On April 12, 2012, the police were called to the Bay View Houses in Brooklyn, New York. There was a report of a man removing decorative paving stones from the project. When the police arrived, they observed Mr. Robinson unearthing decorative paving stones. Mr. Robinson started to run to the building where his mother lived just a hundred yards away. Two police officers chased him on foot while a second set of officers in a police car raced in their vehicle to catch him. Despite ordering him to stop, he continued running. As he turned up the walkway, the car sped alongside and veered into his path. As a result, Mr. Robinson collided with the vehicle with sufficient force to dent the side of the car. Eyewitnesses report that the suspect flew up in the air and came down. He was taken away from the scene by ambulance and succumbed to his injuries on April 18, 2012.
A 30-year-old worker was killed in a construction crane accident in Manhattan, during which a crane collapsed. Another worker was hospitalized for a leg injury, and three were treated for minor injuries, including shortness of breath.
During a recent Occupy Wall Street protest march in New York City, 10 protesters were arrested for a variety of alleged infractions. The four-hour demonstration was labeled as a protest against police brutality in New York, with the arrests occurring as the protesters wound their way through the streets of Manhattan - from the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Zuccotti Park, to Union Square Park.
A 48-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night after a head-on accident involving a motorcycle and a semi-truck. The accident occurred on Route 20 in Hamburg, New York.