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NYC Cop Killings Recall 1971-72

To 'NYT' writer, weekend shootings make 'it [seem] as though 43 years had not passed'

(Newser) - The murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu may have just happened over the weekend, but for Jim Dwyer, the killings were eerily reminiscent of the early 1970s. Writing for the New York Times , Dwyer describes the Macombs Dam Bridge he used to walk across as a boy,... More »

Murdered NYC Cop Leaves Behind Bride of 3 Months

As more details about shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley trickle out

(Newser) - At opposite ends of Brooklyn, NYPD officers Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32— shot and killed on Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley—are being mourned, the New York Times reports. Neighbors describe Ramos, who joined the NYPD three years ago, as a "wonderful man" who took pride in his... More »

Tire Swing Slams Into Man's Face, Kills Him

Freak accident occurred at NYC park while Aleim Perkins was with his niece

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a fun day at a New York City playground for Aleim Perkins and his 6-year-old niece, Leela. But their together time ended in tragedy Monday afternoon when the 39-year-old pushed an empty tire swing and it came flying back at him, smashing into his face... More »

De Blasio Decries 'Assassination,' Cops Turn Backs

NYPD is irate over mayor's sympathy to protesters in Eric Garner case

(Newser) - A wall of NYPD blue three rows deep stood at attention last night as ambulances bearing the bodies of two of their fallen brethren, gunned down execution-style in their patrol car , made their way past a New York City hospital. And in video picked up by PIX11 , a wall of... More »

2 NYC Cops Shot, Killed in Patrol Car

Suspect flees to subway, commits suicide: authorities

(Newser) - An armed man walked up to two NYPD officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire this afternoon, striking them both before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. Both officers were killed, the New York Times reports via police sources. The shooting took place... More »

Garner Protests Spread Across Country

Thousands on NYC streets for 2nd night

(Newser) - Thousands of people were out on the streets of New York City last night protesting the Eric Garner decision for a second night, and demonstrations also took place in cities across the country, some targeting Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies. Thousands marched in Boston and hundreds of people staged "die-ins" in... More »

Eric Garner's Widow: 'Are You Serious?'

NYPD cop says he meant no harm in statement after grand jury decision

(Newser) - The widow of the man who died during an arrest by the NYPD can't believe that an officer seen using a chokehold on Eric Garner was not indicted today. “Oh my God, are you serious?” Esaw Garner tells the Daily News . “I’m very disappointed. You can... More »

NYPD's New Goal: Clean Up Cops' Foul Mouths

'It's not that hard' to train out the curse words: deputy commissioner

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has a new deputy commissioner, and he's already on a mission. Michael Julian intends to cut down cursing among New York's cops, the New York Post reports. One reason for that: 30% of complaints against cops "involve a curse word," Julian... More »

Date With Teen Twins Goes Very Badly for Man, 84

Paul Aronson ended up tied to coffee table for 20 hours

(Newser) - An Oct. 1 date with 17-year-old twin sisters he met online wasn't quite the dream encounter Paul Aronson may have had in mind—unless the 84-year-old's fantasies involved being tied to a coffee table and having his wallet cleaned out. Prosecutors say that after dining with the teens,... More »

Ferguson Protesters Halted at Macy's Parade

Several arrested upon trying to enter parade's path

(Newser) - As New York celebrated at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade today, protesters over events in Ferguson, Mo. , gathered at the scene—but it seems they didn't make much headway, nor did they make it into NBC's telecast, Mashable reports. Several chanting protesters were reportedly arrested when they tried... More »

Sources: NYC Banker May Have Slashed Own Throat

Knife was found under Shawn Miller's body, suicide now suspected

(Newser) - A prominent banker found dead in his bathtub with his throat slashed ear-to-ear may have taken his own life, according to police sources. Shawn Miller, Citigroup's managing director of environmental services, was initially thought to have been the victim of foul play, but a knife was found under his... More »

Cautious NYC Tested Dead Body for Ebola

Woman who died of apparent heart attack found not to have the virus

(Newser) - A cautious New York City tested the body of a woman who died at a hair salon in Brooklyn yesterday for Ebola, though the unidentified woman hadn't exhibited any symptoms of the virus and died of an apparent heart attack. WABC-TV reports those results came back negative. The woman,... More »

Ladies, Meet the Lumbersexual

He's the answer to the metrosexual and the latest thing in men's fashion

(Newser) - He's unshaven, a little dirty, and dresses like a woodsman. No, he's not a slob, he's … sexy? This guy—think Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor, Nick Offerman, or Chuck Norris—is a lumbersexual, apparently. And just what is that? He's the opposite of the... More »

13 Years Later, World Trade Center Is Open Again

Condé Nast starts moving into America's tallest building today

(Newser) - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business, marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Condé Nast will today start moving into One World Trade Center (aka the Freedom Tower), the 104-story, $3.9 billion... More »

Woman in NYC Gets 108 Catcalls in 10 Hours

Video captures relentless comments

(Newser) - Video of a woman who walks around New York City for 10 hours makes one thing very clear: It can be "exhausting" to be a woman, observes Jessica Roy at New York mag. How else to describe what's it's like to listen to the relentless stream of... More »

NYC Puts Bronx Boy, 5, Under Ebola Watch

Child under observation at Bellevue Hospital, family quarantined

(Newser) - Ebola may have infected another New Yorker—a 5-year-old Bronx boy who returned from Guinea with his family on Saturday, ABC reports. The boy is currently under observation at Bellevue Hospital, but hasn't been diagnosed with Ebola and isn't under quarantine, officials say. The boy has been in... More »

NYC Isolates Ebola Doctor's Fiancee, Friends

Case poses huge challenge for city

(Newser) - America's biggest city is facing an enormous challenge: how to track down people who came into contact with an Ebola-infected doctor who traveled on three subway lines, jogged for miles, and even went bowling the day before he reported symptoms. Epidemiologists in New York City are using information from... More »

Hatchet-Wielding Man Wounds 2 NYC Cops

Attack being probed for terror links

(Newser) - A hatchet-wielding man attacked four rookie cops on a New York City street yesterday, and investigators are trying to determine whether attacker Zale Thompson was obeying calls from radical leaders to attack soldiers and police officers. The 32-year-old man attacked the officers as they posed for a photo, striking one... More »

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Craig Spencer reportedly was out bowling before falling ill

(Newser) - New York City has its first Ebola case: A doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for the disease, reports the New York Times . Craig Spencer, who had been working in Guinea with the group Doctors Without Borders, is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. City health... More »

Cops: NYC Man Killed Girl, 3, for Potty Accident

Investigators say he beat stepdaughter for soiling pants

(Newser) - A New York City man accused of killing his 3-year-old stepdaughter for soiling her pants was arrested after his own horrified mother turned him in, sources say. Kelsey Smith is believed to have flown into a rage and savagely beaten Jeida Torres on Saturday, police sources tell the New York ... More »

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