A coalition of reform advocates on Thursday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would decriminalize possession of gravity knives—a crime for which hundreds of Bronx residents are arrested each year.
Five months after the de Blasio administration missed a deadline to open a 24-hour bail window in the Bronx courthouse, city corrections officials say they expect to have one up and running this summer.
Erin Hall, 42, of 1950 Andrews Avenue, fatally shot Felix De La Cruz,who challenged Hall with taunts of “do it, do it,” before Hall shot him in the head on April 15, 2015, according to eyewitness testimony at Hall’s trial.
At least one shooter opened fire near 100 Carver Loop around 6:30 p.m., before a suspect fled in a black Nissan, according to police. No arrests had been made as of late Monday.
Montey White, 27, was subdued by officers and arrested on charges that include weapon possession, menacing a police officer, and obstructing governmental administration.
The FBI has refused a request from New York state’s DNA subcommittee to provide detailed information about a software glitch causing problems with the bureau’s CODIS system, spurring criticism from state officials.
Research shows more than 26 percent of Bronx residents experience food insecurity—defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Among them are more than 20 percent of all Bronx children, nearly 17 percent of working adults, and almost 24 percent of seniors, according to federal data.
The 68-year-old female victim, who is in a coma, was not aware of the abuse, authorities said. It was reported by another patient in the room, who saw the man touching and kissing the unconscious woman about 3 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Hospital
One bill would reinstate a free New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision bus program—begun in 1973 but discontinued in 2011—that shuttles families twice a month from New York City, Albany, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, and Syracuse to New York State prisons.
The NYPD Transit Bureau’s three Bronx districts accounted for at least 345 straphanger arrests during the period covered by the data. Citywide, police made 992 arrests for fare evasion, including 142 in which a specific borough was not recorded, the data shows.