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Really Illegal: Driver Laps Manhattan in 24 Minutes

Police commissioner is not impressed

(Newser) - The NYPD is on the lookout after an anonymous driver posted a video that appears to show him (or her) driving all the way around Manhattan (a 26.5-mile loop) in 24 minutes, 7 seconds. That would be an unofficial record, MyFox New York reports; the previous mark was 26:... More »

NYPD's Kelly: 'No Question' More Will Die Sans 'Stop, Frisk'

Meanwhile, Trayvon lawyer calls policy 'slippery slope'

(Newser) - Ray Kelly isn't soft-pedaling the effects if the NYPD's "stop and frisk" policy ends: "No question about it, violent crime will go up," he said today when asked if more people would die without it, Politico reports. "The stark reality is that violence is... More »

NYPD Chief Defends All the Racial Profiling He's Not Doing

Ray Kelly boasts of department's success

(Newser) - Ray Kelly has heard all the grumbles about the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policy —which almost exclusively ensnares minorities —and its practice of spying on Muslims , and he wants you to know that those claims are sensationalized, and anyway there's nothing wrong with targeting minorities. In... More »

After Bombing, Tsarnaevs Planned to 'Party' in NYC

Ray Kelly says no indication they planned another attack

(Newser) - Once their bloody work in Boston was done, the Tsarnaev brothers planned to go to New York City —but not necessarily to commit more acts of terror, it turns out. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told investigators that their plans involved "something about partying or having a party," New... More »

NYPD's Plan to Catch Drug Thieves: 'Bait Bottles'

GPS bottles will lead cops to stolen prescription medications

(Newser) - How to fight the theft of prescription medications? New York City police have an idea: Stock pharmacies with fake pill bottles outfitted with GPS trackers. These "bait bottles," if stolen, could then help the NYPD zero in on suspects and their stashes of painkillers and other drugs, the... More »

NYPD Stops Precinct's Tweets on Released Felons

Captain was warning people when convicts were back on streets

(Newser) - The NYPD has shut down for now a Brooklyn precinct's Twitter feed that warned residents when local felons had been released from prison, reports DNAInfo . The precinct commander used the feed to post the photos and names of ex-cons who were back on the streets, arguing that it was... More »

NYPD Doubling Gang Unit, Thanks to Facebook Fights

Social media taunts leading to real turf war battles, says chief

(Newser) - The NYPD is doubling the size of its gang unit—not because of an increase in established gangs, but because of growing problems with "looser associations" of teens who engage in real violence after first sparring over Facebook and other social media, the AP reports. These groups "identify... More »

NYPD Confirms: Our Bullets Injured All 9 Bystanders

Six have been treated and released

(Newser) - NYPD chief Ray Kelly confirmed today that all nine bystanders wounded in yesterday's shooting near the Empire State Building were injured by police bullets, reports CNN . The two officers who approached Jeffrey Johnson fired 16 rounds after he pulled his gun on them at point-blank range, and authorities think... More »

Warner Bros. Scraps Paris Dark Knight Premiere

NYPD will increase security at showings

(Newser) - Two quick fallouts from the Dark Knight shooting in Colorado:
  • Warner Bros. has canceled what was supposed to a gala premiere for the movie tonight in Paris, according to the Hollywood Reporter . It also called off interviews with the stars.
  • NYPD chief Ray Kelly, meanwhile, says police will be a
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Sorry, NYPD, You Haven't Stopped 14 Terror Attacks

ProPublica: Mayor, police chief are exaggerating

(Newser) - Since 9/11, the NYPD has stopped 14 terror attacks, right? It must be true because Mayor Bloomberg and police chief Ray Kelly keeping trumpeting the stat, and the media keep circulating it. (Like in this profile .) ProPublica took a look at the NYPD's own list of the 14... More »

Muslims Sue to Stop NYPD Surveillance

'We thought this died with McCarthy era'

(Newser) - A group of New Jersey Muslims and organizations are suing the New York City Police Department over its discriminatory and "unconstitutional" practice of monitoring law-abiding Muslims, they're charging in a federal lawsuit. “The facts are just so compelling, what the NYPD is doing is egregious," said... More »

Etan Patz Suspect Had 'Intimate Details'

Cops long had details only the killer would have known, sources say

(Newser) - Pedro Hernandez may or may not be mentally ill , but cops think his confession to Etan Patz's murder is the real deal, sources tell the New York Post , because he had "intimate details" that only the child's killer could have known. Back in 1979, the sources say,... More »

Video Aids NYPD Manhunt

Surveillance tapes help probe of failed Times Square car bomb

(Newser) - Clues continue to emerge in last night's failed Times Square car bombing , with surveillance video showing a 40-something white man leaving the scene. The owner of the explosives-packed Nissan Pathfinder has been identified but not named publicly, reports the New York Times . "In my judgment, it would have caused... More »

Car Bomb Scares Times Square, Fails to Explode

Smoking vehicle with crude bomb doesn't detonate

(Newser) - Police found an "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb that began to detonate last night but failed to explode in a smoking sport utility vehicle in Times Square. Thousands of tourists were cleared from the streets for 10 hours while the bomb was dismantled. "We avoided what could have... More »

White House Wants Justice to Consider Moving Terror Trials

Change follows further criticism from NY pols in 9/11 case

(Newser) - In an about-face a day after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined those opposed to trying 9/11 terror suspects in a lower Manhattan court, the White House yesterday asked the Justice Department to consider alternate venues, the New York Times reports. President Obama is said to continue to support Attorney... More »

Big Apple Is Easy Target for Bank Robbers

444 robberies last year due to poor security, says commish

(Newser) - Crime in New York's five boroughs was down again last year, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly isn't happy. That's because bank robberies have gone up by 57% in that same time, which amounts to daily heists in downtown Manhattan. Kelly blames the trend on banks' reluctance to enact security measures... More »

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