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BREAKING: Medical examiner rules Staten Island NYPD choking death a homicide

New York City
The medical examiner has ruled that the chokehold of a police officer on a New York City man last month caused his death. Medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Friday that Eric Garner's July 17 death has been ruled a homicide.
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Both suspects caught in 'despicable' robbery and beating in Midwood

Midwood
The second of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood on Sunday were arrested early Friday morning. The other suspect was apprehended on Thursday. … Full Article

NYPD steps up probe of Bensonhurst anti-Muslim fliers

Bensonhurst
The Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force has stepped up its investigation into the case of the anti-Muslim fliers found in a Bensonhurst apartment complex, according to sources. … Full Article

One apprehended, one at large in vicious Midwood robbery and beating

Midwood
One arrest has been made while another suspect remains at large in the case of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood Sunday. … Full Article

Anti-Islamic fliers discovered in Bensonhurst apartment complex

Bensonhurst
The Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating yet another shocking anti-Muslim incident in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Three Brooklyn tax preparers suspended for not filing THEIR OWN RETURNS

Brooklyn Boro
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the results of an initial crackdown on tax preparers, a service which over seven million New Yorkers use, with the suspension of 40 tax preparers who failed to file their own personal income tax returns for 2011 and 2012. … Full Article

Family seeks federal probe of NYPD custody death

Brooklyn Boro
Family members of a man who died in police custody have met with federal prosecutors in New York City to press for an investigation into the death. … Full Article

Brooklyn funeral held for man who died in NYPD custody

New York City
An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. … Full Article

NYPD custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

New York City
Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street. … Full Article

The NYPD has no idea why two white flags are atop the Brooklyn Bridge

DUMBO
Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge. … Full Article

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