Suspect charged with hate crime in Ozone Park hit-and-run of Sikh man


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Police have arrested a 55-year-old Long Island man and charged him with a hate crime after her allegedly ran another man over last month and dragged him several feet before fleeing.

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Council approves law increasing number of parks where crime is reported


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The City Council unanimously passed an amendment Thursday that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council crime reports for all city parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Currently, crimes are only reported in the city’s 31 largest green spaces. The NYPD would also be required to post this data on the department’s […]

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NYC debuts interactive crime data map


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The City of New York debuted Sunday, December 8 an interactive crime map that will allow the public to search basic data on the seven major felony crimes as defined by the New York State Penal law. The searches are based on address, sip code or police precinct. The map displays crimes at the nearest street intersection or area.

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Pol: Report crime stats for more parks


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Here in the largest city in the country, crimes are only reported in 31 parks. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. wants to fix that problem. Vallone, chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, held a hearing on November 22 in connection with his proposed law that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council […]

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Hate Crimes unit investigating after Bellerose cars tagged with swastikas


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THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

Bellerose residents whose cars were vandalized with graffiti were able to wash off the spray paint — but not the hateful message it left behind. Fourteen cars in the quiet residential area were marked up during an early morning graffiti spree on October 11, police said. Silver-painted swastikas were found on half of the vehicles […]

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Op-Ed: The impact of DNA cold hits on solving crimes


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QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY RICHARD A. BROWN Last week my office announced that a Queens grand jury had indicted Jose Martinez for raping and murdering a 23-year-old Astoria woman in 2009. Martinez was indicted as a result of a DNA cold hit following a 2012 reckless endangerment conviction for which he was required to provide a […]

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Pols and Sikh Cultural Society respond to alleged Sikh hate crime


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Just days after a Sikh professor at Columbia University was brutally attacked, the Sikh community and elected officials gathered in Richmond Hill to speak out against what is being investigated as a hate crime. Dr. Prabhjot Singh was walking through Harlem on Saturday, September 21 when more than a dozen attackers shouted slurs such as […]

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Spike in crime sparks push for park safety


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The city may continue to report decreasing crime rates, but its park safety is up for question. Crime in city parks this spring was 44 percent higher compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data. From April 1 to June 30, 128 crimes were reported in the 31 city parks for which […]

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Police say attack on interracial couple in LIC not a hate crime


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Cops say the attack on an interracial couple in Long Island City this past weekend was not a hate crime. According to a police source, the Hate Crimes Task Force Unit deemed the case unbiased yet the assault is still under investigation by the NYPD. Since the incident, police have arrested Nikolaos Katsos, 28, and […]

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Photos: 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Maggie Hayes, Liam La Guerre, Melissa Chan and Johann Hamilton

The 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime, on Tuesday, August 6, was a success, bringing together cops and the community. With food, fun and games, the evening fostered a sense of partnership and sent a message that people are coming “out against crime.” See more photos from the event here. 102nd Precinct event  104th Precinct event  105th Precinct event  […]

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30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime will take place on Tuesday, August 6, bringing together cops and the community. With food, fun and games, the evening fosters a sense of partnership and sends a message that people are coming “out against crime.” Below is a list of local precincts holding events during National Night […]

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