Convicts are being exonerated and freed after a cop’s life work was called into question and it turns out he wasn’t playing by the rules. Detective Louis Scarcella worked on some of Brooklyn’s most famous murder cases in the 80s and 90s. Fifty of his convictions are now being reviewed.
Just in time for Halloween is a lawnmower that owners claim causes “spikes” in “paranormal activity.” Best of all? It’s totally free on Craigslist!
Learn why members of the Lucchese crime family have inspired some of the most notable mob characters on film and TV, including “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos.”
July 11, 2011, was the first and last day that little Leiby Kletzky would try all alone to walk the 7 blocks from his day camp at Yeshiva Boyan Tiferes Mordechai Shlomo to his home on 15th Avenue. Leiby had practiced the walk with his parents, yet he got lost. Borough Park is one of Brooklyn’s safest neighborhoods — still, a child disappeared from its streets and lost his life.
There was a lot of yelling on the number 3 train in Brooklyn on Monday, when police responded to reports of a young man who’d allegedly stolen someone’s phone. A woman who allegedly tried to intervene in the man’s arrest also ended up facing charges.
On March 9, NYPD Officer Jovaniel Cordova and Sgt. Mourad Mourad, both in plainclothes, shot and killed 16-year old Kimani Gray outside his best friend’s birthday party in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. His killing has caused outrage in his neighborhood, and an Instagram user has gone as far as to demand the deaths of the two policemen responsible.
It wasn’t a very happy Thanksgiving for Salvatore Perrone. While most Americans enjoyed the day at home feasting with family, Perrone was in a Brooklyn court being arraigned for the murders of three shopkeepers.
It’s been a rough few weeks in New York City: the Killer Nanny, Superstorm Sandy, and now an alleged serial murderer in its midst.
Brooklyn man Thomas Parkin, 51, faces up to 83 years in prison after being convicted of 11 criminal counts including fraud and larceny. After his mother, Irene Pushkin, died, Parkin wrote documents in her name, and even dressed up as her, wearing lipstick and an oxygen tube. In all, Parkin received $44,000 in Social [...]