‘This is about the people who live here, and they lose from this,’ an editor says after his termination. Zach Haberman, who was laid off Monday morning from the New York Daily News, acknowledged shortly after leaving the newsroom that the situation “sucks.” But the real story, he stressed, is “not about any individual.” “This is about this city. This is about this institution,” Haberman, who was the Daily News’ breaking news editor, told POLITICO. “And this is about the people who live here, and they lose from this.” The decimation of the Daily News follows a familiar storyline in a struggling industry, as a national newspaper chain — in this case, Chicago-based Tronc — announces a “restructuring” (aka layoffs) of a paper that’s already been downsized in recent years. Tronc, which just bought the Daily News in September, laid off staffers at its Chicago Tribune in March and recently sold … [Read more...] about Daily News cuts drive fears New York City’s becoming ‘local news desert’
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NEW YORK -- A Queens man faces charges for allegedly stockpiling illegal weapons and fake law enforcement gear inside his Rosedale home, CBS New York reports. Kevin Nugent, 40, was arrested after investigators discovered a .380 Ruger pistol, Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside his home, the Queens district attorney's office said. They also found equipment he could use to impersonate law enforcement, like ballistic vests, handcuffs, two-way radios -- even different business cards falsely identifying him as part of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "Illegal firearms have no place in our communities. This defendant is accused of possessing guns, live ammunition and police gear – that when worn would have convinced most civilians that he was a member of law enforcement. These deadly weapons and other items have been seized to protect anyone from harm and the defendant now faces a … [Read more...] about New York City man accused of stockpiling weapons, drugs, fake police gear
A GRIZZLY new period drama is about to burst onto British Netflix. Here's all you need to know about the hot new crime show The Alienist. What is The Alienist about? The Alienist is a murder mystery series set in 1986 New York City. It follows a Dr Laszlo Kreizler, an early criminal psychologist, as he and a rag tag team of journalists and cops try to catch a serial killer murdering rent boys in the city. The series, which is based on the book of the same name by Caleb Carr, takes its name from the term used for psychologists in the fields early days. The opening title states: "In the 19th century, persons suffering from mental illness were thought to be alienated from their own true natures. Experts who studied them were therefore known as alienists." Who stars in The Alienist Daniel Brühl as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler - A criminal psychologist, or alienist, working in New York City Luke Evans as John Moore - A journalist investigating a string of murders Brian Geraghty as Theodore … [Read more...] about Is The Alienist based on a true story and was Theodore Roosevelt New York Police Comissioner before becoming US President?
A HANDCUFFED Conor McGregor is led from a New York police station after being charged with assault and criminal mischief following his attack on a rival fighter's bus. The MMA superstar turned himself in to cops last night after footage showed him smashing the bus window with a metal trolley during chaotic scenes at a UFC event in New York. The UFC superstar's plane was grounded in New York while police searched for him and he later walked into the police station voluntarily. An NYPD spokesman said this morning: "He (McGregor) has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief." The spokesman added that 25-year-old Cian Cowley, also a mixed martial arts fighter from Dublin, has also been charged with assault. He said both men would appear before a judge sometime today. McGregor, wearing a dark blue top and jeans, was frogmarched from the 78th police precinct by an official before waiting press and MMA fans. What we know so far Conor McGregor throws a … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor led out of police station in handcuffs after bus attack on rival left two injured in New York
By the end of March 1990, New York was reeling from a crack-fuelled cascade of murders. The rate of killings soared and morale plunged. As police in London battled poll tax rioters in Trafalgar Square, a more sinister trend was emerging in the Big Apple. By the end of the year, it had become America’s murder capital. There were 2,245 homicides in the city. Despite having an almost identical population, London had 184 murders that year. Now, after a recent spike in violent crime, London has overtaken New York in murders for the first time in modern history. In February and March, 38 people were killed in London, compared to 35 in New York. There have been 47 murders in London so far this year, 31 of which were stabbings. The city’s murder rate is on course to hit its highest level for more than a decade as New York’s continues to decline. For supercop Bill Bratton, the man credited with starting the revolution in the Big Apple, London is a city that is sick and in … [Read more...] about New York supercop on how London should deal with spike in violent crime