own death on his social networking account hours before he was shot.
Ward, whose Facebook name was “BloccBoy Tokyo” wrote “I’m dead,” according to friends. The teen was shot once in the chest in front of the DeWitt Reformed Church at 280 Rivington St. about 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the NY Post. Ward died near the apartment he shared with his single mother and younger brother. His mother was too distraught to speak to a reporter.
The NYPD are asking the public for help identifying a deranged woman who shoved a man into the path of an oncoming train Thursday.
Witnesses say the overweight Hispanic woman sat on a bench mumbling to herself and pacing the platform just moments before she crept up behind Sunando Sen and shoved him to his death under the wheels of the 7-train.
Sen, 46, a hard working native of Calcutta, India, apparently wasn’t aware that the woman was behind him. Witnesses say there was no altercation before the woman pushed Sen onto the tracks.
Police say someone sent a text message to Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, luring him out of the safety of his swanky midtown hotel — and into the path of a killer.
Surveillance video shows the killer emerging from the passenger side of a silver Lincoln MKZ sedan parked on West 58th Street. But he was about 20 minutes early.
Woodard, of Los Angeles, checked out of the swanky 6 Columbus Hotel in midtown and walked east — right past the man who was waiting to kill him. Police theorize that the assassin allowed Woodard to pass because foot traffic was heavy at the time.
True story. The NYPD foiled a plot to kidnap, castrate and kill pop star Justin Bieber, the NY Post reports.
Superstar pop singer Justin Bieber was the target of a bizarre plot hatched by an imprisoned, Bieber-obsessed murderer who allegedly dispatched two New Mexico men to kill and castrate the teen hearthrob at his recent Madison Square Garden show, it was revealed yesterday.
One of those men was busted upstate on Nov. 20 — allegedly with pruning shears that were to be used to cut off Bieber’s manhood at a price of $2,500 for each testicle, according to court documents.
The NYPD has released a photo taken from surveillance video just moments before a man was gunned down on a busy New York street in broad daylight Monday.
Witnesses say the man shot Brandon Lincoln Woodard in the back of the head then cooly hopped into a waiting SUV, with a driver behind the wheel. The light-colored Lincoln sedan headed east before getting stuck in traffic just yards from Woodard’s body.
But the assailant and his driver did not panic. The SUV idled at a red light until traffic cleared and then disappeared down 7th Avenue.
“There was no rush,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said of Woodard’s killer. “He just walked up, shot him and walked away.”