No candidate has mounted a challenge to incumbent Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, who has collected campaign donations from a broad cross-section of contributors.
Activist Michael Picard, who was arrested outside the Bronx Hall of Justice, says a law criminalizing certain speech within 200 feet of a courthouse violates his constitutional rights.
Inmates at five New York State prisons recently received tablet computers as part of a new program, and will be able to send and receive emails with those outside prison walls starting this month.
Bronx Supreme Court Justice Raymond Bruce ordered Weiner register as a a level 1 sex offender – the lowest designation in the state sex offender registry – during a risk level assessment hearing, records show.
Fabjan Alameti, 21, who records show spent years in the Bronx before moving to Montana last month, was charged Thursday with making false statements regarding domestic and international terrorism, as well as gun and drug possession, officials said.
Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael Laidlaw’s departure was first reported by Bronx Justice News Tuesday, after Torres filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Bronx Supreme Court seeking damages from the city as well as Laidlaw. Laidlaw’s exit from the agency, and the substantiated groping and harassment claims against him, had not previously been made public.
There were 107 documented reports of rape in the Bronx as of March 31 – the last date for which official statistics are available – representing a 27.4 percent increase from the 84 rapes reported during the same period last year, according to NYPD Compstat data. The total represents nearly a quarter of all rapes reported citywide.
Jacqueline Torres, a former special assistant in the DSS human resources department, claims that Michael Laidlaw, formerly the Executive Deputy Commissioner in DSS’ Office of Staff Resources, “committed unwelcome sexual conduct toward her by groping her and frequently and severely harassing her” before DSS fired him as a result.
Latique Johnson, 39, the set’s founder, as well as Brandon Green, 36, and Donnell Murray, 39, were instrumental in the gang’s drug trafficking operations – the Blood Hound Brims sold crack, powder cocaine, and heroin across New York City – as well as acts of gun violence regularly carried out by set members to control Bloods’ territory and intimidate enemy gangs, officials said.
Herminio Robles has cost the City of New York a few dozen dollars in MetroCard swipes. But the criminal justice system has spent tens of thousands of dollars punishing him for it.