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Wrongly Convicted New York Prisoners Released

By David J. Hernandez |

Questionable investigative strategy and questionable prosecutions during high crime era like the ‘90s have prompted conviction review units across the country to look in to decades-old cases, and release wrongly accused individuals. This movement has resulted in a record 87 exonerations across the country in 2013, and the pace this year could exceed that…. Read More »

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Crime Spikes in New York’s Housing Projects

By David J. Hernandez |

There is a rather frightening trend that many in New York may be completely unaware of. Over the last five years, housing projects in New York City saw major crimes shoot up a staggering 31 percent, whereas the rest of the city saw just a 3.3 percent increase. Those living outside of the housing… Read More »

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Police Monitor Music Videos to Understand Crime

By David J. Hernandez |

Before the rise of the Internet, it could take months if not years for a musician to go from demo cassettes and local gigs to record deals and airtime. However, now anyone can post a video or lyrics on the Internet in a matter of minutes. With a few clicks of the mouse you… Read More »

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Could You be Pulled Over by RoboCop in New York?

By David J. Hernandez |

The day when you are pulled over by a futuristic law enforcement official may be fast approaching. According to Jamie Schram and Daniel Prendergast of the New York Post, the NYPD is hoping to soon be outfitting cops with Google Glass. “We signed up, got a few pairs of the Google glasses, and we’re… Read More »

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Is NY SAFE? One Year Later

By David J. Hernandez |

In 2013, New York state lawmakers passed what is arguably one of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States. The effects are still being felt one year later…perhaps more so than when the law was initially passed. For those that don’t know much about the NY SAFE Act, it: Limited the sale… Read More »

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The “Knockout” Game: A Disturbing Trend

By David J. Hernandez |

Law enforcement officials across the nation are concerned about a disturbing new game that has surfaced known simply as “knockout”. The aim of this game is to knock a stranger out (render him or her unconscious) with a single blow. This game may be driven in part by social media. This game is dangerous… Read More »

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New York Winter “Cabin Fever” Can Cause Domestic Violence Spike

By David J. Hernandez |

Last month, New Yorkers experienced one of the coldest, most dangerous blasts of polar air the region has seen in decades. With these frigid temperatures, more people are staying indoors, relying on the furnace to keep them warm until spring. For some families, however, being cooped up too long together can have a toll…. Read More »

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Hacker Sentenced to Maximum Sentence by Federal Judge in NYC

By David J. Hernandez |

As more and more of our personal information is put online, in “clouds” and on social media, the risk of hackers stealing data becomes increasingly frightening. That’s why a recent article from Mashablecaught my attention. According to the site, an admitted member of Anonymous, an online hacking group, received the maximum sentence from a… Read More »

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