According to the local CBS affiliate, “arrest totals in New York City have plunged in the two weeks since the NYPD fired the officer accused of using an illegal chokehold on Eric Garner.” Speculation across the city is that police officers are angry over the firing of Daniel Pantaleo five years after Garner’s death and that they are carrying out a slowdown.
Posts tagged "Weapons Crimes"
According to a news report, New York City police are looking for a pair of men who are believed to have committed a series of hold-ups. Officials say the pair committed or attempted to commit five armed robberies in less than a week.
After someone has been arrested in New York City, one of the first things they discuss with a criminal defense attorney are the sentencing possibilities they face if convicted on the charge. Unfortunately, answers to these types of questions are not always as clear as everyone would like them to be.
A man in the Bronx is facing serious charges after state troopers pulled him over on Oct. 27. The New York man is facing both drug and gun crime accusations, which could lead to fines and jail time. He was scheduled to appear for his first court date during the week of Nov. 4.
A 29-year-old Bronx man has been charged with drug and gun crimes after allegedly selling guns to an undercover police officer. One of those guns was said to be a semi-automatic rifle. The sale of illegal weapons in New York carries with it severe consequences if those accused are found guilty. The accused in this instance is facing 146 counts regarding various crimes. Cops were involved in an investigation for months trying to halt the sale of illegal weapons on New York streets.
Two New York brothers are facing a number of gun-related charges after having been arrested within 24 hours of each other recently. Police say the arrests happened after officers spotted a drug deal taking place in a fast food restaurant parking lot. Each man was allegedly in the illegal possession of a weapon when arrested.
Some law enforcement officials refer to part of Interstate 95 that runs between New York and some southern states as an Iron Pipeline. It gets this name because gun sellers supposedly use the highway to transport weapons from the South to sell in New York City and other northern cities. Many southern states have weaker gun laws that make the weapons accessible and profitable for unlicensed sellers, according to Richard A. Brown, the Queens District Attorney. Two men were recently arrested for the sale of illegal weapons as part of an investigation of the Iron Pipeline.
If you feel unsafe walking the streets of Queens unprotected, having a tool like pepper spray at your disposal may grant you a needed sense of security. It is portable, easily accessible and simple to use. Yet is it dangerous? Pepper spray works by irritating the skin, eyes, mouth and throat of a would-be assailant. Yet while its exposure is not known to have lasting effects, the debilitating potential it presents requires that it be used responsibly. Thus, the state of New York has enacted laws regulating its use.
Facing weapons charges makes you feel the world is against you, especially as a male. Many assume you chose to turn to a weapon and cause harm to others, but you know that's not the case. Charges like these often make the news, making it easy for your reputation to suffer damage and for you to face scrutiny from those around you. Fortunately, you have the right to defend yourself and protect yourself against weapon crime charges.
Despite scientific evidence refuting the reliability of eyewitness testimony, a countless number of convictions have rested largely on it. Recent studies have highlighted just how flawed eyewitness identification can be and the reasons behind the inconsistencies.