Last year there were 685,724 stop-and-frisk encounters by the NYPD, the highest total in 10 years. This year, during the first three months of 2012, officers have stopped people on the streets more than 200,000 times, putting the stops on course to break last year's record.
An investigation of a New York bus crash in March, 2011 has revealed some very unsavory information. The driver in the ill-fated bus trip that left 15 people dead had a long history of license suspensions and firings from jobs. The information was released by the National Transportation Safety Board in preparation for hearing in June.
A Queens Supreme Court justice has claimed that he recently was the victim of police brutality. According to the judge, the alleged police brutality occurred while he was witnessing a police arrest in Jackson Heights.
Drivers under the influence are notorious for creating scenes of carnage and destruction. And more often than not, it is an innocent bystander who falls victim. An auto accident apparently caused by a DUI motorist on Memorial Day in Long Island left a home in shambles and the elderly owner shaken.
Just over a week ago, a 21-year-old aspiring New York actress was killed after being hit by a dump truck while crossing the street. The New York crosswalk accident occurred as the young woman, a Hunter College student and actress, was walking east on 14th street around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 - she was going home following her waitressing shift a nearby bar.