John Barnett

Wave of crimes hit Queens with heat wave
Police Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 12:33PM

In a week filled with shootings throughout the city, Queens did not remain bulletproof. Between July 4 and July 7, the borough had four deaths, one man critically wounded and an MTA cop suffering a sight-threatening injury. Councilmember Peter Vallone, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, said this spike in citywide crime comes from several factors. [...]

Stabbed MTA officer John Barnett released from hospital
Stabbed MTA officer John Barnett released from hospital
News Terence M. Cullen 7/06/2012 at 10:28AM

MTA officer John Barnett, who fended off an attacker that stabbed him in the eye, was released from the hospital last night. Despite an injury that could potentially take sight from one of his eyes, Barnett was able to fire four shots into his attacker, who police say assailed the veteran transit cop for no [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/06/2012 at 6:54AM

Stabbed MTA officer leaves hospital, eager to return to the job A wounded Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer was released from the hospital and headed home Thursday, one day after he was stabbed in the eye during a confrontation in Jamaica, Queens. Dozens of MTA and city police officers were on hand to applaud at Jamaica [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/05/2012 at 7:32AM

Fireworks light up the night as New Yorkers celebrate Independence Day  Millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike celebrated the nation’s birthday Wednesday night with the 36th annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show. An estimated 40,000 fireworks lit up the sky over the five boroughs, propelled from two barges on the Hudson River in what [...]