NYPD Cops Fatally Shot a Bipolar Black Man, Claimed They Thought He Was Armed With a Gun

On Wednesday afternoon—in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn—New York Police Department officers fatally shot a black man who was holding a metal pipe with a knob on it, an object reminiscent of a shower head. The New York Times reported that the police in question claimed they thought the man was holding a…

NYPD Reportedly Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein, Just Waiting on District Attorney's Support 

It looks as if the long overdue interruption of Harvey Weinstein’s rehab vacation might actually arrive sometime soon. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that the New York Police Department is ready and willing to arrest Weinstein for felony sexual assault. That’s according to an unnamed police official, who told…

Multiple People Dead After Driver Hits Pedestrians in New York City, Reports of Shots Fired [Updating]

The New York Times is reporting that as many as eight people may have been killed and 11 injured after a man drove a pickup truck through a bike lane and crashed into a Stuyvesant High School bus in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officials told the Times that the man was shot by police after he…

NYPD Captain Pretty Sure Only 'Total Abomination Rapes' Count, Too Bad About Those Other Rapes 

In a sequence of very strange comments regarding a recent uptick in sex crimes in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, an NYPD official took it upon himself to parse which rapes are the kind of rapes that are really worth worrying about, appearing to conclude that most are no biggie, because they aren’t “true stranger…